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GameAnalytics Scores $5.5M Series A, Hires Ex-Aol European MD As CEO

GameAnalytics, a free analytics platform for games developers, has leveled-up its funding. The Copenhagen-headquartered startup, which also has a sales office in London and a development hub in Berlin, has closed a $5.5 million Series A round.<p>The new funding comes from previous backers — Sunstone …

Salesforce to Buy ExactTarget for $2.5 Billion

Salesforce is about to make its biggest acquisition to date.<p>The enterprise cloud computing company announced Tuesday that it will buy ExactTarget, a …

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The Fairphone, World’s First Ethically Sourced Smartphone, Opens Pre-Sales To General Public

Netherlands-based hardware initiative Fairphone began around three years ago as a project designed to highlight the use of conflict minerals in the construction of consumer electronics, and then evolved three years later into a full-fledged hardware startup, with the aim of turning its knowledge …

Steve Jobs Emails Show How to Win a Hard-Nosed Negotiation

The U.S. government’s price-fixing lawsuit against Apple goes to trial next month in New York. Ahead of its court date, the U.S. released emails that …

YouTube launches pay-to-watch subscription channels

<b>YouTube has launched a trial scheme for paid channels on its website.</b><p>Under the pilot programme, a small number of content makers will offer the channels for subscriptions starting at $0.99 (£0.64) a month.<p>Each channel will offer a free 14-day trial and many will have discounted annual …

How To Go From $0 To $1,000,000 In Two Years

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest books are I Was Blind But Now I See and 40 Alternatives to College. Please follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how this was the year you had to quit your …

A List Of The Best Annual Tech Startup Events In Europe In 2013

Back in July, we made an attempt at listing the best annual tech startup events in Europe, with some included from the Middle East and Africa. It was a ‘first attempt’ and as you can see, it’s a complex patchwork of events. But in general we tried to focus on the biggest events (not weekly or …

Europe Enterprise-App Market Is Poised for Take-Off, Report Says

Europe’s enterprise-app market is poised for explosive growth and could be valued at more than $4 billion by 2018, according to a report.<p>The research by the Centre for Economics and Business Research shows the European enterprise cloud app market is set to generate £2.7 billion ($4.2 billion) in …

European M-Payments Startup SumUp Partners With Revel Systems, An iPad POS Provider, For Its Push Into Europe

SumUp, one of the many European mobile card reader startups targeting small businesses — and taking advantage of Square’s continued absence to acquire users and build out a business — has taken another step designed to expand its reach by announcing a partnership with Revel Systems, a maker of iPad …

Barcelona Ignites As 3scale And Marfeel Secure Significant Venture Rounds

We’ve been saying for a few months now that Barcelona is shaping up to be an emerging new technology hub in Europe. The ingredients are there: great universities, a young population, affordable living costs and literally a great location and climate. With seed funding on the doorstep in nearby hubs …

Volkswagen Unveils ‘iPhone Car’

The car costs 40 times more than the phone, but the iPhone integration is the big selling point on Volkswagen AG's new iBeetle, launched at the Shanghai Motor Show.<p>Apple Inc. and Volkswagen have done a deal to pair their iconic products: the Beetle car and the iPhone. It's the car that is hoping to …

Payment Platform Startup ZooZ Raises $2M Series A To Add Product Functionality & Build Global Presence

ZooZ, a consumer-driven payment platform startup, announced today that it has closed a Series A funding round for $2 million. The investment round was led by XSeed Capital, and includes ZooZ’s existing investors lool ventures and Rhodium, both of which also contributed to ZooZ’s seed round.<p>In a …

Eventbrite Raises $60M Round Led By Tiger Global Management

Event registration and ticketing service Eventbrite announced earlier today that it has raised $60 million in new funding.<p>The round was led by Tiger Global Management, which previously led Eventbrite’s $50 million Series E. New investor T. Rowe Price also participated. In the funding press release, …

Startupbootcamp’s Global Tour Hits Amsterdam

It’s all happening in Amsterdam this week. In addition to our conference on Thursday and Friday, and the Europioneers ceremony on Wednesday, others have scheduled events in the city too. European accelerator Startupbootcamp is currently on a world tour to meet startups and see them pitch. On …

Enterprise Big Data Platform Cloudera Opens EMEA HQ In East London’s Tech City

+1 more for East London’s Tech City cluster: big data company Cloudera has announced the opening of its EMEA HQ on Rivington Street, Shoreditch. In late 2010, the U.K. coalition government created the Tech City label to slap on an existing, organic startup hub — promising equity finance for …

Credit Scorer Kreditech Raises ‘Around $3.5M’ From Samwers And Others

Last month Oliver and Marc Samwer — founders of the Rocket Internet startup incubator — launched Global Founders Capital, a new €150 million ($194 million) fund aimed at any and all startups worldwide. This month one of the first startups to benefit from that will be credit scoring startup …

GoCardless Helps SMEs Accept Direct Debit Payments Online

GoCardless is launching a new tool today to help small and medium-sized businesses accept direct debit payments online.<p>Large companies have had access to this for years, but many smaller firms are still stuck sending out invoices, waiting for cheques or long-winded bank transfers from numerous …

Germany fines Google a tiny $190,000 over its Street View Wi-Fi snooping ‘mistake’

If regulators really want to deter Google from doing naughty things, they can start by fining the company more money.<p>Germany is fining Google $189,230 (145,000 euros) over the company’s public Wi-Fi data snooping, the news of which emerged in 2010.<p>Google, which called the snooping a mistake before …

Formisimo: Like Google Analytics, Just for Website Forms

You can get a lot of information from the way visitors to your website interact with forms. If they’re abandoning the form half way through, maybe you’re missing out on a sale due to needlessly complicated questions, or maybe users on a mobile device find it difficult to fill in?<p>Google Analytics …

Supercell Confirms $130M Funding and $770M Valuation

Finnish game-maker Supercell has confirmed that it raised a $130 million in secondary funding, led by Index Ventures, back in February. The deal values the 100-man startup at $770 million, and is a remarkable feat considering that it has just two games on Apple’s iOS platform.<p>News of a large round …

The Football App Scores $13m Series A Round

Motain, the company behind The Football App, a popular service that brings all manner of information to football (soccer) fans, has announced a big signing of its own, after landing a €10 million ($13 million) Series A round. The investment is led by Earlybird Venture Capital.<p>The Berlin-based …

PC shipments in EMEA fell to 21.8m in Q1 2013, down 20.2%

The number of PCs shipped in Europe, the Middle East and Africa decreased by 20.2 percent in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period the year before, according to new data published by IDC today.<p>Total shipments dropped to 21.8 million over the three-month period, made up of 8.3 …

Payleven Now Lets Anyone Receive Money via its Mobile Payment Service

Payleven, the Rocket Internet-backed mobile payment startup, has moved beyond catering for business users and opened its service up to individual members of the public.<p>The change to allow anyone to receive payment via the service has initially gone live in the UK, and it will “shortly” roll out in …

Behavioral Finance Explains Bubbles

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Adam Nash is the chief operating officer of</i> <i>Wealthfront</i><i>, a SEC-registered, software-based financial advisor located in Palo Alto. He was formerly executive-in-residence with Greylock Partners and VP of product management at LinkedIn. Follow him on his blog and on Twitter at</i></i> …