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  • Yahoo Quietly Acquired Germany’s Media Group One For $23M In Q1

    Yahoo Quietly Acquired Germany’s Media Group One For $23M In Q1

    Yahoo’s well-worn acquisition trail to bring tech and talent back into the Internet company has been one of the more notable hallmarks of life under CEO Marissa Mayer. And while M&A appears to have slowed down significantly in 2015, it’s not stopped altogether: Yahoo quietly made an acquisition in Europe earlier this year to build out its advertising business in the region… Read More

  • Amazon Opens Huge Photo Studio In London To Feed Its Fashion Ambition

    Amazon Opens Huge Photo Studio In London To Feed Its Fashion Ambition

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos once famously said that in order to be a $200 billion company, Amazon had to learn how to sell clothes and food. And while the company has been steadily growing the latter business with initiatives like Amazon Fresh, today it took a step down the catwalk to build up the former. Amazon has opened up a new photography studio in Shoreditch, London — a 46,000… Read More

  • Japan’s Nikkei Buys The Financial Times Group From Pearson For $1.3B

    Japan’s Nikkei Buys The Financial Times Group From Pearson For $1.3B

    Some more M&A afoot in the media industry. Pearson has sold the Financial Times Group to Japan’s Nikkei Inc for £844 million ($1.3 billion) in cash. The news comes after a morning of fervent speculation that the Financial Times was on the block, with some speculating that Axel Springer would be the buyer. In addition to the iconic pink newspaper, the group includes the FT.com… Read More

  • Your Future Music Playlist Could Know How You Feel

    Your Future Music Playlist Could Know How You Feel

    Researchers at the University of Cambridge have linked musical taste to thinking style, with possible implications for how future algorithms might better tailor music recommendations. Not to mention the flip side: how music streaming services could psychologically classify their users, based on what they like to listen to. Read More

  • Euro SaaS Startups Would Be Idiots Not To Know Notion After New $150M Fund

    Euro SaaS Startups Would Be Idiots Not To Know Notion After New $150M Fund

    The scale of the opportunity in cloud computing and SaaS was underlined today with the news that Notion Capital has closed its third fund with a first round of $120 million, with a final close of $150 million expected. Funds under management will therefore be over $300 million. Partners and brothers Ben and Jos White formed Notion in 2008 after selling MessageLabs to Symantec for $700 million… Read More

  • Rocket’s Oliver Samwer And Citymapper’s Azmat Yusuf Join Disrupt London

    Rocket’s Oliver Samwer And Citymapper’s Azmat Yusuf Join Disrupt London

    We’re delighted today to announce the next round of speakers for our TechCrunch Disrupt London conference on December 7-8, 2015. The conference will feature an outstanding slate of global startups, influential speakers, guests and more. Oliver Samwer, Co-founder – Rocket Internet
    Oliver Samwer is one of the most successful Internet entrepreneurs ever, having built and exited… Read More

  • Adblock Plus Talks Content-Blocking And The Tricky Shift To Mobile

    Adblock Plus Talks Content-Blocking And The Tricky Shift To Mobile

    Adblock Plus has built a business out of helping web users ditch overly annoying ads and other unwanted digital content on the desktop by taking money from companies willing to conform to its “acceptable ads” manifesto in order to be whitelisted and have their marketing let through the gate. Downloads of its desktop extensions remain at a “steady clip” of millions per… Read More

  • Stream It Like Beckham: Global Star Backs Periscope/Meerkat Rival MyEye

    Stream It Like Beckham: Global Star Backs Periscope/Meerkat Rival MyEye

    Since live streaming from mobile phones came roaring back in the era of social media, major celebrities have been courted by platforms like Meerkat and Periscope for their crowd pulling power. Now another one of those stars is putting his money where his mouth is. David Beckham, the well known athlete and megabrand, has become a founding investor in a new British startup which plans to take… Read More

  • Tinder-Esque Clothes Shopping App Mallzee Swipes Another £2.5M Funding

    Tinder-Esque Clothes Shopping App Mallzee Swipes Another £2.5M Funding

    Personalised shopping app and U.K. startup Mallzee has raised new funding. The so-called ‘Tinder of fashion’ — in reference to its Tinder-esque UI that invites you to swipe right if you like and swipe left if you don’t as you shop for clothes through its mobile app — has swiped £2.5 million in additional investment. Read More

  • Mirakl Closes $20M Series B From VCs That Love Online Marketplaces

    Mirakl Closes $20M Series B From VCs That Love Online Marketplaces

    Who says France can’t produce startups? Online marketplace startup Mirakl has just closed a $20m Series B round of funding led by 83North with participation from new fund Felix Capital, and Dave Strohm, Partner at Greylock and a founding investor and advisor to 83North. The cash will be used to take its platform to more B2C and B2B retailers globally. Why? Well, Mirakl claims it… Read More

  • Byline Wants To Crowdfund Media Pluralism

    Byline Wants To Crowdfund Media Pluralism

    “Journalism is clearly in big trouble. The business of the news media. And we think we have a model that has potential and could really help certain forms of journalism — niche topics, local journalism, investigative journalism, impassioned campaign-type journalism, war reporting perhaps even,” says Tudor, laying out the Byline pitch, after I ask whether it’s building… Read More

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