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  • Google Super Successful At Spinning Europe’s Right To Be Forgotten Ruling As Farce

    Google Super Successful At Spinning Europe’s Right To Be Forgotten Ruling As Farce

    Blink and you’ll still see it. Google’s strategy to spin the European Court of Justice’s right to be forgotten ruling as ‘unworkable’ is in full swing. Google started de-indexing links at the end of last month, to comply with European law. But this week it’s clear the advertising giant is outsourcing a public campaign of ‘censorship outrage’ to… Read More

  • Meet The Winner Of PragueCrunch III: Cloudfender

    Meet The Winner Of PragueCrunch III: Cloudfender

    This man is very happy. He’s Tomas Soukup, one of the contestants in last night’s PragueCrunch pitch-off and a proud drinker of fine Czech beer. He is just one of the cool people we met in Prague last night. The pitch-off, judged by Yao Huang of the Hatchery, our own Natasha Lomas, and Andrej Kiska of Credo Ventures, also made this man very happy. We listened to eight startup… Read More

  • A Drone Over PragueCrunch

    A Drone Over PragueCrunch

    When I held the first PragueCrunch in 2008 I didn’t expect much. I loved the city but I wasn’t sure what sort of start-up ecosystem it had. But, in those strange days when live streaming was still a clever trick (don’t try finding those streams. Technology changed so fast that they essentially evaporated) and money was contracting, I found everything about the Czech… Read More

  • Online Reputation Startup Traity Raises $4.7M

    Online Reputation Startup Traity Raises $4.7M

    Traity, an alumni of Europe’s Seedcamp and Silicon Valley’s 500 Startups, has big ambitions. It wants to become the standard for online reputation, an opportunity surely missed by eBay’s reluctance to make its reputation scores transportable back in the Dot Com days. Read More

  • Can Content Pay Its Way Through Social Shares And Tailored Email Newsletters?

    Can Content Pay Its Way Through Social Shares And Tailored Email Newsletters?

    Publications like The Times of London, the FT and the New York Times have been hammering away at paywall-based business models that let them make money not just from traffic-based advertising but getting users to pay for the content they read, while newspapers like The Guardian have eschewed the idea on their website but opted for apps where payments are in place. While the basic… Read More

  • Citizenme’s iOS App Performs A Personality Test On Your Social Data

    Citizenme’s iOS App Performs A Personality Test On Your Social Data

    Data privacy and “owning your own data” online is a rather hard concept to get across to the average person. But increasingly it’s a fundamental part of our existence online. One or two startups have tried to crack this idea. Datacoup in New York has a data-exchange platform for consumers to aggregate and sell their own anonymous personal data for instance. Now Citizenme… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt Europe Tour: London, Prague, Berlin & More

    TechCrunch Disrupt Europe Tour: London, Prague, Berlin & More

    You’re a startup, planning to launch in September/October or November? Listen carefully. There are a few things you need to know. You need to know we have extended the deadline to submit applications for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Europe until Sunday, July 6th. Both Europe and non-Europe based teams are eligible to apply. You can apply for Battlefield right here, plus if you… Read More

  • Left-Field ISPs File Hopeless Legal Complaint Against UK Spy Agency GCHQ

    Left-Field ISPs File Hopeless Legal Complaint Against UK Spy Agency GCHQ

    In a move that feels a bit like turkeys complaining to Christmas, a consortium of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), in conjunction with Privacy International, have filed a legal complaint with the UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal, a judicial body that claims to be independent from the British Government, over how the UK spy agency GCHQ reportedly operates. Read More

  • Hire Someone Already! Google Ventures Mulls Its European Moves

    Hire Someone Already! Google Ventures Mulls Its European Moves

    As the cream of Europe’s entrepreneurs filed into the beautifully lit room at a European tech conference late in 2012, picking up their champagne as they went, a VC leaned over to Welsey Chan of Google Ventures and asked: “Why on earth are you guys sponsoring these drinks? You don’t have any investments in Europe, do you?”. Turning to his interrogator, Chan replied… Read More

  • UK Data Protection Watchdog Probes Legality Of Facebook’s Emotion Study

    UK Data Protection Watchdog Probes Legality Of Facebook’s Emotion Study

    Facebook’s attempt to learn whether the type of content users of its service are exposed to affects their mood or not has landed it into plentiful hot water this week. The latest development in the unfortunate saga is the UK’s data protection watchdog, the ICO, is investigating whether any laws were broken by the tech giant. Read More