• TechCrunch Meetup In Dubai Uncovers A Vibrant Startup Hub For The Middle East

    TechCrunch Meetup In Dubai Uncovers A Vibrant Startup Hub For The Middle East

    When I was invited to speak at the Step conference in Dubai (a new-ish startup conference which brings in international speakers), I figured I would use the opportunity to get a taster of the kinds of startups that were being built out of the city by holding a TechCrunch Meetup. While Dubai — under the watchful gaze of its royal rulers of course — positioned itself an early… Read More

  • Ain’t No Joke As War Between HP, Ex-Autonomy Execs Enters Lawsuit Phase

    Ain’t No Joke As War Between HP, Ex-Autonomy Execs Enters Lawsuit Phase

    It may be April Fool’s Day, but I’m sure former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch and HP execs aren’t laughing. HP filed suit in London this week against Lynch and former Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussain over alleged accounting improprieties to the tune of $5.1B. Lynch and company’s response? Counter-sue, as a war that’s been going on for almost four years, continues… Read More

  • Rittenhouse Raises Over 550 To Bring Advanced Rights Management To The Automatic CRM Cloud

    Rittenhouse Raises Over 550 To Bring Advanced Rights Management To The Automatic CRM Cloud

    Rittenhouse, a joint venture between Jordan Ventures and Chrysomalinia, raised Series A funding to the tune of 550 in order to bring virtual VR-based interactivity to the Cranston Advanced CRM through immediate gratification and gamification. Rittenhouse CEO Paul Littleton explained that his company was now the largest supplier of post-CRM rapid innovation systems in the West and he expects… Read More

  • UberBlox Is Metal Building Block Kits For Makers

    UberBlox Is Metal Building Block Kits For Makers

    UberBlox is a modular construction system consisting of discrete, standardized parts for making reusable metal skeletons to house your hardware project. So basically metal Lego for makers. Read More

  • Charity Donation App Tinbox Wants Brands To Fund Free Giving

    Charity Donation App Tinbox Wants Brands To Fund Free Giving

    Paris based startup Tinbox, which was founded in January last year by a couple of friends at Warwick University in the U.K., is aiming to make a business out of letting people donate freely to charities of their choice via a mobile app. Read More

  • Signal Media Gets $1.8M For Its NLP Market Intelligence Platform

    Signal Media Gets $1.8M For Its NLP Market Intelligence Platform

    Sorting the signal from the noise is an increasingly tedious task for anyone spending time online. London-based startup Signal is using that as an opportunity to build a business out of automating real-time information gathering and filtering so its customers don’t have to. Read More

  • Meet The Smartest Emoji In The Chat Room

    Meet The Smartest Emoji In The Chat Room

    The hotly contested digital sticker space has a new face in it today: Sm@rt Stickrs is a startup that’s aiming to elbow its way into your messaging affections with a new type of emoji that gets smarter the more you use it. Read More

  • Partech Doubles Down On Seed With New $65 Million Seed Fund

    Partech Doubles Down On Seed With New $65 Million Seed Fund

    It feels like Partech Ventures announced its first seed fund (Partech Entrepreneur I) just yesterday — the Paris-based venture capital firm is already announcing a new $65 million (€60 million) seed fund called Partech Entrepreneur II. “This is the biggest dedicated seed fund in Europe focused on digital startups,” Partech General Partner Romain Lavault told me. “We… Read More

  • Alibaba Rival JD.com Launches Crowdfunding Site For Startups

    Alibaba Rival JD.com Launches Crowdfunding Site For Startups

    China’s largest e-commerce companies are eager to leverage their millions of users and hoards of data for new projects. For example, Alibaba’s other businesses include healthcare management, financial services, and cloud data. Now JD.com, its smaller but still formidable rival, is branching out into crowdfunding for startups. Read More

  • Technology Is The Path To Turkey’s Future

    Technology Is The Path To Turkey’s Future

    While most tech followers might not know it yet, there’s a new country emerging as a leader in technology. Turkey’s rapid economic growth, even in theface of the global economic downturn, has made it a model for dozens of countries across the world looking to develop everything from a robust banking system to health care reform. While this growth was impressive, it has set up… Read More

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