Facebook is using us. It is actively giving away our information. It is creating an echo chamber in the name of connection. It surfaces the divisive and destroys the real reason we began using social

Parenting Hero helps parents figure out how to talk to their kids

Parenting Hero is an app created on the premise no matter how many parenting books you read, a lot of that knowledge vacates your brain when faced with an indignant child on the verge of a meltdown. T

Let’s meet in Warsaw in July

Just in time for Disrupt SF I’d like to invite you all to a micro meet-up in Warsaw on July 4. We’ll be holding it at Campus Warsaw, 33C Ząbkowska, 03-736 Warszawa, Poland. The fun starts

Let’s meet in Wroclaw next week

Just a reminder that after Disrupt in London I’ll be heading over to Wroclaw, Poland for a double dose of meet-up fun. The meetups coincided with a few events in Wroclaw and you’re welcome to co

Let’s meet in Wroclaw next week

After Disrupt in London I’ll be heading over to Wroclaw, Poland for a double dose of meet-up fun. The meetups coincided with a few events in Wroclaw and you’re welcome to come to one or bo

The Smogathon hackathon aims to stop a smoky menace

If you’ve ever visited Krakow, Poland, you’ll be familiar with the smog. Born of air pollution and fog, the smog regularly shuts down the local airport and casts a pall over this beautiful

Warsaw’s ReaktorX aims to help busy people start businesses

While some entrepreneurs are independently wealthy and have no need for a day job, most of them aren’t. That’s why Marta Diana Koziarska and Borys Musielak created ReaktorX, an accelerator

Naspers sells Polish eBay rival Allegro to Permira consortium for $3.3B

Earlier this year, it was reported that Naspers, the media and internet holding company, was planning to sell off Allegro, its online auction business based in Poland, and today the deal finally came

Poland builds a solar-powered bike path that glows a ghostly blue

Poland can do some cool stuff. To wit: this cool bike path in a town called Pruszków. The path is made of a light-emitting material that charges in the sun and can glow for up to 10 hours in the dark

Polish 3D printer company Zortrax lied about contract with Dell

Two years ago when the international 3D printing industry was still a much-contended space a small Polish company called Zortrax made waves – and raised capital – on the news that it had s

Man behind web’s biggest illegal film site arrested following (legal) iTunes purchase

Here's a dose of irony for you this fine day: the internet just lost its most prolific source of illegal movies after its founder was nabbed after buying something legally, on iTunes.

Let’s meet in Warsaw and Krakow next week

It’s that time again: EuroBiggs arrives in Poland and would like to enjoy a Lech with you all. I’ll be in Poland for a week and would love to meet up in Warsaw on the 13th and in Krakow on

LOT Polish Airlines Now Accepting Bitcoin

I'm not a big fan of the "X accepts bitcoin" type of post but this one is near and dear to my heart - and actually interesting. LOT Polish airlines, the official Polish air carrier, is now accepting b

Only Two Weeks Left Before Our TC Polish Meetup Tour

Oj, śpieszmy, oj, śpieszmy, chłopaki na lewo! I will be rolling down Poland holding three exciting meetups in three exciting cities and I want to see you there. We are running the meetups from the

Polish Startup Filmaster Sells To Samba TV For €1 Million

Filmaster, a movie recommendation engine built by a team in Warsaw, Poland, has sold to Samba TV for a little over €1 million. Filmaster was funded by HackFwd and HardGamma Ventures although the fou

Let’s Meet In Gdynia, Warsaw, And Krakow

As is my wont, I like to spend the warm summer months in Central Europe, far from sandy beaches, palm trees and piña coladas. Instead, I prefer Zywiec, the Baltic and conifers. Therefore I invite you

Join Me In Wroclaw And Krakow Next Week

As you prepare for your flight to London for TC Disrupt I will encourage you – nay, implore you – to join me in Wroclaw and Krakow before and after the main event in the UK. I will be spea

Announcing The Winner Of KrakowCrunch: Fashionote

Deep in the heart of Krakow, in a billiards hall called The Stage, nine amazing startups appeared before over 150 amazing members of the Polish startup community. They pitched, the parried questions,

Kraams, A New Sales App For iPad, Appeals To Small-Scale Businesses

A new iPad app called <a target="_blank" href="http://kraams.com/">Kraams</a> is hoping to become the sales platform of choice for small businesses reliant on face-to-face pitches with clients. The po

Central European Investor MCI Takes Minority Stake In Polish Clothing E-Tailer Answear

Every market needs its own e-tailers and Poland is no exception. One of the major players in Central Europe is <a target="_blank" href="http://answear.com">Answear.com</a>, a Polish fashion e-tailer l
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