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June 15-17, 2015: The Europas Awards and Conference, Plus PathFounders

theeuropas.com — The Europas, the European Tech Startup Awards & Invitation-Only Conference will be held on June 16, 2015, in London. It will be accompanied by a parallel track called, PathFounders, the exclusive event for early stage founders, raising either Seed capital or Pre-Series A or just Post Series A.

Social Influence Startup PeerIndex Acquired By Brandwatch in Cash/Shares Deal

techcrunch.com — After raising $22 million in May this year, UK-based social media monitoring startup Brandwatch has clearly been hunting around for arrows to add to its quiver. Its gaze has alighted on another UK startup, PeerIndex: Brandwatch has bought PeerIndex, a specialist in social influencer mapping, in what is its first acquisition.

Snap Fashion Extends Its Visual Search Engine App Into Men’s Clothes

techcrunch.com — London fashion startup Snap Fashion has extended its discovery platform into a visual search engine for men's clothes, as well as women's. The fashion app is available on Google Play and Apple iTunes. Snap's visual algorithms were invented and coded by 27-year-old founder Jenny Griffiths, while completing a Masters degree in Computer Science.

ParcelBright Raises $1M To Make Business Shipping Simpler And Cheaper

techcrunch.com — UK-based parcel delivery startup ParcelBright has raised $1M in a late seed funding round to power its service which is attempting to shake up the parcel delivery market for small to medium sized e-commerce businesses. Investors included Forward Partners, Talis Capital, Avonmore Developments and Howzat Partners.

Automatic Music Generator Jukedeck Wins Le Web Startup Competition

techcrunch.com — As per usual the Le Web startup competition has been showcasing a smorgasbord of Europe's hottest startups this week, and three stood out for the judges. But out of Easysize, Naturalcycles and Jukedeck, it was Jukedeck which won the top prize in the end.

Judge Shuts Down Uber In Spain, Pending Taxi Association Court Action

techcrunch.com — We might be at the point of losing count of the number of places Uber is being shut down at this point. Now, after a series of protests by taxi associations in Spain, a Madrid judge has ordered ride-sharing app Uber to cease all activities as of today.

Humin Contacts App Launches On Android, Expands Support To Canada And Europe

techcrunch.com — Since fully launching in August this year Humin, the app that aims to replace your iPhone contacts app, has garnered a number of favourable reviews. This is in large part because it handles contacts in the way that you might.

Telegram Claims 50M Monthly Active Users, Seems To Be Attracting Teams

techcrunch.com — Telegram, the Messaging app startup created by a team headed by Pavel Durov (who created VK.com), has hit some major numbers, according to a blog post by the company today. It now claims to have over 50 million monthly active users, sending 1 billion messages daily.

Congrats to my @TechHub co-founder @evarley & the other women tech founders in this month’s Vogue! by Mike Butcher (mikebutcher) on Mobypicture

Recruitment Platform Intern Avenue To Roll Out Across Europe With Vodafone

techcrunch.com — Intern Avenue is a startup which matches college undergraduates/graduates searching for paid internships with employers by using a data-based scoring system. To date, around 2,000 employers and 40,000 intern applicants have registered with the service in the UK. But it's now secured a major distribution deal with Vodafone Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the telecoms giant, to expand the service across Europe.
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Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 18, 2014

Blimey! I'm going to Davos! Now where the hell can I stay? May sleep in the bar...

Dec 18, 2014

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Dec 18, 2014

The Kim Jong-un Death Scene from The Interview Has Leaked, and yes it's violent. mediaite.com/tv/the-kim-jon… via @mediaite

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