European Correspondent for @VentureBeat, contributor to @latimes. Previously covering Silicon Valley for @latimes and @mercnews. #GoDuke #GoRoyals

EU plans antitrust probe into Amazon, Netflix and other digital commerce players

venturebeat.com — The European Commission announced today the start of a year-long probe into whether e-commerce giants such as Amazon and Netflix have policies that restrict the ability of merchants and consumers to buy and sell goods and services across Europe's borders.

African Venture Capital: Nigeria and Kenya are leading the continent with startups and fundraising

venturebeat.com — While still small compared to much of the rest of the world, Africa's startup scene is starting to gather momentum led by Nigeria and Kenya, according to a new report. Published by Venture Capital For Africa, or "VC4A," the report says that Nigeria has the most startups raising capital, but Kenya has attracted more overall investment.

Facebook app accidentally reveals its F8 news: Messenger as a Platform, Parse for IoT

venturebeat.com — Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here. Ticket prices increase on April 3rd! That sound you hear is dozens of Facebook PR staffers slowly banging their heads against their desks this morning.

Twitter Ventures makes its debut with Cyanogen investment

venturebeat.com — Almost lost amid the news that Cyanogen raised $80 million in a new round was that one of the new VCs involved was Twitter Ventures. According to the Wall Street Journal, this was Twitter Venture's "maiden" investment. Twitter's new venture arm is so new, its website still says "coming soon."

The 6 biggest grudges Steve Jobs still held at the end of his life

venturebeat.com — Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here. Ticket prices increase on April 3rd!

Not dead yet: Eric Schmidt says reports of Google Glass' death are premature

venturebeat.com — Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here. Ticket prices increase on April 3rd! Whether you loved Google Glass, or just loved to hate it, here's some good news for you.

Reddit study: ShitRedditSays is site's most toxic thread; TheRedPill is most bigoted

venturebeat.com — Anyone who has spent even a modest amount of time on Reddit knows that it can be both the best and the worst of the Internet. When the Reddit community loves something, that person or thing can gain instant celebrity status, and a tidal wave of virtual love.

With 100,000 daily downloads, Popcorn Time may kneecap Hollywood and Netflix

venturebeat.com — Be afraid, Hollywood and Netflix. Be very afraid. A developer involved in the streaming video pirate service, Popcorn Time, claims the application is being downloaded now at the rate of 100,000 times per day. That little nugget comes courtesy of Wired in a broader look at the impact of Popcorn Time since its return last year.

France considers bill to force tech and telecom companies to report potential terrorism activity

venturebeat.com — France is about to become the epicenter of the debate between privacy and security thanks to a new terrorism bill scheduled to be introduced today. The proposal, if it becomes law, would require technology and telecommunications companies to utilize a host of tools to automatically monitor activity and data of their users, and then share that information in real-time with security officials, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Amazon expands Prime Now one-hour delivery service to Baltimore and Miami

venturebeat.com — Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here. Ticket prices increase on April 3rd! Amazon today announced that Prime Now, its one-hour delivery service, is available in Baltimore and Miami.
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