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Founding editor of (follow us @tech_eu) . Formerly European Editor @TheNextWeb and senior reporter @TechCrunch. Citation always needed.

Internet of Things Stars (2 March 2015, Barcelona) — In about a month, the annual madness that is the Mobile World Congress will hit Barcelona, but as usual the more interesting events (IMHO etc.) will take place elsewhere in the city. This year, is partnering with 4FYN, a huge mobile innovation and startup-focused conference, but we're also excited about supporting and taking part in another event called IoT Stars.

4YFN shaping up to become leading event on mobile innovation — Earlier this week, I was invited to Barcelona to attend the press conference announcing the plans and speakers for the upcoming 4YFN event, and to interview its new president, Israeli entrepreneur and prolific angel investor Yossi Vardi, on stage.

Angel investors in the UK are more active than ever: report — Angel investors in Britain are making more investments than ever before, according to comprehensive research findings presented today by the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) trade body and the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) think tank. The report (PDF) shows that the median number of investments made by business angels in the UK is now five - double that reported in 2009.

How Fortumo built a global payments business out of Estonia — For a company with roots dating back almost 15 years, Estonian payment solutions provider Fortumo has done a remarkable job flying largely under the radar so far. The company's co-founder and CEO, Martin Koppel, argues that this has a lot to do with the fact that they're a business-to-business venture and thus generally not considered 'sexy' enough by the tech press.

Apple's New Tablet To Be Baptized iSlate? Let's Dig A Little Deeper — Nice scoop by MacRumors, which reportedly retrieved historical evidence that Apple has acquired the domain name back in 2007. Apparently, the Cupertino company registered the domain through brand protection firm Mark Monitor to conceal the fact that the domain name is theirs, as usual, but was briefly listed as the owner at some point in the past nonetheless.

How to take part in the European Startup Revolution — There's a startup revolution underway across Europe, and you can read all about it. Here on, of course, but also soon in a new book written by one of our co-founders, Ivo Spigel, and proudly co-published by our parent company.

Amazon to acquire Israeli startup Annapurna for up to $370m — Things are heating up fast in Israel in the first month of the year. Amazon is poised to take over secretive Israeli outfit Annapurna Labs, Calcalist reported earlier this morning (in Hebrew), for up to $370 million. Not much is known about the startup, only that it is 'building the next generation semiconductor platform'.

What makes ProSiebenSat.1's startup accelerator special? — ( Editor's note: this is a sponsored article, which means it's independently written by our editorial team but financially supported by another organisation, in this case media group ProSiebenSat1. Read this if you would like to learn more about sponsored posts on, and contact us if you're interested in partnering with us.)

To build a billion-dollar company, stick with your founding CEO — Atomico, the London-based venture capital firm led by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström, today published a first quarterly update to its recent billion-dollar data research project (which found that the majority of tech startups that have gained a $1 billion valuation in the past decade hailed from outside Silicon Valley).

launching the job board — Would you like to work for Evernote in Zurich, for Dropbox in Dublin or BlaBlaCar in London? Today we're launching a new effort to make it easier for people to find jobs at tech startups all across Europe.
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Jan 31, 2015

RT @shellybhelton: On @tech_eu: Wanna build a billion-dollar tech company? Stick with your founding CEO

Jan 31, 2015

RT @CatapultChi: Bootstrapping and in the black: The story behind Cologne-based e-commerce tech firm @Cleverbridge | @tech_eu

Jan 31, 2015

RT @COMPUTERWOCHE: On @tech_eu: Tip tapping – 5 European startups that want to help you type better

Jan 31, 2015

RT @willmcinnes: 'Wanna build a billion-dollar tech company? Stick with your founding CEO'… by @robinwauters

Jan 30, 2015

RT @techintheUK: #UK angel investors are more active than ever & more women are getting involved @tech_eu @UKBAngels

Jan 30, 2015

RT @chrisccain: Great story on a great company: @cleverbridge... "Bootstrapping and in the Black" via @tech_eu

Jan 30, 2015

RT @YevgenSysoyev: On @tech_eu: Wanna build a billion-dollar tech company? Stick with your founding CEO

Jan 30, 2015

RT @Paul_Framp: On @tech_eu: Angel investors in the UK are more active than ever, and more women are getting involved: report

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