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

SwiftKey's plans for 2015 explained by founder Ben Medlock — There are a host of companies out there working on technology to improve and speed up the typing process on wearable connected devices such as smartphones and tablets, but arguably one of the most successful startups tackling this space is London-headquartered SwiftKey.

Demystifying the top tech ecosystems in Europe in six videos (LeWeb European Forum sessions) — At the LeWeb conference in Paris last week, a big chunk of the last day was reserved for the 'European Forum', a series of sessions on six of Europe's top 'startup countries', which was co-hosted by yours truly.

Carpooling teams up with Uber to launch in the US — Munich, Germany-based Carpooling, previously known as, is launching in the United States after having inked a deal with increasingly controversial ride-booking service Uber. Carpooling, which was founded in 2001, in a statement refers to itself as the No. 1 ridesharing platform in Europe as competition with heavily-funded BlaBlaCar intensifies.

Unexpected Westvleterens are the best Westvleterens. #belgianbeer

Castle gazing with Jaan

"EU investors need to up their game" — VC firm Earlybird is easily one of the most active and interesting funds investing in tech across Europe, and the firm's partner Ciarán O'Leary is easily one of the most insightful investors in the region, so we were happy to catch up with the man at the recent Web Summit in Dublin.

German labor union calls for 'wave of strikes' at Amazon — German labor union Verdi has called on workers in five Amazon fulfilment centres in Germany to participate in a 'wave of strikes' (Streikwelle) ahead of Christmas to force the company's hand. The strikes / walk-outs would begin with the late shift on Sunday 15 December and end three days later, Verdi said.

Brussels Minister seeks to ban Uber from Belgium — Ever since it rolled out its UberPOP service in Brussels back in February, heavily-funded Silicon Valley company Uber has been having run-ins with the local government. The saga continues, as Brussels Minister of Mobility, Pascal Smet, will now file an official complaint (article in Dutch) with the public prosecution service against the increasingly controversial Uber.

Ran into mr. Frontback himself. See @fredd speak at @leweb later today! #leweb

Another day, another @facebook party. #leweb

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Dec 20, 2014

RT @tech_eu: If you're having trouble reaching right now, it's not just you. We're investigating whether Kim Jong-un has anything to do with it.

Dec 20, 2014

RT @phylosopher: Earlybird VC “European investors need to up their game.” by @tech_eu @ciaranoleary says we are on the third wave

Dec 20, 2014

RT @gsandahl: Spot on article by @tech_eu and @aonetti on the challanges European startups face. "Skip the bullshit".… #sthlmtech

Dec 20, 2014

RT @studios: On @tech_eu: Demystifying the top tech ecosystems in Europe: FR DE IL RU SE in six #LeWeb videos

Dec 20, 2014

RT @Digital_EU: On @tech_eu: 7 European startup founder blogs for you to start reading in 2015

Dec 20, 2014

RT @sergejlugovic: On @tech_eu: Minding bridges and avoiding bullshit: A chat about the European tech industry with Alberto Onetti

Dec 19, 2014

@MartinSFP @paulsavage @tech_eu @TheNextWeb as for me, I try to send it before I have to go get my youngest gnome from the nursery :)

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