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Berlin-Based Adtech Company Fyber Exits To RNTS Media For €150M

TechCrunch October 8, 2014 Another exit for a Berlin tech company, albeit not necessarily a home run. Fyber, the adtech company formerly known as SponsorPay has been acquired by the publicly-listed European media company RNTS Media. Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed, except to say that it’s a mixture of cash and stock, though […]

Scripps Acquires WeatherSphere, Publisher Of 3 Top 10 Weather Apps On iTunes

WeatherSphere, the company behind the #1 Paid weather application on iOS, and maker of three of the Top 10 Paid weather apps as well as three of the Top 20 Grossing weather apps, has been acquired by the E.W. Scripps Co. The portfolio of apps will live on following the deal’s closure, and will complement […]

Yandex acquires PriceLabs, gets a divorce from MultiShip

East-West Digital News Yandex’s strategy to develop its marketplace, Yandex Market, saw new developments in the past few weeks. The company acquired PriceLabs, the developer of a price monitoring and optimization solution, and abruptly ended cooperation with MultiShip, an aggregator of delivery service offers in which Yandex had invested earlier this year. The Russian search […]

Boku Buys Germany’s Mopay In Carrier Billing Consolidation, Covering 5B Users

TechCrunch October 7, 2014 Boku — the U.S.-based startup that enables consumers to pay for goods on their phones by charging directly on to their phone bills or deducting from available phone credits — is today announcing it is acquiring Germany-based Mopay, one of its biggest competitors. The companies are not disclosing the financial terms […]

US-Russia Innovation Corridor selects university-based startups to “accelerate success”

East-West Digital News American Councils for International Education announces the opening of the Fall 2014 application for the US-Russia Innovation Corridor (USRIC). University-based startups and entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply until November 9. The US-Russia Innovation Corridor (USRIC) deploys services and resources to advance research and commercialization collaborations with the potential to accelerate success in business. USRIC […]

Vistaprint Buys $25 Million Minority Stake In São Paulo-Based Printi

TechCrunch October 6, 2014 Global printing heavyweight Vistaprint has acquired a $25 million minority stake in Brazilian web-printing startup Printi. The purchase marks Vistaprint’s entry into Latin America, after assuming market leadership in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Vistaprint bought out all of Printi’s investors’ stake and a portion of the founders’ stake in the […]

3D software developer Vizerra secures $5 million from giant Russian investor

Leader, an asset management company affiliated with Vneshekonombank, Gazprom, and Gazfond, has invested $5 million in Vizerra, a Moscow-based developer of 3D applications for planning cities, construction projects, product design, and virtual tourism. The news was reported last week by Russian business daily Kommersant, which quoted representatives from both companies. Vizerra – in which Mashable saw […]

Reddit Plans Its Own Cryptocurrency To Give Back To Its Users After $50 Million Raise

Reddit, the so-called front page of the internet, has raised $50 million in Series B on a $500 million valuation with intentions to give back 10 percent of the round’s equity to the community. The monster round is led by Sam Altman, CEO of Y Combintaor, with participation from Andreesen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital, as […]

Spacious Secures £500,000 Seed Round To Match London Startups To Office Space

Spacious, the London property tech startup founded by Entrepreneur First alumni Tushar Agarwal and Tom Watson, together with ex-advisor to the British Prime Minister Rohan Silva, has closed £500,000 in seed funding. The round was led by Spire Ventures, the VC fund set up by Faisal Butt and ex-Dragon James Caan, while Spacious says the […]

Almaz Capital leads $4 million funding round in US e-commerce solution provider

East-West Digital News This past Wednesday Content Analytics, an analytics platform that recommends e-commerce catalog optimization strategies, announced it secured a $4 million Series A funding led by Almaz Capital. Geoffrey Baehr, a general partner at Almaz Capital, has joined the startup’s board of directors. Also participating in the round is dunnhumby Ventures, the venture capital […]