“Using our SDK, developers are able to divide users into different categories according to their behaviour and then offer them customised promotions with the help of our analytics. This increases their likeliness to buy and therefore the overall revenue.”
In a boost for Berlin, U.K.-headquartered King — one of the world’s top social games providers — has announced it will be opening a new games studio in the German capital.
When we asked why Uber is no longer working with its former team, an exec referenced the nature of the fast-paced startup industry: “Berlin is one of our oldest Uber cities, which will always exist.”
The team at Microsoft Ventures have pretty a lofty goal: working to become the “best accelerator in Europe” in the near future.
Guest Post Once upon a time, if you wanted to make it in the startup world, you had to be in The Valley for access to both money and mentoring. But as startup ecosystems begin to grow elsewhere, residency in California is no longer a requisite.
Three former researchers are now aiming for one lofty goal: to build the “Evernote for researchers.”
MOOCS, like Berlin-based Iversity, are gaining steam in Europe. Iversity has signed up over 115,000 students across an initial batch of 24 courses and aims to hit 1 million by the end of 2014.
Samsung will announce its next Galaxy Note smartphone on Sept. 4 at the IFA trade show in Berlin.
Berlin-based Versus IO has closed its first round of $2.8 million. The comparison engine represents McClure’s first investment in a German startup.
Auctionata raised $20 million to expand its marketplace of valuable objects and community of experts, making the auction process more accessible.
Guest Post With a little more interest from institutional investors, Berlin will be the startup capital of Europe.
Point Nine Capital closed its second fund, dedicated to supporting and nurturing European startups.
How is Uber managing its European expansion? With “lots of hustle,” according to vice president Ryan Graves.
Google is the latest to jump on board with new Berlin tech hub The Factory. The company has pledged €1 million ($1.27M) over three years through its “Google for Entrepreneurs” program.
Does strolling through the city in a mankini appeal to you? Or showering in a public fountain? If not, you should probably stay away from Klash.
Berlin’s city authorities have finally agreed to promote the city as an international tech hub, starting with a marketing campaign worth a reported €500,000 over the next year.
Tech investment bank GP Bullhound just opened an office in Berlin by taking over Pure Equity Advisors.
Have cash? Looking for tech talent? Go to Europe. So says Konstantin Guericke, co-founder of LinkedIn and newly minted venture partner in Berlin’s EarlyBird Ventures. EarlyBird recently raised $100 million for its fourth fund, focusing on European, and in particular German startups.
SoundCloud, a startup focusing on audio-sharing in social media, has announced a new (and reportedly sizable) round of funding.
Several reports have come out lately about the progress of the U.S. solar market. The numbers are mostly positive, showing growth, though there’s less demand and investment in the sector compared to the previous year. Germany, with its generous solar incentives, is still projected to be a global leader in solar, accounting for more than half of the world’s solar installations next year. Here’s a rundown of the latest solar reports: