Shockingly, people seem to get upset when you spy on them.
It’s not always clear where data travels on the Internet, but with American cloud providers like Amazon Web Services and others powering a sizable chunk of the modern web, there’s a fair chance the National Security Agency can examine and store your data — even if you live across the pond.
Windows Phone is continuing to make inroads over the Atlantic, almost doubling its share of new phones sold in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK.
Today JUSP launched the Europe’s answer to the Square credit card reader in Milan, Italy. Like Square, this credit and debit card reader connects to any phone or tablet simply via your device’s headphone jack. But the company has plans not just for Europe, but also for Africa, Latin America, and parts of Asia that don’t have a developed point of sale infrastructure yet.
This plan includes the Commission’s first big attempt to tackle net neutrality, to end roaming premiums, to protect customers, and to encourage investment.
One Russian senator is on a crusade to take Twitter to task for violating laws on privacy — from the EU’s Articles of Convention on Human Rights to Russia’s own Personal Data Law.
Groupon has acquired last-minute travel deals site Blink. Blink is based in Madrid, Spain, and offers deals at more than 2,000 hotels in eight European countries.
Looks like Groupon is ready for more European adventures.
Outside of the tiny (but wealthy) island of Japan, international sales for Apple are pretty much in the crapper.
Payments startup Braintree is on a mission to conquer the European market before competitors or clones.
Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica isn’t afraid to combat the leading smartphone platforms, Android and iOS.
Twitter plotted all geo-tagged tweets for key global locations on a map. And the result is big data come to life — and a vision of how we move, where we live, and where we congregate in the largest numbers.
WeHostels responds to high international demand by adding four new languages and two new currencies into its mobile app for booking budget accommodation.
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It’s a good day for European and Israeli startups seeking funding, as Accel Partners announced a new $475 million fund today for early-stage tech companies.
Mind the Bridge held its first ever demo day where six European startups brought their ideas and products to Silicon Valley.
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Windeln, Diapers.com for the German speaking world, raises $19.6 million to grow to into its toddler years.
What comes after LTE? Europe’s digital chief, Neelie Kroes, is determined to find out.
PayPal is entering the European market with its Here product, a mobile payments system that competes directly with Square.
Point Nine Capital closed its second fund, dedicated to supporting and nurturing European startups.
Crowdfunding-for-causes platform Rally.org expands into Europe and opens a startup incubator in its Berlin office.
Accel Partners is said to be closing Accel London IV, a fund primarily dedicated to European tech companies.
With its usage in the U.S. at an all-time high, digital comic book startup ComiXology announced plans to launch the service into Europe, the company tells VentureBeat.
German payments startup payleven raises an undisclosed amount from an undisclosed investor to turn smart phones into point-of-sale terminals.
Popular last-minute hotel booking app HotelTonight is now active in Germany and Switzerland.
What are Europe’s hottest startup hubs? The Europas European startup awards take place in Berlin next week and I took a look at the nominatation data to find out.
European payments startup Paymill raises double digits round for to faciliate credit card transactions.
Travel activity booking site GetYourGuide raises $14 million in its first round of funding.
Why is the founder and former president of the Free Software Foundation of Europe currently leading a for-profit software company in the groupware space?
Apple has reached the highest smartphone market share ever thanks to strong sales of the iPhone 5, according to the latest sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Korean electronics giant Samsung said today that it has dropped injunction requests against Apple products all across Europe, including in the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Monthly beauty subscription service Glossybox announces shipping its 2 millionth box and receiving $72.4 million in investment.
Food startup Hello Fresh raises $10 million to take all the effort out of home cooking (although there is still some chopping and heating involved.)
Google’s not just smart about search, mobile operating systems, and online advertising. The company is also very smart about keeping the money it earns via clever tax avoidance schemes.
London-based developer community Skills Matter raises $5M to foster software innovation in Europe.
And we thought it was just big U.S. window-manufacturing corporations that the European Union targeted in antitrust-like investigations.
Turkey is a tantalizing market for entrepreneurs. Yet the breakthrough many in Anatolia’s entrepreneurship space are waiting for seems distant.
Torch Partners entered the US market today and opened an office in San Francisco.
Windows 8 crashes 55 percent less and is 84 percent less frustrating than Windows 7, according to a new report.