The fund will invest in early-stage companies across Asia, Europe, Israel, and the U.S.. The goal is to support startups with a global vision.
Guest Post A second language is one of the most important tools you can have in your entrepreneurship toolbox. Don’t avoid your foreign language fear: deal with it!
This really is Mac versus PC all over again, as iOS hit its lowest levels since 2010.
Guest Post In the past, being an international company meant you had offices, employees and activities across the planet. Today, thanks to the Internet and an ever-flattening world, any startup with a router can go global.
“It’s like a giant game of Risk,” Prince says as he talks about trying to put servers in Turkey, which is hard, and settling for Bulgaria, which is the gateway to the country.
Guest Post The US is a global leader in Internet and smartphone penetration and use, but the rest of the world is catching up fast. With a good part of the growth for consumer products happening abroad, the question isn’t if you should go global with your startup, but how and when.
Systemically, Apple is falling out of the race for smartphone supremacy. And that puts Apple at risk of being in Microsoft’s sights for the number two position in the global smartphone market share battle.
Facebook has seen its rapid assimilation of Earth’s population start to cool in recent years. The areas where it’s still exploding are, interestingly enough, some of the areas with the least access to technology: Africa, the Middle East, and India.
Despite pages growing from 56% to 75% bigger, the web is getting faster. Especially on mobile — and especially in the U.S.
Have you noticed that the global internet is slowing down as it experiences its “biggest-ever” attack by hackers flooding the web via distributed denial of service attacks (DDOS)?
Twilio Fund Europe 2013 will invest in early-stage European startups that make creative use of Twilio’s API.
By the end of this current year, 1.4 billion smartphones will be in use. 798 million of them will run Android, 294 million will run Apple’s iOS, and 45 million will run Windows Phone.
Global phone shipments hit 1.6 billion units in 2012, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics, with Samsung shipping an massive 396.5 million phones last year.
There’s more of just about everything in Nielsens’ 2012 state of the social union report … all except the poor old PC.
Telecommunications giant Ericson has released a massive report on the state of the mobile world. And clearly, unless you live in the almost-fully-penetrated European and North American markets, everything is up and to the right.
In other breathlessly breaking news, Facebook will top two billion users, probably two years from now. Google’s website index will reach a trillion webpages, about two decades from now. And the sun will likely go nova, if we’re still here in a few billion years.
In his new book The Fine Print, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston tell us, among other things, what’s wrong with the Internet in America. The answer is fairly depressing: It’s too slow, too expensive, and too controlled by a duopoly of AT&T and Verizon.
Yesterday Google Research pulled the shroud off Spanner, Google’s “scalable, multi-version, globally-distributed, and synchronously-replicated database,” claiming to have created “the first system to distribute data at global scale and support externally-consistent distributed transactions.”
Selling more than seven out of ten in a market where the the cheapest retina iPad costs easily 10 percent of an average worker’s annual salary is unbelievable.
Facebook posted quarterly earnings today and dumped a load of data into analysts’ laps.
Investment firm BV Capital launched a global venture platform today, unifying its four international funds under one heading and rebranding itself as E.ventures. The integration is in an effort to emphasize the firm’s global perspective and promote international collaboration between the five markets.
Guest Post Money is on the Greek mind. With the country deep in debt and the possibility of the government defaulting on it, that’s understandable. It might also be the reason the country’s entrepreneurs are building globally-focused startups that have figured out revenue generation up front.
With anti-immigrant sentiment building across the nation, and clouds of nativism swirling around Washington, D.C., skilled immigrants are voting with their feet. They are returning home to countries like India and China. It’s not just the people we are denying visas to who are leaving; even U.S. permanent residents and naturalized citizens are going to where they think the grass is greener. As a result, India and China are experiencing an entrepreneurship boom. And they are learning to innovate just as Silicon Valley does.
In an effort to increase global outreach, microblogging platform Twitter has added 13 countries and 6 cities to its localized trending topics list today and announced plans to roll out integrated translations within tweets.
OnRequest Images, a service which takes custom photographs from around the world, today announced $2 million according to Seattle-based TechFlash, which is where the company is headquartered.