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Turkey’s hackers to continue disruption despite lifting of Twitter ban

Turkey's hacking community will continue its quest of online disruption despite the country's constitutional court lifting a controversial ban on Twitter. The embargo was deemed unlawful on April 3 but a block on video-sharing site YouTube remains. RedHack, an Anonymous-affiliated group, tells Red Herring that its online protest will continue to … Read More

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How Berlin became an online privacy haven

After NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked millions of secrets that blew the lid off American spying activities, Germany's most famous news magazine Der Spiegel defended him, blazoning "Asyl Für Snowden" (Asylum for Snowden) on its front page. Since then, Snowden has found a home in Moscow. But many hoped the German capital of Berlin had provided … Read More

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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools help manufacturers and distributors address supply chain and operational issues, keeping track of products as they move from the warehouse floor, to the truck, and eventually to the shop or direct to consumer.  Most of the legacy solutions that are available however, fall far from the budget of the small to … Read More

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Red Herring CEO Alex Vieux tells Europe: Go West

Alex Vieux, founder and CEO of Red Herring, has urged European entrepreneurs to seek investment and clients outside the continent - while praising the resilience of the European tech industry. Vieux, speaking at the Red Herring Top 100 Europe event in Amsterdam, said that the continent is "at an inflection point," … Read More

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Zebra to acquire Motorola Enterprise business – Investment Round Up

Series A Gene-therapy startup AAVLife has raised $12 million in a Series A funding round led by Versant Ventures. Inserm Transfert Initiative contributed to the investment. The Paris-based company concentrates on rare diseases. Car buying and … Read More.

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NatureBox Inc. raises $18m – Investment Round Up

Series A Storefront, a San Francisco-based online marketplace enabling merchants to discover locations, has gained $7.3 million in a Series A funding round led by Spark Capital. The company is also debuting in Los Angeles. Storefront had previously … Read More.

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WattPad raises $46m – Investment Round Up

Series A Closely, a mobile-first marketing technology company, has secured $3 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Grotech Ventures and Steadfast Venture Capital and CNF Investments also participated. The funds will be used to build out … Read More.

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Twitter makes Cover acquisition – Investment Round Up

Seed funding Wellframe, which aims to connect healthcare providers and patients after they have returned home, has announced $1.5 million in seed funding. Investors include Athenahealth chief executive Jonathan Bush, Draper Fisher Jurvetson’s Tim … Read More.