Berlin’s Inkitt aiming for 50 Shades of Green as digital publishing lifts off

Tucked in a bar-laden, cobblestoned corner of Berlin, a two-person team is trying to change the way Europe reads and writes. Inkitt, founded in 2012, claims to offer writers a platform to share their

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Kinnek secures $10 million funding round

Series A Kinnek, a marketplace for small businesses to find suppliers, has raised a $10 million Series A round led by Matrix Partners. Existing investors such as Sierra Ventures, Version One

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The Internet slows down, Microsoft’s minecraft bid and Home Depot hacked

The defense of net neutrality The core principle behind the net neutrality movement is that all data should be treated equally. Internet service providers (ISPs) are challenging that viewpoint by

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Ifbyphone secures $30m in funding, acquires Mongoose Metrics

Seed funding Food testing company 6SensorLabs has raised $4 million in seed funding, TechCrunch reports. Upfront Ventures led the round, with participation from SoftTech VC, Lemnos Labs, Mitch Kapor,

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Security company Veracode raises $40m funding round

Seed funding AltspaceVR, a social platform for virtual reality, has raised $5.2 million in seed funding. Investors included Dolby Family Ventures, Formation 8, Google Ventures, Lux Capital,

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Apple’s European tax investigation: the lowdown

Apple launched its next line of products, the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch in California this week, but a nagging question still hangs over the company in Europe. This summer, European Commission (EC)

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Baby product robotics company 4moms raises $41m

Series A FlightCar, a service which allows people parked in airports to rent out their cars to other travelers, has raised $13.5 million in Series A funding, led by GGV Capital. Previous investors

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Apple unveils iPhone 6, Apple Pay and the Apple Watch

Apple has unveiled the iPhone 6, the Apple Watch and Apple Pay at the company’s biggest product launch event in years. The iPhone 6 will be available from September 16, and comes in two sizes. The

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Conservis secures $10m Series A funding round

Seed funding Voice communication company Cord Project has closed a $1.8 million seed round, led by Metamorphic Ventures and Lerer Hippeau Ventures. Google Ventures and Greycroft also participated.

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Delivery Hero raises $350m in fresh funding

Delivery Hero, a Berlin-based online and mobile food ordering service, has raised approximately $350 million in funding. Existing investors Insight Venture Partners and Kite Ventures  were joined by

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