FreedomPop triple dips into its Series A round, going back to investors for funds to pursue its smartphone plans.
What do you get when you take Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Chad Hurley, Niklas Zennstrom and a number of other internet notables and get them together for a kids’ coding club? A surprisingly funny video, it turns out.
Niklas Zennstrom, the founder of Skype and Kazaa and the founding partner of investment firm Atomico, tells me that he’s been spending a significant amount of time in Brazil looking for and meeting with Brazilian entrepreneurs.
Just days after launching a revamped website, music subscription service Rdio is set to announce that it is launching in the lucrative British market — a move that will continue its rivalry with Spotify and others.
Wrapp, the mobile app that lets you send gifts to your Facebook friends, is pressing ahead with its expansion by launching in the UK with partners including Asos and Pizza Express.
Social gifts startup Wrapp says it is massively speeding up its expansion plans as a direct response to a copycat funded by the notorious German Samwer brothers — and the company’s CEO is warning retailers that doing business with the clone could prove costly.
Europe’s most notorious cloners have built their reputation by copying big American companies. But now they appear to be readying a new rival to small Swedish startup Wrapp — a change of tactics that has ‘surprised’ Wrapp CEO Hjalmar Winbladh.
— Joost: The P2P online premium video streaming company Joost, founded by Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom are no longer involved but it’s…
KaZaA and Napster helped destroy entertainment industry value. Now their co-founders have invested in building legal subscription offerings.…
eBay can finally breathe a sigh of relief about its ill-fated Skype acquisition, now that Microsoft has bought the company for $8.5 billion. A back of the envelope calculation shows that eBay might have made a 40 percent profit on its Skype adventure. Here’s how.