Happy Friday! Here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week:
Mozilla has invested in Germany-based Cliqz
, which offers an anti-tracking browser with a pro-privacy built-in ‘quick search’ feature.
Encryption has come under fire in Europe, as France and Germany call for decrypt law
Spotify is in talks with record labels
to negotiate new contracts as it gears up for an IPO.
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has acquired the assets of Irish bitcoin startup Bitnet
for an undisclosed sum. The deal includes the Belfast-based company’s intellectual property and key staff.
Finland-based Rovio, the company behind the Angry Birds games, cartoons and animated movie, says it has earned €76.4 million in revenue
in the first half of the year.
London tech startup LoopUp has floated on AIM
, bringing its valuation to £40.8 million.
SoundCloud has reached a new milestone this week, clocking in with more than 135 million tracks
and one million albums available on the streaming platform.
Google’s big Russian rival, Yandex, has announced a partnership with Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz
, around the development of a driverless minibus shuttle.
Cambridge University-founded investment firm Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC), which backs technology and healthcare firms, has raised £75 million
of new capital through private financing ahead of a potential IPO.
Anyline, an Austrian deep learning startup, has received an investment of €500,000
from ARM co-founder Herman Hauser.
Latvia seeks to double the number of local startups
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