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Turkish Court Halts The Government’s Application To Ban Twitter

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 07:27
Breaking: A Turkish court has granted a motion for a stay of execution of the Turkish government’s application to block Twitter in the country. The decision was taken following appeals to the courts by the Turkish Bar Association, the Journalists’ Association of Turkey and some opposition politicians, reports local tech blog Webrazzi. Lawyers argued that the Telecommunications… Read More
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Global Fintech Investment Boom Is Benefitting London Most, Says Accenture Study

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 07:03
London is benefitting most from a global boom in fintech investment, according to research by consultancy firm Accenture. The firm said the growth of a London fintech cluster is being fueled by the city’s traditional strength in the financial services sector, with some 135,000 financial services tech workers based in the U.K. for entrepreneurs and startups with a financial flavour to… Read More
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Tencent Acquires 28% Stake In South Korea’s CJ Games For $500M

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 06:49
Tencent, the maker of WeChat, has announced that it will pay $500 million for a 28% stake in CJ Games. The transaction will make Tencent the third-largest investor in the South Korean gaming company and help it expand its mobile gaming business worldwide. Tencent is currently China's largest integrated online game company. Read More
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Spacious Wants To Help London Startups Find Office Space — Counts Former PM Advisor Rohan Silva As Chair

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:00
Spacious, founded by Tushar Agarwal and Tom Watson last November as part of the Entrepreneur First programme, is an online marketplace for startup office space, initially targeting companies in London. Read More
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Dots Just Got More Addictive With Challenge Mode

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 03:30
Dots, my favorite iOS game for about 2 and half weeks last May, is still going strong nearly a year after launching and is today launching a significant new feature. Challenge Mode. In the past, Dots players had to go through the hassle of taking a screenshot of their dots count or comparing scores over social media. But now, with Challenge Mode, players can face each other in head-to-head… Read More
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Rocket Internet’s PricePanda Launches In Thailand

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 01:24
Rocket Internet has launched its price comparison site PricePanda in Thailand. The site, which is also backed by Tengelmann Group and AB Kinnevik, already operates in eight countries throughout Latin America and Southeast Asia. Read More
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