ProCEEd #8 (June 15—21, 2015)

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Today’s newsletter is sent to you from sunny Warsaw where the Bitspiration Festival kicks off today — come to say hi if you’re there!

The past week saw a few exciting stories, including sizeable funding rounds for Latvian Fabula, Russian Meanwhile, and Croatian uniGluko. In addition to that, Polish Brainly got the Best Education Startup award at The Europas conference in London — that’s definitely something to be proud of.

Now go ahead and dive into the news and feature stories below, and have a good week!


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Filmaster, a movie recommendation engine built by a team in Warsaw, Poland, has been acquired by Samba TV for a little over €1 million


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Romanian smartwatch Vector compatible with iOS, Android and Windows phones with 30-day battery life will arrive in September


Startup news

VC news

Bigger companies

  • Ex-CEO of Russia’s e-retail giant Ozon Maelle Gavet has been appointed VP Global Operations at Priceline Group
  • Panasonic has opened its R&D center in Skolkovo, the international tech hub under completion on the outskirts of Moscow
  • Yandex has protested against Russian ‘Right to be forgotten’ Internet bill and said it violates constitutional freedoms

Governments

  • MI6 has pulled spies out of ‘hostile countries’ after Russia and China cracked encrypted files leaked by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden
  • Russia and Iraq will develop cooperation in the fields of IT and telecommunications

Long reads

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