ProCEEd #45 > Mint raises $1M, ICQ goes open source, Yandex invests in Chatfuel


Another Monday, another ProCEEd > Newsletter that helps you catch up with the most significant tech news from Central and Eastern Europe.

The past week saw Google losing its anti-monopoly appeal in Russia. Initiated by Yandex, the legal battle has been on for a while, but now it seems to be coming to an end, as Google will most probably have to rewrite its contracts with phone manufacturers and pay a fine.

In other news, ProCEEd > Podcast is back! Check out the new episode, in which I talked to Karoli Hindriks from Jobbatical and Alex Barrera from and Press42 about the tech scene in the Baltic states. Here it is:

Here’s a few highlights of the episode:

01:45 Impressions from TechChill Baltics
04:35 It the Baltics part of the ecosystem of CEE or the Nordics?
10:55 Is it hard to get students to run startups in the Baltics? Do the crisis and the fall of corporations like Nokia help?
15:30 Is technology ruining the world around us?
24:50 Should governments support startup ecosystems by throwing money at entrepreneurs?

Now, without further ado, read on to the headlines of the past week and make sure you haven’t missed anything important.

Enjoy reading and listening, and I’ll talk to you next week!

Google has lost its anti-monopoly appeal in Russia over ‘obligatory’ pre-installation of Android apps


Founders of have invested $1 million in a dating app Mint, launched by a former designer


Startups & Ecosystems

Funding Rounds and M&A

Bigger Companies

Governments and Policy

Long Reads

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