“We need density in the cluster!” as an entrepreneur raising a Series A round in London said to me only last week. Her frustration was born of the fact that while many VCs have headed towards seed investing, and some have raised later-stage Growth funds, the fabled Series A has become a gradually rarer entity. It’s a problem we thought we’d solved in Europe until… Read More
Indian subscribers may soon find it easier to buy content from the Play Store, as it was revealed by the Times of India today that Google was in talks with Airtel to enable carrier billing in the country.
When Phones4u entered administration, it immediately shut all of its doors and put thousands of employees on notice. It didn’t take long for Dixons Carphone to secure 800 positions, with Vodafone sweeping in shortly after to buy 140 Phones4u stores and save another 900 jobs. Now, it’s EE’s turn. The UK’s biggest carrier has just announced that it’s reached a deal with administrators to buy 58 outlets and bring 359 employees onto its books. It’s moving quick too, confirming that it’ll open the majority of stores within the next week. Over a year ago, EE announced it was reducing its retail presence, but now that it’s joined Vodafone in pulling out of deals with Phones4u, the company will need to move quickly to fill the gaps left by its former partner.
Ubuntu and most other Linux distributions now use the GRUB2 boot loader. You can change its settings to select a default operating system, set a background image, and choose how long GRUB counts down before automatically booting the default OS.
When Ometria, the UK e-commerce intelligence startup, raised a $1.5 million seed round back in March from 16 individual investors, I joked that one might call it a party round, albeit one that included an impressive list of entrepreneur-backers from the e-commerce, retail and SaaS worlds. Well, it seems the party continues. Read More
Rumors of an HTC-made Nexus device have swirled for some time, but only recently have details of a possible next-generation tablet started to become apparent. Not long after NVIDIA inadvertently leaked the fact that Taiwanese company was linking up with Google to launch the Nexus 9, the Wall Street Journal has added even more credibility to reports by stating that HTC engineers have been regularly flying to Google’s Mountain View HQ in order to finalize the 9-inch device. As part of a patent lawsuit against Qualcomm and Samsung earlier this month, NVIDIA revealed that it would be providing the muscle for the Android L-powered HTC slate, which is expected to feature its Tegra K1 processor and launch within the third quarter. However, we’re now just over a week away from the end of the September, so it looks increasingly likely that we could see something official next month. Remember, Google has a history of scheduling events in October.