Study: Apps and Content Startups Miss Out Because Affiliate Model Is Broken

Skimlinks, the platform which gives publishers greater control over affiliate links and content monetization, releases some major research today which could well concentrate the minds of online “publishers”, and that includes apps, startups and bloggers. It’s white paper reveals that while editorial or social websites can point a user towards a product they might go … Continue reading

Wunderlist Pro Gets File Sharing And Business Plan Pricing As Wunderlist Nears 5M Users

Berlin-based 6Wunderkinder is adding more features to its new Wunderlist Pro paid tier of service today, answering the number one request of its users with the addition of file upload and sharing. Users can add files to tasks and synchronize them across devices and team members for collaboration purposes. That, along with newly introduced pricing … Continue reading

Google reportedly plans to alert European users of links removed by ‘right to be forgotten’ law

Mikhail Khodorkovsky is greeted by German hospitality and gingerbread

After 10 years in a Russian gulag, Mikhail Khodorkovsky tells of the ‘unbelievable feeling of freedom’ as he is reunited with his family in a Berlin hotel Berlin’s Hotel Adlon, which overlooks the Brandenburg Gate and is sandwiched protectively between the US and British embassies, knows how to welcome its guests the traditional German Christmas … Continue reading

Reminder: The London Pitch-Off+Meetup Is Monday

In preparation for TechCrunch Disrupt Europe I’ve been running around the Continent for more than a month, hitting the Balkans for a huge tour and Warsaw for an amazing meet-up. Now I’m back for a meet up+pitch-off with our own Mike Butcher and the rest of the UK team. Tickets are free so grab yours … Continue reading

Publicis And Omnicom Are Merging To Form A $35.1B Advertising Leviathan

Today Publicis and Omnicom, two of the “big five” global advertising and marketing agencies, announced a “merger of equals”, in which the two will combine to create the world’s biggest agency, with some $22.7 billion in annual revenues and a market capitalization of $35.1 billion. The pair say that the new Publicis Omnicom Group initially … Continue reading

Mozilla, The Late-To-The-Mobile-Party Lumbering Dinosaur Of Open, Is Playing Carriers’ Pet To Make Firefox OS Fly

The first mobile devices running Firefox OS are out in the market. It’s too early to say how well Mozilla’s fledgling open web HTML5 mobile platform is doing in its bid to steer budget buyers away from Android gateway devices. Which is, make no mistake, exactly the hope of the carriers throwing their weight and … Continue reading

European Commission accepts Penguin’s proposals to scrap Apple ebook agency agreements

The European Commission has accepted book publisher Penguin’s proposals to scrap all of its existing ebook agency agreements – including its deal with Apple, most importantly – and refrain from adopting any similar partnerships for the next five years. Penguin, along with competitors Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Hachette, Holtzbrinck, were all criticized for working … Continue reading

Nearing 5m users, Wunderlist gets support for file attachments as business pricing is launched

6Wunderkinder is making a play for the enterprise market thanks to two new additions to the Pro version of its cross-platform Wunderlist task management app today. Files – including images, spreadsheets, presentation decks, PDFs and audio – can now be added to tasks. While possibly of use to individuals, it’s easy to see how working … Continue reading

Yandex’s Islands goes into beta, now providing feature-rich search results in 3 countries

Last month, Russian Internet giant Yandex unveiled Islands, a feature that brings interactive snippets of content to its search engine, and now it has been released in beta across three countries. The idea behind Islands is to provide a richer set of search results to give users more options and details relating to websites that … Continue reading

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