Facebook Photobook-Maker SoSocio Raises $600k Second Round Funding To Grow Its Reach In Europe, Prepare For U.S. Push
Dutch startup SoSocio has raised $600,000 in second round funding from a European consortium of private investors to expand the reach of its Facebook Photobook application. The app lets users create digital and paper-based photo books and cards out of their social snaps. The consortium of investors is led by VC Brooklyn Ventures from The Netherlands, which also funded SoSocio's first round.
A Whole New World Of Mobile Markets: Cars, Photos, TVs, Wallets And More
Editor’s note: Doug Renert is a co-founding partner of Tandem Capital, Silicon Valley’s first and largest mobile accelerator fund. Follow him on Twitter @dougrenert. Mary Meeker explains in her oft-cited report that the world’s 1.1 billion smartphone users still comprise only 17 percent of mobile subscribers. Yet, these users have tripled mobile Internet access over the last two years. This points to enormous continued growth in the mobile space over the coming years, and countless droves of mobile-focused startups are emerging to reap the rewards. But not all mobile startup opportunities are created equal. Entrepreneurs should consider the odds of disrupting a given market before they spend their time chasing just any opportunity. Some markets are overly saturated with powerful incumbents. Others are simply too nascent to yield significant results. While reviewing hundreds of startup applicants to our mobile accelerator fund over the last quarter, I noticed patterns begin to ...
Facebook Sued By Rembrandt IP For Two Patent Violations
An anonymous reader writes "Ars is reporting that the patent-holding company, along with the heirs of Dutch programmer, Joannes Jozef Everardus Van Der Meer (deceased 2004), have filed suit against Facebook for violating two patents relating to social media web sites. The two patents in question were filed for back in 1998, a full four years before Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg first entered university at Harvard. Among the claims made in the lawsuit is that Facebook's "Like" button violates one of Van Der Meer's patents. Facebook even cited one of Van Der Meer's patents in one of their own filings later on. The suit seeks unspecified damages."
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The Lede Blog: Facebook Invitation Draws Thousands, and a Melee, to Dutch Town
A sleepy Dutch community was still recovering on Saturday from the aftermath of a sweet sixteen party whose invitation went viral drawing partygoers by the thousands as well as riot police.
Video: 'Project X Haren' causes mayhem in small Dutch town
When inviting people to a birthday party on Facebook, it's a wise idea to keep the invitations private, as this small Dutch town suffered an onslaught of thousands of party goers on Friday night.