On European successes.“Really, so the only European tech companies you know are Skype and Spotify? Here’s another 120 for you”. Bam. Tech.eu provides a comprehensive story on what’s going on in Europe these days.
On e-commerce and startups. “From starting at their kitchen table with an initial £200 investment, the Whites have seen their fancy dress, children’s accessories and gifts business grow so much through eBay that they are opening a bigger warehouse next month and made a turnover of £1.4m last year”. Impressive, isn’t it? It’s one of the stories emerged from eBay. 15 years of the platform have seen the birth of new startups taking advantage of the e-commerce platform. The Guardian reviews their stories.
On… liking everything on Facebook. Here is a curious experiment by Wired. A writer liked everything he saw on Facebook for 48 hours. “I like everything. Or at least I did, for 48 hours. Literally everything Facebook sent my way, I liked—even if I hated it. I decided to embark on a campaign of conscious liking, to see how it would affect what Facebook showed me. I know this sounds like a stunt (and it was) but it was also genuinely just an open-ended experiment. I wasn’t sure how long I’d keep it up (48 hours was all I could stand) or what I’d learn (possibly nothing.)”. Read what happened here.