21. June 2012–
Our regular daily digest of top headlines from tech hubs around the world, served up alongside our own original content. Enjoy!
Russian flash sales club KupiVIP raises $38m
The hotly-tipped Russian shopping club KupiVIP has cemented its position as one of the country’s rising stars, raising another $38 million in funding from Intel Capital, Acton Capital (Munich) and the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development. Read more on GigaOM.
ACTA update: European parliament advised “reject it”
The controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has been rejected by the International Trade Committee. The ITC vote will now act as a final recommendation to the European Parliament when it makes its final decision in early July. Read more on The Verge.
Swedish Touchscreen Company FlatFrog Receives €20 Million
FlatFrog Laboratories yesterday received a €20 million funding round led by Intel Capital. FlatFrog’s Planar Scatter Detection (PSD) technology can detect not only input from bare fingers, but also from gloved fingers and other objects such as pencil erasers. Read more on ArticStartup.