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This article was published on August 31, 2015

    Tech news from Eastern Europe: Your roundup for August

    Tech news from Eastern Europe: Your roundup for August
    Andrii Degeler
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    Andrii Degeler

    Andrii Degeler is the community growth manager at Rockstart and a technology journalist with a particular interest in companies based in Cen Andrii Degeler is the community growth manager at Rockstart and a technology journalist with a particular interest in companies based in Central and Eastern Europe. He also runs a CEE-focused weekly tech newsletter, ProCEEd.

    Another month is almost gone, and it’s time to take look at what’s happened on the Eastern European tech scene in recent weeks.

    We’ve compiled the most important headlines from this part of the world into a handy round-up to make sure you’re up to speed with the recent developments.

    If you think something is missing, or would like to draw our attention to an important story, feel free to ping the author on Twitter (@shlema) or by e-mail at [email protected].

    Startups, VCs, accelerators

     

    Funding deals and M&A

     

    Laws and governments

     

    In other news

    • One the biggest startup conferences in Ukraine, IDCEE, has been cancelled for 2015
    • Yandex has launched a multifunctional app for users with low-budget Android smartphones in Russia
    • LOT, the official Polish air carrier, is now accepting bitcoin
    • Uber launched water taxi service in Saint Petersburg for two days
    • Kaspersky has denied the accusations in creating fake malware, saying that the Reuters report does not contain ‘a shred of evidence
    • Russia’s Skolkovo has teamed up with Panasonic and KAMAZ in search for battery breakthrough
    • Projects from Lithuania, Bosnia, and Russia have made it to the finals of Google’s annual Science Fair
    • Gennady Korotkevich from Belarus has won Google Code Jam for the second time in a row
    • Islamic State has released a Russian-language propaganda app for Android
    • Romanian antivirus firm BitDefender has admitted a leak of customer data, as the hacker claims that stolen passwords are unencrypted
    • Russian-made e-ink YotaPhone 2 is no longer coming to the US. In related news, Singapore-based Hi-P, which manufactures YotaPhone 2, takes Yota Devices to court over refusal to take delivery of smartphones
    • JD.com has inked a deal with Russian Post and considers selling Russian goods to Chinese consumers
    • Ukrainian outsourcing software development company SpeedFlow has announced a relocation to Bulgaria
    • Yandex has relaunched its mobile analytics platform with detailed ad tracking
    • Rafal Plutecki has become the head of Google Campus in Warsaw
    • Goldman Sachs to launch technology center in Poland
    • Amazon has raised the wages of the 6,000 workers at its two logistics centers in Western Poland. However, problems for the retail giant remain

     

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