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Romanian startup Summify bought by Twitter

Romanian startup Summify bought by Twitter

Feb 1, 2012
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The web-based startup Summify, created by two Romanians, has been bought up by Twitter, according to Romania Insider.  Summify announced the news on their blog last week and said they were relocating to Twitter’s offices in San Francisco from their current base in Vancouver. Read More »

Slovenian online media join forces in paid content scheme

Slovenian online media join forces in paid content scheme

Jan 11, 2012
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Nine months after Slovakia’s major online media outlets put much of their content behind a paywall, Piano Media, the system operator, will launch the scheme in Slovenia. Read More »

Restart Romania featured on HuffPo

Restart Romania featured on HuffPo

Dec 15, 2011
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Last month we brought you news of the the RestartRomania project, a project by TechSoup to help several projects by Romanian citizens to find new ways to implement socia media to tackle some of the country’s biggest issues. Read More »

Online bookstore targets Georgian language

Online bookstore targets Georgian language

Nov 28, 2011
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The website www.lit.ge recently launched the first electronic book shop in Georgia. The company provides the “Yota Reader” completely adapted to the Georgian language.

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Romania uses social media to confront apathy

Romania uses social media to confront apathy

Nov 16, 2011
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Activists and civil society participants in Romania are coming up with innovative ways of combatting problems they see in their communities. A recent blog post on Tech Soup Global talks about what seems to have been a really productive competition called Restart Romania. The competition, organized  by Tech Soup Romania, was designed to find, develop and support a few of the best ideas. Read More »

Mediafabric brings global tech experts to Prague

Mediafabric brings global tech experts to Prague

Oct 3, 2011
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A host of journalists, editors, technologists, developers, designers and hackers will be descending on Prague on October 21 for Mediafabric 2011, a day-long hackathon curated by open-source software startup, Sourcefabric. Read More »

Moldova rewards technological startups

Moldova rewards technological startups

Aug 30, 2011
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Moldova recently hosted iTineret, a nation-wide contest to establish and promote young talent and achievements in the IT field. The competition comprised of categories including websites, graphics and applications. One of the winners of the contest was MediaPoint, a longtime TOL partner in Moldova. They created a website called Alerte.md based on a Ushahidi platform dedicated to monitoring and reporting issues that should be tackled by public authorities, such as bad roads and poor illumination. Read More »

Slovak online media subscription meets success

Slovak online media subscription meets success

Jun 28, 2011
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It’s an uncommon headline, but an online news source is boasting promising financial prospects. Read More »

Moldova: 1 business, 48 hours

Moldova: 1 business, 48 hours

Jun 22, 2011
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“For each team,” states a blurb on Launch48’s website, “the goal is simple: pitch, build and launch an online business in 48 hours.” Read More »

Welcome to Net Prophet

Welcome to Net Prophet

Jun 10, 2011
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Welcome to Net Prophet, a blog produced by Transitions that will be providing updates and analysis on the latest in new media and IT developments across Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

For years now, we’ve been reading the fascinating information that our project managers have been sending it from the field for grant reports, and felt it was a pity that only a few donors were privy to such updates. It has also seemed to us that blogs on new media/tech development rarely cover this part of the world, even though a wealth of interesting stuff is happening out there on the ground, with very little press internationally. Read More »

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