Young Croatians top EU for digital skills

bne IntelliNews July 15, 2020

Close to 100% of young Croatian adults have basic or above basic digital skills, more than in any other EU country, a compilation of data from Eurostat showed.

Spotify to enter Russia, other emerging Europe markets in new expansion drive

bne IntelliNews July 15, 2020

In Russia, the move by Spotify will put pressure on local internet majors Yandex and Group that also offer music streaming services.

Skype co-founder Toivo Annus dies suddenly at the age of 48

Linas Jegelevicius July 14, 2020

Prominent Estonian entrepreneur and engineer died suddenly of an unexpected illness.

$225mn funding values Romanian RPA unicorn UiPath at over $10bn

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest July 14, 2020

The funding was accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, during which demand for software and automation robots exploded, said co-founder Daniel Dines.

AliExpress sets ambitious goals in Russia, IPO possible

Vadim Dumesh in Paris July 13, 2020

AliExpress Russia is aiming to reach $10bn gross merchandise volume by 2022-2023, and has not ruled out a future IPO.

ING Bank launches fashion marketplace in Romania

bne IntelliNews July 9, 2020

ING takes on Romanian online retailers Fashion Days and, but plans international expansion for its DealWise platform.