Western Balkans scrap roaming tariffs

bne IntelliNews July 1, 2021

Politicians say lifting of roaming tariffs is just the first step as cooperation efforts deliver financial benefits for citizens of the EU-aspiring region.

Russian game maker Nexters upgrades financial forecasts for 2021 ahead of Nasdaq listing later this year

bne IntelliNews July 1, 2021

Nexters, best known for its game “Hero Wars”, upgraded its financial outlook from existing and new titles in 2021.

Dream Games completes hat trick of Turkish technology unicorns

bne IntelIiNews June 30, 2021

Following successes of Peak Games and Getir, Istanbul startup crosses the $1bn threshold with Series B funding round.

Leta Capital eyes “17,000 Russian-speaking tech entrepreneurs” based in the West

East West Digital News in Moscow June 30, 2021

The Russian VC firm Leta Capital aims to invest in Russian-speaking tech entrepreneurs across the world. This is a huge pool of talents who left their home countries to work in the West, where they outperform their peers.

M.Video uses high tech to automate CRM, raise service level and track employee attendance

East West Digital News in Moscow June 30, 2021

M.Video, a part of the M.Video–Eldorado consumer electronics retail group, now processes nearly half of customer calls via a virtual assistant called Alyona.

Law on digital assets enters force in Serbia paving way for fintech growth

bne IntelliNews June 30, 2021

Law is intended to provide a clear framework and legal security for investors and users of digital assets.

StartupBlink: Moscow city ranks #2 in Europe for startup ecosystem development

East West Digital News in Moscow June 29, 2021

StartupBlink has just released the 2021 edition of its Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report, which encompasses 1,000 cities and 100 countries across the world, reports East-West Digital News (EWDN).

Sber acquires CRM startup Jivo for reportedly more than $20mn

East West Digital News in Moscow June 29, 2021

Earlier this month Sber, the state-controlled financial and technology giant (previously known as Sberbank), announced the full acquisition of Jivo.

Slovakia’s flying car makes history

bne IntelliNews June 28, 2021

AirCar flew from Nitra to Bratislava then transformed into a car to continue its journey to the city centre.

Estonian road and car park marking robot developer 10Lines raises funds

bne IntelliNews June 28, 2021

10lines targets a multi-billion dollar market largely untouched by innovation.

Demand for fur coats doubles as Russia swelters in the hottest June for 120 years

bne IntelliNews June 25, 2021

As Russians suffer the hottest June in over a century, the leading e-commerce site Wildberries reports that the sale of fur coats has doubled year on year.

Wildberries expands international sales by offering cross-border sales and delivery

bne IntelliNews June 24, 2021

Russia’s largest online retailer Wildberries has launched direct sales from Belarus, Kazakhstan and China to Russian consumers, the company said in a statement on June 23.

Slovenia to bring public services online

bne IntelliNews June 23, 2021

Ljubljana presents first measures to digitalise public services with the aim of improving the efficiency of the public administration in line with the EU’s digital agenda.