This week, Tech.eu tracked 9 technology M&A transactions and 68 funding deals (totalling €296 million, about $334 million) in Europe, Turkey and Israel.
Here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week:
1) Earlier this year, Twitter invested about $70 million in Berlin-based streaming music service company SoundCloud, the companies unexpectedly announced/confirmed this week.
2) China’s Tencent is reportedly nearing a deal to buy Supercell, the Finnish maker of the popular ‘Clash of Clans’ game in a deal that values the company at more than $9 billion.
5) Twitter’s head of EMEA (one of its most senior execs outside the US) has departed the company to join Dublin-based VC firm Frontline Ventures as investment partner.
7) Tech leaders from across Europe this week came together for the annual ‘The Europas’ Awards in London. Here’s a list of all the winners.
8) The US government has asked to be joined as a party in the Irish High Court case between the Austrian privacy activist and lawyer Max Schrems, and Facebook.
9) Madrid-based online job marketplace Jobandtalent has raised $42 million in Series B funding led by Atomico.
10) Sweden is conducting tests to put the country’s land registry system on blockchain, the underlying technology supporting the digital currency bitcoin.
Bonus link: The surreal world of an Icelandic bitcoin mine, where they literally make digital money.
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