After Uber started enrolling drivers in Ukraine earlier this month, Kyiv (Kiev) taxi drivers have begun voicing their concerns. Last week, as reported by Ukrainian tech blog AIN.UA. they held a press conference under the slogan “The Klitschko-Uber collusion: A taxi at the price of a passenger’s life?” (Vitalii Klitschko is the mayor of Kyiv).
Not only do taxi drivers unions and associations see in Uber a threat to their jobs and to city coffers, they also suspect city authorities of having a secret agreement with Uber to allow unlicensed drivers to carry passengers. This will entail serious risks to passengers’ safety, taximen believe.
YouAppi, a San Francisco-based startup that has developed a Big Data-driven solution for mobile marketing, has raised $13.1 million from an international consortium of investors, including Ukraine’s Digital Future.
Also participating in this Series B round are Click Ventures, Emery Capital (Russia), Global Brain (Japan) and Hawk Ventures (USA), Israeli funds Glilot Capital Partners and 2B Angels, as well as AltaIR Capital and Flint Capital, two funds operating essentially from Russia and Israel.
Ericsson, Facebook, Intel CEOs and other key executives to speak at Mobile World Congress 30th edition
Mobile World Congress, a four-day international conference on the mobile industry and adjacent industry sectors, will hold its 30th edition in late February 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. More than 95,000 attendees are expected to attend the event.
“We’re less than a month away from Mobile World Congress and our 2016 edition is set to be our broadest, most exciting event yet,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer of GSMA.
Do people forget something because they are overloaded with information or just always run out of time? Or do they forget because their memory is not what it once was?
Chances are it’s a combination of both.
However, now there seems to be a solution – an iOS mobile application that supposed to save one’s memories has recently appeared in App Store.
Stanfy CEO Andrew Garkavyi: “Of the world’s top mobile developers, almost a quarter have offices in Ukraine”
An award-winning software development and design company based in Kyiv, Stanfy specializes in solutions for mobile wearable devices and connected electronics (IoT).
CEO Andrew Garkavyi shares his views on current trends in the outsourcing market and how Ukrainian companies answer today’s client needs. This interview is an excerpt from “IT Ukraine From A to Z,” a research study on the Ukrainian IT outsourcing and software R&D industries published by Ukraine Digital News.
Earlier this month PDNA, a Ukrainian startup that develops projects in the field of symbiotic artificial intelligence, raised €200,000 from local venture fund Digital Future. The money will be used to develop the company’s first project, LifeTracker.io, which aims to “track all dimensions of your life automatically” with “automatic monitoring of mood changes and emotions.”
It took just 30 minutes to Digital Future to take the decision to invest in the startup, the fund’s CEO Alexei Vitchenko told Ukrainian tech blog AIN.UA. “We immediately saw in LifeTracker a promising project,” he said. The fund also expects to develop its own AI projects based on PDNA’s platform.
In a major consumer survey, ATKearney shows that the use of digital offers across Ukraine does not lag behind the US and Europe at all – Ukraine is even among the top countries investigated.
“In distinction to many countries in Europe, Ukrainians appreciate quality although their ability to pay is hampered by the ongoing crisis,” the ATKearney analysts found.
Uber will soon start operating in Ukraine, Infrastructure Minstry said on Friday after meeting representatives of the US company, reports The Kyiv Post.
“We met with company Uber. Substantial talk and mutual understanding,” Deputy Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan wrote on his Facebook profile. The penetration of Uber’s services will eliminate possible corruption in taxi business, he believes.
The plant leaf area is measured in less than one second. “This is 1,000 times faster than using graph paper and 100 times faster than scanning and processing leaf image in Photoshop,” the startup claims.
Beyond leaf measurements, Petiole has developed a recommendation system for precision agriculture. A data cloud service allows users to collect and process data, and shows dynamics of growth in an affordable manner.
Canadian mobile e-commerce solution provider Mobify has acquired Jeapie, a Ukrainian startup offering an advanced mobile notification service. The amount of the transaction has not been disclosed, but a Jeapie shareholder told Ukraine Digital News it was “a seven-digit number.”
In the nearest future, the Jeapie solution will be integrated to Mobify’s cloud-based Entreprise-SaaS platform for e-commerce, Jeapie’s founder and CEO Alexander Mikhaylenko told Ukrainian tech blog AIN.UA.