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Business

Macedonians mostly bought online in Macedonia

According to a recent publication by it.mk, in 2019 Macedonian shoppers spent most of their money online in stores in Macedonia.  This is also a pattern seen in the State Statistical Office data shared by e-Commerce Macedonia. Unlike the last year, Macedonians now mostly buy online from sellers inside the country (38.8%), as compared to last year […]

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Tech

Frakton expands partnership with Berlin-based Contentful 

Frakton, a leading software development company from Kosovo, announced today a new partnership agreement with Berlin-based Contentful. Contentful is the leading enterprise headless CMS provider, and helps global companies transition from traditional CMSes and build, launch and ship digital products faster.  Founded in 2013, Contentful was listed by the New York Times as one of […]

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Startups

Mentorship Programme for purpose driven digital entrepreneurs

The European Youth Award (EYA) honored Europe’s most promising digital solutions with an impact on society of the year at the EYA Festival in Graz. Ten winning projects from seven countries are connected with experienced business leaders to support their future development as mentors. The 8th EYA Festival (Nov 27-30, 2019) focussed on Europe’s current challenges from political […]

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Tech

Google Maps Ads support for Prishtina Buses

A couple of weeks ago, Google released the most exciting Google Maps feature ever to more Android and iPhone devices that support augmented reality (AR) features., which is basically virtual directions right in your phone’s camera. But while Google has all these exciting features rolled-out for global users, people who use public transportation in Prishtina, […]

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Business

The Central Bank Of North Macedonia says yes to PayPal!

While the rest of the world launches rockets into space and brings them back in one piece, talks about wide usage of electric cars or implanting computers into your brain, there is Kosovo and North Macedonia, that still have issues with online payments. It seems that at least for now North Macedonia in a recent […]

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Tech

Top 5 Web Monitoring Tools

Almost everyone who runs an online business knows how disappointing is to experience downtime.  There could be many reasons for a website failure – design, hosting, functionality, server issues, updates, etc. Diagnosing the problem is less likely and difficult without an automated tool. According to Gartner, the average cost of IT downtime is $5,600 per […]

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Events

Wolves Summit has a new leader

The Wolves Summit conference has been acquired by a group of international investors, headed up by Martin Ring, a prominent leader in the Polish business and financial services market. The next edition of the international conference will take place on 23-24 October in Warsaw, Poland. Wolves Summit is one of the largest international innovation events […]

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Startups

Kosovo start-up Hello closes its first seed investment round

Hello, the audio social network has closed its first round of seed funding from Ionic Investments. Ionic Investments is a new Kosovo-based investment firm founded by a small group of business angels with a diverse set of skills and backgrounds in entrepreneurship. The round has been closed at a valuation of 1 million €, while […]

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Business

Launch your start-up from the Balkans in Korea, The K-Startup Grand Challenge 2019!

This year marks the 4th year of K-Startup Grand Challenge which has been a part of South Korea’s global startup acceleration programs organized by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups and the National IT Industry Promotion Agency. K-Startup Grand Challenge was established with the goal of promoting the expansion of an open entrepreneurship ecosystem in […]

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Tech

Kupohajna.com, the new attempt at the food delivery market of Kosovo

Food delivery is one of the latest industries that is being attacked by tech companies such as GrubHub, Uber Eats, Just Eat, Deliveroo, etc. Those companies are trying to eliminate the friction that is associated with cooking and dining out. Similar to car-hailing that is being offered by Uber or Lyft, food delivery could change […]