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Today's top headlines: Netflix, Deezer prove internet business just one big game of Risk Written by Nina Fowler on 15. August 2012

It’s all a game of geography in today’s daily digest, with web-based entertainment players Netflix and Deezer expanding across the globe and Rocket Internet putting the pressure on mobile payments startup Stripe with clone Paymill.

Netflix Heads To Scandinavia, With Plans To Launch In Norway, Denmark, Sweden, And Finland Later This Year

NetflixThe streaming video company just announcing that it will be launching in four Scandinavian countries by the end of the year – Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. It’s not clear what content Netflix will actually have in the Nordic countries at launch – expect it to be small compared to the US. Read more on TechCrunch.

Online music streaming service Deezer begins roll across Asia

DeezerOnline music subscription service Deezer is rolling out across Asia this week, the French company announced today. It will first become available in Thailand, rapidly followed by Singapore and Malaysia, ahead of its upcoming launch in Indonesia and the Philippines within the coming weeks. Read more on The Next Web.

Pin on the go: Pinterest finally lands on Android & iPad

PinterestPopular social network Pinterest has finally brought its addictive photo-driven service to Android devices and the iPad, a sign it wants to seriously step up its game in mobile. So, how does it look? Read more on VentureBeat, VentureVillage’s editorial partner in the Valley.

Rocket apes Stripe – goes live with Paymill

PaymillAround a month ago, payments processor du jour Stripe got valued at half a billion dollars. Rumours emerged just days later that Berlin clone factory Rocket Internet was set to pump out a copy – now that version has arrived in the form of Paymill. Read more on GigaOM.


For stories on the mobile payments land grab by VentureVillage, try:

Rocket Internet working on Stripe clone, taking aim at online payments sector
Startup of the Week – iZettle, payment on-the-go made easy