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Today's top headlines:, Fab, Point Nine Capital invests in ShiftPlanning Written by Nina Fowler on 7. August 2012

top tech headlines

Point Nine Capital wants to make us work smarter and is backing ShiftPlanning to do it. Meanwhile, follows up its acquisition of Rocket Internet’s Betreut with a $50 million round. More acquisitions afoot?

Hey, Get Back To Work – ShiftPlanning Raises $1M For Its Workforce Scheduling Platform

ShiftPlanningShiftPlanning, which offers a web-based platform to help employers schedule and co-ordinate their workforce, has raised a $1 million Series A round led by Berlin-based Point Nine Capital. This follows an undisclosed seed round. Read more on TechCrunch.

Fab: Europe Will Be 20 per cent Of Fab’s 2012 Revenue

width="181"Design shopping site believes it’s now on track to be a $100 million+ business in Europe by 2013, with Europe contributing to at least 20 per cent of Fab’s revenue this year. Read more on TechCrunch. For related reading on VentureVillage, try our exclusive: The fabulous life of’s Tom Claessens

Mendeley injects some pace into academia with fast, big data

MendeleyLondon startup Mendeley (founded by three German students) is already beloved by researchers around the planet for helping them manage their work. Now it’s unveiled a new product that it hopes can help universities get a better handle on what’s happening right now. Goodbye slow, stuffy academia. Read more on GigaOM.

Online care-giving firm scores $50m round one of the largest online care services in the world, has announced the closing of $50 million in new funding. The financing was led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP). Read more on The Next Web. Interesting news for Samwer-watchers – acquired Rocket Internet’s clone Betreut in July.