Janus Friis

Type: Person
Name: Janus Friis
Title: Entrepreneur and Investor
Date of Birth: --/--/1976
Place of Birth: Denmark
Nationality: Denmark
Fact Sheet: Biography for Janus Friis
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Gary Marshall: Going straight: 13 web villains and how they tried to go legit

The world of tech can be a strange place. It's a place where zeroes become heroes, where public enemies become pillars of society and where tabloid villains turn out to be perfectly legitimate after all. Come with us as we discover the sites, services ... [Published TechRadar.com - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Rdio buys TastemakerX app to boost streaming music discovery | Technology

Rdio may not be the most popular streaming music service – it has never said how many people use it – but it has always been one of the nicest to use thanks to its widely-praised design.Now it wants to make it easier for people to discover new music. ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

Watch out Pandora: iHeartRadio has 50M registered users

I almost never listen to the radio anymore.  And when I do I almost never find anything I like. i tried hooking up my iPod to the radio, but the reception was awful. For me, I'd rather listen to what I want, when I want. There's a reason that the radio ... [Published Vator.tv - Jun 17 2014]
First reported Jun 05 2014 - Updated Jun 06 2014 - 1 reports

Rdio Is Now Available on Google Chromecast in Brasil

/PRNewswire/ -- Rdio, one of the biggest streaming music services in the world, today announced that its service is now available in Brasil through Google's Chromecast.Brazil is Rdio's third largest market and one of its fastest growing. This announcement ... [Published IT News Online - Jun 05 2014]
First reported Jun 05 2014 - Updated Jun 05 2014 - 1 reports

Top tips for entrepreneurs

When Estonia regained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, less than half the population had a telephone line. A decade later, Denmark’s Janus Friis and Sweden’s Niklas Zennstrom chose its capital, Tallinn, as the launch pad for what would ... [Published Abu Dhabi National - Jun 05 2014]
First reported Jun 02 2014 - Updated Jun 03 2014 - 1 reports

Brokep, Pirate Bay File-Sharing Site Co-Founder, Arrested In Sweden

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe OnlinePeter Sunde – also known as Brokep – was reportedly arrested in Sweden over the weekend. The 35-year old co-founder of The Pirate Bay , who has been facing an eight-month prison sentence for his involvement ... [Published Red Orbit - Jun 02 2014]
First reported May 13 2014 - Updated May 13 2014 - 2 reports

Stealth startup alert: Skype co-founder ventures into health and wearables with Project Florida

Skype’s co-founder Janus Friis is looking to take on Fitbit with a new data-heavy health and wellness-focused wearable device, and he’s assembled a high-profile team to do so: Friis has been busy hiring senior talent people from Chartbeat, Foursqare ... [Published GigaOM - May 13 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 2 reports

Futureful, The Janus Friis-Backed AI Predictive Discovery Engine, Rebrands As Random

Futureful, the AI predictive discovery engine backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis which we last covered back in August, has a new name and a new interface -- evolving its proposition of serendipitous browsing to more clearly flag up the randomness ... [Published TechCrunch - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 2 reports

Why Random is developing an irrational browsing experience

Sometimes a company is interesting not because of the utility of what it can provide now, but because of the slightly hard-to-pin-down possibilities it opens up — particularly if those possibilities may help us navigate a new age of user interfaces and ... [Published GigaOM - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Random Launches for iOS, Changes How We Discover the Web

Personalized content discovery app makes web browsing fun again. Random, a fresh way to discover new and interesting content on the web, today launched an iOS app for anonymous and personalized web browsing. Backed by Skype co-founder, Janus Friis, Random ... [Published PRWeb - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 04 2014 - Updated Mar 04 2014 - 2 reports

Janus Friis’ Next Act Is A Hardware Startup Called Aether, And A “Thinking” Music Player Called Cone

Janus Friis made his name founding a series of disruptive software startups such as Skype, Rdio, Joost and (much earlier) KaZaA — some more successful than others. Now the Swedish entrepreneur is moving into new territory: a hardware startup called Aether ... [Published TechCrunch - Mar 04 2014]
First reported Mar 03 2014 - Updated Mar 03 2014 - 2 reports

Carl Icahn Is at It Again, Attacking eBay

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Carl Icahn is at it again, attacking eBay's board, most notably Marc Andreessen, as Icahn looks for eBay to spin off PayPal. In a letter to shareholders, Icahn is asking for eBay to spin off its successful payments unit, PayPal, ... [Published The Street Latest - Mar 03 2014]

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Gary Marshall: Going straight: 13 web villains ... [Published TechRadar.com - Jul 09 2014]
Rdio buys TastemakerX app to boost streaming mu... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 01 2014]
Rdio buys TastemakerX app to boost streaming mu... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 01 2014]
Rdio Continues Global Momentum with Acquisition... [Published CEOWorld Magazine - Jun 30 2014]
Watch out Pandora: iHeartRadio has 50M register... [Published Vator.tv - Jun 17 2014]
Rdio Is Now Available on Google Chromecast in B... [Published IT News Online - Jun 05 2014]
Top tips for entrepreneurs [Published Abu Dhabi National - Jun 05 2014]
Brokep, Pirate Bay File-Sharing Site Co-Founder... [Published Red Orbit - Jun 02 2014]
Rdio and BandPage Partner to Power Artist Conte... [Published Yahoo! Finance - May 20 2014]
Stealth startup alert: Skype co-founder venture... [Published GigaOM - May 13 2014]
Stealth startup alert: Skype co-founder venture... [Published GigaOM Network - May 13 2014]
Artificial Intelligence Startup Vicarious Grabs... [Published TechCrunch - Apr 07 2014]
Futureful, The Janus Friis-Backed AI Predictive... [Published TechCrunch - Apr 04 2014]
Futureful, The Janus Friis-Backed AI Predictive... [Published TechCrunch Europe - Apr 04 2014]
Why Random is developing an irrational browsing... [Published GigaOM - Apr 04 2014]
Why Random is developing an irrational browsing... [Published GigaOM Network - Apr 04 2014]
Random Launches for iOS, Changes How We Discove... [Published PRWeb - Mar 27 2014]
Rdio To Revive Indian Music Streaming Service D... [Published TechTree.com - Mar 14 2014]
Janus Friis’ Next Act Is A Hardware Startup Cal... [Published TechCrunch - Mar 04 2014]
Janus Friis’ Next Act Is A Hardware Startup Cal... [Published TechCrunch Europe - Mar 04 2014]
Carl Icahn Is at It Again, Attacking eBay [Published The Street Latest - Mar 03 2014]
CARL ICAHN: Marc Andreessen's Conflicts on eBay... [Published Clusterstock - Mar 03 2014]
The Factory Releases Ins & Outs Baby-Tracking A... [Published PRWeb - Feb 04 2014]
Skype co-founder Zennstrom's VC firm Atomico ra... [Published Silicon Republic - Nov 19 2013]
Fact Sheet for Skype Limited [Published Silobreaker - Jan 19 2011]
Fact Sheet for Atomico Ventures [Published Silobreaker - Mar 24 2010]
How the US$3b marriage of eBay and Skype ended ... [Published Malaysian Insider - Sep 06 2009]
Canonical hits back at Microsoft in ne... [Published ZDNet UK - Apr 14 2009]
Biography for Janus Friis [Published Able2Act - Nov 20 2007]
Biography for Niklas Zennstrom [Published Able2Act - Oct 18 2007]
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Stealth startup alert: Skype co-founder venture... [Published GigaOM - May 13 2014]
Skype’s co-founder Janus Friis is looking to take on Fitbit with a new data-heavy health and wellness-focused wearable device, and he’s assembled a high-profile team to do so: Friis has been busy hiring senior talent people from Chartbeat, Foursqare ...
Stealth startup alert: Skype co-founder venture... [Published GigaOM Network - May 13 2014]
Skype’s co-founder Janus Friis is looking to take on Fitbit with a new data-heavy health and wellness-focused wearable device, and he’s assembled a high-profile team to do so: Friis has been busy hiring senior talent people from Chartbeat, Foursqare ...
Artificial Intelligence Startup Vicarious Grabs... [Published TechCrunch - Apr 07 2014]
No billionaire left behind. After Mark Zuckerberg, Peter Thiel and other Silicon Valley notables plunked down capital in a $40 million growth round for San Francisco-based artificial intelligence startup Vicarious, a few more billionaires showed up. Amazon ...
Futureful, The Janus Friis-Backed AI Predictive... [Published TechCrunch - Apr 04 2014]
Futureful, the AI predictive discovery engine backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis which we last covered back in August, has a new name and a new interface -- evolving its proposition of serendipitous browsing to more clearly flag up the randomness ...
Futureful, The Janus Friis-Backed AI Predictive... [Published TechCrunch Europe - Apr 04 2014]
Futureful, the AI predictive discovery engine backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis which we last covered back in August, has a new name and a new interface -- evolving its proposition of serendipitous browsing to more clearly flag up the randomness ...
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