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The popular music streaming service wants to be even more innovative and user friendly. Cord Project and Soundwave will help. On January 20th, 2016, Spotify announces the acquisition of two new companies, Cord Project and Soundwave. The move supports Spotify’s strategy of building a great experience for music fans. Both teams will join Spotify’s product development organisation, where they will further boost the digital music service’s existing strengths in developing engaging and innovative music experiences. “Spotify is laser focused on delivering innovative and engaging music discovery experiences to delight our millions of users,”, said Shiva Rajaraman, Spotify’s VP of Product.…

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Vectrons, PKP Cargo’s first modern locomotives made by Siemens, have successfully passed the factory tests in Munich.The Polish freight railway carrier says it will continue to focus on investments in innovation. The first three of 15 new locomotives, with which PKP CARGO will operate international connections, have just passed the tests in Munich. In September PKP Cargo signed a contract for the purchase of such machines from Siemens for a total of 315 million PLN. Vectrons were tested both in the production hall and on the contact system. The tests were attended by acceptance commissioners from PKP CARGO. The first…

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PwC announced on Wednesday 20th of January that it has conditionally agreed to acquire a leading European technology consulting business, Outbox Group. The Polish-based Outbox Group delivers cloud-based solutions and transformational services for clients across the UK and Europe. The company works with leading platforms such as Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle and SAP. PwC’s UK and EMEA Consulting Leader, Ashley Unwin, said: “This acquisition represents a major milestone for PwC’s UK and Central and Eastern Europe alliance and its commitment to invest in emerging markets. It is also a significant addition to our customer and digital capabilities and sees the…

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Year 2015 was full of changes in the Polish tech sector. We were witnessing how the startup scene was developing and growing in strength. Some young companies went bigger and some old and already big ones started to be more innovative. 2015 brought us also a lot of awards in the country and abroad. Many, many amazing events were a great opportunity to network and find out about new trends in technology. Just to keep you up to date we prepared some short summary of all important things that happened in 2015.

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REC Global is now a part of the GlobalLogic group. With this acquisition, GlobalLogic expands their European presence and strengthens embedded software capabilities On January 13, 2016, REC Global, a Wroclaw-based  software company, announced its acquisition with the GlobalLogic group. This opens up great new chances in case of growth, development and business opportunities for both sides. With this move, GlobalLogic, a leading design and digital product development company, extends its presence in Europe while enabling it to deliver even more sophisticated design and engineering solutions to customers worldwide. In return, new opportunities, especially a broader access to the US…

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A new grant from Knight Foundation is intended to improve search and discovery on Wikipedia. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (Knight Foundation), whose main aims are to promote quality journalism and advance media innovation, has recently decided to lend another non-profit organization a helping hand. The beneficiary is The Wikimedia Foundation, which is in charge of a couple of free knowledge projects, including the very popular Wikipedia. It is hoped that the grant of  $250,000 from the Knight Foundation will improve how people explore and acquire information on these platforms, mainly by supporting an investigation of search and…

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