Warner Bros to make Minecraft-based movie with Swiss game developer Mojang

Burbank, US-based movie giant Warner Bros Studios is in talks with Stockholm, Switzerland-based indie game developer Mojang to make a movie based on the popular video game Minecraft, according to a Twitter post made by Mojang founder Markus Persson.

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Sweden's Truecaller grabs $18.8M in Series B financing

Stockholm, Sweden-based mobile phone community Truecaller grabbed $18.8 million in a Series B financing round led by Sequoia Capital to help identify unknown phone callers and block spam calls.

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Swedish software firm Hansoft pockets $8.4M in first venture round

Uppsala, Sweden-based program development tool Hansoft pocketed $8.4 million in its first round of funding led by Stockholm-based venture capitalist Spotify Creandum to support its sales and expansion programs.

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Swedish payments firm Klarna adds Germany's SOFORT for $150M

Sweden-based online payments company Klarna has bought Germany-based firm SOFORT in an acquisition deal valued at $150 million to become one of Europe's biggest independent payments alternative.

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UK investor Vitruvian raises USD1.6 billion in fundraising for second fund

UK-based independent private equity firm Vitruvian Partners closed USD1.6 billion (EUR1.2 billion) in a fundraising round for its second fund, the Vitruvian Investment Partnership II (VIP II).

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