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Startups Anonymous: The most expensive lesson I learned was to start a startup in Europe

[This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are anonymous, allowing them to share openly without fear of retribution. Every Wednesday, we'll run one new story chosen by Dana Severson, who operates StartupsAnonymous, a place for startups to share, ask questions, and  answer them [...]

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Undeterred by its ban from Belgium, Uber expands in stealth to Finland

In its relentless efforts for world domination, it looks like Uber is quietly expanding to Finland. This is a new country for the transportation platform, which already moved into the neighboring nation of Sweden. Uber has posted three job openings in Helsinki, for a community manager, a general manager, and an operations and logistics manager. [...]

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Opel could break even next year

Filed under: Europe, Earnings/Financials, Opel How things change. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Opel might just break even next year. This is kind of a big deal, largely because Opel has been arguably the most troubled branch both in General Motors’ portfolio and in all of Europe. The report claims that [...]

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Opel Vivaro is a tidy Euro package hauler

Filed under: Minivan/Van, Europe, Work, Specialty This is the Opel Vivaro, and as much as it may look like a rebadged Nissan NV200, it isn’t (it’s quite a bit bigger). Instead, it’s a rebadged Nissan Primastar, which in turn is a Renault Trafic. Weird family links aside, this is the all-new, second-generation Vivaro, which Opel [...]

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Marussia production car hopes dead, F1 team gets new owners

Filed under: Motorsports, Coupe, Performance, Europe, Russia Russian media outlet R-Sport reports that sports car maker Marussia Motors has stopped making road cars and its employees in Moscow have “left the company en masse and joined a government-run technical institute.” That suggests there won’t be an evolution of the Cosworth-powered B2, the firm’s second sports [...]

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European lawmakers breathe new life into the free Internet

The free Internet is faring better in Europe than in the United States. European lawmakers have approved new laws that clearly define and protect net neutrality in addition to banning roaming charges applied to consumers traveling in the European Union. The laws must be approved by another meeting of the European Parliament, the European Commission, and individual [...]

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Mastretta MXT aiming for European launch in 2015

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Europe, MISC Though a number of foreign automakers have located their North American assembly plants in Mexico, our neighbors to the south are hardly known for producing their own cars under their own names. But performance-oriented startups are trying their best to upset that notion. VUHL is one such notable exception. [...]

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Cringe as this Pagani test driver takes his son on a joyride [w/poll]

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Europe, Videos The $1.2-million, rear-wheel-drive Pagani Huayra is fitted with a twin-turbocharged V12, rated at 720 horsepower, which is capable of launching its 3,100-pound curb weight to 60 miles per hour in about three seconds flat. Hold its oval aluminum accelerator pedal to its stops on a proper stretch of pavement [...]

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Opel to be shuttered in China, but will restart Buick production in Germany

Filed under: Europe, Plants/Manufacturing, Buick, Opel Opel, General Motors’ troubled German brand continues its quest to reinvent itself and find solid profitability. In the course of that metamorphosis, the company has a bit of good news/bad news today. The good news is, it will once again begin screwing together Buick models for the American market. [...]

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Seat confirms first SUV is on the way

Filed under: SUV, Europe, Crossover, SEAT If you’re traveling overseas and happen upon a Seat showroom, you can expect to see a lot of lift-gates. You’ll see them on city cars, hatchbacks, wagons and minivans, but with the sole exception of the rebadged old Audi A4 they call the Exeo – which is available as [...]

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Exhaust partsmakers raided by EU watchdog in price-fixing probe

Filed under: Europe, Government/Legal, Technology, Earnings/Financials We’ve seen automotive price-fixing scandals in the past, most recently against nine Japanese suppliers that received $740 million in fines from the US Department of Justice. Now the European Union is cracking down hard on the anti-competitive practice. On March 25, its regulators raided several exhaust system suppliers, including [...]

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