Andrii Degeler

Technology journalist

I've been writing about technology since 2007 for Tech.eu, Ars Technica, The Next Web, the Kyiv Post, and more.

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The Next Web

Backup your Facebook photos to the cloud with Yandex.Disk

Russian Internet giant Yandex has rolled out a new feature for its cloud storage service Yandex.Disk that allows users to siphon their photos from Facebook, including the ones...

Stanfy Blog

Mobile Apps in Education: Big Stakes and Crazy Competition

Schoolchildren and adults willing to learn something new have widely adopted mobile technologies over the past few years. Smartphones and tablets have become not just devices...

The Next Web

Petcube Starts Shipping Its Crowdfunded Pet Camera in Time for Christmas

Kickstarter-backed Ukrainian startup Petcube has announced the beginning of shipments of its combined HD webcam, speaker and laser pointer that lets pet owners play with their...

Stanfy Blog

Things to Consider When Hiring an App Developer

For any mobile application development company, hiring is an extremely important part of existence, which can get painful if done wrong. Thankfully, there's plenty of advice...

Stanfy Blog

Fixing up a custom Android build: Pitfalls and possibilities

Although Android and iOS mobile application development is an exciting and rewarding job by itself, sometimes we need to go deeper and fine-tune a whole operating system so that...

The Next Web

Will Russian Online Music Listeners Go Legit?

With a decades-long history of being one of the countries where online music has been mostly pirated, Russia is now seeing the emergence of music services that offer users a...

Stanfy Blog

Five Essential Tools for Working with Remote Engineering Teams

The new ways of getting work done have long since proved that people do not necessarily have to be located in one place to create amazing products and collaborate efficiently....

The Next Web

Credit Card Black Market Worth $680m in Ex-USSR

In the former USSR countries, criminal activities with stolen credit cards have created a market of $680,000,000. This accounts for 27 percent of the total high-tech crime...

The Next Web

14 Apple Devices, 1 Clever Music Video

What happens when a band gets its hands on six iPhones, four iPads, one iPod and three MacBooks? Ukrainian musicians Brunettes Shoot Blondes used their collection of Apple...

The Next Web

Ireland Becomes a Major Destination for European Founders

The last few years saw Ireland not only struggling in efforts to recover its economy, but also becoming a popular destination for major US companies that want to put on a bridge...

The Next Web

CheckiO Launches Coding Game for Python Devs

By looking at the variety of online services for wannabe programmers, it seems like nowadays it is easier to learn how to code than how to cook. There is, however, not much of...

The Next Web

Startups in Russia: Why you Really Can't Ignore the Kremlin

Back in December 2012, we told the story of Russian startup Dream Industries, the founder of which claimed that he was raided by his own partners and the startup's investors....

The Next Web

AppInTop Automates Mobile Advertising Chores

Looking at the history of computers and software, it's safe to say that one of the main reasons behind their development was to automate as much as possible, leaving humans to...

The Next Web

Stamplay: An Easy, IFTTT-like Way to Create Web apps

While growing numbers of children learn to code in school, if not in kindergarten, there's still a lot of we grown-ups whose skills are rudimentary at best and don't go much...

The Next Web

GitLab is building a business with 0.1% of paying customers

Long-distance relationships are never easy, but it seems to be less so for the relationships between co-founders of tech companies. Living proof of this are the CEO and CTO of...

The Next Web

Lunecase: Notifications on the Back of your iPhone

When using phones, we mostly pay attention to the front side of the gadget where the screen is, while its rear isn't usually considered to be of any importance. Ukraine-based...

The Next Web

Startups and the State: How Eastern Europe Backs Entrepreneurs

Having a healthy level of entrepreneurship in their country is a great thing for governments, not least because it can be a significant source of tax income. However, to reap...

The Next Web

Why 'Bandwidth As a Commodity' Could Be a Huge New Market

It is widely believed that while successful tech companies build good products, the real innovation comes from those that build new markets. A typical example of this would be...