Samwer Brothers Back Frazr — German Twitter

Alexander, Oliver and Marc Samwer — a well-known European trio of entrepreneurs — have invested an undisclosed sum in Frazr, a German and French-language service similar to Twitter. While Twitter has garnered a lot of hype it normally takes a while for companies to focus on foreign markets, “and Europeans are more likely to rally behind a local company that specializes in their language” reports VentureBeat. The Samwer brothers also backed Studi-VZ, a Facebook-style service in Germany. It’s going to be a crowded market — VB notes competing services include Texeln, Wamadu, Faybl, 1you and Sloggen. is about to launch, according to OnetoOne.

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