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GNM taps Rightster to launch Guardian Select Video, a syndication portal to monetize digital video

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Guardian News & Media (GNM), the publisher behind Guardian.co.uk, Guardiannews.com and the Guardian and Observer newspapers, has now announced the launch of Guardian Select Video, in partnership with Rightster. The new partnership will herald the launch of a private video syndication portal that’s geared towards distributing and monetizing its digital...
GNM taps Rightster to launch Guardian Select Video, a syndication portal to monetize digital video

Google Pays A Total Of $7M To 37 U.S. States To Settle Street View WiFi Data Collection Case

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After a week of rumors, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise anymore, but Google today settled the privacy case brought against it by 37 and the District of Columbia. In total, Google will pay $7 million dollars, a number that isn’t going to cause a lot of sleepless nights...
Google Pays A Total Of $7M To 37 U.S. States To Settle Street View WiFi Data Collection Case

Fingerprint lands $7.7m to expand its network of educational iOS apps

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Fingerprint Digital, a San Francisco-based developer of mobile learning apps and games, has raised $7.7 million in equity funding according to an SEC filing. In September 2011, Fingerprint had secured $1.4 million in seed funding from K2 Media Labs, THQ, Reed Elsevier Ventures, and Suffolk Ventures. Also listed as an...
Fingerprint lands $7.7m to expand its network of educational iOS apps

China claims most cyber-attacks on its military websites have US origin

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Beijing says defence ministry and another site subjected to 1.7m attacks last year, two-thirds of which came from within AmericaTwo Chinese military websites were subject to about 144,000 hacking attacks a month last year, almost two-thirds of which came from the US, China's defence ministry has said.Earlier this month a...
China claims most cyber-attacks on its military websites have US origin
Plumgrid nabs $10.7M from USVP, Hummer Winblad to advance software-defined networking

Tello Raises $2.7M to Help Businesses Get Mobile Feedback

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Tello, which helps businesses solicit feedback through iOS and Android apps and text messages rather than just waiting for it to pop up on Twitter or Yelp, has raised $2.7 million in Series A funding from True Ventures and Bullpen Capital. Katie reviewed the consumer version of the Tello product...
Tello Raises $2.7M to Help Businesses Get Mobile Feedback

Promising to remake cloud databases for web scale, ParElastic gets $5.7M

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Cloud computing and scalability are often mentioned in the same sentence, but often not when talking about databases. Especially not MySQL databases. A Boston-based startup called ParElastic hopes to change that, and it has raised a $5.7 million Series A led by General Catalyst Partners (former VMware CTO Steve Herrod’s new...
Promising to remake cloud databases for web scale, ParElastic gets $5.7M
Funding Daily: Kids these days, with their Walkmans & their Bitcoins

Apple hardware chief sells off $10.7M in stock

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Apple's senior vice president of hardware engineering Dan Riccio let go of a little more than $10.7 million in stock this week. [Read more]...
Apple hardware chief sells off $10.7M in stock

Samsung overtakes Nokia - and possibly outsells Apple's iPhone

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Some analysts reckon that it sold more smartphones – 44.5m – in the first three months of the year than Apple's 35.1m for its iPhoneSamsung appears to have become the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer, passing Finland's Nokia, top since 1998, as Samsung Electronics reported record first-quarter results.Though the company...
Samsung overtakes Nokia - and possibly outsells Apple's iPhone
Luxtera raises $21.7M for silicon photonic components

State saves nearly $1.7M by scrutinizing mobile phone use

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Gov. Chris Gregoire And you thought your cell phone bill was getting out of control. Washington state agencies have saved nearly $1.7 million so far by scrutinizing mobile phone use by their employees, getting rid of unused devices, moving others to more efficient plans and pooling minutes. That’s the word...
State saves nearly $1.7M by scrutinizing mobile phone use

Picasso photographer's camera sold for record £1.36m

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Leica belonging to US photojournalist David Douglas Duncan, who documented life of Pablo Picasso, sets world recordA camera used by one of the world's most influential photographers, who documented Pablo Picasso's life, has sold in Vienna for a record €1.7m (£1.4m).The Leica M3D, which had attracted an opening bid of...
Picasso photographer's camera sold for record £1.36m

Flexible screens, here we come! C3Nano raises $6.7M for next-gen displays

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Flexible screens, here we come! C3Nano raises $6.7M for next-gen displays
Gruber: TBA sessions on WWDC schedule could point to apps for Apple TV
Yelp makes a better second impression in Q2 with $32.7M in revenue and $0.03 loss per share

Tomfoolery raises $1.7m from Morado Ventures and others to develop mobile-first apps for the enterprise

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Tomfoolery, a service looking to develop consumer quality, mobile-first software for the enterprise, has just raised $1.7 million in seed funding. With this investment, the company says it will spend the capital on hiring more people and will use it to focus on developing its product. Morado Ventures led the...
Tomfoolery raises $1.7m from Morado Ventures and others to develop mobile-first apps for the enterprise

Nokia Sold Just 600K Handsets In North America During The Last Quarter

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Ouch. Remember that time I wrote a post called “Welcome back, Nokia“? I praised Nokia for going back to its roots with the Lumia handsets, and the flagship Lumia 900 is a fantastic phone with a great build quality and even better price tag. At the time Windows Phone had...
Nokia Sold Just 600K Handsets In North America During The Last Quarter

Skype founder’s VC fund Atomico is making its first investments in Brazilian startups

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Atomico has invested in two Brazilian startups, the tech VC firm announced today. Created by Skype’s co-founder Niklas Zennström, the international fund has already invested in Latin American startups, but it is the first time is has invested in Brazil. The two beneficiaries of these investments are Connect Parts, which...
Skype founder’s VC fund Atomico is making its first investments in Brazilian startups
Cloudability nets $8.7M to manage more cloud spending

DeveloperAuction Raises $2.7M for Novel Talent Marketplace

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DeveloperAuction matches engineers and job openings through a process that involves curating a pool of candidates for two-week “auction” periods, requiring employers to specify an offer value before scheduling interviews, and giving cash bonuses to hired engineers on their first day. The year-old company just raised $2.7 million from investors including...
DeveloperAuction Raises $2.7M for Novel Talent Marketplace
Omada Health Secures $4.7M From USVP, NEA, Kapor & More To Roll Out Its Online Diabetes Prevention Program

Five reasons not to buy Facebook shares

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The sale will likely generate billions, but hidden just beneath the buzz are signs that not all is well for Silicon Valley's starOn Friday, Facebook will finally become a public company. The hotly anticipated initial public offering (IPO) will be the largest tech company share sale ever and is expected...
Five reasons not to buy Facebook shares

News: Eurogamer's unique traffic surges 10% to 5.7m monthly users

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Unique visits to the eleven pan-European Eurogamer sites have risen by over ten per cent since last year, the latest traffic numbers have shown. The final tally for unique browser visits for Eurogamer.net and its ten other foreign language editions was 5,778,816 between November 1 and 31, 2011. Over...
News: Eurogamer's unique traffic surges 10% to 5.7m monthly users

Nokia slumps to €1.3bn loss under competition from Apple and Samsung

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Finnish mobile phone maker says head of sales Colin Giles is leaving to be 'closer to his family'Nokia has announced the departure of its head of sales as the struggling mobile phone maker, beset by competition from Apple and Samsung and an under-par new product launch, slumped to a loss...
Nokia slumps to €1.3bn loss under competition from Apple and Samsung

Friendster founder raises $1.7M for social startup Nuzzel

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Jonathan Abrams' latest project raises seed round from investors including 500 Startups' Dave McClure [Read more]...
Friendster founder raises $1.7M for social startup Nuzzel

Cloud cost management startup Cloudability picks up $8.7m from Foundry, 500 Startups and others

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Today Cloudability announced that it has landed a $8.7 million Series A round, led by Foundry Group, and participated in by 500 Startups, Wieden, and Trinity Ventures. Two new members of its board of directors were announced as well, including Jason Seats, the founder of SliceHost. The cloud – computing and storage services that...
Cloud cost management startup Cloudability picks up $8.7m from Foundry, 500 Startups and others

Samsung records record first-quarter profits as smartphone dominance grows

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Sales of smartphones keep growing as South Korean manufacturer records rise in sequential profit and lower marketing spendFirst-quarter profits at Samsung Electronics jumped to a record high as smartphone sales remained strong despite the impending launch of an updated version of its flagship Galaxy phone, according to new figures released...
Samsung records record first-quarter profits as smartphone dominance grows

1080p refresh doubled Apple TV sales in 2012, 2.7M sold so far

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The refreshed 1080p Apple TV has doubled sales of the device in the first half of 2012, as Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed on Tuesday that 2.7 million units of the set-top box have been sold already in 2012....
1080p refresh doubled Apple TV sales in 2012, 2.7M sold so far
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