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Simplee Raises $6 Million Series A For Its Mint-Like Approach To Tracking Healthcare Expenses

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Simplee, a Mint-like platform for tracking healthcare expenses and then paying them online, is today announcing the close of its $6 million Series A round of funding. The round was led by The Social+Capital Partnership (aka “s23p”), and includes current investors, Greylock Partners Israel. As a part of the investment, s23p’s General Partner...
Simplee Raises $6 Million Series A For Its Mint-Like Approach To Tracking Healthcare Expenses

AdInsight Raises $2.6M From Eden Ventures For AdTech That Bridges Online And Offline Analytics

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A lot of adtech startups have focused their attention on ways to improve the process of measuring, buying and delivering online ads, but here’s an example of a company getting some traction for a solution that to better sense of how a company’s online activities relate to what customers do...
AdInsight Raises $2.6M From Eden Ventures For AdTech That Bridges Online And Offline Analytics

Exploit uses firewalls to hijack smartphones, turns friends into foes

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Normally, firewalls at cellular carriers are your best friends, screening out malware before it ever touches your phone. University of Michigan computer science researchers have found that those first lines of defense could be your enemy through a new exploit. As long as a small piece of malware sits...
Exploit uses firewalls to hijack smartphones, turns friends into foes

Titanic disaster unlikely to happen in this age, experts say

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Modern warning systems plus radar and a better sense of oceanography make it unlikely that a ship could be lost at sea--with hundreds or even thousands dead--in 2012. [Read more]...
Titanic disaster unlikely to happen in this age, experts say

Apple opens iTunes Store in Hong Kong, Taiwan and 10 other Asia-Pacific territories

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Many Apple fans on the opposite side of the Pacific from Cupertino haven't had much of a choice to shop from iTunes, even though they've had the App Store for some time. There's now a much better sense of balance: Apple just flicked the switch on the iTunes Store...
Apple opens iTunes Store in Hong Kong, Taiwan and 10 other Asia-Pacific territories

Use your BlackBerry Smartphone with BlackBerry Remote to control your PS3, Android tablet and more! [video]

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[YouTube link for mobile viewing] With the release of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 we knew RIM would also be updating BlackBerry Bridge to support the BlackBerry Remote feature. What we didn't know though is how exactly it worked but now that it has been released, we're getting a better...
Use your BlackBerry Smartphone with BlackBerry Remote to control your PS3, Android tablet and more! [video]

BodeTree Is A Financial Tool For People Who Hate Finance

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Today, a company called BodeTree is launching a new web-based solution to help small business owners make better sense of their financial data. Like another new startup in the SMB realm (that being InvoiceASAP), BodeTree is also leveraging QuickBooks to help import data into its service, but instead of focusing on online invoicing and...
BodeTree Is A Financial Tool For People Who Hate Finance

The Super Cool Thermostat Startup Nest Rolls Out New Features To Save You Money

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Thermostat startup Nest is introducing a couple of new software features to make homes more efficient. Nest is the thermostat that was designed by the man behind the iPod, Tony Fadell. It basically looks like a thermostat if Apple made thermostats. The Nest went on sale at the end...
The Super Cool Thermostat Startup Nest Rolls Out New Features To Save You Money

How To Jailbreak According To chpwn

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When you jailbreak an iOS device for the first time, you have a lot to learn. That's just the first of many ways jailbreaking is unlike the out-of-the-box Apple experience. To get a better sense of the purpose and potential of jailbreaking, I talked to one of the best. chpwn...
How To Jailbreak According To chpwn

Samsung posts Galaxy S III source code, modders start their engines

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That was fast: just a few days after the Galaxy S III reached buyers' eager hands, Samsung has posted the phone's source code. Its dutiful clinging to Google's Android guidelines opens the floodgates to custom ROMs as well as a better sense of what makes Samsung's Android 4.0 variant...
Samsung posts Galaxy S III source code, modders start their engines

In Customer Service Push, Microsoft Invests In 24/7, Which Acquires Voxify

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People who are forced to engage in online chats with virtual customer service agents–or who are passed from agent to agent without getting their problems solved–are likely to get highly frustrated and take their business elsewhere. Microsoft is trying to fix that. It has struck a broad-ranging partnership with a...
In Customer Service Push, Microsoft Invests In 24/7, Which Acquires Voxify

From wine picks to stocks: Could the ‘big data’ geeks at newly-formed Context Relevant predict the future?

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Stephen Purpura Big data might very well be the tech buzz word of the year. And just how hot is it? Consider this:  Data scientist Stephen Purpura — an expert in artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics who is studying for his PhD in information sciences at Cornell University — has...
From wine picks to stocks: Could the ‘big data’ geeks at newly-formed Context Relevant predict the future?

Personalization app Zedge brings game recommendations to Android

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Zedge, a personalization app that sells ringtones and wallpapers, was one of the top five most downloaded free Android apps in 2011 according to Chomp with some 16 million active users. Now, it’s looking to use all the data it has on user tastes to help recommend free Android gaming apps...
Personalization app Zedge brings game recommendations to Android

News Corp. split would create 21st Century Fox

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Not that long ago, newspapers brought in the money that helped Rupert Murdoch build a media conglomerate with a $54 billion-plus market cap. Today, the publishing division still brings in 24 percent of the revenue — but only 11 percent of the operating profit. The rest comes from the entertainment...
News Corp. split would create 21st Century Fox

Obama pledges $200 million for ‘big data’ initiative

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President Obama. (White House photo) “Big data” is perhaps the hottest buzzword in technology these days. And now President Obama is jumping on the bandwagon, announcing a new $200 million R&D initiative today that’s designed to make better sense of the mountains of data being created and collected across a...
Obama pledges $200 million for ‘big data’ initiative
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Grindr is getting a big, gay makeover this summer

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Hot on the heels of hitting 1 million daily users, gay meetup app Grindr has unveiled a more refined application that will be released this summer across iOS, Android, and BlackBerry platforms. Grindr’s mobile apps have attracted more than 4 million people to date across iOS, Android, and BlackBerry,...
Grindr is getting a big, gay makeover this summer

Facebook's Incoming Fully Native iOS App

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Facebook's Incoming Fully Native iOS App: Nick Bilton: One of the Facebook engineers said the new application has been built primarily using Objective-C, the programming language used to build applications for iOS. Many of the components of the current version of the Facebook app are built using HTML5, a Web-based...
Facebook's Incoming Fully Native iOS App
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How data mining leads to loans for the underbanked

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While Big Data is increasingly a passion of forward-thinking companies looking to extract value from a growing pile of information, it is also having an effect on some of the most vulnerable consumers, who are finding a way to secure loans thanks to data mining. That’s through the work of...
How data mining leads to loans for the underbanked
The Four Categories of Apps, and Why Three of Them are Terrible Places to Invest

Startup Spotlight: Knotis looks to turn merchants into happy daily deal users

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Knotis CEO McLean Reiter You’ve heard the horror stories of small businesses getting overwhelmed by daily deals from the likes of Groupon and Living Social. Knotis founder McLean Reiter, a 28-year-old Seattle entrepreneur, wants to help those merchants navigate the tricky landscape with a new service called Knotis. Offering merchants...
Startup Spotlight: Knotis looks to turn merchants into happy daily deal users

13 Weird Research Projects Microsoft Employed A Bunch Of Scientists To Study (MSFT)

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Like most major tech companies, Microsoft has a big research division geared toward solving some of the most complicated problems in computing. But Microsoft is also spending a lot of time and money employing scientists to solve other problems — like why scammers always say they are from Nigeria. We...
13 Weird Research Projects Microsoft Employed A Bunch Of Scientists To Study (MSFT)

Tablets That Have a Certain Feel to Them

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Given that most Android tablets look the same, a couple of companies are showing technologies in Barcelona that make sure they don’t feel the same. One of those companies is a Finnish start-up called Senseg. Its technology, which it says is just now ready to go into products, lets you...
Tablets That Have a Certain Feel to Them

Seattle startup Placed nails down $3.4M for ‘location analytics’

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Let’s face it: The startup name of Sewichi never quite rolled off the tongue. A combination of the Korean words se (three) and wichi (location), founder David Shim said the name was always meant as a placeholder of sorts. But the Seattle startup is growing up, ditching the Sewichi name...
Seattle startup Placed nails down $3.4M for ‘location analytics’
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Evri spins out SportStream with $3.5M from Paul Allen

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Seattle startup Evri was founded in 2007, designed to help people make better sense of news and information. A lot has changed since then, especially given the rise of tablets and mobile computers. Now, the company is evolving, announcing today that it has spun off a new social sports startup...
Evri spins out SportStream with $3.5M from Paul Allen

Facebook updates page insights to reflect impressions from shared posts

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Facebook page insights will now count the number of impressions gained through fans sharing posts, according to a post on the Facebook Studio Blog. Insights will now also include total impressions for all time. Previously, Facebook stopped collecting impressions data on posts after 28 days. These changes will give page...
Facebook updates page insights to reflect impressions from shared posts

Video: T-Mobile’s Carly is making fun of AT&T again

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After AT&T announced plans to acquire T-Mobile USA for $39 billion last year, federal regulators blocked the deal, contending that it would reduce competition in the wireless U.S. market. As evidence of that competition, they pointed in part to ads in which T-Mobile spokesmodel Carly Foulkes lampooned AT&T and Apple....
Video: T-Mobile’s Carly is making fun of AT&T again
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