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VCs Muscle Back Into Startup Funding - Some Call It a Bubble

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After several years spent watching angels, super angels and incubators move in on their turf, VCs are flexing back. A new survey of startups shows venture capitalists are reasserting themselves in the funding game. The reemergence of traditional VCs can make a big difference in how prospective startups look...
VCs Muscle Back Into Startup Funding - Some Call It a Bubble

After spurning acquisition, Kinect animation startup Freak'n Genius raises $525,000 angel round

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The Freak’n Genius team Kyle Kesterson’s new animation startup, Freak’n Genius, has raised $525,000 in fresh funding from more than a dozen angel investors that include Zapd founder Kelly Smith; Jumala founder Virl Hill; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Chris Hurley; Ty Alevizos and others. Kesterson tells GeekWire that the company hit...
After spurning acquisition, Kinect animation startup Freak'n Genius raises $525,000 angel round
Twitter adopts a motto to defend users

Twitter Apologizes for Banning Reporter, But Free Speech Questions Linger

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The weekend's fire storm over NBC's handling of its Olympics broadcast had barely died down yesterday when online critics found a new target: Twitter. In response to a complaint from NBC, the microblogging service suspended the account of Guy Adams, a reporter who tweeted a harshly critical comment about NBC's...
Twitter Apologizes for Banning Reporter, But Free Speech Questions Linger

Mowbly Offers A Mobile Platform With A Single-App Approach

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Mowbly, which recently launched and is here at Disrupt NY, takes a counter approach to mobile development platform environments. Instead of a steady stream of apps, Mowbly uses a single-app approach that it offers through its mobile platform as a service (PaaS), said Co-Founder Vignesh Swaminathan. Mowbly offers third-party app...
Mowbly Offers A Mobile Platform With A Single-App Approach
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After A Firestorm Of Criticism, Twitter Reinstates The Account Of The Journalist Who Tweeted An NBC Exec's Email

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Twitter wanted to be part of the story of this year's Olympics in London through its partnership with NBC. It got its wish--but for the wrong reasons. It just restored the account of Guy Adams, the LA correspondent for The Independent, a British newspaper, after suspending it for three days--three days during...
After A Firestorm Of Criticism, Twitter Reinstates The Account Of The Journalist Who Tweeted An NBC Exec's Email
Apple Didn't Take Part In Secret Government Data Mining Program Until After Steve Jobs Death

When Flo the insurance lady met RISD

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Progressive Corp.'s gadget for measuring diver usage is a marriage of art and commerce. By Omar Akhtar, contributor FORTUNE -- When students at the Rhode Island School of Design were asked to collaborate with an unlikely corporate partner--car insurer Progressive Corp. (PRG)--they went for the jugular. This week Progressive announced...
When Flo the insurance lady met RISD

Qliance raises $8M, opens new clinic on Expedia campus

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Qliance Medical, the Seattle health services startup backed by venture capitalist Nick Hanauer; Zillow Chairman Rich Barton; comedian Drew Carey; Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos; and others, has raised $8.6 million in venture capital financing, GeekWire has learned. Total funding in Qliance now stands at $27.6 million, with the 50-person company...
Qliance raises $8M, opens new clinic on Expedia campus
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GM Opts Out of Q2 Upfront Buys

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General Motors has thrown the transmission in reverse, exercising options to cancel a substantial portion of its second quarter upfront commitments. According to several sources, GM has pulled out of nearly 50 percent of its Q2 upfront buys in broadcast and cable, the maximum allowable under the terms of...
GM Opts Out of Q2 Upfront Buys
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