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A dead good deal? Obituary portal Legacy.com acquires its UK rival iAnnounce

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Legacy.com, a company that powers the obituary and death listing sections of newspapers around the world, has acquired UK-based rival iAnnounce. Unlike Legacy.com, iAnnounce isn’t 100% focused on mortality, throwing weddings and other family announcements into the mix too. Its platform is used by local and regional newspaper titles in the...
A dead good deal? Obituary portal Legacy.com acquires its UK rival iAnnounce
Barnes & Noble calls hack on credit card readers a "sophisticated criminal effort"
Madison Logic launches scary-good lead-gen platform retargeting your customer database

Customer Outreach Startup Intercom Raises $6M Round Led By The Social+Capital Partnership

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Intercom, a startup that allows online businesses to communicate with their customers in a more personalized way, has raised a $6 million Series A. I wrote about the company last month, when Facebook’s Paul Adams joined Intercom as its new head of product design. At the time, Adams told me...
Customer Outreach Startup Intercom Raises $6M Round Led By The Social+Capital Partnership

Following Thefts, Luxury Car-Sharing Service HiGear Acquired By Rent2Buy

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San Francisco-based HiGear, a peer-to-peer car-sharing service for luxury vehicles, has been acquired. The news follows the company’s decision to shut down operations last month, after a criminal ring targeted HiGear, resulting in multiple incidents of theft involving its members’ cars. The criminals stole four cars totaling $400,000 by using stolen identities...
Following Thefts, Luxury Car-Sharing Service HiGear Acquired By Rent2Buy
Security researcher found guilty of conspiracy and identity fraud in 'hackless' AT&T iPad hack

Zendesk and Salesforce get cosier in latest tie-up, including bulk sync and shared customer database

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Cloud-based helpdesk software provider Zendesk has announced a big update to its integration with Salesforce, the customer relationship management (CRM) service provider. For those who haven’t heard of Zendesk before, it’s fast becoming one of the most popular tools for businesses of all sizes to tap into an ‘out-of-the-box’ customer...
Zendesk and Salesforce get cosier in latest tie-up, including bulk sync and shared customer database

Online gambling firm Betfair rejects $1.38b takeover bid from CVC, says it 'undervalues' the company

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Internet betting exchange Betfair has today rejected an initial bid from CVC Capital Partners, a private equity firm that owns the Formula One Group, on the basis that it undervalued the publicly-listed company and was “highly conditional.” The preliminary proposal from CVC Capital Partners consisted of an offer price at 880 pence...
Online gambling firm Betfair rejects $1.38b takeover bid from CVC, says it 'undervalues' the company

TicketWeb look into online attack

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The ticketing agent says it is investigating an online attack which saw an "unauthorised party" contact their customer database....
TicketWeb look into online attack
The ecomom liquidation is underway. Here's how things looked at the end

Betting exchange Betfair hedges its bets, acquiring Blue Square for $7.6m

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Internet betting exchange Betfair has announced it has acquired “certain assets” from competing online bookmaker Blue Square for £5 million ($7.6m). In the announcement earlier today, Betfair noted that that the acquisition included Blue Square’s customer database, which essentially means that all Blue Square users will now be redirected towards...
Betting exchange Betfair hedges its bets, acquiring Blue Square for $7.6m

Netflix Deal Reveals Apple's Secret Sauce: iTunes Pay Channel

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As announced this week, the new Apple TV brings a new UI, better internal specs, and full HD capability to the table. But there's the business equivalent of an Easter egg hidden in it for Netflix subscribers: From now on, if you want to join Netflix you can do it...
Netflix Deal Reveals Apple's Secret Sauce: iTunes Pay Channel
Hackers steal, sell data on 8.7 million Korea Telecom subscribers

Hitler Rants About Cloud Security and Updates His Facebook Page

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It's a Friday morning and goodness knows we will be up to our eyeballs in discussions next week as the RSA Conference shovels out enough cloud security news for us all to groan just a bit. So, let's lighten it up a bit with one of the funnier YouTube videos...
Hitler Rants About Cloud Security and Updates His Facebook Page

Kodak unloading document image scanning to Brother

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Eastman Kodak has reached a preliminary agreement with Brother Industries for the sale of certain assets of its document image scanning business for a cash purchase price of approximately $210 million. Kodak's Document Imaging business provides a comprehensive portfolio of scanners, capture software and services to enterprise customers, and the...
Kodak unloading document image scanning to Brother
New Facebook ad tech will let advertisers match your Facebook identity with their customer database

Lego ATM makes change, authenticates bills

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A fully functional Lego NXT Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) with change making capability. The machine is built 100% from Lego parts plus a HiTechnic IRLink and a Codatex RFID Sensor. The machine is programmed in Not eXactly C (NXC) and has the following features...  Bill scanner can be...
Lego ATM makes change, authenticates bills

Hackers steal data from compromised Barnes & Noble payment terminals

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Criminal hackers planted malicious code in payment card keypads used at 63 Barnes & Noble stores across the United States and siphoned account data belonging to people who used them, company officials have warned. The tampering, which first came to light on September 14, was limited to one hacked keypad...
Hackers steal data from compromised Barnes & Noble payment terminals

Hackers Set To Bring Newzbin Back Online

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After a ruinous battle with Hollywood, Usenet indexing site Newzbin finally folded earlier this month. Run by an ex-Newzbin editor, the DeepSharer blog quickly reported a rumor that someone had previously hacked the Newzbin servers and grabbed the source code and several databases. “The Newzbin source code is in the...
Hackers Set To Bring Newzbin Back Online

Atlassian hacked – passwords may have been compromised

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Atlassian, the developer of leading software development and collaboration tools, has informed all customers that late on Sunday Night, US PST, a security breach was identified that may have placed some password information at risk.The company, which has over 17,000 customers around the world including industry heavyweights like NASA, Cisco,...
Atlassian hacked – passwords may have been compromised

Barnes & Noble hacked, bank-card data stolen

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Barnes & Noble revealed Wednesday that PIN pads at 63 of its U.S. stores were compromised in September, in what appears to be a sophisticated criminal effort to steal banking-card information and PIN numbers from customers. The security breach was first discovered on September 14, but the retailer did...
Barnes & Noble hacked, bank-card data stolen

Google Ventures Leads $1.2M Round For TrueLens, Which Uses Social Data To Improve Customer Targeting

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Marketing startup TrueLens is announcing that it has raised a $1.2 million round of funding. The company is also unveiling its core customer intelligence product, which is calls Socialgraphics. Co-founder and CEO Roy Rodenstein admitted that social marketing and advertising is “a noisy space,” but he argued that TrueLens fits...
Google Ventures Leads $1.2M Round For TrueLens, Which Uses Social Data To Improve Customer Targeting
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