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Nuclear Fusion, 3D Printing, Biomedical Imaging: What Thiel’s New 20 Under 20 Fellows Are Attacking

IPO Candidate Apptio Raising $50 Million

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Business-software maker Apptio Inc. is raising $50 million as it moves towards an initial public offering, the latest such start-up to attract a big funding round as investors turn their attention to companies targeting corporate tech buyers. With Facebook Inc. preparing to go public, investors see start-ups that develop software...
IPO Candidate Apptio Raising $50 Million

Smule's new iPhone app would like to teach the world to Sing

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With 15m active users, developer's mission to 'help the democratisation of music' is proceeding apaceSome people think of Smule as a maker of novelty music apps like Ocarina, I Am T-Pain and Magic Piano - which respectively involve blowing a virtual ancient wind instrument; tapping out songs on a curly touchscreen...
Smule's new iPhone app would like to teach the world to Sing
Google’s Motorola acquisition approved by Justice Department

GeekWire Awards: Vote for the 'Next Tech Titan'

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Today’s featured category in the GeekWire Awards voting is a big one, literally. The Next Tech Titan — brought to you by Wave Business Solutions — will reward the company that’s moving from the tough trenches of startup land to the big leagues. The Pacific Northwest is loaded with those...
GeekWire Awards: Vote for the 'Next Tech Titan'

Google Just Got The U.S. Department Of Justice's Approval To Acquire Motorola (GOOG)

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Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility just cleared another huge hurdle, with the Department of Justice announcing that it has cleared the deal, Poornima Gupta of Reuters reports. Google also announced that the European Commission cleared the $12.5 billion acquisition earlier today. Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the...
Google Just Got The U.S. Department Of Justice's Approval To Acquire Motorola (GOOG)

One Robot Per Child? Former Googler, Apple Engineer Tackle Educational Bots.

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There are apps that teach kids the basics of programming. And then there are robots that get the job done. That’s the vision of a group of four tech entrepreneurs who late last year formed a company with the purpose of creating educational robots for kids. The Bay Area-based company,...
One Robot Per Child? Former Googler, Apple Engineer Tackle Educational Bots.

Apptio raises $50M in new funding round led by T.Rowe Price

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Sunny Gupta interviewed at 2011 the Seattle 2.0 Awards Apptio today announced a $50 million funding round led by T. Rowe Price, a significant injection of capital for the Seattle-based company and one of the largest venture capital financings in the Pacific Northwest in the past five years. The company,...
Apptio raises $50M in new funding round led by T.Rowe Price

Google’s deal to buy Motorola Mobility gets final approval from Department of Justice

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Earlier today we reported that the European Commission blessed the Google-Motorola Mobility deal, and we’re learning that the United States has also given its final seal of approval making the deal complete. According to a Reuters reporter, the approval has been giving a few moments ago: All clear! Google-Motorola deal...
Google’s deal to buy Motorola Mobility gets final approval from Department of Justice

Best of Startup Day: Sunny Gupta's lessons on raising venture capital

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Sunny Gupta, CEO and Co-Founder of Apptio We’re continuing our build-up to GeekWire Startup Day — taking place Sept. 22 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue— with videos from some of the notable presenters from past years. Today, we’re going back into the archive to 2010, featuring Apptio’s Sunny Gupta and his...
Best of Startup Day: Sunny Gupta's lessons on raising venture capital

Zynga's Treasurer Is Leaving For Twitter (ZNGA)

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Zynga treasurer Mike Gupta is leaving the company for a new job at Twitter, Bloomberg News reports. Gupta is the latest in a growing list of Zynga executives heading for the exits since the company has struggled post-IPO. At Twitter, Gupta will have the same job. Last night, Zynga announced...
Zynga's Treasurer Is Leaving For Twitter (ZNGA)

Khush Tries Teaching the World to Songify Live (Video)

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We spent a lot of time at the D: Dive Into Media conference talking about the way entertainment gets distributed. But it was also important to talk about the way it gets created. App-maker Khush’s pitch is that it lets everyone become an entertainer, via its music apps that let...
Khush Tries Teaching the World to Songify Live (Video)
Craftsvilla Raises $1.5 Million Series A To Become “The Etsy Of Asia”

Treasure Data Launches Cloud-Based Data Warehouse With Investment From Ruby Creator Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto

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Cloud-based data warehouse company Treasure Data officially opened its doors this week with $1.5 million in funding that includes an investment from  Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto – the creator of the Ruby programming language. The other investors include angel investor Bill Kai; Naren Gupta of Nexus Venture and a director with...
Treasure Data Launches Cloud-Based Data Warehouse With Investment From Ruby Creator Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto

Music Startup Smule Promises To Get More Social, Starting With Its New Karaoke App Sing

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Executives at Smule, the startup that turns mobile devices into musical instruments with apps like Ocarina and Magic Piano, say the company’s apps are about to get social in a big way. Sharing has always been a key part of Smule”s products, but Prerna Gupta (who joined the company through the...
Music Startup Smule Promises To Get More Social, Starting With Its New Karaoke App Sing

Smule Launches Strum, A Social Video App With Musical Filters

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The latest product from music startup Smule isn’t what I was expecting — instead of releasing another music-centric app like Ocarina or Magic Piano, it’s launching a social video app called Strum. Music still plays a role in the app, but it’s not center stage here as it is with...
Smule Launches Strum, A Social Video App With Musical Filters

Twitter updates search function in line with in-app expansion

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Twitter is enhancing the service’s search function to allow for greater discovery of new content and information on the part of users, it announced in a blog post Friday. The idea is to provide them with auto-suggestions in the search bar that correlate with who users follow when they search...
Twitter updates search function in line with in-app expansion
Executive shakeup at Twitter gives COO spot to CFO Ali Rowghani
Microsoft researchers develop camera-based stylus concept for use on any display

Apptio raises $45 million at a hefty valuation, plans to accelerate 'on all fronts'

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Apptio is not playing small ball. Just 14 months after raising a $50 million venture round, Bellevue-based Apptio is back with a little more cash in its pocket. The company, which offers on-demand software and services for managing corporate IT departments, today is announcing that it has raised another $45 million in...
Apptio raises $45 million at a hefty valuation, plans to accelerate 'on all fronts'

Payments And Online ID Verification Company Jumio Nabs Strategic Investment From Citi Ventures

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Mobile and online payments and ID verification startup Jumio has received an additional Series B investment led by Citi Ventures, a unit of global financial services company Citi. The funding follows Jumio’s $25.5 million Series B from March, led by Andreessen Horowitz. Although Citi’s investment amount is not being disclosed, to date, Jumio has...
Payments And Online ID Verification Company Jumio Nabs Strategic Investment From Citi Ventures

Peanut Labs Launches Groupon-Like Deals In Virtual Currency Offers On Facebook

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We recently wrote about 8Coupons and Yipit, which both aggregate Groupon-like deals. Today, Peanut Labs is launching a different twists to the crowdsourced local deal; the startup is allowing users to earn virtual currencies by buying local goods and services at huge discounts, called Cherry Deals. So when playing...
Peanut Labs Launches Groupon-Like Deals In Virtual Currency Offers On Facebook

This Former Yahoo Executive Is At The Center Of Its Mysterious $2.7 Billion Lawsuit (YHOO)

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Business Insider has traded emails with Carlos Bazan-Canabal, the former Yahoo executive who put together the failed Yellow Pages deal that landed the company with a $2.7 billion judgment against it in a Mexican court. It turns out that Bazan-Canabal may be the one suing Yahoo. We say "may" because he was...
This Former Yahoo Executive Is At The Center Of Its Mysterious $2.7 Billion Lawsuit (YHOO)
iSwifter launches full-featured mobile Facebook app — with social games included — on iPad

Khush's Songify Live Gives the Tone-Deaf an Auto-Tune-Up (Demo)

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As evidenced nightly in karaoke joints around the country, when it comes to singing, more people are blessed with enthusiasm than with talent. But there is hope, even for the hopelessly tone-deaf, in Songify Live, a new app that lets even the most egregious musical offender crank out a catchy...
Khush's Songify Live Gives the Tone-Deaf an Auto-Tune-Up (Demo)
LinkedIn makes a push for more content with new developer tools
Twitter is the common dude’s RSS reader, new discovery tools show

Twitter shuffles top execs, names new COO and CFO

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As the social network aims to drive revenue, Ali Rowghani is named chief operating officer and Mike Gupta moves into role of chief financial officer. [Read more]...
Twitter shuffles top execs, names new COO and CFO

Peter Thiel Is Paying These 20 Entrepreneurs That Can't Even Drink Yet $100,000 To Drop Out Of College

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Every now and then, you'll find a brilliant entrepreneur under the age of 20 that has, say, already created nuclear fusion. Billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel has found that person, and twenty more just like him. He is giving them $100,000 to drop out of college and become a "Thiel...
Peter Thiel Is Paying These 20 Entrepreneurs That Can't Even Drink Yet $100,000 To Drop Out Of College

Zynga Loses the Deal Guy Behind Lady Gaga and Snoop Marketing Stunts

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After three and a half years at Zynga, Jonathan Flesher, VP of business development, has left the social games company, the latest in a string of resignations. Jonathan Flesher According to sources familiar with the move, Flesher’s last day was Nov. 9. He could not be reached for comment, but sources...
Zynga Loses the Deal Guy Behind Lady Gaga and Snoop Marketing Stunts
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