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Grab Games Quietly Raises $11 Million

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Los Angeles-based social mobile gaming company Grab Games has been stockpiling investments from some serious heavy hitters. The company has quietly raised $11 million to date through its December 2011 Series B round and has an impressive portfolio of cross-platform gaming products on the way. The company’s $5 million Series...
Grab Games Quietly Raises $11 Million

USTR Nominee Froman Called 'One Of The Most Egregious Examples Of The Way The Revolving Door Works Between Gov't And Business'

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After posting a bit about Michael Froman, the new nominee for USTR, I was already skeptical that he'd be any improvement over the predecessor, Ron Kirk. After all, Froman was deeply involved in three of the worst free trade agreements that the US has negotiated over the past few years,...
USTR Nominee Froman Called 'One Of The Most Egregious Examples Of The Way The Revolving Door Works Between Gov't And Business'
Twitter loses 2 heavy hitters: Platform director Ryan Sarver & TweetDeck founder Iain Dodsworth

Amazon Cloud Drive tacks on file syncing, flexes its digital storage muscle

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After nearly a year on the market, Amazon has finally blessed its Cloud Drive apps for Windows and Mac with a file syncing folder. Starting today, users can access their documents, music and photos across multiple computers -- a feature that we've seen from the likes of Google Drive,...
Amazon Cloud Drive tacks on file syncing, flexes its digital storage muscle
Video apps seeing strong growth with Facebook Timeline

What Facebook Might Announce At fMC Tomorrow

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Facebook and some of its biggest advertisers will gather tomorrow in New York City for the first fMC — Facebook’s conference for marketers. COO Sheryl Sandberg is one of several heavy-hitters from inside the company that will be speaking, and other guests from outside Facebook should be... Please visit Marketing...
What Facebook Might Announce At fMC Tomorrow
Royal Canadian Mint offers $50,000 in gold to developer who creates digital currency of the future
The best of Computex Taipei 2012

Farmeron harvests $1.4m from star backers for online farm management tool. Yes, really.

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Farmers have needs too, and there aren’t a lot of software developers building the tools they require. Enter Croatian startup Farmeron, whose founder and CEO Matija Kopić I was delighted to meet in London last year (the company is backed by Seedcamp and took part in the accelerator’s big ‘Week’...
Farmeron harvests $1.4m from star backers for online farm management tool. Yes, really.

Photo editor Aviary goes mobile with iPhone and Android apps

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Aviary, the popular in-browser photo editor, is now available as an iPhone and Android app, and it’s coming to Windows Phone soon, as well. The mobile apps will feature Aviary’s signature fast editing, one-tap auto-enhance feature, and a slate of familiar effects. Extra features for the mobile apps include...
Photo editor Aviary goes mobile with iPhone and Android apps
BioShock Infinite's last 'Heavy Hitter' is the séance-holding Siren
Meet Dilys Sun, the 'Codecademy girl' from the Crunchies

The Next 25 Big Enterprise Startups

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If there's one crowd of people who know about hot startups, it's the venture capitalists who fund them. So we took an informal survey of a handful of top enterprise VCs to find out which startups they are most excited about. But we gave them rules. They could tell us...
The Next 25 Big Enterprise Startups

Here Is The Ex-Googler Dream Team That Led Facebook's New Graph Search Tool

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When Facebook unveiled its new Graph Search function earlier today, it also unveiled the two people who spearheaded the new “third pillar” of Facebook: Lars Rasmussen and Tom Stocky, two heavy-hitters that Facebook hired away from the world’s current search leader, Google, over the last couple of years. Given that...
Here Is The Ex-Googler Dream Team That Led Facebook's New Graph Search Tool

Ivy Bridge-packing HP EliteBook gets reviewed, scores well in early tests

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Hear that? That, friends, is the sound of someone in Intel's PR department banging his head against a desk. Though we've read more than a few rumors about the company's forthcoming Ivy Bridge chips, Intel has steadfastly declined to share many official details, and has controlled the flow of...
Ivy Bridge-packing HP EliteBook gets reviewed, scores well in early tests

Barnes & Noble brings Nook Video to the UK, first to offer UltraViolet in the old country

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Barnes & Noble have kept its "early December" promise to bring the Nook Video service to the UK. The company has signed deals with heavy-hitters like the BBC, HBO and Warner Bros., so Game of Thrones and The Dark Knight Rises are ready and gagging to be seen. It's...
Barnes & Noble brings Nook Video to the UK, first to offer UltraViolet in the old country

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

Silicon Valley’s war for the mobile web

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If you work at a major Silicon Valley tech company and that company isn’t Apple, you’ve got skin in the mobile web game. But advocating for and working on the mobile web is becoming increasingly politicized and divisive. On the one side, you have Facebook drumming up a consortium...
Silicon Valley’s war for the mobile web
Like Google Docs, But With More Conversation: Huddle Updates Its Content Sharing Platform With Social Layer

Planetary Resources officially kicks off its asteroid mining venture

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Following a few days of excited build-up, Planetary Resources, a new space startup backed by heavy hitters including Larry Page and James Cameron, officially announced its plans to mine asteroids near Earth. The Tuesday morning event took place at the packed Space Gallery in the Museum of Flight in Seattle....
Planetary Resources officially kicks off its asteroid mining venture
Week in Gaming: Big news for big-name games, little guys still fighting a battle

Mayor Bloomberg, Eric Schmidt Dish on Upgrades to New York's Tech Scene

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Mayor Bloomberg and Mr. Dorsey. (Photo: nycgov.tumblr.com) Earlier today, Betabeat ventured downtown for a tech-world double whammy: Not just Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but also Google chairman Eric Schmidt were scheduled to speak. The pair were stopping by the joint headquarters of Boxee and Sidetour for a quick check-up on the state...
Mayor Bloomberg, Eric Schmidt Dish on Upgrades to New York's Tech Scene

Barnes & Noble launching Nook Video this fall with a little help from HBO, Sony, Disney, Viacom, more

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We caught wind of an upcoming video offering from Barnes & Noble a couple of weeks back, as part of a tip on new tablet offerings from the company. And while we've yet to hear anything official on the latter, this morning the bookstore pulled back the curtain on...
Barnes & Noble launching Nook Video this fall with a little help from HBO, Sony, Disney, Viacom, more
BioShock Infinite's 'Motorized Patriot' is going to be super terrifying

Over $1 billion in big brand budget on stage at MobileBeat 2013

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now It’s becoming more and more evident to the mobile ecosystem that the” big money” is coming from established brands looking to connect, engage, and sell like never before. Our sixth annual MobileBeat event — July 9-10 in San Francisco...
Over $1 billion in big brand budget on stage at MobileBeat 2013

Network heavy hitters to pool SDN efforts in OpenDaylight project

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Software-defined networking, a set of technologies to help networks better adapt to user needs with less manual effort, may at last be getting the common foundation it has needed for interoperability and efficient development....
Network heavy hitters to pool SDN efforts in OpenDaylight project

Google Play Music All Access hands-on

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More Info Google reportedly signs deal with Sony and Universal Google launches All Access music-streaming service Google reportedly in negotiations with music labels to launch streaming service Among the worst kept secrets to be revealed during today's Google I/O keynote was Play Music All Access. Mountain View's desire to...
Google Play Music All Access hands-on
After One Month, MyShoebox Tops 13M Photos Stored, Averaging 3,275 Per User

Samsung Launches Strategy And Innovation Center, Will Invest $1.1 Billion On Innovation Through Two Funds

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Samsung is already becoming one of the big heavy hitters in tech, but it’s looking to make more investments to ensure its place as the so-called “fifth horseman” alongside Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. Samsung announced today that it is committing to investments in new technology, with the launch of...
Samsung Launches Strategy And Innovation Center, Will Invest $1.1 Billion On Innovation Through Two Funds
Open-source customer relationship management service SugarCRM raises $33M
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