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How technology can limit India's rampant corruption

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[This post is part of a series produced for VentureBeat by Singularity University.] To combat corruption, a small group of entrepreneurs in the Indian government called the Unique Identification Authority has been rolling out a program to use biometrics — a technology that was once a hallmark of science fiction...
How technology can limit India's rampant corruption

500 Startups launches a podcast series to highlight the stories of its portfolio's founders

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The prominent startup accelerator and early-stage investment group 500 Startups has announced that it will produce a series of podcasts that highlight founders from companies that it has incubated and invested in. It’s a good idea. If you have spent even a modicum of time with startup founders, you know how...
500 Startups launches a podcast series to highlight the stories of its portfolio's founders
Alibaba set to raise $8B for Yahoo buyback

$700 Ultrabooks Won't Challenge the MacBook Air

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Steve Jobs, the late Apple chief executive, famously claimed that his company did not know how to make a $500 mobile computer that was not a "piece of junk." That was in 2008, when cheap, mini-laptops called netbooks were all the rage and Apple took heat for not having...
$700 Ultrabooks Won't Challenge the MacBook Air

Report: NBA returning to Seattle thanks to investment group that includes Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer earlier this year. (Microsoft photo) Watch the video above. This is what Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer — and frankly, the rest of the Seattle sports community — is probably doing right now. Why? The NBA is reportedly coming back to the Emerald City thanks to...
Report: NBA returning to Seattle thanks to investment group that includes Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
Advanced Equities settlement another headache for Bloom Energy and cleantech
Funding Daily: Startup Grind

Google creating new late-stage investment group as it replaces M&A chief

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According to a report from Reuters citing its usual “sources familiar with the matter,” Google is in the process of creating a new late-stage investment group its current chief of mergers and acquisitions David Lawlee will oversee. The report doesn’t provide much more information, but did say the new investment...
Google creating new late-stage investment group as it replaces M&A chief

Vicarious Raises $15M Led By Dustin Moskovitz's Good Ventures To Build Software That 'Learns Like A Human'

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Vicarious, a startup that says it’s “building software that thinks and learns like a human,” has just raised a $15 million Series A. The round was led by Good Ventures, the investment firm founded by Dustin Moskovitz, who also co-founded Facebook and Asana. (The firm’s profits will be donated to...
Vicarious Raises $15M Led By Dustin Moskovitz's Good Ventures To Build Software That 'Learns Like A Human'
Beats raises $60M to spin off 'Daisy' music service into a stand-alone company
Here's how Bill Gates's ResearchGate investment might change the world for the better
California politician blasts, threatens Microsoft's Steve Ballmer over CEO's involvement with NBA team acquisition

Bill Gates buys £110m stake in security group G4S

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Microsoft co-founder reveals 3% of security group which was criticised for chaotic Olympics performanceBill Gates has bought a £110m stake in G4S, the security company trying to rebuild its reputation following its chaotic performance during the London 2012 Olympics.Representatives of the Microsoft co-founder's charity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation...
Bill Gates buys £110m stake in security group G4S
Identified doesn’t want to be your father’s job site
Analyst suggests HTC One sales already peaked, blames next iPhone and delays

Nutmeg Raises $5.3M From Pentech, Tim Draper And Others To Make Financial Management Less Stuffy

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Nutmeg, the U.K. ‘online investment manager’ that aims to take the complexity out of financial products, has raised a £3.4m ($5.3m) VC round led by Pentech and Daniel Aegerter, the Swiss chairman of Armada Investment Group. But perhaps more headline-grabbing is that legendary Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper also participated....
Nutmeg Raises $5.3M From Pentech, Tim Draper And Others To Make Financial Management Less Stuffy

3 Of HP's Board Members Barely Kept Their Jobs -- And Changes Are Coming Soon (HPQ)

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At its annual shareholder meeting Wednesday, HP barely quashed an investor revolt that threatened to oust some of its board members. All 11 board members were voted back in. But it was close for a few of them: McKesson CEO John Hammergren got 54 percent of shareholders' votes. Former Wachovia CEO...
3 Of HP's Board Members Barely Kept Their Jobs -- And Changes Are Coming Soon (HPQ)

Mail.ru Yanks Domestic Ads From ICQ

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Mail.ru’s DST may have spent $187.5 million taking ICQ off AOL’s hands, but it’s in no rush to make a direct return on the veteran IM service. The group has announced that it is pulling advertising out of ICQ for the first time since it was added in 1999....
Mail.ru Yanks Domestic Ads From ICQ
Groupon shareholder Kinnevik heads for the door

Here's The Letter That Has HP's Board Back On The Hot Seat

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Four of HP's board members, including chairman Ray Lane, met with about 20 of its biggest investors yesterday in the hopes of calming an investor revolt, the Wall Street Journal reports. The meeting seemed to be spurred, at least in part, by a campaign lead by activist shareholder Richard Clayton,...
Here's The Letter That Has HP's Board Back On The Hot Seat
Google Reportedly Replacing Its Head Of M&A With Don Harrison, Will Open A New Late-Stage Investment Group

Identified Looks To Solve Social Media's Dirty Data Problem For Recruiters With Help From Former LinkedIn Data Gurus

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In November 2011, Identified emerged out of public beta on a mission to create a better professional job search engine. Built on top of Facebook data, Identified set out to nibble at LinkedIn’s lead in this space by giving both job seekers and companies a better way to connect —...
Identified Looks To Solve Social Media's Dirty Data Problem For Recruiters With Help From Former LinkedIn Data Gurus

IBM's Q1 2013 Misses On Revenue Of $23.4B, EPS Of $3.00, As Service Revenue Suffers

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IBM announced its Q1 2013 earnings today, reporting net revenues of $23.4 billion and earnings per share of $3.00. EPS was an improvement over last year’s numbers (of 8 percent), while revenue was down 5 percent, or 3 percent adjusting for currency. Flat software revenue and down service revenue is what led...
IBM's Q1 2013 Misses On Revenue Of $23.4B, EPS Of $3.00, As Service Revenue Suffers

Charged.fm lands $1M for its ticket marketplace, looks to raise $3M more to boost its platform

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Charged.fm, a ticketing marketplace which emphasizes social tools to drive sales, has just secured $750k from an undisclosed angel investor and $250k from Goldman Sachs’ Urban Investment Group and Seedco Financial. Today’s investments come four years after an initial $3M in funding from the startup’s founder and CEO, Yves Darbouze, and are set to be quickly...
Charged.fm lands $1M for its ticket marketplace, looks to raise $3M more to boost its platform

Donuts Inc.'s major play for new Web domain names raises eyebrows

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A historic land rush is underway for vast new swaths of the Internet: Amazon has bid for control of all the Web addresses that end with ".book." Google wants ".buy." Allstate wants ".carinsurance." But the single most aggressive bidder for lucrative new Web domains is a little-known investment group with...
Donuts Inc.'s major play for new Web domain names raises eyebrows

OUYA's Kellee Santiago talks game publishing, her new role as Head of Developer Relations

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When Kellee Santiago resigned from her previous gig as president of thatgamecompany, she left behind a job running one of the most highly acclaimed indie game studios in the industry. But she left on a high note, having helped craft Journey -- not just one of the best games...
OUYA's Kellee Santiago talks game publishing, her new role as Head of Developer Relations

Targeted Growth lands $5M to boost crop yields, names new CEO

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Targeted Growth has raised $5 million in fresh capital, money that the 13-year-old company will use to continue developing technologies to boost crop production for biofuels and food. In addition, the company announced that Bob Woods has been named chairman and CEO, replacing longtime CEO Tom Todaro. It also added...
Targeted Growth lands $5M to boost crop yields, names new CEO

Blackstone counteroffers to buy Dell, monkey-wrenching Michael Dell's plan to take the company private

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Today, Bloomberg reported that Dell has another suitor: Blackstone Group. The investment company is said to have submitted an offer to buy Dell, a computer giant, at a price that ‘rivals’ the prior $24.4 billion offer that was tendered. The prior deal, tendered by Silverlake and Michael Dell – partially funded...
Blackstone counteroffers to buy Dell, monkey-wrenching Michael Dell's plan to take the company private

Minicab booking startup Kabbee raises $3.25 million to expand across the UK and beyond

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Kabbee, the instant price comparison and booking service for minicabs has secured $3.25m in funding from a top-tier investment group with view to expanding across the highly-competitive UK market and beyond. The round was led by Samos Investments known for injecting cash into Betfair, Ocado and Goal.com. There were also significant contributions from Pentland...
Minicab booking startup Kabbee raises $3.25 million to expand across the UK and beyond

Report: Advanced Equities to close up shop

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Advanced Equities, the Chicago investment group that has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for cleantech startups in recent years, is shutting down its broker-dealer operations, reports Fortune’s Dan Primack. Advanced Equities recently agreed to settle charges from the SEC that it misled investors while raising funds for an alternative...
Report: Advanced Equities to close up shop
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