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Ginger lands $5.4m from Li Ka-shing and others to improve there contextual grammar and spell checker

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(Yes, that was an intentional grammar error in the title. Because its funny given the context.) Ginger Software today announced that it has raised an extra $5 million from Horizons Ventures – the VC fund owned by billionaire business magnate Li Ka-shing – and Silicon Valley-based Harbor Pacific Capital. The...
Ginger lands $5.4m from Li Ka-shing and others to improve there contextual grammar and spell checker

Social beauty recommendations site Preen.me lands $800k from Li Ka-shing, others

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Pinterest-inspired beauty product recommendation service Preen.me was only launched last June, on a shoestring budget no less, and already the site has managed to build up a Facebook community of more than 175,000 ‘fans’. Engagement levels on the site are quite high, too, leading our contributor from Israel, the lovely...
Social beauty recommendations site Preen.me lands $800k from Li Ka-shing, others

Yahoo Acqui-hires Summly, The News Reader App From 17-Year-Old 'Boy Genius' Nick D'Aloisio

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Summly was founded back in mid-2011 by Nick D’Aloisio, a now 17-year-old English programmer who has been dubbed a “boy genius” for his precocious tech savvy and business sense. Late last year, the Summly app snapped up some $1 million in funding from big name investors including Li Ka...
Yahoo Acqui-hires Summly, The News Reader App From 17-Year-Old 'Boy Genius' Nick D'Aloisio

Video Sharing + Body Slams = Tout

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Sure, there are a ton of video sharing sites and apps. But only one of them is getting an endorsement from the world’s biggest pro wrestling company. That would be Tout, which is announcing a link up with the WWE today: The people who bring you the The Rock and...
Video Sharing + Body Slams = Tout
Affectiva Raises $12M, Tells You How You Feel

Waze Is The Only App To Gain Meaningful Marketshare After Apple Maps Fail, Onavo Finds

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The poor reception for Apple’s new maps app temporarily boosted usage for other map applications. But it didn’t actually increase longer-term marketshare for any of them — except for one. Waze boosted its market share to 10 percent of U.S. iPhone users from 7 percent, according to a study from...
Waze Is The Only App To Gain Meaningful Marketshare After Apple Maps Fail, Onavo Finds

Joost Resurrected As a Video Ad Network

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Joost, just a few months after having its assets purchased by Adconion Media Group, has found new life as a video ad network. With the just-launched Joost Video Network, the online video portal Joost.com will continue to operate, serving up in-banner and in-stream ads to targeted audiences watching videos on...
Joost Resurrected As a Video Ad Network
A Startup Dream Come True

The New Face Of Ad Tech Goes Consumer: Emotion Tracker Affectiva Takes $12M From KPCB, Horizon Ventures, Others

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The worlds of ad technology and consumer engagement in games and other online activities moved a little bit closer together today. Affectiva, a startup spun out the MIT Media Lab with a way of measuring emotional responses from online users by tracking their faces, is today announcing a round of...
The New Face Of Ad Tech Goes Consumer: Emotion Tracker Affectiva Takes $12M From KPCB, Horizon Ventures, Others

Leanback TV app Stevie releases iPhone version, raises $1.5M

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Social video curation app Stevie is now available on the iPhone as well, and the company behind it has raised $1.5 million to finance further development, including an expansion to Android. The folks behind Stevie announced a $1.5 million dollar Series A round of funding from Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures...
Leanback TV app Stevie releases iPhone version, raises $1.5M
Automated video editing app Magisto launches one of Google's first 'native' Chrome apps

Backed With $1M In Fresh Funding, Summly's 17-Year-Old Founder Shows Off His App's New Look [TCTV]

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We first met Summly, an application that summarizes news stories algorithmically, and its “boy genius” founder Nick D’Aloisio back in mid-2011. At that time, the London-based D’Aloisio was 15 years old — just barely old enough to legally have a Facebook account — and Summly, then called Trimit, was...
Backed With $1M In Fresh Funding, Summly's 17-Year-Old Founder Shows Off His App's New Look [TCTV]
HowDo offers intriguing take on instructional storyboards

The Facebook IPO Players Club: Li Ka-shing

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They were doing just fine before, but Facebook's biggest minority owners are about to be catapulted into a far more elite bracket. As we ponder what Li Ka-shing will do with his extra millions, here's a look at what got him where he is today.Who he is: Sir Li Ka-shing...
The Facebook IPO Players Club: Li Ka-shing

Teenage CEO of Summly wants to 'Cliff Note' the news

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The 16-year-old entrepreneur, backed by Hong Kong billionaire Li-Ka Shing, relaunches his app to summarize news articles. [Read more]...
Teenage CEO of Summly wants to 'Cliff Note' the news
Magisto brings its 'magical' video editing to Android

Facial Recognition Start-Up Cortica Raises $7 Million

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Israeli-based facial recognition technology start-up Cortica announced on Thursday a $7 million round of venture funding, backed by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures and former Endemol Group CEO Ynon Kreiz. Cortica had previously raised $4 million in angel funding. The company’s commercial team will move from Israel to...
Facial Recognition Start-Up Cortica Raises $7 Million
MIT Emotion Sensing Start-up Affectiva Backed by Kleiner Perkins and Horizon Ventures

Wibbitz Raises $2.3M Series A For Technology That Turns Text Into Videos

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Wibbitz, a company whose tagline calls it the “play button for the web,” has just closed a $2.3 million Series A round headed up by Horizons Ventures, the internet and technology investment fund belonging to Li Ka-shing. Also participating in the round were Initial Capital and lool Ventures. The service is somewhat...
Wibbitz Raises $2.3M Series A For Technology That Turns Text Into Videos

Wibbitz turns text into videos, investor pitches into $2.3 million in funding

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Wibbitz, an Israeli startup that develops technology that automatically turns text into videos, has raised $2.3 million in funding from Hong Kong-based Horizons Ventures – the investment vehicle of billionaire business magnate Li Ka-shing – and prior backers Initial Capital and lool Ventures. Basically, Wibbitz lets website owners or publishers...
Wibbitz turns text into videos, investor pitches into $2.3 million in funding

Li Ka-shing's Horizon Ventures Bets on Mobile Search Start-Up Everything.me

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Everything.me, a mobile search provider, has taken $3.5 million in add-on funding from Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures, known for tech investments like Facebook and Spotify. Mobile search is somewhat up for grabs, though Apple’s Siri and Google’s general dominance will make it harder for a start-up to...
Li Ka-shing's Horizon Ventures Bets on Mobile Search Start-Up Everything.me
Invi Turns Texting Into A Rich Media Experience, Raises $750K

HowDo lets people share everyday knowledge, lands seed funding from Wellington Partners and Horizons

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A fledgling European company called HowDo is today debuting a social mobile platform for capturing and sharing everyday knowledge and real-world skills (think: how to peel a banana, or how to dry your socks super quickly). In addition, the startup is today announcing that it has raised a ‘significant amount’...
HowDo lets people share everyday knowledge, lands seed funding from Wellington Partners and Horizons
‘Magical’ video editor Magisto updates Facebook Timeline app, hopes for Viddy-like user bump
Funding Daily: a big dose of the warm and fuzzies
MobileMobileMobile: Yahoo Eyes Hipster Teen-Founded Summly News App

Magisto Opens Up Its API, Letting Third-Party Developers Build Automatic Video Editing Into Their Apps

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First, Magisto launched a cloud-based video-editing platform for the web, which allowed users to upload their content and have it automatically stitched together into wonderful, watchable videos. Then it brought that capability to iOS and Android devices, which helped users make viewable content out of usually crappy mobile videos. But...
Magisto Opens Up Its API, Letting Third-Party Developers Build Automatic Video Editing Into Their Apps

Social Beauty Startup Preen.me Raises $800K From Genesis & Horizons Ventures

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Preen.me, a Tel Aviv-based social beauty startup, is today announcing having closed on a healthy $800,000 round of seed funding led by Genesis Partners. The round also saw participation from Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures as well as individual investor Oren Zeev. First launched as a Facebook fan community a year...
Social Beauty Startup Preen.me Raises $800K From Genesis & Horizons Ventures

Yahoo's Summly Acquisition Details: Featuring Yoko Ono, Ashton Kutcher, The "Adorkable" Nick D'Aloisio, And $30 Million

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Summing up Summly. Yesterday, Yahoo announced that it had bought Summly, a neat little mobile news aggregator created by a schoolboy from London. It looked to all intents and purposes like an acqui-hire, with two-thirds of Summly's top team relocating from the British capital to the Yahoo campus. But...
Yahoo's Summly Acquisition Details: Featuring Yoko Ono, Ashton Kutcher, The "Adorkable" Nick D'Aloisio, And $30 Million

Telefonica, Mozilla and VCs Still Betting Big on HTML as They Pour $25 Million Into Everything.Me

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For Mozilla to be successful with its Firefox OS, it needs a lot of good HTML5 apps and content. Given that, it is not terribly surprising that Mozilla and carrier partner Telefonica are part of a $25 million investment round in Everything.Me, an Israeli start-up focused on helping create such...
Telefonica, Mozilla and VCs Still Betting Big on HTML as They Pour $25 Million Into Everything.Me
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