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Meet The 10 Startups Who Just Got Their Wings At AngelPad’s Spring 2012 Demo Day

Strata: Mixing the Social Data Cocktail

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Everyone knows you can learn a lot by trawling data coming from social media services like Twitter, Facebook and Flickr. But sometimes the data will surprise you. For instance, you'd expect to be able to glean product feedback from Facebook's public feed, but did you know that shoplifters tend to...
Strata: Mixing the Social Data Cocktail

Super-troll Intellectual Ventures files new lawsuits as White House moves to curb patent abuse

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Intellectual Ventures, which acquires old patents in order to extract tribute from technology and retail companies, appears unconcerned with growing revulsion about its business model. On a day that the White House declared it was “taking on patent trolls,” IV announced two new lawsuits against JP Morgan and other banks...
Super-troll Intellectual Ventures files new lawsuits as White House moves to curb patent abuse

Why Amazon's turn to real-life groceries is both unexpected and yet makes total sense

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Today brought news that one of biggest online retail companies are dipping their toes into IRL shopping: According to Reuters, Amazon is expanding its quietly developed grocery delivery service, AmazonFresh, from its home in Seattle to as many as 20 domestic and international cities by 2014. The fact that Amazon...
Why Amazon's turn to real-life groceries is both unexpected and yet makes total sense

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Mobile Commerce To Quadruple Over Next Five Years

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. Mobile Commerce To Quadruple To $31 Billion In Next 5 Years (Forrester via Mashable)Mobile commerce (mcommerce) has had a transformative and highly publicized impact on some businesses,...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Mobile Commerce To Quadruple Over Next Five Years

E-Commerce Focused VC Forerunner Ventures Raises $40 Million For Its First Institutional Fund

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Warby Parker, Birchbox, HotelTonight, Threadflip, Dollar Shave Club. People who follow the booming e-commerce trend will certainly find those names familiar. But up until today, they may not have known one thread that ties them (and a handful of other similar companies all together: Forerunner Ventures. A San Francisco-based venture...
E-Commerce Focused VC Forerunner Ventures Raises $40 Million For Its First Institutional Fund

Spanish startup INDISYS raises $5m from Intel and others to improve human-machine interactions

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Intelligent Dialogue Systems (INDISYS), a company that specializes in machine-human interactions, announced today that it has closed a round of funding worth $5 million. The round, led by Intel Capital and with participation from Inveready SCR, will be used to try and speed up the company’s international expansion. INDISYS is...
Spanish startup INDISYS raises $5m from Intel and others to improve human-machine interactions

Microsoft secures Android patent agreements from two more vendors

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Two more Android vendors have agreed to pay Microsoft licensing fees in response to the company's claims that Google's free mobile OS contains Microsoft patented technology. The latest vendors to pay up are EINS SE, which sells Android tablets under the Cat brand in Germany, and Hoeft & Wessel,...
Microsoft secures Android patent agreements from two more vendors

Backed With $1.5M, CircleUp Aims To Be The AngelList For Consumer And Retail Startups

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The funding environment for technology-focused startups these days is getting to be a bit ridiculous, so some tech industry folks may need to use their imaginations for a second to understand this concept. There are a lot of companies out there today — with real products, real employees, and, yes,...
Backed With $1.5M, CircleUp Aims To Be The AngelList For Consumer And Retail Startups

With new funding, AdRoll eyes Hollywood

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Chances are, you’ve had an experience like this: you check out a product on a retailer’s site and then an ad for it follows you around the Web for what feels like the next few months. But, with $15 million in new funding announced Wednesday, San Francisco-based Adroll wants to...
With new funding, AdRoll eyes Hollywood

Taking your startup global -- tricks of the trade

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This post is brought to you UPS. As always, VentureBeat is adamant about maintaining editorial objectivity. Startups are redefining the term “small business.” A company may have only 5 employees or be based out of a garage, but it can still have a global audience and customer-base. Accessing supply...
Taking your startup global -- tricks of the trade

80legs makes it even easier to crawl the Web like Google

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80legs launched last fall with the goal of offering Web crawling for the masses — in other words, it offered relatively cheap technology to help companies browse and index data from the Web, as giant companies like Google and Microsoft currently do to create their search engines. 80legs’ cheap technology...
80legs makes it even easier to crawl the Web like Google

Apple contacted U.S. carriers and retailers to demand removal of banned Samsung products

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During the last 24 hours there have been various filings with the Federal Circuit in the cases relating to Apple's preliminary injunctions against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy Nexus smartphone. I'm monitoring developments and may report on them again later today. For now I just wanted to highlight the...
Apple contacted U.S. carriers and retailers to demand removal of banned Samsung products

EndPlay lands $21.5 million for smart cloud-based content delivery solutions

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EndPlay, a provider of cloud solutions designed to help media, entertainment and retail companies create, deliver and monetize content, this morning announced that its latest round of funding brings its total raised to a cool $21.5 million. The capital injection came from management and existing investors VantagePoint Capital Partners and...
EndPlay lands $21.5 million for smart cloud-based content delivery solutions
At last, being a Nasty Girl is paying off

Big Brother Or Your Personal Concierge? Causata Makes Data Work For Customers

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Companies gather ever more information about us, and better technology means they can crunch it faster. That should actually make for better service--and more interesting content.With all the scare-mongering going on these days about how much advertisers and websites know about us these days, you'd think certain online sites would...
Big Brother Or Your Personal Concierge? Causata Makes Data Work For Customers

MyPunchbowl Signs Multi-Million Dollar Licensing Deal With Oriental Trading Company

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The event planning business is a competitive space, with a number of companies and startups competing for a piece of a very lucrative pie. All-in-one party planning platform MyPunchbowl is opening up a new revenue stream today by licensing its technology to outside companies. And the startup has already hit...
MyPunchbowl Signs Multi-Million Dollar Licensing Deal With Oriental Trading Company

Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain's Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistants

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Indisys, a Spanish company founded in 2005 which makes natural language virtual assistants and telephone operators to power 24/7 customer services, has raised a new funding round of $5 million, led by Intel Capital. Inveready Technology Investment Group also participated in the round. The investment is Intel Capital’s first in Spain...
Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain's Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistants
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Getting Inside A Mobile Developer's Head

Letters: Opening the books on Amazon's tax

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It is shocking that Amazon is paying no UK tax on the profits from its massive sales here (Report, 5 April). Many other retail companies also pay ludicrously low amounts of corporation tax. Retail operations can't move overseas, like manufacturing industry can, so it is really just a lack of...
Letters: Opening the books on Amazon's tax

Apple Adds “Catalogs” Category In App Store In Advance Of iPad Event

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Apple appears to have just added a new top-level category in the App Store: catalogs. With taxonomic equivalence to “News” and “Games,” it’s a fairly major addition and could signal a new direction into which the iPad may be venturing. There are already catalog apps available: single-store apps like Ikea’s,...
Apple Adds “Catalogs” Category In App Store In Advance Of iPad Event
Samsung to launch see-through displays next month [video]
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?