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Ensuring papal-level secrecy ... without the black smoke
Cloud storage startup Egnyte nets $16M to boost brand
Former Tumri CEO Calvin Lui Joins Unified As President And Chief Strategy Officer

AudienceScience slashes 33 jobs, plans to close ad network

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AudienceScience, a global digital marketing company with offices in Bellevue, is closing its ad network business effective Dec. 1 so the company can focus solely on the AudienceScience Gateway, its global SaaS-platform for marketers. The end of the ad business resulted in the eliminated of 33 sales and marketing jobs among...
AudienceScience slashes 33 jobs, plans to close ad network
YouTube to end YouTube Create on Jan. 31

Mobisante raises $4.2M for smartphone-based ultrasound imaging system

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Mobisante, the Redmond-based company that makes ultrasound technology viewable on a smartphone or tablet, just pulled in $4.2 million in fresh funding to continue providing customers with a low-cost alternative to other expensive high-end portable ultrasound systems. Founded in 2009 by Sailesh Chutani — a former Microsoft mobile exec — and David Zar...
Mobisante raises $4.2M for smartphone-based ultrasound imaging system

Here's Tumblr's Total Revenue For 2012 -- And How It Will Make A Profit In 2013

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Tumblr made $13 million in revenue in 2012 and hopes to book $100 million in 2013, according to Forbes. The blogging/social media site spent $25 million on operating expenses in 2012 and expects to spend $40 million this year -- meaning it will hit operating profitability soon if CEO David...
Here's Tumblr's Total Revenue For 2012 -- And How It Will Make A Profit In 2013
CipherCloud secures $30M to secure enterprise apps

OrderGroove Raises $7M To Help Brands Enable Subscription Commerce

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OrderGroove, a startup that allows brands to create subscription and membership commerce, has raised $7 million from Fung Capital USA, with additional investment from Lerer Ventures, Legend and SWaN Ventures, Allegro Venture Partners, Bee Partners, as well as former Walmart.com CEO Raul Vazquez and NEW Corporation’s Chairman Fred Schaufeld. Brands...
OrderGroove Raises $7M To Help Brands Enable Subscription Commerce

RollUp signs on to take Everyday Health to UK, Australia

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RollUp, the niche publishing service started by former DoubleClick, Brightcove and Demand Media executives, has made one of its first deals — by taking an American property into international waters. The company is teaming up with New York-based Everyday Health, one of the leading health advice networks in America, to...
RollUp signs on to take Everyday Health to UK, Australia

Deutsche Telekom Q1: 510,000 Contract Customers Left T-Mobile USA; DT Sales Down 1.1% To $18.6B

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T-Mobile USA’s parent Deutsche Telekom today reported earnings for the quarter that ended March 31, with revenues and earnings in slight decline compared to a year ago: sales for the carrier came in at €14.4 billion, a decline of 1.1 percent; and earnings of €4.48 billion ($5.8 billion) were down...
Deutsche Telekom Q1: 510,000 Contract Customers Left T-Mobile USA; DT Sales Down 1.1% To $18.6B

Music intelligence service The Echo Nest scores $17.3m Series D round to drive international expansion

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The Echo Nest, a service which provides music data services for developers and has partnerships with the likes of Twitter and Spotify, has today announced a Series D funding round of “upwards of $17.3m,” led by Norwest Venture Partners. The funding comes at a time when the company is announcing new...
Music intelligence service The Echo Nest scores $17.3m Series D round to drive international expansion
500friends raises $5 million to focus on "omnichannel." Really, though

Videolicious Relaunches Its App For Mobile Video Editing, Raises $1.4 Million From Amazon And Others

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Last year, we wrote about an app called Videolicious designed to quickly let users create videos without having any editing expertise. The startup has been refining its app since then, and just released a new version to improve automatic video creation. In addition to the release of the new app,...
Videolicious Relaunches Its App For Mobile Video Editing, Raises $1.4 Million From Amazon And Others
Infer takes $10M to find the sales leads most likely to pay off

Even with new handsets on the way, HTC’s struggles continue

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Taiwan-based handset maker HTC suggests that its highly profitable days in the U.S. smartphone market are in the past. The company CEO, Peter Chou, explained to analysts that Apple’s iPhone 4S is strong competition suggesting that Apple’s handset was part of the reason HTC experienced a 70 percent profit decrease...
Even with new handsets on the way, HTC’s struggles continue
What You Can Learn About Innovation By Taking The Trash Out

Israel's WalkMe lands $5.5m to bring interactive user guides to more websites and software

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WalkMe, a startup that helps developers and companies explain their product to users via subtle onscreen walkthroughs, had landed guidance of its own after Gemini Israel Ventures led a Series B funding round of $5.5 million. Mangrove Capital and existing investor Giza Venture Capital also partook in the round, which will...
Israel's WalkMe lands $5.5m to bring interactive user guides to more websites and software

ExactTarget Buys Pardot For $95.5M And iGoDigital For $21M As Marketing Solutions Consolidate

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ExactTarget, the marketing software giant that went public in March of this year, has picked up a pair of smaller companies to build out its services portfolio: marketing automation company Pardot for $95.5 million ($85.5 million in cash and $10.0 million in ExactTarget common stock) and analytics company iGoDigital for $21 million ($14.7 million in cash and $6.3 million in ExactTarget common...
ExactTarget Buys Pardot For $95.5M And iGoDigital For $21M As Marketing Solutions Consolidate

Ringadoc raises $700k to move closer to the frontline of virtual health care

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Ringadoc, a San Francisco startup that helps doctors manage patient phone calls, has raised an additional $700,000 in seed funding. The round, which included Siemer Ventures, Telegraph Hill Group and Dr. Lyle Dennis, a neurologist and founder of HealthKeep, brings the startup’s total amount raised to $1.9 million. Previous investors...
Ringadoc raises $700k to move closer to the frontline of virtual health care

Intel's Computex Keynote: We're Investing in Touch, Putting User Experience First

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Today at Computex, Intel SVP of Sales and Marketing Tom Kilroy gave a keynote addressing the company's latest advances in mobile technology, including its just-released Ivy Bridge platform for Ultrabo......
Intel's Computex Keynote: We're Investing in Touch, Putting User Experience First
Sheryl Sandberg on Facebook's mobile focus, Google Glass, and being 'bossy'

UK-based Web ad firm Persado raises $15m to open a US office, double down on R&D and hiring

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The Internet is filled with advertisements and call-to-action messages. Whether it’s “click here” or “visit this site” or “tap to play”, everywhere you look, there’s something to do. But how often do advertisers really know what will appeal to their customers? Persado, a data-driven marketing service, believes that its “Marketing...
UK-based Web ad firm Persado raises $15m to open a US office, double down on R&D and hiring

Facebook platform industry hires: Hearsay picks up industry vets; Offerpop grows; Spruce cuts account managers, designers

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Social sales and marketing platform company Hearsay Social today announced two high-profile hires: former Google executive Michael Lock as COO and Microsoft veteran Mark Gilbert as VP of Product. Lock spent eight years at Google building the company’s enterprise business. Before then, he worked for IBM and Oracle. Gilbert led various...
Facebook platform industry hires: Hearsay picks up industry vets; Offerpop grows; Spruce cuts account managers, designers

Hearsay Social hires former Microsoft and Google execs in bid to dominate social for enterprise

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Social media management software provider Hearsay Social has hired two former executives at two of the tech industry’s top companies. Announced today, Michael Lock, the founding executive of Google Enterprise, and Mark Gilbert, a product veteran at Microsoft, have signed on to help “bring social sales and marketing to the...
Hearsay Social hires former Microsoft and Google execs in bid to dominate social for enterprise

Q&A: HTC's global sales chief on Android, Windows, Samsung, and HTC's future

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HTC built its business on Microsoft’s mobile operating system before making a big bet on Android, and for a while the mobile phone company experienced serious success with that strategy. But this year HTC has slipped, posting disappointing profits in the face of stiff competition from Samsung on Android. Meanwhile,...
Q&A: HTC's global sales chief on Android, Windows, Samsung, and HTC's future

Datameer lands $2.5M, launches big-data spreadsheet tools

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Imagine if you could use Excel to examine 10 million gigabytes of data as if it were a spreadsheet parked on your desktop. Datameer Analytics Solution does exactly that. The San Mateo-based company announced a beta program for DAS, which builds on top of the open-source Apache Hadoop system for...
Datameer lands $2.5M, launches big-data spreadsheet tools

China’s Great Firewall hasn’t stopped Facebook from attracting its largest developer community in Asia

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Facebook may be blocked in China but that hasn’t stopped the country rising to become the largest contributor of apps to the social network in Asia. As we wrote last week, Facebook is aiming to recruit the cream of China’s graduate talent pool, but its footprint there is larger than may...
China’s Great Firewall hasn’t stopped Facebook from attracting its largest developer community in Asia

Rackspace snaps up open-source database firm ObjectRocket

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                   Sept. 9 - 10, 2013       San Francisco, CA           Early Bird Tickets on Sale Cloud-computing giant Rackspace has made a small but smart acquisition in ObjectRocket, a MongoDB database service. Rackspace senior vice president of corporate development Pat Matthews said, “Customers have been asking for a...
Rackspace snaps up open-source database firm ObjectRocket

QuantiaMD raises $12M for online community for doctors

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Social networking for doctors is heating up.  This summer, Sermo, which had raised $40 million for its online physician community, was acquired by health insights company WorldOne.  Last month, Doximity, a LinkedIn-like network for doctors, raised an additional $17 million. And on Tuesday, QuantiaMD, a Waltham, Mass.-based company providing an...
QuantiaMD raises $12M for online community for doctors
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