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Quantance raises $12M to boost 4G data rates for mobile devices

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Quantance has raised $12 million in a fourth round of funding to supply tiny qBoost power amplifiers that boost the efficiency of mobile data transfers via smartphones and tablets. The San Mateo, Calif.-based company has raised the money to...
Quantance raises $12M to boost 4G data rates for mobile devices
With Pinterest integration, Viralheat lets marketers monitor pins

Top jobs of the week in tech

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We’re getting in to the holiday spirit here at GigaOM (still doing your holiday shopping? Check out the GigaHolidays Gift Guide series for a few ideas), and that means a fresh batch of job listings: Jobscore: Passionate Hacker (San Francisco) Buildium: UX Developer (Boston) GM: Experienced Onstar IT Professional (Detroit) Kaiser...
Top jobs of the week in tech

Japanese translation service Gengo gets $12M from Intel Capital

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Gengo, a Tokyo-based startup specializing in people-powered translation, has just taken its second round of institutional funding. The deal, which totals $12 million, was led by Intel Capital with participation from previous investor Atomico as well as new investors Iris Capital, Infocomm (Singapore), NTT-IP (Japan), and STCV (Saudi Arabia)....
Japanese translation service Gengo gets $12M from Intel Capital

Google Maps adds traffic conditions for 7 new countries, makes improvements for 19 other

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Traffic conditions are a great part of Google Maps, as it gives you real-time information about how quickly you’re going to get to your destination. For example, if you’re trying to drive home to San Mateo from San Francisco during rush-hour? Forget it. That feature hasn’t been available worldwide, but...
Google Maps adds traffic conditions for 7 new countries, makes improvements for 19 other
Edtech startup Rafter acquires HubEdu to lower textbook costs

Beyond mobile ads: Drawbridge talks cross-device

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Maybe we should stop obsessing over mobile advertisements and acknowledge that an eyeball is an eyeball is an eyeball, and it doesn’t matter if it’s directed at a smartphone, a tablet, or a laptop. In other words, maybe it’s time to stop thinking about mobile ad campaigns and start...
Beyond mobile ads: Drawbridge talks cross-device
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Cassandra-based DataStax leads the NOSQL charge, pulls in $25M

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DataStax, a startup that wants to bring down Oracle’s relational database, has pulled in $25 million in venture capital funding. The company’s pitch is that unlike the relational database, it is equipped to handle higher velocity and volumes of data. It sells products built on top of the open source “NoSQL” data store Apache...
Cassandra-based DataStax leads the NOSQL charge, pulls in $25M
Quantance’s tiny power amplifiers could dramatically improve your smartphone’s 4G data rates

Top jobs of the week in tech

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It’s already a busy week in tech, as Yahoo acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion on Monday. We have full coverage of the story and will be following the news throughout the week. In the meantime, be sure to check our our latest batch of job listings from tech companies across...
Top jobs of the week in tech

Maker Faire comes to life (photos)

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This weekend, about 80,000 people will flock to Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif. Here's what it looks like before the crowds....
Maker Faire comes to life (photos)

PIC: Pizza challenge at rainbow pizza here in san mateo. http://twitpic.com/14gvr6

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PIC: Pizza challenge at rainbow pizza here in san mateo. http://twitpic.com/14gvr6
Stormpath gives companies an easier way to authenticate users, with $8.2M

Need a doctor? Doximity and U.S. News are latest to help patients search for physicians

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Doximity, a health startup often referred to as a “LinkedIn for doctors” is taking its first step into consumer territory.  On Monday, the San Mateo-based company said it was partnering with U.S. News & World Report for a new online “Doctor Finder” service. The web is already full of...
Need a doctor? Doximity and U.S. News are latest to help patients search for physicians

Lance Tokuda’s SchoolFeed rounds up $1.75M for fast-growing classmates network

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Lance Tokuda was looking for an old high school friend, but instead he found his second big social networking startup. The co-founder of RockYou happened to find an old acquaintance from high school on Classmates.com, which has more than 60 million users. But when he was going to email...
Lance Tokuda’s SchoolFeed rounds up $1.75M for fast-growing classmates network

AdMob Founder’s Churn Labs To Shut Down, Team Lured Away By New Startups

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The end is in sight for Churn Labs, the startup generator created by AdMob founder Omar Hamoui and AdMob’s first engineer Mike Rowehl. Two new companies will be spinning out in mid-July, Hamoui tells me, and they’ll be taking the Churn team with them. This doesn’t mean Churn Labs has...
AdMob Founder’s Churn Labs To Shut Down, Team Lured Away By New Startups

Streamd.in solves tweet overload by only showing what’s going on nearby

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I’m a big fan of apps that lets me navigate through all of the noise on Twitter in different ways. Even though I try not to follow too many people, since I know that I can’t keep up with too many at once, I still miss out on a lot...
Streamd.in solves tweet overload by only showing what’s going on nearby
Dropbox competitor SugarSync gets a further $3M

Startup Chronon looks to replace logging and record apps instead

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Look out, Splunk. Chronon, a startup that just picked up $30,000 in seed funding through the second class of the Alchemist Accelerator, wants to take a different approach to keeping and reviewing log files — it wants to ditch them in favor of something that takes much less time to deploy,...
Startup Chronon looks to replace logging and record apps instead

Digital Chocolate Downsizing? Founder Trip Hawkins Out As CEO; Reports Of Layoffs, Marc Metis As Interim CEO

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Some significant changes afoot at social and mobile games company Digital Chocolate: founder Trip Hawkins has stepped down as the CEO of the company. And we have also heard a report — yet to be confirmed directly by the company — that president Marc Metis has stepped up as interim...
Digital Chocolate Downsizing? Founder Trip Hawkins Out As CEO; Reports Of Layoffs, Marc Metis As Interim CEO

Drawbridge Raises $6.5M to Drive Cross-Platform Advertising

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San Mateo-based startup Drawbridge, helmed by CEO and founder Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan, is announcing a $6.5 million Series A financing round today, from Kleiner Perkins Caulfied & Byers and Sequoia Capital. The formerly stealth startup wants to take on cross-platform online advertising, something Sivaramakrishnan called the “Holy grail” of modern marketing....
Drawbridge Raises $6.5M to Drive Cross-Platform Advertising

Streetline Partners With Cisco To Bring Real-Time Parking Info To Cities

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Finding parking is always a chore, but there are new tools and companies coming to make finding a place to leave your vehicle easier than ever. One startup focused on this problem, Streetline, is getting a big boost for its real-time parking data through a partnership with Cisco that could...
Streetline Partners With Cisco To Bring Real-Time Parking Info To Cities

Local District Attorneys Sell Their Letterhead & Threats Of Jailtime To Debt Collectors

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We've been quite reasonably bothered by the FBI handing out its seal to copyright holders to falsely imply that mere personal copying is a criminal offense that might get you sent to jail. However, it appears that this handing off of government law enforcement threats to private parties goes much,...
Local District Attorneys Sell Their Letterhead & Threats Of Jailtime To Debt Collectors

With $3.6M, TreeRing revives the yearbook for the Facebook generation

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Between Facebook, umpteen other private social networks and ubiquitous smartphone cameras, you’d think students wouldn’t want the traditional school yearbook anymore. And, increasingly, it turns out, they don’t. But, Aaron Greco, co-founder and CEO of TreeRing, a social yearbook service, argues that doesn’t mean they don’t want any yearbook at...
With $3.6M, TreeRing revives the yearbook for the Facebook generation

Salesforce Buying Jigsaw for $142 Million

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Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) has agreed to acquire Jigsaw, a San Mateo, Calif.-based provider of crowd-sourced business contact information. The deal is valued at $142 million in cash, plus the possibility of around another $14 million in earn-outs. Jigsaw has raised just over $20 million in VC funding, from Austin Ventures,...
Salesforce Buying Jigsaw for $142 Million

White-hot BI-on-Hadoop startup Platfora now GA

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Platfora, the San Mateo, Calif.-based startup that helped spur a general rethinking of business intelligence for a big data world, is finally exiting its beta period and is generally available. It’s no wonder the company has garnered so much attention given its stated mission to make Hadoop an interactive experience...
White-hot BI-on-Hadoop startup Platfora now GA

BookRenter raises $10M to challenge Chegg in textbook rentals

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Textbook rental site BookRenter just announced that it has raised $10 million in a second round of funding. Book rental sites promise to help students cut back on their textbook spending. Why spend hundreds of dollars on a book if you’re only going to need it for a few months?...
BookRenter raises $10M to challenge Chegg in textbook rentals
Guavus raises $30M to help telcos do big data

Kickstarter roundup: MiiPC, Tiny Games and Popbitch

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Three more app-related projects are looking for backers on the crowdfunding siteHigh-profile success stories like Amanda Palmer, Ouya, Double Fine Adventure and Pebble have made Kickstarter the first port of call for many creatives and startups looking to raise funds for a new project or device.This month has thrown up...
Kickstarter roundup: MiiPC, Tiny Games and Popbitch
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