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Google acquires Motorola Mobility, rolls the dice with Android

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Some 9 months after Google’s announcement that it would rather like to make a subsidiary of Motorola Mobility, the $12.5-billion acquisition has finally been approved by the US, EU, and China. All eyes are now on Google to see what it will do with a bunch of software platforms under...
Google acquires Motorola Mobility, rolls the dice with Android

Badgy Raises Angel Round from Mark Cuban for Social Marketing

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The odds of a startup winning VC funds on the ABC reality show “Shark Tank” are relatively low. For one, the show typically features consumer products over hardcore tech startups, and for two, the show’s celebrity investors don’t have a track record of following through on their investment promises. Beyond...
Badgy Raises Angel Round from Mark Cuban for Social Marketing

LearnStreet Launches With $1M From Vinod Khosla To Help You Learn How To Build, Test And Push Code

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For more than a few years now, engineering talent has been in high demand but it also seems that, of late, coding has become cool. Okay, maybe not cool, but thanks to a fleet of startups and companies like Codecademy, Treehouse, Code School, CodeNow, Khan and more, it’s becoming easier...
LearnStreet Launches With $1M From Vinod Khosla To Help You Learn How To Build, Test And Push Code

Alleged tech support scammers settle FTC charges

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Operators of two alleged tech support scams that charged consumers hundreds of dollars to supposedly fix their computers have settled charges from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.Mikael Marczak, doing business as Virtual PC Solutions, and Sanjay Agarwalla were among the subjects of six complaints the FTC filed against alleged...
Alleged tech support scammers settle FTC charges

Guardian Activate Summit partners with MediaGuru to expand to India in October

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The next Guardian Activate Summit will take place in India in October, the British media outlet officially confirmed today during Activate New York, which we will be covering all day. The upcoming summit in Delhi is one more step into international expansion for Activate. Born in London in 2009, it...
Guardian Activate Summit partners with MediaGuru to expand to India in October

Instagrad tackles student loan debt with crowdfunding platform for college (exclusive)

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Student loan debt has surpassed $1 trillion and yet the cost of college tuition continues to rise. Instagrad launched its attempt to solve this problem today. The startup has built a crowdfunding platform to help parents pay for their...
Instagrad tackles student loan debt with crowdfunding platform for college (exclusive)

Catching Up With Exponential Labs, The Startup Behind Long-Tail Search Engine 'MillionShort'

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Some people in the tech industry like to say that web search is a problem that has long been solved. But earlier this year, a small startup out of Toronto called Exponential Labs attracted some big attention with “MillionShort,” a clever hack called that let you bypass the top...
Catching Up With Exponential Labs, The Startup Behind Long-Tail Search Engine 'MillionShort'

Mayfield Fund Backs Indian Incubator AngelPrime

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Mayfield Fund is announcing an Indian investment today, out of its Mayfield India fund. The venture firm is backing AngelPrime, a Bangalore-based incubator. The investment will be used as seed capital for the companies that AngelPrime plans to incubate over the next 3 years and to fund the operations of...
Mayfield Fund Backs Indian Incubator AngelPrime

Touch Surgery: the iPad app that teaches surgeons how to operate

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Forget the board game Operation: this new mobile surgical simulator lets you tap and swipe your way through the steps of an operation in a radical new model of interactive trainingWith an effortless swipe of the finger, you slice open the patient's skin. A gentle pinch and the flesh is...
Touch Surgery: the iPad app that teaches surgeons how to operate
Marketing automation firm Marketo gets social with Crowd Factory acquisition

CrowdGather raises money, looks for acquisitions

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CrowdGather, a Woodland Hills, Calif.-based company, has received a private investment of $450,000 from an undisclosed investor. CrowdGather’s business model is to acquire message-board communities—the ‘help desk of the Internet’, as CEO Sanjay Sabnani has put it—and package them into networks that connect people and create channels for advertisers. The...
CrowdGather raises money, looks for acquisitions

Live Matrix, The “TV Guide For The Web,” Acquired By OVGuide

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Live Matrix, the TechCrunch Disrupt ’10 finalist that proclaimed to be the “TV Guide for the web,” has been acquired by online video guide OVGuide.com in an all stock deal. As a part of the deal Live Matrix co-founder and CEO Sanjay Reddy will become OVGuide’s new CEO. Although Live Matrix...
Live Matrix, The “TV Guide For The Web,” Acquired By OVGuide

iPhone 5 shows that Apple still considers NFC as Not For Commerce

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Samsung and Nokia included Near-Field Communications in their new devices, but Apple decided to play it safe againAs Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller ran through the specifications of the new iPhone 5 on Wednesday, talking of A6 processors and IPS displays, there were three letters that some people were eagerly...
iPhone 5 shows that Apple still considers NFC as Not For Commerce

Why the days are numbered for Hadoop as we know it

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Hadoop is everywhere. For better or worse, it has become synonymous with big data. In just a few years it has gone from a fringe technology to the de facto standard. Want to be big bata or enterprise analytics or BI-compliant?  You better play well with Hadoop. It’s therefore far...
Why the days are numbered for Hadoop as we know it

Sumo Logic raises $30M for log analysis as a service

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Sumo Logic, a Mountain View, Calif.-based log management startup, has secured a $30 million Series C funding round from Accel Partners along with existing investors Greylock Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures. The company, which competes primarily with Wall Street darling Splunk, has now raised $50.5 million since its creation in...
Sumo Logic raises $30M for log analysis as a service
SalesForce, AT&T, Motorola, AMD: 4 tech companies that pay their CEO more than Uncle Sam
The Vergecast 031 - 05.24.2012

This Day-Old Startup Has The Best Ecommerce And Monetization Solution For Pinterest We've Seen Yet

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Every startup on the planet is trying to turn Pinterest into an ecommerce site. PinShoppr soft launched today, and it's the best solution we've seen yet. PinShopper pulls in the top pins on Pinterest and cross references them against more than 250 legitimate ecommerce sites. It never refers you to...
This Day-Old Startup Has The Best Ecommerce And Monetization Solution For Pinterest We've Seen Yet

Online dating spend grows by 60% on last year, and the industry can only get bigger

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Regardless of your personal opinions on online dating, there’s little question it has emerged from the lonely shadows of the Web’s dark-side and become embedded in the mainstream’s consciousness. As the barrage of Valentine’s Day-themed press releases show no sign of letting up, it’s certainly as good a time as...
Online dating spend grows by 60% on last year, and the industry can only get bigger

Dell Hires John Swainson, The CEO Who Saved CA From Itself (DELL)

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Dell is launching a new software group and has hired former CA CEO John Swainson to lead it. Swainson will serve as the group's president. He is best known as the CEO who lead CA (formerly known as Computer Associates) from the shambles left by its founder and previous...
Dell Hires John Swainson, The CEO Who Saved CA From Itself (DELL)
Creating a creature with 5.5M pieces of animated hair in Pixar's Monsters University (interview)

Khosla-backed LearnStreet takes on Codecademy with learn-to-code site

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Yet another startup wants to try its hand at teaching beginners to code online. But to separate itself from the pack of learn-to-program platforms already available, LearnStreet is aligning itself with the “Maker Movement,” describing coding as a craft for self-expression, not just a skill for professional advancement. Launched in...
Khosla-backed LearnStreet takes on Codecademy with learn-to-code site

Marketo Wants To Add A Social Boost To Every Marketing Campaign

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Last month, Marketo announced that it was acquiring social marketing startup Crowd Factory to add a social component to its marketing automation tools. Today the company is releasing its first products to come out of the deal. Marketo CEO Phil Fernandez says this represents the two companies’ technology “all put...
Marketo Wants To Add A Social Boost To Every Marketing Campaign

9Mile Labs sets up new accelerator at SURF Incubator

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This is a new one. It’s an accelerator inside an incubator. 9Mile Labs, the newly-formed startup accelerator that’s focusing on hatching new B2B companies, has picked SURF Incubator in downtown Seattle as its new home. “We believe it’s significant that our two organizations, both deeply committed to energizing the startup...
9Mile Labs sets up new accelerator at SURF Incubator

The $12.5 Billion Google-Motorola Deal Was Done In Five Days (GOOG)

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Google's deal to buy Motorola was closed within 5 days of the negotiations starting, according to a new profile in Bloomberg BusinessWeek. After Google was outbid for Nortel patents, Android boss Andy Rubin reached out to Motorola, asking about buying its patents. Motorola's CEO Sanjay Jha then called Google CEO...
The $12.5 Billion Google-Motorola Deal Was Done In Five Days (GOOG)
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