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Facebook Buys Parse To Offer Mobile Development Tools As Its First Paid B2B Service

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Facebook has just acquired Parse, marking its entry into a whole new business category: paid tools and services for developing mobile apps. The company is buying the mobile-backend-as-a-service startup (yes, the industry acronym is mBaaS) in a deal that we’ve heard is worth $85 million. Neither company is commenting on...
Facebook Buys Parse To Offer Mobile Development Tools As Its First Paid B2B Service

Orchestrate.io Closes $3 Million Seed Round

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API service startup Orchestrate.io announced Tuesday it had closed a $3 million seed investment round. The round was led by True Ventures, with participation from Frontline Ventures and Resonant Venture Partners. The funds will be used for hiring, as well as for expanding infrastructure to work with multiple partners across...
Orchestrate.io Closes $3 Million Seed Round

Avril Lavigne Chooses Invested.in to Power Her Philanthropic Crowdfunding Project, the Rockstar Room

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Not all crowdfunding is about financing the latest technological innovation or artistic endeavor. In fact, with equity crowdfunding tied up in governmental bureaucracy, some of the most interesting uses of crowdfunding has been for philanthropic causes. Yesterday, the Avril Lavigne Foundation partnered with Los Angeles crowdfunding backend as a service...
Avril Lavigne Chooses Invested.in to Power Her Philanthropic Crowdfunding Project, the Rockstar Room

Funding daily: People search engine and water repellent coatings for electronics

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At VentureBeat, we come across a lot of funding news every day. In order to bring you the most information possible, we’re rounding up the quick-and-dirty details about the funding deals of the day and serving them up here in our “Funding daily” column. Ark grabs $4.2 million seed round...
Funding daily: People search engine and water repellent coatings for electronics
Uber targets masses with cheaper hybrid car service

[Infographic] Mapping the Tools in the Mobile Development Ecosystem

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The mobile development ecosystem is a large, complicated space. There are innovative startups making tools for native and mobile Web apps along with large enterprise-grade companies that offer solutions from cloud support to frameworks and developer environments. For a mobile developer, it can be confusing to know where to turn...
[Infographic] Mapping the Tools in the Mobile Development Ecosystem

The Mobile/Social/Local/Cloud Land Grab Is Over

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This was my second TechCrunch Disrupt, and what a difference a year makes. Not this year. I mean the year that began in July 2006, when Twitter launched. Two months later, Facebook finally opened up to everyone worldwide; in June 2007, Dropbox was founded; and one month after that, the...
The Mobile/Social/Local/Cloud Land Grab Is Over
No cabs for you! Uber shutters NYC taxi service following quarrel with city officials

EFF: TV networks use 'craven' tactics against streaming service

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Startup Aereo's free broadcasting service remains the target of television networks as they try to shutter it based on copyright infringement. [Read more]...
EFF: TV networks use 'craven' tactics against streaming service

Uber Sued By Taxi And Livery Companies In Chicago For Consumer Fraud And More

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It’s no secret that Uber’s disruptive on-demand car and taxi service is ruffling feathers amongst the taxi industry. It seems that in every city in which Uber launches, there’s legal pushback from the industry that the startup is disrupting. We’ve seen this in D.C., San Francisco, New York and Boston....
Uber Sued By Taxi And Livery Companies In Chicago For Consumer Fraud And More

Heroku loses a star as CEO and Salesforce EVP Sebastian resigns

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Byron Sebastian, the former Heroku CEO who most recently served as executive vice president of platforms for parent company Salesforce.com, has left the company, a source close to the situation has confirmed. If Sebastian’s LinkedIn profile is an accurate indicator, he’s currently farming olives. Sebastian joined popular platform-as-a-service startup Heroku...
Heroku loses a star as CEO and Salesforce EVP Sebastian resigns

Paul Maritz reportedly out at VMware, sparking wave of speculation on what's next

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VMware boss Paul Maritz is reportedly stepping down Whoa, it’s been quite a day for changes in the executive offices. First, Marissa Mayer takes over the helm of Yahoo. And now reports are circulating that Paul Maritz, the CEO of VMware, is stepping down. There’s no official word on VMware’s...
Paul Maritz reportedly out at VMware, sparking wave of speculation on what's next

Inside the Super Secret Obvious Corporation HQ

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Not much is known about the Obvious Corporation, the new-ish, incubator-ish company that’s the brainchild of Twitter cofounders Ev Williams and Biz Stone. Their website is sparse and coy: the only companies that they are publicly known to be working with are Lift, a social network for human potential, and...
Inside the Super Secret Obvious Corporation HQ
WeLink makes developing social apps as easy as "falling off a log"

TC Cribs: A Trek Through DotCloud, An Urban Jungle For Plotting World Domination

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It’s been a while since the TechCrunch TV team has taken a tropical vacation, but we were able to take a walk on the wild side (no passports required) while shooting this latest episode of Cribs at open platform-as-a-service startup DotCloud. DotCloud’s office is smack in the middle of...
TC Cribs: A Trek Through DotCloud, An Urban Jungle For Plotting World Domination

How The Search For The God Particle Led To This Cool Startup

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Four years ago, three scientists and friends were working on one of the world's greatest mysteries: the search for the God particle. They didn't know they would soon leave physics and become cofounders of a hot young startup, Cloudant. This summer the God particle (also known as the Higgs boson...
How The Search For The God Particle Led To This Cool Startup

Here's Where Some Former HP Big Data Engineers And Execs Have Ended Up

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HP is facing the decline of several key businesses, but it still has talented engineers and execs that are coveted by other enterprise tech vendors.  HP's Vertica unit is one part of the company that's getting a lot of attention these days, especially from Boston-area big data startups.  Vertica, which...
Here's Where Some Former HP Big Data Engineers And Execs Have Ended Up

Addvocate: Salesforce’s Former Head Of Social Marcus Nelson Preps A New Enterprise Social Media Startup

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Marcus Nelson, co-founder of customer service startup UserVoice, left his role as head of social media at Salesforce.com back in April to start a company called Addvocate — and now he’s starting to talk about what he’s up to. When I met with Nelson yesterday, he gave me a quick...
Addvocate: Salesforce’s Former Head Of Social Marcus Nelson Preps A New Enterprise Social Media Startup
500 Startups' sixth batch of companies is chock-full of international flavor

YC-Backed Chute Nabs $2.7M From Salesforce & More To Become The Twilio For Media Content

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Chute knows you’re tired of hearing about yet another photo-sharing or photo-syncing app. So, although it dwells in the photo sphere, thankfully Chute is taking a different approach. The recent Y Combinator grad set out to become the go-to service that app developers and content producers turn to for managing...
YC-Backed Chute Nabs $2.7M From Salesforce & More To Become The Twilio For Media Content

SingleHop launches Public Cloud to give customers "elastic" cloud infrastructure

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SingleHop, a Chicago-based infrastructure-as-a-service startup that manages some 12,000 servers for 5,000 clients, is today launching the SingleHop Public Cloud service. The service will allow SingleHop customers to utilize the VMWare cloud platform without having to deal with all of the technical aspects of its back-end — SingleHop is...
SingleHop launches Public Cloud to give customers "elastic" cloud infrastructure
Plivo, a scalable API for voice, says: 'you're going down, Twilio'

Funding daily: Gain some knowledge by playing a video game

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Funding daily: Gain some knowledge by playing a video game

Twitter Reportedly In Talks With Viacom And NBCUniversal For Content-Sharing Deal

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Twitter is nearing an agreement with Viacom to host TV clips and sell advertising on the site, reports Bloomberg. It is also reportedly discussing a content partnership with Comcast’s NBCUniversal, and one or more of the deals could be reached by mid-May. According to sources cited in the article, the...
Twitter Reportedly In Talks With Viacom And NBCUniversal For Content-Sharing Deal

Citrix Invests in Platform-as-a-service Company CumuLogic

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Citrix Systems has invested in PaaS (platform-as-a-service) startup CumuLogic, as it sees enterprises embrace new types of applications specifically designed to......
Citrix Invests in Platform-as-a-service Company CumuLogic

YC startup Ink raises $1.8M to make software more open-minded

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Y-Combinator startup Filepicker.io has rebranded as Ink and announced the close of its $1.8 million seed round. The “file system as a service” startup went through YC’s Summer 2012 class. It builds tools to make it easier for developers to integrate...
YC startup Ink raises $1.8M to make software more open-minded

Social music app Roqbot raises $1.2M for streaming music and jukebox service

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Startup music streaming platform Roqbot has raised raised $1.2 million in seed funding from Google Ventures and Detroit Venture Partners to expand its mobile jukebox service across the U.S. The Detroit-based service allows customers in participating bars, restaurants, gyms and stores to check-in using Roqbot’s mobile app, and then learn...
Social music app Roqbot raises $1.2M for streaming music and jukebox service

Database-as-a-service Cloudant nabs $12M from Devonshire, Rackspace, & more

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013San Francisco, CAEarly Bird Tickets on Sale Hot database-as-a-service startup Cloudant has raised $12 million in its second round of funding, the company announced today. Boston-based Cloudant was initially founded in Cambridge, Mas. in 2008 by three MIT physicists. The team struggled to move around multi-petabyte...
Database-as-a-service Cloudant nabs $12M from Devonshire, Rackspace, & more

Box Expands to Europe, Hires Infrastructure VP Away from LinkedIn

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There’s always something interesting going on at Box. Last I looked in on it, the fast-growing enterprise cloud service startup had just moved into new headquarters in Los Altos, Calif. though employees there were trying to coin the name “South Palo Alto.” That issue remains tabled for now, for there...
Box Expands to Europe, Hires Infrastructure VP Away from LinkedIn

CloudCrowd Takes On CrowdFlower To Outsource Labor To The Cloud

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TechCrunch50 startup CrowdFlower has been attracting a lot of attention, even raising $5 million in funding recently. CrowdFlower is a labor as a service startup that helps businesses outsource mundane or repetitive tasks to the cloud. Now the startup has attracted a competitor, recently launched CloudCrowd, which also promises increase...
CloudCrowd Takes On CrowdFlower To Outsource Labor To The Cloud
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