Yahoo today acquired its nineteenth startup, Beijing-based Ztelic, which analyses data from social websites.
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Grovo cofounder and CEO Jeff Fernandez described the content as “bite-sized, in-house, professionally produced video lessons every day covering the latest changes to the Internet.”
Withings, the maker of digital health tracking devices, has nabbed another $30 million. The France-based startup will use the funding to take its products to new, international markets.
Ayasdi, the startup that burst on to the scene with the bold claim that it would use “big data to cure cancer,” has raised yet more venture financing.
Security experts say the domain expansion plan has been “rushed,” and we should anticipate a sharp rise in fraud. What steps should consumers and brands take now?
Kit Check has invented a solution to track and process pharmacy kits with RFID tags. This way, hospital workers won’t forget to replenish kits with life-saving equipment, and put patient’s lives at risk.
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Musk will not pursue a patent on “the Hyperloop,” a futuristic transport project that will take passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes.
The buy-up is a strategic move for Enterprise, as it offers an opportunity to reach a younger demographic. Zimride is a peer-to-peer matching service that is most popular with college students.
Editor’s Pick Practice Fusion is on the cusp of closing a $60 million fourth round of funding, say multiple sources close to the company.
Touch of Modern has resolved its legal differences with Fab, making it a safer bet for investors. The company today netted $3 million in venture funding.
Silicon Valley-based Comprehend provides the requisite tools for customers in the life sciences sector to collect data, and most importantly, mine it for relevant insights.
The four new additions to the team will focus on hiring, generating revenue, and securing strategic partnerships in the U.S. and abroad.
CloudOn CEO Milind Gadekar noticed that it’s both “interesting and nonintuitive” that people regularly create full documents on their smartphone.
Instabug is launching its public beta today to do exactly what you’d think. It is a tool that runs in the background of an app, enabling anyone to instantly send feedback on bugs with the shake of an iPhone.
Just because you walk by a hot dog stand, doesn’t mean you’re craving a hot dog. This example illustrates how location-based advertising is not enough.
Coursera today raised $43 million in funding, which it will use to market online education to millions of students globally.
“The agency model is broken. Agencies don’t get mobile; clients don’t get mobile; most mobile app makers don’t even get mobile,” said Jeff Berstein, vice president at ad agency UMSF, on stage at MobileBeat.
Not too many years ago, Pandora and Evernote were tiny startups with uncertain futures. But these companies anticipated growth and made steps to prepare their infrastructure for rapid adoption.
Most of us will not consider our bank to be a hotbed of innovation. But banks are toying with various open source projects, and are rapidly developing ways to help you manage and share money from a smartphone.
A company called GeoMetWatch just closed a $6 million funding round to improve the accuracy of weather prediction. It will use the capital to deploy six data-gathering sensors into orbit, 22,236 miles above the equator.
Editor’s Pick Canadian ed-tech company Desire2Learn is positioning itself as a pioneer in the accessibility sector. The dedicated R&D team is building learning tools for the blind and deaf.
A team in Berlin are working on an app, dubbed Clue, for women to track their fertility cycle. It’s a rival to Max Levchin’s new app, Glow.
The new Vancouver-based startup, dubbed OneGigabit, is offering fiber Internet at speeds of one gigabit per second, which is 60 times faster than the Canadian average.
Microsoft has pulled the plug on its MSN TV service, the company announced on its website and in an email to subscribers.
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Rock Health’s midyear funding report found that investment in digital health startups is growing, but not as quickly as in previous quarters.
UpWest Labs, a Silicon Valley-based accelerator program for Israel companies, just launched its fifth class of startups.
Editor’s Pick South African entrepreneur David Emanuel has designed a mobile alarm and alerts system for the elderly and patients with high-risk medical conditions.
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SigFig helps amateur investors understand the stock market, and better manage their money.
In just a few years, London has flourished as a tech hub with abudent startups, co-working spaces, and angel investors. The Internet economy now accounts for 8 percent of the UK’s GDP.
Editor’s Pick New York-based private equity firm Baker Capital is selling off online wine retailer Wine.com, say several sources familiar with the matter.
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The move will help Mountain View, Calif-based Intuit focus on reaching small businesses and individuals with its tax-preparation software.
Diners can use Groupon Reserve to book tables at fancy restaurants for a discounted rate (up to 40 percent), no pre-payment required.
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