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Here are the day’s funding stories:
What do you call a thousand lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? An alpha test group for Clio. Hah!
Just when you thought it was about damn time for mobile bar code scanners to withdraw to the shadowy caves of computer history, Scandit raised a round.
This story takes me right back to 1987, hanging out on the living room floor, futzing with floppy disks and command prompts and the original version of King’s Quest.
“I definitely see that vision of open-source everywhere,” said Frankovsky in a recent interview with VentureBeat. “The benefits are just too great to ignore.”
Kraken, an online exchange for Bitcoin, Litecoin, Namecoin, Ven, Ripple, and other digital currencies, has collected a tidy $5 million.
iChuangye, a Kickstarter-like crowdfunding service in China previously known as 5ichuang, today held its first-ever demo day to debut projects that are raising funds on the platform.
When the possibility of new jobs clashes with the desires of powerful campaign contributors, sometimes jobs can take priority.
“When there is an application from a woman, we look at it very closely. We would like to raise the quota of women within the company.”
Guest Post But the death – or at least the declining reliance on – the survey means that we can engage with consumers in a more reciprocal, dynamic, and democratic way.
“Treatings gets you access to people you don’t know, but you then have an easy way to communicate with people offline.”
Among its clients are a dozen major global pharmaceutical companies, which view the community as one of the few legal channels to promote prescription drugs.
“There are a lot of food blogs with beautiful pictures, but they are more targeted towards experienced cooks. So, we came up with the idea of Kitchen Stories.”
Guest Post Publishing has changed drastically with the shift to mobile, and reinventing the software that goes with it will happen as well.
Guest Post We choose to skimp on advertising and spend on product. In the short run, our choice might puzzle employees, prospective employees, and the competition.
While apparently simplifying Vkontakte’s shareholder structure, Mail.ru Group’s new position as the majority shareholder is unlikely to prevent further conflicts.
Kickstarter manufacturing hiccups add up to a big business opportunity for Asian crowdfunding sites — and OEMs they’re tied to.
I’ve been trolled since I first started interacting with other humans online in the mid-1980s. Eventually, like being told to go fuck yourself with an axe, I became numb to it and started ignoring it.
As pollution levels climb above 80 micrograms of particulates per cubic meter, Parisian pollution problems are being blamed on the high number of diesel vehicles on French roads.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here are the day’s funding stories:
The company provides simple and easy visa application services with a success rate of 99.8 percent. The startup said it processed the visa applications of more than 400,000 tourists in 2013.
Guest Post I love reading about the breakout, viral success of a hot startup. But that doesn’t reflect what the majority of startups experience, and it’s even less frequent for one selling B2B software.
A central Londoner making Autolib journeys, paying only when necessary, could save a fortune over the course of a year.
Heavy-duty deals for Credit Karma and Quikr with a roundup of smaller rounds, as well.
Machinima was the only tech startup funding story that crossed our desk today. SXSW will do that.
Surfingbird’s free service attracts 100,000 daily active users. The company is not profitable yet, he conceded, but close to break-even point.
f8! f8! f8! This is Facebook’s first whole-hog developer conference since 2011, and we’ll be there.
While it’s fashionable to build corporate incubators, there’s little evidence that they deliver more than “innovation theater.” Big companies just aren’t set up for real innovation and agility.
No SEC Form D has yet surfaced to confirm whether the offerings have been sold in their entirety, but that filing is likely around the corner.
The growing popularity of private clouds brings with it some expensive lessons. While success is definitely within reach, private clouds are not without their share of pitfalls.
TVSmiles’ technology recognizes TV ads from their audio signal and will automatically connect viewers with the corresponding brand campaign in the app.
The driver and passenger seats fully recline, facilitated by a steering wheel that slides to the center of the dashboard giving the driver more room to stretch out.
In order to reduce power consumption, the AR processor’s network architecture imitates the neurons in the brain.
A ton of deals big and small today.
A whole raft of stories today, from a huge Google Capital spend to a teensy debt round in Woodland Hills, Calif.
Yahoo’s buying spree has focused a lot on design-oriented startups. Add to that the company’s treasure trove of Flickr images and you have an acquisition that makes total sense.
Big deals to report today — nothing under $8 million, in fact.
The company also launched a platform to integrate offline pet service providers such as pet beauty salons, pet trainers, veterinary hospitals, and photo studios.
Even as shipments to Europe have grown — reducing the number of cars available for the American market — demand has not outstripped supply in the U.S.
“I think you should look at things and ask yourself, ‘How should they be?’ and then work towards that direction. In a way, that makes the world a better place.”