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stories by Rebecca Grant
Dish Network said today that it would not make a new offer to buy Sprint Nextel, in time for the Tuesday deadline. Instead, Dish will focus on its attentions on wireless provider Clearwire. This is the latest event in the never-ending Sprint-Dish-Clearwire-SoftBank saga that is more dramatic than a soap opera.
Darby Smart launched today to prevent mishaps of this sort, and to capitalize on the DIY movement's building momentum. It also announced raising $1 million in seed funding.
"File system as a service" startup Filepicker.io has rebranded as Ink and announced the close of its $1.8 million seed round from Andreessen Horowitz and Highland Capital Partners.
FiftyThree is the company behind Paper, an iPad app that Apple named 2012 iPad App of the Year. It has raised $15 million in a deal led by Chris Dixon at Andreessen Horowitz.
CareCloud offers cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) software that helps doctors improve patient care, increase collections, and streamline operations. It's the latest big deal in a "record year" for digital health.
Parakweet's core product Bookvibe combines natural language processing and social-media analytics to find the books that are right for you.
Occipital develops computer-vision products, and the acquisition of ManCTL will make it easier to create 3D models of the real world.
Obvious Corp's first product, Lift, started out as an iPhone-only app last year. Now the app is more widely available to help anyone achieve their goals using data and social support.
RetailMeNot, "the world's largest digital coupon marketplace," filed for a proposed initial public offering. The proposed maximum aggregate offering price is $230 million and the stock will be listed on the NASDAQ as "SALE."
Keaton Row is a fashion startup reigning in the "future of personal styling" with an online, affordable process that has customers spending seven times the average e-commerce order and coming back for more.
Health startup Medivo has raised $15 million to expand its health monitoring platform that connects doctors, consumers, and clinical labs. The company's vision is to save and improve lives through faster and easier access to quality health care.
Civic and business leaders are raising $100 million to kick the region's burgeoning startup scene up a notch. Dubbed the Regional Entrepreneurship Initiative (REI), it seeks to attract venture capital to fund new ventures and keep success stories at home.
The Tianhe-2 was ranked No. 1 on the TOP500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers. This marks China's first return to the top position since November 2010, when the Tianhe-1A was named top dog.
Relationship Science has amassed an online Rolodex with profiles of the world's "top decision-makers," and people are willing to spend thousands of dollars a year for access.
Only 47 out of 100 senators showed up for a high-level intelligence briefing with senior NSA officials. The rest chose to head home early for a long weekend instead.
Guest Post Tarun Wadhwa's father is a serial entrepreneur who passed on important life lessons about the importance of bring bold, creative, and mindful in everyday actions.
Square cofounder Tristan O'Tierney tweeted last night that he was leaving the company after four years.
In the wake of revelations about PRISM, Facebook releases more information about government requests for user data, but Google said its measures aren't going far enough.
Google's top-secret ideas lab is working on a project to make Internet access more reliable and affordable in the developing world through a system of roving balloons.