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  • Funding Daily: Enterprise software and a smart cup get big money

    21 August 2014, 7:30 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    Here are today's funding deals.
  • Get your VR headsets ready: Jaunt reaches out and grabs a real $27.8M

    21 August 2014, 7:15 pm by: Barry Levine

    "As the cinematic VR industry evolves," CEO/founder Jens Christensen told us, "there will likely be a lot of different options for experiences [besides individual viewing], such as fully VR equipped theaters [or] shared home viewing experiences."
  • Genentech CEO: FDA needs more funding to review genome products

    21 August 2014, 7:00 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    With the arrival of consumer-driven health care, more people will have access to their own genome as a way of guiding the management of their physical well-being.
  • Microsoft’s newest cloud database portends another attack on Amazon’s dominance

    21 August 2014, 6:37 pm by: Jordan Novet

    Microsoft seems serious about the whole cloud thing. So don't be surprised if Microsoft keeps doubling down on product development to stand out.
  • Wrike’s refreshed mobile app lets teams collaborate remotely without skipping a beat

    21 August 2014, 4:15 pm by: Tom Cheredar

    For project management teams working on a tight deadline, even breaking for lunch or walking across the street for coffee can disrupt the workflow.
  • UK ISP says Netflix is more popular than YouTube

    21 August 2014, 3:52 pm by: Brenda Barron

    Netflix and YouTube battle it out in terms of bandwidth usage on Plusnet, a UK-based ISP.
  • FeeX gets $6.5M in funding to expand across U.S.

    21 August 2014, 3:19 pm by: Brenda Barron

    Financial planning company, FeeX, just raised $6.5 million to help more consumers save money on hidden investment fees.
  • Instagram adds tools for brands, starts to look like a real ad platform

    21 August 2014, 3:01 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    Today is a bit like Christma-Hanu-Kwanz-ukkah for brands that use Instagram in their marketing efforts, as the photo-sharing network just announced three new tools for them. The new tools, “account insights,” “ad insights,” and “ad staging,” are…
  • Study: Reading on a tablet may impair memory, because memory relies partly on location

    21 August 2014, 2:58 pm by: Gregory Ferenstein

    Electronic pages don't occupy physical space like paper does.
  • T-Mobile is giving a free year of unlimited LTE to customers who bring over Sprint cast-offs

    21 August 2014, 2:36 pm by: Brenda Barron

    T-Mobile got bold and is now offering a free year of unlimited LTE to customers who bring Sprint customers into the fold.
  • Flappy Bird creator’s Swing Copters is now available on iOS and Android

    21 August 2014, 2:00 pm by: Jeffrey Grubb

    Dong Nguyen is back with another impossibly difficult mobile game.
  • New Apple patents turn your phone into a car locator

    21 August 2014, 1:57 pm by: Brenda Barron

    Two new Apple patents will potentially make it easier for you to find your car in the parking lot, even if you don't have a signal.
  • Is eBay getting ready to split off PayPal? eBay says nothing has changed

    21 August 2014, 1:55 pm by: Barry Levine

    A new report indicates that eBay is telling candidates to head up PayPay that the electronic payment division may be split off as early as next year.
  • Activision ‘mulling a plan’ to make Call of Duty and Skylanders movies

    21 August 2014, 1:30 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    Games like Call of Duty are already plenty movie-like.
  • Watch it, Box: Google pulls 1,800 businesses into Drive for Work every week

    21 August 2014, 1:30 pm by: Jordan Novet

    Consider yourselves warned, cloud-storage competitors.
  • Alfresco fuels up with $45 million to boost its popular content-management tech worldwide

    21 August 2014, 1:29 pm by: Barry Levine

    The boost comes as the UK-based firm is already flying high. It says its growth is increasing by about a third annually, three times the rate of the ECM market overall.
  • Spotify’s ‘Serendipity’ shows you a map of people playing the same song in real-time

    21 August 2014, 1:07 pm by: Tom Cheredar

    As Spotify is the largest pure music service in the world, the company can do some pretty interesting things with the data it collects from listeners — as is evident with its latest feature, Serendipity. Serendipity is a map that shows when two Spotify users…
  • Lastline Secures $10 Million Funding Round

    21 August 2014, 1:05 pm by: Business Wire

    Press Release: Lastline, an advanced malware defense platform provider, has raised $10 million from new investors Dell Ventures and Presidio Ventures, as well as existing investors Redpoint Ventures and With the new round...
  • The smart cup no one needs has raised $3M — and might go to China

    21 August 2014, 1:01 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    The perplexing smart cup has raised funding.
  • Conversion rate optimization software gets more popular, but the market remains fragmented

    21 August 2014, 12:29 pm by: Stewart Rogers, VB Insight

    A new survey from TrustRadius shows that conversion rate optimization software (CRO) is on the rise but that no one vendor is able to provide customers with all the tools they need. “CRO is becoming more important as companies look for ways to improve their…
  • How the EPA’s bogus mileage ratings are hurting electric car sales

    21 August 2014, 12:15 pm by: Dylan Tweney

    How to keep a new technology from measuring up: Make sure you're measuring it with an outdated yardstick that only makes sense for older tech.
  • GamesBeat University showcases the best tips and secret tricks of successful games

    21 August 2014, 12:00 pm by: VentureBeat Staff

    GamesBeat University presentations are useful stories for game developers and entrepreneurs that showcase concrete solutions to common challenges.
  • Airbnb is throwing a slumber party at Ikea

    21 August 2014, 11:53 am by: Harrison Weber

    In the strangest promo of the century, Airbnb and Ikea have apparently teamed up to throw a mass slumber party in select stores. No, really. Unfortunately for Ikea fans, only Aussies living near Sydney or Perth can take advantage of the sleepover —…
  • Instagram’s brand problem: The fakes

    21 August 2014, 11:37 am by: Jamie Riddell, Birdsong

    Guest Post: Instagram is allowing fakers to squat brands’ precious identities, using fake Instagram accounts to pass themselves off as genuine companies.
  • Puzzle & Dragons developer sells its stake in Clash of Clans maker Supercell for $344M

    21 August 2014, 11:30 am by: Jeffrey Grubb

    GungHo made a $38 million profit on the deal, and it will likely use the money to fund its investment in Asian markets.

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