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3 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Sleep Tracker 'Sense' Raises $13 Million, Without Venture-Capital Help

At 23, James Proud is a rising Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur which has managed to raise nearly $13 million in funding - none of which is from institutional investors.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Science / Technology, Virtual Reality, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Hill, NH

7 hrs ago | West Australian

Google wins victory in row with German publishers

A German regulator handed Google Inc a victory on Friday as it said it would not pursue a complaint brought against the internet search engine operator by a group of publishers for giving users access to their news articles.

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Related Topix: Search Engines, Science / Technology, Internet

11 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

Get paid to click on ads

Once you've installed the Qmee toolbar in your browser, searches on every major engine will yield a list of results in the left-hand column.

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Related Topix: Search Engines

12 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

One Of YouTube's Greatest Innovators Is Ready For His Next Challenge

With an ADD sense of humor and internet insights from a brief stint at a search engine optimization company, Toby Turner has emerged as a YouTube star and one of the site's greatest innovators.

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Related Topix: Search Engines, Search Engine Optimization, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Watches, Blog News

13 hrs ago | KSBW-TV

Sprint undercuts T-Mobile by $20 a month

The price war is on in the U.S. wireless industry. Sprint announced a new unlimited data plan for smartphone users that costs just $60 a month.

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Related Topix: T-Mobile, Wireless, AT&T

18 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

Google's search app gets friendlier to bilingual Android users

Want to Google the name of a restaurant in English and then ask for the weather in Japanese? On Android it no longer requires switching back and forth between language settings.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Search Engines, Dining

19 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: DFJ Bets On Nervana For Machine Learning

Machine learning, which was all the rage among developers in the 1980s only to fall out of favor in the 1990s when real-world results were slow to materialize, is back with a vengeance today, says Draper Fisher Jurvetson Partner Steve Jurvetson .

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Related Topix: Startup, WA, Venture Capital, Computers, Startups, Bessemer Venture Partners, Yahoo!, ITA Software

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Ottawa Business Journal

Wind Mobile drops domestic roaming fees for customers

The move had been expected since the federal government introduced limits to what the larger wireless network operators can charge to carry traffic for their smaller rivals.

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Related Topix: Wireless

ComputerWorld

Google gets patent to make Glass look like ordinary specs

With the company's computerized eyeglasses, users can take photos and video, view maps and weather reports and read news stories with a tiny see-through display screen that sits above the user's right eye.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Search Engines, Patent / Trademark Law, Law

Reuters

Women venture capitalists underperform men, say Harvard academics

Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15 percent, according to a new Harvard University study, but the performance differences have narrowed over time and in firms that employ more than a single female venture partner.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, University of Texas at Austin

CIO

LTE in Wi-Fi spectrum shows great potential, says NTT DoCoMo

In the hunt for new ways to handle growing data volumes, NTT DoCoMo and Huawei Technologies have demonstrated that LTE can be deployed over 5GHz, which today is used for Wi-Fi networks.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi

Wall Street Journal

New Law Expands Access to Google, Facebook Accounts of Deceased

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has signed into law a measure giving estate attorneys and other fiduciaries more control of their deceased clients' digital data.

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Related Topix: Startups, Widevine Technologies, Facebook, Search Engines, Social Software, Jack Markell, US Governors

Business Journal

Lemay-led ag startup nabs $40M

Kansas City agribusiness company FarmLink LLC announced Wednesday morning it closed on $40 million in Series B financing.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, Venture Capital

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Google Capital Leads $100 Million Round for Services Marketplace Thumbtack

Just three months after Thumbtack raised $30 million in a round that founder Marco Zappacosta said his startup didn't need, the services marketplace has raised $100 million more.

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Related Topix: Thumbtack, Search Engines, Venture Capital

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Marc Benioff Joins $35M Round for PernixData

As chips, software and memory become more powerful, servers are usurping some of the functions of storage arrays.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Startups, Salesforce.com, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Salesforce, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Investment Services

Business Journal

PernixData raises $35 million to virtualize flash storage

PernixData applies virtualization to flash storage, which is meant to help customers get more our of their hardware - and it now has $35 million in new funding to help in that effort.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Salesforce, Computers, Seagate Technology

AT&T

Confirms Plans to Deliver U-verse with AT&T GigaPower in Cupertino

AT&T* today confirmed it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower network to the City of Cupertino.

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Related Topix: AT&T, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT, Startups, Versant, California, Wireless

Iol.co.za

Microsoft's Azure has 5-hour outage

Microsoft's Azure cloud- computing service, a critical part of Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella's plan to remake the software company, experienced a major global outage on Monday that lasted for around five hours.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Science, Computer Science, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Amazon, Google, Search Engines

West Australian

Despite lip service, Silicon Valley venture capital still a man's world

When she started her child-support tracking business SupportPay, Sheri Atwood expected all kinds of suggestions - but not the tip she got from a female investor who suggested she dye her blonde hair darker to be taken more seriously by venture capitalists.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

How Wi-Fi Could Revolutionize The Way We Use The Web

His company, Mimosa, works with technology that could turn Wi-Fi from a way to save money on our smartphone data plans to an internet connectivity option on par with fiber and leagues above DSL.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Business Insider

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