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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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

20 hrs ago | 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

Information Technology

Energous Corporation to Collaborate With Dialog Semiconductor to...

Energous and Dialog will develop reference designs to engage customers and further evaluate the market for wire-free power.

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Related Topix: Semiconductors, Dialog Semiconductor, Wireless, Bluetooth

InfoWorld

VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile, and robots

Venture capital fundraising has picked up steam in the U.S., with cloud computing, mobile technology, and robotics getting solid backing.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Robots, Science / Technology, Cloud Computing

Silicon Alley Insider

Google Apologizes To Bakery For Showing Logo That Called Its Customers 'Scum'

When hungry British office workers searched on Google today to find the nearest branch of Greggs - a stolid bakery chain that serves basic but delicious British lunchtime fare like pies and cheese sandwiches - they instead found Google calling them "scum."

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Related Topix: Search Engines, Science / Technology, Internet

Business Journal

11 bets Sequoia has gone solo on - including WhatsApp, Medallia

WhatsApp, co-founded by Brian Acton, is one of 11 companies that Sequoia Capital has invested in solo since 2009, according to CB Insights.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Sequoia Capital, Startups

Burnley Citizen

Web user lobs custard pie at Greggs

Greggs was left red-faced today after a crude spoof of its logo went viral on Twitter after appearing prominently placed on a Google search result.

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Related Topix: Twitter, Search Engines

Silicon Alley Insider

Leaked: Details Of Google's Attempt To Get You To Pay For YouTube

"youtubemusickey.com," "musickey.co.uk" and "musickey.jp" are now owned by Google.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Search Engines

NewsFactor

Google Buys Contextual Image Startup

Founded in 2011 and based in San Francisco, Jetpac offers an iPhone app that lets users discover new destinations through contextual searches of photographs on Instagram.

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Related Topix: Search Engines, Instagram, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, LinkedIn, iPhone App, iPhone

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