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1 hr ago | 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.


Related Topix: Thumbtack, Search Engines, Venture Capital

5 hrs ago | 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.


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

9 hrs ago | 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.


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

13 hrs ago | 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.


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

17 hrs ago |

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.


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

21 hrs ago | 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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Semiconductors, Dialog Semiconductor, Wireless, Bluetooth


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.


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."


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.


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.


Related Topix: Twitter, Search Engines

Silicon Alley Insider

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

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Search Engines


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.


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

Mon Aug 18, 2014


Five Questions for Facebook's Security Chief

Social networking giant Facebook's chief security officer Joe Sullivan says Facebook's biggest security concern is its ads.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Email Spam, Facebook Messenger, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Wireless

PC World

Vehicle-to-vehicle networks could save over 1,000 lives a year, US says

The U.S. government wants to force cars to talk to each other over wireless networks, saying that could save more than 1,000 lives every year.


Related Topix: Wireless


at&T U-verse Arrives in Shreveport/Bossier

Shreveport/Bossier residents now have a new choice for their high speed Internet and television services.


Related Topix: AT&T, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT, Startups, Versant, Shreveport, LA, Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi


Baidu partners with U.N. to tackle e-waste in China

Chinese search engine Baidu and the United Nations Development Program are hoping to streamline the recycling of e-waste in China with a new app that can help users easily sell their old electronics for cash.


Related Topix: Search Engines, Baidu, World News, China, Asia, Internet, Science / Technology, Environment, Science

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets

Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Search Engines, Robots, Science / Technology, Internet, August, CA

Silicon Alley Insider

Here's The 'Toothbrush Test' Google's CEO Uses To Make Acquisition Decisions

Google isn't afraid to shell out a boatload of cash for the right acquisition. Just ask the smart thermostat company Nest, which it bought earlier this year for $3.2 billion .


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Search Engines, Larry Page


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