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 No one will ever mistake the Blue Mo-Fi for Beats headphones. From the design to the amplified sound, the Mo-Fi headphones serve up a new perspective on the now-ubiquitous consumer electronic. Over-the-ear headphones are enjoying a renaissance of sorts. Where a few years ago white earbuds used to be a status symbol, massive headphones are now the status quo thanks mostly to Beats Electronics. Read More

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 Bizible, a startup promising to help coordinate a company’s marketing and sales efforts, is announcing that it has raised $8 million in Series B funding. The idea, basically, is to track whether online ads lead to sales. Bizible started out by pulling the data from AdWords search advertising campaigns into Salesforce, and it’s now expanding into other types of ads and marketing… Read More

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 Pinterest is the latest social network to build tools to help businesses get more out of its platform. It’s got the brands on board, it’s got a group of brand-focused Pinterest For Business tools, and now it’s got a new analytics dashboard to help those brands better understand how fans are interacting with their content on Pinterest. Read More

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We haven’t heard from Sofatutor in a long old time. In 2012 they raised a ‘low million euro’ round from Acton Capital Partners, with existing investors. But their paid-for tuition service, which they’ve stuck to rigidly since they started, seems to attract investors. Today they’ve raised a third funding round to strengthen the company’s position in the… Read More

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 Evernote, the cross-platform note-taking app that now has over 100 million users, is going large on Market, its e-commerce business that sits alongside its core product: today the company is announcing a collaboration with furniture designer Eric Pfeiffer to create a Charles-and-Ray-Eames-inspired series of office accessories with bent plywood and lots of clean lines. The first products,… Read More

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 Investing for the future can be hard for a twenty-something. With restrictions like minimum account balances and commission fees that make it uneconomical to invest a few hundred bucks at a time, investing can almost feel impossible. Until today. Acorns is officially launching on the App Store to help anyone invest right from their smartphone. Read More

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 Tel Aviv-based Feedvisor, an algorithmic pricing and business intelligence platform for online retailers, today announced that it has raised a $6 million Series A round let by Australia’s Square Peg Capital. Today’s announcement comes just under a year after the company announced its $1.7 million seed round, which included funding from JAL Ventures, Oryzn Capital and Micro Angel… Read More

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 Innovation in the beacon space — the micro-location technology that lets your smartphone trigger events based on how close you are to a beacon transmitter — doesn’t seems to be letting up any time soon. Polish startup Ifinity appears to be well on its way to solving one of the potential headaches of beacons: the need to periodically replace each transmitter’s battery. Read More

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 Canadian cable giants aren’t just going to watch their audience slip away to streaming services – two of the nation’s biggest providers have joined forces to launch shomi, a new subscription-based service that provides access to shows on-demand, with apps for tablets, phones, web, Xbox 360 and set-top boxes at launch. The shomi service will be available only to Rogers and… Read More

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 Funding Circle, UK-based the peer-to-peer loans platform that recently raised $65 million for a platform that bypasses banks and lets small businesses connect with individuals for funding, is putting some of that funding to use. It has acquired a semi-stealth startup called LeapPay to speed up the turnaround time it offers on loans, and also to keep expanding its business in the U.S. Read More

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 Traklight, a cloud-based software platform that tracks and protects intellectual property, announced today that it has raised $350,000 in angel funding from private investors including Astia Angels. The company says it will use the funding to expand its sales and marketing efforts nationally. Read More

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 Turkey’s Iyzico, which provides a platform to let e-commerce sites and other apps easily accept online payments (and can be thought of as the ‘Stripe of Turkey’), has raised a $1.4 million series B round. Read More

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 Panorama Education, the Y-Combinator education startup backed by the likes of Mark and Pricilla Zuckerberg’s Startup:Education, Google Ventures and other notable investors, is today announcing a partnership with Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education that speaks to how the startup is evolving its core business model. The pair have teamed up to launch Panorama Student… Read More

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 The global market for jobseeking and hiring services is estimated to be worth some $85 billion, and a startup called ZipRecruiter is today announcing a significant round of funding that it hopes will help it be a key player in an evolving recruitment market. The Santa Monica-based company, which provides an aggregating platform for small and medium businesses to post and distribute… Read More

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 Twitter has added twelve new countries to its advertising network, called Twitter Ads, with most markets in Central and Eastern Europe. The new countries include: Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine, and Portugal. Read More

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 Tastebuds.fm, the app that matches people based on their musical tastes, has found a match of its own. The London-based startup is acquiring U.S. competitor moosify, a mobile-first “social dating” app that also connects people around music. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed. Read More

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 Imagine a system with 22 x 2u servers in a 48u rack -all cranking on 176 NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU chips providing an astonishing 250 Teraflops per rack. We’re talking scream machines and that’s what Cray is delivering in its latest high-performance system called the Cray CS-Storm. Consider that a four cabinet Cray CS-Storm system is capable of delivering more than one petaflop of… Read More

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 Amazon is going to acquire video game streaming site Twitch for $970 million in an all-cash deal. Today’s Amazon deal definitely doesn’t give off the same “this feels right” vibe as the Google rumor. While Amazon has Prime Instant Video, it doesn’t have offer any way for people to upload their own content — everything you can watch on the service has been… Read More

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 Tribune has hired M-Go CEO John Batter to lead the Gracenote team as its new chief executive. There he’ll report to Tribune Media CEO Peter Liguori and be tasked with setting the strategic direction and running day-to-day operations of the company’s video and audio metadata business. Read More

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 Why do so many people watch others play video games on Twitch? Because the fans don’t look much different from the celebrities. They all play the same games. In a world of muscle-clad athletes and beautiful pop stars, on Twitch all that matters are your skills and your wits. Be funny or fast on the trigger, and you can be famous too. It’s aspirational. That lets viewers identify… Read More

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 With $7.3 million in cash on hand, and losses of $17.77 million in the first half of 2014, HubSpot has filed to go public. HubSpot’s slim cash load and expanding losses — the firm had a deficit attributable to common shareholders of $16.37 million in the first six months of 2013 — are contravened by its rising revenues: HubSpot had revenue of $51.27 million during the first… Read More

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 On August 26th of 2002, Major League Baseball streamed its first live MLB.tv video of a game to the web — a tiny, grainy little player that looks laughable in comparison to today’s HD streams you hold in your palm. This month, 12 years later, the MLB says that it projects that over 51% of its monthly live streams will be watched on ‘connected’ and mobile devices in… Read More

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 ntial to deeply influence what innovations succeed — and which ones do not. Perhaps nowhere is this conflict more pronounced than in the development of “design customers” early in a startup’s life. One of the most important functions of early-stage investors and advisers is to help make customer introductions for startups once they have built a minimum-viable product.… Read More

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 Korean bitcoin exchange Korbit has raised $3 million in Series A funding led by SoftBank Ventures Korea and Pantera Capital, with participation from BAM Ventures, and returning investors Bitcoin Opportunity Corp., Tim Draper, Pietro Dova, and Strong Ventures. The startup told TechCrunch that it will use its Series A to improve the quality of its products and services and make additional hires. Read More

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 Night Trap was released in 1992 for the Sega CD and the horror survival title was one of the most divisive and notorious games ever made. Now the original creators want to re-release the title in beautiful HD, a move that should send gamers of a certain age into a tizzy. The game was one of the first to use digital video, and told the story of a group of co-eds trapped in a house of horrors.… Read More

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