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Kyle Russell / TechCrunch: Algorithmia Raises $2.4M To Connect Academia And App Developers  —  While communities built around GitHub and Stack Overflow have developers working together more than they ever have before, one group's work is typically seen by too few, considering the impact it could have: researchers in academia …

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Claire Atkinson / New York Post: Owners take Vevo off the sales block after seeing growth  —  Vevo is off the block.  The owners of the popular music and video streamer have ended the sales process after deciding that the five-year-old property is poised for continued rapid growth, several sources told The Post on Monday.

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Gabe Nelson / Automotive News: U.S. details plans for car-to-car safety communications  —  SAN FRANCISCO — After more than a decade of research into car-to-car communications, U.S. auto safety regulators took a step forward today by unveiling their plan for requiring cars to have wireless gear that will enable them to warn drivers of danger.

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Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal: Google Moves to Target Kids Under 13  —  Google plans to offer accounts to children under 13 years old for the first time, a move that will take the world's largest Internet search provider into a controversial and operationally complex new market.  —  Accounts on Google services such as Gmail …

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Mike Lennon / SecurityWeek: GuardiCore Raises $11 Million to Build Advanced Data Center Honeypots  —  Israeli cybersecurity startup GuardiCore, announced on Monday that it has closed an $11 million round of funding led by Battery Ventures.  —  While few details are provided on the company's web site …

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Liam Spradlin / Android Police: Google to launch “YouTube Music Key” a $10/month, ad-free subscription service with offline support  —  Exclusive: This Is YouTube Music Key, Google's Upcoming Subscription Service With Offline Support, Background Audio, No Ads, Free Play Music Key  —  Google has big plans for both YouTube and Google Play Music.

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Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch: Coinbase Acquires Blockchain Explorer Blockr.io  —  A small consolidation wave in the Bitcoin space continues as bigger, better-funded companies scoop up teams of talented designers and engineers.  —  Coinbase, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed Bitcoin wallet and merchant processing company …

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft's Azure virtual machine, cloud services down for many  —  Summary: Over the past few days, Azure and other Microsoft cloud services have been down for a number of users worldwide.  —  On August 18, starting just before 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, users across the globe began reporting problems …

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Ginny Marvin / Search Engine Land: Google Launches Ability To Track “Website Call Conversions” In AdWords  —  Today, Google launched a what's likely to become a popular new feature for many AdWords advertisers.  Website call conversions allow advertisers to track calls that occur after a user arrives on a web site from an ad click.

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Eli Hodapp / Touch Arcade: Exclusive Hands On With ‘Flappy Bird’ Creator Dong Nguyen's Next Game: ‘Swing Copters’  —  Looking back on the Flappy Bird phenomenon, and the onslaught of games developer Dong Nguyen inspired with his brutally difficult single-tap gameplay, it's clear what made it so hard to put down.

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Aliya Sternstein / Nextgov: Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it was targeted and hacked by suspected foreign powers  —  Exclusive: Nuke Regulator Hacked by Suspected Foreign Powers  —  Nuclear Regulatory Commission computers within the past three years were successfully hacked by foreigners twice …

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Kevin C. Tofel / Gigaom: Hello, HP Stream 14: A $199 Windows laptop aimed squarely at the Chromebook market  —  Microsoft isn't taking the low-cost Chromebook threat lightly.  Instead it's working with partners to create $199 to $249 Windows laptops and it has enlisted HP's help with the HP Stream 14.

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge: The team behind webOS TV jumps to Pebble to design the next generation of smartwatches  —  Pebble is dead-serious about competing in the face of Android Wear and whatever Apple is presumably working on.  To that end, the company has just announced that it has hired Itai Vonshak as head …

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Alastair Sharp / Reuters: BlackBerry creates new unit for potential high-growth assets like QNX, Project Ion, cryptographic applications, 44K strong patent portfolio, more  —  BlackBerry creates new unit for potential high-growth assets  —  (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd said on Monday it has created a new unit to house …

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Todd Wasserman / Mashable: Tumblr Partner Will Now Scan Photos for Clues About Brand Affiliation  —  Every day, users post about 130 million photos on Tumblr.  Starting this week, the Yahoo-owned media brand will start to parse all those images for clues to users' brand affiliations.

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Steve Lohr / New York Times: XRay: A New Tool for Tracking the Use of Personal Data on the Web  —  A real problem with personal data today is that the terms of trade so often seem both opaque and askew.  Browse for information, send messages or go shopping online and data about you, your habits and your preferences go off into the digital ether.

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Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal: Sequoia Keeps Medallia to Itself, Adding $50M in Another Solo Round … Sequoia Capital added another $50 million to its investment in Medallia Inc., whose software helps corporations track and manage the experiences of their customers, making its total investment in the company one of the largest that the venture firm has ever made.

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Amir Efrati / The Information: Google is working to overhaul Web services so it can legally offer them to kids; new features include dashboard for parents, child-safe YouTube, more  —  Google Seeks New Customers: Kids  —  Google has been working to overhaul its Web services so it can legally allow children to use them …

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Ben Popper / The Verge: Nextdoor now adopted by one in four neighborhoods in the US  —  The anti-Facebook: one in four American neighborhoods are now using this private social network  —  Neighborhood gossip and community policing thrive on Nextdoor  —  It was early in the morning when the flooding hit The Knolls …

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Alex Konrad / Forbes: AppNexus raises $60M at $1.2B valuation, is now profitable  —  Now Profitable, AppNexus Scores $1.2 Billion Valuation For New York Ad Tech Scene  —  The New York ad tech community has a billion-dollar company at last, and it's Brian O'Kelley's AppNexus after all.

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Rich Trenholm / CNET: LG flaunts curved 21:9 monitor, plus a display for gamers  —  LG will show off next month a curved 21:9 monitor, a 4K display for video pros, and a fast-moving monitor for gamers.  —  LG is flaunting its curves with its eye-popping new 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor.

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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch: Uber Back Online In Berlin And Hamburg After Court Suspends Earlier Ban  —  Four days after being banned in Berlin by local taxi regulators on safety grounds, Uber is back on track in both that city and Hamburg.  The company just released a statement confirming the news after the presiding judge …

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Seth Fiegerman / Mashable: Washington Post has had Amazon ‘Buy It Now’ buttons for 5 years, mistakenly put them in text  —  Washington Post Stories Briefly Feature Amazon ‘Buy It Now’ Buttons  —  For a few hours this weekend, it looked like Jeff Bezos had finally showed his hand with The Washington Post.

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Mayumi Negishi / Wall Street Journal: SoftBank Picks Sharp as Partner for Low-Cost Smartphones  —  SoftBank Hopes Aquos Crystal Will Help Differentiate It and Sprint From Rivals  —  TOKYO— SoftBank Corp. and its U.S. unit, Sprint Corp. , picked Sharp Corp. as their partner to develop low-cost smartphones to broaden their lineup …

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Kyle VanHemert / Wired: The Engineer of the Original Apple Mouse Talks About His Remarkable Career  —  Jim Yurchenco was responsible for squeezing the guts inside the impossibly slim Palm V. He helped build the mouse for the Apple Lisa, which was significant in that it was the first mouse ever used by regular people.

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