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Image Credit: 401(K) 2012/FlickrEnterprise-level video service Ooyala has acquired ad technology startup Videoplaza, the companies announced today. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Videoplaza specializes in delivering streaming video advertising across multiple devices and competes with the likes of Comcast-owned Freewheel and Facebook-owned LiveRail. The London-based startup ...

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Image Credit: Shutterstock/leungchopan The mobile coupon wars are seeing a new entrant today. Seeloz, which focuses on coupons and daily deals for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), is launching the retailer and manufacturer side of its platform. The consumer-facing side, called Mixawallet, will be out at the end of next ...

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Above: HomeZada sees this as an informational challenge.Image Credit: Shutterstock/Konstantin L Home automation systems like Nest or Notion look at your house and see a collection of appliances. Startup HomeZada looks at your house and sees a jumble of information — and it’s just scored $2.1 million to clean it ...

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Image Credit: LocalyticsAccording to data released this morning ahead of Apple’s imminent earnings release, the relatively standard-sized iPhone 6 is outselling the 6 Plus phablet by a 6-to-1 margin. But interestingly, iPhone 6 Plus owners are using apps more … and longer. The iPhone 6 is being adopted at twice ...

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Above: The Attentive.ly logoImage Credit: Attentive.lyAttentive.ly has just landed $750,000 so it can bring more of its social marketing automation to businesses. The Atlanta-based company offers a plug-and-play approach, where marketing platforms like Eloqua or email service providers like MailChimp can be readily integrated with its cloud-based social data/messaging platform. ...

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Above: Airtame dongleImage Credit: AirtameA Denmark-based company that had become one of Indiegogo’s most notable funding successes is now facing severe criticism from backers after joining a new Indiegogo pilot program that fails to promise a firm delivery time. Airtame, which has raised $1.275 million to build a wireless streaming ...

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Skype today updated its Windows Phone app with new features and performance improvements. You can download the new version now directly from the Windows Phone Store. The biggest addition in Skype 2.24 for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 is the new drawing tool, a feature that has ...

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Image Credit: Maris Kiselov / ShutterstockPeople don’t want to cook, and while ordering takeout used to be the fix to that problem, now you can order chef-made food (such as from Munchery) or, better yet, order a chef to your house and temporarily live the life of the rich and ...

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During a fireside chat today, AOL chief Tim Armstrong put down rumors that Yahoo and AOL were in talks for a potential merger. When asked if the two companies were thinking of joining forces, Armstrong said, “No.” Speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt in Europe, Amstrong went on to say that he ...

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Image Credit: Shutterstock/Christos Georghiou Startup Zumur has its positioning metaphor down. It wants to be “the Kayak of product comparison search engines,” CEO and founder Abhishek Tiwari told VentureBeat. The company is announcing today that it has raised the first half of what it expects will be a $1.4 million ...

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Above: Amazon's Kindle Voyage e-readerImage Credit: Devindra Hardawar/VentureBeatAmazon has one big question to answer with its new high-end Kindle: What place does a $199 black and white e-reader have in a world filled with cheap tablets and Amazon’s own family of cheaper Kindles? The Kindle Voyage, with a high-resolution display ...

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GUEST POSTApple Pay launches today. We’ve heard a lot of talk about this new NFC-enabled mobile shopping option from Apple. But others have tried to sell consumers on the digital wallet idea before and boldly failed. If Apple wants us to trade in our wallets once and for all, Apple ...

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Image Credit: comedy_nose Get all the tech funding news of the day delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for Funding Daily and never miss a deal. Here’s a list of today’s biggest funding stories, updated as the day unfolds. Tip us here if you have a deal to share ...

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Check out our press release hub, powered by Business Wire. It's a one stop shop for industry announcements to help you stay on top of the latest technology and investment trends. Get the scoop here.Extension reflects commercial sales traction for Zip®, designed to produce suture-like outcomes with significant surgical time-savings ...

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Above: System board with Marvell's Questflo networking chipImage Credit: MarvellMarvell is expanding into the market for network search engine chips with a product that can juggle 8 million simultaneous streams. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip makers says its new Questflo chip is a search coprocessor that has four times the ...

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