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from http://venturebeat.com/ 566 days ago

GUEST POSTAbove: We need more tools.Image Credit: photo credit: Jack Mallon via photopin ccWhile it might not seem so to outsiders, Y Combinator’s new Developer Tools Request for Startups (RFS) is a big deal. (Editor’s note: The deadline to apply is tomorrow.) This is a request from one of the ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 566 days ago

Above: "Hackers" movie posterImage Credit: MGMUpdated 8:30pm Pacific with Dropbox’s response. Hundreds of alleged usernames and passwords for Dropbox have been published on Pastebin, an anonymous information-sharing site. Above: Sample of usernames and passwords allegedly stolen from Dropbox.Image Credit: Screenshot The apparent hackers claim to have nabbed 6,937,081 passwords and ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 566 days ago

Above: A promotional image from Uber, not Up Hail. Image Credit: UberUpdate at 7:04 p.m. Pacific: Updated with founders’ info, how Up Hail is getting its rates, and its future plans. Since we know you’ve long been wondering which ride-sharing service, Lyft or UberX, is cheapest — and since their ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 566 days ago

Snapchat’s photo hack was a really big deal to billionaire investor Peter Thiel. “It’s especially problematic for a company like Snapchat, where the brand is privacy,” Thiel said during a televised interview Sunday on Fox. “People are worried about privacy, and its one of the reasons people are using a ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 566 days ago

Image Credit: kevin dooley via photopin ccGenomics will someday be your doctor’s major weapon for keeping you healthy throughout your life. The San Francisco-based genetics company Invitae is pushing hard toward making that a reality. The company has developed a test that sequences 218 types of genes to find markers ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 566 days ago

Above: Scott McCorkle, CEO of Salesforce Marketing CloudImage Credit: SalesforceSalesforce’s annual Dreamforce event started today, and headlining the annual event was the company’s announcement of Salesforce Wave, a cloud-based service for analyzing data. Scott McCorkle, the CEO of Salesforce’s ExactTarget Marketing Cloud — aka the marketing division of Salesforce’s growing ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 566 days ago

Above: Tom Cruise in "Cocktail" was definitely not a robot.Image Credit: Cocktail (movie) Get all the tech funding news of the day delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for Funding Daily and never miss a deal. You want funding? We’ve got funding. And, even though it’s only Monday, we ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 571 days ago

For the third year in a row, we worked together with Pacific Crest Securities, an investment banking firm with a specific focus on SaaS, to survey 306 SaaS companies. This represents nearly double the # of respondents from last year, giving us deeper benchmarking data and insights to share on ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 619 days ago

[Andrew: Starting up from zero is one of the hardest things you can do with a new product. Especially in the age of SaaS and content marketing, building up to the first 150k users is a key milestone that can prove out product/market fit, generate a revenue stream, and secure ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 619 days ago

Image Credit: Wizeline/TwitterWizeline, a product management startup, secured a new $6.7 million round of funding, according to an SEC document filed today. Wizeline helps software companies determine which features in a particular product are most important — and which they should invest in next. The purpose of Wizeline’s platform is ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 619 days ago

Image Credit: Khomulo Anna/Shutterstock Get all the tech funding news of the day delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for Funding Daily and never miss a deal. Today’s funding deals: Wizeline grabs $6.7M Wizeline, a product management startup, secured a new $6.7 million round of funding, according to an ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 619 days ago

San Francisco held its own demonstration in front of a city police department in solidarity with the protestors of Ferguson, Missouri, and the demonstration quickly devolved into a anti-tech gentrification rant. The fallout from Ferguson influences the nation as a whole, and it may likewise may fuel the battle between ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 619 days ago

Above: Swing Copters is the latest game from the developer of Flappy Bird.Image Credit: .Gears StudiosIf you released a Swing Copters clone on Google Play yesterday, it’s probably not available to download anymore. Google cleaned up its Android app store today by eliminating a ton of clones that used Swing ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 619 days ago

Image Credit: Peter Kaminski/FlickrOregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today filed a lawsuit against Oracle America seeking more than $5.6 billion in penalties and damages from the enterprise software giant and specific executives for a slew of claimed issues relating to the technology underlying the state’s Cover Oregon health care website. ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 619 days ago

SPONSORED POSTImage Credit: PixabayThe Internet has made (almost) everything possible. It was once the case that if you wanted to build a multinational business, you’d have to employ people, find offices, and “set up shop” in every country you thought would make a good target market. At the very least, ...

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