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Above: Matt Marshall of VentureBeat, and Max Cantor of doxIQ Image Credit: Michael O'Donnell/VentureBeatSAN FRANCISCO — They battled hard with their polished pitches, informative videos, and demos, and now our Innovation Showdown judges have selected the winners: doxIQ wins the early-stage category, and Leanplum is the late-stage winner. DoxIQ lets ...

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Above: Billy Rios of Qualys at Black HatImage Credit: Dean TakahashiLAS VEGAS — It’s been more than a decade since 9/11 brought a stringent screening process to all airports. But can someone still get a weapon through Transportation Security Authority (TSA) airport screening devices? Yes, according to a security researcher ...

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Image Credit: Social TablesThese days, venture capital seems to flow toward startups using a software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model in virtually all industries. The hospitality industry is no different. One young SaaS company servicing that industry, Social Tables, has just found itself on the business end of a new $8 million ...

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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 our roundup of all of the notable funding news of the day: Druva, using data protection as a starting point for analytics, picks up $25M ...

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Image Credit: Fab.comA report today says Fab.com, the design-conscious lifestyle e-commerce site, is just one good offer away from selling itself. The company says it’s already been in discussions with several suitors about a sale, Fab.com CEO Jason Goldberg told Forbes in an email message: “… We have had a ...

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Mobile messaging apps litter the online stores, but not all of them offer a Siri-like assistant that listens in on your IM convos and detects what you’re doing — and then helps you do it. That’s what Emu is and does. It also throws in some Google Now-like features that ...

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Above: Michael Debnar, right, the leader of 7-Eleven’s Innovation Team and founder at 7-Ventures, speaks at VentureBeat's 2014 GrowthBeat conference in San Francisco on Aug. 6.Image Credit: Michael O'Donnell/VentureBeatSAN FRANCISCO — Good news, taquito fans: 7-Eleven is now “mobile-first and mobile-only.” Yes, you still have to go to 7-Eleven stores ...

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Image Credit: Photo via jonsson/FlickrGoogle-owned streaming-video service YouTube has purchased video-editing startup Directr for an undisclosed amount, the startup announced today. Directr’s technology makes it somewhat easy for people to create movies from a mobile device, regardless of how much film experience they have. The startup provides tools for the ...

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Image Credit: m01229/FlickrFewer than 24 hours after alternative cab service Uber announced a way for multiple people to share rides, Lyft jumped on the bandwagon and said it’s rolling out a ride-sharing service. Now another competitor, Sidecar, is announcing a similar program, too. “Sidecar has been testing Shared Rides in ...

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Above: Former DreamIt managing director, New York, Mark WachenImage Credit: Devindra Hardawar/VentureBeatToday, Dreamit Ventures introduced its 2014 class of New York start-ups. Dreamit’s accelerator program offers accepted parties $25,000 in seed funding and three to four months to get the company up and running, along with office space and mentorships. ...

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SPONSORED POSTImage Credit: Tabby AwardsThis sponsored post is produced by the Tabby Awards. Industry judges and consumers have chosen the 49 best iPad and Android tablet apps and games from over 200 entries in the 2014 Tabby Awards competition. The 30 winning apps were selected last spring by an international ...

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Above: A hint for those hacking for the Wall of SheepImage Credit: Meghan Kelly/VentureBeatLAS VEGAS — Rule number one at Black Hat and Defcon is simple: Mobile devices stay in your hotel room. “My team came to me and said, ‘I’m not bringing my phone in there.’ They’re serious. You ...

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Image Credit: Jon Åslund/FlickrSpotify’s music-recommendation system has already become intelligent, thanks to machine learning that happens behind the scenes. But an academic researcher who’s been spending time at the company’s New York office has been looking at ways to use deep learning to surface songs based on their content. If ...

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SPONSORED POSTCheck 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.BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 6, 2014– The management of Boston Millennia Partners is pleased to announce that ...

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Image Credit: AdobeAdobe just brought more advanced 3D printing features to Photoshop. The new features come in a software update, and include both new design tools and more options for 3D printing, Adobe says in a blog post. Going forward, Photoshop now supports a handful of new 3D printers and ...

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