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from http://venturebeat.com/ 10 days ago

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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from http://venturebeat.com/ 11 days ago

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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Above: The Recurly team.Image Credit: RecurlyRecurly, a startup that does the hard work of managing customers’ subscriptions to online services, said today that it’s landed $12 million in new funding. As more and more software transitions into subscription-based software as a service, companies can call on tools from outfits like ...

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Image Credit: Photo illustration by Eric Blattberg / VentureBeatFinally, adults around the world no longer need to worry about their kids’ love for Taylor Swift or VeggieTales ruining their Spotify recommendations and playlists. But such peace of mind will cost you. Today, the company announced “Spotify Family,” which will let ...

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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.AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 20, 2014– Eagle Eye Networks today announced that Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) recognized Eagle ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 11 days ago

Image Credit: Yanki01/FlickrToday will be an unusually busy and complicated day for Apple fans and newshounds. The company is just coming off its latest event marking the launch of new iPads and Macs, plus the release of the new Mac OS Yosemite. On Friday, the company started selling its iPhone ...

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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.AMD Home Monitoring Device Reaches Landmark Milestone CHANTILLY, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 20, 2014– Notal Vision, Inc. recently ...

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Image Credit: Shutterstock/PavelkGerman software maker SAP cut its earnings outlook today in a press release that will give fodder to both its fans and its critics. The company reduced the outlook for its annual operating profit. Not happy news for investors, right? But it was cutting the forecast because more ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 17 days ago

Image Credit: TAKA@P.P.R.S./FlickrLinkedIn has become the latest social network to solicit ideas from researchers to explore the company’s data. Under the rules of the new LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge, announced in a blog post today, researchers will submit proposals for analyzing LinkedIn’s vast pool of data on companies, geographies, education, ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 17 days ago

Image Credit: How Google WorksGoogle’s Eric Schmidt is out promoting the company in a new management tell-all, How Google Works. He and his co-author Jonathan Rosenberg argues that because the Internet industry is littered with the graves of fallen empires, companies need to attract and be structured around entirely new ...

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