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from http://venturebeat.com/ 526 days ago

Google today rolled out new Google Drive features in Gmail, as well as updated Android and iOS apps. Gmail attachment support is live now, while the Android update is rolling out on Google Play “over the next week or so” and the iOS app is available now on Apple’s App ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 526 days ago

Google will move the information inside its Freebase free database of structured data — about music, books, film, and other subjects — into Wikidata, a somewhat similar free database from the Wikimedia Foundation. Next year the Freebase website will become read-only, and later the website will go down, as will ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 526 days ago

In the mostly-free mobile analytics market, niche contender Apsalar is pulling its free mobile attribution product and shifting to an all-paid model. “Effective January 1st 2015, Apsalar will stop providing free access to mobile attribution analytics and other advanced reports and functionality,” the company said today in an email to ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 526 days ago

ZenPayroll, a San Francisco startup with cloud-based software for payroll processing for small companies, is doing more than merely enabling companies to allow employees to allocate a portion of their paychecks to charities. The startup has begun helping employers to match those donations. “It’s a way for the employer to ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 526 days ago

Automattic-owned digital publishing platform WordPress.com is rolling out a new update today that should make it easier for people to manage multiple websites under a single dashboard, the company announced today. WordPress.com (not to be confused with WordPress.org) has always provided users with a simple, easy way to manage a ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 526 days ago

Apple turned off sales at its Russian online store due to a sharp fall in the value of the ruble, the company said Tuesday. “Our online store in Russia is currently unavailable while we review pricing,” said Apple spokesman Alan Hely in a statement to Bloomberg. “We apologize to customers ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 526 days ago

Google today added support for Content Security Policy (CSP) to Gmail. The security feature protects users by stopping extensions from loading unsafe code. CSP is a computer security concept for preventing cross-site scripting (XSS) and related attacks. It provides a standard HTTP header that allows website owners to declare approved ...

Posted under Startups
from http://venturebeat.com/ 526 days ago

An eight person jury in a federal court in Oakland, California has declared Apple innocent of antitrust charges leveled at it by a group of iPod users. The decision was unanimous. In the class action suit, the plaintiffs had claimed that Apple had blocked them from downloading music from non-iTunes ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 526 days ago

The world still loves technology, and that’s good for one of the industry’s biggest events, the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show, Jan. 6 to Jan. 9 in Las Vegas. Gary Shapiro, the president and chief executive of the Consumer Electronics Association, promises that it will once again be the place ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 526 days ago

We once described business intelligence company Mattermark as “counting cards” when it comes to evaluating startups amid a sea of gamblers. And it looks like the strategy is paying off, as the company is announcing today that it has raised $6.5 million in a first round of institutional funding. The ...

Posted under Startups
from http://venturebeat.com/ 526 days ago

Instagram just got a little bit richer, with the addition of five new filters, slow-motion video uploading, and real-time commenting. In a blog post this morning, the popular photo-sharing app, which just hit 300 million accounts last week, said it is adding the five new filters, the first since “Mayfair ...

Posted under Startups
from http://venturebeat.com/ 526 days ago

Twitter is rolling out two new targeting features for mobile advertisers to get even more specific about the people they reach. The new features allow advertisers to target based on the users’ mobile carrier and whether they’re using a new device. Mobile carriers will now be able to exclude people ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 526 days ago

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 tech funding stories, updated as the day unfolds. Tip us here if you have a deal to share. Adyen raises $250M ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 526 days ago

Location awareness is one of the most useful and popular features for mobile apps, but relying on GPS for accuracy can take a huge toll on battery life. A new Silicon Valley startup thinks there’s another way. Today, VentureBeat has learned, PathSense will unveil a software development kit allowing mobile ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 527 days ago

Consumer VCs like to make light of the Founders Fund mantra ‘We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.’ For those of us working in the enterprise, it’s actually the reverse, “They promised us 140 characters, instead we got Workday.” Since 2010, SaaS applications were supposed to “consumerize”, but ...

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