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from http://venturebeat.com/ 44 days ago

Image Credit: AFC InsuranceWith the rise of the on-demand economy, we are increasingly having to trust complete strangers. Checkr wants to help make this safer. The Y Combinator-backed startup provides background checks-as-a-service and is announcing today that it has raised $9 million in a first round of institutional funding. The ...

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Above: Netflix's newest feature lets you share movie recommendations with Facebook friends.Image Credit: NetflixNetflix continued its critical courtship of international markets on Tuesday when Ted Sarandos, the company’s chief content officer spoke at the MIPCOM conference in Cannes. The conference is one of the world’s largest gatherings of new and ...

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SPONSORED POSTImage Credit: wavebreakmedia/ShutterstockThis sponsored post is produced in association with Syncano. By 2020, there will be almost as many digital bits in the universe as there are stars floating above us and over 212 billion connected “things” (IDC). As more and more devices and sensors come online, and as ...

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Image Credit: Drop Since you can put computers into basically anything these days, it’s no surprise that a baker’s scale is getting one too. Say goodbye to runny cupcakes and flat souffles. Drop, the smart baking scale that opened up for pre-orders back in June, is announcing today that it ...

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Above: The ecovent motorized wall vent and outlet-mounting sensorImage Credit: ecoventA Boston-based startup wants home heating/cooling vents to become part of the automated house — and it’s just scored $2.2 million so its missile engineers can make that happen. Ecovent (pronounced eco-vent) has developed motorized vents and sensors so that ...

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Above: BPCE of France unveiled the ability to pay with Twitter using the bank's S-Money app. In a splashy press conference in Paris on Tuesday, the banking giant Groupe BPCE unveiled the details of its new service that lets users send money using a single Tweet. Basically, starting today, anyone ...

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Above: Watch out: Collision ahead.Image Credit: photo credit: K e v i n via photopin ccThe advertising and marketing technology sectors are going through a stage of explosive growth. With $3 billion invested in new-wave platforms in the first half of 2014 alone, VC interest is strong, while twice as ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...

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from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 49 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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