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from http://venturebeat.com/ 948 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 ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 948 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 ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 948 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/ 948 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/ 948 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 948 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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from http://andrewchenblog.com 974 days ago

[Andrew: This guest post is written by my friend and former Palo Alto running partner, Nir Eyal. Messaging apps have been a fascinating area within mobile, and the big reason for it is that the metrics - especially engagement - have been amazingly strong. I asked Nir to write a ...

Posted under Startups
from http://venturebeat.com/ 974 days ago

Google today shared an update from Project Loon, the company’s initiative to bring high-speed Internet access to remote areas of the world via hot air balloons. Google says it now has the ability to launch up to 20 of these balloons per day. This is in part possible because the ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 974 days ago

If you hate clicking to buy something after reading the product info — only to find it’s out of stock or the wrong size — a San Francisco-based company thinks its new Product Availability API will help change that. “This is the first time an app developer can integrate with ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 974 days ago

Disclosure: The organizers of Slush 2014 paid my way to Helsinki. Our coverage remains objective. HELSINKI — It isn’t easy to avoid toxins in cosmetics simply by looking at the ingredient label on a package. CosmEthics wants to change that. It does so with an app that figures out what’s ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 974 days ago

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.17 percent said they would spend more because of mobile payments but majority uncertain which stores ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 974 days ago

Microsoft today updated the Bing homepage with high-definition backgrounds, image captions, and a new Office Online menu. Unlike other Bing rollouts, this one isn’t gradual: The new features are available worldwide today. Microsoft says one of the most requested features from Bing users is to offer HD background images. As ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 974 days ago

A lot of tech reporting tends to paint traditional (and expensive) cable TV service’s linear video watching experience as awful, but anyone who’s lived alone knows sometimes it’s just nice to have a TV channel on in the background. If that channel is airing content that’s somewhat interesting/entertaining, even better. ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 974 days ago

The Bridge Group is known for publishing insightful studies that aid SaaS Sales & Marketing leaders to build and optimize their inside sales strategies. They are working on the 5th round of their SaaS inside sales research and would like our help completing a 6-7 minute survey. Your answers will ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 974 days ago

Last week I shared the results from Part 1 of our survey in which 300+ SaaS companies shared data on their growth and go-to-market strategies. This week we dive into the results from Part 2 of the survey where we compare application delivery methods, operational costs and gross margins, contract ...

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