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ShutterstockAre you ready, Things?Did last week mark the end of the Internet of Things and the beginning of the Internet of Things That Can Turn Hostile If You’re Not in the Right Group? Several recent news events suggest it did. There’s the report late last week from California-based security firm ...

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Inventus managing partner Kanwal RekhiInventus Capital Partners has raised a $106 million venture fund to invest in “digital services,” rather than products. Aside from its focus on service businesses, Inventus stands out as its partners are extremely well-connected in India. They believe that entrepreneurs will benefit from forming closer alliances ...

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Shahid Ali Khan/ShutterstockA startup called Idibon is introducing software that can help brands spot problems with their products and other trends that people express in tweets, emails, news articles, and other bodies of text — in any language. The company previously hinted at how it would be able to mine ...

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Schlösserland Sachsen/FlickrIT consulting and outsourcing giant Accenture is bolstering its ability to sell popular cloud software internationally by buying German Salesforce.com partner ClientHouse. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. But the acquisition does suggest Accenture is willing to spend in order to make a richer business out of helping many ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 241 days ago

PixabayMindMatrix is out, Act-On is in. Last month we unveiled the VentureBeat Marketing Automation index, a straw man top ten of marketing automation systems. And we invited your feedback. You’ve provided that, and we’re updating the index today. We still need more input. Fill out our survey, and you’ll get ...

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Swee Peng YapAlbert Wong suffers from a condition called Duchenne Muscular DystrophyAt the age of six, Albert Wong was diagnosed with a condition called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Doctors predicted that he would be wheelchair bound by the age of 10, though he went on to earn straight A grades and ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 241 days ago

Webby AwardsThis sponsored post is produced by The Webby Awards. The adoring cheers from the crowd, the uncorked champagne, and the reverential stares from digital hopefuls for years to come. Such is the recognition garnered by those who win Webbys. Hailed by the New York Times as “the Internet’s highest ...

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David DennisLeft to right: Robert Stevenson, Albert Penello, Nate Mitchell, Jami Laes, and Dean TakahashiGaming goes well beyond the consoles. For 2014, you can expect to see innovations in cloud gaming, virtual reality, and mobile devices. To help sort it out, we caught up with four industry leaders at the ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 241 days ago

DaveHabben/FlickrIBM servers.Well, well, IBM is trying to get rid of its low-end server business again, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. It’s a good move for IBM to move out of that territory — and it could give a buyer some nice opportunities for growth. Dell is apparently considering buying ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 241 days ago

Antanacoins/FlickrA pile of Bitcoins.Korbit, a Korean Bitcoin startup, has raised $400,000 (about 420 Bitcoins at today’s price) from an array of Silicon Valley investors. It has never happened before that a Korean startup has been able to secure early stage funding from such a high profile Silicon Valley investor line-up. ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 241 days ago

Ludovic BertronA tiny San Mateo startup that has taken no angel money, no venture capital, and no outside funding of any kind is growing at the torrid rate of 25 percent per month and luring away key employees from hot growing companies like KISSmetrics. How? By offering you data you ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 241 days ago

FonFon's router, the Fonera, lets you share Wi-Fi with other Fon customers.Spanish Wi-Fi sharing company Fon has raised $14 million from Qualcomm Ventures. It’s an indication that Fon’s collective approach to sharing bandwidth, while slow-growing, still has some attraction to investors — particularly a strategic investor like Qualcomm, which makes ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 241 days ago

Sam Howzit/Flickr For most startups, death is not a question of if, but when. While that conclusion may seem obvious, the data to support it is pretty hard to come by. Which makes sense: After all, no one — not founders, not venture capital firms — is going to go ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 241 days ago

AmazonAmazon game submissionAmazon won’t say if it will be making an Android-based gaming device beyond its Kindle tablets. But it is certainly pushing hard to create tools for game developers so that they can be successful on the company’s various app platforms. At the recent 2014 International CES, the company ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 241 days ago

Three iOS game controllers from PowerA, Logitech, and SteelSeries.When you lose a video game, sometimes your first instinct is to blame the controls. It’s even easier when the controls are a flat touchscreen instead of an actual joystick and buttons. While many mobile games were designed solely with the touchscreen ...

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