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Mobile messaging apps litter the online stores, but not all of them offer a Siri-like assistant that listens in on your IM convos and detects what you’re doing — and then helps you do it. That’s what Emu is and does. It also throws in some Google Now-like features that ...

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Above: Michael Debnar, right, the leader of 7-Eleven’s Innovation Team and founder at 7-Ventures, speaks at VentureBeat's 2014 GrowthBeat conference in San Francisco on Aug. 6.Image Credit: Michael O'Donnell/VentureBeatSAN FRANCISCO — Good news, taquito fans: 7-Eleven is now “mobile-first and mobile-only.” Yes, you still have to go to 7-Eleven stores ...

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Image Credit: Photo via jonsson/FlickrGoogle-owned streaming-video service YouTube has purchased video-editing startup Directr for an undisclosed amount, the startup announced today. Directr’s technology makes it somewhat easy for people to create movies from a mobile device, regardless of how much film experience they have. The startup provides tools for the ...

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Image Credit: m01229/FlickrFewer than 24 hours after alternative cab service Uber announced a way for multiple people to share rides, Lyft jumped on the bandwagon and said it’s rolling out a ride-sharing service. Now another competitor, Sidecar, is announcing a similar program, too. “Sidecar has been testing Shared Rides in ...

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Above: Former DreamIt managing director, New York, Mark WachenImage Credit: Devindra Hardawar/VentureBeatToday, Dreamit Ventures introduced its 2014 class of New York start-ups. Dreamit’s accelerator program offers accepted parties $25,000 in seed funding and three to four months to get the company up and running, along with office space and mentorships. ...

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SPONSORED POSTImage Credit: Tabby AwardsThis sponsored post is produced by the Tabby Awards. Industry judges and consumers have chosen the 49 best iPad and Android tablet apps and games from over 200 entries in the 2014 Tabby Awards competition. The 30 winning apps were selected last spring by an international ...

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Above: A hint for those hacking for the Wall of SheepImage Credit: Meghan Kelly/VentureBeatLAS VEGAS — Rule number one at Black Hat and Defcon is simple: Mobile devices stay in your hotel room. “My team came to me and said, ‘I’m not bringing my phone in there.’ They’re serious. You ...

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Image Credit: Jon Åslund/FlickrSpotify’s music-recommendation system has already become intelligent, thanks to machine learning that happens behind the scenes. But an academic researcher who’s been spending time at the company’s New York office has been looking at ways to use deep learning to surface songs based on their content. If ...

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SPONSORED POSTCheck 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.BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 6, 2014– The management of Boston Millennia Partners is pleased to announce that ...

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Image Credit: AdobeAdobe just brought more advanced 3D printing features to Photoshop. The new features come in a software update, and include both new design tools and more options for 3D printing, Adobe says in a blog post. Going forward, Photoshop now supports a handful of new 3D printers and ...

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Above: PinchPoint CEO Khaled Abu Al KheirImage Credit: PinchPointFor the legions of tech startups in Israel, access to capital, talent, and advice is easy. Not so in the West Bank. Tech companies exist in the nascent Palestinian state, but keeping a business together is full of challenges. Some are the ...

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Above: T-Mobile's first Uncarrier eventImage Credit: Devindra Hardawar/VentureBeatNOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is going on now! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, and grab your tickets while they last. When federal ...

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Above: Google engineers, hard at work on the next version of Gmail.Image Credit: Mario Antonio Pena ZapateríaNOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is going on now! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, ...

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NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is going on now! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, and grab your tickets while they last. Fun fact: When Facebook goes down, much of the ...

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Image Credit: RingadocPractice Fusion hopes to add a cloud-based physician call-back service to its EHR (electronic health record) offering via an acquisition of the medical communications startup Ringadoc. Ringadoc has developed an automated, cloud-based answering service that allows doctors to quickly access and respond to after-hours messages via a Web ...

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