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9 min ago | Business Journal

Biotech firm secures nearly $5 million in funding, is relocating to San Antonio

Medical technology startup Bluegrass Vascular Technologies has closed on $4.5 million in new investor funding.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 2-Hellman & Friedman starts preparations for Scout24 IPO - sources

Private equity firm Hellman & Friedman has started preparations for a potential stock market listing of Scout24, just months after buying the German classified advertising group from Deutsche Telekom , three sources familiar with the matter said.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Deutsche Telekom AG, Telecom

Business Journal

Google, Microsoft, Facebook: Tech's biggest 2014 political spenders ranked and graphed

Google Inc. led the tech lobbying pack this spring, dropping a cool $5 million during the second quarter that ended in June - a record-tying lobbying cash outlay for the company.

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Related Topix: Search Engines, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA

Business Journal

Bright House says new 'Echo' will bring Wi-Fi dead spots back to life

Bright House Networks released a new wireless system called "Echo" which it says can fill the gaps in Wi-Fi coverage in users' homes.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, Bright House Networks

Canada.com

Gay Chinese man sues clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight

Gay rights campaigners pose for journalists to protest outside a court where the first court case in China involving so-called conversion therapy is held in Beijing, China, Thursday, July 31, 2014.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, World News, China, Asia, Search Engines, Baidu, Internet, Science / Technology

KRON 4

Chinese Man Sues Over Gay Conversion Therapy

A gay rights group says a Chinese man is suing a psychological clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight, as well as the search engine giant Baidu for advertising the center.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Search Engines, Baidu

Bellingham Herald

Nokia in wireless network deal with Panasonic

Nokia Corp. said the deal will boost the market share of its networks unit, a major provider of the next generation 4G wireless networks, particularly in the Japanese market.

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Related Topix: Nokia, Wireless, Telecom

Reuters

European regulators training sights on Google's mobile software

Two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said that with a new antitrust chief taking over in November, European regulators are laying the groundwork for a case centered on whether Google abuses the 80 percent market share of its Android mobile operating system to promote services from maps to search.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Search Engines, Internet, Science / Technology, Microsoft

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Woman pleads guilty in Benchmark Capital caseWoman pleads guilty in...

A Knoxville loan officer pleaded guilty in federal court to wire fraud in connection with a Benchmark Capital investment scheme.

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Related Topix: Benchmark Capital, Venture Capital, Startups, Knoxville, TN

KHOU-TV Houston

Houston man charged with child porn possessiona

Houston man charged with child porn possession after Google cyber-tip Houston man charged with child porn possession after Google cyber-tip Check out this story on KHOU.com: http://www.khou.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/30/houston-man-charged-with-child-porn-possession-after-google-cyber-tip/13378459/ HOUSTON - A cyber-tip generated by Google and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Search Engines, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Webster, TX

Skift

Helsinki Airport Asks Flyers to Trade Privacy for Free Wi-Fi

Helsinki's airport will be the first in the world to track passengers to within feet.

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Related Topix: Finland Travel, Helsinki, Finland Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Electronics, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Retail, Apparel, Nordstrom

Click Orlando

Embarrassing diseases are a real pain in the...

There are the diseases you don't want to get because they'll kill you. Then there are the diseases you don't want to get because you are too embarrassed to discuss them out loud, even with your doctor.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Colorectal Health, Hemorrhoids, Health, Search Engines

Science Daily

Kill switch in cell phones could save consumers more than $3.4 billion annually

A new study shows consumer savings from the Kill Switch legislation exceed initial projections and now points to well over $3 billion.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Wireless, Creighton University

ComputerWorld

Evan Schuman: The data dangers of free public Wi-Fi

New York City is asking vendors to take over the city's almost-universally abandoned pay phones and use them to deliver free Wi-Fi to residents .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Wireless

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: VC Investment in China Soars to New Heights

China's startups received a record amount of venture capital funding in the second quarter, driven by a flow of public offerings both at home and abroad and a pressing need for venture capital firms to deploy capital, Sonja Cheung reports for VentureWire .

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Computers, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing

Salisbury Journal

Right to be forgotten 'unworkable'

The European Court of Justice's demand for internet search engines to respect individuals' "right to be forgotten" is unworkable and unreasonable and should be written out of future EU law, a House of Lords committee has said.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Internet, Google, Startups, Search Engines

ComputerWorld

Microsoft, IBM make cloud gains against Amazon

Microsoft and IBM are gaining momentum in the cloud infrastructure services market, putting pressure on Amazon and outpacing rival Google, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks, Google, Startups, Search Engines

ITworld

Rhapsody reaches 2M subscribers, bets on new unRadio service

Rhapsody International, which operates the Rhapsody and Napster music services, said Tuesday it plans to expand in France and Latin America as a result of deals with mobile operators SRF and Telefonica.

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Related Topix: Startups, Napster, Online Music, Search Engines

Andover Advertiser

Mosley legal bid over Google images

Max Mosley is seeking to stop Google from gathering and publishing images first featured in the now-defunct News of the World Max Mosley is to sue internet giant Google for continuing to publish images of the former F1 boss at a sex party.

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Related Topix: Search Engines

Macworld

Using Instagram for iOS on public Wi-Fi poses risk of an account hijack, researcher says

A configuration problem in Facebook's popular Instagram application for Apple devices could allow a hacker to hijack a person's account if they're both on the same public Wi-Fi network.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Computer Security, Twitter

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