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34 min ago | ComputerWorld

Google acquires Gecko Design for next-gen products

Google has acquired Gecko Design, which will become part of the Internet company's unit developing cutting-edge products like Glass and balloons for Internet access.

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Related Topix: Search Engines, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Gatos, CA, Laptops/Notebooks, Computers, Hewlett Packard

4 hrs ago | CIO

Study disputes predictions of coming spectrum crunch

Widely accepted projections of a shortage of mobile spectrum may not be as dire as many analysts in the mobile and tech sectors are making it out to be, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, University of Southern California, Business News, Federal Communications Commission

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Orange Goes the Distance to Test 4G at Tour de France

Henri Terreaux travelled the entire 3,656 kilometer route of this year's Tour de France - but he isn't a cyclist.

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Related Topix: France, World News, Wireless, Marketing

West Australian

Amazon developing own online advertising software - WSJ

Amazon Inc is planning to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

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Related Topix: Advertising, Search Engines

Wall Street Journal

Sleep Tracker 'Sense' Raises $13 Million, Without Venture-Capital Help

At 23, James Proud is a rising Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur which has managed to raise nearly $13 million in funding - none of which is from institutional investors.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Science / Technology, Virtual Reality, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Hill, NH

West Australian

Google wins victory in row with German publishers

A German regulator handed Google Inc a victory on Friday as it said it would not pursue a complaint brought against the internet search engine operator by a group of publishers for giving users access to their news articles.

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Related Topix: Search Engines, Science / Technology, Internet

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Get paid to click on ads

Once you've installed the Qmee toolbar in your browser, searches on every major engine will yield a list of results in the left-hand column.

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Related Topix: Search Engines

Silicon Alley Insider

One Of YouTube's Greatest Innovators Is Ready For His Next Challenge

With an ADD sense of humor and internet insights from a brief stint at a search engine optimization company, Toby Turner has emerged as a YouTube star and one of the site's greatest innovators.

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Related Topix: Search Engines, Search Engine Optimization, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Watches, Blog News

KSBW-TV

Sprint undercuts T-Mobile by $20 a month

The price war is on in the U.S. wireless industry. Sprint announced a new unlimited data plan for smartphone users that costs just $60 a month.

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Related Topix: T-Mobile, Wireless, AT&T

ComputerWorld

Google's search app gets friendlier to bilingual Android users

Want to Google the name of a restaurant in English and then ask for the weather in Japanese? On Android it no longer requires switching back and forth between language settings.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Search Engines, Dining

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: DFJ Bets On Nervana For Machine Learning

Machine learning, which was all the rage among developers in the 1980s only to fall out of favor in the 1990s when real-world results were slow to materialize, is back with a vengeance today, says Draper Fisher Jurvetson Partner Steve Jurvetson .

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Related Topix: Startup, WA, Venture Capital, Computers, Startups, Bessemer Venture Partners, Yahoo!, ITA Software

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Ottawa Business Journal

Wind Mobile drops domestic roaming fees for customers

The move had been expected since the federal government introduced limits to what the larger wireless network operators can charge to carry traffic for their smaller rivals.

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Related Topix: Wireless

ComputerWorld

Google gets patent to make Glass look like ordinary specs

With the company's computerized eyeglasses, users can take photos and video, view maps and weather reports and read news stories with a tiny see-through display screen that sits above the user's right eye.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Search Engines, Patent / Trademark Law, Law

Reuters

Women venture capitalists underperform men, say Harvard academics

Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15 percent, according to a new Harvard University study, but the performance differences have narrowed over time and in firms that employ more than a single female venture partner.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, University of Texas at Austin

CIO

LTE in Wi-Fi spectrum shows great potential, says NTT DoCoMo

In the hunt for new ways to handle growing data volumes, NTT DoCoMo and Huawei Technologies have demonstrated that LTE can be deployed over 5GHz, which today is used for Wi-Fi networks.

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

Wall Street Journal

New Law Expands Access to Google, Facebook Accounts of Deceased

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has signed into law a measure giving estate attorneys and other fiduciaries more control of their deceased clients' digital data.

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Related Topix: Startups, Widevine Technologies, Facebook, Search Engines, Social Software, Jack Markell, US Governors

Business Journal

Lemay-led ag startup nabs $40M

Kansas City agribusiness company FarmLink LLC announced Wednesday morning it closed on $40 million in Series B financing.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, Venture Capital

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Google Capital Leads $100 Million Round for Services Marketplace Thumbtack

Just three months after Thumbtack raised $30 million in a round that founder Marco Zappacosta said his startup didn't need, the services marketplace has raised $100 million more.

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Related Topix: Thumbtack, Search Engines, Venture Capital

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Marc Benioff Joins $35M Round for PernixData

As chips, software and memory become more powerful, servers are usurping some of the functions of storage arrays.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Startups, Salesforce.com, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Salesforce, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Investment Services

Business Journal

PernixData raises $35 million to virtualize flash storage

PernixData applies virtualization to flash storage, which is meant to help customers get more our of their hardware - and it now has $35 million in new funding to help in that effort.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Salesforce, Computers, Seagate Technology

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