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Canadian payment tech provider Mobeewave closes $6.5M round led by Russia’s SBT Venture Capital

Earlier this month SBT Venture Capital, the venture arm of Russia’s national savings bank Sberbank, led a $6.5 million investment round for Mobeewave, a Canadian startup that develops fast and secure near-field communication (NFC) mobile payment acceptance services. Business angels also …

Fluoride in drinking water may trigger depression and weight gain, warn scientists

Around 15,000 people could be suffering needlessly from thyroid problems because of fluoride in drinking water, the University of Kent has warned<p>Fluoride could be causing depression and weight gain and councils should stop adding it to drinking water to prevent tooth decay, scientists have warned.<p>A …

Detroit To Finally Get Fiber-Optic Internet Thanks To Dan Gilbert

High speed fiber optic internet is coming to downtown Detroit thanks to Dan Gilbert’s Rock Ventures. The investment group recently confirmed that construction is underway on a fiber-optic network starting in the downtown area.<p>The network, dubbed Rocket Fiber, will serve residents and businesses and …

Peer-To-Peer Rental Service NoBroker Grabs $3M To Battle India’s Property Brokers

NoBroker, a peer-to-peer property listings startup that wants to rid brokers from the rental process in India, has closed a $3 million Series A round to expand its service to more cities beyond Bombay and Bangalore.<p>SAIF Partners and Fulcrum Ventures participated in the round. The startup last year …

Muslim 'ring of peace' in solidarity with Norwegian Jews 'tainted' by anti-Semitic speech

Muslim organiser of Jewish solidarity demonstration in Norway admits making anti-Semitic remarks<p>A show of solidarity with <b>Norway</b>'s Jewish population, organised by the country's Muslim community, has been tainted by one of the organisers' admission that he previously held anti-Semitic views.<p>Ali …

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Samsung Acquires LoopPay To Jump Into Mobile Payments

Today, Samsung has announced that it’s acquiring LoopPay, a mobile wallet provider that allows wireless payments to take place on existing magnetic stripe readers.<p>The announcement didn’t disclose the sale price, but said that LoopPay’s founders will join Samsung’s mobile division to push forward …

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Google Calls FBI’s Plan to Expand Hacking Power a ‘Monumental’ Constitutional Threat

Google is warn­ing that the gov­ern­ment’s quiet plan to ex­pand the FBI’s au­thor­ity to re­motely ac­cess com­puter files amounts to a …

Twitter could get a major redesign

TechCrunch published an interview with Twitter VP of Product Kevin Weil and VP of Engineering Alex Roetter on changes they will be making in 2015. It hints that a redesign of the homepage is on the way.<p>For the last year, CEO Dick Costolo has been saying he wants Twitter's design to be changed so …

The crazy-expensive gold Apple Watch could make $5 billion per quarter

News flash: Apple products are expensive, and Apple makes significant revenue every quarter because of it’s thick margins. The high-end version of …

Apple's Car Project Could Be A $50 Billion Opportunity In The U.S., Says Analyst

Apple currently has a few hundred employees that are working on an electric vehicle project code-named “Titan,” according to several reports. The prototypes of the automotive project appear to be in the form of minivans, which have been spotted throughout New York and California. It may be several …

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