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Marshall Kirkpatrick’s Social Marketing Startup Little Bird Raises $1.7M More

Little Bird, the startup led by former tech writer Marshall Kirkpatrick, is announcing that it has raised $1.7 million in new funding.<p>Kirkpatrick, formerly an editor at ReadWriteWeb (now ReadWrite) and before that a writer at TechCrunch, launched the company in October 2012. He told me then that …

Google Acqui-hires 'Sounds as Passwords' Startup SlickLogin

SlickLogin, a startup that lets users use a sound emitted by their smartphone either as a replacement for a password or as an additional 2-factor security layer, has placed a notice on its website today saying that it’s been acquired by Google.<p>According to Geektime, the deal is worth “several …

French Startups Can Now Raise Up To $1.4 Million In Crowdfunding And Syndicates In France

The crowdfunding rules in France will become startup-friendlier in the coming months. The government announced today that companies will be able to raise up to $1.4 million (€1 million) per Kickstarter-like crowdfunding campaign. The same limit will apply to equity crowdfunding (also known as …

The Place Where Bitcoin Startups Are Born

The Plug and Play Bitcoin Accelerator will soon welcome its inaugural class of entrepreneurs trying to build new businesses around the digital currency.<p>Silicon Valley is betting big on virtual currency. Developers have been launching new Bitcoin projects at a rapid pace, and now a crop of …

14 really cool African tech startups worth watching in 2014

<i>This is a guest post by the managing editor at Burn Media</i> <i>Michelle Atagana.</i><p>Technology is becoming commonplace and Africa is frequently touted as the next big hub. The continent is heading into an interesting space of tech-savvy consumers and creators.<p>Africa currently has about 45 innovation hubs and …