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2 SMRT maintenance staff dead after track accident near Pasir Ris station

<i>(Check the latest updates from the SMRT news conference happening now at the end of this story)</i><p>Two SMRT maintenance staff are dead after an accident …

Sonia Gandhi vs Sushma Swaraj: The fiercest rivalry in Indian politics

<b>New Delhi:</b> They are the two most powerful and senior women in Indian politics, but Sushma Swaraj and Sonia Gandhi have always had a rocky …

What the Internet of things means for business app developers

Are you getting tired of hearing about the Internet of Things (IoT)? Well, get used to it because IoT is gaining steam as it moves from what has been a consumer focus to business adoption in 2015. And this crossover will radically change application developers should be thinking about IoT.<p>According …

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FireLayers Comes Out of Stealth With YL Ventures Funding To Control Enterprise Apps

Over in the world of Enterprise, subjects such as security, compliance and governance remain dull but essential issues. In this arena SkyHigh Networks (backed by Sequoia and Greylock) and Netskope (backed by Lightspeed) are targeting the cloud application control market and doing a pretty good job …

Google+ Hangouts Goes Enterprise With VidyoH2O

Google+ Hangouts have proven to be a useful tool for anyone wishing to sidestep Skype and video-call with individuals or groups. But for businesses looking to hook things up via their existing voice and video tools, well, things haven’t been so rosy.<p>Today, however, Vidyo (see previous coverage) …

Cloud Computing For The Enterprise: It's About Service

One of the most interesting aspects of my job is talking to CIOs about what the data center of the future will look like. Where’s the market going? How will cloud computing services fit in? And what will CIOs need to build? Because after all, these are the folks who are going to pay for it.<p>The …

Enterprise Messaging App Cotap Nabs $10M To Make ‘Every Worker A Knowledge Worker’

Cotap, a messaging startup co-founded by two ex-Yammer executives, came out of stealth last year with a very specific aim: using the boom in smartphone usage to break down communication barriers between “knowledge workers” chained to computers and employees who are front line, out in the wild, and …

Cloze Launches Circulate.it For Easier Team Content Sharing

Cloze, a startup that helps users manage their messages on email and social networks, is launching a new tool today that helps teams circulate content through those channels. It’s called, appropriately enough, Circulate.it.<p>Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer Alex Coté said that if you’re “an …

8 Ways Startups Are Changing the Healthcare Industry

<b>8. Tech Integration for Improving Care</b><br>The use of technology to build better relationships, improve communication and diagnose early based on EMR-integrated provider-patient platforms excites me as a healthcare angel investor. Although the quantified self receives lots of attention, large segments …

Box brings 50GB of cloud storage to iOS with new design, search improvements, more

Cloud-storage service Box released version 3.0 of its iPhone and iPad app today to its users. While the app features new navigation and a fresh user interface, Box also says its app has been rewritten in version 3.<p>New features include faster search within the app and better previewing for documents …

Tastemade spoons up $10M to become the Food Network of the digital era

Tastemade has raised $10 million to grow its online video food network. Cofounder Larry Fitzgibbon said the company’s goal is to become a major global brand for food and lifestyle content.<p>“Just as the Food Network did this for the cable era, we want to do the same thing for the age of digital,” he …

Vungle Raises $6.5M For A Growing In-App Mobile Video Advertising Business

As iOS and Android have matured, the mobile ad units on both platforms have had to evolve, becoming richer and more interactive. The tiny banner ads that earlier mobile advertising startups like Google AdMob pioneered are falling to the wayside as mobile video ads and rich interstitials have taken …

Meet the startup that’s looking to be the Zipcar of India: Zoom

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Gigaom | Digital publisher Open Road raises $11M in Series C funding

Advertisement<p>Digital publisher Open Road has raised $11 million in funding in a round led by NewSpring Capital, Open Road cofounder and CEO Jane …

Jama Software Raises $13 Million To Bring Its SaaS-Based Product Delivery Platform To Enterprises

Organizations need better tools for managing their product development, and the legacy options that they have today aren’t well positioned for today’s distributed teams or agile workflows. Jama Software offers a cloud-based product that is designed to help teams finish projects faster and also to …

Birst Raises Another $38M Led By Sequoia To Expand Its Cloud-Based Business Intelligence Solutions

Rack up one more win for companies looking to overturn legacy enterprise IT with cloud-based services. Birst, a San Francisco-based startup using the software-as-a-service model to sell business intelligence solutions, has raised another $38 million. The funding is going all towards building out …

Mailpile Is A Pro-Privacy, Open Source Webmail Project That’s Raised ~$100,000 On Indiegogo

Mailpile is a relatively rare thing: a software project that looks certain to achieve its crowdfunding goal. The Mailpile Indiegogo campaign is less than $5,000 away from its $100,000 target, still with 22 days left to run, so it’s clearly struck a chord with its close to 2,000 backers. Still, it’s …

Bunkr Is The PowerPoint Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For

French startup Bunkr is focused on one simple task: killing PowerPoint. To achieve this goal, the company’s well-designed web app will help you collect visual content and organize it into slides. The result is a very visual HTML5 presentation that works on your computer, phone or tablet. You can …

Photo-Sharing App Cluster Snags Instagram Seed Investor Steve Anderson & Others To Lead $1.6M Round, Launches Version 1.0

Cluster, a mobile photo-sharing app which helps users collaborate on albums with their friends, is today announcing $1.6 million in seed funding in a round led by early Instagram investor Steve Anderson of Baseline Ventures. Also participating were Freestyle Capital, First Round Capital, Google …

DeskConnect Lets You Instantly Share Files Between your iPhone and Mac

Many of us are constantly switching back and forth between our desktop computer and a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. The problem is retaining exactly what you were doing, as no-one likes to spend time re-opening the Webpage or document they were looking at five minutes …

Image Tagging Platform ThingLink Grabs Another $2 Million

ThingLink, a platform that enables tagging things inside an image with links to music, video, notes and more, has closed on $2 million in additional funding, the company is announcing today. The new round was led by Helsinki-based VC firm Inventure Oy and saw participation from New York and San …

Customer Loyalty Tech Startup Belly Raises Another $12M From Andreessen Horowitz

In a sign that the customer loyalty space is heating up, Chicago-based tech startup Belly announced today that it has raised $12 million in Series B-1 round funding. That makes $28 million altogether in venture capital raised for the 2-year-old startup.<p>Already existing investors Andreessen Horowitz …

Crowdfunding efforts raise big sums for victims of Boston bombing

Internet donations are pouring in for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, with crowdfunding campaigns on various websites raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to help pay for their medical care.<p>Bucks for Bauman, which was established to help bombing victim and key eyewitness Jeff Bauman, …

SendHub, A Google Voice Alternative For Enterprise, Arrives On Android

SendHub, the Y Combinator-backed call and messaging solution targeting business users and other organizations, is today extending its platform to include support for Android. The company had previously rolled out support for iPhone almost a year ago, promising that an Android option was on the …

Flowboard App Is Platform For 'Touch Publishing' on iPad

The debate rages on: are tablets good for creating content, or just consuming it?<p>The iPad and other touch-enabled tablets are undeniably awesome for …