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Neumob Promises To Speed Up Your Mobile Apps, Raises $2.3M Seed Round

Neumob is a mobile app for Android (Android 4.0+, with iOS coming later), that promises to speed up all of your other mobile apps and browsers through a combination of its mobile app, VPN service and application delivery network. The company today announced that it has raised a $2.3 million seed …

Vouch Raises $6 Million Series A For Its Social Network For Credit

Vouch, a so-called “social network for credit” founded by ex-PayPal and ex-Prosper alumni, now has an additional $6 million in Series A funding to continue to grow its business. While there are a number of alternative lending startups on the market today, Vouch’s differentiating factor is that it …

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Face++, Whose Facial Recognition Tech Is Used By Alibaba, Raises $25M

Face++, a Chinese startup that makes facial recognition technology used by Alibaba’s financial unit, has secured an additional $25 million for its series B round.<p>Along with capital raised in November, this brings the company’s total series B to $47 million. A Face++ representative tells TechCrunch …

Tencent Leads $750K Investment In Wound-Care Startup, Tissue Analytics

Another investment for Chinese Internet giant Tencent: it’s led a $750,000 seed funding round in Baltimore-based Tissue Analytics. Existing investor DreamIt Health — the Philadelphia-based accelerator program for medtech startups which Tissue Analytics went through last July (taking pre-seed …

Startups

Videopixie, A Video Production Startup That Connects Buyers And Creators, Raises $1.1M

Videopixie, a Y Combinator alumnus that handles video creation and production (like filming and post-production editing), has raised $1.1 million in seed funding.<p>The startup connects clients — like retailers and brands — with video production professionals. Clients post in Videopixie what they are …

Startups

Microsoft is making a change to its browsers that could give you less privacy

"Do Not Track" is all about protecting your online privacy. It's a simple mechanism on most web browsers that lets you opt out of tracking from third parties, including websites you don't visit.<p>As the standards around "Do Not Track" keep evolving, so do the public policies. The World Wide Web …

Software

Mark Cuban's 12 Essential Rules For Entrepreneurs

In his book How to Win at the Sport of Business, the billionaire Shark Tank investor shares his top tips for startup founders.<p>Over the past 30 years, billionaire "Shark Tank" investor and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has not only built his own companies but invested in over 120 others.<p>In his …

Entrepreneurship

4 Ways Brands Can Tell Compelling Stories With Content Marketing

With access to broad distribution channels, it's easier than ever to create and distribute great content.<p>From cave paintings to long-form journalism and 140 character tweets, humans have the insatiable thirst for stories and compelling content. Our love of stories and content can never be cured, …

Marketing

Opinion: How to buy stocks now if you’ve missed this massive bull market

A previous version of this story, published April 2, misstated the source for chart data. The story has been corrected.<p>Have you missed the rally? …

Investing

There Is No More Social Media -- Just Advertising

Fifteen years ago, the provocative musings of Levine, Locke, Searls and Weinberger set the stage for a grand era of social media marketing with the …

Social Media

Snapchat's drastic security measures shut down entire 'Internet neighborhoods' on the service

In the last two years the company — which was most recently valued at $19 billion — faced a series of spam problems, issues with third-party applications accessing its API, and then one of the most publicized data breaches in recent memory.<p>Of late, the company has taken an extremely firm stance on …

The 3 People That Can Make or Break a Startup

In big businesses, it’s not uncommon to see a handful of executives in the C suite, a few more than that in upper management, and even more plentiful …

Soundcloud Accounts Entrepreneurs Should Follow

This week, NASA joined audio-sharing platform SoundCloud, attracting more than 25,000 followers with sounds from historic spaceflights and current …

Maximizing Your Minimum Viable Product

“The MVP has been (ab)used as a justification for sub-par product experiences where quality is sacrificed on the altar of speed,” says Stephen P. Anderson, UX consultant and author of Seductive Interactive Design.<p>“If you’re building something entirely new, a buggy prototype can be good for …

Veracode gets $40M to help companies find security holes in their applications

Veracode, a startup that specializes in making application development more secure, brought in $40 million in its eighth round of funding, bringing …

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

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