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Yahoo May Buy Video Startup Qwiki For $50 Million, But That's Cheap In Comparison To Google's Offer

We heard similar chatter last month but when we asked Doug Imbruce, Qwiki's founder, he replied: "? Nothing to chat about."<p>Today we asked again about the acquisition rumor and his response was different: "No comment."<p>Qwiki makes sense for Yahoo. It's a mobile-heavy startup that's not too expensive …

Startups

Caller ID outfit Truecaller doubles user base to 20M in under 5 months

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The Swedish caller ID and blocking service Truecaller, which has proven particularly big in India, has been around since 2009. …

Pure Jongo multi-room speaker system now available in North America

If you've been thinking of adding speakers around the house but are loath to run wires, Pure's Jongo system is now available in North America, joining the likes of Sonos' Play:3 in the wireless multi-room sound game. For now, it consists of the $129 Jongo A2, a WiFi- and Bluetooth-equipped bridge …

Patients Lead The Way As Medicine Grapples With Apps

Christine Porter is hooked on the MyFitnessPal app. In October, after deciding to lose 50 pounds, Porter started typing in everything she eats, drinks and any exercise she gets.<p>"This is my main page here," says Porter. "It's telling me I have about 1,200 calories remaining for the day. When I want …

5 ways to scale your mobile app like a pro from Evernote’s CTO

If you’re a developer looking for a good model for how to build your app, Evernote is a great example to study.<p>Since launching in 2008, the digital notebook service has made its home on just about every mobile platform — iOS, Android, BlackBerry OS, and even Windows Mobile — giving it a lot of …

Health care tech startup COMS Interactive grabs $21M

COMS Interactive, a startup that produces an SaaS products for the health care industry, has secured a new $21 million round of funding, the company announced today.<p>COMS’ main product is Daylight IQ, a software suite that manages health and disease profiles for elderly residents at senior living …

Simple banking app updated with Goals

Trying to save up for a vacation? Or working tirelessly to pay off that pesky loan? Simple’s new app update will help.<p>Simple is an online bank replacement that has been in the App Store since January 2012. With no monthly fees, mobile check deposits and free ATM locations (through their banking …

The first 3D-printed battery is as tiny as a grain of sand

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Harvard<p>Imagine a computer so small it could slip through the human bloodstream. At just a millimeter in width, a new …

Fab Grabs $150M At $1B Valuation (And Is Raising Another $100M+ More)

Design-focused commerce company Fab has raised that round of funding we scooped a few months ago. Fab is announcing today that it has raised $150 million in the first tranche of the company’s Series D round of financing. We’re told that $150 million is the first part of a larger Series D round that …