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Deal Closed — Pipedrive Raises Further $2.4M For Its CRM SaaS

Pipedrive, the SaaS to help small to medium size companies manage and increase sales, has closed another deal of its own. The Estonia/U.S.-based startup and AngelPad alumni has raised a further $2.4 million in funding, bringing the total raised by the company to $3.4 million.<p>The new investment, …

Sony's PS4 Will Go On Sale In 5 Asian Countries In December

Sony announced today at a press conference that its next-generation console, the PlayStation 4, will go on sale in select Asian territories in December this year, just a month after the American public and months earlier than Japan.<p>The countries included in the December rollout are Singapore, Hong …

Videoconferencing Startup Blue Jeans Network Raises $50 Million

Last summer, I did a videoconference that was notable for all the different ways that the people involved with it sought to connect.<p>I was at home in …

Building vs. buying: How Netflix streams 114,000 years of video every month

Streaming a petabyte of video content to millions of users around the world requires some specialized hardware. Netflix(s nflx) has been building its …

Chrome on iOS reduces mobile data by up to half – but only for invited users

If you use Chrome on your iPhone or iPad, and you’re not running the latest version, you may want to update it. Google has started inviting selected users to enable the data-compression feature it first launched on Android back in March.<p>For an average web page, over 60% of the transferred bytes are …

iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s reviews: Pretty, powerful and still leading the pack

Apple’s(s aapl) new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s aren’t available until Friday, however, in typical fashion, Apple has provided review units to a few …

iOS 7 Launches Today: Your iPhone and iPad Are in for a Big Change

Are your iPhone and iPad -- and more importantly you -- ready for a big change? A colorful, bright and more modern-looking change? Today Apple …

Groupon Buys SideTour To Add Local, Bespoke Activities To Its GrouponLive Events Business

A little over a week after Groupon announced the acquisition of hotel booking service Blink, today comes one more purchase that moves Groupon further yet out of the realm of daily deals. Groupon has bought SideTour, a marketplace where people can book places for small-scale, bespoke activities, and …

Edgertronic Kickstarter Project Makes Super Slow-Mo Video More Portable, Convenient And Affordable

This embed is invalid<p>Apple may have just introduced a very cool new Slo-Mo video feature with the iPhone 5s, but it only scratches the surface in terms of what’s possible with high-speed video. A new Kickstarter project wants to take extreme slow motion more mainstream, with a camera design called …

App Annie Raises $15M for Mobile App Market Data

Mobile market data company App Annie has raised $15 million in Series C funding led by Sequoia Capital so it can hire and build new analysis tools, …

How the core of the internet has changed from data to content

A fundamental shift from data to content has actually changed the infrastructure of the internet–and the change isn’t over yet. That’s the view of …

Jumio Adds Facial Detection To Its Web & Mobile Identify Verification Service, Netverify

Jumio, a mobile payments and ID-scanning startup backed by $35.3 million in outside funding, is expanding its suite of identity verification tools with the launch of “Face Match,” a feature which will allow its business customers to match provided photo IDs with an end user’s <i>actual</i> face. To be …

There's Basically No Way To Get A Gold iPhone On Friday Unless You Stand In Line

But the big question on a lot of people's mind is probably, "How can I get it as fast and as painless as possible?"<p>With the Apple Store app, customers can usually order products ahead, go straight to the Apple store, and just pick it up.<p>But that's not going to fly with the iPhone launch this Friday.<p>…

Pandora Facelift Timed With The Release Of iTunes Radio

Why should Apple have all the fun?<p>On the day that iTunes Radio, the long-awaited streaming radio service from Apple, becomes available as part of iOS 7, Internet radio giant Pandora has some news of its own: The company on Wednesday released a new iPad app and gave its nearly decade-old logo a …

Microsoft exploring 'hundreds' of Xbox TV show ideas, planning to announce new ones soon

Microsoft revealed its ambitious plans earlier this year to offer interactive video content with the Xbox One. A live-action <i>Halo</i> TV series is one of the first examples of Microsoft's promised efforts, but the company appears to be working on a lot more. In an interview with Bloomberg, Microsoft …

Nvidia unveils Tegra Note 7-inch tablet for $199

Nvidia's much rumored 7-inch tablet is finally here. Called the Tegra Note, the stylus-supported Android tablet sports the chipmaker's Tegra 4 processor. With a 72-core GeForce GPU and quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU, that makes the gaming-oriented device "the world's fastest 7-inch tablet," Nvidia claims.<p>…

White House Asks FCC To End Cell Phone Locking

Hate the fact that your wireless carrier keeps your smartphone locked? President Obama does too. The White House has filed a petition with the …

Snapguide Picks Up Another $3M, Redesigns Its How-To iPhone App

Snapguide, the crowdsourced, how-to app founded by a veteran from Yahoo Pipes and another from Google’s Chrome business, is not yet focused on generating revenue, but it’s quietly building up a platform with an eye to doing so very soon. Today, the startup is announcing two pieces of news that will …

Report: iPhone sales up 28 percent this quarter

This could be a banner quarter for Apple(s aapl). According to a report from Fortune, Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty sent a note to clients on …

'Disney Infinity' lets you create levels on the go with new iPad app

Virtual toy boxes, in tablet form<p>The most compelling aspect of <i>Disney Infinity</i> is its Toy Box: a mode that lets you build pretty much whatever you want, using toys and objects unlocked during the single player campaign. It's a flexible and easy-to-use tool, and it really lets you mash together …

Sennheiser IE 800 headphones review

Pros<p>Genuinely top-of-class sound quality, great design and comfort<p>Cons<p>Engineering to this degree ramps up the cost significantly against the …

Yahoo Updates iPhone App With Cinemagraphs, Read-Later Feature, More

Project “Grand Slam”, Yahoo’s mission to “bring a more coherent look and identity to Yahoo’s pages” in the words of CEO Marissa Mayer, is today flying over one of Yahoo’s flagship properties, the Yahoo iPhone app, where it has traditionally aggregated all of its different content features and …

Sony's PS Vita TV launching in Asia in January, regional pricing TBA

Earlier this month, SCEJA president Hiroshi Kawano announced that the PlayStation 4 would hit Japan on February 22nd, a full three months after the console's mid-November launch in the US. To help ease that pain, however, Sony introduced a new product at the same event: the $100 PS Vita TV. The …

How your company can start using data: Think small and internal first

A company doesn’t necessarily need a fully fledged data science team and expensive tools to start doing data analysis, executives from PayPal, …

Next-Generation iPad Mini Rear Shell Surfaces in 'Space Gray'

Following Apple's introduction of a new "Space Gray" color to replace the slate color previously used on the iPhone 5 and the company's iPod lineup, many have wondered whether the iPad and iPad mini will be making similar color transitions when they are updated in the near future.<p>Photos of alleged …

LG Vu 3 teased with semi-transparent QuickView case, expected to launch in October

LG's oddly shaped Optimus Vu II is slated for an update next month, according to Korean site <i>ETNews</i>. The 4:3 large-format device, dubbed simply Vu 3 (LG has dropped the Optimus branding from flagship devices), has also appeared on an LG microsite, which serves to both confirm the handset's existence …

Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 hits Release Preview, but no tab syncing like Windows 8.1

Microsoft's latest Release Preview of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 brings most of the improvements that the company is building into its Windows 8.1 browser. Available to download today, the preview includes new F12 developer tools, WebGL support, and improved JavaScript performance. While …

Will Apple’s Fingerprint Sensor Come to MacBooks?

Larry Ciaccia, the former CEO of AuthenTec, which Apple acquired in 2012, says the company had been working on embedding sensors in glass, plastic, and even underneath laptop trackpads.<p>Years ago, as AuthenTec began selling its biometric products to hardware makers, the company envisioned a time …