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Future Android security apps will learn from your phone to catch out the bad guys

Malicious software might not be as huge of a problem as some reports would like you to believe, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t take the time to protect our smartphones from potential attacks.<p>Fortunately, Zimperium, a new mobile security startup, seems to be taking mobile security seriously …

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Founders Of World’s Largest Offline Search Engine Raise $500K To Build A Jelly Rival

Co-founders of Innoz, an SMS-based offline search engine in India that has answered over 1 billion queries on mobile phones, are raising $500,000 in Seed funding from 500 Startups and other angel investors to build a Jelly-like app targeted at the U.S. market. The app is called Quest and it’s …

Former Windows Leader Steven Sinofsky Presents 10 Mega Trends In Tech For 2014

Sinofsky is one of the smartest people in tech. He's currently working a partner with venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, and as an executive in residence at Harvard Business School.

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Gigaom | Why big media is buying YouTube stars — and who could be next

Advertisement<p>It’s been clear for a while now that big media brands are taking web video seriously, but how to get organic traction within the space …

How ed tech startup Junyo is using data to help publishers identify schools’ needs

Learning analytics startup Junyo is taking another crack at using data to improve education, but instead of targeting administrators and teachers, …

Israeli cyber-security experts discuss zero-day exploits, virtual money laundering techniques

LOS ANGELES – Last week’s Pentagon report disclosing the breach that allowed Chinese hackers to infiltrate some of America’s most advanced weapons systems reveals the U.S.’s gaping online vulnerabilities and compels U.S. leaders to make cyber-security an issue of national priority.<p>Given Israel’s …

Big Data Analytics Specialist Tableau Software Raises $254M In IPO, Shares Close 64% Up; Marketo’s First Day Up 78% To $23.10

One year to the day of the troubled Facebook IPO, the climate for tech IPOs in the public markets is significantly less stormy, especially for companies in the enterprise space. Today, not one but two, Tableau Software and Marketo, are debuting on New York stock exchanges. Business intelligence …

Ask A VC: Accel Partners’ Rich Wong On Whether You Can Build A Great Tech Company Outside Silicon Valley

This week, we hosted Accel Partners’ Rich Wong in the studio for our Ask A VC show.<p>Wong, who has invested in Angry Birds (Rovio), Dealer.com, Mobilespaces, Atlassian, MoPub, talked about where he sees the next wave of disruption in mobile technologies. He believes mobile security is a huge …

Steve Blank Guns and Cyber Security

The online world can be a dangerous place for the unprepared. And it’s just going to get worse. It’s time to <i>teach Cyber Security as integral part of</i> …

Eventbrite CEO Kevin Hartz Shares How Startups Can Find Luck

Speaking on stage at The Next Web Conference 2013 in Amsterdam, Eventbrite co-founder and CEO Kevin Hartz gave a talk on finding luck through a combination of preparation and opportunity.<p>Hartz, also an angel investor in major tech companies like PayPal, Airbnb and Pinterest, focused on both PayPal …

Funding soars for security startups as cyberattacks keep coming

Cyberattacks hitting one company after another — including defense contractor QinetiQ — have garnered plenty of headlines in recent months. And while …

With Over 15M Sites Built, Weebly Launches New Planner And Mobile Editor, Brings Website Creation Service To Android

In this day and age, if you own a small business, you need a web (and mobile) presence. It’s just the way it is. Some might opt just to go for a social media approach, a Twitter account and a Facebook page, but the likelihood is that you want something a little more flexible, high-quality and …

HTML5 lovers rejoice: Famo.us to make its platform free for developers

Remember Famo.us, the San Francisco-based start-up that wowed us with its ultra-brisk HTML5 and javascript demo at the Disrupt conference last year? …

Marketwire Is Now Marketwired, Poaches Yahoo’s Big Data VP As New EVP Of Product

Marketwire, a company best known for its newswire and press release distribution, is today upping its game in another part of its business, the currently-hot areas of social analytics and big data. From today, it is rebranding as Marketwired, and it is naming a new EVP for product and technology — …

After Bootstrapping, Data-Mining Specialist Ondore Closes Million-Dollar Round For Mexican, US Operations

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Maria Rocio Paniagua currently works as a project manager at Innku, one of the top mobile and web workshops in Mexico. Follow her on Twitter.</i><p>Ondore, the leading Latin American big data analysis company that develops online reputation management systems, has closed its first investment …