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ClearSlide Raises $50M From The Social+Capital Partnership, Greylock To Help Make Sales Presentations More Effective

ClearSlide, a SaaS company that helps make sales representatives more productive, has raised $50 million in Series C funding led by The Social+Capital Partnership with all current venture investors, including Greylock Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Felicis Ventures participating in the …

First image recognition tech for Google Glass revealed

Image-recognition platform Blippar has demonstrated the first image recognition and tracking technology developed for Google Glass<p>Blippar CEO Ambarish Mitra demonstrated their new image-recognition technology for Google Glass on stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.<p>The technology recognises …

After 5 Rejections, Apple Accepts App That Tracks U.S. Drone Strikes

Persistence, it turns out, does pay off. After rejecting it five times, Apple has finally approved an app that tracks every U.S. drone strike and …

How do you measure up? New health gadgets can tell you

An array of new personal health devices aims to help you beat depression, lose weight, reduce stress or improve your fitness level.<p>If it's January, it must be resolution time: that once-a-year phenomenon where Americans vow to do good things for themselves, like lose weight, get in shape and lower …

Samsung's new Smart Home service outlined, wants to connect to third-party services and products

We heard whispers that Samsung was planning big for CES, and we're not just talking TV panels. It's now revealed Smart Home, which attempts to tie together Smart TVs, home appliances and handheld smart devices into one single platform. Perhaps more importantly, the company says it's going to …

Cloud Services Aggregator Jolicloud 2 Arrives with Combined Drive and Home, Feedly Integration

Jolicloud 2 is now available in open beta and introduces a number of new features to the cloud service aggregator, such as a unified approach to accessing different storage and content services.<p>If you’re unfamiliar with Jolicloud 2, you can think of it as a bit like an iGoogle replacement – but …

Half of angel investors regret investments they made this year (survey)

Angel investors invest approximately $20 billion into 60,000 companies a year, but a recent survey shows that 46% regretted making an investment in 2013.<p>The data comes from Worthworm, a company that uses analytics to “take the guess work” out of “premoney” startup valuations. It designed its tools …

Roundup of Cloud Computing Forecasts Update, 2013

Time-to-market, more flexible support for business strategies by IT, and faster response time to competitive conditions are combining to accelerate cloud computing adoption today.<p>Of the enterprises I’ve spoken with over the last several months including several Fortune 500 corporations to small …

AWS introduces two SSD-backed instance types: C3 and I2

Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced two fancy new instance types to bolster its already massive collection of instances. (If we’ve already lost you, think of cloud “instances” as virtual servers that can run applications.)<p>For compute-intensive workloads on Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud …

Software’s eating the world, and devs are serving up the meal

<i>Ben Wen is vice president of product at Joyent, the corporate steward of open-source project Node.js. He prefers Emacs over vim.</i><p>It’s been well documented that software is eating the world, but what might not be as obvious is that developers are the ones serving up the meal. Given the networked …

High stakes for Intellectual Ventures: Should patents be licensed at more than cost?

Digital security firms Trend Micro and Symantec are fighting Intellectual Ventures’ patent claims with a unique legal argument — asserting that they …

Startup Day Video: Venture capitalists say don’t worry about dilution, think about building something big

Dilution vs. Control.<p>It’s an age-old debate in the startup ranks. After all, how much money you take certainly impacts the ownership you hold, as …

Venture-backed Firms Outperform Companies That Don't Receive Funding, Study Shows

Companies that receive venture capital outperform firms that don’t, according a new report from Canada’s Venture Capital and Private Equity …

Venture capital in an age of algorithms

We live in an age of algorithms. Cheap computing and abundant software have brought huge advances in all kinds of fields. Data scientists are …

The Network | The Network

<b>SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, Dec 12, 2012</b>. - Cisco announced today the investment of USD 6 million in the venture capital fund Monashees Capital, the leading Brazilian VC focused on Internet companies and online education. The locally managed and operated fund is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.<p>Monashees Capital …

Data center startup OneCloud Labs gets CEO from Exagrid, first round of venture capital

The latest cloud computing startup to collect some serious coin from local venture capital firms is OneCloud Labs. And OneCloud has brought on Marc …

Silicon Valley Just Had Its Most Lucrative Quarter In Five Years

After a slow start to the year, the number of deals in Silicon Valley has risen to 267 in the third quarter totaling $2.85 billion, up from 251 deals and $2.6 billion invested the same period last year.<p>Released Thursday, the Silicon Valley Tech Venture Capital Almanac counted 3,308 venture capital …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

With Big Data, Companies Can Predict Your Success Before Your First Day On The Job

The need for high-performing employees, and for hiring the right candidate for the right job at the right time, has never been greater. Here’s how the talent hunt is being transformed.<p>We are not what we eat, as many people like to say–we are what we do.<p>Since the “big bang of culture” about 50,000 …

The 20 Hottest Startups From Israel

By some counts, Israel is home to 4,800 startups today. It's also home to least two dozen accelerator/incubator programs in the Tel Aviv area, alone, including some run by Microsoft and Google.<p>There are more incubators in other cities, too, including a program in Jerusalem run by Jerusalem Venture …

Startups

Are Your Allergies Making You Fat?

Allergy medications may interfere with your appetite and your energy levels. Here's how to keep allergy season from derailing your diet<p>Allergy season is upon us, and the record pollen levels we're experiencing this year may have you heading to the allergy relief aisle at your local drugstore. But …