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Twitter Gets Its Strongest TV Tie-Up So Far, With an Ambitious Comcast Deal

Twitter has been trying to buddy up with the TV industry for the past few years. Now it has its biggest payoff yet: A far-reaching deal with Comcast …

Google reportedly investing hundreds of millions into its new life extension company, Calico

Defeating death is going to take some big bucks<p>In September of this year, Google announced its newest project, Calico, which promised to take on the illness known as aging which effects us as human beings.<p>It was one of the company's classic moonshots, but unlike driverless cars or wearable …

Amazon launches PayPal competitor

Amazon is beefing up the competition to PayPal with a new service that allows customers to make purchases with their Amazon credentials on partnering …

Samsung Galaxy Round brings curve to smartphones

Smartphone makers are always looking for another way to wow buyers and get them to pay for new devices. Samsung's giving it a go with the seriously curvaceous Round.<p>Samsung has won the race to be the first phone manufacturer this fall to launch a curved smartphone.<p>The company announced late Tuesday …

Phones

Why Obama's Healthcare.gov launch was doomed to fail

Welcome to the government's latest bone-headed beta test<p>The more we learn about the development of Healthcare.gov, the worse the situation looks. The site has been serving myriad errors since it launched, including preventing users from creating accounts, failing to recognize users who do have …

“Kid Mode” Software Maker KIDO’Z Raises $1.2M Series A To Expand Its Content Library

Tel Aviv-based KIDO’Z began its life as a kid-friendly media browser for PCs before shifting over to mobile and tablet platforms where there’s now more need for kid-safe, but still entertaining, content. Today, the company is announcing a $1.2 million Series A round, led by lool ventures, with …

5 startups to watch from Kaplan’s TechStars-powered ed tech accelerator demo day

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: OHiShiapply<p>When education giant Kaplan and startup accelerator TechStars announced a joint ed tech accelerator back in …

Linquet uses the cloud to make sure you never lose anything valuable again

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Linquet<p>Linquet is an internet of things company with its sights set on connecting real objects to the cloud. The …

What will CRM look like in 2015?

Advertisement<p>40 Comments<p>When I joined Salesforce.com in 2002, the question was, why isn’t enterprise software as easy to use as Amazon.com? That …

Why naming a startup funding round wrong could cost millions

While raising outside capital is not the only way to obtain financing for a startup, it seems to be the preferred method for new technologies where revenue or a business model is unclear. A common trend is emerging: more often than not, I hear that folks are raising their “seed round,” typically …

Venture Capital

Meet Grove, Sequoia Capital’s New Startup Events And How-To Content Hub

VCs are starting to get into content. First Round debuted its own version of Harvard Business Review. Andreessen Horowitz recently brought on Wired editor Michael Copeland to lead its content strategy. And Sequoia, who earlier this year hired Ben Worthen away from the Wall Street Journal, is …

How MongoDB raised $150M in warp speed to challenge IBM, Oracle, and SAP

MongoDB, the company that offers a database technology developers can use to easily enter and retrieve data for applications, raised its $150 million round of funding in just three weeks, according to its CEO, Max Schireson.<p>Most fundraising takes months. However, Schireson, in an interview with …