Fewer deals and smaller checks: Startups suffered in Q1 as first-time financing fell 31%

While it’s never easy for entrepreneurs to convince venture capitalists to invest in their new companies, it was especially difficult during the first quarter of this year. Fewer startups received first-time funding, and those that were fortunate to do so saw smaller checks. For the first three months of 2016, initial funding deals declined More...

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By Admin On Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
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Google Calendar celebrates 10th birthday with new goals feature

Google Calendar turns 10 years old today. To celebrate, Google has added a new goals feature to the service. As its name implies, the new feature lets you set a personal goal in Google Calendar, which then does More...

By Admin On Saturday, April 9th, 2016
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The Ocean Rift in virtual reality is like relaxing in an IMAX theater

With the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, I feel like I’ve got an IMAX theater in my home. And the most relaxing VR experience I’ve seen so far is Ocean Rift. With Ocean Rift, you are immersed More...

By Admin On Thursday, April 7th, 2016
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White House reportedly won’t back encryption bill arising from iPhone case

(Reuters) – The White House is declining to offer public support for draft legislation that would empower judges to require technology companies such as Apple Inc to help law enforcement crack encrypted More...

By Admin On Monday, April 4th, 2016
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3 steps needed to bridge the gap between advanced machine learning and real-world marketing

SPONSORED: This sponsored post is produced by Boomtrain. Whether we realize it or not, machine learning is already a part of our everyday lives. Think about a simple Google search, a quick query to Apple’s More...

By Admin On Friday, April 1st, 2016
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How Treyarch and MLG got Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s live-event viewer working in 3 weeks

Starting today, publisher Activision is kicking off the finals for the first stage of its Call of Duty World League competition, and the company has a new feature for Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PlayStation More...

By Admin On Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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Gaming veterans start $50M virtual reality and augmented reality fund

Two industry veterans have started a $ 50 million venture capital fund to invest in early-stage virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality startups. Marco DeMiroz, former chief executive of PlayFirst, More...

By Admin On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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Microsoft launches two Azure data center regions just for the U.S. Defense Department

Microsoft is today announcing updates to its Azure Government public cloud, which is tailored to the needs of government agencies. The most interesting bit of news is that Microsoft will be opening up two new More...

By Admin On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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Next Insurance secures $13 million to sell insurance to small businesses

Next Insurance today announced a $ 13 million seed round led by Zeev Ventures. The startup said that it plans to use the funds to launch its insurance sales platform for small businesses this spring — More...

By Admin On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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Uber gets green light to continue in Moscow, but can only use licensed taxi drivers

Uber has reached an agreement with Moscow transport officials that gives the e-taxi giant an official green light to continue operating in the Russian capital. The news comes a little over a month after the Moscow More...