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Netflix Exec Shoots Down Offline Viewing, Says Wi-Fi Everywhere Is The Better Solution

netflix-dvd You’ll probably never be able to store your Netflix shows offline the way you can with your Spotify or Rdio music tracks, according to Netflix’s senior management. That’s not exactly surprising, but to hear from Cliff Edwards, Netflix’s Director of Corporate Communications speaking to TechRadar that “[i]t’s never going to happen” basically allows for… Read More

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21st Century Fox Acquires Ad Company True[x]

truex-ad 21st Century Fox has agreed to acquire interactive ad company True[x].
The Wall Street Journal broke the news this morning and reported that the acquisition price was $200 million, although the financial terms were not officially disclosed. Read More

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Chatous Topic-Based Messaging Platform Closes $2.1M Seed From General Catalyst

Screenshot 2014-12-17 07.59.17 Chatous, a social messaging app that has been around since November 2012, is today closing a $2.1 million seed round led by General Catalyst, with participation from XSeed Capital and Slow Ventures. General Catalyst’s Kevin Colleran will join the board.
The whole idea behind Chatous is that folks want to talk about what they’re interested in, whenever they’re interested in it. Read More

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Salesforce Will Integrate With External File Storage Providers, With Microsoft Up First

screen-shot-2014-05-29-at-1-32-27-pm Salesforce, a SaaS CRM provider, announced a new product this morning that will connect external file storage solutions to its cloud-based products. In English, that means that if you store your digital goods on other services, but use them inside of Salesforce’s various tools, you’ll soon have a far simpler way to do so. The product, called ‘Files Connect,’ is… Read More

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FarmLogs Nabs $10m Series B From SV Angel, Sam Altman And Others

Tractor_working_on_Woodyhyde_Farm_-_geograph.org.uk_-_431838 Nearly 12 months ago, FarmLogs announced it raised a $4 million series A. And today the company is back with a $10 million series B to keep pushing farming into the digital age. Read More

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Sony Outs Clip-On Smart Glass Module For Sports

Sony glasses More Sony news. In a pre-CES announcement that’s perhaps hoping to draw eyeballs away from the toxic fallout of the Sony Pictures email hack — or, more likely, hoping to suck up a little oxygenated publicity ahead of the consumer electronic scrum in January — Sony has today announced its own take on Google Glass. Read More

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Foodpanda Bulks Up In Europe, Buys Food Delivery Outfits in Hungary And The Balkans

foodpanda app On the heels of Amazon becoming the latest e-commerce company to move into the takeaway and restaurant delivery business, some more consolidation for one of the bigger competitors out of Europe. Foodpanda, the delivery startup from the Samwer brothers’ Rocket Internet incubator, is announcing the acquisition of three national operations across Central Europe: Donesi.com in Serbia… Read More

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Google’s Unified Privacy Policy Draws Threat Of $15M Fine In The Netherlands

youtube nl The national data protection authority in the Netherlands has warned Google that it could be fined up to $15 million if it does not make amendments to its privacy policy by the end of February 2015, to comply with Dutch data protection law . Read More

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RapidMiner Adds Streams To Bring Real Time To Its Big Data Processing

Man's hand drawing big data venn diagram with volume, velocity and variety circles overlapping. RapidMiner announced their new Streams service today to enable customers to capture streams of data and process it in real time. RapidMiner CEO Michele Chambers explained this could be particularly useful when it comes to capturing and processing Internet of Things or industrial sensor data and getting back answers in seconds. The new Streams service pulls the data from your source and… Read More

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OnePlus Is The Latest Smartphone Maker To Get Hit With A Sales Ban In India

oneplus-one9 Hot on the heels of Xiaomi’s sales ban last week, OnePlus is the latest smartphone upstart to be hit with a sales ban in India. Read More

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