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5Mar/15Off

Visually Raises $3.3M As Its Content Marketplace Expands Beyond Infographics

visually Visual.ly, a startup that helps companies create infographics, videos, and more, has raised $3.3 million in additional funding. The company launched with an infographic-building tool before switching to more of a marketplace model — by the time it raised its $8.1 million Series A last year, Visual.ly was billing itself a marketplace for “visual content,” a category that… Read More

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5Mar/15Off

Travel Startup Musement Secures €5M In Series A Funding

Musement, a booking service for travel activities, has announced it’s raised €5 million in Series A funding from P101, 360 Capital Partners, Micheli Associati and Italian Angels for Growth. While there are many startups that claim to “curate travel experiences” Musement does this by concentrating on locations which might be harder to book in a seamless manner. Naturally,… Read More

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5Mar/15Off

Red Hat Launches Its Docker-Centric Atomic Host Linux Distribution

14987692661_81dec8850c_o Almost a year ago, Red Hat announced its plans to launch a Docker-centric version of its Enterprise Linux distribution and after a long beta, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host is now generally available. With Atomic Host, Red Hat is throwing its hat into the Docker ring and joining the likes of CoreOS in the enterprise container OS space. Project Atomic, which forms the basis of… Read More

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5Mar/15Off

Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Sounds Like It Could Stretch The Definition Of ‘iPad’

Adobe Ink & iPad Apple is working on a new, larger iPad as rumored, according to the Wall Street Journal, with suppliers told to gear up for production in the second half of this year. That’s a revised timeline from an earlier plan that targeted the first half of this year, but since the product’s existence hasn’t yet even been acknowledged by Apple, that kind of timetable change… Read More

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Fitbit Confirms FitStar Acquisition To Bring Training To Its Fitness Portfolio

fitbit-fitstar Fitbit has created hardware and software designed to help consumers keep track of their activity levels. But we’ve heard the wearable maker could soon acquire FitStar, a startup which makes apps that might help motivate Fitbit customers to actually be more active. Read More

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5Mar/15Off

Apple Exploring iPhone Waterproofing Methods

servicesbg Apple has a patent application in with the USPTO (via AppleInsider) that describes a few different methods for waterproofing electronic devices like the iPhone. The patent describes coating certain internal components like the main circuit board with a hydrophobic coating, presumably not unlike the process used by Liquipel and other similar companies. The process for applying the… Read More

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Teetering On The Edge Of Virtual Reality At Mobile World Congress

Man wearing HTC Vive VR goggles. As I walked around Mobile World Congress this week, I couldn’t help but notice some big trends. The Internet of Things was certainly top of mind. Vendors are merging mobile into your biggest mobile device: your car. Smartwatches are a growing force, but what really caught my attention is that we are teetering on the edge of mass market virtual reality. TechCrunch’s John Biggs got… Read More

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Japan’s Recruit Buys European Restaurant Booking Service Quandoo For $219M

restaurant Restaurant reservation service Quandoo, a major European rival to OpenTable, is being acquired by Japan’s Recruit in a deal worth 27.11 billion yen, that’s just over $226 million. Read More

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4Mar/15Off

Flipkart’s New Silicon Valley Hire Shows India’s Startup Scene Is Really Taking Off

flipkart package We don’t often write about appointments, but sometimes they capture industry trends and are noteworthy in that respect. That’s the case for India’s billion dollar e-commerce firm Flipkart, which has landed a senior exec from Silicon Valley, after former Googler and Motorola VP Punit Soni agreed to become its new Chief Product Officer. Read More

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Imgur Finally Has A Proper Mobile App For Its Trove Of Funny Images

cat phone Imgur has returned to mobile apps after it launched a new iOS app for its library of addictive photos and GIFs. The company released native apps for iOS and Android in the past, but they were shuttered due to limited success. Read More

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