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Mark Sullivan / VentureBeat:
Marc Andreessen takes to Twitter to quote bad predictions about Facebook through the years   —  Marc Andreessen takes a walk down memory lane with Facebook doubters  —  Marc Andreessen has been a Facebook investor from very early on.  Andreesson, who has been given to launching …
Jul 26, 2014, 11:55 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sources: Google signed a deal to buy Twitch for $1B   —  Google's $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed — joins YouTube for new video empire  —  Google has reached a deal to buy game livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Jul 24, 2014, 6:00 PMIn context
Brenda Barron / VentureBeat:
Kik gets location sharing thanks to Glympse partnership   —  Like chatting on Kik?  As of today, you can let your friends know where you're at thanks to a new partnership with Glympse.  The temp location sharing technology now makes it so Kik's 150 million subscribers can easily share …
Jul 18, 2014, 6:00 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD slightly misses second-quarter earnings targets as PC market chugs along   —  Advanced Micro Devices slightly missed earnings targets for the second quarter as the PC market revenues slowed.  —  AMD is the No. 2 provider of processors for PCs, and its results relay how well the computer market is doing.
Jul 17, 2014, 5:20 PMIn context
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Airbnb unveils its new identity, launches redesigned mobile app and website   —  Airbnb unveiled a complete brand and product redesign today at an exclusive event for top hosts and guests.  —  Airbnb calls its new logo a “multi-state moving identity,” and a “3D modular symbol” that's …
Jul 16, 2014, 1:30 PMIn context
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
SV Angel is raising a fifth, $70M fund — its largest to date   —  SV Angel, the seed-stage VC firm founded by Ron Conway and ex-Googler David Lee, is raising a fifth, $70 million fund.  —  Revealed in a public SEC filing, no sale has taken place for the new fund, but its projected size …
Jul 14, 2014, 8:00 PMIn context
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
TaskRabbit pivots, launches on-demand service for cleaning, handiwork, moving, & errands   —  TaskRabbit just killed off its famous task bidding system for an new model: instantly bookable services in four of its most popular categories.  —  News of the change was shared last month to ease …
Jul 10, 2014, 12:10 PMIn context
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
Scytl snags another $20M to put secure elections on the Web   —  Scytl is trying to modernize elections by killing the ballot box and moving the voting process online.  SAP Ventures, a European based firm, just handed the startup another $20 million to help the company expand.
Jul 10, 2014, 6:30 AMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Internet of Things heats up for chip makers as Atmel pays $140M for Newport Media   —  Above: Atmel has acquired Newport Media  —  Atmel has agreed to buy wireless chip maker Newport Media for $140 million as part of a move into smart connected devices with applications with the internet of things.
Jul 8, 2014, 7:15 AMIn context
Mark Sullivan / VentureBeat:
Over $2.2B invested in digital health startups this year, already exceeds 2013 total of $1.97B   —  Digital health startups have taken $2.2B in funding so far in 2014, already besting 2013 total (report)  —  The digital health space has continued to heat up, and it's looking like 2014 will be a big year for investment in the space.
Jul 1, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context

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