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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Pushing into game services, Unity buys predictive analytics startup Playnomics (exclusive)   —  Unity Technologies is expanding beyond its game engine to services with the acquisition of Playnomics, which provides predictive analytics for game developers, GamesBeat has learned.
Apr 16, 2014, 1:50 PMIn context
Eric Blattberg / VentureBeat:
LinkedIn now shows you jobs open at your own company   —  Your next dream job could be at your current company.  —  It sounds counterintuitive, but LinkedIn aims to make employees more aware of new opportunities within their companies.  It's rolling out a feature it calls Internal Job Recommendations …
Apr 11, 2014, 9:10 AMIn context
John Koetsier / VentureBeat:
AppDirect's app store for enterprise grabs $35M to grow, grow, grow   —  Installing software-as-a-service enterprise apps may never get as simple as installing an app on your personal smartphone, but it's getting closer.  —  $35 million closer, in fact.  —  AppDirect, a cloud service marketplace …
Apr 10, 2014, 12:30 PMIn context
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Customer service giant Zendesk plans to raise $150M in IPO   —  Zendesk, maker of customer service software, just announced its plans to go public and raise as much as $150 million.  —  The news, revealed in a standard S-1 form, follows IPO interest from numerous tech heavyweights, including Box and Dropbox.
Apr 10, 2014, 9:25 AMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:
Omada Health grabs a new $23M to ‘deliver weight loss over an Internet connection’   —  Health-tech startup Omada Health promises to help people with health issues change their behavior.  And it's starting out with a program to help diabetes sufferers.  —  “It is a digital therapeutic …
Apr 9, 2014, 4:05 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:
Smart-home veteran iControl buys security device Piper to let you play Big Brother   —  While “smart home” companies such as Nest and SmartThings have been making all the headlines lately, industry veteran iControl Networks is scooping up a company to add to its Big Brother-like arsenal of connected home offerings.
Apr 9, 2014, 1:20 PMIn context
Richard Byrne Reilly / VentureBeat:
U.S. Air Force is testing Google Glass & building apps for battlefield use (exclusive)   —  Above: Airforce test dummy wearing Google Glass  —  The U.S. Air Force's “BATMAN” research team at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio is beta-testing Google Glass for possible use on the battlefield.
Apr 8, 2014, 5:20 PMIn context
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Uber launching an on-demand courier service in Manhattan on Tuesday   —  Uber is launching an on-demand courier service tomorrow (exclusive)  —  Tomorrow, Uber will launch an on-demand courier service in Manhattan, allowing users to request item pickup and delivery via a smartphone app.
Apr 7, 2014, 3:45 PMIn context
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Boundary raises $22M to watch all your apps and infrastructure   —  These days, companies use lots of tools to ship code and deploy applications.  Keeping track of everything can mean keeping a ton of browser tabs open and struggling to identify the biggest issues of the moment.
Apr 3, 2014, 11:55 AMIn context
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Amazon Fire TV's voice search & kid-friendliness make it more than just another set-top box (video)   —  Above: Freetime is a safe space for kids on the Fire TV  —  Even though the Fire TV looks like yet another Roku and Apple TV competitor, Amazon packed in a few truly unique features.
Apr 2, 2014, 6:05 PMIn context

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