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Carmel Ventures Raises $194M From Investors Including Baidu

techcrunch.com — Israeli venture capital firm Carmel Ventures has closed its latest investment fund worth $194 million. Called Carmel Ventures IV, the fund's investors include several major Chinese companies, including Baidu (the maker of China's biggest search engine), mobile services provider Qihoo, and financial conglomerate Ping-An. Other investors include Horsley Bridge Partners.
Oct 22, 2014

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Oct 22, 2014

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Chicago And Big Data

techcrunch.com — Editor's note: Nick Rojas is a business consultant and writer who lives in Los Angeles, Calif . As a civilization, we may not be getting smarter. However, the technologies we use certainly are. Since the introduction of the smartphone, we've witnessed the emergence of smart homes, smart power grids, and even smart football stadiums for helping fans find parking spaces.
Oct 22, 2014

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Xiaomi Is Moving International Users’ Data Out Of China Ahead Of Further Global Expansions

techcrunch.com — The past year has been an eventful one for Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi. The company's devices are now sold in seven countries in Asia, that's a big step up from Xiaomi's inception - when it retailed in China only - and, with big plans to be global, the company is finally migrating international user data to servers outside of China, as International VP Hugo Barra revealed today.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @jonrussell: Xiaomi migrating international user data out of China — faster, more secure services ahead of more global expansions tcrn.ch/1DAiB8A

Oct 22, 2014

Xiaomi migrating international user data out of China — faster, more secure services ahead of more global expansions tcrn.ch/1DAiB8A

Hands On With Google Inbox: Useful Email Triage Tools For A Mobile Workflow

techcrunch.com — Google's Inbox email app is now available, and we have access to the limited release, which is being distributed via Google's tried-and-true invite system. While many will have to wait to check it out for themselves, our first impressions might help you decided whether you want to even try chasing down an invite.

SOSVentures Takes On Y Combinator With A Pure Biotech Accelerator

techcrunch.com — International VC firm SOSVentures is capitalizing on the now buzz worthy biotech investment trend with the creation of IndieBio, the first accelerator to focus on just life sciences. Y Combinator raised a few eyebrows when it accepted five biotech companies out of the 80 startups in its program this last summer.
Oct 22, 2014

SOSVentures Takes On Y Combinator With A Pure Biotech Accelerator tcrn.ch/1wl0j8d via @techcrunch

Boostable Gets $3.2M, Its Ads Get More Sales For Your Event, Crowdfund, Or Online Store

techcrunch.com — Boostable doesn't have to sell its ads. Marketplaces sell them for it. Ticket, crowdfunding, and ecommerce marketplaces make money when their users sell things, so they're incentivized to route traffic to the listings they host, which is exactly what Boostable's easy-peasy ad-buying tool does for marketplace sellers do.
Oct 22, 2014

Boostable Gets $3.2M, Its Ads Get More Sales For Your Event, Crowdfund, Or Online Store tcrn.ch/1wkRdZ4 Big potential in AdTech here

Glamsquad Raises $7 Million For On-Demand Hair Styling And Beauty Services

techcrunch.com — New York-based Glamsquad, an on-demand beauty business now headed by Gilt Groupe co-founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson who joined earlier this year as co-founder and CEO, has now raised $7 million in Series A funding in a round led by SoftBank Capital.
Oct 22, 2014

Glamsquad Raises $7 Million For On-Demand Hair Styling And Beauty Services: ift.tt/12c9WvQ

Fitness Tracker Moov Raises $3 Million For Its Wearable A.I. Coach

techcrunch.com — The crowdfunded fitness tracker Moov, built by former Apple engineer and HALO game designer Nikola Hu, Microsoft Research vets Meng Li (now Moov CEO) and Tony Yuan, has raised $3 million in new funding in a Series A round led by Banyan Capital.
Oct 22, 2014

Fitness Tracker Moov Raises $3 Million For Its Wearable A.I. Coach: ift.tt/1s8shP8