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LinkedIn had one of the first data science teams. Now it's breaking up the band

venturebeat.com — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - LinkedIn has divvied up its respected data science team, which created features like skills, endorsements, "people you may know," "people also viewed," "jobs you may be interested in," and "who's viewed your profile," VentureBeat has learned.
Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

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Why CurrentC is (rightly) demanding exclusivity from merchants

venturebeat.com — The Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) - many big retailers' answer to Apple Pay - held a press conference Wednesday, in which its CEO Dekkers Davidson on several occasions dodged the following question: Why is MCX requiring its merchant members to use its CurrentC mobile payments platform exclusively and not accept Apple Pay?
Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

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Justin Kan's odyssey from live-streaming goofball to startup statesman

venturebeat.com — VIENNA, Austria - By anyone's definition, Justin Kan has had a monster year in 2014. It started with Kan selling his startup Exec to Handybook in an all-stock deal (the amount was undisclosed). Then, in June, he joined Y Combinator as a partner.
Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

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Virgin Galactic crash is a tragic reminder of the dangers of space flight

venturebeat.com — This week was a sobering reminder about the inherent dangers of space flight. On Tuesday, an unmanned Antares rocket containing 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments bound for the International Space Station malfunctioned, prompting its operator, Orbital Sciences, to trigger its self-destruct system.
Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

Virgin Galactic crash is a tragic reminder of the dangers of space flight ift.tt/1nXHtU4

Major Bitcoin mining pool BTC Guild 'likely being sold' after shutdown warning

venturebeat.com — BTC Guild, a popular Bitcoin mining pool, is announcing today that it could very well be sold, hours after founder Michael Marsee posted plans to close the organization early next year. "[Mu]ltiple parties have expressed strong interest in purchasing BTC Guild and keeping it running," Marsee wrote on the BTC Guild homepage.
Oct 31, 2014

Major Bitcoin mining pool BTC Guild ‘likely being sold’ after shutdown warning ift.tt/1wO1z2X

Oct 31, 2014

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The DeanBeat: Like it or hate it, #GamerGate isn't losing steam

venturebeat.com — You may be sick of it, but #GamerGate is gathering momentum as a topic of conversation on social media. It's been brewing since August, and I weighed in on it a couple of weeks ago.

After leaking company data, Slack raises $120M from Google & Kleiner Perkins at $1.12B valuation

venturebeat.com — Today corporate messaging tool Slack announced it has closed a $120 million round from Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins. The new round values the company at $1.12 billion, post funding - a massive valuation for an eight-month-old company.
Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

After leaking company data, Slack raises $120M from Google & Kleiner Perkins at $1.12B valuation ift.tt/1vo7iKs

Despite Android TV push, Google Play Movies & TV app comes to Roku set-top boxes

venturebeat.com — The latest app making its debut in the Roku Channel store today is Google Play Movies & TV, which is the search giant's digital media store for buying and renting videos. The move is a tad interesting because Google is currently in the middle of a big promotional push for its own Android TV operating system, which powers several set-top boxes made by a variety of hardware manufacturers.
Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

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On the downswing, chat room giant Paltalk plans pivot inspired by YouTube & Twitch

venturebeat.com — Paltalk is a strange company. All startups risk it all to realize their vision, but 15-year-old Paltalk will live or die for something you probably haven't thought about in a while: chat rooms. Paltalk launched during AOL's prime.
Oct 31, 2014

On the downswing, chat room giant Paltalk plans pivot inspired by YouTube & Twitch ift.tt/1nWBa39

Oct 31, 2014

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Cloud provider Joyent bets the farm on containers, adds $15M

venturebeat.com — Joyent, a provider of public-cloud infrastructure and software companies can use to create clouds in their own data centers, is announcing today that it's brought in $15 million in new funding. The deal shows investors believe there's still room for cloud providers other than the big three - Amazon, Google, and Microsoft - even as they become more and more appealing to companies with new features and price cuts.
Oct 31, 2014

Cloud provider Joyent bets the farm on containers, adds $15M ift.tt/1nWB8rS

'What to Think' Episode 27: Aneesh Chopra on HealthCare.gov and the future of health

venturebeat.com — For our latest podcast we connected with former White House CTO Aneesh Chopra at VentureBeat's HealthBeat conference to talk about the state of the government's Healthcare.gov insurance marketplace, among other things.
Oct 31, 2014

‘What to Think’ Episode 27: Aneesh Chopra on HealthCare.gov and the future of health ift.tt/1zSucBs

Why middle-aged entrepreneurs will be critical to the next trillion-dollar business

venturebeat.com — Steve Jobs was 52 when he announced the iPhone. That was in 2007. Years later, the Apple cofounder introduced the MacBook Air, App Store, and iPad. Tim Cook, who was 51 when he took over from Jobs, is building on his legacy. They both shattered a myth that the young rule the technology industry.
Oct 31, 2014

Why middle-aged entrepreneurs will be critical to the next trillion-dollar business ift.tt/1zn3oZ2

Microsoft launches redesigned Outlook for Mac, announces new Office for Mac coming next year

venturebeat.com — News Briefs Microsoft today launched a new version of Outlook for Mac, available to Office 365 customers. At the same time, the company announced its plans to release a new Office for Mac version next year.
Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

Microsoft launches redesigned Outlook for Mac, announces new Office for Mac coming next year ift.tt/1voj5sj

Facebook announced it is now providing direct access to its service over the TOR network

venturebeat.com — In an early morning blog post, no doubt targeted at overseas users, Facebook is experimenting with providing direct access to it social network over TOR network. Traditionally accessing Facebook via TOR can be difficult. With this new project Facebook lets TOR users connect directly with Facebook's Core WWW Infrastructure through a TOR specific link [ https://facebookcorewwwi.onion/].
Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

Facebook announced it is now providing direct access to its service over the TOR network ift.tt/10EWHmI

Blizzard wants World of Warcraft to go for another 10 years

venturebeat.com — World of Warcraft is about to turn 10. So what's another decade? The insanely popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game originally came out back on Nov. 23, 2004. While most games can't manage relevancy less than a year after release, WoW has stayed strong thanks to tons of subscribers and a constant stream of new content (its fifth expansion, The Warlords of Draenor, comes out on Nov.

The top 10 games of Pitch Us in One Tweet 2014 (#1: Hot Tin Roof)

venturebeat.com — We posed the challenge, and indie developers stepped forward, taking to Twitter to sell us on their games in 140 characters or less. Talk about an elevator pitch. So far we've covered nine of our favorites, which means only one lucky pick remains.

NantMobile raises $50M for digital advertising platform

venturebeat.com — One of the cool features in Amazon's Fire phone is Firefly, which can recognize images, movies, or music in the real world and launch related Web content on your phone. The Los Angeles-based startup NantMobile has a technology platform that can put that capability on any mobile device via an app.
Oct 31, 2014

NantMobile raises $50M for digital advertising platform ift.tt/10bd9tT

Ending the epidemic of 'zombie meetings'

venturebeat.com — Zombie meetings are an epidemic infecting companies everywhere. Specifically, these are meetings that have become stale and suck up company resources while going unnoticed. Perhaps these sorts of meetings come from an employee who is no longer with the company - mysteriously rising from the dead in the form of a recurring conference room time booked on the shared company calendar.

Capital One buys ecommerce site builder tool AmeriCommerce

venturebeat.com — Today Capital One announced it has acquired AmeriCommerce, an "e-commerce solutions provider" which competes with online shopping cart providers such as Shopify. A Capital One spokesperson told VentureBeat by phone that the company is "trying to more focus on digital tools for small businesses. We're very excited about the future of that."
Oct 31, 2014

Capital One buys ecommerce site builder tool AmeriCommerce ift.tt/1tISI3q