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Startups See Your Face, Unmask Your Emotions

wsj.com — Paul Ekman, perhaps the world's most famous face reader, fears he has created a monster. The 80-year-old psychologist pioneered the study of facial expressions in the 1970s, creating a catalog of more than 5,000 muscle movements to show how the subtlest wrinkling of the nose or lift of an eyebrow reveal hidden emotions.

Oculus to Make Virtual-Reality Movies

wsj.com — If you build the content, they will come. That is the theory behind Oculus VR's Story Studio, a new in-house laboratory to create films in virtual reality and to research best practices for storytelling. The studio, expected to be unveiled Monday at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, is a big push by Facebook Inc.'s Oculus to...

At Sundance, a Virtual-Reality Movement Stirs

blogs.wsj.com — I'm flying a few hundred feet above the Transamerica building in San Francisco, just a few blocks north of my office. As I tilt my wings down, the wind rushes my face and I feel that unmistakable drop in my stomach.

SpaceX Gets $1 Billion from Google, Fidelity

wsj.com — Space Exploration Technologies Corp. said it has raised $1 billion from two new investors, Google Inc. and Fidelity Investments, in a move aimed at supporting space transportation and satellite manufacturing. Google and Fidelity will collectively own just under 10% of the company, SpaceX said in a statement on its website.

Google closes in on $1 billion investment in Musk’s SpaceX

marketwatch.com — Google Inc. is close to investing roughly $1 billion in Space Exploration Technologies Corp. to support its nascent efforts to deliver Internet access via satellites, according to a person familiar with the matter. The investment would value SpaceX, backed by Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk, at more than $10 billion according to this person.

Google Nears $1 Billion Investment in SpaceX

wsj.com — Google Inc. is close to investing roughly $1 billion in Space Exploration Technologies Corp. to support its nascent efforts to deliver Internet access via satellites, according to a person familiar with the matter. The investment would value SpaceX, backed by Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk, at more than $10 billion according to this person.

Marissa Mayer reorganizing Yahoo’s ad product team

marketwatch.com — Marissa Mayer is reorganizing management at Yahoo as part of her effort to jumpstart the company's stagnant advertising business. Prashant Fuloria, a veteran Internet product manager who joined Yahoo last year when it bought his former employer, mobile-ad startup Flurry, will oversee all ad products at the company, Mayer told staff this week in a memo obtained by The Wall Street Journal.

Yahoo Reorganizes Ad Product Team, Says Memo to Staff

blogs.wsj.com — Marissa Mayer is reorganizing management at Yahoo as part of her effort to jumpstart the company's stagnant advertising business. Prashant Fuloria, a veteran Internet product manager who joined Yahoo last year when it bought his former employer, mobile-ad startup Flurry, will oversee all ad products at the company, Mayer told staff this week in a memo obtained by The Wall Street Journal.

High-Flying Startup Clinkle Turns Into ‘Treats,’ a Debit-Rewards Program

blogs.wsj.com — Shrouded in mystery and hype, Clinkle was supposed to be the next big thing in digital payments. There were patents and whispers about a new technology that would be able to transmit payments via sound. But after tens of millions in venture capital, from the likes of Accel Partners, Index Partners and Andreessen Horowitz, the promise of Clinkle hasn't quite panned out.

With I.P.O., Groupon Is Said to Value Itself at $15 Billion

dealbook.nytimes.com — Groupon, the social buying site that spurned a $6 billion offer from Google, is pushing ahead with plans for its initial public offering, a debut that could value the company at $15 billion or more.
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Jan 28, 2015

Smile. An algorithm is reading your mind. Our look at the new wave of emotion-reading startups @lizzadwoskin wsj.com/articles/start… @WSJD

Jan 26, 2015

Oculus debuts story studio at @sundancefest -- a lab to build VR films and explore storytelling in the medium on.wsj.com/1uRS2Mj

Jan 23, 2015

At @sundancefest filmmakers explore VR's potential as a storytelling device-V. cool but still made me a bit nauseous blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/01…

Jan 21, 2015

@nitashatiku @adholden @selenalarson i don't think this tells us v. much, what's the point of this survey?bach & md show up as 1,2 on both

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