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Writer for @venturebeat, formerly @thenextweb. A misfit among misfits. I hate tpyos. Email: Paul(at)http://venturebeat.com.

Catawiki raises $82M to grow its online auction house for collectibles such as dinosaur bones

venturebeat.com — European online auction house Catawiki has raised $82 million in a Series C round led by New York-based Lead Edge Capital, with participation from previous investors, including Accel and Project A Ventures. Founded out of Amsterdam in 2008, Catawiki focuses on "specialist" items aimed at collectors.

Twitter's new Windows 10 app shows tweets directly in the Start menu

Amazon's AWS Device Farm will let developers test iOS apps from August 4

venturebeat.com — Amazon has announced that AWS Device Farm, a service that lets developers test apps on Android and Fire OS devices that live on Amazon's data centers, will soon support iOS too. First announced a few weeks back, AWS Device Farm lets you test apps on specific models of phones, and the service can give you reports on how the apps performed.

Nokia's giving indie filmmakers $42K and an Ozo camera to create its first VR movie

venturebeat.com — Former smartphone giant Nokia made an interesting announcement earlier today - it's getting into the virtual reality (VR) game with the new Ozo camera. Sporting eight synchronized shutter sensors and eight microphones to create stereoscopic three-dimensional video, the Ozo is scheduled to launch later this year.

AltspaceVR raises $10.3M to grow its virtual reality platform for shared experiences

venturebeat.com — AltspaceVR, a virutal reality (VR) startup that builds shared spaces for people to attend virtual gatherings for things like watching movies, doing yoga, or having meetings, has raised $10.3 million to grow its team and expedite product development. Founded in 2013 out of Redwood City, California, AltspaceVR's software officially opened to everyone back in May, following an extended closed beta period.

The White House finally responds to 'Pardon Edward Snowden' petition: 'No'

venturebeat.com — Why? How? Who? Analytics tell the story. We'll help you understand the playing field. Register today for our free marketing analytics roundtable.] More than two years after publication, a We The People petition requesting that the White House pardons NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, has been rejected.
Jul 28, 2015

No surprises there then >> The White House finally responds to ‘Pardon Edward Snowden’ petition: ‘No’ buff.ly/1Kwqe3K

Amazon launches Prime Music streaming service in the U.K., first market outside the U.S.

venturebeat.com — Amazon has introduced its Prime Music streaming service in the U.K., marking its first launch outside the U.S. Prime Music joins a myriad of "perks" available to Amazon's £79 ($99) annual Prime subscription, including a Netflix-like Prime Instant Video, speedier deliveries, and unlimited photo storage in Amazon's cloud.

London's Deliveroo devours $70M in fresh funding to grow its premium meal-delivery service globally

venturebeat.com — Deliveroo has swallowed another $70 million in funding as the U.K-based food-delivery startup gears up for some aggressive expansion across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Today's news takes the startup's funding close to $100 million, following its $25 million raise back in January and $2.5 million the previous June.
Jul 28, 2015

Big cash injection for UK startup >> @Deliveroo devours $70M in fresh funding to grow its meal-delivery service buff.ly/1gitLZI

Pandora launches Sponsored Listening for advertisers out of beta

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With less than 1% of its users giving money, Wikipedia's donation ads seem to be getting bigger

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Jul 29, 2015

@robinwauters There's tonnes of invisible apps, problem is, nobody knows about them.

Jul 29, 2015

The perfect 'press release': A list of bullet points, each containing a usable fact.

Jul 29, 2015

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