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Ubimo Raises $2 Million for Location-based Mobile Service
/ August 29, 2013 4:06 pm
Ubimo Raises $2 Million for Location-based Mobile Service

TechCrunch reports that Israel based, Ubimo, a startup that helps advertisers in location based mobile audience targeting has raised $2 Million in a seed round led by Pitango Venture Capital along-with the participation of entrepreneur and angel investor Eyal Gura. Ubimo allows advertisers to leverage location based data and programmatic buying, to efficiently manage media across multiple locations and events. . Read More

Yahoo Acquired IQ Engines, Image Recognition Startup
/ August 26, 2013 12:12 pm
Yahoo Acquired IQ Engines, Image Recognition Startup

TechCrunch reports that Yahoo has acquired an image recognition startup named IQ Engines, though terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The IQ Engines team confirms, however, that they will be working with the Flickr team on “improving photo organization and search for the community.”. Read More

Google Ventures to Invest $258 Million in Uber
/ August 23, 2013 5:20 pm
Google Ventures to Invest $258 Million in Uber

AllthingsD reports that Uber Technologies has closed a $361.2 Million funding round with Google Ventures contributing a whopping $258 million. The company provides on-demand car service. With this round of funding, the company is now valued at $3.5 Billion. . Read More

Apple Acquires Map App Embark
/ August 23, 2013 5:18 pm
Apple Acquires Map App Embark

TechCrunch reports that Apple has acquired another app, which is focused on mapping and aptly provides transit information. Embark has been building apps for different cities in order to provide information about routes and stops. . Read More

Report: Google Pondering Bid for NFL Sunday Ticket Package
/ August 21, 2013 10:53 am
Report: Google Pondering Bid for NFL Sunday Ticket Package

Tech giant Google is in talks with the National Football League about potentially bidding on the NFL Sunday Ticket subscription package, the Wall Street Journal's All Things D reported on Wednesday. Satellite firm DirecTV's deal with the league expires at the end of 2014. The company reportedly pays $1 billion a year for the right to broadcast NFL games. Read More

Amazon Loses Approximately $5 Million in 40 Minutes
/ August 20, 2013 4:45 pm
Amazon Loses Approximately $5 Million in 40 Minutes

VentureBeat reports that the Amazon.com website was down for around 45 minutes yesterday costing the company approximately $4.72 million in sales. Gigaom reported that Amazon’s country specific websites remained online despite of the outage. Prior to this, the company’s cloud service had gone down just two times. Read More

Microsoft Launches Skype for Outlook
/ August 20, 2013 4:36 pm
Microsoft Launches Skype for Outlook

TechCrunch reports that Microsoft has announced that Skype has been integrated into the Outlook.com email service, and is now live and available for use. The new Outlook is available in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Brazil and Canada. This integration is expected to provide a competitive edge to Microsoft over its rival Google Gmail. . Read More

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