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AppsFlyer Raises $7.1 Million for App Maintenance
/ March 6, 2014 4:24 pm
AppsFlyer Raises $7.1 Million for App Maintenance

VentureBeat reports that AppsFlyer has raised $7.1 million in its recent round of funding from Pitango Venture Capital and Magma Venture Partners. The company provides app makers with data on user attribution, mobile app measurement, and analytics from their apps. Read More

Yahoo Acquires Social Data Visualization Firm Vizify
/ March 6, 2014 4:22 pm
Yahoo Acquires Social Data Visualization Firm Vizify

TechCrunch reports that Yahoo has purchased social data visualization firm Vizify. Vizify aids its users to envisage and graph their social lives in the setup of a private website of sorts. Vizify, a company established in 2011, had raised $1.46 million in its last funding round in 2012. Today, Yahoo will take over all the functions of Vizify. Read More

BandPage and LyricFind Enter Partnership
/ March 6, 2014 4:19 pm
BandPage and LyricFind Enter Partnership

BandPage, the platform more than 500,000 musicians use as a central online profile to reach, engage and monetize millions of fans, has teamed up with LyricFind, the leading provider of licensed lyrics to sites serving more than 5 billion lyric displays per year. Read More

Price-Fixing Settlement Could Mean Windfall for Electronics Consumers
/ March 6, 2014 4:02 pm
Price-Fixing Settlement Could Mean Windfall for Electronics Consumers

Anyone who purchased electronic equipment such as computers, printers, DVD players and video game consoles between 1998-2002 could be in for a windfall under a new $310 million price fixing settlement. The case, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that 12 manufacturers of DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) chips, including Samsung, Micron, Hynix, Infineon and NEC, artificially inflated prices, forcing consumers to overpay for products. Read More

Flipboard Acquires Zite from CNN
/ March 6, 2014 3:57 pm
Flipboard Acquires Zite from CNN

Flipboard, the Palo Alto-based developer of a social magazine app, said it has acquired Zite, developer of a competing news reader app for Apple and Android devices, from owner CNN. Though financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, Fortune reported that Flipboard paid more than the $20 million that CNN had paid for Zite in 2011. Read More

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DCM Closes New $330 Million Tech Fund
/ March 6, 2014 3:53 pm
DCM Closes New $330 Million Tech Fund

DCM, the Menlo Park-based venture capital focused on early-stage technology companies, said on Thursday it has closed a new $330 million fund. The fund, known as DCM Fund VII, will continue the firm's strategy of investing in early-stage mobile, digital media, ecommerce and consumer and enterprise services companies in the U.S., China and Japan. Read More

New “Digital DC” Program to Include Initial $1 Million Tech Fund
/ March 6, 2014 3:48 pm
New “Digital DC” Program to Include Initial $1 Million Tech Fund

Hoping to grow the District into a thriving hub for the technology industry, Mayor Vincent Gray on Wednesday night announced a $1 million fund aimed at luring companies to a newly established Northwest DC tech corridor. The fund is part of Digital DC, an initiative that also includes a promotional campaign positioning DC as "the leading community in the innovation and high-tech economy." Read More

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