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Marketing automation giant Vocus acquired for $446.5M venturebeat 

Marketing and PR software firm Vocus, a public company, agreed to be acquired for $446.5 million today — that’s 48% more than it was worth on close last Friday. Vocus’ board of directors approved the purchase of $446.5 million, in a merger agreement with Chicago-based...

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Qualcomm’s newest mobile chips offer a clear glimpse at 2015′s killer gadgets venturebeat 

Qualcomm’s newest mobile chips offer a clear glimpse at 2015′s killer gadgets.post-boilerplate {margin-bottom: 2em;} Just how much faster and feature-rich can smartphones and tablets get? A look at Qualcomm’s latest mobile processors offers some answers. Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 810 and 808 mobile processors today, two 64-bit chips that are...

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Wellframe raises $1.5M to send patients home with a nurse in their pocket venturebeat 

Wellframe raises $1.5M to send patients home with a nurse in their pocket In a perfect world, every patient would be sent home from a hospital visit with a nurse in tow to make sure they’re following instructions and to monitor possible symptoms and answer any concerns that come up. Unfortunately, the healthcare industry just can’t accommodate...

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Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen drops $40M to modernize voting venturebeat 

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen drops $40M to modernize voting Paul Allen‘s new fund, Vulcan Capital, just invested $40 million into Scytl to boost the tech behind online elections. Scytl launched in 2001 in an attempt to replace paper voting ballets with electronic systems. Today, the firm is firmly pushing its online voting service,...

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BioConsortia Raises $15M Series B Round from Khosla Ventures and Otter Capital venturebeat 

BioConsortia Raises $15M Series B Round from Khosla Ventures and Otter Capital.post-boilerplate {margin-bottom: 2em;}.post-boilerplate {margin-bottom: 2em;}Check out our press release hub, powered by Business Wire. Its a one stop shop for industry announcements to help you stay on top of the latest technology and investment trends. Get the scoop here. Additional...

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The biggest threat to patent reform: A new Apple/IBM/Microsoft coalition venturebeat 

The biggest threat to patent reform: A new Apple/IBM/Microsoft coalition.post-boilerplate {margin-bottom: 2em;} There’s a new coalition in D.C., and big players like Apple, DuPont, Ford, GE, IBM, Microsoft, and Pfizer have all signed up. Unfortunately, all that power and influence is being used to derail the latest effort by the Senate to reform the U.S....

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The tech industry’s problem is men, not a lack of women, NYTs says venturebeat 

.post-boilerplate {margin-bottom: 2em;} The New York Times published a great feature article yesterday that explores the technology industry’s gender-bias problems by speaking in-depth with a handful of smart women dealing with this issue every day. The NYTs article opens with...

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Anti-tech protesters invade Kevin Rose’s SF neighborhood venturebeat 

Anti-tech protesters invade Kevin Rose’s SF neighborhood.post-boilerplate {margin-bottom: 2em;} Although Mike Judge is about to launch a new era of startup culture ridicule, some people prefer a more boots-on-the ground approach — even if it borderlines harassment. For example, today Google Ventures partner Kevin Rose said protesters...

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This ridiculously cool robot kangaroo stores energy between jumps (video) venturebeat 

This ridiculously cool robot kangaroo stores energy between jumps (video) A team of German engineers have completed work on a new robotic kangaroo that mimics the movements of the real-life flesh and blood animal. The robot, officially called BionicKangaroo, is interesting because it pushes the boundaries of what most people think of when it comes to transportation....

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Plex media app is coming to the Xbox One venturebeat 

Plex media app is coming to the Xbox One Cord cutters who are fans of Microsoft’s Xbox One have reason to rejoice. A new app for media platform Plex has been approved by the company, according to an independent developer who posted the news in the Plex forums yesterday. Plex is a platform that helps you organize and...

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