Thursday, August 25, 2016
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Degreed, a learning platform for individuals and enterprises to manage continuing education and employee training, announced today that it has closed $25 million in Series B funding. Investors include GSV Acceleration, Jump Capital, Signal Peak, Rethink Education, Deborah Quazzo and other individual investors. Launched in January, 2013, Degreed allows users to

A new tech gadget called the Superbook potentially answers the prayers of those who have hoped to use their smartphones as laptops. Resembling a slim notebook computer and featuring a screen, keyboard, and battery but no processor or other core components, the Superbook, which costs $99, allows users to turn

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Gawker, once the bad boy of Internet news, until slammed with the $140 million Hulk Hogan judgment funded by Peter Thiel, is about to belong to Spanish broadcaster Univision.

In Philadelphia, after a rented trash bin was filled with fire hydrant water and transformed into a pool, the city started urging residents not to swim in dumpsters. The dumpster was transformed into a pool by being pressured-washed, getting its bottom lined with plywood and tarps, and cushioning the corners

In honor of Left-Handers Day on August 13th, it’s interesting to note: Left-handed people earn up to 12% less than right-handed people. Lefties are less able to roll their tongues than Righties. Of the seven most recent U.S presidents, four have been Lefties.

RECENT STORIES

AceBot, a productivity bot for Slack users, announced this week that it has raised $650,000 in seed financing from Accel Partners. According to cofounder and CEO Ravindra Krishnappa, the funding will be used to enhance the bot’s ability to interpret business data and make it useful to users. AceBot is one

B2B marketing automation software company Engagio announced this week that it has raised $22 million in Series B financing, led by Norwest Venture Partners, with participation from FirstMark Capital and Storm Ventures. Engagio was founded in 2015 by Jon Miller, who was formerly co-founder and VP of marketing at Marketo,

U.K.-based startup Emotech has raised more than $10 million in Series A funding, according to TechCrunch. The round was led by Shanghai-based Lightning Capital, a VC firm focused on artificial intelligence technology and health tech. Another Chinese VC firm, Alliance Capital, also participated in the round. VC firms seem to

Oslo-based content curation platform Socius has received $400,000 in seed funding from 500 Startup’s Nordic Fund and Raa Invest, according to a report in TechCrunch. The Nordic Fund is 500 Startup’s $15-million regional fund targeting the Nordic region, including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Socius helps publishers, brands and

Aligned TeleHealth, Inc., a telemedicine solution provider, announced today that it has raised $12 million in Series A financing, led by SV Life Sciences (SVLS), a healthcare venture capital firm. Deepak Chopra, the widely known speaker and influencer on mind and body health, also participated in the investment and is

The ninth annual GamesBeat conference, which began with a special one-day pre-conference dedicated to exploring augmented reality and virtual reality applications in cross-platform games, centered around catching Pokémons and riding the AR/VR trend. Industry speakers from venture capitalists to platform providers and game developers shared insights about AR/VR gaming, as

DNA testing and analysis company 23andMe announced an important development in helping people manage their health risks by understanding their genetic makeups. A joint study by 23andMe, Massachusetts General Hospital and pharmaceutical company Pfizer identified 32 genetic factors and 15 regions of the human genome responsible for the development of

Talla, a developer of artificial intelligence tools for workplace needs, today announced the launch of Task Assistant, a free Slack chatbot that helps users manage to-do lists and stay on top of deadlines. Task Assistant is the first product launched by the company, which was founded in September, 2015. Using

Immersive media technology company Matterport announced today that it has launched a new app for Google Cardboard that allows users to view Matterport-rendered spaces using Google’s VR device. By integrating with Google Cardboard, a relatively inexpensive VR tool, Matterport aims to encourage its clients, largely real estate professionals, to adopt

NewsCenter.io has previously reported that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a new regulation in May, 2016, under Title III of the JOBS Act, allowing private companies to raise up to $1 million per year from both accredited and unaccredited investors. Beta Bionics, a wearable device that automatically

RECENT STORIES

AceBot, a productivity bot for Slack users, announced this week that it has raised $650,000 in seed financing from Accel Partners. According to cofounder and CEO Ravindra Krishnappa, the funding will be used to enhance the bot’s ability to interpret business data and make it useful to users. AceBot is one

B2B marketing automation software company Engagio announced this week that it has raised $22 million in Series B financing, led by Norwest Venture Partners, with participation from FirstMark Capital and Storm Ventures. Engagio was founded in 2015 by Jon Miller, who was formerly co-founder and VP of marketing at Marketo,

U.K.-based startup Emotech has raised more than $10 million in Series A funding, according to TechCrunch. The round was led by Shanghai-based Lightning Capital, a VC firm focused on artificial intelligence technology and health tech. Another Chinese VC firm, Alliance Capital, also participated in the round. VC firms seem to

Oslo-based content curation platform Socius has received $400,000 in seed funding from 500 Startup’s Nordic Fund and Raa Invest, according to a report in TechCrunch. The Nordic Fund is 500 Startup’s $15-million regional fund targeting the Nordic region, including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Socius helps publishers, brands and

Aligned TeleHealth, Inc., a telemedicine solution provider, announced today that it has raised $12 million in Series A financing, led by SV Life Sciences (SVLS), a healthcare venture capital firm. Deepak Chopra, the widely known speaker and influencer on mind and body health, also participated in the investment and is

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