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First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 31 mins ago - 1 reports

Social media nostalgia app Timehop raises $10M

There has been a big movement toward privacy in social media over the last couple of years, with the rise of apps like Snapchat and Whisper and Secret. I get why this is appealing: it's hard to feel secure with what we put on the Internet, given what ... [Published Vator.tv - 15 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

LinkedIn picks up marketing platform Bizo for $175M

Unlike others in the social media space, specifically Twitter and Facebook, LinkedIn is less reliant on advertising dollars to stay afloat, instead opting for a more diverse revenue stream.That is not to say that advertising isn't important at all, though. ... [Published Vator.tv - 8 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

LinkedIn experiments with a "find friends" feature

The idea of finding friends nearby has always struck me as a little... creepy. Like, I get the idea behind it, and I can see how it would be cool to see that someone you know is a block away. But, at the same time, it means that you're always on, and ... [Published Vator.tv - 15 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

App monitoring service AppDynamics raises $120M

It's hard to overstate the importance of app performance management. People have very, very little patience for malfunctioning, or just downright slow, applications, which can be absolutely deadly to the company's bottom line. That is why so many have ... [Published Vator.tv - 22 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Cloud service younity partners up with GoPro

I've never had the opportunity to use a  GoPro camera, but I have heard that they are quite amazing. That they are the kind of camera that m akes people feel like they need to get out there and do something adventerous!There does seem to be a couple of ... [Published Vator.tv - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Facebook finally adds ability to save content for later

All I have to say is: finally!When I'm looking at Facebook, I am constantly finding myself scrolling over videos and links that I simply don't have time to watch right now. Now, in a move that it I believe should have made, literally, years ago, Facebook ... [Published Vator.tv - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Tango launches $25M gaming fund to expand platform

Mobile messaging is hot right now, but one of the more noteworthy apps in the space,  Tango , the company that raised  $280 million in March, is looking to branch out. Specifically it is looking to expand into gaming.The company launched its gaming platform ... [Published Vator.tv - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Facebook referral traffic rockets 150% in one year

Due to the fact that social media companies don't actually have a real, tangible product to sell, they have to rely on other sources for money: mainly advertising and referral traffic, or how good they are at getting people to visit other websites.As ... [Published Vator.tv - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

EU and Finland blast Microsoft's huge Nokia cuts

Microsoft's  big job cuts announcement  late last week is not sitting too well with more than a few people. I mean, obviously the people who are losing their jobs, but also the Finnish government, and the European Union, are both quite unhappy with what ... [Published Vator.tv - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Unbabel raises $1.5M for its translation marketplace

Unbabel , a marketplace for translation services, announced it's just landed a $1.5 million Series Seed round from some pretty notable VCs, including Matrix Partners , Google Ventures, IDG Ventures and many more. The new round comes several months after ... [Published Vator.tv - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

The 10 biggest LA exits in the last five years

While the Bay Area is, and probably always will be, the biggest tech hub in the world, plenty of other cities have made a name for themselves as well, including Los Angeles. With our upcoming  Vator Splash LA event  in October, we've decided to take a ... [Published Vator.tv - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

How does DogVacay make money?

Growing up in an apartment in New York City means that  I never had a dog. We had fish, and hamsters and cats, but a dog was just more work than my mother was willing to put in for a pet.More recently, though, I've been introduced to the wonderful world ... [Published Vator.tv - Jul 19 2014]

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"LinkedIn’s mission is to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful, while Bizo’s is to help B2B marketers get toto the right people. We realized that our respective missions are incredibly well aligned, and we believe that combining forces will accelerate our ability to execute against the huge opportunities ahead"
"We are the first major service that is all about the past and digital history, not the realreal time," he told me. "We allow user to reminsince, talk about and share the past."
"We're always looking into new ways to improve our mobile experience, and location based signals are one of many features we're exploring" she told me
"This goes beyond just GoPro. It's an easier way to access all videos in more streamlined way."

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LinkedIn picks up marketing platform Bizo for $... [Published Vator.tv - 8 hours ago]
Social media nostalgia app Timehop raises $10M [Published Vator.tv - 15 hours ago]
LinkedIn experiments with a "find friends" feature [Published Vator.tv - 15 hours ago]
App monitoring service AppDynamics raises $120M [Published Vator.tv - 22 hours ago]
Cloud service younity partners up with GoPro [Published Vator.tv - Jul 22 2014]
Facebook finally adds ability to save content f... [Published Vator.tv - Jul 21 2014]
Tango launches $25M gaming fund to expand platform [Published Vator.tv - Jul 21 2014]
Facebook referral traffic rockets 150% in one year [Published Vator.tv - Jul 21 2014]
EU and Finland blast Microsoft's huge Nokia cuts [Published Vator.tv - Jul 21 2014]
Unbabel raises $1.5M for its translation market... [Published Vator.tv - Jul 19 2014]
The 10 biggest LA exits in the last five years [Published Vator.tv - Jul 19 2014]
How does DogVacay make money? [Published Vator.tv - Jul 19 2014]
Funding roundup - week ending 7/18/14 [Published Vator.tv - Jul 18 2014]
TubeMogul shares shoot up 46% in NASDAQ debut [Published Vator.tv - Jul 18 2014]
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Facebook launches new plan to give students fre... [Published Vator.tv - Jul 16 2014]
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