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Ello the latest contender to challenge Facebook’s firmly held position

A decade ago, Mark Zuckerberg and a team of computer developers set up shop in Palo Alto to start the next big thing.  Since then, Facebook has dominated the social media sphere and enjoyed one of the

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Snapchat investment could set tone for Yahoo’s future strategy

Reports suggest Yahoo will invest $20 million in Snapchat, as a part of a financing round that would give the ephemeral messaging app a $10 billion valuation. If it does, it would be joined by among

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Windows update, JP Morgan breach and Angry Birds streamlined

Windows 8 to Windows 10 Microsoft announced the successor to Windows 8 this week - Windows 10. Given Microsoft previously followed up the Xbox 360 with the XBox One, perhaps the oddly numbered

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Thiel’s Twitter attack, Windows announcement and iPhone released

Thiel blasts Twitter Twitter shares have fallen over 20% in 2014 as the company has failed to grow its user base at the same pace as its competitor, Facebook.  According to prominent venture

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Berlin’s Inkitt aiming for 50 Shades of Green as digital publishing lifts off

Tucked in a bar-laden, cobblestoned corner of Berlin, a two-person team is trying to change the way Europe reads and writes. Inkitt, founded in 2012, claims to offer writers a platform to share their

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The Internet slows down, Microsoft’s Minecraft bid and Home Depot hacked

The defense of net neutrality The core principle behind the net neutrality movement is that all data should be treated equally. Internet service providers (ISPs) are challenging that viewpoint by

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Fantasy sports websites hit investment streak as market heats up

On the surface, there’s nothing surprising about a $70 million football contract these days. Sure, it’s a hefty sum, but no more than what the Arizona Cardinals agreed to pay cornerback Patrick

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Soundcloud to monetize, Y-Combinator Demo Day and Stripe and Twitter team up

SoundCloud set to monetize The six-year-old music streaming service SoundCloud now has 175 million monthly users, making it four times bigger than Spotify. And the company has decided the time is

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Weekly Digest: Taxi market heats up, Russian PM has Twitter hacked, Sprint to slash prices

Taxi Market Heating Up Disruption is one of the most overused words in technology, but there is perhaps no better term to describe what Uber and its scrappy rival Lyft are doing to the the taxi

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Buzzfeed raises $50 million funding round – Investment Round Up

Series A Plated, a meal-kit provider, has raised $15 million in Series A funding in a round led by Greycroft Partners. Formation 8, ff Venture Capital, Lerer Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital,

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