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Swedish ex-Soccer Pro Aims to Democratize Sports Media with New App

Twenty years ago Martin Wiklund was plying his trade in the stadiums of Swedish soccer’s top tier. Now he is hoping to bring the sport to a much wider audience. Armed with…

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Polish Teen Creates World’s First Messaging App for Deaf People

It all began with a video game. More specifically, it began with Grand Theft Auto III, the free-roaming, criminal-sim that Mateusz Mach would play for hours at his parents’ house in Lebork,…

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Top software testing trends to look out for

As the software development landscape evolves, testing processes must also adapt to quality assurance needs and user requirements. Organizations that adopt agile testing methodologies especially have to keep new considerations in mind…

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From turnips to tanks – the changing face of Russian video games

Repka, an arcade machine tucked in the corner of Moscow’s Museum of Soviet Arcades, might be one of the USSR’s oddest games. In it, would-be worker peasants must test their pulling strength…

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Droidjack creator defends ‘parental control tool’ as Europol storms homes

The maker of a controversial malware, whose users have been targeted today in a global sting operation, has defended its use. In a series of emails to Red Herring the product’s creator…

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Social Tables secures $8m funding round – Investment Round Up

Seed funding Two Tap, an in-app e-commerce platform, has raised $2.7 million in seed funding. Digital Garage, Green Visor Capital, Initialized Capital, Khosla Ventures, SV Angel and Transmedia Capital all took part…

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Doctor on Demand raises $21m – Investment Round Up

Series A Doctor on Demand, a virtual doctor service, has raised $21 million in a Series A round led by Venrock. Shasta Ventures and angel investor Sir Richard Branson also participated. The…

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Vectra Networks secures $25m – Investment Round Up

Series A Palo Alto, Calif.-based big data analytics company Metanautix has raised $7 million from Sequoia Capital and angel investor Shiva Shivakumar, an early Google employee and current CEO of UrbanEngines. CEO…

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Scytl raises additional $44m – Investment Round Up

Series A Haha Pinche, a car sharing app based in China, has raised $10 million in Series A funding, in a round led by Sequoia Capital. Innovation Works also participated in the…

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IPO+M&A Watch: Mobileye, Synchrony, Apple

IPO This week’s activity in the public markets was headlined by the stock market debut of Synchrony Financial, GE’s consumer finance arm divested as a separate, public entity. Synchrony finances private label…

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