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Montreal startup taps crowdfunding for virtual reality headset

By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) – A tiny Montreal company is turning to crowdfunding in hopes of moving its virtual reality headset from a working prototype to a mass produced rival to products from Facebook, Samsung and Sony. Vrvana Inc … Continue reading

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HP to buy cloud software startup in rare acquisition

Hewlett-Packard Co plans to buy cloud software startup Eucalyptus Software, a rare acquisition for the company since its failed $ 11 billion purchase of Britain's Autonomy Plc in 2011. HP did not say how much it will pay for Eucalyptus, … Continue reading

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Kleiner to invest in messaging startup Snapchat at near-$10 billion valuation: report

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer has agreed to invest in fast-growing messaging startup Snapchat at a valuation close to $ 10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. At … Continue reading

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Amazon snaps up live video startup Twitch for $970 million

By Deepa Seetharaman and Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc snapped up live-streaming gaming network Twitch Interactive for about $ 970 million in cash, reflecting Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos' resolve to transform Amazon into an Internet destination … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley startup accelerators on the hunt for health-tech talent

These technology firms all received mentorship and money from Silicon Valley’s so-called startup machine, Y Combinator. Now, for the first time in its nine-year history, the accelerator program is actively recruiting health-technology startups. To attract top talent in healthcare and … Continue reading

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Samsung buys home-automation startup SmartThings

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will buy SmartThings, a startup backed by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin that helps connect household devices, one of its largest U.S.-startup acquisitions to date. The South Korean electronics maker joins fellow technology heavyweights Apple Inc and … Continue reading

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Practice Fusion buys startup Ringadoc in telemedicine play

Practice Fusion, provider of a free electronic health record service for doctors, bought app developer Ringadoc on Wednesday as it moves into a new market: telemedicine. Ringadoc, a startup previously based in Practice Fusion’s San Francisco offices, has developed a … Continue reading

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Practice Fusion buys startup Ringadoc in telemedicine play

Practice Fusion, provider of a free electronic health record service for doctors, bought app developer Ringadoc on Wednesday as it moves into a new market: telemedicine. Ringadoc, a startup previously based in Practice Fusion’s San Francisco offices, has developed a … Continue reading

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Wall Street eyes investing in chat start-up

Goldman Sachs and BlackRock are among the groups working on an alternative to Instant Bloomberg that could lead to investing in Perzo Asia homepage

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Despite warnings, computers still vulnerable to hackers of start-up codes

In the latest sign that the problem persists, researchers at the federally funded MITRE lab said this week that many customers of Intel Corp still had not adopted revised security designs Intel distributed in March after the MITRE team found … Continue reading

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