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Airpush

Airpush said to be in acquisition talks with Perion

Airpush, a platform that helps monetize mobile applications, is said to be in talks to be acquired by Perion, a Tel Aviv-based firm, TechCrunch reported citing sources.

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Babel Street

Virginia-based decoder Babel Street secures $2M from angel investors

Babel Street, a startup that can decode data from complex information, got $2 million from angel investors to go towards its sales, marketing and product development initiatives, VentureBeat reported.

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Salorix

Lessons Indian startups can glean from the failed Facebook acquisition of Salorix

Important lessons can be learned from the failed acquisition deal of India-based social media analytics firm Salorix by Facebook, especially in India where the startup ecosystem is still in its infancy, TechCrunch reported.

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ClearSlide

American SaaS firm ClearSlide lands $50M in Series C funding to help salespeople make effective presentations

San Francisco, US-based sales communication platform ClearSlide landed $50 million in a Series C funding round led by Social+Capital Partnership to provide a service that boosts productivity of salespeople.

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Central Intelligence Agency

Ex-CIA CTO Gus Hunt joins venture capital firm as advisor

CIA's former Chief Technology Officer Gus Hunt will be foraying into the venture capital space to serve as an advisor to investment firm Artis Ventures, VentureBeat reported.

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OpenText Corp

OpenText shells out $1M to open data center in Australia

Waterloo, Canada-based software giant OpenText invested $1 million to open a data center in Sydney, Australia, to help companies deal with problems centered on enterprise data.

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Workday

Workday acquires San Francisco predictive analytics firm Identified

California, US-based human management and financial management software vendor Workday acquired San Francisco-based predictive analytics human resources software firm Identified for an undisclosed amount to enhance its product portfolio.

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Kahuna

California mobile marketing startup Kahuna bags $11M in Series A funding

Mountain View, US-based mobile marketing startup Kahuna bagged $11 million in a Series A funding round from Sequoia Capital to create more effective marketing messages to customers.

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Kofax Ltd

Major European asset management firm invests $4M in Kofax application

A high profile global wealth and asset management firm in Western Europe spent $4 million to acquire the licenses and related services for Kofax TotalAgility 7.0 and Kofax Analytics, which are products created by California, US-based business software firm Kofax Ltd.

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bigtincan

Mobile content firm bigtincan secures $5M in Series A round

Southern Cross Venture Partners was the lead investor for the Series A funding round for Waltham, Massachusetts-based mobile content startup bigtincan which raised $5 million.

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Exercise

Insurance clients face advantages and drawbacks from big data

The potential use of big data by insurance firms to create a profile of possible policyholders carries with it advantages and drawbacks, the Financial Times reported.

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Ambition

Tennessee startup Ambition wants to motivate sales teams by using fantasy football

Chattanooga, US-based startup Ambition launched a product that will help motivate sales teams by using an approach similar to fantasy football where a goal is set and teams compete with each other for a reward within a specified amount of time.

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Apple Inc

Apple Acquires app-testing platform Burstly

Tech giant Apple added app testing platform maker Burstly, owner of mobile app testing tool TestFlight, for an undisclosed amount, according to sources.

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BlueTalon

California big data startup BlueTalon bags $1.5M in seed funding for single-click data collaboration

California-based big data startup BlueTalon bagged $1.5 million in a seed funding round from Data Collective for its single-click data collaboration offering for enterprises.

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Spider.io

Google acquires British firm Spider.io to prevent online ad fraud

US-based search giant Google acquired London, UK-based anti-malware for online advertisers Spider.io for an undisclosed amount to prevent online advertising fraud and detect attacks from malware-infected computers.

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