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23andMe lands $1.4 million grant from NIH to detect genetic roots for disease

Home genetics startup 23andMe has secured a $1.4 million two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to build survey tools and expand its gene database.

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Why Swell Acquisition for $30M is Beneficial to Apple?

Following Apple’s acquisition of Beats, the tech giant now turns to another possible iTunes enhancer – Swell. The tech world is buzzing with predictions and suppositions that this deal may be the "Pandora's box of talk radio."

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Sony invests in image sensor production amid 'selfie' boom

Sony Corp said on Thursday it would invest 35 billion yen ($345 million) to increase production of image sensors for smartphones and tablets, as the company courts handset makers to get more orders for front-facing camera sensors, used to take selfies.

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

Yahoo to buy analytics startup Flurry to bolster mobile ad business

Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) will buy mobile analytics startup Flurry to beef up a fast-growing mobile advertisingbusiness that still lags Google Inc's (GOOG.O) and FacebookInc's (FB.O) in scale.

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Amazon starts Netflix-style book service amid publisher spat

Amazon.com Inc launched a $9.99-per-month subscription service on Friday that lets customers read as much as they choose from its library of more than 600,000 digital books.

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Retirees: Have you checked bank CD rates lately?

Getting low-risk yield has been one of the toughest challenges for retirees ever since the financial meltdown of 2008-2009. Interest rates are near zero, and many retirees are nervous about bonds out of fear that rates might jump.

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

Top Alibaba executives, investors may expand board after IPO: filing

A group of 27 top executives and investors in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, including co-founder Jack Ma, can appoint another two directors to the company's board once it goes public, according to a U.S. regulatory filing on Friday.

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Zayo Group Holdings Inc.

Fiber network company Zayo Group files for IPO

Fiber network company Zayo Group Holdings Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering with Barclays and Goldman Sachs as lead underwriters.

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Now Fully Financed, Okyanos Is Poised To Start Mending Broken Hearts

Following its $8.9 million Series B capital raise in March, Okyanos Heart Institute is rapidly approaching the day when it will be able to treat the first heart patient using autologous adipose derived regenerative cells (ADRCs) in the Bahamas. Adipose, or fat, is the richest source of regenerative cells in the body and the term "autologous" simply means that the cells are derived from the same patient undergoing the cell therapy treatment.

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Australia's Asaleo to raise $617 mln after pricing IPO at middle of range -sources

Toilet paper and tampon maker Asaleo Care Ltd will raise A$656 million ($616.6 million) in Australia's second-largest initial public offering (IPO) of the year after pricing its offer near the middle of an indicative range, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak

Tech moguls raise cash to fight Washington's 'big money problem'

A group of influential Internet moguls aim to fix what they refer to as the "big money problem" in Washington politics by, well, raising cash, forming a Super Political Action Committee (PAC) called Mayday

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Asian Stocks

Private equity buyouts in Asia take old risks with new money

A little over a month ago, a Texas power utility at the centre of the biggest leveraged buyout in history filed for bankruptcy, sunk by billions of dollars of debt that it took on after being acquired by a trio of top private equity names in 2007.

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Softbank

Exclusive: SoftBank Capital closes in on financing round with Kony - sources

SoftBank Corp's venture capital arm is close to securing an investment in enterprise mobile company Kony Inc, and could announce a deal as soon as Tuesday, people close to the matter said.

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Emerging Markets

Moody's: EMEA high-yield market remains set for another record year, as private equity IPOs continue

With high-yield bond issuance of USD13.8 billion in May, and cumulative issuance reaching USD70 billion, 2014 looks well placed to set another issuance record according to Moody's

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Infrascale

DH Capital Advises Infrascale on Series B Capital Raise

NEW YORK, NY and BOULDER, CO - DH Capital, LLC, an investment banking firm serving companies in the Internet infrastructure, communications and SaaS sectors, is pleased to announce that it served as financial advisor to Infrascale, a leader in cloud-based data protection solutions, in its recently closed $16.3 million Series B round of funding, led by new investor Carrick Capital Partners.

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