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Uber

Obama campaign manager is Uber’s new SVP for Policy and Strategy

Ride-sharing app platform company Uber announced on Tuesday the appointment of David Plouffe as its new Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategy. Plouffe is a political strategist best known as Barack Obama’s campaign manager in 2008. He also served the White House as Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor from 2011-2013.

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VidMind

Russia's Trellas invests $30 million in VidMind

Israel-based VidMind has just received $30 million in financing from Trellas, one of Russia's largest independent retail groups, which has already invested over $30 million in Vidmind.

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iPhone 5S

Samsung vs. Apple: Apple is Winning the War?

Samsung and Apple have been battling it out in the smartphone arena for at least three years. The big question is: Who will conquer the world and get dominion in the consumer electronic business?

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Memblaze

Memblaze to use $20 million from Series C to fund research and development of new generation flash memory products

Chinese news reports that Beijing based-Memblaze has completed Series C funding with $20 million. Investors include Bertelsmann Asia Investments, Israel's Infinity Group, ZTE Corporation's Ding Xing Fund, and Genertec Investment Managers Ltd.

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Bitglass

Cloud solutions company Bitglass gets further $25 million in Series B from investors

Backed by Norwest Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), SingTel Innov8 of the SingTel Group, and an undisclosed global bank, Bitglass reportedly received additional $25 million in Series B funding. Norwest and NEA were also among its investors in the earlier round, where it got $10 million. The company plans to use the new investment to expand sales, marketing and technology development.

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Transatlantic Power Corporation

Transatomic Power Corporation banks $2 million from part of Founder's Fund

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Transatomic Power Corporation has just received $2 million from FF Science, part of Founders Fund's $1 billion investment pool targeted at science and engineering-based companies.

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Actress Emma Watson poses with fans

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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orbotech

Israel's Orbotech to buy UK-based SPTS for $370 million

Orbotech (ORBK.O) has agreed to acquire SPTS Technologies Group, a United Kingdom-based manufacturer of equipment for the microelectronics industry, from European private equity firm Bridgepoint and others for $370 million in cash.

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Chris Urmson

Intelligent cars draw investors to tech stocks

Technology and telecoms firms could be the big winners in a connected car market that may be worth $50 billion over the next decade, luring investors away from traditional automakers.

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Nest thermostat

Google's Nest opens doors to third-party apps

Nest, the Google Inc-owned maker of smart thermostats and other home automation products, will allow other companies to create apps that communicate with its devices.

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Rolls-Royce Wraith car

Rolls-Royce agrees to work with Chinese nuclear vendor SNPTC

British engineering company Rolls-Royce has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese nuclear reactor vendor SNPTC to cooperate on civil nuclear power projects in the UK and other markets.

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woman wears Google glasses

Startup launches 'first wearable health record' for Google Glass

Google Inc's futuristic eyeglasses are finding their way into hospitals and clinics throughout the United States. To meet the growing demand for Google Glass from physicians, Drchrono, a Mountain View, Calif., based electronic medical record company has developed a new application for the device it claims is the first "wearable health record."

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Apple Inc.

Rumors Roundup: iPhone 6 Release Date and Expected Features

It is almost certain by now, if rumors are to be believed, that iPhone 6 will be released on or around September this year, alongside the latest Apple’s operating system updates in iOS 8 that was the highlight of last week’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

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Apple Inc

iWatch is Coming?

After Apple showed off the “world’s most advanced operating system” on Monday’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the most talked about topic in the tech world after iOS 8 is: will the iWatch come in next?

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Instagram

Instagram rolls out new features, advanced editing tools

Instagram announced on Tuesday the roll out of 10 new editing tools for both iOS and Android. The app added a slide bar for users to be able to adjust contrast, brightness, saturation and warmth and an option that allows users to adjust the intensity of filters.

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