California's ioSafe lands $2.5M in funding for indestructible external hard drive

Auburn, US-based disaster-proof hardware maker ioSafe Inc landed $2.5 million in funding to expand its indestructible external hard drives into network attached storage market for safer data storage.

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US real estate marketplace nabs $50M investment from Google Capital

Irvine, California-based real estate marketplace nabbed $50 million in investment from the newly launched growth equity fund Google Capital for its expansion and marketing campaigns.

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US stock photo agency Shutterstock to acquire WebDAM

New York, US-based stock photography agency Shutterstock is acquiring San Mateo, California-based digital asset management software maker WebDAM for an undisclosed amount to widen its market reach.

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California analytics startups Reflektion scores $8M in second financing round

San Mateo, US-based predictive analytics startup Reflektion scored $8 million in its second funding round led by Intel Capital and Nike to ramp up its sales and marketing activities.

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Apple to release improved Touch ID fingerprint recognition feature

California, US-based electronics giant Apple is currently working on a software update that will improve the fingerprint recognition ability of its Touch ID system, based on a report by AppleInsider citing a source familiar with the situation.

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Netflix-Fitbit hack auto-pauses movie when watcher falls asleep

Engineers of California, US-based on-demand Internet streaming service Netflix hacked a Fitbit activity tracking device and activated a feature that auto-pauses the video when the watcher falls asleep and allows him to resume watching when he wakes up.

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US-based fitness monitor Moov attains $40K crowdfunding target in 90 minutes

California, US-based next generation fitness tracking device Moov attained its $40,000 target within just 90 minutes and will begin shipping the pre-ordered product by summer this year.

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Little-known US music startup 8tracks successfully balances unique playlists and profitability

San Francisco, US-based Internet radio startup 8tracks, a music service that is not yet widely known but already has 8 million active users, provides unique and awesome playlists and successfully maintains its profitability at the same time.

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US-based commission-free stock trading app RobinHood emerges from private beta

Redwood City, California-based mobile finance app Robinhood emerged out of its private beta to let signed-up users trade stocks for free instead of paying a fee for every transaction done.

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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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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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US startup GOQii adds human touch to fitness tracking

Menlo Park, US-based fitness startup GOQii is helping people stay motivated with their healthy endeavors by combining its fitness wristband with human coaches who will provide advice and help them set their health objectives.

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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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CloudFlare buys California anti-malware firm StopTheHacker

San Francisco, US-based security firm CloudFlare bought boutique anti-malware software maker StopTheHacker, which is also based in San Francisco, for an undisclosed sum to beef up its cybersecurity product offerings.

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Facebook ditches users' emails

California, US-based social networking giant Facebook is ditching its users' emails starting March because many people were not using them, and will automatically revert to the original emails registered with the network.

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