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TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 - Day 1

Many firms eventually pay Amazon tax as they rely on cloud computing unit

Many venture capitalists like Chamath Palihapitiya prefer to park their funds in Amazon as the online retailer is forecast to grow over a decade. The reason is that it's not because of e-Commerce operations, but its cloud computing unit Amazon Web Services (AWS). Many companies will eventually pay a fixed fee to Amazon as they increasingly rely on cloud computing services to run their services.

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Walkie-Talkie Voice Messaging App Roger Lands $1M Led by Social Capital

Roger's walkie-talkie style voice messaging app that launched in 2015 gets a financial backing of $1 million from Social Capital. The new feature was created by ex-Spotify employees, Ricardo Vice Santos and Andreas Blixt, who have done complete justice to the phrase 'selling old wine in new bottle'. In the current scenario where voice messaging is no longer a novelty, Roger hopes to tap the market outside Asia where people are still stuck with texting, and win them with its simple, three-button structure.

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San Francisco's Premise nabs $11M in Series B round to track prices of food staples

San Francisco, US-based real-time economic data tracking platform Premise nabbed $11 million in a Series B funding round led by Social+Capital Partnership to continue tracking prices of food staples in Asia, Latin America, US, and Europe.

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