Popcorn Time

YTS revives Argentine movie streaming app Popcorn Time

After gaining popularity last week for its easy-to-use movie streaming interface and being shut down shortly after that, Buenos Aires, Argentina-based app Popcorn is being revived by torrent site YTS.

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UK startup HereO creates GPS watch to monitor kids

London, UK-based wearable tech startup HereO created a GPS watch with a kid-friendly and durable design that can help parents monitor their kids' location through the company's website or mobile app.

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Mark Karpeles' computer contained malware that stole Bitcoins from Mt Gox users

According to security researchers at Securelist, the data stolen from the computer owned by Mt Gox Chief Operating Officer Mark Karpeles' computer contained malware that pretended to be a back-end app for Mt Gox transactions but actually stole users' Bitcoins.

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South Korean beauty box Memebox bags $1.5M in funding for US expansion

Palo Alto, US-based beauty box retailer Memebox, which was imported from South Korea, bagged $1.5 million in venture funding to establish its presence in the US.

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Developers launch cryptocurrency Potcoin for marijuana transactions

Three developers whose real identities are not yet revealed have created and launched Potcoin, a cryptocurrency that can be used by the marijuana community to conduct transactions with dispensaries.

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US-based domain registrar GoDaddy prepares to go public

Arizona, US-based Internet domain registrar and web hosting service GoDaddy Group Inc is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) less than three years after it was sold for $2.25 billion, according to sources familiar with the situation.

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San Francisco startup studio Expa raises $50M in funding

San Francisco, US-based startup studio Expa, which was created by Uber founder Garrett Camp, raised $50 million in funding from big-time investors to provide seed funding for startups.

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Analytics Engines

Irish firm Analytics Engines secures $1.6M in funding

Belfast, Ireland-based analytics and big data firm Analytics Engines secured $1.6 million (£1 million) in a funding round led by Crescent Capital to develop its software accelerating platform and widen its market reach.

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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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Layer3 TV

Massachusetts-based firm Layer3 TV raises $21M in Series A funding

Boston, Massachusetts-based cable television firm Layer3 TV raised $21 million in a Series A funding round led by North Bridge Venture Partners and Evolution Media Growth Partner.

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Rdio picks up troubled music streaming startup Dhingana to tap into Indian market

San Francisco, US-based digital music service Rdio picked up troubled Chennai, India-based music streaming startup Dhingana for an undisclosed sum as part of its strategy for international expansion.

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US educational analytics startup BrightBytes pockets $15M in Series B round

San Francisco, US-based educational analytics startup BrightBytes pocketed $15 million in a Series B funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners to help schools identify learning gaps in their systems.

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US-based on-demand transportation startup Lyft expands insurance coverage

San Francisco, US-based on-demand transportation startup Lyft announced that it will add more coverage to its ride insurance to include the time that drivers are not actively driving passengers.

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French hotel booking app VeryLast Room bags $2.1M in funding

Marseille, France-based last minute hotel booking mobile app VeryLastRoom bagged $2.1 million in a venture round led by APlusFinance and Extend & Sigma Gestion to fuel its expansion in Europe.

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US ticketing startup Eventbrite scores $50M in funding ahead of potential IPO

San Francisco, US-based event ticketing startup Eventbrite scored $50 million in a funding round from Tiger Global Management and T. Rowe Price to fuel its international expansion plans ahead of a potential initial public offering (IPO) in 2014.

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