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US-based social media management startup Percolate lands $24M in Series B funding

New York, US-based social media management startup Percolate landed $24 million in a Series B funding led by Sequoia Capital to help companies monitor conversations and create content on social media.

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Banjo

California social media startup Banjo lands $16M in Series B round

Redwood City, US-based social media startup Banjo landed $16 million in a Series B funding led by Balderton Capital to fund its growth, international expansion, and product development.

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey may ban Facebook and YouTube over alleged corruption leaks

The prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is planning to pass a law that will ban Facebook and YouTube in the country after recordings revealing his group's alleged corruption went viral on the Internet.

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Google

Google gets mocked after launching anti-scraping tool Scraper Report

US-based search giant Google got mocked by several netizens yesterday after it launched the Scraper Report, a tool that fights content stealing, because according to them, the company itself is practicing web scraping.

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Warner Bros

Warner Bros to make Minecraft-based movie with Swiss game developer Mojang

Burbank, US-based movie giant Warner Bros Studios is in talks with Stockholm, Switzerland-based indie game developer Mojang to make a movie based on the popular video game Minecraft, according to a Twitter post made by Mojang founder Markus Persson.

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Monster Worldwide

Monster Worldwide gobbles up US recruiting startups Talentbin and Gozaik

New York, US-based online employment solutions provider Monster Worldwide acquired two recruiting startups, San Francisco's Talentbin and Boston's Gozaik, for an undisclosed sum for growth purposes.

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Meetup

New York's Meetup closes second funding round for undisclosed amount

After 12 years in the industry, New York, US-based local group network Meetup closed an undisclosed amount in its second funding round from three major investors to allow some of its employees to exercise their expiring stock options.

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Sony PlayStation 4

Sony surpasses PS4 sales target by selling 5.3M units in 3 months

Tokyo, Japan-based electronics giant Sony surpassed its sales target for the PlayStation 4 by selling 5.3 million units worldwide just three months after the latest game console went on sale.

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Autopilot

Generate 42pct reply rate on cold email using this new Chrome plugin

San Francisco, US-based marketing automation firm Autopilot is releasing a new Chrome plugin that generates up to 42% reply rate on cold email prospecting and bridge the gap between sales and marketing.

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Little Bird

Social marketing startup Little Bird nabs $1.7M in new funding

Oregon Angel Fund led the $1.7 million round "Series Seed" round for Marshall Kirkpatrick's social marketing startup Little Bird, bringing the company's total funds raised to date to $2.7 million, TechCrunch reported.

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Snapchat

Snapchat gets hacked by smoothie enthusiast

California, US-based mobile messaging app Snapchat was victimized again by a hacking attack that affected several accounts and sent spam photos of a fruit smoothie.

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Datalogix

Datalogix acquires Connecticut shopper intelligence firm Spire Marketing—report

Colorado, US-based big data firm Datalogix is acquiring Connecticut-based shopper intelligence company Spire Marketing for an undisclosed amount to expand its footprint into shopper marketing.

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Zendesk

California software startup Zendesk nearing IPO

San Francisco, US-based customer service software startup Zendesk is moving closer to an initial public offering (IPO) and has hired Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to handle the transaction, according to a report.

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Super Bowl XLVIII

Facebook competes with Twitter for Super Bowl 'second screen' crown

Facebook is looking to steal the "second screen" crown from Twitter as the two social giant networks scramble to offer the best coverage of the National Football League (NFL) teams' clashes in the Super Bowl XLVIII.

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IBM Corp

Twitter buys over 900 IBM patents to settle infringement dispute

San Francisco, US-based social media giant Twitter decided to buy more than 900 patents from American multinational tech firm IBM to settle patent infringement claims against it, with the two companies forming a patent cross-licensing agreement.

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