Samsung files patent to let users unlock screen with a doodle

South Korean electronics giant Samsung filed a patent on September 2012 for a new method that lets users unlock the screen and activate apps and certain commands using a doodle.

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Knowledge Delivery Systems bags $6M in funding to improve US urban school districts

New York, US-based online educational provider Knowledge Delivery Systems bagged $6 million in its fourth funding round from Edison Ventures to implement programs that will help improve urban school districts in the country.

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San Francisco startup Spellgun launches to bring Western mobile games to China

San Francisco, US-based startup Spellgun launched today to bring Western mobile games to China's mobile market under a partnership with video game art outsourcing firm Concept Art House and Chinese firm Talkweb.

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London music app Shazam confirms rumored $20M funding round

London, UK-based music identification app Shazam confirmed the previously rumored $20-million financing from undisclosed investors, which will probably fund the firm's expansion and advertising efforts.

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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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New York startup school General Assembly scores $35M in funding

New York, US-based startup school General Assembly scored $25 million in a recent funding round to expand its tech and entrepreneurship course offering and to build new campuses.

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South Korean researchers develop HMD 30 times faster than Google Glass

A team of researchers from Daejeon, South Korea-based public research university Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) led by Professor Yoo Hoi-Jun have developed a head-mounted display (HMD) which is 30 times faster than Google Glass.

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Spotify snaps up American music discovery engine Echo Nest

Sydney, Australia-based music streaming firm Spotify snapped up Somerville, US-based music discovery engine The Echo Nest for an undisclosed amount to create an improved music discovery service for its clients.

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US ad-tech startup TripleLift scores $4M in Series A funding to automate native advertising

San Francisco, US-based ad-tech startup TripleLift scored $4 million in a Series A funding round led by True Ventures to expand its workforce and automate native advertising.

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New York's Javelin lands $1.5M funding to teach big firms to innovate like a startup

New York, US-based business workshop Javelin Inc landed $1.5 million in a funding round led by Mark Suster and Upfron Ventures to teach big companies to innovate like a startup.

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Yahoo snaps up automated graphic design startup Vizify

Sunnyvale, California-based Internet giant Yahoo snapped up Portland, Oregon-based automated graphic design startup Vizify for an undisclosed amount as part of its on-going acquisition spree of design-focused startups.

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US-based venture firm Founders Fund gathers $1B to invest in startups

San Francisco, US-based venture capital firm Founders Fund gathered $1 billion for its fifth investment fund called Founder Fund V which will back startups from various sectors.

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Russian ad platform CityAds nabs $5M investment from Klever Internet

Moscow, Russia-based affiliate marketing and advertisement firm CityAds Media nabbed a $5-million investment from private equity investor Klever Internet Investments in exchange of a minority stake in the ad company.

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Bitcoin Decentral launches world's first Bitcoin startup accelerator in Canada

Toronto, Canada-based accelerator Bitcoin Decentral launched Bitcoin Decentral Accerate, the first Bitcoin startup accelerator in the world, which is now accepting online applications from startups.

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US food tech firm Aseptia raises $28M in Series C funding round

Raleigh, North Carolina-based Aseptia, a food firm that developed a technology that allows food to stay fresh without refrigeration and preservatives, raised $28 million in Series C funding which will fund the growth of its subsidiary Wright Foods.

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