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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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