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Loggly raises $10.5 million in Series C Funding

Cloud-based log management service Loggly has secured $10.5 million from Cisco Systems, Data Collective Venture Capital, and prior investors Trinity Ventures, True Ventures and Matrix Partners. The latest round brings to $20.9 million the total raised by San Francisco-based Loggly since the 23 person company was founded in 2009. The SaaS provider takes log data… Read More »

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Indian engineer gets $12,500 bounty for finding a Facebook bug that let anyone delete pictures

Recently, Facebook revealed that it paid over $1 million through its WhiteHat Bug Reporting Program whereby users are compensated for reporting any vulnerability that could be exploited on the social media site. This is how Arul Kumar, an Indian electronics and communications engineer won a $12,500 bounty when he found and reported a critical vulnerability… Read More »

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French Startup Vestiaire Collective Raises $20 Million

Paris-based luxury marketplace Vestiaire Collective (née Vestiaire de Copines) raised $20 million Series C funding. The startup, which allows anyone to buy and sell second-hand luxury items, received more than $10 million from magazine publisher Condé Nast best known for publishing Fashion magazine Vogue among many others. Other investors included Idinvest, and previous investors Balderton… Read More »

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BlackBerry Messenger for Android video surfaces online

Although BlackBerry has not revealed any specific dates for the roll out of BlackBerry Messenger for iOS and Android platforms, leaks related to the popular messaging service are already surfacing online. We got our first taste of BlackBerry Messenger for Android a little over a month ago when a landing page dedicated to BBM surfaced… Read More »

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HTC Desire 601 and Desire 300 smartphones launched

HTC has announced the expansion of its Desire range with the introduction of a new mid-range smartphone, the Desire 601 and an entry-level smartphone, the Desire 300. The HTC Desire 601 comes with a 4.5-inch qHD display with a 540×960 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor along with… Read More »

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Microsoft to buy Nokia handset business for $7.2B

On Monday, Microsoft Corp announced its intention to buy Nokia Oyj’s phone business and license its patents for 5.44 billion euros ($7.2 billion), making its boldest foray yet into mobile devices. The sale of Nokia’s phone business marks the exit of a 150-year-old company that once dominated the global cellphone market and remains one of… Read More »

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Acer Reveals Liquid S2 Phablet, 10-Inch Iconia Tablet

Today, Acer introduced a new 6-inch smartphone with 4K recording capabilities. The 6-inch Liquid S2 smartphone features a 6-inch, 1,920-by-1,080 display with 338 pixels per inch. It runs a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and Android 4.2.2. The phone will come with 16GB of on-board storage, expandable up to 128GB. There’s a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera… Read More »

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Microsoft in talks to buy stake in start-up Foursquare

Microsoft Corp is in talks with social networking company Foursquare about a possible investment, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The talks are at an advanced stage, but Foursquare is also talking to other potential partners, the report said of the company whose users can “check in” to locations they are visiting and share relevant tips. “This… Read More »

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Facebook considers adding profile photos to facial recognition

Facebook Inc is considering incorporating most of its 1 billion-plus members’ profile photos into its growing facial recognition database, expanding the scope of the social network’s controversial technology. The possible move, which Facebook revealed in an update to its data use policy on Thursday, is intended to improve the performance of its “Tag Suggest” feature…. Read More »

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