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Google Acquires Start-Up Divide

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Moving to strengthen Android’s appeal to enterprise customers, Google on Monday acquired Divide, a mobile device management platform, for an undisclosed sum. Divide announced the deal on its blog, noting that the company will become part of Google’s Android team and that its software will continue to work for existing customers. Divide also supports Apple… Read More »

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MOG founder Hyman sues Beats for $20 million

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Beats Electronics, which is close to being sold to Apple Inc for $3.2 billion, has been sued by the founder of a music service Beats bought two years ago claiming he has been cheated out of his share of the company. David Hyman, the founder of the music subscription service MOG Inc, filed a lawsuit… Read More »

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Apple and Samsung back in court over patent damages

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Apple and Samsung are returning to court in one of the most high-profile patent battles of recent times. The two archrivals are in a California court today as a new jury is selected in a follow-up to Apple’s major patent-infringement legal victory of August 2012. The case is not so much as to whether Samsung… Read More »

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Twitter hit with $124 million lawsuit over private stock sale

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Twitter Inc was sued for $124 million on Wednesday by two companies claiming the social media darling fraudulently had them organize a private sale of its shares to stoke investor interest for an initial public offering then canceled it. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Precedo Capital Group Inc and Continental… Read More »

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Charleston-based software firm PeopleMatter raises $16 million

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Charleston-based PeopleMatter announced on Monday that it has secured $16 million in Series E funding bringing its total startup capital kitty to $63 million. The $16 million funding was led by New York-based StarVest Partners. It included money from all of PeopleMatter’s earlier investors: Harbert Venture Partners, Intersouth Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, Noro-Mosley Partners, Scale Venture… Read More »

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Facebook to pay 614,000 users $15 each over privacy concerns

After more than two years of deliberation, a U.S. federal judge in California has granted final approval for Facebook’s $20 million settlement of a lawsuit over its “Sponsored Story” advertisements, reports Reuters. The suit, filed by five plaintiffs in April 2011, asserted that Facebook improperly used photos and names of people in Sponsored Story ads,… Read More »

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New York Times, Twitter and Huffington Post hacked by Syrian group

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Media companies including the New York Times, Twitter and the Huffington Post lost control of some of their websites Tuesday after hackers supporting the Syrian government breached the Australian Internet company that manages many major site addresses. The Syrian Electronic Army, a hacker group that has previously attacked media organizations that it considers hostile to… Read More »

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