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Station 12 Is Raising $250M To Fund European Media Tech Startups’ Growth Roundsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Add a new VC to the ranks in Europe: Station 12 is raising £150 million ($250 million), which it plans to invest in Series A and B rounds in the future Netflixes and Maker Studios of the world -- in other words, startups in Europe that straddle the media, entertainment and technology verticals. Average initial investments will be around £10 million. Read More (IT news)

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Amid Reports Facebook Is Eyeing Up Financial Services, TransferWise Hits £1 Billion In Transfersview story

http://techcrunch.com –  In the midst of reports that Facebook could be about to get into financial services, one of the startups it's rumoured to have talked to, the European P2P money transfer service TransferWise, has hit a major milestone today: Its platform has processed £1 billion of customers' money. Read More (IT news)

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Changing Our Education System One Programmer At A Timeview story

http://techcrunch.com –  In the off chance you’ve been sleeping under a rock with no Wi-Fi for the past 20 years, here’s some news: The U.S. educational system is under attack from multiple fronts and is on the verge of being reshaped by a profound entrepreneurial uprising. This is acutely evident in higher education. (IT news)

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Paragon Software Kicks Off BDR Go-to-Market Channel Programview story

http://thevarguy.com – Backup and disaster recovery (BDR) provider Paragon Software has kicked off a new channel initiative to drive demand, tidy up sales cycles and build profits for partners selling its product lineup. Content Classification:  Curated read more (IT news)

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Coverity Scan: Open Source Code Is Better Qualityview story

http://thevarguy.com – Critics of open source programming may use the OpenSSL "Heartbleed" disaster to claim otherwise, but a new report from Coverity says open source code now beats proprietary software in quality. (IT news)

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Verizon, Sprint join AT&T by removing Download Booster from their GS5 while T-Mobile keeps itview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S 5 on AT&T, you are not alone. Verizon and Sprint have followed AT&T’s decision to ditch Download Booster for their variants of Samsung’s newest flagship smartphone. For those unaware, Download Booster meshes WiFi and data connections to really pull down a signal. (IT news)

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Google Gets In On Ground Level With Drone Maker Titan Buyview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Titan Aerospace, the drone maker Facebook had been in acquisition talks with prior to being bought by Google (as we've now confirmed following The WSJ's initial report), was a name that took many in the industry by surprise. (IT news)

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VMware, Juniper Strengthen Relationshipview story

http://thevarguy.com – VMware (VMW) and Juniper Networks (JNPR) are expanding their existing partnership to help their joint customers achieve better application agility for their cloud environments, the companies announced this week. (IT news)

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Chromebooks Could Soon Be Unlocked Automatically When Your Smartphone Is Nearview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Passwords, geez those things suck. You may not need them to login to your computer in the future, and Chromebooks might be the first PC device to offer that feature natively, according to some hints found in the developer preview channel of Chrome OS by Android Police (via 9to5Google). (IT news)

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Google’s Environment Sensing Project Tango Gets A Teardownview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Google’s Project Tango prototype smartphone is armed with four cameras to allow it to take stock of its environment and record and use 3D depth-sensing info, and it’s basically just a bunch of cameras and sensor glommed onto a fairly impressive Android smartphone with a quad-core processor and 2GBs of RAM to crunch all that environment data. (IT news)

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Landbay Brings The P2P Finance Model To Buy-To-Let In The UKview story

http://techcrunch.com –  P2P lenders have sprung up in recent years online. Zopa in the UK pioneered the model, and has raised significant funding. And the P2P finance model has even spread to insurance. Now the model is spreading again, in a rather specific vertical. In the UK property is no longer mere property. It has morphed into a form of money. (IT news)

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Canonical Releases the Most Stable and Advanced Ubuntu Touch Version So Farview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Canonical has just promoted a new Ubuntu Touch stable image and the developers are saying that this is the best one release so far.Ubuntu for phones and tablets has been announced more a year and a half ago and the developers have managed to provide a stable and powerful experience to the users, despite the numerous hurdles they had to overcome.“It's been ages since I haven't been able to sa (IT news)