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BuzzFeed Expands Mobile Team By Acquiring “Visual Conversation” Startup GoPopview story

http://techcrunch.com –  BuzzFeed just announced that it’s acquiring San Francisco startup GoPop. The startup was originally known as Zeega, and it was part of the first class at Matter, the Knight Foundation- and KQED-backed incubator for media startups. (IT news)

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Armed With $2M, Fedora Hopes To Create The Next Million Dollar Teachersview story

http://techcrunch.com –  For years, the formula for teaching has been simple in the United States. Get a license from a local college, join a public school, and teach several groups of kids a day for the next several decades. Pay for the profession remains low, but is mostly consistent. (IT news)

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Robocoin SDK Lets Any ATM Accept Cryptocurrencyview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Robocoin released its first bitcoin ATM nearly two years ago, and today the company is announcing a software pack that enables any ATM or kiosk to accept, dispense or transfer money with bitcoin. Called Coin SDK, the software pack is part of the company’s mission to bring the power of Bitcoin to the masses. Read More (IT news)

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Derek Jeter, Budding Media Mogul, On Launching The Players’ Tribuneview story

http://techcrunch.com –  As his new company, The Players’ Tribune, plots its course toward dominance in the sports media market after its official launch on Tuesday, Derek Jeter gives us his thoughts on his company and the transition from iconic athlete to startup entrepreneur in the email interview below. (IT news)

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Google’s Mobile Search Now Highlights Recent Posts From News Sourcesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  When you use Google’s mobile search to look for your favorite news sources or more information about a hot news topic, you’ll probably notice there’s something different about the search results. Starting today, Google will not just give you a link to the publication, but it will also highlight that publication’s latest stories. Read More (IT news)

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New Yahoo Mobile Development Suite Seduces App Makers With Analytics, Search, Adsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Today at Yahoo’s first mobile developer conference, the tech giant unveiled its new Yahoo Mobile Development Suite that combines Yahoo App Publishing for monetization, Search In Apps, and App Marketing with its Flurry Analytics acquisition made last year. This is Yahoo’s “ads in dev’s clothing” strategy to convince app makers to buy and host its ads. (IT news)

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Google Launches Cloud Security Scanner To Help Find Vulnerabilities In App Engine Sitesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Google today launched the beta of a new security tool for developers on its App Engine platform-as-a-service offering. The Google Cloud Security Scanner allows developers to regularly scan their applications for cross-site scripting and mixed content vulnerabilities. (IT news)

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Scientists Discover A New Way To Block HIVview story

http://techcrunch.com –  A new HIV-blocking compound may be the answer to the now 30-year search for an AIDS vaccine. Scientists, supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, say they have discovered a new compound that produces proteins within the cell that look like normal antibodies, but have Y-shaped heads that act as blockers to the virus that causes AIDS. Read More (IT news)

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Multiple Directions On Valuation Multiples view story

http://techcrunch.com –  Private company valuation is as much art as science, sometimes as much alchemy as chemistry. Among the few reliable and well-worn guidelines to follow are public companies and recent M&A multiples. This is why we spend so much time refining, tracking and parsing the multiples we use. (IT news)

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Cloud-Based Bio Lab Startup Transcriptic Lands $8.5 Million In Series A Funding To Help It Scaleview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Months after announcing its Y Combinator partnership and moving into a giant new Menlo Park facility, the robot-operated biolab startup Transcriptic has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding. Data Collective led the round, with participation from IA Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, 500 Startups, MITS Fund, Y Combinator partner Paul Buchheit and several other angel investo (IT news)

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Clef Offers Two-Factor Authentication Without All The Codesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The last year has been full of security breaches that have shown the importance of having strong safeguards for our data. As we put more personal and private information in the cloud, there are ever more avenues of attack to reach the things we’d like to keep to ourselves. One popular defense you can use to bolster data security on most services is two-factor authentication. (IT news)

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MapR Releases New Hadoop Distribution, Adds Quick-Start Solutionsview story

https://thevarguy.com – Big data company MapR is eying new partner opportunities, better real-time data analytics and simpler self-service solutions for business intelligence with the release this week of the newest version of its Hadoop platform, as well as the introduction of new "quick-start" Hadoop applications for the enterprise. read more (IT news)