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Box Acquires Streem to Add Streaming Technology to Its Cloud Storage Prowess

Box is buying Streem, a startup specializing in streaming. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Box said that the four-members of Streem, a Y Combinator summer class of 2012 company, will be...

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Pinterest on the Web Will Read Your Mind Now as it Finally Rolls Out Guided Search

It's finally on the Web: Pinterest's Guided Search feature, which helps you figure out what you'd like to find when you're not even sure what you're looking for to begin with. Pinterest, a social...

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Google Buys Satellite Imaging Company Skybox for $500M

Google has acquired Skybox Imaging, a company that captures high-resolution imagery with satellites, for $500 million in cash. At least initially, it sounds like Skybox's technology will be used to...

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Amazon May Launch a New Marketplace This Year to Connect Local Services & Products

Amazon is planning to launch a local services marketplace for discovering "anything from babysitters to handymen," Reuters claims. Slated to debut in just one city this year, Amazon's marketplace...

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"Affirm"- Raises $45M

Max Levchin, who put his name on the map as a cofounder of PayPal, is turning his attention to new payments startup Affirm. Today, Affirm announced that it secured $45 million in funding and have...

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Flickr to Remove Facebook and Google Log-ins on June 30

If you're an avid Flickr user who prefers to connect via a Google or Facebook account, your days are officially numbered. Following through on an announcement made in March, Yahoo will strip Flickr...

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Measuring the World's Emotions Using Twitter and Amazon's Cloud

There are some things that just weren't possible before the world wide web and cloud computing, and a recently launched emotion-quantification project called "We Feel" is one of them. The project...

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TransLink Looking to Add Wifi to Skytrains

BC transportation authority TransLink is having a rough time executing on its Compass system. But while riders continue to wait for the organization's card system to roll out, TransLink has...

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