Posts By Dan Anderson

Facebook Inc will still study the News Feed, but will improve upon it

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In July, it was revealed that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) experimented with the News Feed to show how users responded when being shown positive stories versus negative stories.

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Tesla Motors Inc CEO Elon Musk to reveal ‘D’ on October 9th

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Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk has something else up his sleeve besides the upcoming Model X and Model 3. Here is a teaser that he tweeted out:

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Facebook Inc is reportedly working on a health app

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is rumored to be working on a health app. The health app will revolve around a community. The app is currently in early stages. Rumors also suggest that Facebook is in talks with medical experts to build apps that are based on preventative care. There are millions of users on Facebook that discuss surviving cancer and offer tips about wellness.

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BlackBerry Ltd sold out of the Passport on its website

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BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) announced that the BlackBerry Passport has sold out on its website. The Passport was priced at $599, which is down from the retail price of the $699.

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AppNexus raises $25 million

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AppNexus has raised $25 million in funding from WPP. WPP’s stake in AppNexus has increased to around 15%. WPP previously had an equity stake of under 1%. WPP is going to transfer ownership of its “Xaxis For Publishers” ad service to AppNexus. WPP is investing heavily in the programmatic media space.

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Yahoo! has acquired India-based Bookpad

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Yahoo! has acquired an online document creation and collaboration service company called Bookpad, which is known for making Docspad. Docspad is a service where developers can add document viewing and editing features in their own applications. The deal is believed to be worth around $8.3 million. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Bookpad was founded by graduates from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati: Aditya Bandi, Niketh Sabbineni, and Ashwik Reddy. Investors in Bookpad include NASSCOM and Microsoft Ventures.


Ping Identity raises $35 million

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Ping Identity provides Internet and SaaS identity security and single sign-on solutions to enable secure access to Internet apps. Ping Identity has raised $35 million in funding led by KKR with participation from Ten Eleven and several other investors. Ping Identity has raised a total of $110 million. Ping Identity has around 1,200 customers, including half of the Fortune 100.

Duo Security raises $12 million

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Duo Security has raised $12 million in Series B funding led by Benchmark. Duo Security is a two-factor authentication company that works with over 5,000 organizations. The two-factor authentication helps protect distributed users and distributed infrastructure.

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