Google Inc (GOOG) is paying at least $19 million to sell in-app purchases case

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has agreed to refund at least $19 million to parents and consumers whose kids unknowingly made expensive in-app purchases for apps. This is the second major settlement that the FTC made with a large tech company over in-app purchases. Apple agreed to pay $32.5 million in January to in-app purchasers.

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This asthma inhaler company has raised $14.5 million

Propeller Health

Propeller Health is a Madison, Wisconsin based company that has built a device that fastens to an inhaler and uses GPS to report where and when the inhaler was used, according to VentureBeat. The data is reported to an app and the data can be accessed by healthcare companies.

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Dyson releases first robotic vacuum cleaner

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Dyson has announced its first automated vacuum cleaner — called the 360 Eye. Dyson CEO James Dyson said that the device is the world’s first robotic vacuum cleaner and said that it is not a “gimmick.”

Continue reading → now accepts Litecoin and Dogecoin

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Travel booking website is now accepting two cyber-currencies that are similar to Bitcoin — Litecoin and Dogecoin. The cyber-currencies can be used for booking flights, hotels, and trains. surpassed $1.5 million in Bitcoin sales recently.

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) officially selects Nevada as Gigafactory location

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Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk and Governor Brian Sandoval announced that Nevada has been selected as the official site for the Tesla Gigafactory.

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Nvidia files lawsuits against Samsung and Qualcomm

Nvidia has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung and Qualcomm. The patents are related to mobile graphics processors. This is the first patent lawsuit in Nvidia’s company history.

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Vice Media is now valued at $2.5 billion

Vice Media has sold a 10% stake of the company to A&E. The $250 million investment from A&E gives Vice Media a $2.5 billion valuation.

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Facebook Inc (FB) Android app hits 1 billion installs

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 Inc (NASDAQ:FB) Android app has hit 1 billion downloads on Android. That means that it is the first non-Google app to hit 1 billion downloads on Google Play. The Facebook Android app beat several individual Google apps like Chrome, Hangouts, and Google Search. Some of Google’s Android apps that surpassed 1 billion downloads include Gmail, Google Maps, and YouTube.