Perion Network Ltd (PERI) acquires Grow Mobile for up to $42 million

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Perion Network Ltd (NASDAQ:PERI) is a publicly listed mobile app services company that was part of a reverse merger by Conduit’s Client Connect business last year. Perion Network has acquired an ad aggregation platform called Grow Mobile.
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Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) and Pennsylvania approach five-store compromise

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Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) and the Pennsylvania Senate have come to an agreement. Pennsylvania’s Senate decided that Tesla Motors can operate five company-owned stores in the state.
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Google chairman Eric Schmidt reportedly visited Cuba to promote Internet access

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Several Google executives, including executive chairman Eric Schmidt reportedly visited Cuba this week to promote Internet access there. The Google team met with officials and representatives of Cuba’s technology scene to promote a “free and open Internet,” according to, which is an independent news website launched last month by Yoani Sanchez. Brett Perlmutter, Dan Keyserling, and Jared Cohen also attended the trip.

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IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI) reportedly acquiring dating site HowAboutWe

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IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI) is rumored to be in acquisition talks with dating website HowAboutWe. IAC already owns, OkCupid, and has a majority stake in Tinder.
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How Tim Cook and Apple celebrated #ApplePride

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Apple employees and CEO Tim Cook attended the Pride Parade in San Francisco on Sunday. Cook fully supports LGBT issues and was joined by Apple Environment Director Lisa Jackson at the event. Employees gave out $1 iTunes gift cards to celebrate. Check out some of the social media posts from the event below:
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Fox is using the Aereo ruling against Dish

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One day after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against streaming TV service Aereo, Fox is going to use the ruling to strike back Dish. Fox cited Wednesday’s ruling to bolster a claim against Dish, which is the third largest pay TV service in America. Dish streams live TV programming over the Internet to subscribers and lets them copy programs to tablets for viewing outside the home.

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Osper raises $10 million in funding

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Osper is a startup that has come up with a way to create a banking service that can be used by children by combining prepaid debit cards and smartphone apps controlled by them and their parents. This concept could help children learn about the value of money. Osper has raised $10 million in funding led by Index Ventures.

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Users are angry about Facebook Inc (FB) emotion-manipulation study

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Recently, a study was published about how Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) manipulated News Feeds. A team of social scientists from Cornell and the University of California-San Francisco released a study detailing how emotions expressed in posts and status updates can “spread” to your friends. The research team at Facebook selected 689,003 users to run the experiment on. Some users experienced a reduced amount of positive news on their News Feed and others saw a reduced amount of negative news.

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