Video: Man gets kicked in the head by train conductor while taking a selfie. Real or fake?

This video of a guy taking a selfie next to train tracks went viral today. It seems rather unbelievable and could be a hoax. It is possible that this stunt is a hoax because Jimmy Kimmel has become notorious for creating viral videos that end up being fake such as the twerk fail video and the wolf walking around the halls of Sochi video. The video was uploaded by someone named Jared Michael. The account that he uploaded the video from only has one video, which makes it even more suspicious.

Act-On raises $42 million

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Act-On is a Beaverton, Oregon based marketing automation company that has raised $42 million led by Technology Crossover Ventures with participation from Norwest Venture Partners, Trinity Ventures, US Venture Partners, and Voyager Capital. Act-On has raised a total of $74 million thus far. Act-On was founded in 2008 and has 270 employees today.

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Kinetic Social raises $18 million in Series B

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Kinetic Social has raised $18 million in Series B funding led by Blue Chip Venture Company. Kinetic Social is a social data and advertising technology company. This round of funding will be used to build on Kinetic’s momentum on the big brand focused social advertising marketplace. Kinetic Social will be focusing heavily on technology enhancements and product extensions that are associated with its software-as-a-service offering. Kinetic will continue to develop new technologies that are connected with the company’s Facebook and Twitter partnerships.
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FireHost raises $25 million in Series E funding

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FireHost is a secure cloud company that has raised $25 million in Series E funding led by The Stephens Group. This round of funding will enable FireHost to invest in secure cloud computing infrastructure, including the ability to further separate technology required to protect customers from security threats. The Series E funding will be used for product development, sales, and brand awareness. Last year, FireHost blocked over 100 million hack attempts targeted at its customers.

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Paperless Post raises $25 million in funding

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Paperless Post is an online startup that offers invitations and cards. Paperless Post has raised $25 million in a third round of institutional funding. August Capital led this round of funding and several existing investors participated in this round. This round of funding will be used for accelerating development of online and mobile products to increase engagement with its growing base of 45 million users.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) CarPlay to hit Pioneer in-car systems in a few months

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Pioneer have announced a partnership. When Pioneer users plug their iPhones into their vehicles, CarPlay will automatically launch and offer access to its app suite. 

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Snapdeal acquires fashion website Doozton

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Snapdeal is an Indian e-commerce website that has acquired Doozton. Snapdeal received $134 million in funding from eBay a couple of months ago. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Snapdeal has raised a total of $336 million. 

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Google Inc (GOOG) sold out of Google Glass in one day

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) sold Google Glass to the public for only one day yesterday. Guess what? It sold out.

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