GuardiCore is a data center security startup that has raised $11 million in funding. GuardiCore has developed technology to stop threats from moving around once it enters a data center.
Disney CEO Bob Iger decided to do the Ice Bucket challenge, which benefits the ALS association. As part of the Ice Bucket campaign, Iger nominated three other people to accept the challenge also — Peter Quill (from Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” played by Chris Pratt), Tony Stark (from “Iron Man” played by Robert Downey Jr.), and Olivia Pope (from “Scandal” played by Kerry Washington). All three of them accepted the challenge. Here are their videos below:
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Microsoft and Hewlett Packard are reportedly partnering on an ultra-low-cost Windows laptop computer called the HP Stream 14, which is a 14-inch Windows 8.1 computer that is expected to sell for $199. The Stream 14 has an AMD processor, a 1366 x 768 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB internal storage, and an SD card slot. Microsoft will provide 100GB of OneDrive storage for two years with the purchase of the Stream 14, which is a similar offer that Google is offering for 100GB of Google Drive storage with every Chromebook purchase. It is unknown when the Stream 14 will be released.
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has acquired Israel-based advertising startup ClarityRay. Here is a statement that Yahoo! sent out about the deal:
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has extended the warranty on the drive unit of the Model S sedan to 8 years or infinite miles, whatever happens first so essentially 8 years. The policy first started out at four years (or 50,000 miles). Here is a blog post that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk wrote:
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has acquired Jetpac, an app that uses Instagram data to curate information about cities. For example, it will find out which city is the happiest based on photos to create “City Guides.” Launched in 2012, Jetpac started out as a social travel guide on the iPad. But it shifted towards an Instagram-data driven service. Google will probably work with the Jetpac team to specifically improve search around locations using photo data. Jetpac will be removing the app from the Apple App Store in the next few days and support will be ended on September 15th.
Kevin Rose is known for being a founder of companies like Digg, Revision3, WeFollow, and Milk Inc. Digg was acquired by Betaworks, Revision3 was acquired by The Discovery Channel, and Milk Inc. was acquired by Google. Rose landed a job at Google Ventures after Milk was acquired in 2012. Now he has scaled back his position at Google Ventures to create a new startup called North Technologies. North Technologies will launch a new product once per quarter. The company is already working on two or three ideas. That means that the concept of North is very similar to Milk Inc.
Wayfair, the popular online home goods company, has filed documents to go public. According to a filing with the SEC, Wayfair said it is trying to raise as much as $350 million. Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Allen & Co., Pacific Crest Securities, Piper Jaffray, Wells Fargo Securities, Canaccord Genuity, Cowen and Co., and Raymond James are underwriting the IPO.