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Since Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella took over, we've seen a number of innovative moves coming out of Redmond. We've seen all of the following steps recently: Announced that Skype will be offering a simultaneous voice translation capability. That means you can be an American speaking ...

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Big news in the cloud cybersecurity world. Ciphercloud has just raised a major Series B round of $50 million dollars. Transamerica Ventures led the round, joined by Delta Partners, and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and T-Venture, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom. This Series B is on top ...

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Big news out of the enterprise IT startup world. Mirantis, the pure-play cloud open standard OpenStack startup, has just announced $100 million in Series B funding led by Insight Venture Partners. This brings the total amount of money raised by Mirantis to $120 million. In its announcement of the acquisition, ...

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While all the recent hype on Apple has focused on their new iPhone 6 release, Apple is beginning to make a push into the enterprise. And they’re doing so in a rather unusual partnership. The maker of the ultimate snazzy B2C focused products is teaming up with IBM in ...

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As many tech startup founders know, two of the hardest things involved in launching your new venture are raising capital and finding cofounders. Luckily, there is now a one-stop-shop that entrepreneurs can now go to. CoFoundersLab, a startup that connects entrepreneurs together as cofounders for new ventures, has just ...

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One of the big misconceptions in the tech industry is that everything of importance related to startups is centered in Silicon Valley. While Silicon Valley is no doubt the most important tech cluster in the US, it is not the only one. One other area that is rapidly making ...

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As revelations about NSA spying and an exponential increase in malicious hacking continue to come out, more and more people are concerned with the security of their online communications, especially e-mail.  One startup taking advantage of the general trend towards people and companies wanting increased privacy is secure e-mail app ...

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Recently a settlement was obtained between 2 companies with the FTC. The charge was that these organizations failed to secure their mobile apps, which put consumer’s private data at risk. The FTC says that these companies disabled the SSL certificate validation. This default process confirms that an application’s communications are ...

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One of the major arguments frequently put forth in the press is that Microsoft is not “innovative” or has missed the boat on too many hot trends. The transition to mobile is a big part of this argument. An almost nasty disdain for the tenure of Steve Ballmer as ...

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In a previous interview, I profiled Washington, DC startup accelerator 1776. They are one of the DC areas top accelerators and have done a great deal to help the DC startup scene gain national visibility. 1776 began operations barely one year ago and their membership has grown so rapidly that ...

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