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Clinton campaign: DNC's data analytics program we used was breached; no evidence hackers accessed internal systems (Hillary Clinton 2016)

18 hours 30 min ago

Hillary Clinton 2016:
Clinton campaign: DNC's data analytics program we used was breached; no evidence hackers accessed internal systems  —  Hillary for America Spokesman Nick Merrill released the following statement on news reports regarding cyber hacks targeted at the campaign: “An analytics data program maintained by the DNC …

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Only two of 21 tech companies acquired in 2016 for $1B+ were venture-backed unicorns (CB Insights)

18 hours 50 min ago

CB Insights:
Only two of 21 tech companies acquired in 2016 for $1B+ were venture-backed unicorns  —  There are buyers of tech companies doing deals of $1B+.  They're just not interested in overvalued unicorns. … The unicorn list currently consists of 169 venture-backed unicorns valued at a collective $600B.

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Density raises $4M series A as it unveils new people-counter device and service (Mary Catherine O'Connor/IOT Journal)

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 7:10pm

Mary Catherine O'Connor / IOT Journal:
Density raises $4M series A as it unveils new people-counter device and service  —  San Francisco startup Density has unveiled a new iteration of its anonymous foot-traffic counting sensor technology, which it is offering to retailers and others through a subscription service.

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Clinton campaign computer network hacked in cyber-attack on Democrats (Sam Thielman/Guardian)

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 7:00pm

Sam Thielman / Guardian:
Clinton campaign computer network hacked in cyber-attack on Democrats  —  FBI investigating intrusion, the third Democratic target in broad cyber-attack, as Clinton camp says there's no evidence its internal systems were compromised  —  The computer network used by Democratic presidential …

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Big data integrator Talend closes up 41% in Nasdaq debut, raising $94.5M in an IPO (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:25pm

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Big data integrator Talend closes up 41% in Nasdaq debut, raising $94.5M in an IPO  —  French-American big data startup Talend made its debut as a public company today with a pop. After pricing its shares at $18 last night (above the expected range of $15-$17), the company began trading …

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Amazon reaches new high of 268,900 employees - skyrocketing 47% in just one year (Nat Levy/GeekWire)

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 11:50am

Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon reaches new high of 268,900 employees — skyrocketing 47% in just one year  —  Amazon said it added approximately 23,700 employees worldwide in the second quarter, bringing its total employment to 268,900.  —  Amazon's headcount has grown by a staggering amount over the last few years.

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US district court rules Facebook must refund in-app purchases made by minors in the US should they or their parents request it (Olivia Solon/Guardian)

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 10:50am

Olivia Solon / Guardian:
US district court rules Facebook must refund in-app purchases made by minors in the US should they or their parents request it  —  California court ruled in favor of parents who filed lawsuit after children unknowingly spent hundreds of dollars on Facebook virtual currency for games

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