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Flagship Ventures, a leading venture capital firm focused on healthcare and sustainability closes its year-end 2011 deal of its largest fund to date, raising $270 million for Flagship Ventures Fund IV L.P., exceeding what its target $250 million – it targets. Flagship’s portfolio companies seem to be tackling big, human-scale problems from energy to epidemics,...

Protest against Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) and Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) legislation has been gathering pace in past few days, organized by the different online advocacy groups. Adding a new name into the not-to-called as clear protest, the world’s largest social network, Facebook, has scheduled a fancy invite-only event in San Francisco this...

Have you ever wondered a wristwatch-sized can simulates your blood flow and reduce the risk of blood clots? If not, then, starting thinking again, a UK-based  Geko believes that current devices on the market are cumbersome and ineffective, and have launched a wristwatch-sized, self-adhesive band that stimulates blood flow and therefore decreases risk of clots. Geko...

Japan sees a new phone series entered into its Android world, and today KDDI au announced five smartphones with Android OS for the local market. The best among the line-up is the INFOBAR C01 that is equipped with Andriod 2.3 platform. “INFOBAR C01” has evolved into a smartphone remind the original type. “INFOBAR A01” on the popular “iidaUI” to “INFOBAR...

Google, the search engine giant, has hit back against News Corporation Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch’s claims that internet giant was a “piracy leader”. Murdoch tweeted, “So Obama has thrown in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy, plain thievery,” and “piracy leader is Google who streams movies free,...

Rupert Murdoch, an American-Australian media mogul tweeted directly about Google by saying that the search engine giant is an agent of piracy who sells ads around links to pirated IP. Soon he realized and again pointed out by acknowledging Google’s value as a company. The News Corporation CEO further tweeted, “So Obama has thrown in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy, plain thievery,” and “piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells advertisements around them. No wonder...

With more than 800 million users, Facebook is arguably the most dominant social networking platform in the world. The social network’s popularity keeps on increasing day by day resulting into a prime target for cybercriminals. An average, 50 percent of Facebook’s more than 800M+ users, log on to Facebook during any given day.  With this, one can imagine or even...

Vending machines and WiFi – Sounds little inappropriate, when listened for the first time. But what if it is true, Vending machines in Japan come with the ability to emit a free wifi signal within a 50 meter radius that anyone in range can use. The wifi-enabled vending machines are powered by Freemobile and manufactured by Asahi, allowing users to log on – whether...

Splunk, an enterprise data software company has filed for $125 million IPO on January 12. San Francisco based Splunk offers businesses software used to report, monitor and analyze the machine data produced by the applications, systems and infrastructure that runs a business. The company’s focus is to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone....

Obama Administration is debating a real issues concerning online piracy by responding back over the weekend, including the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the Protect IP Act and the Online Protection and Digital Enforcement Act (OPEN). Yesterday came words from White House that a key House hearing originally scheduled for Wednesday will be delayed till there is a “consensus”...