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ForeScout Foresees IPO After $76 Million Round Led By Wellington Management

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Collection of devices. ForeScout, a security company that helps firms detect devices on their networks they might not know about, announced a $76 million investment round today on a billion dollar valuation, making it a member of the vaunted unicorn club.
The company has come a long way in a short time to attain that unicorn status, reporting it has tripled its value in just 18 months.
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Security Startup Malwarebytes Raises Another $50M From Fidelity

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Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 11.36.45 Malwarebytes, a security company that started when its cofounder was still a teenager fixing his parents’ infected computer, has come a long way from its bootstrapped roots. Today the startup’s software is used by millions of consumers and some 70,000 businesses to protect from and clean up computer viruses, worms, trojan horses and more.

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Amazon Wants To Refund Your Potentially Explosive Hoverboard

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no-hoverboards1 If you know what a hoverboard is, chances are you know that they can be dangerous. Whether it comes to pulling a Mike Tyson (taking a hard fall) on the device or the fact that they sometimes catch fire at random, the hoverboard hasn’t particularly come off as the holiday season’s safest gift.
But today the U.S.

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Google Blocked 780 Million Bad Ads Last Year, Up From 524 Million In 2014

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Better_Ads_Report_2015_640_Busting_bad_ads Google today released its annual report on the state of its advertising business, as it relates to the company’s ability to block bad ads — those that carry malware, are deceptive or just disruptive to the user experience, such as ads that cover up the content you’re trying to see.
Google said it blocked over 780 million ads for

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Sundance VR Trend Piece

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unnamed So about this time of year my inbox gets flooded with junk from Sundance. Reps, PR, invites to parties. Raise a chalice with Matt Damon and Stella Artois at Sundance! [Sure, why not]. Raise a glass with Canon [sense a trend?]. See the Extraordinary Difference Vaseline is Making [what?]. You get the picture. But for the last couple of years, the big inbox trend for Sundance has been VR.

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Jack Dorsey Has A Lot Of Work To Do

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jack dorsey Twitter stock is seeing a mini-rally today after hitting an all-time low yesterday, on rumors that News Corp was eyeing a tie-up with the company.

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Astronomers Find Evidence Of A Ninth Planet

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Illustration of Planet Nine which is thought to be gaseous, like Uranus and Neptune. / Image courtesy of Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC) Two astronomers at Caltech have found evidence that indicates the presence of a ninth planet in our solar system.

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Apple’s Tim Cook: No-one Wants An iPad-Mac Hybrid

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Microsoft Surface Book Apple CEO Tim Cook has told the The Irish Independent he has no plans to converge Cupertino’s lovingly crafted iPad and Macbook hardware lines into a hybrid tablet-plus-laptop device — arguing that melding the two device types would undermine the user experience.

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Uber Drivers Can Now Pick Up Riders Headed In The Same Direction As Them

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#Ubergeddon Going My Way? A new Uber feature allows drivers the ability to set a destination and pick up riders headed in that same direction. Drivers traveling across town or to and from places like Palo Alto back up to San Francisco had to pick up rides near them with no guarantee they’d get another rider going back to where they came from.

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Apple Releases watchOS 2

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apple-watch-weather-tight Apple just released the final version of watchOS 2. The updated operating system is now available to download for everyone. It is available as an over-the-air update. You may not see the update right away as it takes a few minutes to hit all the servers. Apple may also be using a queue system to ensure speedy downloads.

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