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Chinese Search Engine Baidu Confirms Strategic Investment In Uber, May Add Ride Requests

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uber It’s official: Chinese Internet giant Baidu has confirmed that it is Uber’s latest investor, as TechCrunch reported last week.

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Sean Parker Pledges $24 Million Toward A Stanford Allergy Research Center In His Name

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 AP) Well known tech billionaire Sean Parker suffers from asthma and allergies so severe that he doesn’t even know how many times he’s landed in the emergency room just for accidentally eating something that touched a peanut. He tells TechCrunch that least 14 of those visits have happened since he’s been with his wife. “Nuts, avocados, shellfish, all of it.

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Snapchat Plans Music Feature, Acquired QR Scan.me For $50M And Vergence Eyeglass Cam For $15M,

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Snapchat Leaked emails from the Sony Pictures hack have uncovered several acquisitions made by Snapchat, as well as plans for a music feature and meetings to discuss partnerships with Twitter.
According to emails between Snapchat, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, and Snapchat board member Mitch Lasky, Snapchat bought a QR scanning and iBeacon startup called Scan.me for $14 million in cash, $3…

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Social Influence Startup PeerIndex Acquired By Brandwatch in Cash/Shares Deal

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Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 09.01.10 After raising $22 million in May this year, UK-based social media monitoring startup Brandwatch has clearly been hunting around for arrows to add to its quiver. Its gaze has alighted on another UK startup, PeerIndex: Brandwatch has bought PeerIndex, a specialist in social influencer mapping, in what is its first acquisition.

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Apple Patents An iPhone Drop Protection Mechanism That Changes Device Angle In Freefall

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iphone-6-plus-rear-hand-landscape Apple has a new patent granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), which describes a system that can actually re-orient an iPhone during freefall, changing the angle of its eventual impact with the ground after first determining how best to shift it to make sure the fall does as little damage as possible.

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Apploud Is Like An Instagram For Live Music Where Musicians Get Paid

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Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 13.27.21 Musicians have a need to perform, whether it’s a subway platform or a stage. But they also need money to create their art. Street musicians get tips. But what if you allowed more people to view the performances beyond who are in front of the musicians at that moment? appLOUD is a new startup with a clever new app.

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Microsoft Is Getting Rid Of Clip Art

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clipart There are many things that the next generation of geek won’t get to experience.
The sound of the 56k modem connecting when your parents are sleeping in the next room.
Burning CDs.
Being somewhere and not knowing something, and just having to deal with it because you don’t have a space computer with pretty much all of humanity’s collective knowledge in your pocket.

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5 Great TVs

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There are some fantastic HDTVs on the market today. No matter what size and price you’re considering, you’ll find something on this list to check out.

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