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Live-Streaming Battle: Periscope Debuts as Meerkat Bulks Up

Two live-streaming apps will go head-to-head Thursday in a bid to fulfill Twitter users' desire to broadcast their surroundings to the world.

Catterton Leads $25 Million Funding Round for Artsy

Consumer-focused private equity firm Catterton is leading a $25 million Series C financing round for Artsy Inc., an online platform that displays works of art for aficionados and potential buyers.

Startup Lets You Share Clips From Comedy Central’s Justin Bieber Roast

Whipclip, a new app which debuts today, is designed to let people quickly, easily and legally share clips of TV shows while they are watching--starting with this Monday's "Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber," which will see the pop...Show More Summary

The Daily Startup: Flagship Ventures Raises New $537 Million Fund

Art by Mike Lucas In this morning’s Web roundup, a female investor made the top 10 for the Midas List for the first time. The SEC finalized a crowdfunding rule. And Flagship Ventures's approach to launching and funding companies helped draw investors for its new fund.

FusionOps Raises $12 Million to Help Monitor Supply Chains From the Cloud

As new products are being built faster and fulfilled faster, it is harder to get them into customers’ hands unless manufacturing and distribution can be orchestrated.

Katja Gagen: Steer Away from Cash-Hungry Tools

Katja Gagen, VP of marketing at General Catalyst: Startups should always seek to leverage innovation rather than employing a cash-hungry tool. Think “guerrilla marketing” and take to the streets. Founders and teams should use their personal networks, time and energy to promote the business and brand. Show More Summary

Apple Acquires FoundationDB

Apple bought a startup that is developing a lightning-fast database, a sign the tech giant may be seeking ways to run its software services like iMessage more efficiently.

Ayasdi Gathers $55 Million to Reveal Complex Data to Humans

One of the startup's founders pioneered the use of a branch of mathematics called topology, which is the study of shapes, to solve real-world problems.

Rubrik Emerges With $10 Million for Software-Defined Backup

The startup has developed a product that combines backup and recovery software with de-duplicated storage onto a single appliance with a Web interface.

Improbable Worlds Rounds Up $20M for Simulation Platform

Improbable Worlds Ltd. wants to make the impossible, possible. The London-based startup makes a distributed computing platform that allows developers to create and operate asynchronous 3-D events in real time at a large scale, like the...Show More Summary

Lendio Raises $20 Million to Help Connect Lenders, Borrowers

It has become tougher for small businesses to borrow from traditional lenders, so alternative sources, many enabled by startup technology companies, have begun to proliferate online.

Pao-Kleiner Closing Arguments: What to Look For

The six men and six women of the Pao-Kleiner trial jury on Tuesday have a lot to think about before they begin deliberating. We sum up the defining moments of the case.

Security Scorecard Raises $12.5M for a New Way to Assess Security Flaws

The company monitors signals from across the Internet, both as an early warning system for attacks and a way to deduce whether a company has vulnerabilities that should be fixed.

WISErg Digests $11 Million to Help Tackle Food Waste

WISErg just raised $11 million in Series B funding led by Second Avenue Partners, which supports Puget Sound startups, to expand its efforts. This was WISErg’s first institutional round of funding.

Alibaba Invests in Israeli Cyber-Focused Venture Fund

Chinese Internet giant Alibaba has invested in Israel-based venture fund Jerusalem Venture Partners, the group behind cyber security firms Cyberark and CyActive.

Kleiner Perkins’s Beth Seidenberg Says Immunotherapy Is Biotech Powerhouse

Bristol Myers Squibb Co. said last month it would acquire Flexus for $800 million in upfront cash and as much as $450 million in milestone payments.

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