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Brad Merrill is the editor of VentureBreak.
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eBay And PayPal Will Become Separate Public Companies In 2015
15 hours ago

eBay And PayPal Will Become Separate Public Companies In 2015

eBay Inc. has decided to split its two main properties, eBay and PayPal, into separate entities. As a result of the restructuring, eBay’s current CEO and CFO will step down …
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Grooveshark May Be Looking At Its Final Days
1 day ago

Grooveshark May Be Looking At Its Final Days

A New York federal judge ruled Monday night that music streaming service Grooveshark has infringed on thousands of major label copyrights. After many years of trying to put an end …
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VentureBreak Weekly #57: Ello Selfie Drone
1 day ago

VentureBreak Weekly #57: Ello Selfie Drone

Ello, why you should always read the TOS, Amazon’s Twitch acquisition, the Jimmy John’s hack, a wearable selfie drone, verified Twitter accounts, and more.

Panel: Brad Merrill, Will Reynolds Young


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Why You Should Read The TOS: Londoners Sign Away First Born Child For Free WiFi
1 day ago

Why You Should Read The TOS: Londoners Sign Away First Born Child For Free WiFi

A group of Londoners unknowingly agreed to give up their first born child in an experiment exploring the dangers of public WiFi use.

The experiment, backed by European law enforcement …
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5K iMac To Launch With OS X Yosemite
2 days ago

5K iMac To Launch With OS X Yosemite

Reports from 9to5Mac and Jack March suggest that we’ll see a 5120 x 2880 display on a new iMac very soon. The 27-inch all-in-one machine will also have similar …
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This Wearable Drone Launches Off Your Wrist To Take Selfies For You
2 days ago

This Wearable Drone Launches Off Your Wrist To Take Selfies For You

By  •  Gadgets

Meet Nixie, the world’s first wearable selfie drone. Yes, you read that right. It’s a wearable camera that flies off your wrist to take your picture from the air, …
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Instagram Reportedly Blocked In China
2 days ago

Instagram Reportedly Blocked In China

Instagram appears to be down in mainland China as pro-democracy demonstrations are taking place in Hong Kong, according to monitoring sites and reports from users in the country.

The …
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Google To Require More Google Apps On Android Devices
4 days ago

Google To Require More Google Apps On Android Devices

According to a report by The Information, we may soon see more Google apps coming preloaded on Android devices.

Confidential documents on new contract requirements detail raising the amount of …
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Amazon’s Twitch Acquisition Is Now Complete
4 days ago

Amazon’s Twitch Acquisition Is Now Complete

Amazon’s $970 million acquisition of Twitch, the popular live video platform for gamers, was completed on Thursday. You can see the full SEC filing here, which states: “On September 25, …
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Rithmio Raises $650k For World’s First Gesture Recognition Platform With Automatic Learning
6 days ago

Rithmio Raises $650k For World’s First Gesture Recognition Platform With Automatic Learning

Rithmio, the gesture recognition software company that has developed the world’s first platform that automatically learns new user-defined gestures, has announced that it has raised $650,000 in a seed round …
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