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khosla venturesKhosla Ventures, a major VC company, is raising a fresh round of $400 million in seed funding as it looks to expand its portfolio in the upcoming year. According to the latest SEC filing by the company, the company hasn’t sold its allocation for the new Seed C fund. Khosla Ventures as founded by Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems.

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adobe acquires fotoliaAdobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Fotolia, a leading marketplace for royalty-free photos, images, graphics and HD video, for approximately $800 million in cash.

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mongodb acquires wiredtigerMongoDB announced that it has acquired WiredTiger and its storage engine technology. The company has also ended up getting some star hires as a part of the deal, including Dr. Michael Chahill and Keith Bostic.

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asigra cloud backup office365Sensitive data is present everywhere and companies of all sizes need to adopt data-centric approach to save themselves in a climate of advanced threats and breaches. Companies need to adopt data protection that makes backup and recovery reliable, secure and efficient.

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microsoft sway appMicrosoft announced that it will be removing the waitlist system for its content presentation and aggregation app Sway. Now anyone with a Microsoft account can simply sign up, and start using Sway right away. Microsoft also announced that it is adding additional features to its app.

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centurylink acquires cognilyticsCenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced the acquisition of Cognilytics, provider of advanced predictive analytics and Big Data solutions to mid-sized and large enterprises. Cognilytics helps businesses convert "data to decisions" through deep expertise in Big Data deployment, management, advanced decision sciences, predictive analytics and data visualization.

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google ventures 2014Google Ventures, Google’s venture capital firm, had a rocking year! The company managed to cross some record numbers in terms of investments, exits, and other VC metrics.

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altiscaleAltiscale, Inc., a leading innovator in Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS) solutions, announced it has raised $30 million in Series B funding. This latest round of funding is led by Northgate, with participation from previous investors Sequoia Capital and General Catalyst Partners.

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web designing quicklistsWeb development and designing has seen a major shift when it comes to using tools and services over all these years. From rebuilding the wheel completely, to simply making use of open libraries and platforms, to using simpler templates and boilerplates to work on a web design, all these tools have come of age.

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wavemakerWaveMaker, Inc. provides WaveMaker Enterprise - aPaaS software for rapid application delivery of enterprise custom apps. WaveMaker Enterprise provides benefits such as visual rapid application development, out of the box support for security, web services integration and data modelling, high performance cloud platform based on Docker containers, a self-service management console that provides simplified administration and many more such features.