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Verizon Telematics provides automakers such as Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz with emergency services, navigation, and remote vehicle diagnostics. Verizon is developing new services such as driving data-collection for insurers and aftermarket telematics for the 200 million vehicles not connected to the Internet.
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Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. But, sources said IBM offered to pay about three-times Silverpop's $80 million-to-$90 million in annual revenue, which is in line with what Salesforce reportedly offered several years ago.
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LatentGesture learns a person’s ‘touch signature,’ then continuously compares it to how the current user is interacting with the device. If the movements don’t match the owner’s unique touch signature, the system recognizes the differences and can be programmed to lock the device.
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Raleigh-based Sensus, which is expected to announce the acquisition next week, paid nearly $5 million for the two-year-old startup, according to sources. Sensus is expected to invest in, and expand, Verdeeco’s Midtown operations.
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News Distribution Network (NDN) was the 4th largest online video property in the U.S. in January. NDN would be a critical player in Yahoo’s strategy to build an online video business — a priority for CEO Marissa Mayer.
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Verizon Telematics provides automakers such as Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz with emergency services, navigation, and remote vehicle diagnostics. Verizon is developing new services such as driving data-collection for insurers and aftermarket telematics for the 200 million vehicles not connected to the Internet.
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BitPay's software tools allow online merchants to collect payments over the bitcoin peer-to-peer payment network. The company plans to add 60 jobs and is expanding its Buckhead headquarters.
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Beltline & Co will assemble the best designers, developers and founders in the city. All of the activity around startups in Atlanta is great, but the elephant in the room is that we have a nascent consumer scene that has no catalyst.
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Pindrop has quadrupled its office space, leasing 12,000 square feet at Biltmore Hotel. The Georgia Tech spinoff, which is developing phone call fraud-busting technology plans to double its workforce.
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Georgia Tech researchers want to kill the smartphone passcode with
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Smart meter maker Sensus to acquire Atlanta data startup Verdeeco - Atla...
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IBM in acquisition talks with Atlanta's Silverpop - Atlanta Business Chr...
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While the world obsessively reads the tea leaves on Apple's impending foray into wearables and televisions, the electronics giant is motorin

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The historic Flatiron Building in downtown Atlanta could be redeveloped into an incubator to foster entrepreneurship in the city's core.