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Google is trying to sniff out reporters to participate in its journalism fellowship program.

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Google is trying to sniff out reporters to participate in its journalism fellowship program.

Google to Fund — Wait for It — Journalism Fellowships

In discussions of the newspaper industry’s seemingly inevitable collapse, Google is probably most often cited as the reason why many people stopped paying for news. As the argument goes, why pay when you can find the information you need through...

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A startup called Hover can create detailed 3-D maps of city streets using aerial imagery and crowd-sourced photos.

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A startup called Hover can create detailed 3-D maps of city streets using aerial imagery and crowd-sourced photos.

Seen Flyover in Apple Maps? Startup Raises $3.1M for ‘Flythrough’ Tool

Of all the things Apple unveiled at its annual developers conference this summer, the Flyover feature of its Maps application, where users zip around a three-dimensional city skyline, elicited maybe the most applause. But what if you could actually fly...

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Babylon, an Israeli company that makes translation software, plans to go public.

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Babylon, an Israeli company that makes translation software, plans to go public.

How Do You Say ‘Google Dependent’ in Hebrew?

Babylon, which makes language-translation software, filed for an initial public offering in the U.S. that could raise $115 million for the Israeli company. Revenue is up, thanks mostly to Google. Babylon, based in Or Yehuda, Israel, offers a search toolbar...

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More than 753,000 students worldwide have signed up for Udacity since January.

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More than 753,000 students worldwide have signed up for Udacity since January.

Udacity Raises $15 Million as Money Pours into Online Education

  Udacity, the digital university co-founded by artificial intelligence and robotics pioneer Sebastian Thrun, has raised $15 million, joining a crop of online education startups to attract venture capital this year. The financing was led by Andreessen Horowitz and included...

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Developers of software for helping marketers setup social networking campaigns were hot acquisition targets this summer.

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Developers of software for helping marketers setup social networking campaigns were hot acquisition targets this summer.

How Long Will This $1 Billion Industry Last?

Between May and July, life was good for companies developing social-media tools for marketers. Acquisitions during that time valued three companies in the industry at more than $1 billion combined. First, Oracle acquired Vitrue in a deal valued at $300 million,...

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Indonesian staff wear 'Angry Birds' masks to promote the Angry Birds official Facebook launch at a mall in  Jakarta in February.

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Indonesian staff wear 'Angry Birds' masks to promote the Angry Birds official Facebook launch at a mall in Jakarta in February.

Felicis Ventures Raises $70 Million to Find and Fund Next ‘Angry Birds’

Felicis Ventures, the “super angel” fund founded by early-Google employee Aydin Senkut, has closed a $70 million round of funding that will be used to invest in technology startups including those in the mobile, health and education industries. In the...

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Motorola Vice President John F. Mitchell shows off the DynaTAC portable radio telephone in New York City in 1973.

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Motorola Vice President John F. Mitchell shows off the DynaTAC portable radio telephone in New York City in 1973.

Motorola’s History Lesson for Google

(This blog was corrected. An earlier version misattributed a comment in the 16th paragraph.) With Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility now complete, a saga that Brad Stone and I explored in this week’s issue of Businessweek, a closer look at...

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