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Among crowdsourced Q&A sites, the winner may be whoever can answer the business question first.

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Among crowdsourced Q&A sites, the winner may be whoever can answer the business question first.

Can a Q&A Site Be a Real Business? $14M Will Help ChaCha Find Out

ChaCha, a website where you can ask about anything and get answers from volunteers or the site’s database of 2 billion queries, doesn’t have a response yet to one big question: Is crowdsourced Q&A a standalone business? Enter that into...

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TranscribeMe has raised a total of $1.5 million to develop its text-to-speech service.

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TranscribeMe has raised a total of $1.5 million to develop its text-to-speech service.

TranscribeMe Takes On Apple’s Siri With Man and Machine

Note to self: Good speech-to-text services aren’t cheap. TranscribeMe, a startup that charges customers between $1 and $3 per minute for audio transcription powered by people and machines, closed a round of about $900,000 last week, co-founder Alexei Dunayev said in...

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Nextdoor co-founder Nirav Tolia said the funding values the company at more than $100 million.

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Nextdoor co-founder Nirav Tolia said the funding values the company at more than $100 million.

Nextdoor’s $18.6M Funding Values Startup at Over $100M, CEO Says

While Facebook can help people connect to family and friends from around the world, it’s seldom used to connect folks who live on the same street. For a typical user on the social network, neighbors make up just 2 percent...

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Venture capitalists have been pouring money into online education services this year.

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Venture capitalists have been pouring money into online education services this year.

NEA Boosts Education Bet, Leads $25M Investment in Edmodo

Education has long been a challenging market for startups because it’s hard to sell into school systems and students tend not to be flush with cash. New Enterprise Associates thinks that’s ancient history. The venture capital firm announced today it...

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ThisLife has facial recognition technology that can be used on the photos you upload.

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ThisLife has facial recognition technology that can be used on the photos you upload.

ThisLife Raises $2.75 Million to Bring Family Photos, Videos Together

Andrea and Matt Johnson wanted a single Website to conveniently store and display all of the photos and videos of their three kids, along with notes on the crazy things they’ve uttered. However, they couldn’t find one that met their needs....

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Codecademy co-founder Zach Sims said the site is considering building a career-matching service.

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Codecademy co-founder Zach Sims said the site is considering building a career-matching service.

Codecademy Raises $10M, Sees Job Service as Part of Its Future

  Codecademy, a free website that has taught computer programming to 5 million users, also wants to find them jobs. The New York-based startup, which announced today it raised $10 million in a funding round led by Index Ventures, is...

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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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ODesk has 300,000 businesses using its software to help find, hire and pay contracted workers in remote locations.

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ODesk has 300,000 businesses using its software to help find, hire and pay contracted workers in remote locations.

T. Rowe Price Deepens Startup Bet With Investment in ODesk

T. Rowe Price is bolstering its bet on technology startups, and no longer just the ones that get all the headlines. Following investments in Facebook, Twitter, Zynga and Angie’s List among others, the mutual fund company today led a $15...

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