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  • Healthrageous Lands $6.5M To Help You Take Control Of Your Health (With Data)

    Healthrageous Lands $6.5M To Help You Take Control Of Your Health (With Data)

    Founded in 2010, Boston-based Healthrageous has developed a platform that helps individuals, employers, health providers and everyone in between, to prevent and manage chronic health conditions. The startup’s platform collects biometric data from users various health-tracking devices, which it combines with information on their personal preferences to assist in setting goals, action… Read More

  • Locu Launches To Merchants: Now Local Businesses Can Update Once To Publish Prices To Web, Mobile & Facebook

    Locu Launches To Merchants: Now Local Businesses Can Update Once To Publish Prices To Web, Mobile & Facebook

    Locu, a Boston-based local business data provider born out of Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s lab at MIT, is today officially launching its commerce dashboard for merchants. The company, which raised a $4 million Series A round led by General Catalyst in April, offers a proprietary system that can extract structured data about local businesses from their not-so-structured websites. Read More

  • GigaOm’s Structure Europe Conference Will Dive Deep Into The Cloud

    GigaOm’s Structure Europe Conference Will Dive Deep Into The Cloud

    We don’t often try to get the word out about conferences put on by other blogs here at TechCrunch, but we’re about to. Because reasons. Namely: 1) We, as TechCrunch, will probably never ever ever, ever ever host a European cloud-computing conference and someone sure as heck needs to. 2) The folks at Gigaom are our friends, particularly founder, thought leader and king of the kind… Read More

  • Data Markets: The Emerging Data Economy

    Data Markets: The Emerging Data Economy

    Editor’s note: Gil Elbaz is an entrepreneur and pioneer of natural language technology. In 1998, he co-founded Applied Semantics, which developed contextual advertising products, including ASI’s AdSense. In 2003, Google acquired ASI, and after a four-year stint at Google, Gil found Factual in 2007. Follow him on Twitter.  The term data market brings to mind a traditional structure… Read More

  • Startup Success Requires The Drive For Data

    Startup Success Requires The Drive For Data

    Editor’s note: Jeff Ma is the founder of tenXer, a startup that provides tools to help people better understand their performance, progress, and productivity at work. Previously, he helped start GolfSpan.com, CircleLending, and Citizen Sports. Follow him on Twitter. The first thing you learn when you start playing Blackjack is something called basic strategy – a decision… Read More

  • Here’s What Goes Into Making Google Maps, Will Apple Be Able To Recalculate?

    Here’s What Goes Into Making Google Maps, Will Apple Be Able To Recalculate?

    Everywhere you turned last week, there was another story about iOS 6 Maps. Some feel like it’s a great new direction for Apple, but people like me feel like we’re left with an ugly experience that shouldn’t have been introduced to the public in its current state. Read More

  • Speed’s Other Needs

    Speed’s Other Needs

    Editor’s note: Michael Weinberg is a staff attorney at Public Knowledge, an organization that preserves the openness of the Internet and the public’s access to knowledge; promotes creativity through balanced copyright; and upholds and protects the rights of consumers to use innovative technology lawfully. Michael focuses primarily on copyright, issues before the FCC and… Read More

  • Are You Ready For Developers To Get Into Your Genes? 23AndMe Is, Launches API

    Are You Ready For Developers To Get Into Your Genes? 23AndMe Is, Launches API

    One of the magical things about the Internet, and software in general, is that when you have a huge platform that is home to a large load of data, you can do cool things by opening it up a little bit. Genetic discovery company 23andMe has decided to open up an API to let developers build cool things on top of your genetic information. It’s not as creepy as it sounds, because your… Read More

  • Kippt, Pinboard Help Digg Users Find New Home For Old Data [Here's How]

    Kippt, Pinboard Help Digg Users Find New Home For Old Data [Here's How]

    After Digg’s long fall, Betaworks acquired the site in July and put its News.me team in charge. Six weeks later, the new operators launched a complete overhaul of Digg. However, while interest in Digg had remained (a surprising amount, according to new CEO John Borthwick), the new site removed user access to old data, i.e. everything Digg users had ever posted to the old iterations of… Read More

  • One Step Shy Of An IPO, Telco Friend Openet Picks Up $21M Series D Led By Japan’s NS Solutions

    One Step Shy Of An IPO, Telco Friend Openet Picks Up $21M Series D Led By Japan’s NS Solutions

    Waiting for the public markets to show a little more promise for tech IPOs, Openet has today announced that it’s completed a Series D round of funding totaling $21 million: $16 million in equity funds and $5 million in long term debt. Openet is a Dublin, Ireland-based developer of transaction management software used by 80 network operators in 28 countries — including AT&T… Read More