• The White House has officially selected @Google exec Megan Smith as the next U.S. CTO, @FortuneMagazine reports; it will announce the appointment once 'security vetting' is finished - Link
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  • A leaked photo purportedly shows a battery for the 5.5" iPhone 6, w/ 2x the capacity of the iPhone 5S battery; the 2,915 mAh unit is made by Desay Battery, a co prev rumored to be working on iPhone 6 components - Link

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  • Fantasy sports site @FanDuel raises $70M led by Shamrock Capital Advisors w/ participation from @NBCSports Ventures, KKR, & existing investors, @FortuneMagazine reports; the site lets users participate in real-money fantasy sports games - Link
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  • Susan Lyne, CEO of @AOL's brand group, to step down from her role; she will instead run a venture fund from within the co aimed at female-led startups; the fund, tentatively dubbed Build Fund, will initially have $10M-$12M to make seed & A investments in startups that deal w/ things like e-commerce & media - Link
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  • Apple releases a statement on the recent celebrity nude photo hack; the co stated that it launched a 40-hour investigation & found that the leaked photos didn't come as a result of a breach in their systems, incl iCloud or Find my iPhone - Link

  • Alibaba partners w/ @Huawei for biometric fingerprint tech for the @Alipay Wallet app; the feature will allow mobile users to confirm payments via their fingerprint instead of a password; it will be integrated into Huawei's upcoming Mate 7 device - Link
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  • @google is prepping several @Android Wear updates for before '15, @CNET reports; the co's goal is to improve the software as quickly as possible; some features in the works incl pairing devices w/ Bluetooth headsets & using geolocation data w/ workouts - Link
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  • YouTube implements donations for content creators; YouTube takes a fraction of ea transaction: 5% plus $0.21 in the US; the feature is currently avail in Mexico, Australia, Japan & the US & can be accessed via the website & mobile app - Link

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  • @UnitusSeedFund adds $7M to its $20M India-focused Micro VC fund; new investors incl @Microsoft & @Amazon execs, @msdf_foundation, & more; the funds will be invested in Indian startups in sectors like healthcare, education, agriculture, skill dev/livelihood, tech, & basic necessities - Link
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  • 3D printer network @3DHubs raises $4.5M A led by @balderton; the service lets users find & order 3D prints from printers in their area; the network has processed 30K 3D prints & features 7.1K printers in 140 countries - Link
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