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  • Amazon will invest $55M & increase staff by 27% over the next 5 yrs at its Lab126 hardware operations, Reuters reports; Amazon is reportedly testing IoT products, incl a Wi-Fi device facilitating push-button ordering of household staples; the co is also interested in the wearables mkt, acc to sources - Link

  • @Evernote CEO @plibin thinks the co will be ready for an IPO in the next couple yrs; Libin says despite numerous offers, that last thing Evernote wants is an exit; the 100M user app is not profitable but is expanding in Asia w/ a possible new office in India & entrance into the Australian mkt; Evernote has raised $270M to date - Link

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  • BlackBerry's enterprise-focused Passport comes with the new BlackBerry Assistant, a Siri/Cortana equivalent that works w/ text & speech; the Passport's touch-sensitive hardware keyboard handles text selection & gestures; the device promises 30 hrs of active use & ships with Amazon Appstore for Android app downloads; BlackBerry's Blend app brings phone content & comms to other connected devices; BlackBerry also says their 'Classic' model will ship by yr's end - Link

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  • @PrestoTablet maker E la Carte raises $35M C led by @IntelCapital & @RomulusCap w/ participation from @sama & @TriplePointCap; restaurants place a Presto tablet on ea table for menu ordering, payment & games for the wait; Applebee's rolled out 100k tablets this yr; E la Carte has raised $52.5M to date - Link

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  • Biometric authentication co @Bionym raises $14M A led by @ignitionVC & @relayventures w/ participation from @ExportDevCanada, @MasterCard & @SalesforceVC; Bionym makes @NymiBand, a wristband that IDs the wearer by unique heartbeat signature; the Nymi aims to authenticate for transactions, locks & more; it can also replace passwords & PINs; Bionym has raised $15.4M to date - Link

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