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  • @foundersfund establishes FF Science for science-related investments; FF Science will be for seed-stage investments that deal w/ aeronautics, advanced computing, energy, life sciences & nanotech; the firm is looking to invest in 'incorporated businesses w/ established teams' that are aiming to solve 'important problems' in the world - Link

  • @Vevo's owners are looking for a new investor to take control of the co, @Recode reports; they are reportedly 'floating valuations' of $1B+; the site is primarily controlled by Universal Music & Sony Music, but Google & Abu Dhabi Media are also investors; Vevo currently operates at a loss & the owners are forced to inject capital to keep it running - Link
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  • The DIY smart home market could reach $7.8B by '19, acc to @Forbes; that represents a 43% annual growth rate; this is b/c prices have lowered & ease of use has gone up, w/ most devices requiring only a mobile device for control; things could get easier w/ co's like Apple, Google, & Qualcomm doing more 'heavy lifting' behind the scenes - Link
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  • @SpaceX President @GwynneShotwell predicts a successful future for the co; in a recent interview w/ Marketplace radio, she said the co will send people to Mars in as little as 10 yrs; she also stated that by 2100 or 2200, the co will be the 'most widely used space transport company in the... let's call it the Solar System,' & that it will be 'great if it were in the galaxy.' - Link
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  • @Samsung plans to open a $300M R&D center in Silicon Valley & 'hire like crazy,' acc to @businessinsider; the center will open by summer '15; 'Samsung strategically determined the best pool of talent in the U.S would be in the Bay Area,' exec Bob Brennan said. 'We found that investment in Silicon Valley brought back some unique value to the business.'; the 1.1M sq ft facility will be the NA headquarters for Samsung's Device Solutions department - Link
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