• Trending on the Ticker

  • Amazon ($153.82B mkt cap) prepares an advertising platform called Amazon Sponsored Links; ads will roll out starting w/ Amazon pages currently served by Google ads, WSJ reports; Amazon reportedly reached out to potential ad partners, saying the svc would be avail later this yr & provide access to its 250M active users; data on those customers will facilitate targeted ads & competition w/ Google & Microsoft in other mkts - Link

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  • @SpaceX's Falcon 9R vehicle explodes during a test flight in McGregor, TX on Fri; SpaceX released a statement saying an anomaly was detected & the mission was automatically terminated, & that the flight pushed the F9R's boundaries further than prev tests.

    CEO @ElonMusk tweeted: "Three engine F9R Dev1 vehicle auto-terminated during test flight. No injuries or near injuries. Rockets are tricky." Link


    Video via @Garrettishere, @NASASocial alum & astronaut hopeful


  • @Zumigo1, a startup offering location-based marketing and verification, raises $6M B led by @intelcapital w/ participation from @AlignedPartners & the Wells Fargo startup accelerator; the startup currently operates in the US & India & plans to enter the UK mkt next; Zumigo has raised $7.7M to date - Link

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  • The UK parent of e-recruiting co @Amris_ATS acquires @ZAOdotcom, a social network focused on HR referrals; the terms of the deal are undscl; The Internet Corp Ltd will incorporate Zao's tech into Amris; Zao provides monetary rewards for completed emp referrals, which are screened by the software; Zao has raised $1.3M to date - Link

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  • Google's Knowledge Vault is an autonomous fact database that builds itself; it scours various resources for new facts & uses big data & machine learning to verify them; it's based on Google's crowd-sourced Knowledge Graph, which stalled in growth due to human limitations; Knowledge Vault represents the largest repository of knowledge in the history of the world; it could change the way computers interpret & answer our questions - Link

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