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Teladoc to Acquire Best Doctors to Provide a Comprehensive Virtual Healthcare Delivery Platform

Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC), the nation’s first and largest telehealth platform, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Best Doctors, the world’s leading expert medical consultation company focused on improving health outcomes for the most complex, critical and costly medical issues. Teladoc is creating a new paradigm for how patients access care by delivering a powerful connected care platform – a single solution for addressing a complete spectrum of medical conditions, from non-critical, episodic needs to chronic, complicated medical conditions.  

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Opcity Nabs $27M Series A Round To Become The eHarmony For Real Estate

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Joe Horowitz Of Icon Ventures Joined Board Of Directors At NVCA

07.18.17

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Alation Raises $23 Million in Series B Funding

Alation Inc., the collaborative data company, today announced it has closed a $23 million Series B funding round led by Icon Ventures with participation from Harmony Partners, Costanoa Ventures, and Data Collective. In addition, Michael Mullany, a general partner at Icon Ventures, has joined the Alation board of directors. This round of funding positions the company to scale rapidly to meet enterprise demand for collaborative data catalogs. Alation’s data catalog is the leading choice for chief data officers (CDOs) transforming their organizations into data-driven enterprises.

Recently named the top-ranked solution for data cataloging in Dresner Advisory Services’ Wisdom of Crowds® Data Catalog Market Study, Alation leads the emergence of a new category of data management applications that enable users of self-service analytics to more easily find, understand, and trust their data. Alation’s powerful data cataloging platform combines machine learning and human insight to drive data discovery, curation, and data governance for shorter time to insight and increased data accuracy.

07.17.17

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Teladoc Completes Acquisition of Best Doctors

Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC), the nation’s first and largest telehealth platform, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Best Doctors, the world’s leading expert medical consultation company focused on improving health outcomes for the most complex, critical and costly medical issues. With its newly acquired global footprint, network of more than 50,000 medical experts, and unmatched reputation for delivering quality outcomes, Teladoc is prepared to deliver on its vision to provide a central, trusted source for patients to get resolution to their healthcare needs.

07.11.17

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TuneIn Celebrates MLB All-Star Week with the TuneIn MLB Going Gone Giveaway during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby

TuneIn, the official streaming audio partner of Major League Baseball, is celebrating MLB All-Star Week and one of the most exciting moments in sports – the home run – during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby. Celebrating the season of the long ball, TuneIn and MLB will launch the TuneIn MLB Going Gone Giveaway during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, rewarding fans FREE Premium audio of MLB on TuneIn.

06.29.17

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The Muse acquires Brand Amper to ‘amp’ up its insight into hiring companies

It’s hard to know what’s happening inside a company. Those best-places-to-work lists are helpful, but what’s great for one person might not be so great for another.

The Muse, a content-rich recruitment site whose growth depends on its ability to match job seekers and companies, knows well the challenge of getting the “full story.” Though it counts more than 500 companies as clients, and though it sends videographers into many of these companies’ offices in an attempt to capture their look and feel and fit, learning what these businesses are truly like — compared with the perception they project to the world — is challenging.

It has been until now, anyway. The Muse is hoping to tackle that problem with Brand Amper, a three-year-old Chicago-based startup whose tools enable companies to collect data like employee sentiment by inviting employees to tell stories, including through a Mad Libs-like web app.

06.23.17

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Onkyo & Pioneer Innovations Corporation Announces Rayz Smart Mute Feature, New Colors & Apple Store Availability For Rayz Plus Lightning Headphones

Onkyo & Pioneer Innovations Corporation today announces a new “Smart Mute” feature for the Rayz and Rayz Plus Lightning earphones, along with new Rayz Plus colors – Black and Rose Gold – which are available exclusively at Apple.com and at Apple Retail stores worldwide.

Rayz Plus are the first and only Lightning earphones with an inline charging node that allows you to charge the iPhone and listen to music or talk at the same time.

Rayz Plus uses Apple’s newest Lightning audio technology, powered by Avnera Corporation’s LightX platform and aims to provide simple and smart solutions for today’s mobile consumers.

“Smart Mute” Feature

This new feature for Rayz and Rayz Plus automatically mutes the microphone when a user is not speaking and unmutes the microphone when the user begins speaking again. This is ideal when taking calls in noisy environments.

Users can get Smart Mute by downloading the latest Rayz app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on the App Store and performing a Rayz software update.

06.22.17

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The New Rules of Work: The Muse Co-Founders Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos Rewrite the Job Search Playbook

You can get plenty of advice online about finding, applying for, and landing a job, and there is certainly no shortage of résumé-writing resources, interview tips, and follow-up strategies.

Job search sites will help cast a wide employment net, posting your résumé for thousands of businesses to see, and users can search a database of employers for job listings, applying to them with just a few clicks. Finding a job is partially transactional by nature, as you need employment, and a business evaluates whether it wants to pay you to be an employee.

But what if employment was approached from the standpoint of the individual’s needs? That is the question Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos set out to answer when they created The Muse, a career site that enables users to align their passions, desires, and abilities with companies in need of employees.

06.19.17

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Teladoc to Acquire Best Doctors to Provide a Comprehensive Virtual Healthcare Delivery Platform

Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC), the nation’s first and largest telehealth platform, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Best Doctors, the world’s leading expert medical consultation company focused on improving health outcomes for the most complex, critical and costly medical issues. Teladoc is creating a new paradigm for how patients access care by delivering a powerful connected care platform – a single solution for addressing a complete spectrum of medical conditions, from non-critical, episodic needs to chronic, complicated medical conditions.

 

06.7.17

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TRUSTe Transforms to TrustArc

Today we changed our name to TrustArc.  Our new name reflects our evolution from a privacy certification company into a global provider of technology powered privacy compliance and risk management solutions.

The name change also coincides with our 20th anniversary of delivering innovative privacy solutions.

The TrustArc brand will be used for all corporate communications as well as our technology platform and consulting services.  The TRUSTe brand will continue to be used for our certification offerings, including the certification seal.   While most of the changes have already been implemented on our website and collateral, some items will be transitioned over the next few weeks.

05.17.17

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Joe Horowitz Of Icon Ventures Joined Board Of Directors At NVCA

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today announced that Scott Kupor, Managing Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, will serve as the 2017-2018 Chair of the NVCA Board of Directors. His appointment was made official at the NVCA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

In addition to installing a new chair, NVCA also announced the appointment of nine new directors to its board.

Original NVCA Press Release Here

05.11.17

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Exabeam and Crowdstrike Partner to Improve Cyber Security

Leaders in Behavioral Analytics and Endpoint Protection Provide Comprehensive Protection

Exabeam, the market leader in User and Entity Behavior Analytics, today announced a new partnership with Crowdstrike, the market leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, to deliver disruptive security solutions.

As organizations move their IT operations to the cloud, the endpoint takes on greater importance for data security. Control points that once operated in the corporate data center, such as email or file system security, are no longer available as platforms for security controls in a cloud-first environment. Crowdstrike Falcon secures the endpoint by unifying next-generation AV, endpoint detection and response, and managed hunting service. Exabeam connects endpoint data from Crowdstrike with user activity data from other systems, both on the corporate network and in the cloud. For example, the combination of Exabeam and Crowdstrike can provide comprehensive intelligence across the endpoint, databases, file servers, physical security, and cloud services such as Salesforce, Github, and Office 365.

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