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antichildporn thumb Germany to take steps against child porn

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musicpiracy thumb Report: Only 5% music downloads in 2008 were legal

According to IFPI’s Digital Music Report 2009, only 5% music downloads in 2008 were legal which means that 95% of the digital music downloads were illegal. The digital music downloads last year earned $3.7 billion. This shows that a huge amount is not being paid to the rightful owner. According to the report:

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tangoe internoded thumb Tangoe Inc. acquires InterNoded Inc.

Leading global enterprise communications lifecycle management software and technology-enabled services provider, Tangoe Inc., has made an announcement according to which the company has acquired InterNoded Inc. The later is a Waltham, Massachusetts based mobile device management solutions provider.

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ConSentry grabs $9.4 million

consentrylogo ConSentry grabs $9.4 million

Milipitas, California based IT developer ConSentry Networks has raised an amount of $9.4 million in a round of VC funding. The round was led by Accel Partners and was participated by existing investors including DAG Ventures, Invesco Private Capital, Northgate Capital, Translink Capital, and Vedanta Capital.

According to ConSentry’s CEO, Joe Golden:

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insideviewlogo InsideView raises $6.5 million in Series B

San Francisco based online sales intelligence application provider, InsideView Inc., has raised $6.5 million in the second round of funding. The round was participated by returning backers including Emergence Capital Partners and Rembrandt Venture Partners. According to InsideView’s CEO, Umberto Milletti:

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koganagorapro thumb First Australian smartphone for Google Android delayed

Kogan Agora Pro, the first Australian smartphone that was to run Google Android, has been delayed. The device was to be shipped on January 29. The reason described by the distributor for not shipping the device is that it contains a low resolution display. According to Kogan’s founder, Ruslan Kogan:

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milife logo MiLife raises money in VC funding

Technology solutions provider for weight management, MiLife, has raised money in a round of funding. The amount raised is not disclosed. New Venture Partners and Unilever Ventures participated in the round. According to a partner at New Venture Partners, Anton Arts:

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motionboxlogo Motionbox raises $6 million in the third round

New York based site for personal video sharing and storage, Motionbox, has raised $6 million in the Series C of funding. The round was led by Constellation Ventures and was participated by returning backers including Canaan Partners and SAS Investors.

According to company’s CEO, Grotstein:

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smartsheetlogo Smartsheet raises $1.25 million in Series B

Bellevue, Washington based work management tool provider, Smartsheet, has raised $1.25 million in the second round of funding. The round was led by Madrona Venture Group and was participated by the company’s executive chairman Brent Frei. The site contains over 65,000 users in more than 30 countries.

According to Smartsheet’s CEO, Brent Frei:

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servicechannellogo ServiceChannel raises funding in Series B

Albertson, New York based online tools provider, ServiceChannel, has raised an undisclosed amount in the second round of funding. The round was led by SJF Ventures. According to Alan Kelley, the managing director of SJF Ventures:

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