2015

May 29th, 2015
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Pacific Biosciences has worked hard over the past year and a half to demonstrate that its DNA sequencer, the RS II, can do something no other instrument can: assemble a whole human genome from scratch, without using an existing reference genome as a template. The process, known as de novo assembly, is harder and more costly than mapping to a reference genome, but it also reveals important information about the most complex types of variation in our genetic makeup.
May 28th, 2015
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New York City-based CA (Nasdaq: CA) said Rally agreed to be acquired for $19.50 per share, which would total about $480 million. The deal is scheduled to close this fall, in CA’s second fiscal quarter.
May 7th, 2015
Social media companies have been taking a beating on Wall Street after several — Twitter, LinkedIn and Yelp — posted sales that underwhelmed the market.
April 29th, 2015
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These apparel companies want to shake up the fashion industry. Here's what makes them unique.
March 27th, 2015
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In 2009, Ajit Gupta emerged from an early retirement to start Aryaka Networks Inc., a company that lets corporate customers bypass the public Internet to access bandwidth-hogging business services such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft MSFT +0.72% Office 365, even in areas of the world where delivery of those services can be shaky.
March 24th, 2015
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Kabbage has taken root in the U.S. and UK markets as a platform where small businesses can quickly apply for and receive working capital loans — with Kabbage making fast decisions about eligibility through a mix of smart algorithms and online and offline data sources. Now the startup is growing its business on two fronts. It’s kicking off a new white-label offering where third parties will power loan services using Kabbage’s technology. And through its first white-label partner, it is expanding to a third market, Australia, its first in Asia Pacific.
March 20th, 2015
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Event ticketing company Ticketfly Inc. announced the purchase of the MRG Group’s in-house ticketing service, Northern Tickets. The deal adds a number of new venues to Ticketfly’s roster, including the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver and Adelaide Hall in Toronto. The purchase also brings the company’s list of Canadian partners to over 120.
March 19th, 2015
March 9th, 2015
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People Pattern, an Austin startup, is fittingly staging its coming out party at this year’s SXSW.