Pley Secures $10 Million In Series B Funding; Launches PleyWorld To Put Lego Design In Hands Of Consumers

Pley, a LEGO subscription service known as the Netflix for LEGO, has secured $10 million in Series B funding led by Sozo Ventures, a venture fund focused on assisting US-based technology startups with global expansion. Existing investors, Floodgate, Correlation Ventures, Maven Ventures, and Allegro Venture Partners also participated in the round. The new funding will be used […]

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Expedia To Acquire Orbitz Worldwide For $12 Per Share In Cash

Expedia, Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will acquire Orbitz Worldwide, Inc., including all of Orbitz Worldwide’s brands, for $12.00 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of approximately $1.6 billion, and a premium of approximately 29% over the volume weighted average share price for the five trading days up to […]

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Hardware Accelerator AlphaLab Gear And TechShop Team Up On National Hardware Cup

AlphaLab Gear, a leading hardware accelerator based in Pittsburgh, and TechShop, a membership-based, do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio with locations nationwide, are launching the AlphaLab Gear National Hardware Cup to find the top hardware ideas in each of the eight cities where TechShop has a location.  Starting February 11 in Detroit, the AlphaLab Gear National Hardware Cup team will travel to each […]

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Under Armour Acquires Endomondo And MyFitnessPal To Establish The World’s Largest Digital Health And Fitness Community

Under Armour, a global leader in sports performance and innovation, announced the acquisition of Endomondo and MyFitnessPal, establishing ownership of the world’s largest digital health and fitness community.  These acquisitions, which supplement UA’s existing MapMyFitness and UA RECORD suite of applications, will further enable the brand to provide unparalleled health and fitness data and insight, […]

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Flipboard And Twitter Announce Syndication Of Promoted Tweets

Flipboard and Twitter announced a partnership that gives brands advertising on Twitter the ability to expand their campaigns into Flipboard’s award-winning mobile experience. With this syndication, Promoted Tweets will be displayed using new beautiful layouts on Flipboard, an environment known for visually rich, full screen brand advertising. “In our early conversations, both brands and agencies […]

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