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640x400xnetloid_google-goes-after-spotify-640x400.jpg,qf853b0.pagespeed.ic.WcDhQsCstDMusic streaming service Spotify is very near a deal to close $400 million of new funding from sources including Goldman Sachs and Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund, the Wall Street Journal reports. This would value Spotify at $8.4 billion. The new valuation would be double that of rival streaming service Pandora, which has a market capitalization of around $3.5 billion. This news comes just months after it was reported that Spotify was looking for as much as $500 million in new venture funding. The company is also said to be talking to the usual suspects of Silicon Valley venture capitalists and asset managers around the globe, according to The Wall Street Journal. This funding would be a strategic move for Spotify, beset as it will soon be by competitors like Apple's rumored Beats music service and the just-relaunched Tidal, bought by rapper and business mogul Jay Z recently. Via: BusinessInsider.com More
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Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015 02:07
healthcare_4_devices_desktop_2xApple and IBM’s partnership that has the companies working together to produce enterprise-friendly apps has expanded yet again with the addition of eight more apps designed for iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad, bringing the total number of MobileFirst apps up to now 22. The new apps are focused on the healthcare and industrial products industries, following prior announcements that saw the release of apps specific to banking and finance, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, law enforcement, retail, insurance, and more. IBM confirms there wasn’t a formal announcement about the new releases this time around as in the past, because it’s planning to go into more detail about a selection of the healthcare-related apps at the HiMSS conference taking place later this month. Of the eight new apps, the healthcare ones are perhaps some of the more interesting ones to be revealed. For example, one app, the Hospital RN app for iPhone, is working to reduce the operational costs associated with managing patient information by connecting with a hospital’s own systems, while also allowing its users to manage patient info, including discharges, right from the iPhone. And it works with Apple’s iBeacon technology in order to identify patient rooms then display the relevant patient data based on proximity. Continue Reading: TechCrunch More
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Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015 01:46