David Eun Explains Samsung’s Silicon Valley Invasion

Samsung makes a wide variety of devices — smartphones, televisions, refrigerators. What happens when you connect them all together?
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Setting Up Shop in the Valley and NYC, Samsung Aims to Boost Its Software Side

Samsung’s new open-innovation center aims to court precious developers.
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Menlo Ventures’ Pishevar and Goldman’s Stanford to Found Sherpa, a Startup Aimed at Making New Startups

Can the pair carry the load for new companies?
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Sites Target Helping College Grads With Empty Pockets

A pair of new startups — Tuition.io and Pave.com — are trying to find ways to profit off the potential success of college grads who need help starting out.
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Cap That Raises $2.3 Million to Skin Your Next iPhone

Custom merch creation company Cap That announced Tuesday that it raised $2.3 million in series B funding, backed by Canadian start-up incubator Intertainment Media. Much akin to companies like Cafe Press and Zazzle, Cap That allows users to upload video or Instagram photos they’ve taken, and imprint a captured still image on merchandise like smartphone covers, T-shirts, coffee mugs and wall art.

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New Mobile Game Incubator Execution Labs Opens in Canada

Execution Labs, a new incubator focused on the development of mobile games, has launched in Montreal. Participating companies will get funding, shared work space and access to the founders, mentors and marketing partners like GameStop, in return for a revenue share and equity stake. The co-founders are Jason Della Rocca, former director of the International Game Developers Association; Alexandre Pelletier-Normand, former head of deployment at Gameloft; and Keith Katz, former VP Monetization at OpenFeint (now Gree). The incubator has raised more than $1 million from investors, including BDC Venture Capital, Real Ventures and White Star Capital.

Silicon Snowbank: A New Incubator for Buffalo to Give Local Start-Ups a Different Set of Wings

Chicken wings, check! Time for tech to take off in the Queen City.
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Betting on Bitcoin: Coinbase Wants to Be the PayPal of Internet-Only Currency

Pass Go, collect 200 Bitcoins.
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i/o Ventures Sets Up Shop in Hollywood