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After 15 Years, Maine's Laptops-in-Schools Initiative Fails To Raise Test Scores

Education
Finextra

Smarsh adds voice archiving with acquisition of London-based Cognia

Finextra

Simple lays off ten percent of staff in bid to return to tech roots

GeekWire

Simple lays off more than 30 employees as top executives depart banking company

Acquisition
PE Hub

Ampersand-backed Roadrunner Pharmacy sold to Vets First Choice

Health Apps & Services
Adweek

College Football Is an Epic Battleground in Wieden + Kennedy's First Work for Fox Sports

Film Sports
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ACLU sues Maine's governor for deleting Facebook comments and blocking users

Legal US elections
SiliconANGLE Media

How SnappyData is enriching Spark as a hybrid database - SiliconANGLE

Cloud
Xconomy

Boston Tech Watch: Vets First Choice, nToggle, VoltDB, Embark & More

Funding
$2,400,000 Venture capital
GeekWire

Sightbox raises $2.4M to grow contact lens and eye exam membership program

Funding Costs
$223,000,000 Venture capital
PE Hub

Vets First Choice pulls in $223 mln

Funding Apps & Services Health
GeekWire

Banking startup Simple opens Seattle office with 20 employees, hires marketing vet Shauna Causey

City life Employment
$8,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
PE Hub , GeekWire , PE Hub

Bright.md nabs $8 mln Series B

Funding Health
$773,330 Seed fund
TechCo

NBT Solutions Closes Seed Round Led by Maine Venture Fund and CEI Ventures

Acquisition
PE Hub

PE-backed Viewpoint to buy Dexter + Chaney

Cloud Manufacturing
Tnooz

Startup pitch: TripGrid is looking to bring order to corporate travel

Travel
Adweek

Wieden + Kennedy Made 100 Ass-Shaped Vases for London Pride Week

Adweek

Wieden + Kennedy's First Ads for Instagram Were Made Almost Entirely Within the Stories App

Film
GeekWire

Thousands of Kickstarter backers still waiting on Coolest Cooler may have to wait another 3 years

Crowdfunding
$12,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
PE Hub

Fishpeople Seafood nabs $12 mln Series B

Food & Beverage Funding Technology