Mike Rogoway / Oregonian:
Urban Airship raises $12 million from existing backers — total investment nears $60 million — The funding suggests investors retain confidence in the business after a tumultuous 12 months. (Oregonian photo) — Portland mobile alerts company Urban Airship reported $12 million …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google's DeepMind Acqui-Hires Two AI Teams In The UK, Partners With Oxford — Earlier this year Google acquired DeepMind in the UK to expand the work that it is doing in artificial intelligence, and today the company announced that it is making some more significant moves to build this out even further.
Christian Bale confirmed to play role of Steve Jobs, shooting will begin in next couple of months — Christian Bale Didn't Have to Audition for Jobs Film Role — Actor Christian Bale didn't have to audition for the role of Steve Jobs in the coming biopic of the Apple Inc. (AAPL) co-founder, according to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
New Nintendo 3DS review: vastly improved performance and 3D effect, but unusably bad cameras and outdated display tech — New Nintendo 3DS review — Portable games consoles are still a thing. — As the Wii U flounders, it's almost easy to forget that Nintendo has another console plugging away …
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Behind Google's $120M purchase of mobile enterprise startup Divide, one of NYC's biggest exits of 2014 — How 3 First-Time Founders Turned One-Third Of Their Employees Into Millionaires — And No One Found Out About It — On May 19, Google acquired a startup for $120 million in cash and stock …