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1 THE SHIRAZI TIMES September 16, 2013

2 IN THE NEWS Governor Patrick No Longer in Support of Mass. #TechTax The implementation of the tech tax on August 1st sparked a vehement uproar from Massachusetts' technology community. With the future of the state's innovation economy in mind, Bay State businessmen and women have since called for not only a clarification of the levy's language, but also a repeal of the service tax that was projected to raise nearly $500 million–far more than the estimate $160 million–for the government. Monday evening, companies big and small were finally able to breathe a sigh of relief when, after hearing the grievances of Massachusetts' technology executives, Governor Deval Patrick officially retracted his support of the tech tax in an interview with the Boston Globe: Its time for it to go. Im persuaded that the impact to our reputation is too problematic. Weve worked really, really hard to establish ourselves as an innovation hub in the world, and we ought not do anything that compromises that. mass-techtax/ How to get the best developer talent working for you: contract a community to-get-the-best-developer-talent-working- for-you-contract-a- community/#K5eRULBWq48MDxxD.99 to-get-the-best-developer-talent-working- for-you-contract-a- community/#K5eRULBWq48MDxxD.99 Facebook will get to 6B users by helping developers, says Zuckerberg cebook-will-get-to-6b-users-by- helping-developers-says- zuckerberg/#EIH4ebDHWb3HJkCs.99http://venturebeat.com/2013/09/11/fa cebook-will-get-to-6b-users-by- helping-developers-says- zuckerberg/#EIH4ebDHWb3HJkCs.99 Open-source code: by the people, for the people -source-code-by-the-people-for-the- people/#XqwfETE3b8Sglv7H.99http://venturebeat.com/2013/08/29/open -source-code-by-the-people-for-the- people/#XqwfETE3b8Sglv7H.99 The developers guide to interviewing e-developers-guide-to-interviewing/ How To Answer The Interview Question, 'How Much Money Do You Currently Make? w-to-answer-the-interview-question-how-much- money-do-you-currently-make/

3 VENTURE CAPITAL Boston Cambridge-based social media management software firm MarketMeSuite raises $1.25M to expand social media management software. Social network for doctors Quanita gets $10M ZappRx gets $1M for its e-prescription app Paydiant raises another $15M for its white-label mobile payments platform Salsify raises $8M to help e-retailers control data about their products California Slammed by product demand, Jawbone gets another $100M Online media company Maker Studios raises another $26M Matterport sees the world through 3D images with $10M Insightly gets $10M Salsify raises $8M to help e- retailers control data about their products NewsWhip gets $1.1 million seed round to help you find breaking news HourlyNerd gets $750K to help MBA students and small businesses work together Joota grabs $700K for its content-focused social network Eventbrite makes first acquisitions in 7 years, buys Lanyrd and Eventioz New York Zazma raises $10M to float small businesses with short term loans Commonbond raises $100M to conquer growing threat of student debt Hearsay Social raises $30M more to play catch up with Hootsuite Spotify might be raising another huge round at a $5.27B valuation Datapipe buys Tel Aviv- based Newvem to enhance public, private, and hybrid clouds Chicago AdYapper scoops up $1.2M to tell you if ads are actually seen

4 TALENER CLIENTS IN THE NEWS OwnerIQ aims to bring its ad tech to 'every major brand' Boston-based OwnerIQ expects major revenue growth this year as the firm expands the number of major brands using its novel online ad-targeting service, CEO and co- founder Jay Habegger said in an interview. In the fall of 2012, he had said the company expected to reach $30 million in revenue for that year. Habegger declined to say how much revenue the firm ended up receiving in 2012, but said he expects OwnerIQ's annual revenue will double for 2013 compared to last year. s/2013/09/owneriq-aims-to-bring-novel-ad- tech.html Trio of Massachusetts firms behind device to detect Molly, other drugs Hundreds of narcotics detection devices dubbed TruNarc are being used globally - and more than a dozen in Massachusetts - to help law enforcement officials detect drugs such as cocaine, bath salts and Molly, a MDMA, a pure form of ecstasy which has been linked to deaths in Boston, New York, and DC. Three local companies - Altitude Inc., Ahura and Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO) - have been involved with the design, development and rollout of TruNarc, a device they say helps law enforcement in their fight against drugs, especially with the rapid abuse of synthetic drugs such as Molly or Menthylone. h/2013/09/trio-of-massachusetts-firms- behind.html This is how Elon Musk designs rockets in immersive 3D virtual reality m/2013/09/06/this-is- how-elon-musk- designs-rocket-in- immersive-3d-virtual- reality/#rF4goT3Ax0KJ Hpld.99 m/2013/09/06/this-is- how-elon-musk- designs-rocket-in- immersive-3d-virtual- reality/#rF4goT3Ax0KJ Hpld.99

5 UPCOMING BOSTON MEETUPS Power Play: When Tech & Sports Combine Wednesday, September 18, :30 PM to 9:00 PM Cambridge, MA nBoston/events/ / MIT Museum Startup Showcase Mobile Monday Boston Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) Cambridge, MA eorg.eventbrite.com/ Boston Girl Geek Dinner 5 Boston Girl Geeks Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) Cambridge, MA es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=93 HTML5 Game Development Monthly Meetup Wednesday, October 16, :00 PM Bocoup Loft 355 congress street 2nd Floor Boston, MA m/Boston-HTML5- Game- Development/events/ /?a=mr1_grp& rv=mr1&_af_eid= &_af=event Demos, Drinks and Discussions about mobile development (21+) Monday, September 16, :00 PM to 9:00 PM Ned Devine's 1 Faneuil Hall Market Pl Boston Boston, MA p/events/ / 3 lightning UX talks in 1 night + free beer/pizza Thursday, September 19, :00 PM DockYard 101 Tremont St, Boston, MA ents/ / IT Job Seekers Greater Boston Meetup Wednesday, September 25, :00 PM Tavern in the Square - Central Square 730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA m/BostonITJobSeekers/ events/ / September Boston Sports Tech Meetup Wednesday, September 25, :00 PM Game On! 82 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA Sports-Tech- Meetup/events/ / Drupal presentation with Moshe Weitzman Wednesday, October 2, :00 PM Microsoft N.E.R.D. Center One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 1 st floor vents/ / Mobile Site development and RWD - new research and field updates Thursday, September 19, :00 PM Wayfair Offices 177 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 24th floor Mobile-Experience-Optimization- Group/events/ /

6 UPCOMING NYC MEETUPS Front-end Medley Tuesday, September 17, :30 PM Shuttertstock 60 Broad Street, New York, NY ndcoders/events/ / NYC Mobile Forum GLASS Tuesday, September 24, :30 PM AOL Ventures 770 Broadway, 6th Floor New York, NY Price: $10.00/per person e/events/ / TechSeri.es Networking! (Happy Hour #10 | September) Tuesday, September 24, :30 PM to 8:30 PM Galway Hooker 7 East 36th Street (b/w 5th and Madison) New York, NY ts/ / Tech Cocktail's New York City Mixer & Startup Showcase sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark Tech Cocktail Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT) New York, NY es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=5

7 UPCOMING CHICAGO MEETUPS CloudCamp Chicago Roof Deck Social Wednesday, September 25, :00 PM to 9:00 PM TechNexus 20 N Wacker Drive - 15th floor roof deck, Chicago, IL Chicago-Cloud-Computing- Meetup- Group/events/ / Tech Cocktail's Chicago Mixer & Startup Showcase sponsored by Cars.com Speaker Series Tech Cocktail Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT) Chicago, IL es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=6 Chicago Innovation Showcase Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT) Chicago, IL es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=4 Start-Up to Grown-Up Social Enterprise Alliance- Chicago Chapter Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT) Chicago, IL nt/ /es2/?rank=9

8 HAPPY MONDAY!


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