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QuickFire Networks Acquired By Facebook
San Diego-based QuickFire Networks, a developer of technology being aimed at speeding encoding of streaming video, has been acquired by Facebook, the company announced on its website Thursday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. QuickFire Networks, which was led by Craig Y. Lee, said it would be winding down its business operations, and that key members of its team will be joining Facebook to work on the company's video streaming efforts. QuickFire used graphical processing unit techn (More info...)

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TurboTax Kicks Off Tax Filing Season, Extends Free Filing To States
Intuit's TurboTax division has kicked off the tax filing year, saying Thursday that it has rolled out its free, online filing of tax returns for Americans. TurboTax--which has for a number of years offered up free filing of federal returns--said this year, it will be also be filing state tax returns at no cost for its users. The company--whose TurboTax software division is based in San Diego--said that its free filing product will be zero cost an expected 60 million Americans who file 1040A and (More info...)

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Zingy Looks To Create Uber For Dog Walkers
Do you love walking dogs? A new, Los Angeles-based startup, Zingy, is looking to create a new, online marketplace to connect dog owners with other dog lovers to help walk their dogs. According to Zingy, it has created a new, on-demand pet service which provides dog owners with access to a community of trusted dog walkers. The new marketplace startup said it is aimed at helping dog lovers earn additional income, and to help create meaningful and rewarding employment opportunities. The new startup (More info...)

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Shopatron Ties With Mozu, Brand Labs
San Luis Obispo-based Shopatron, which develops cloud-based online order management software, said Thursday that it has partnered with e-commerce provider Mozu and Brand Labs. The companies said the effort is aimed at helping retailers with their e-commerce efforts. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Shopatron helps provide software to help fulfill e-commerce orders for retailers, handling such efforts as in-store pickup, shipping from stores, drop shipping, and more. Shopatron is (More info...)

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