Kentucky sheriff asks drug dealers to turn in their rivals

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky sheriff’s office has posted a flyer on its Facebook page asking drug dealers to turn in their rivals. Multiple media outlets report the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office posted the flyer Monday afternoon. It features an image of a marijuana l…

Amplitude Raises $9M For A New Approach To Analytics And Pricing

amplitude screenshot Mobile analytics startup Amplitude has raised $9M in Series A funding. When we wrote about Amplitude last year, we noted that it’s trying to undercut competitors like Mixpanel with lower prices and a freemium product. Today it’s going even further in that direction with a new plan that offers Amplitude’s basic features for free, as long as you’re tracking less than… Read More

Fastly Raises $75M For Its Real-Time CDN

2015-08-04_1642 Fastly, a content delivery service (CDN) service that focuses on helping companies deliver dynamic content to their users faster, today announced that it has raised a $75 million Series D round led by ICONIQ Capital. Existing investors Amplify Partners, August Capital, Battery Ventures, IDG Ventures and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures also participated. This brings Fastly’s total… Read More

Moving On..without Ray

THE day that all pet lovers dread arrived at our home in June. The decision had to be made to let our loving, kindhearted, sweet boy Ray move on. And even though that day was some six weeks ago, I sit here still stunned and heart broken but eternally grateful …

Samsung Pay Heads To Samsung’s Smart TVs

SmartPay_TV_Main_2 Last March Samsung announced Samsung Pay — a mobile payment offering which it hopes will go head to head with Apple Pay. The service has still not rolled out yet but Samsung is expanding its payment push to smart TVs, with the launch of Samsung Pay on TV — which it says will be coming to ‘select’ 2014 and 2015 Samsung smart TVs in 32 countries initially. Read More

Plant yourself where you’re likely to bloom

Whenever my pal Loren passes over the harbor bridge in Rockport, he raises his arms in the air and says, “Look at this place! Can you believe we get to live in this place?” That kind of unbridled happiness is contagious. I’ve taken to posting Instagram photos with the tag, …

Mobile Lifecycle Marketing Firm Leanplum Raises A $11.6M Series B Round Led By Kleiner Perkins

Leanplum_Lifecycle_Engine_Campaign_View Leanplum, a service that helps developers and marketers engage with mobile users through personalized messages, dynamic UI optimization and A/B testing services, today announced that it has raised a $11.6 million Series B round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Shasta Ventures, which led the company’s $4.8 million Series A round, also participated in this round.
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I wanted to raise awareness about addiction by biking across Maine. Instead, I found all these stories

During the three years I worked part time as a counselor associate at Wellspring Women’s House, a residential treatment facility in Bangor for women in recovery, the courage of the clients and the talent of their counselors never failed to impress me. Just how transformative that mix — courage meets …

This week’s presidential debate doesn’t matter. Here’s what the media should do instead

Do not pay much attention to this week’s televised presidential debate. It has as much value as the sideshow on the carnival midway. It is far too early for candidates to square off on the vital issues facing the nation. This is the time in a campaign cycle for candidates …

American Fresh Brewhouse at Assembly Row

So I kind of took a blog vacation there for July, this post was written in the first week and I just didn’t post it but hey, better late than never, right? A couple weeks ago my wife and I took the kids on a trip down to Boston to …