Report: 75 million records compromised so far in 2014

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More than 75 million records have been compromised this year in approximately 568 breaches, according to the most recent breach report by the Identity Theft Resource Center.

Last year at this time, only 439 breaches had been reported, representing a 29.4 percent increase. The breach count was last updated on September 23 and includes Home Depot’s incident, which affected at least 56 million records. The nonprofit group counts Social Security Numbers, driver’s license numbers, medical records, or payment card information as a record.

http://www.scmagazine.com/568-breaches-compromiseed-75-million-records/article/374282/

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Netpulse, a digital platform for the fitness industry, has raised $18.6 million

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Netpulse, a digital platform for the fitness industry, has raised $18.6 million in a new round of funding led byNokia Growth Partners with participation from August CapitalJavelin Venture PartnersDFJ Frontier and Docomo Capital.

Netpulse provides a digital engagement platform that integrates new fitness technology with club management systems to help fitness clubs engage with and measure results of members.

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, Netpulse provides technology for thousands of clubs in over 30 countries and has raised nearly $40 million to date.

Jarrett Neil Ridlinghafer
Founder & CEO
Synapse Synergy Group, Inc.
“Virtual Think-Tank|Incubator|Accelerator”
http://Synapsesynergygroup.com
http://EinDrive.com
http://HTML5Deck.com
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Remind, an ed-tech startup based in San Francisco, has raised $40 million

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Remind, an ed-tech startup based in San Francisco, has raised $40 million in a Series C round led by existing investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with participation from Social + Capital Partnership and First Round.

Remind has created a mobile platform to facilitate communication between teachers, parents and students, and currently sees about a million teachers and over 17 million students using its services.

Founded in 2011, Remind has raised $59 million to date and plans to use the latest cash to grow its team and expand into Western Europe.

Jarrett Neil Ridlinghafer
Founder & CEO
Synapse Synergy Group, Inc.
“Virtual Think-Tank|Incubator|Accelerator”
http://Synapsesynergygroup.com
http://EinDrive.com
http://HTML5Deck.com
LinkedIn Profile: LinkedIn.com/in/jnridlinghafer
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Email: info@synapsesynergygroup.com

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Credit Karma, a consumer credit startup based in San Francisco, has raised $75 million

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Credit Karma, a consumer credit startup based in San Francisco, has raised $75 million in growth funding from previous investors Google CapitalTiger Global Management, and Susquehanna Growth Equity at a valuation of over $1 billion.

Credit Karma provides free credit scores and helps users search for financial products like credit cards, loans and mortgages.

Founded in 2007, Credit Karma has raised $193 million to date and will use the latest financing to back further growth and product innovation

Jarrett Neil Ridlinghafer
Founder & CEO
Synapse Synergy Group, Inc.
“Virtual Think-Tank|Incubator|Accelerator”
http://Synapsesynergygroup.com
http://EinDrive.com
http://HTML5Deck.com
LinkedIn Profile: LinkedIn.com/in/jnridlinghafer
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Cisco pumping $1 billion more into Intercloud

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Cisco on Monday said it is expanding on its Intercloud multi-cloud service provider initiative with another $1 billion investment, designed to lead to more products, data centers and partners.

Announced six months ago, Intercloud is a global interconnection of public, private and hybrid clouds. Cisco launched Intercloud with an initial $1 billion dollar investment, and hails it and its Application Centric Infrastructure product line as the foundational elements of the Internet of Everything.

http://www.networkworld.com/article/2688819/cloud-computing/cisco-pumping-1-billion-more-into-intercloud.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_cloud_security_2014-09-30#tk.rss_cloudcomputing

Jarrett Neil Ridlinghafer
Founder & CEO
Synapse Synergy Group, Inc.
“Virtual Think-Tank|Incubator|Accelerator”
http://Synapsesynergygroup.com
http://EinDrive.com
http://HTML5Deck.com
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DHS Changed Regulation That May Have Stopped Machete Murder

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/brittany-m-hughes/dhs-changed-regulation-may-have-stopped-machete-murder

Jarrett Neil Ridlinghafer
Founder & CEO
Synapse Synergy Group, Inc.
“Virtual Think-Tank|Incubator|Accelerator”
http://Synapsesynergygroup.com
http://EinDrive.com
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Email: info@synapsesynergygroup.com

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Syrian Ambassador Warns Against ‘Dividing Terrorists into Good Terrorists and Bad Terrorists’

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/syrian-ambassador-warns-against-dividing-terrorists-good-terrorists-and-bad

Jarrett Neil Ridlinghafer
Founder & CEO
Synapse Synergy Group, Inc.
“Virtual Think-Tank|Incubator|Accelerator”
http://Synapsesynergygroup.com
http://EinDrive.com
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Secret Service Director: ‘It Will Never Happen Again’ as Iraq War Vet made it to the WH Green Room near the Presidential Quarters before being apprehended

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/issa-secret-service-must-show-clear-path-forward-regain-public-trust

Jarrett Neil Ridlinghafer
Founder & CEO
Synapse Synergy Group, Inc.
“Virtual Think-Tank|Incubator|Accelerator”
http://Synapsesynergygroup.com
http://EinDrive.com
http://HTML5Deck.com
LinkedIn Profile: LinkedIn.com/in/jnridlinghafer
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Email: info@synapsesynergygroup.com

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Jarrett Neil Ridlinghafer
Founder & CEO
Synapse Synergy Group, Inc.
“Virtual Think-Tank|Incubator|Accelerator”
http://Synapsesynergygroup.com
http://EinDrive.com
http://HTML5Deck.com
LinkedIn Profile: LinkedIn.com/in/jnridlinghafer
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