Originally dubbed 'the single currency,' the euro has been around for a decade and was in the works for another decade before it entered circulation in 2002. At the time, it was something revolutionary, a bold initiative that could have failed multiple times along the way.
Yet, it hasn't become the universal currency and the European Central Bank is now testing the boundaries of the euro.
Apple(s aapl) is aware of iMessage issues affecting iOS 7 users, telling the Wall Street Journal that only "a fraction of a percent" of iMessage users are affected. Customers on message boards have been reporting the problem with some saying the issue began after iOS 7.0.2. Regardless of when it started or what software version introduced the problem, Apple is working on a fix.
Listia, the marketplace for used and free goods, has closed a $9 million Series A led by General Catalyst, with partner Neil Sequeira joining the startup's board. As mobile growth takes off for the startup, the team will be using that financing to build out their iPhone and Android apps. It's also looking to expand internationally, although that won't happen until 2014 at the earliest.
EyeQuant, a Berlin firm that helps companies such as Google(s goog), Spotify and Barnes & Noble(s bks) figure out where their users are most likely to look, has raised $650,000 in funding. It intends to use the cash to branch out from webpage and email analysis to the mobile space and beyond.
EyeQuant is an intriguing outfit, using neuroscience as a marketing aid.
Monsanto, (s mon) the giant agricultural company, says it will acquire data analytics firm the Climate Corp. in a cash deal valued at $930 million. This deal is an obvious extension of data analytics into the world of big agriculture, but it's also a perfect example of how the combo of data and the internet of things is going to disrupt established industries in a way that traditional computing never could.
When Ars Technica tested the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 earlier this week, it noted that performance was fast. Maybe too fast. The phone showed a significant gain in speeds over the LG G2, which uses the same processor. And after some poking around the site discovered that Samsung appears to be artificially inflating benchmark scores through a code that makes the CPU act differently when running certain benchmarking programs.
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