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Booting Up: Shazam ID’s Its Way to Fresh Funding, WebTV Gets the Ax

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New York Times’ sugardaddy Carlos Slim is investing $40 million into music discovery app Shazam. The company plans to use the little treat to bolster its television feature that can identify a commercial’s song and direct users to their website. [Reuters]

Facebook’s improved Graph Search rolls out to “several hundreds of millions” of people who use American English this week. [ABC News]

The overal median age of workers in the tech industry is very, very young. Eight of the 32 companies surveyed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the median age was just 30 years old or younger. For example, Facebook’s median age is 28 and Google’s is 29. [New York Times]

Solar Impulse’s plane, which was powered entirely by the sun, landed successfully from its cross-country jaunt in New York over the weekend. [TechCrunch]

Aw, remember MSN TV (née WebTV)? If not, don’t worry: it’s being killed off at the end of September. [AllThingsD]

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GetGlue Raises $12 M. With All Existing Investors Participating

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GetGlue, a real-time social network for users to talk about television via mobile apps, just announced a $12 million round of funding led by RHO Ventures, with existing investors TimeWarner, RRE Ventures, and Union Square Ventures all participating. The announcement comes after the New York-based company rolled out a slew of updates to its apps, including a stream of updates with embedded media, similar to the evolution of the Foursquare and Twitter apps.

This round is a series D, doubling the company’s total investment to $24 million, according to Crunchbase. Read More