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Mobile Minutes: App Annie, Apple, Dish Network, 2014 tech trends

App Annie raises $17M, acquires app analytics competitor Distimo
App analytics and data company App Annie Ltd. has purchased competitor Distimo Holding B.V. to establish a foothold in Europe and has raised $17 million to finance part of the deal.
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Apple buying Beats for $3 billion
Apple is officially buying Beats for $3 billion, just shy of the rumored price leaked a few weeks ago, the companies announced Wednesday.
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Satellite TV operator Dish Network to accept bitcoins
Satellite TV operator Dish Network said it would accept bitcoin payments from customers from the third quarter, joining companies such as Inc and Zynga Inc in accepting the digital currency.
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The most important technology trend of 2014, according to Mary Meeker
Every year, the entire technology industry stops whatever it?s doing for an hour to hear what influential analyst Mary Meeker thinks are the most important trends playing out on the internet.
Click here to read more on Forbes