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Pindrop Security, a startup that aims to prevent and protect against phone-based fraud, has raised $11 million in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, with Citi Ventures, Webb Investment Network, Redpoint and Felicis Ventures participating. It's a given that startup life will often consist of putting out fires, but as a founder you least expect one to be started in the board room. There is no shortage of startups attacking the virtual keyboard space, as you'd expect with so much scope to improve the experience of touchscreen typing. A changing of the guard at UK carrier BT: the company has announced that it will be appointing Gavin Patterson as its new CEO effective September, to replace Ian Livingston, who is taking up a role in the UK government as the Minister of State for Trade and Investment. ThousandEyes has raised $5..5 million from Sequoia Capital and angel investors for a service that pinpoints application issues between the enterprise and cloud services. Tred, which hopes to provide a service that’s like “Uber for car test drives,” is finally launching its service to the public. ScribbleLive, from Toronto-based Scribble Media, was once nearly synonymous with the term "live blogging," but you'd be hard-pressed to find reference to that term on its site now. Travel portal TripAdvisor continues to push ahead with its mobile and social acquisitions: today the company announced that it has acquired GateGuru, a mobile app that provides real-time information on airports, weather, and flights. BIG DATA costs big bucks. Perhaps then, it should be no surprise to see ERN, the London-based startup that's planning to use Big Data to enable banks and merchants to create loyalty-based offers for cardholders, has announced that it’s raised more funding before actually managing to launch. Netflix has announced that it will begin operating in The Netherlands later this year, further expanding its European footprint.