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VMware, Nvidia and Google are collaborating to deliver virtual desktops and workstation-class graphics to Google Chromebooks. The joint solution optimizes the performance of virtual graphics applications at scale. Combined with VMware Horizon in the data center, the solution will optimize graphics and CPU utilization to allow more desktops and applications to be deployed on a single server, according to the companies.

Swift Navigation, a San Francisco-based startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology, has raised a $2.6 million seed round led by First Round, with participation from Fall Line Capital, Felicis Ventures, Kal Vepuri, Lemnos Labs, Qualcomm, through its venture capital group, Qualcomm Ventures, and VegasTechFund.

Fancred, a sports-based networking app has raised $3 million in funding. The investment was led by existing shareholders, Atlas Ventures and Militello Capital, as well as first time investor Breakaway Innovation Group. The funding, follows an initial seed investment of $1.5 million.