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From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Pin Drop – an iPhone app and website which lets you save, organise, and share locations – has now launched on the US app store with new collaborative mapping features and the ability to have multiple profiles. We’ve been using it a lot in London,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mike Butcher | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 For the obsessively organized, sorting and searching through your iPhone photos is a problem still waiting to be solved. Even the forthcoming changes due out in iOS 8, which introduces a “smart” search functionality allowing you to search photos...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 MIX for Android is the app for you if you often feel like Goldilocks when confronted with the filters in other photo-editing apps. Not only does MIX let you edit photos, but it also allows you to create custom filters, which you can then save to use...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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 A post on the Verge today shows how Uber gave a group of contractors burner phones and a series of credit cards that could be used to create dummy accounts on its competitor’s service. Those contractors, which it calls “brand ambassadors,” were...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Instagram is building new apps that aim to do more with mobile photography, and today they’re launching Hyperlapse (via Wired), which allows you to make timelapse videos using standard video captured with your smartphone camera on the fly. The Hyperlapse...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Tastebuds.fm, the app that matches people based on their musical tastes, has found a match of its own. The London-based startup is acquiring U.S. competitor moosify, a mobile-first “social dating” app that also connects people around music. Terms...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve O'Hear | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 The world of gold bullion sales is often peopled by the odd and interesting. Joseph Castillo is one of the latter. The owner of Agora Commodities, his company now only accepts Bitcoin for online sales, a move that has reduced fraud and improved his...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Monday, August 25, 2014
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 StartX, the nonprofit accelerator program spun out of Stanford University, is opening a biotech laboratory in conjunction with QB3, the institute focused on molecular biology research at the University of California. The space is intended for early...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kyle Russell | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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 Salesforce.com announced the official release of the Salesforce1 Community Cloud today, essentially making their Communities product released in June, 2013 an official product with a cloud of its own. The idea is to build on the earlier product and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ron Miller | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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 The online technology training service Pluralsight has raised a whopping $135 million in new financing as it looks to consolidate its position as a major player in personal and professional continuing information technology education. “We believe...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jonathan Shieber | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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 Smart home automation startup Zuli has just raised $1.65 million in venture funding following a successful Kickstarter campaign. The company has created the Zuli Smartplug, a connected outlet that plugs into your existing ones and gains Bluetooth LE...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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 On the heels of Flipkart raising an eye-popping $1 billion, here’s one more sign of the landgrab going on in the Indian e-commerce market today. Its rival Snapdeal has raised yet more outside investment, for the third time this year, this time...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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 Fleep, the team messaging app built and backed by a number of ex-Skype engineers, is flicking the monetisation switch today. A year after launching as a free public beta, the Estonian startup is introducing a freemium revenue model. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve O'Hear | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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 Google will open a new space for entrepreneurs in Seoul, the company announced today. Called a Campus, it will include co-working spaces, programs like Campus for Moms, CampusEDU, and office hours with Google employees. The Seoul location is Google’s...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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 Less than two years after selling his company Livestar to Pinterest, early Pinterest and Square investor Fritz Lanman is up to his old entrepreneurial tricks. Lanman, who continues to make angel investments and led the seed round of Class Pass, is...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alexia Tsotsis | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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 Berlin-based multi-mode travel planner platform GoEuro has closed a $27 million Series A funding round led by New Enterprise Associates, seven months on from topping up its seed funding with a multi-million dollar cash injection. The funding will be...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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 The issue that is causing some Surface Pro 3 devices to restart and tell users that they are overheating is an error, according to Microsoft. The company has promised a fix in short order. Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet hybrid has an Intel Core...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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 Instagram has just launched a brand new standalone app called Hyperlapse, which focuses entirely on mobile video creation. The app looks dead simple, but is actually doing a lot in the background. When you first open Hyperlapse, you’ll go through...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Are you using an HP laptop? Quick — take a look at its power cord. Specifically, the part that connects from the power brick to the wall. If it says “LS-15″ on it, you’re going to want to stop using it and get it replaced. According to an alert...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Around a decade ago, I spent a few days piecing together a 1TB networked storage device. It wrecked my then-teenage savings, but I didn’t care; with 1TB under my command, I was the coolest kid on the block (there… weren’t a lot of kids on my...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 There are dozens of hackathons in Silicon Valley every month, but on Monday Facebook hosted one with a twist. Rather than the college-aged brogrammers that usually dominate the coding marathons, female veterans were the only participants at the first...
From: TechCrunch | By: Cat Zakrzewski | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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 Facebook has made an interesting acquisition, having picked up WaveGroup Sound, an audio production company headquartered in Burlingame, CA that specializes in sound for games, and which produced tracks for the Guitar Hero series, as well as Rock Band...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 The rumors are flying around vanishing messaging app Snapchat, both on and off Secret. We too are hearing that Microsoft and Snapchat are in acquisition talks, though we can’t really grok why they would be, other than that the situation would make...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alexia Tsotsis | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 The emergence of virtual reality over the next few years offers game developers an opening to take some of that streaming time back from Twitch by providing game spectators a far more immersive view of games than is available today. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kyle Russell | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 In the smash-hit movie Roaring Currents, Korea’s naval hero Admiral Yi-Sun Sin defends Korea from an invading Japanese imperial navy, single-handedly using his ship to hold off their advance in a treacherous current that today is considered one of...
From: TechCrunch | By: Danny Crichton | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Someone very desperately wants TechCrunch to write about Path. Over the past few weeks, we’ve received over half a dozen tips about layoffs, visitors from China in the office, an Alibaba “partnership,” potential acquirers and more. The funny...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 We had Bublcam CEO Sean Ramsay stop by the office to show off the current version of the device, which is available for preorder for $579. In our demo, we used the Bublcam to stream a live video, take a selfie, and record footage from around the office....
From: TechCrunch | By: Kyle Russell | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 A new Apple iPad is in development, according to Bloomberg, with a 12.9-inch display that adds around 3-inches to the size of the iPad Air in terms of diagonal screen dimensions. Such a device would be a lot larger than Apple’s current top tablet...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Back in 2013, Google announced its plans to not sue anybody who had implemented open-source versions of its MapReduce algorithm. Since then, the company has expanded what it calls its “Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge” to a number of other patents....
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Square has a new update out for its Cash app that lets users send cash by text, greatly improving the versatility of the mobile payment app. The update also improves the user interface for sending, reducing steps and increasing speed, and offers a...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 WordPress now powers so many websites, it’s no surprise that it’s a favorite target for hackers. To keep its users safe, Automattic – the company behind both WordPress.com and the open-source WordPress project — today announced that it has...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Google today announced that it has acquired Zync Render, a service that makes it easier for movie studios to render their visual effects in the cloud. The technology was used to render effects in movies like Star Trek: Into Darkness and Looper, for...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Social media is not living up to its promise of being an online outlet for discussion that mirrors our communications and conversations that take place in the offline world. In fact, people are less willing to discuss important issues on social media,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 As a life-long Michigander, I’m very pleased to announce the Midwest will be well represented at Disrupt SF 2014. Detroit’s own Dan Gilbert will join me on stage for a fireside chat where we’ll talk about his ongoing plan to revive Detroit through...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matt Burns | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Sync, a free file-sharing and synchronising service from P2P company BitTorrent that works like a server-less, cloudless Dropbox, has amassed 10 million user installs and 80 petabytes of data transferred since first going live last year — buoyed...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Edgecase is trying to make the online shopping experience friendlier and smarter — closer, perhaps, to what it’s like to shop with a salesperson who understands your needs and is totally knowledgeable about what’s in-stock. The company was previously...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Admittedly, a company looking to give students, parents and college counselors access to comprehensive tools for finding and applying to the right college, has today closed a $1.2 million seed round. Investors include Quotidian, RRE, Correlation, Joanne...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 By presenting users with a curated feed of instantly purchasable products, Strut hopes to highlight new fashions and allow users to build outfits by mixing and matching available apparel. Users will also be able to share those fashions with friends,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 No one will ever mistake the Blue Mo-Fi for Beats headphones. From the design to the amplified sound, the Mo-Fi headphones serve up a new perspective on the now-ubiquitous consumer electronic. Over-the-ear headphones are enjoying a renaissance of sorts....
From: TechCrunch | By: Matt Burns | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Brandnew, a Berlin-based startup that helps brands create native ad campaigns for Instagram and Pinterest, announced that it has raised a total of $1.9 million in seed funding. This includes a $1.1 million grant from the city of Berlin, as well as...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Uber isn’t done producing variations on the theme of on-demand wheels – the startup has now begun testing uberFRESH, a service that provides lunch between 11:30 PM and 2:30 PM to customers in the Santa Monica trial area first, with a prix fixe...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Bizible, a startup promising to help coordinate a company’s marketing and sales efforts, is announcing that it has raised $8 million in Series B funding. The idea, basically, is to track whether online ads lead to sales. Bizible started out by pulling...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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We haven’t heard from Sofatutor in a long old time. In 2012 they raised a ‘low million euro’ round from Acton Capital Partners, with existing investors. But their paid-for tuition service, which they’ve stuck to rigidly since they started, seems...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mike Butcher | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Pinterest is the latest social network to build tools to help businesses get more out of its platform. It’s got the brands on board, it’s got a group of brand-focused Pinterest For Business tools, and now it’s got a new analytics dashboard to...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Investing for the future can be hard for a twenty-something. With restrictions like minimum account balances and commission fees that make it uneconomical to invest a few hundred bucks at a time, investing can almost feel impossible. Until today. Acorns...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 The new Fujifilm X30 revealed today extends the company’s premium compact with new features that include a brand new electronic viewfinder that can provide real-time feeds of what you’ll capture when you hit the shutter, including exposure previews....
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Innovation in the beacon space — the micro-location technology that lets your smartphone trigger events based on how close you are to a beacon transmitter — doesn’t seems to be letting up any time soon. Polish startup Ifinity appears to be well...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve O'Hear | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Canadian cable giants aren’t just going to watch their audience slip away to streaming services – two of the nation’s biggest providers have joined forces to launch shomi, a new subscription-based service that provides access to shows on-demand,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 Funding Circle, UK-based the peer-to-peer loans platform that recently raised $65 million for a platform that bypasses banks and lets small businesses connect with individuals for funding, is putting some of that funding to use. It has acquired a...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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