What’s Trending launching new season, new verticals and more event coverage

What’s Trending launching new season, new verticals and more event coverage

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There are many shows that claim to be “talk shows for the Internet,” but there’s only one weekly hour-long celebration of what’s popular in web culture. And What’s Trending, created by Shira Lazar and Damon Berger, is determined to keep its dominance going while also attempting to grow into a...
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Skype rival Rebtel unveils private beta of its 'voice platform' for iOS and Android

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Mobile application development just got more interesting. Rebtel, a voice over IP, or VoIP, solution that competes with Skype, has entered the industry and has announced the private beta of its voice platform for iOS and Android mobile devices. With the addition of this SDK, developers can now have calls be made...
Skype rival Rebtel unveils private beta of its 'voice platform' for iOS and Android

One Kings Lane raises $50M to dominate home decor

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The past few months have been very good to e-commerce companies concentrated on specific verticals.  In September, eyeglasses startup Warby Parker said it raised $36.8 million; last month, Zulily, the deals site for moms, babies and kids, announced that it had raised $85 million; and, on Tuesday, home decor site...
One Kings Lane raises $50M to dominate home decor
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'I Love Cute, Fluffy Animals': A Q&A With BuzzFeed Editor-In-Chief Ben Smith

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Last week we visited BuzzFeed's New York headquarters. We stole a few moments to trade quips with editor-in-chief Ben Smith, the former political journalist the site hired a year ago, about how he keeps BuzzFeed's viral vision alive while turning the cat-covered blog into a credible news organization. Since Smith...
'I Love Cute, Fluffy Animals': A Q&A With BuzzFeed Editor-In-Chief Ben Smith

Five Years In And Profitable, Gilt Refocuses On New Leadership, An IPO In 2013 And More

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Alexandra Wilkis Wilson walked into famed celebrity designer Zac Posen’s showroom in November 2007 prepared to give the pitch of her life. The Gilt co-founder was attempting to sell Posen and his team on putting some of the designer’s excess inventory on the yet-to-be-launched flash sales e-commerce platform. At the...
Five Years In And Profitable, Gilt Refocuses On New Leadership, An IPO In 2013 And More

The Weekly Good: Maya Baratz and Hunter Walk Team Up For "The Startup Chef" Cookbook

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[Note: This is a weekly series. If your company is doing something amazing to help a charitable cause or doing some good in your community, please reach out.] This installment of “The Weekly Good” will touch a few of your important senses. We had the chance to speak with two...
The Weekly Good: Maya Baratz and Hunter Walk Team Up For "The Startup Chef" Cookbook
LivingSocial may be running dangerously low on cash and time. Will Amazon come to the rescue?
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Microsoft Puts $250M More Into Its Ed-Tech Program, Partners In Learning; Wants Provide 20M Teachers With "21st Century Skills"

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Microsoft today added another $250 million to its Partners In Learning Project, a global professional development program it has created to equip teachers with the skills they need to teach IT and other future-looking subjects. Microsoft has been running this program since 2003 and to date has invested $750 million...
Microsoft Puts $250M More Into Its Ed-Tech Program, Partners In Learning; Wants Provide 20M Teachers With "21st Century Skills"

SRI's Norman Winarsky Says Siri Has Been Stretched 'Beyond Its Initial Capabilities' (But It's Not Apple's Fault)

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Norman Winarsky, vice president of SRI Ventures, offered his thoughts today on how Apple has handled the acquisition and subsequent relaunch of Siri an integrated service in iOS. He was diplomatic about some of the criticism Siri has received, while also acknowledging the service has some real shortcomings. For those...
SRI's Norman Winarsky Says Siri Has Been Stretched 'Beyond Its Initial Capabilities' (But It's Not Apple's Fault)
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