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Smartwatch in crowdfunding record

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A watch made of electronic paper raises $3.4m in less than a week on crowdsource funding site Kickstarter....
Smartwatch in crowdfunding record

Finnish Startup Ovelin Snags $1.4M From True Ventures To Reinvent Early Music Ed Through Games

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We first covered Finnish startup Ovelin back in June, when it was preparing for the release of its interactive, gamified app for the iPad that helps teach youngsters how to play the guitar, and having some fun while doing it. Like others before it, Ovelin’s mission is based on the...
Finnish Startup Ovelin Snags $1.4M From True Ventures To Reinvent Early Music Ed Through Games

The top 50 Android tablet apps

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Whether you've got a Samsung Galaxy Tab, Amazon's Kindle Fire or another Android tablet, you'll be looking for some great apps. We've picked some of the bestApple sold 15.4m iPads in the final quarter of 2011, but there is more to the market than one manufacturer and OS. Strategy Analytics...
The top 50 Android tablet apps

Rejected by venture capitalists, Pebble smartwatch has raised over $4M on Kickstarter and counting

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VCs always have a war story about the one that got away. Time to add the Pebble smartwatch to the list. The creators of the Pebble had some initial success raising $375,000 in angel funding. But when it come to raise a series A, Pebble was roundly rejected by venture...
Rejected by venture capitalists, Pebble smartwatch has raised over $4M on Kickstarter and counting

AppHarbor Launches Its Azure Competitor In Europe

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Heroku was a hit with Ruby developers because it was an easy-to-use development platform. Others have tried to do the same with other languages such as PHP Fog, dotCloud. Then last year AppHarbor, a ‘Heroku for .NET’ out of Y Combinator launched. And today AppHarbor has extended its service to...
AppHarbor Launches Its Azure Competitor In Europe

Rovio’s Big Year: Angry Birds Helps Gaming Company Soar To $106M In Sales,648M Downloads

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We all know what a wild success the Angry Birds franchise has been for Rovio, with the best-selling mobile games spawning cookbooks, toys and much more besides. Today the company revealed just what kind of an impact that has had on its bottom line: The company today issued a statement...
Rovio’s Big Year: Angry Birds Helps Gaming Company Soar To $106M In Sales,648M Downloads

HootSuite adds Instagram, SlideShare and more to its App Directory

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Less than ten days after Social media management dashboard HootSuite announced 4m users, the Canadian company has revealed the latest additions to its App Directory, with Instagram and SlideShare among the new recruits. Document-focused app Edocr, and engagement app Zuum have also been added. Launched in 2008, HootSuite is a...
HootSuite adds Instagram, SlideShare and more to its App Directory

Custom Fit Mens’ Clothing Brand Bonobos Raises $16.4M From Accel; Lands Nordstrom Investment And Retail Deal

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Bonobos, a brand that sells custom fit mens clothing online, has raised $16.4 million led by retail giant Nordstrom, with Accel Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners participating. This brings the company’s total funding to nearly $40 million. In addition to the funding, Nordstrom will now sell Bonobos clothing at a...
Custom Fit Mens’ Clothing Brand Bonobos Raises $16.4M From Accel; Lands Nordstrom Investment And Retail Deal

Prosodic raises $1.4m from Ignition, Gary Vee and others for Facebook analytics platform

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Seattle startup Prosodic this morning announced that it has raised $1.4 million in seed funding from VC firm Ignition Partners and multiple angel investors, including wine connoisseur, social media celebrity and author Gary ‘Vee’ Vaynerchuck and Remer CEO David Remer. Prosodic offers predictive and real-time analytics software for brands...
Prosodic raises $1.4m from Ignition, Gary Vee and others for Facebook analytics platform

The ‘Dogbnb’ Wars Escalate: Rover Raises $3.4M in Round Led By Madrona

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Finding a place for your pooch while you’re away should be getting easier. Rover, a Seattle-based startup that is trying to disrupt the kennel market, said it has raised $3.4 million in a round led by Madrona Venture Group. It’s one of several startups that are vying to be the online...
The ‘Dogbnb’ Wars Escalate: Rover Raises $3.4M in Round Led By Madrona

Draw Something becomes an iPhone and Android games phenomenon

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30m downloads later, OMGPOP's social drawing game sparks Zynga acquisition rumoursUS firm OMGPOP is the latest independent developer to spark a mobile gaming craze, with its Draw Something social game racing to more than 30m downloads on iOS and Android just six weeks after its release.The game takes its inspiration...
Draw Something becomes an iPhone and Android games phenomenon

Cash victory for Bletchley revamp

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Bletchley Park prepares to start urgent restoration of World War II codebreaking huts, after it raised £2.4m....
Cash victory for Bletchley revamp
Apperian raises $12.4M to put your company’s apps on your iPad

Russian search giant Yandex's Q2: revenue up 50% to $207.2m, net income grows to $60.4m

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Russian search and Internet services company Yandex this morning published its financial results for the second quarter of 2012, reporting a 50 percent increase in revenue compared to the same period last year (to RUR 6.8 billion or $207.2 million). Net income jumped 60 percent compared with Q2 2011, to...
Russian search giant Yandex's Q2: revenue up 50% to $207.2m, net income grows to $60.4m

Apple introduces new iPad with Retina display

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Apple has today announced its new iPad 3, which comes packing a new high-resolution Retina display. The device ships with iOS 5.1, the latest version of Apple’s software. It will be available today for all users of iOS devices and comes with new Siri support for Japanese users, which will...
Apple introduces new iPad with Retina display

From TC50 Winners To A $7.4M Round And A Home Depot Acquisition, Redbeacon Tells All

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I’ve been on a journey through the past as Disrupt NYC (tickets here) draws closer, sifting through past Disrupt and TC50 startups with the hopes of getting a clear update on the accomplishments, the trials, and the milestones between then and now. The stories have been amazing, but one of...
From TC50 Winners To A $7.4M Round And A Home Depot Acquisition, Redbeacon Tells All

Yandex Q2 Earnings: Revenues $207.2M Up 50%, Net Income $68.4M Up 76%, Search Share Upwards Too

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Yandex, Russia’s biggest search company, has posted Q2 earnings, with revenues up 50% over the same quarter in the previous year to $207.2 million, and net income up 76% to $68.4 million. And as impressive as the numbers sound, the results were shy of analyst expectations: on average analysts expected revenues...
Yandex Q2 Earnings: Revenues $207.2M Up 50%, Net Income $68.4M Up 76%, Search Share Upwards Too

Mobile ad spend soars to £203m

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App stores and tablets helped drive 157% year-on-year growth in 2011, according to IAB/PricewaterhouseCoopers reportThe explosion in popularity of Apple and Google's app stores and soaring sales of tablets helped fuel a 157% year-on-year increase in mobile advertising spend to more than £200m in the UK in 2011.UK mobile advertising...
Mobile ad spend soars to £203m

Evernote By The Numbers: 34M Users, 1.4M Paying, And The Relative Merits Of Different Platforms

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Phil Libin, the CEO of note taking app Evernote, is sitting on a $1 billion valuation and plans for an IPO, and while it may be a while yet before it follows through on going public , today at LeWeb in London he revealed new numbers for just how much the service...
Evernote By The Numbers: 34M Users, 1.4M Paying, And The Relative Merits Of Different Platforms

Bootstrapped Is Better? Smugmug’s Camera Awesome Crosses 4M Downloads, Adds Instagram Support

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Here’s a tale of two photo apps. One has 27 million users after a year and a half, and comes from a company with 13 employees and $7.5 million in venture funding. But there’s nary a revenue model in sight. The other app is smaller with just over 4 million users in...
Bootstrapped Is Better? Smugmug’s Camera Awesome Crosses 4M Downloads, Adds Instagram Support

Apple Q2 2012: 35.1M iPhones, 11.8M iPads, 4M Macs, and 7.7M iPods

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Apple just released its second quarter financial numbers. Overall hardware sales decreased from its record previous quarter but with the notable exception of the iPods, they’re up from the same quarter a year ago. Apple sold 88% more iPhones in the quarter than it did during the same time last...
Apple Q2 2012: 35.1M iPhones, 11.8M iPads, 4M Macs, and 7.7M iPods

DNSChanger may take 300,000 offline

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DNSChanger malware, which began spreading in 2007, could prevent up to 300,000 computers worldwide from connecting to the internetAs many as 300,000 people could see their computers go offline on Monday, as the effects of an FBI battle with a gang of Estonian cyberthieves over a piece of malware called...
DNSChanger may take 300,000 offline

How To Win Disrupt, Tips From Getaround

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from TechCrunch Disrupt winner and Getaround co-founder Jessica Scorpio on her experiences at last year’s TechCrunch Disrupt New York. For those of you who are planning on attending the conference this year, the last remaining tickets are still on sale, and companies who want...
How To Win Disrupt, Tips From Getaround
Apple reports Q3 2012 results: 35 billion in revenue, $8.8b profit, 26m iPhones, 17m iPads, 4m Macs

Slealth-mode app TimeRazor helps you find time for your favorite events, raises $3.4M

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Launching sometime in March, TimeRazor is an app that will help you find events and offers near you, so you don’t miss out. The company announced today it has raised $3.4 million from private investors. TimeRazor is tackling the “fear of missing out” or FOMO as the company calls it....
Slealth-mode app TimeRazor helps you find time for your favorite events, raises $3.4M

Six Degrees raises £8m and completes acquisition of Cloud Computing Centre

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Six Degrees Group today announced that it has raised £8 million ($12.4m) in new funding from Penta Capital and has completed the acquisition of Cloud Computing Centre (CCC). Six Degrees Group is a privately-owned managed data services provider. It serves UK mid-market and corporate customers. The Group has a converged services portfolio...
Six Degrees raises £8m and completes acquisition of Cloud Computing Centre

Apple Q3 2012: 26M iPhones, 17M iPads, 4M Macs, and 6.8M iPods

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Apple managed to move a lot of iDevices over the last three months. The company just reported it’s third quarter financials and detailed iPhone, iPod, and iPad unit sales. The iPad saw a killer quarter with sales up from from 11.8M units in Q2 to 17M in Q3. That said,...
Apple Q3 2012: 26M iPhones, 17M iPads, 4M Macs, and 6.8M iPods

Airbnb has booked 10M guest nights, with 5.6M of them booked outside of the United States

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Before Airbnb, the idea of renting out a room in your home to a complete stranger seemed absolutely absurd. To some, it still is. However, there’s no denying that the service has taken off and is becoming a true mainstream alternative to staying in a hotel for some. Today, the...
Airbnb has booked 10M guest nights, with 5.6M of them booked outside of the United States

Nokia halves Lumia 900's US price

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Finnish manufacturer slashes cost of flagship smartphone in bid to stem loss of market share, as analysts remain gloomyNokia has halved the price in the US of its flagship Lumia 900 smartphone to $49.99 (£32), barely three months after its launch, in an effort to stem losses in market share...
Nokia halves Lumia 900's US price

Pace picks up as disk drive disruption eases and results improve

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Set-top box maker expects better full year margins and revenuesThings are looking brighter for set-top box maker Pace.A string of profit warnings, partly due to floods in Thailand causing a shortage of hard disk drives, led to a change of chief executive in December. Now the company has reported another...
Pace picks up as disk drive disruption eases and results improve
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