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Family app Life360 launches premium version that emphasizes safety

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There’s a good deal of focus on family-oriented social networks right now, including apps like Path or neighborhood-focused sites like Nextdoor. But Life360 CEO Chris Hulls, who is launching the company’s premium features this week, thinks he has the better approach — and the user numbers and traction to back it...
Family app Life360 launches premium version that emphasizes safety

BBC Worldwide sells travel publisher Lonely Planet to NC2 Media at a loss of $119M

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BBC Worldwide has announced today that it has agreed to sell Lonely Planet, a website and publisher of travel guide books, to NC2 Media for £51.5 million ($77.8 million). The BBC will receive £41.2 million ($62.24 million) once the deal has been completed, followed by the remaining £10.3 million ($15.56...
BBC Worldwide sells travel publisher Lonely Planet to NC2 Media at a loss of $119M

Wii U Sales Still Lousy

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Nintendo’s Wii U isn’t proving to be much of a successor to the 100-million selling Wii. New metrics from NPD suggest that sales of the console continue to disappoint. The market researcher said Friday that Wii U shipments rose over 40 percent month-over-month in February — encouraging news, were it...
Wii U Sales Still Lousy
French fashion startup raises $1.5M to spread 'ineffable French touch' worldwide

Ad-Tech Specialist Marin Software Raises $105M In IPO As Shares Pop 30% To $18.67

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The first ad tech IPO of 2013 hit the NYSE today: Marin Software priced its 7.5 million shares at $14 each, raising $105 million at a valuation of $425 million. Trading under the symbol MRIN, the stock saw a small pop in its opening hour, rising by some 40% before...
Ad-Tech Specialist Marin Software Raises $105M In IPO As Shares Pop 30% To $18.67

French startup Weemo gets $3M to bring its video collaboration tools to the U.S. (exclusive)

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013San Francisco, CAEarly Bird Tickets on Sale “Video is the new audio”, we often hear from startup founders who are setting their sights on large businesses. The latest startup in the video collaboration category is Weemo, a company that was founded by French entrepreneur and telecom exec...
French startup Weemo gets $3M to bring its video collaboration tools to the U.S. (exclusive)

Japan's Kiip-like Metaps raises $11m, aims to become world's top Android monetization platform

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Metaps, a Japanese company that provides an advertising and promotions platform for Android, has raised a 1 billion yen (approximately $11 million) round of Series B funding that will help accelerate its expansion across Asia and beyond. The platform operates in a similar fashion to US-based rewards-based platform Kiip —...
Japan's Kiip-like Metaps raises $11m, aims to become world's top Android monetization platform

Mark Zuckerberg's Dog Gets Humped in Celebration of Its 1.5 Million Facebook Likes

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Aw! Sometime recently, Mark Zuckerberg’s smiley, overgrown Swiffer of a dog, Beast, hit 1.5 million fans on Facebook. To mark this momentous occasion, the crack team over at Next Media Animation made a video of how Beast became the social media monster that he is today. Declaring him the richest...
Mark Zuckerberg's Dog Gets Humped in Celebration of Its 1.5 Million Facebook Likes

Microsoft Surface sales slide in well below expectations at under 1.5 million

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Microsoft Surface sales slide in well below expectations at under 1.5 million

Some Lucky Asshole Gets to Go to Space With Leonardo DiCaprio

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Hey there, travel buddy! (Photo: Flickr, Craig Grobler) Somebody check on the president of the Leonardo DiCaprio fan club, because we’ve got some bad news. E! reports that someone–it’s not clear who–has paid $1.5 million for a ticket to outer space sitting next to Mr. DiCaprio. Can you imagine a better chance...
Some Lucky Asshole Gets to Go to Space With Leonardo DiCaprio

Blab launches software to predict social media conversations

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No, Blab’s new platform can’t necessarily predict the future. But what the Seattle-based social analytics company did debut today is software that will help brands determine which of the millions of social media conversations they should focus on. Using Blab’s patented technology, the company analyzes 50,000 news and social...
Blab launches software to predict social media conversations

Facebook begins allowing international users to buy Gifts for friends in U.S.

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Facebook has started to expand its Gifts product beyond the U.S., according to users in the U.K., India and Canada who say they got access to the service this weekend. However, it seems that international users can only send gifts to their friends who live in the U.S. Facebook launched...
Facebook begins allowing international users to buy Gifts for friends in U.S.
RoboteX private security robots gets $2.06M backed by Peter Thiel

Check out New York tech's massive "science fair" on April 25

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Last year’s NY Tech Day was the first of its kind, a massive science fair-type even where 200 NYC startups presented themselves to 4500 people. This year’s event, slated for April 25, will be even bigger, with 500 booths and capacity for 10,000 visitors. Oh, entrance is free, too. To...
Check out New York tech's massive "science fair" on April 25

Game industry has awful April as hardware sales plummet 42 percent

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Consumers spent just $109.5 million on game hardware in April, down from the $187.8 million they spent during the same period in 2012. [Read more]...
Game industry has awful April as hardware sales plummet 42 percent

Google's Schmidt teases Motorola's upcoming phones as daily Android activations reach 1.5 million

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Google's Schmidt teases Motorola's upcoming phones as daily Android activations reach 1.5 million

Report: Microsoft Surface sales well short of estimates

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According to a report from Bloomberg, Microsoft has sold about 1.5 million Surface tablets to date, in both the RT and Pro versions, since the respective debuts. The alleged sales numbers fall short of Microsoft estimates, said to be 2 million of the Surface RT in just the December quarter...
Report: Microsoft Surface sales well short of estimates

Adly Raises $2M More As It Expands Tools For Social Media Celebrity Endorsements

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Adly, a startup that connects advertisers with celebrities willing to post promoted messages on social networks, recently raised $2 million in additional funding. The new funding came from previous backer GRP Partners and new investor Siemer Ventures. Adly has now raised a total of $7.5 million. The company also launched...
Adly Raises $2M More As It Expands Tools For Social Media Celebrity Endorsements

Hell No, Tumblr Users Won't Go To Yahoo!

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We’ve all by now heard about how Yahoo is trying to get some “cool” with a supposed $1 billion purchase of hip blogging platform Tumblr, but it may be a moot point if Tumblr’s users fail to stick around post-sale. Microsoft and Facebook may be trying to make a move ahead...
Hell No, Tumblr Users Won't Go To Yahoo!

HTC One reaches about 5 million units sold since launch

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The device has been available for about a month, so the sales figures are quite strong at this point. [Read more]...
HTC One reaches about 5 million units sold since launch

Google and Raspberry Pi donate to 'schools of the future' in Ireland

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Google is always looking to push technology forward and in its latest effort has donated €1.5 million, roughly $1.95 million, to Trinity College in Dublin. The money will help fund a new project that looks to transform computer science education in Irish schools over the next 10 years, Silicon Republic...
Google and Raspberry Pi donate to 'schools of the future' in Ireland

Snapchat Now Boasts More Than 150 Million Photos Taken Daily

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Snapchat, the wildly popular messaging service which lets users send self-deleting photos to one another, has exploded in volume over the past few months, now moving upwards of 150 million photos through the service on a daily basis. That’s a 3x increase in just four months, founder Evan Spiegel said...
Snapchat Now Boasts More Than 150 Million Photos Taken Daily
CHART: How Mobile Coupons Are Driving An Explosion In Mobile Commerce
With $7.5M From Redpoint, Bill Campbell & Others, Curious Launches A Marketplace For Life-Long Learning

Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales

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When Kobo launched its “luxury” e-reader, the $169.99 Aura HD, last month, I was skeptical that anybody would shell out for it when cheaper models are available. Early sales results, however, suggest that I was wrong: Kobo announced Tuesday, a day before BookExpo America begins in New York, that the...
Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales
Snapchat Is Reportedly Close to Raking in $100 Million in Fresh Funding So Happy Friday!

Eric Schmidt: Google now at 1.5 million Android activations per day

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There's a Google exec speaking at a tech conference, and that means one thing: more Android statistics. At Dive Into Mobile today, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt confirmed that the company is now seeing 1.5 million Android activations per day, which is up from 1.3 million per day last fall...
Eric Schmidt: Google now at 1.5 million Android activations per day

With Google out of the picture, WebKit's open-source developers plan removal of Chromium code and references

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With Google’s announcement yesterday to fork WebKit and build a new rendering engine called Blink, the WebKit team has announced plans to streamline the project. Since the rendering engine no longer needs to support the Chromium port, there’s a huge slew of code that can be removed. Here’s the high-level...
With Google out of the picture, WebKit's open-source developers plan removal of Chromium code and references

What if every 'like' and 'favorite' came with money? Flattr makes it possible

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A lot of people want Flattr — or something like it — to work. Monetizing online content is a continuing problem, and micropayments may provide a solution. Flattr is probably the best-known exponent of these virtual tips, or “microdonations” as it calls them, and a few content platforms such as...
What if every 'like' and 'favorite' came with money? Flattr makes it possible
Tim Cook Offering Coffee Meeting at Apple HQ in Charity Auction
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?