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Analytics Dashboard Netvibes Sold To Dassault Systèmes

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Netvibes has just been acquired by European product design company Dassault Systèmes (sure this isn’t the type of thing I usually write, but I like the founder Tariq Krim so bear with me here … ). French startup Netvibes is an analytics dashboard that allows Fortune 500 companies to track their...
Analytics Dashboard Netvibes Sold To Dassault Systèmes
Nip That Social Media Crisis In The Bud With uberVU Signals

Is Volunia Italy’s answer to Google — or just hot air?

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You can forgive Massimo Marchiori for wanting his moment in the sun. After all, it’s fifteen years since the Italian academic created Hyper Search, a system for ranking web pages that proved a great inspiration for Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s early attempts in online search. But while the Google...
Is Volunia Italy’s answer to Google — or just hot air?

Personalized Music Video Service Cull TV Acquired By Twitvid, CEO Departs

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Social video network Twitvid has closed another acquisition today, following its March deal which involved bringing the team from daily deals aggregator Frugalo on board. Today, the company is announcing it has acquired Cull TV, an independent music video sharing site, which CTO John Hurliman describes as a little bit like Pandora...
Personalized Music Video Service Cull TV Acquired By Twitvid, CEO Departs

Last.fm Founders' Next Track: Lumi, A Site That Uses Your Browsing History To Help You Discover Things On The Web

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Felix Miller and Martin Stiksel, the co-founders of the music discovery and streaming site Last.fm, went into a kind of startup hibernation after selling their early-moving, prescient startup to CBS in 2007 for $280 million. Today, on a cold December day in London, they are re-emerging with Lumi, a site...
Last.fm Founders' Next Track: Lumi, A Site That Uses Your Browsing History To Help You Discover Things On The Web

Real-Time News Alert Service Owlin Raises $250K To Outpace Bloomberg, Reuters For 'Bottom Up' News

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Real-time news alert service Owlin (a recent graduate of the Amsterdam, Netherlands-based Rockstart.Accelerator), has raised $250k in seed funding from NoRo Venture Capital — funding that will be used as the startup aims for a Q1 2013 launch. Targeting financial institutions and governments, Owlin claims its algorithms are able to...
Real-Time News Alert Service Owlin Raises $250K To Outpace Bloomberg, Reuters For 'Bottom Up' News

Google to switch on 'semantic search' within months, emphasize things as well as words

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A search engine should be about more than just keywords. MC Hammer believes that passionately and Google must do too, because over the next few months and years it'll gradually adjust its own algorithms to put greater emphasis on "semantic search". Under this system, search queries are run through...
Google to switch on 'semantic search' within months, emphasize things as well as words

Tobii’s Eye-Tracking Tech Knows What You’re Eyeing on Dating Sites

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When it comes to scouring dating sites, men tend to look at the pictures more, while women’s eyes linger longer on the text. We probably didn’t need a formal study to tell us that. But that’s exactly what Tobii, maker of eye-tracking technology, set out to do. The Sweden-based company,...
Tobii’s Eye-Tracking Tech Knows What You’re Eyeing on Dating Sites

With Just $250,000 In The Bank, This Startup Says It Can Deliver News 15 Minutes Faster Than Bloomberg

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Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters can charge banks, hedge funds, and traders thousands of dollars per terminal user per year because both companies break tradeable news faster than anyone else on the planet. For this, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters have massive valuations. Bloomberg is worth ~$35 billion, Thomson Reuters, ~$25 billion....
With Just $250,000 In The Bank, This Startup Says It Can Deliver News 15 Minutes Faster Than Bloomberg
Cheetah robot sets 28.3 mph speed record, outrunning Usain Bolt

Google refreshes Google+ Circles page layout, makes it easier to find and add people

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Wanting to make it easier to organise and find friends on Google+, Google has started to roll out an updated layout for its Circles page, making it easier to navigate, find and categorise friends. In an update posted to his Google+ page, Google Product Manager Sean Purcell noted that the search giant...
Google refreshes Google+ Circles page layout, makes it easier to find and add people
Test Flighting: Applover Launches Free, Crowdsourced Testing Platform For Android Apps

Spotify releases artist-branded apps, Quincy Jones and Rancid pick your music for you

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Finding new music can be difficult. And sure, internet radio services like Pandora are all well and good, but can you really trust their algorithms to chose your music for you? What you need is an experienced tastemaker, like Quincy Jones or Tiësto or those dudes in Disturbed, whatever...
Spotify releases artist-branded apps, Quincy Jones and Rancid pick your music for you
So It's Like Color? Evertale Pivots, Launches Real-Time Photo Sharing App Wink

Seedcamp startup Mopapp raises €1.5m to make mobile app analytics sexy

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Exclusive: Mopapp, a mobile analytics startup founded by – gasp – Italian entrepreneurs and backed by Seedcamp, has secured €1.5 million in funding from an unconventional investor, we’ve learned. Mopapp basically helps mobile app developers and publishers get a better understanding of how their apps are doing performance-wise (in terms...
Seedcamp startup Mopapp raises €1.5m to make mobile app analytics sexy

Klout Launches Brand Pages To Help Companies Engage Influencers

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Klout, the startup that measures influence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare, Google+ and other social apps, is launching a new feature for companies today to help brands engage with influencers. Called Brand Squads, these dedicated profile pages allow companies to have a centralized place where they can engage with...
Klout Launches Brand Pages To Help Companies Engage Influencers

Rockstart-backed Owlin lands $250k for real-time news analysis and notifications

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One of the companies to come out of the Amsterdam-based Rockstart.Accelerator program, real-time news analysis and notifications startup Owlin, has secured $250,000 in seed funding from NoRo Venture Capital. The one-year old company, which was started by two college drop-outs, says it has developed a sophisticated real-time trend and news...
Rockstart-backed Owlin lands $250k for real-time news analysis and notifications

Semantic Web/Q&A Startup Beepl Loses Ex-TechCrunch CEO, Gears Up For Mobile App

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The drive for more information has long been fueling the growth of the Internet, but that rising tide is not automatically lifting all boats, as one company trying to ride the wave has seen. Beepl, a Q&A startup co-founded last year and led by ex-TechCrunch writer Steve O’Hear, has now...
Semantic Web/Q&A Startup Beepl Loses Ex-TechCrunch CEO, Gears Up For Mobile App

Owning Your Content In Search: Google Now Makes It Easier To Link Your Website To G+

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Last year, Google announced an initiative to give authors on the Web greater ownership over their content and more visibility in search. Google Authorship, as its known, has changed consistently since launch, as the company experiments with the best ways to authenticate authors and give them proper attribution. Unfortunately, up...
Owning Your Content In Search: Google Now Makes It Easier To Link Your Website To G+
Feature: Mastered for iTunes: how audio engineers tweak tunes for the iPod age

Blooie Launches Its Chat Platform For Online Publishers, Powered By The Interest-Graph

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Promising to help online publishers increase engagement, ensuring that visitors stick around for longer and return more often, Blooie’s chat and analytics platform gets its official push today. In its initial offering, it provides a way for publishers to embed a chat facility onto their site which connects visitors one-to-one...
Blooie Launches Its Chat Platform For Online Publishers, Powered By The Interest-Graph

Twitter’s big problem: It still needs better filters

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Things couldn’t be better at Twitter, CEO Dick Costolo told attendees at a conference on Tuesday, saying the business is going “phenomenally well,” and the company is “confident we have a hit on our hands” with its Promoted Tweets feature for advertisers. So why launch yet another new version...
Twitter’s big problem: It still needs better filters

Why Netflix Never Implemented The Algorithm That Won The Netflix $1 Million Challenge

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You probably recall all the excitement that went around when a group finally won the big Netflix $1 million prize in 2009, improving Netflix's recommendation algorithm by 10%. But what you might not know, is that Netflix never implemented that solution itself. Netflix recently put up a blog post discussing...
Why Netflix Never Implemented The Algorithm That Won The Netflix $1 Million Challenge

The problem with investing based on pattern recognition

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A famous story in artificial intelligence is how the US military developed algorithms to determine whether an image had a tank in it. They used a standard machine learning method: feed the computer a “training set” of photos, some of which had tanks in them and some of which didn’t, and...
The problem with investing based on pattern recognition
Google Earth to get radically better 3D images, new UI on iOS and Android

EverySignal Is Like Google Alerts For Your Social Feeds

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EverySignal, a social search startup incubated at Science, is launching a new service that alerts you to the important events from your friends and colleagues. Now, I know what you’re thinking: wait, don’t we have Facebook for that? But EverySignal isn’t trying to replicate Facebook’s functionality; rather, it’s about building...
EverySignal Is Like Google Alerts For Your Social Feeds
Ad Tech Startup Integrate Raises $11M, With Backing From Comcast

Macy’s Rolls Out True Fit Sizing For Men’s Jeans

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Maybe I’m thrifty or maybe I’m just too busy to go and try on a pair of jeans in store. Either way, I know I’m not the only one. In the US alone, the apparel and footwear market is a $300 billion business with an estimated 10 percent of transactions...
Macy’s Rolls Out True Fit Sizing For Men’s Jeans

Georgia Tech develops poultry deboning robot / chicken nightmare machine

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If you have any chickens in the house, you're going to want to keep them away from the computer. Georgia Tech researchers have developed the device that will haunt their feathered dreams. The prototype Intelligent Cutting and Deboning System has a built-in 3D vision system in order to help...
Georgia Tech develops poultry deboning robot / chicken nightmare machine

Why traditional media should be afraid of Twitter

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As we’ve mentioned a number of times, Twitter has been gradually tip-toeing further and further into the media business for some time now. It has already become a real-time newswire for many, a source of breaking news and commentary on live events, and now — with the launch of...
Why traditional media should be afraid of Twitter
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