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10 Latin American startups to look out for in 2013

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As a new year begins, here comes the time to refresh our list of the most promising Latin American startups. It’s worth noting that this isn’t about who is going to IPO next, as we decided to limit ourselves to somewhat early stage names. While they are still in their...
10 Latin American startups to look out for in 2013

Techstars alum Condition One launches new apps with immersive Ultra HD video, says GoPro 3 support coming

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Today, Techstars alum Condition One is announcing its new C1 app for iPhone and iPad that shows off its brand new ‘quad 720′ Ultra HD video technology. They’re also launching live streaming support at full 1080p and will support uploading of users’ own GoPro videos soon. The player, if you’re...
Techstars alum Condition One launches new apps with immersive Ultra HD video, says GoPro 3 support coming

Jeremy Lin will miss rest of regular season for New York Knicks with knee surgery

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Linsanity is on hold as New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin is sidelined for six weeks with knee surgery, missing rest of regular season and probably playoffs tooJeremy Lin will miss the rest of the regular season because he needs knee surgery that will sideline him six weeks and could leave...
Jeremy Lin will miss rest of regular season for New York Knicks with knee surgery
Crunch time at TechCrunch: Site has lost 35% of its traffic since September

Women Make Up 10% Of Founders In Y Combinator's Current Class

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Y Combinator’s Winter 2013 Demo Day is a scaled back affair in many ways — 47 startups are graduating at today’s event, down significantly from the 84-startup Summer 2012 class and the 66-startup Winter 2012 class. However, there’s one very notable aspect of YC that saw growth this time around:...
Women Make Up 10% Of Founders In Y Combinator's Current Class
PivotDesk's New Office-Sharing Marketplace Helps Startups Find Affordable Office Space
Here Are 5 Ways Apple Can Improve Its Surprisingly Shoddy Photo Management Offerings (AAPL)

Accelerate Your Database: MemSQL Launches With $5M From Ashton Kutcher, Max Levchin & More

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Last year, we introduced you to MemSQL, a plucky young Y Combinator alum that was building technology that would let developers give their databases a Nitrous boost, while simplifying application development and maintenance. Founded by ex-Facebookers Eric Frenkiel and Nikita Shamgunov, MemSQL raised $2.1 million in seed funding last July...
Accelerate Your Database: MemSQL Launches With $5M From Ashton Kutcher, Max Levchin & More
Box acquires Folders and its 'elegant' French spin on file storage

Has Facebook Quietly Acquired Osmeta, A Stealth Mobile Software Startup?

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While Facebook is building out a bolder role in mobile in the form of Facebook Home, it looks like it is also continuing to make acquisitions that will help bolster that strategy overall. We have learned that in the lead-up to the launch last week, the social network appears to...
Has Facebook Quietly Acquired Osmeta, A Stealth Mobile Software Startup?
Ribbon announces in-stream Twitter payments so you can purchase while you tweet

3 ways your brand can learn from how sports teams handle social media

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Matt Pittman interviews Gregg Greene and Kenneth Olson at Tuesday’s SMC Seattle Meetup. When panelists are introduced at an event, the audience usually gets a typical rundown of accolades and achievements of the given speaker. You know the drill.  Tuesday night inside City Hall was a tad different. When moderator...
3 ways your brand can learn from how sports teams handle social media
YC-Backed Swish Makes Selling Simpler For Inventors And Creators

YC alum FarmLogs raises $1m from Huron River and Hyde Park to modernize farming industry

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2012 Y Combinator alum, FarmLogs, has just announced $1 million in funding led by Huron River Ventures and Hyde Park Venture Partners. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but FarmLogs tells us its new funds will be used to “expand its team and to further develop its mobile applications...
YC alum FarmLogs raises $1m from Huron River and Hyde Park to modernize farming industry

Disrupt Alum Vocre Makes Its Voice-Translation App Free

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Vocre was one of the more popular battlefield companies at Disrupt SF 2011; the automagical quality of the app and their excellent on-stage presentation made them one of the frontrunners. They haven’t been idle since then, though, and they’ve taken the advice of some critics who suggested their pay-per-use model...
Disrupt Alum Vocre Makes Its Voice-Translation App Free
Facebook acquires team behind YC alum Caffeinated Mind

A simpler bank

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BankSimple sounds promising...I hope they are able to deliver. BankSimple is an easy, intuitive, and social bank for people who appreciate simple online services. Unlike other banks, we don't trap you with confusing products nor do we charge any hidden fees. No overdraft fees. We use sophisticated analytics to help...
A simpler bank
Former Facebookers Want To Accelerate Your Project Work With Asana, A Virtual Whiteboard

Domo Nabs Another Omniture Alum as Chief Scientist

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Former Omniture CEO Josh James, now running the upstart business intelligence software outfit Domo, has just hired another one of his old buddies from Omniture. Domo is expected to announce shortly that it has hired former Omniture CTO Brett Error (picture from his Twitter account). His title will be chief...
Domo Nabs Another Omniture Alum as Chief Scientist

With $1.9M From Venrock And Others, Trumaker Wants To Bring Made-To-Measure To The Masses

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[tc_5min code="517817578"] When most men go out to buy a casual shirt, they think of sizing in terms of small, medium, or large. But a new startup called Trumaker wants men to start expecting more from the fit of their day to day shirts, by bringing personalized made-to-measure fitting to...
With $1.9M From Venrock And Others, Trumaker Wants To Bring Made-To-Measure To The Masses

Credit Sesame Adds Social Comparison Tools, Lets You See How Your Debt Compares With People Like You

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Credit Sesame, the personal finance service (and TechCrunch Disrupt alum), which provides free credit scores and other information aimed at helping consumers get out of debt, is today launching a new feature which will allow users to compare their financial situation to their peers and the market in order to...
Credit Sesame Adds Social Comparison Tools, Lets You See How Your Debt Compares With People Like You

TechStars Alum Pickie Raises $1 Million, Launches Personalized Shopping App For The iPad

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There are all sorts of ways to search for and buy stuff online and on the iPad. The experience is totally fragmented — you basically have to shop brand by brand to scan what you like, and there’s no filter to highlight objects that might be of most interest to...
TechStars Alum Pickie Raises $1 Million, Launches Personalized Shopping App For The iPad

Education marketplace TomoClases expands to Mexico and eyes Latin America

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Online classes and workshops marketplace TomoClases is now available in Mexico as tomoclases.mx, the Start-Up Chile and Founder Institute alum announced during TNW Conference Latin America’s Startup Battle last month. In addition, its platform now lets users advertise and find offline courses. While TomoClases is similar to Skillshare in many aspects, its...
Education marketplace TomoClases expands to Mexico and eyes Latin America

Toys Grow Up: LittleBits Picks Up $3.65M, PCH Deal To Build Out Its Open-Source Hardware Vision

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LittleBits, an “open source hardware” startup that makes electronic building blocks to design objects for work and play, has today announced the addition of two significant building blocks of its own: it has picked up $3.65 million in funding; and has signed a manufacturing deal with PCH International to scale...
Toys Grow Up: LittleBits Picks Up $3.65M, PCH Deal To Build Out Its Open-Source Hardware Vision
YC-alum PlanGrid gets an update to make construction more cloud friendly
Kevin Rose: We're Not Trying To Lowball Companies At Google Ventures

Meeps: See why Apple took note of this little iPhone conversation app

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When Web 1.0 became Web 2.0 we lost something. That self-curated connection that was enabled heavily by forums and chat rooms seems to have gone away, replaced instead by automatically-curated experiences. But if Mathew Ranauro and the Meeps team are correct, people still want to have conversations around topics and...
Meeps: See why Apple took note of this little iPhone conversation app

Social Music Player TuneWiki Gets An Infusion From NTT Docomo

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Social music player TuneWiki is on a funding roll. The startup just raised $7 million in Series B funding from Motorola Ventures, Intellect Capital Ventures, HillsVen Capital, Novel TMT and Benchmark Israel. Today, TuneWiki is announcing that NOCOMO Capital, the venture arm of Japanese mobile giant NTT DOCOMO, has made...
Social Music Player TuneWiki Gets An Infusion From NTT Docomo

Popular NYU-Stern Professor Offers His Classes For Free on Coursekit, 1,800 Sign Up

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A sample question This semester, Coursekit, an academic social network of sorts that gives teachers and students a way to communicate outside of class, tried a little experiment from the Peter Thiel school of thought. Coursekit founder Joseph Cohen, a Wharton drop-out and TechStars New York alum, was already familiar...
Popular NYU-Stern Professor Offers His Classes For Free on Coursekit, 1,800 Sign Up

YC Alum PlanGrid Launches 2.0 To Bring Construction Blueprints To The iPhone, Too

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PlanGrid co-founder and CEO Ryan Sutton-Gee doesn’t exactly fit the mold you might expect from the founder of a San Francisco-based that recently graduated from the super selective Y Combinator incubator. Sure, he’s young and super smart. But when you meet him, he’s not really up on the latest...
YC Alum PlanGrid Launches 2.0 To Bring Construction Blueprints To The iPhone, Too
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