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Mobile Payments Company GoPago Nabs Investment From JPMorgan Chase

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It’s something of a universal truth: standing in line sucks. The folks at GoPago know it and apparently so do the people at JPMorgan Chase, because the financial firm has just pumped an undisclosed amount of money into the Mountain View company in exchange for some of GoPago’s Series A...
Mobile Payments Company GoPago Nabs Investment From JPMorgan Chase

TechStars Spotlight: Apptentive lets app lovers talk to app developers inside apps

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[Editor's note: GeekWire is running a series of profiles on the startups participating in this year's class in the TechStars Seattle incubator program. Check back each day at 1:30 p.m. for a new profile, leading up to Demo Day on Nov. 1] Mobile app developers usually publish their apps, and...
TechStars Spotlight: Apptentive lets app lovers talk to app developers inside apps
Groundfloor unveils 'Lending Club for real-estate' so you can get richer, faster (exclusive)

Influential Silicon Valley Investor Explains Why He's Investing In Bitcoin Startups

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Bitcoins have become all the rage lately as its value has skyrocketed this year.  Bitcoins are a form of decentralized, digital currency. Today, Bitcoin is trading around $118. At its peak, it reached $266. In January, it was trading at $15. Chris Dixon, a partner at Silicon Valley firm Andreessen Horowitz, is making...
Influential Silicon Valley Investor Explains Why He's Investing In Bitcoin Startups

fMC: The F8 New York Actually Cares About

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Today at the American Museum of Natural History, Facebook hosted its first conference for 1000 New York marketing types. It’s like an F8 that Madison Avenue cares about, but it’s also more than that:  It’s the F8 investors should care about. Facebook depends on the people in this room more...
fMC: The F8 New York Actually Cares About
AMD’s 1-gigahertz Cape Verde graphics chips will bring extreme performance to mid-range computers

Why It's A Bad Idea For Startups To 'Buy' Facebook And Twitter Followers

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This article originally appeared on American Express Open Forum. If you type "Buy likes and followers" into the google search bar, you'll get dozens of resulting featuring companies that specialize in this type of purchase. Each one has different rates, packages, and services that mainly appeal to new businesses looking...
Why It's A Bad Idea For Startups To 'Buy' Facebook And Twitter Followers

Google and Facebook greatly expanded their lobbying budgets in Q1

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Technology companies are boosting their lobbying budgets, as issues that impact them either directly or indirectly are increasingly falling under the eye of Congress. Contentious bills such as SOPA, and now CISPA, have led to several companies greatly expanding the amount of money they are spending to make their views known. In...
Google and Facebook greatly expanded their lobbying budgets in Q1

ICANN Boss: We're Not Ready To Launch These Half-Baked New gTLDs, So Let's Launch Them

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We've talked about the fact that the whole "generic top level domain" (gTLD) process was hopelessly corrupt, as it was more or less driven by those who sought to profit from the system -- folks who ran (or hoped to run) domain registration offerings. And, the entire thing seemed based...
ICANN Boss: We're Not Ready To Launch These Half-Baked New gTLDs, So Let's Launch Them

With $261M Pledged, Kickstarter Commits to Sharing Daily Stats

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Kickstarter projects are all beautiful and unique snowflakes, but the crowdfunding platform is impressive in aggregate. Today Kickstarter posted a new stats page that it said would be updated daily, sharing the site’s total number of projects and amount of money committed to them, and breaking everything down by category...
With $261M Pledged, Kickstarter Commits to Sharing Daily Stats

Bring in the clones: Z Kombinator rips off Paul Graham’s startup incubator [satire]

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The Sawmer brothers are notorious for cloning popular companies overseas and build a userbase, hoping to sell it back to the company that it cloned. Someone thought it would be funny if they were to set up their own version of Y Combinator, called “Z Kombinator” of course. This parody...
Bring in the clones: Z Kombinator rips off Paul Graham’s startup incubator [satire]
Why You Have To Pay A Ridiculous Amount Of Money For Slow Internet (TWC, VZW, T)

CHART OF THE DAY: The Surprising Amount Of Money Google Pays Apple To Be Its Default Search Engine (GOOG, AAPL)

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Apple is getting $1 billion annually from Google just for making Google the default search engine in iOS and on the desktop for Safari, says Macquarie analyst Ben Schachter. Schacter believes Google generates $1.3 billion in revenue from toolbar searches on Apple gadgets. Of that, he thinks Google forks...
CHART OF THE DAY: The Surprising Amount Of Money Google Pays Apple To Be Its Default Search Engine (GOOG, AAPL)

Matthew Inman Takes Photos Of $211,223 In Cash To Send To FunnyJunk & Charles Carreon

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Charles Carreon dropped his highly questionable case against Matthew Inman, IndieGoGo, the American Cancer Society and the National Wildlife Fund last week. It was pretty clear he was going to lose (and in a big, bad way). However, he claimed "victory" because, to avoid further complications, Inman made sure that...
Matthew Inman Takes Photos Of $211,223 In Cash To Send To FunnyJunk & Charles Carreon

Venture-backed IPOs and mergers decline in 2012 after Facebook's sluggish debut

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Photo via Bigstock Forty nine venture-backed companies completed initial public offerings during 2012, a slight decline over 2011 when 51 companies made the plunge. Nonetheless, the amount of money raised through the offerings — in part driven by Facebook’s big offering from May — mushroomed in 2012 to $21.4 billion....
Venture-backed IPOs and mergers decline in 2012 after Facebook's sluggish debut

WARNING: cannabis causes tedious narcissism | John Harris

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Australian smokers are Instagramming inane weed-related photos. It's one of the best reasons to decriminalise the drugNever let it be said that cannabis smokers can barely find enough energy to make their once-daily trip to the garage for crisps and chocolate milk: thanks to the weedheads of Australia, we now...
WARNING: cannabis causes tedious narcissism | John Harris
7 reasons you can't take social networks for granted

Ngmoco raises $25M for iPhone games, acquires Freeverse

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Making a bigger push into games on the iPhone, Ngmoco has raised $25 million in a third round of venture capital and acquired iPhone game developer Freeverse. The round was led by Institutional Venture Partners and included existing shareholders Kleiner Perkins, Norwest Venture Parters, and Maples Investments. To date, Ngmoco,...
Ngmoco raises $25M for iPhone games, acquires Freeverse

What the Yammer Acquisition Says About Microsoft - and Enterprise Social Networking

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Much of the recent analysis on Microsoft’s $1.2B acquisition of Yammer focused on the slick application Yammer had built, their rapid viral adoption, and how it represented the assent of the social enterprise as the next hot category. Certainly all this is true, as Yammer is a very simple and...
What the Yammer Acquisition Says About Microsoft - and Enterprise Social Networking
AOL revenue is showing signs of life, except where it counts

Mind Your Neck and Stop Knocking Promoted Tweets

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So Twitter’s got a big – whoo-pished! – backlash after announcing they will be launching promoted tweets. I’m seeing twitter users saying that it will turn Twitter into a male enhancement and teeth whitening spam box; it wont work and threatening to leave the platform; and quote unquote ‘experts’...
Mind Your Neck and Stop Knocking Promoted Tweets

Hacking Happiness: How Big Data Can Make The World More Joyful

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Sure, big data technology can read every tweet ever tweeted. It can search and organize boundless volumes of books. It can even help keep track of sports statistics that were previously unrecordable. But now it can make the world a happier place. John C. Havens, founder of the H(app)athon Project,...
Hacking Happiness: How Big Data Can Make The World More Joyful

Roku gains $60M in new funding round, working on Smart TV software

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Roku has received another injection of investment to develop its streaming set-top box. The $60 million round of funding comes from new investors Fidelity and Hearst Corp, as well as from previous investors such as broadcaster BskyB and News Corp, and brings the total amount of money invested into Roku...
Roku gains $60M in new funding round, working on Smart TV software

OpenFeint's Jason Citron Raises $1.1M To Go After Core Gamers With New Startup Phoenix Guild

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Just a year after selling his mobile-social gaming network OpenFeint to GREE for $104 million, Jason Citron is at it again. He’s starting a new company called Phoenix Guild and has pocketed $1.1 million from YouWeb, Accel Partners, and General Catalyst Partners. The goal is to be a the “Blizzard...
OpenFeint's Jason Citron Raises $1.1M To Go After Core Gamers With New Startup Phoenix Guild

Microsoft does Chinese New Year with a Metro twist

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For those of you near China/Hong Kong (or like ourselves, in New York City) Chinese New Year is a pretty big deal and tends to be a lot of fun. So it's very cool to see Microsoft getting into the mix by distributing traditional Chinese "Red Envelopes" to the...
Microsoft does Chinese New Year with a Metro twist

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

6-8 Weeks Until Bitcoin Debit/Credit Card, says BitInstant

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Those of you who have been around the Bitcoin block a time or two have probably heard of, and even used, BitInstant. BitInstant is a service that provides the ability to transfer funds between Bitcoin and governmental currencies much more quickly than would otherwise be possible. They're also well known...
6-8 Weeks Until Bitcoin Debit/Credit Card, says BitInstant
Bump now lets you hand out money by tapping your phone

Poshmark raises $12 Series B to get you shopping for fashion on your phone

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Poshmark, the mobile-first shopping app that lets users re-sell clothes on their phones and in virtual shopping parties, is expected to announce Tuesday that it’s raised a $12 million Series B funding round led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from existing investors Mayfield Fund, Inventus Capital, and SoftTech VC. The round...
Poshmark raises $12 Series B to get you shopping for fashion on your phone

Auto insurer Progressive alleges software license shakedown by Pitney Bowes

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A large auto insurance provider has become embroiled in a court battle with Pitney Bowes, alleging that the software vendor claims a 20-year-old license agreement between the companies has been significantly misinterpreted and that a significant additional amount of money is owed....
Auto insurer Progressive alleges software license shakedown by Pitney Bowes
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