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Vidmaker, a TechStars Cloud Company, Raises Angel Round

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Vidmaker, a TechStars Cloud company based in Madison, WI, has raised an angel round of funding worth $652,260, according to an SEC filing. The company previously collected $118,000 from TechStars Cloud, which, of TechStars’ five franchises, is the only one focused on a theme rather than a city. The backing...
Vidmaker, a TechStars Cloud Company, Raises Angel Round

Advertise To Facebook Users By Recency With Time Range Targeting

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A new Facebook Ads targeting feature now allows advertisers to target those who have recently interacted with Facebook. The targeting type “Action Spec” allows users to target by the recency of specific actions taken. This recency targeting is currently in beta mode. The new... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
Advertise To Facebook Users By Recency With Time Range Targeting

Why Marketers Will Have A Pinerly Pinterest Strategy in 2013

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It is always fun to see the offshoots of popular social media sites. TweetDeck, HootSuite and Radian 6 could never have existed without sites as popular as Facebook and Twitter. Well, there is a new third-party tool in town called Pinerly. And while it is still in invite-only/beta mode, many...
Why Marketers Will Have A Pinerly Pinterest Strategy in 2013

Translation App Linqapp's Developers Are Running Around Taiwan To Promote Its Startup Industry

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Though Taiwan is known for its technological prowess, startup founders there still face many obstacles, including the lack of early-stage funding. As a result, the developers of social translation app Linqapp had to get creative–and their solution brings new meaning to the term “bootstrapping.” Co-founders Sebastian Ang and David Vega...
Translation App Linqapp's Developers Are Running Around Taiwan To Promote Its Startup Industry

Pulselocker's music streaming service could be the next big thing in the DJ world

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Music streaming and subscription service for DJs Pulselocker is launching today in invite-only public beta mode, the San Francisco-based company announced today. The app is now available on Mac OS X in the US, Canada and the European Union. Pulselocker’s ambition is both simple and innovative: give DJs a single...
Pulselocker's music streaming service could be the next big thing in the DJ world
Gmail's New Compose View Now Gives You The Ability To Add Labels And Stars
Amazon vet's new robot-powered apparel startup aims to revolutionize how we buy clothes

Caterina Fake’s Pinwheel Launches

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Pinwheel has been called an annotated, geolocated version of Flickr, which Fake also founded, and it has raised $7.5 million from Redpoint Ventures. That’s in addition to the $2 million in seed funding she’d already acquired. The browser-based service is in beta mode (but leave a clever comment on this...
Caterina Fake’s Pinwheel Launches

“Investing” in the next Lady Gaga

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New game TastemakerX lets users buy and sell virtual stock in emerging musical artists. [cnnmoney-byline src="By Richard Nieva, contributor"] TastemakerX lets players invest in new bands. FORTUNE — Do stockbrokers have an edge in discovering the next Lady Gaga? Probably not. But Marc Ruxin and Sandro Pugliese, co-founders of the...
“Investing” in the next Lady Gaga
Startup Culture is Becoming Mainstream Culture, and Startup Threads is Capitalizing On It

Microsoft Opens Its Socl Experiment For Beta Testing

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Microsoft's social-slash-search experiment has ditched the period and is welcoming testers. Announced earlier this year as So.cl, Microsoft's foray into the social world is looking for people to test drive it. The site, which is a mixture of search and social, but is not Redmond's attempt to compete with...
Microsoft Opens Its Socl Experiment For Beta Testing

Google Maps Expands European Biking Directions, Adding Hundreds Of Kilometers Worth Of Bike Paths

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Originally launched in beta mode for a number of European countries last year, Google Maps has enabled biking directions for Germany, France, Poland, Ireland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. By working with partner organizations, as well as adding hundreds of kilometers of bike paths via Google Map... Please visit Search Engine Land...
Google Maps Expands European Biking Directions, Adding Hundreds Of Kilometers Worth Of Bike Paths

Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar

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(Photo: twitter.com) Non Hustlers Need Not Apply Lerer Ventures is looking to hire a new analyst. The job requires one or two years of experience at a venture backed startup or major tech company. You have to also be “a sweet and cool person,” so no mean losers need apply. According to the...
Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar
Heroku makes sharing SQL data as easy as URL

Been to Apartment Hell and Back? A New Start-Up, Cozy, Wants to Simplify Renting.

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If you’ve ever rented an apartment in certain metro areas, like New York and San Francisco, you’ve probably had a less-than enjoyable experience. Even if you’ve found a reasonably-priced apartment, you might still have to compete with dozens of other applicants and file reams of paperwork. That was what inspired...
Been to Apartment Hell and Back? A New Start-Up, Cozy, Wants to Simplify Renting.

Instagram updates mobile apps with new 'Photos of You' feature

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Instagram announced today that it is updating its iOS and Android app with a new feature dubbed ‘Photos of You’ making it easier to view and be notified of photos you care about most. The feature will make it easier for users uploading images to add mentions of people...
Instagram updates mobile apps with new 'Photos of You' feature
Steam's Big Picture out of beta and into your living room

Twitter buys social media analytics startup Hotspots.io

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Startup, which appears to have still been in beta mode, will join Twitter's revenue engineering team. [Read more]...
Twitter buys social media analytics startup Hotspots.io

Measure your brainwaves and change your mind

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Can a sleek headband which reads your brainwaves help you to achieve inner peace? Interaxon‘s CEO, Ariel Garten certainly thinks so. Her company’s first product, Muse, is an EEG (Electroencephalography) headband which determines what kind of brain waves you are producing and a Brain Health package which tells you how...
Measure your brainwaves and change your mind

Google Lowers Prices To Try And Kill Amazon's Cloud (GOOG, AMZN)

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Remember Compute Engine, Google's Amazon-killer cloud that launched in a "limited preview" this June? So far it hasn't exactly knocked Amazon from its pedestal. So Google's trying an age-old tactic: lowering prices. At the time it was announced, Google said it would be faster and cheaper than Amazon's cloud, offering...
Google Lowers Prices To Try And Kill Amazon's Cloud (GOOG, AMZN)

Vapps Alums Raise $1.5 Million for OneTok, an App Platform With Siri Integration

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Thanks to Siri, you can talk to your phone. With OneTok, you’ll be able to talk to your apps. OneTok, a stealth mode platform created by the founders of Vapps, will allow app developers to integrate Apple’s Siri voice recognition software into their offerings. The New-York based company has raised...
Vapps Alums Raise $1.5 Million for OneTok, an App Platform With Siri Integration

InBed.me Makes Hostel Booking Social in a Way that Industry Mainstay Hostelworld Cannot

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There’s a reason the biggest hostel booking site hasn’t figured out how to connect the world’s 140 million-odd backpackers. It’s because Hostelworld, which sold to private equity firm Hellman & Friedman in 2009 for several hundred million dollars, isn’t a startup anymore. The founders are gone, and dedicating resources and...
InBed.me Makes Hostel Booking Social in a Way that Industry Mainstay Hostelworld Cannot

5 Startups to Watch from Seedcamp’s 2012 US Demo Day [TCTV]

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Seedcamp, the European seed funding network and startup accelerator, came through San Francisco this week as part of its annual multi-city trip to the United States. On Tuesday afternoon in downtown SF, 18 Seedcamp startups pitched a roomful of industry investors, advisors, executives, and general startup enthusiasts. Each company was...
5 Startups to Watch from Seedcamp’s 2012 US Demo Day [TCTV]

The Best Twitter Client For iOS Just Came To Your Mac (AAPL)

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Tweetbot has won hearts and minds all over the place as the go-to Twitter client for iOS. Now a public beta of the software has been released for the Mac. As explained on this page, it's probably buggy and it's not even in beta mode yet. But with time, any...
The Best Twitter Client For iOS Just Came To Your Mac (AAPL)

Multimedia-focused messaging app Cubie introduces free voice calls for its 7 million users

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Cubie, a free messaging from Taiwan centered around drawing and multimedia, has added voice calling to its service today. Calls are rolling out to all 7 million registered users in beta mode, as the app pushes beyond text and recorded voice messages. 500 Startups-backed Cubie — which raised a $1.1 million...
Multimedia-focused messaging app Cubie introduces free voice calls for its 7 million users

Hopscotch teaches kids to code with the first ever coding language designed for mobile

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Watching Code.org’s video promoting the fine art of computer programming, you get the sense that it’s selling a little too hard. Certainly, with cameos from a wide array of tech superstars including Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg, Tony Hsieh and Drew Houston, it is star-studded. And certainly, it is...
Hopscotch teaches kids to code with the first ever coding language designed for mobile

Khosla-Backed Snip.it Launches a Complete Redesign

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A few months ago, Snip.it opened the doors after sitting in a private beta mode for the better part of the past year. Now Snip.it is announcing a major redesign overhaul of the social sharing service, including a mobile platform. It’s a speedy, JavaScript-based design built on open source MongoJS, meaning quick...
Khosla-Backed Snip.it Launches a Complete Redesign

SigFig Launches To Be The Data-Driven Financial Planner Of Your Dreams

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Whether you have $10,000 or $10 million dollars, trying to find help to manage your investments can be a minefield. Mid-level financial advisory firms have come under scrutiny for somewhat shady practices — so even though you can certainly find very good advisers there, it can be a crap...
SigFig Launches To Be The Data-Driven Financial Planner Of Your Dreams

Valve launches Steam for Linux with big sale

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After nearly two months in beta mode, Valve has released Steam for Linux. You can get the Steam client from the Ubuntu Software Center.  Currently there are more than 50 Linux games on Steam and to celebrate the release, Valve is putting on a big week-long sale with games discounted by...
Valve launches Steam for Linux with big sale

Wired editor Ryan Singel leaves to create Contextly, help publishers integrate 'related links'

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For the past ten years, Threat Level editor at Wired, Ryan Singel had been involved in nearly everything a writer is exposed to in the business. He’s discovered that transparency and privacy matter and that tools are needed in order to help writers manage being their “own editors, photo desk, and...
Wired editor Ryan Singel leaves to create Contextly, help publishers integrate 'related links'
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