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Apple expands iWork for iCloud beta testing to its employees

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Apple has expanded beta testing of its upcoming iWork for iCloud service to all Apple employees, according to an email sent to employees. Since the mid-June WWDC conference, iWork for iCloud beta testing has been limited to members of Apple’s developer program. Apple says that employees can use iWork...
Apple expands iWork for iCloud beta testing to its employees
Windows 8 adoption reportedly growing more slowly than Windows 7
Mango Health nabs $1.45M to build gamified mobile health apps

Burstly buys TestFlight to complete the mobile app life cycle, from beta testing to bucks

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Burstly, a startup focused on helping mobile developers monetize through advertising, has acquired TestFlight, the most popular service for beta-testing iOS apps. Today it’s showing off the fruits of their joint labor, TestFlight live, an analytics dashboard for app developers that shows real time detail on an app’s audience, business...
Burstly buys TestFlight to complete the mobile app life cycle, from beta testing to bucks

Tokkster’s widget could bring chatrooms to every site

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According to the ad agency JWT, “Web chat everywhere” is one of the 100 things to watch in 2012. In its annual prediction list, it mentioned the young startup Tokkster as one of the key examples of this new trend. Tokkster’s value proposal is both innovative and simple: it offers...
Tokkster’s widget could bring chatrooms to every site
Lift simplifies self-improvement, launches habit-tracking app for iPhone
Dropbox doubles referral bonus to 500MB, 1GB for pro users

Hide your secrets, Anonymous wants to launch a WikiLeaks competitor

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Love 'em or hate 'em, it's hard to ignore Anonymous. The hacktivist is famously associated with, among other things, protests against the Church of Scientology, takedowns of government websites, cyber-attacks, and--from time to time--just rampant trolling. Judging from this report from The Hacker News, however, it looks as though...
Hide your secrets, Anonymous wants to launch a WikiLeaks competitor

Two Years In Coming, Art.sy Finally Brings Pandora's Genome Project To The Wacky World Of Art

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At TechCrunch Disrupt NYC in May 2010, a young startup named Art.sy took home the “Rookie Disruptor Award” for its art-focused search engine, which allowed users to find art by style, category, size, color, and more. Art.sy also tapped into users’ social graphs to offer personalized recommendations to make art...
Two Years In Coming, Art.sy Finally Brings Pandora's Genome Project To The Wacky World Of Art
EA and Tencent to take The Sims Social game to China

500 Startups Alum LaunchBit Launches Its Email Ad Network

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Advertising in email newsletters is an old idea, but the founders of LaunchBit, a startup that’s leaving closed beta testing today, say things haven’t changed since the ’90s. The biggest problem? When you advertise in newsletters, you blindly send the same ad to everyone on the list. “There’s no targeting...
500 Startups Alum LaunchBit Launches Its Email Ad Network

Twitter's Lead Generation Card gives brands your info with just the click of a button

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Twitter Cards are meant to enhance a user's -- er, advertiser's -- tweets with relevant links and photo previews. Three such cards currently exist, but today the social network introduced a new one: the Lead Generation Card (marketing speak, much?), which essentially lets users accept discounts and provide the...
Twitter's Lead Generation Card gives brands your info with just the click of a button

Wanna track your Amazon cloud costs? Here's another way to do so

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In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a whole ecosystem of startups building businesses around making Amazon Web Services less inscrutable to business customers. And some of those startups are now partnering up with each other to provide a fuller suite of services.. Cloudyn CEO Sharon Wagner. The latest partnership is...
Wanna track your Amazon cloud costs? Here's another way to do so
Apple issues OS X 10.8.4 update, includes iMessage and FaceTime fixes

Zimride Turns Regular Cars Into Taxis With New Ride-sharing App, Lyft

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Here’s one to watch: the ride-sharing service Zimride, which has focused on matching riders and drivers for long trips, is launching a new on-demand ride-sharing app called Lyft. With an interface like Uber, Lyft users will be able to find nearby drivers and hop in for a ride, paying a...
Zimride Turns Regular Cars Into Taxis With New Ride-sharing App, Lyft

RedBox Instant by Verizon launching before quarter's end

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CEO of RedBox Instant by Verizon Shawn Strickland announced at the Consumer Electronics Show that the highly anticipated offering will launch before the end of the first quarter of 2013. The service, currently in invitation-only beta testing was rumored to have launched at the end of December, but was held...
RedBox Instant by Verizon launching before quarter's end
Dear Eric Schmidt, It’s Been 6 Months — Where Are Those iOS-Slaying Android Exclusive Apps?

We're Skeptical That Smartphone-Tablet Hybrids Will Take Off

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This post is from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and analysis service that's currently in beta testing. Check out our free trial offer here. Yesterday, ABI Research released a report about smartphone-tablet hybrids -- which the firm calls "phablets" -- predicting that 239 million of them would ship by...
We're Skeptical That Smartphone-Tablet Hybrids Will Take Off

Moog shows off LEV-96 sensoreactuator prototype on an acoustic guitar

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Moogfest isn't happening for another week, but the synth-maker couldn't wait to take the wraps off of its latest bit of technology. Still in the early days of beta-testing ,the LEV-96 is a far cry from the classic analog instruments we've come to associate with Moog. The company is...
Moog shows off LEV-96 sensoreactuator prototype on an acoustic guitar

9M Users Strong, MapMyFitness Brings Check-Ins, Advanced Google Maps Integration To Fitness Tracking

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MapMyFitness is a veteran of the online health and fitness space, with the first iteration of its website appearing back in the summer of 2005. Since then, the startup has developed a suite of fitness-oriented websites (like MapMyRUN.com, MapMyRIDE.com, MapMyWALK.com, et al) to let users track and store their running,...
9M Users Strong, MapMyFitness Brings Check-Ins, Advanced Google Maps Integration To Fitness Tracking
RIM Seeds BlackBerry 10 Software And Devices To Over 120 Enterprise And Government Customers Ahead Of Launch
Ownshelf is a cloud-based network for eBook fans to share with friends

Singly Launches "App Fabric" Platform For Developers To Speed Up Integrations With Dozens Of Services

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Singly, a startup aimed at simplifying the integration of third-party services in both web and mobile applications, is today launching its platform into open beta. Until now, the company has been in private beta testing with around 3,000 developers who are using Singly in some 250 applications, including TimeHop and...
Singly Launches "App Fabric" Platform For Developers To Speed Up Integrations With Dozens Of Services

Republic Wireless adds a Higher-End Android Phone to its Cut-Rate Cellular Service

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Republic Wireless, one of several start-ups aiming to change the game when it comes to monthly cell phone costs, is adding a higher-end phone to its lineup. The carrier, which offers $19 a month service for talk, text and Web, plans to announce later on Monday that it will carry...
Republic Wireless adds a Higher-End Android Phone to its Cut-Rate Cellular Service

Microsoft launches 'Office 15' preview, promises beta by Summer

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Monday, Microsoft began the technical preview program of "Office 15," the next generation of Microsoft's Office ecosystem, which will include cloud services, servers, mobile and desktop clients. The big thing about Office 15 is that all these separate forms of Office will be simultaneously updated. The Technical Preview period is...
Microsoft launches 'Office 15' preview, promises beta by Summer
Small companies can do quick market research with Peanut Labs’ Crowdvibe (exclusive)

Pinwheel Changes Name To Findery Following Injunction

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Location-based note-sharing app Pinwheel has changed its name to Findery, after the U.S. District Court of New York granted Pinweel, a photo-sharing app, a preliminary injunction over the similar names. In February, Caterina Fake (yep, last name Fake involved in a naming-rights lawsuit…I can’t make this stuff up) launched Pinwheel. The...
Pinwheel Changes Name To Findery Following Injunction
Google analytics goes mobile with alerts and real-time data

Is 2011 like 1994 for Apple, Twitter, Facebook, and the Web?

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Fact: In 1994 I thought Apple was going to own it all. By 1999 most magazines thought it was dead. Fact: In 1992 Pointcast shipped. By 1999 it was dead. Fact: In 1994 Microsoft was beta testing a system called “Blackbird.” They killed it before shipping it. It was...
Is 2011 like 1994 for Apple, Twitter, Facebook, and the Web?
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