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Here's Your First Look At Stamped, The Wishlist App That Hollywood Celebs Are Obsessed With

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Earlier today we introduced you to Stamped, a refreshed app that aims to change the way you keep track of your favorite things. The new version works similarly to Twitter, and is an awesome place to keep all of your favorite things, from restaurants to books, movies, and music. Alyson Shontell...
Here's Your First Look At Stamped, The Wishlist App That Hollywood Celebs Are Obsessed With

GetGlue Aims to Provide Better Movie, Music and Book Recommendations - http://bit.ly/b8ZFyx

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GetGlue Aims to Provide Better Movie, Music and Book Recommendations - http://bit.ly/b8ZFyx

This is the best book Bill Gates read this summer

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Bill Gates likes to read and share his book recommendations with the rest of us, and this week he revealed which title impressed him the most summer — “Moonwalking with Einstein” by Joshua Foer. Foer, who is a science writer by day, examines our ability to memorize things, the tagline...
This is the best book Bill Gates read this summer

Amazon Buys Goodreads, A Possible Step Toward Getting More Social

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Could Amazon be going social? The online retailer announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Goodreads, which bills itself as the world's largest online community for book recommendations. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. According to the official statement: Goodreads has helped change how we discover and discuss...
Amazon Buys Goodreads, A Possible Step Toward Getting More Social

Mobile can be the 'personalization lens' for offline stores

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Online shopping shows customers are craving personalized shopping experiences – and mobile can help inject that same, data-driven digital enhancement in to bricks-and-mortar stores, panelists at GigaOM’s Mobilize conference agreed. “You can’t reconfigure a physical space to personalize it,” Shopkick co-founder Aaron Emigh told a panel on the topic. “But...
Mobile can be the 'personalization lens' for offline stores

GetGlue Adds New Music, Movie & Book Recommendations Made by Human & Machine

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It's hard to keep up with all the newly released movies and music these days, but a lightweight social network with a whole lot of smarts under the hood says it can now offer you personalized recommendations of new releases that suit your very particular interests. GetGlue is a semantic...
GetGlue Adds New Music, Movie & Book Recommendations Made by Human & Machine

Amazon Acquires Social Reading Site Goodreads, Which Gives The Company A Social Advantage Over Apple

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Today, Amazon has announced the acquisition of social reading service, Goodreads. Specific terms of the deal weren’t disclosed and it should close by the end of Q2. Goodreads had raised $2.75M in funding from the likes of True Ventures, since launching in January 2007. As of last August, the site...
Amazon Acquires Social Reading Site Goodreads, Which Gives The Company A Social Advantage Over Apple
Reading Is Alive And Well At Social Reading Site Goodreads, Which Just Hit 10M Members
Random House's new Facebook app: If you liked Evelyn Waugh, you'll love the Berenstain Bears

Oyster: A Spotify For Books

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Oyster, a fledgling mobile service for Spotify-style on-demand books, has raised $3 million in funding led by Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Oyster, which is still a work in progress, will let users of its mobile app access, discover, and read an ever-growing range of titles and genres, all on your...
Oyster: A Spotify For Books

Can Ownshelf, the 'Dropbox for ebooks', sail clear of lending controversy?

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Ownshelf, a service that allows its users to share their ebook collections with others, has started to enlist well-known people to help raise awareness of its service. It’s potentially on dodgy ground, though, and publishers will no doubt be keeping an eye on this ‘Dropbox for ebooks’ to make sure...
Can Ownshelf, the 'Dropbox for ebooks', sail clear of lending controversy?
Ownshelf is a cloud-based network for eBook fans to share with friends
Amazon acquires Goodreads, a book recommendations service

Apple sought iBooks recommendation deal with Goodreads, was blocked by Amazon purchase

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Apple was reportedly interested in integrating book recommendations from the service Goodreads into the iBookstore, but those plans were tossed after Amazon bought the social networking site.    ...
Apple sought iBooks recommendation deal with Goodreads, was blocked by Amazon purchase

Today's Scuttlebot: Anonymous on Swartz, and Precious Obscurity

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Monday, selections include Eric Schmidt's daughter reporting on North Korea, strange book recommendations from an app that uses Facebook data and the European Union's $1.3 billion contest for financing science projects....
Today's Scuttlebot: Anonymous on Swartz, and Precious Obscurity

Amazon to Acquire Goodreads, A Book Site

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Amazon agreed to buy Goodreads, a book-recommendations website with more than 16 million members....
Amazon to Acquire Goodreads, A Book Site
Enter The Storyverse: An Index For People, Places, And Things Mentioned In Books

B&N releases Nook app for Windows 8

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Amazon’s Kindle app for Windows 8 was in the Microsoft App Store on October 25, the same day Windows 8 debuted. Barnes & Noble, which recently finalized its agreement with Microsoft to spin off its Nook and college businesses, took a little longer, but on Wednesday the company released a Nook...
B&N releases Nook app for Windows 8
Holiday Gift Guide: music, movies, books, and more

Ex-Googlers Relaunch Their Startup Stamped And Get Ryan Seacrest, Justin Bieber And Ellen DeGeneres To Invest

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Last Spring, Robby Stein and Bart Stein (not related) left their jobs at Google to start a company, Stamped. Stamped received funding from Google Ventures and others to become a mobile app that would make restaurant and small business reviews more social. It was well received and named one of...
Ex-Googlers Relaunch Their Startup Stamped And Get Ryan Seacrest, Justin Bieber And Ellen DeGeneres To Invest

Surprisingly Convincing Argument About The Shopping Limitations On Amazon

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Why have flash sales sites like the market place for design products Fab.com grown so quickly? CEO and co-founder Jason Goldberg says that while Amazon is the go-to place for shoppers who know exactly what they want, Fab offers a casual, browsing shopping experience that most people can relate to....
Surprisingly Convincing Argument About The Shopping Limitations On Amazon

Six finalists in the book discovery Publishing Hackathon; winner to be announced at BEA

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The Publishing Hackathon, held this past weekend at coworking space The Alley in New York, gave 30 teams a little over a day to come up with an idea for a book discovery startup, build a demo and pitch it to a panel of judges. Six finalists were chosen Sunday...
Six finalists in the book discovery Publishing Hackathon; winner to be announced at BEA

Dennis Crowley Says Foursquare Is Only “10 Percent Of What It Needs To Be” [Video]

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Watch live streaming video from disrupt at livestream.com After speaking on a panel Wednesday at TechCrunch Disrupt with Facebook’s Chris Cox and Google’s Vic Gundotra, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley sat down with our own Evelyn Rusli for a backstage video interview. It is clear that he feels Foursquare is still...
Dennis Crowley Says Foursquare Is Only “10 Percent Of What It Needs To Be” [Video]
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