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Bringing Banking To Immigrants & Unbanked, m-Via Rebrands As Boom Financial, Closes On $17 Million In Funding

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Global mobile money transfer service m-Via is officially rebranding as Boom Financial today as it announces the close of a $17 million round of funding, led by mobile operator Digicel Group Ltd. The carrier stretches across 31 markets, including the Caribbean, Central America and South Pacific – all geographies Boom...
Bringing Banking To Immigrants & Unbanked, m-Via Rebrands As Boom Financial, Closes On $17 Million In Funding

Seattle, DC, and San Diego are bright spots in tech hiring, report states

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Tech boom? That must be focused in the Valley, right? Or at least, you would expect that any such rapid expansion would have the largest impact in that region. However, a new study by the Praxis Strategy Group has outlined a number of critical facts that bust that specific narrative. Among...
Seattle, DC, and San Diego are bright spots in tech hiring, report states

YAHOO EXEC: It Makes No Sense That Millennial Media's Stock Had A Huge Pop This Morning (MM)

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Yahoo ad exec Michael Katz had the best reaction to Millennial Media's big IPO pop this morning: Millenial Media's marketcap is almost bigger than the actual Mobile Ad Market. Tell me how this makes sense. — Michael Katz (@mkatz_iC) March 29, 2012 Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join...
YAHOO EXEC: It Makes No Sense That Millennial Media's Stock Had A Huge Pop This Morning (MM)

Diner Dash 5: Boom Collector's Edition

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Diner Dash 5: Boom Collector's Edition

Facebook has totally changed the mobile ad industry, caused 180% spend spike in 2012

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The mobile advertising industry has seen a huge boom in 2012 — and it’s almost entirely thanks to Facebook. As the year draws to a close, data from ad analysis firm eMarketer show the social network’s branching into mobile ads helped U.S. mobile ad spend jump from $1.45 billion...
Facebook has totally changed the mobile ad industry, caused 180% spend spike in 2012

Boom Financial, formerly m-Via, raises $17M for cross-border payments

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M-Via’s Boom service debuted last year with the ambitious goal of restructuring the way people send money to their home countries via mobile phones. M-Via is now getting a big endorsement from mobile operator Digicel Group, which is leading a $17 million round in the newly renamed Boom Financial. The...
Boom Financial, formerly m-Via, raises $17M for cross-border payments

Huge, High-Resolution Photos Of Twitter's Brand-New Office

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Twitter has finally finished its move to its new office on three of the floors of 1355 Market Street—dumping its old offices at 795 Folsom just like it dumped the old Twitter logo. It's in the "Mid-Market" neighborhood in San Francisco—a moderately sketchy area, with measurably higher crime rates than the old...
Huge, High-Resolution Photos Of Twitter's Brand-New Office

Clothes Horse is blazing the trail for the future of clothing that fits

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Online shopping is wildly convenient if you’re tight on time or live out in the boonies, miles from a mall. But often with convenience, comes compromise – on both quality and fit because it’s hard to tell from a picture, especially of a supermodel, what the clothes really look like...
Clothes Horse is blazing the trail for the future of clothing that fits

Apple Gives Podcasts a Gentle Push Out of iTunes

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Podcasts were supposed to be a big deal several years ago, but that boom never happened. Now there’s at least anecdotal evidence that the format is actually picking up steam, as creators, listeners and advertisers warm to the format. So why have podcasts disappeared from the new version of iTunes...
Apple Gives Podcasts a Gentle Push Out of iTunes

Meet Ideame, the Latin American Kickstarter

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Earlier this week, yet another project crossed the $1m milestone in funding crowdsourced via Kickstarter. Yet, the platform only accepts projects from US residents, which means the rest of the world is left out. However, Latin American creators now have a solid alternative: the Argentine platform Ideame, launched in August...
Meet Ideame, the Latin American Kickstarter

SAP to give business tools a consumer-app makeover

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A series of initiatives are under way at SAP with the goal of bringing its business applications much closer to the ease of use and eye-catching visuals provided by consumer applications, particularly ones made amid the boom in mobile computing....
SAP to give business tools a consumer-app makeover

Are online backup companies ripping you off?

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This sponsored post is produced Peter Zaborszky, Manager of BestBackups.com. There has been a big boom of online backup companies offering to store your data online for you in case something goes wrong with local versions. This is hardly surprising as hard disk prices have been falling steadily since…forever. But...
Are online backup companies ripping you off?

Jonathan Schwartz unveils startup, talks about final days at Sun

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The last CEO of the Silicon Valley pioneer that invented Java and helped fuel the dot-com boom has a new company that helps people track medical care....
Jonathan Schwartz unveils startup, talks about final days at Sun

The New York Times Posts a Help Wanted Ad For a Sales Boss

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Anyone want to sell ads for America’s best-known newspaper? The New York Times is looking for a new ad sales head, following a corporate re-org that went into effect yesterday. Denise Warren, who used to head up both ad sales and the Times Web site, has a new role heading...
The New York Times Posts a Help Wanted Ad For a Sales Boss

What do you think of the new yahoo weather app for iOS ? I think I found my new weather app. TWC deleted!

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It's fantastic. I love the use of Flickr photos -- great cross-pollination. Two things: 1) I wish you could "like" the Flickrs photos from the app. 2) The app icon is awful. I would never want that on my homescreen. Yahoo, some advice: kill the branding. The purple already screams...
What do you think of the new yahoo weather app for iOS ? I think I found my new weather app. TWC deleted!

UE Boom: a splash-resistant, Bluetooth-enabled speaker for overzealous rioters

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You know what'll go perfectly with that waterproof Bluetooth speaker ball that a Billy Corgan doppelganger recommended a few years back? That odd tube you're undoubtedly fixated on above. That's the Ultimate Ears UE Boom, and those people underneath are presumably blitzed from a day of raving at [insert...
UE Boom: a splash-resistant, Bluetooth-enabled speaker for overzealous rioters

stevekovach: patrickcotnoir: MY HEAD JUST...

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stevekovach: patrickcotnoir: MY HEAD JUST EXPLODED !!!! Boom....
stevekovach: patrickcotnoir: MY HEAD JUST...

Q1 Report: VCs Invested Nearly $7 Billion Across 841 Deals, the 'Highest Level' Since Dot Com Boom

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(Photo via CBI Insights) CB Insights released a new report about venture capital financing for the first quarter of 2013, and after a bleak 2012, things are looking up for New York startups. The state beat out Massachusetts for the second time in the last two years on “overall number of deals...
Q1 Report: VCs Invested Nearly $7 Billion Across 841 Deals, the 'Highest Level' Since Dot Com Boom

Housing boost plans under government scrutiny

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Ministers study report into lending publicly owned land to developers and relaxing laws on social housing build schemesMinisters are studying plans to boost housebuilding by lending publicly owned land to developers and relaxing requirements for building schemes to include social housing.The recommendations are expected to be made in a report...
Housing boost plans under government scrutiny

PeerIndex Hires Former Klout VP To Scale Up, And Cash In On Influencer Boom

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PeerIndex, the Klout-like influencer ranking startup which this year picked up a $3 Million Series A round, is beefing up its team and scaling up operations. Specifically, it’s hired Garth Holsinger, Klout’s ex-VP of Sales and Business Development, to help accelerate their marketing and partnerships. This makes for a significant...
PeerIndex Hires Former Klout VP To Scale Up, And Cash In On Influencer Boom

"We have reached a milestone in our understanding of nature,” said CERN Director General Rolf Heuer...."

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““We have reached a milestone in our understanding of nature,” said CERN Director General Rolf Heuer. “The discovery of a particle consistent with the Higgs boson opens the way to more detailed studies, requiring larger statistics, which will pin down the new particle’s properties, and is likely to shed light...
"We have reached a milestone in our understanding of nature,” said CERN Director General Rolf Heuer...."

JOBS Act Got Boost From AOL Co-Founder

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The bill signed Thursday by President Barack Obama that loosens accounting rules for start-up companies owes much to billionaire Steve Case — whose own company was one of the highfliers of the ’90s dot-com boom but later suffered accounting scandals. Mr. Case, an AOL Inc. co-founder and venture capitalist, was...
JOBS Act Got Boost From AOL Co-Founder

Apptopia gives app developers an exit strategy

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The mobile app boom has attracted legions of developers hoping to make it rich like Instagram or OMGPOP. But the reality is that turning an app into a profitable business is still a long-shot proposition. But at least now developers can get something back for the investment by selling their apps...
Apptopia gives app developers an exit strategy
Bitcoinica users sue for $460k in lost Bitcoins

The Primetimeness of Apple's Passbook

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I’m not really in the habit of breaking down other writer’s posts, but in this case I’ll make an exception. Erica Ogg wrote the article linked above at GigaOm, entitled Apple’s New Passbook Isn’t Quite Ready For Primetime. In it she describes the points that she feels are still showing...
The Primetimeness of Apple's Passbook

Italian Court Overturns Seizure Of Cyberlocker Rapidgator

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In April we wrote about how Italian law enforcement had blocked over two dozen websites after the industry claimed they were responsible for copyright infringement. There was no trial, no adversarial hearing where the sites were able to defend themselves. Just: entertainment industry complains, law enforcement buys the complaints, tells...
Italian Court Overturns Seizure Of Cyberlocker Rapidgator
Thompson needs to go as Yahoo’s CEO

The next huge upset in online music

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As digital delivery eats away at music royalties, performing rights organization ASCAP is seeing a boom in membership. [cnnmoney-byline src="By Heather Muse, editor"] FORTUNE -- Just a decade ago, music streaming services like Spotify and Pandora seemed like a pipe dream: vast libraries of legal music that could be accessed...
The next huge upset in online music

Is New York's Digital Boom Slowing Down?

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Want a job at a digital company based in New York City? You should have been looking earlier this year, says a headhunting shop. Cook Associates Executive Search says hiring at “pure play” Internet and digital companies in New York has been slowing down throughout 2012. Cook says hiring at...
Is New York's Digital Boom Slowing Down?

RT @GulfOilCleanup: After BP inaction, Fairhope will deploy its own boom http://bit.ly/bnfesx #oilspill #BP

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RT @GulfOilCleanup: After BP inaction, Fairhope will deploy its own boom http://bit.ly/bnfesx #oilspill #BP
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