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Commerce in a Box: Birchbox and Brit + Co. Launch New Subscription Services

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Two new subscription services launched today, focused on the home and being crafty. The first is from one of the more high-profile brands in the space, Birchbox, and the other comes from lifestyle site Brit + Co. New York-based Birchbox said it is adding Birchbox Home, a subscription service that...
Commerce in a Box: Birchbox and Brit + Co. Launch New Subscription Services

Brit Media Raises $1.25M and Launches Wedding Web Site Tools

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Former Google TV Product Lead Brit Morin is disclosing today that she has raised $1.25 million in seed funding from an impressive list of investors, including Marissa Mayer, Aileen Lee, Tina Sharkey and Seth Goldstein, Kevin Colleran, Annabel Teal, Index Ventures, General Catalyst, Founders Fund Angel and DMGT. The company called...
Brit Media Raises $1.25M and Launches Wedding Web Site Tools

America Welcomes Careful Tweeters (Or How To Lose Friends And Alienate DHS Officers)

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I’ve been irked about this all day. Over at Gigaom, Matthew Ingram writes about 26-year-old British barman, Leigh Van Bryan who was denied entry to America after the Department Of Homeland Security objected to two of his tweets. In one tweet, posted weeks before he flew to LAX, Van Bryan...
America Welcomes Careful Tweeters (Or How To Lose Friends And Alienate DHS Officers)

Twitter The Best Thing To Happen To TV, Says "Wife Swap" Producer Stephen Lambert

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Has social media revolutionized the television, or has the All3Media chairman forgotten something? Twitter--and Facebook--are changing the way that producers look at creating new TV shows. Stephen Lambert, the chairman of All3Media, and creator of Wife Swap, Faking It, and Undercover Boss, seems to think so. In fact, Studio...
Twitter The Best Thing To Happen To TV, Says "Wife Swap" Producer Stephen Lambert

Texting overtakes calling in U.K., says research

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The average Brit sends 200 text messages a month, according to annual research by U.K. communications regulator Ofcom. [Read more]...
Texting overtakes calling in U.K., says research

Soccer Apps Get Hot As FTBpro Secures $5.8M To Go Global While The Football App Inks €10M From Earlybird

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There’s something about Soccer (and as a Brit, by that I mean Football, pulease…) that seems to have captured investors’ imagination of late. A case in point: FTBpro, a large fan-generated content platform has now secured $5.8 million from Battery Ventures and Gemini Israel Ventures to fund global expansion. The...
Soccer Apps Get Hot As FTBpro Secures $5.8M To Go Global While The Football App Inks €10M From Earlybird
Apple Earnings: An Anxious World Awaits

Why women matter more online

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Nick Lehman, president, digital, NBCUniversal, joined Susan Lyne, chairman, Gilt Groupe and Brit Morin, founder and CEO, Brit & Co. for a conversation at Fortune Brainstorm Tech about why women have become such an important demographic on the web. Fortune's Jessi Hempel moderated.  Below is an unedited transcript. JESSI HEMPEL:  So, now we're...
Why women matter more online

Disrupting The Disruptors: How Millennial Entrepreneurs Are Innovating, Killing It

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The title of this Disrupt SF panel is terrible (two ‘Disrupts,’ seriously?), but its premise is pretty amazing: How do Millennials deal with shaking up an industry to the point where they define it, and are at risk of being overthrown by hungry upstarts? Seriously, that’s cooler than being cool?...
Disrupting The Disruptors: How Millennial Entrepreneurs Are Innovating, Killing It

The Real Story Behind Snapchat Leaked

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(Photo: BBC/Snapchats Leaked) Over the past 24 hours, the biggest fear of every avid Snapchat user came to fruition. The sexy, silly and innocuous photos sent using the buzzy app were being submitted for all to see and share  on Snapchat Leaked, a website that collected and published user-submitted screenshots. It garnered worldwide...
The Real Story Behind Snapchat Leaked

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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The voters have spoken, and to them, the most insightful comment of the week comes from Machin Shin responding to a Brit jokingly calling July 4th "Happy We-got-rid-of-a-bunch-of-useless-colonies Day." Machin then explained the conflicting feelings of being American and many of you found it to be quite insightful: Well, We...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt
Meet the British poker player behind Reddit's hunt for the Boston bomber
The DeanBeat: Sorting through the significance of Sony's PlayStation 4 revelation

What's Tough And Awesome About Being A Well-Known Couple In Silicon Valley

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What's it like when two well-known startup founders live under the same roof? Brit and Dave Morin first met a few years ago. Their first date was over coffee, talking about technology. Now they're married. Both worked for Apple. Dave went on to work for Facebook, then he launched mobile...
What's Tough And Awesome About Being A Well-Known Couple In Silicon Valley

From Googler To Home Maker: How Techie Brit Morin Is Becoming Martha Stewart 2.0

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Brit Morin formerly worked for Apple and Google. Now the Silicon Valley techie has a startup that's more chic than geek. She's founded Brit & Co, a venture-backed site that's tapping into the "maker movement." Brit & Co is a visual site like Pinterest, but it shows you how to make...
From Googler To Home Maker: How Techie Brit Morin Is Becoming Martha Stewart 2.0

Sincerely Ink And Brit Morin’s Weduary Team Up On Wedding Invites Collection

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Sincerely, the startup behind photo and card-printing mobile apps Postagram, PopBooth, Sincerely Ink and Dotti, has partnered with Brit Morin’s latest venture,  Weduary, a service for designing social wedding websites. Through the new partnership, Weduary will now offer a special collection of wedding invitations and other wedding-related cards within Sincerely’s flagship app, Sincerely Ink. For those unfamiliar...
Sincerely Ink And Brit Morin’s Weduary Team Up On Wedding Invites Collection

21 Jonah Peretti Quotes That Will Restore Your Faith in Buzzfeed

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Last night, Buzzfeed and Huffington Post cofounder Jonah Peretti sat down with Pando’s Sarah Lacy to talk virality, humans vs. robots, and why deep down we’re all just teenage girls. Here are 21 of his best quotes:. 1. On viral content: “You can explain it in one sentence and get...
21 Jonah Peretti Quotes That Will Restore Your Faith in Buzzfeed

Cartoonist Turns Tweets Into Micro-Comics: A Four-Panel Picture Is Worth 140 Characters

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Twitter is — in my view — the finest communications medium under the sun. And the most fun you can have in 140 characters. It’s also proof that everyone benefits from being edited, even if it’s only self-editing taking place. If you’re looking for evidence that brevity really is the...
Cartoonist Turns Tweets Into Micro-Comics: A Four-Panel Picture Is Worth 140 Characters

At SXSW Danny Boyle Talks About Tech's Disruption Of Movie-Making

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Will we be remixing and re-editing film classics ourselves in the future? The Slumdog Millionaire director thinks there's a distinct possibility. Danny Boyle, the Oscar-winning Brit whose last triumph was building Industrial Revolution-era chimneys inside a 21st-century sports stadium, popped up at SXSW this weekend. Enjoying a chinwag with...
At SXSW Danny Boyle Talks About Tech's Disruption Of Movie-Making

U.S. indicts Brit Ryan Cleary for Fox, PBS hacks

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Famed for allegedly targeting Fox, PBS, and Sony, the onetime U.K.-charged hacker Ryan Cleary is now facing charges in the United States. [Read more]...
U.S. indicts Brit Ryan Cleary for Fox, PBS hacks

The next era of computing is coming, and ARM's Simon Segars is ready to profit from it

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In a world where software updates occur every day and hardware upgrade cycles are speeding up, the ability to make the right bet in silicon is becoming both more important but also more difficult. The people heading the major chip companies can’t just look 18 months into the future, they...
The next era of computing is coming, and ARM's Simon Segars is ready to profit from it

Glasscubes Integrates With Google Apps For Easy, Open Collaboration

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If you’re a small business looking for an online collaboration solution, you could do a lot worse than check out Glasscubes.Designed as a ‘virtual intranet’, Glasscubes provides businesses with a file management, project management and CRM solution all in one tight package.We profiled the service back in October with a...
Glasscubes Integrates With Google Apps For Easy, Open Collaboration

Lover.ly Founder Kellee Khalil On Being A Newlywed… With Her Brand Partners

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In a world where Pinterest is filled with wedding gear and the economic downturn has scratched “wedding planner” off of the affordable options list, it was only a matter of time before a wedding planning service sprouted up on the web. That service is called Lover.ly. Lover.ly has recently...
Lover.ly Founder Kellee Khalil On Being A Newlywed… With Her Brand Partners

Apple Just Hired a Brit To Head Up Its Worldwide Retail Operations [Apple]

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Apple has just appointed John Browett, chief executive of UK electronics retailer Dixons, as its new vice-president of retail. It's the first external senior-executive appointment by Tim Cook, and will see Browett take over the whole of Apple's already incredibly successful retail strategy. No pressure, John. [The Guardian Image:...
Apple Just Hired a Brit To Head Up Its Worldwide Retail Operations [Apple]

12 Year Old Brit In Hot Water For Crazed FarmVille Shopping Spree

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A 12 year old Brit seems to have gone on a shopping spree on Facebook’s popular online game Farmville. It was reported that the boy spent over £900 using all of his savings and the rest spilling over to mothers credit card all without her knowledge.So far it is very...
12 Year Old Brit In Hot Water For Crazed FarmVille Shopping Spree

At Farnborough, SpaceShipTwo and a Brit UAV

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BAE Systems' unmanned aircraft aims to persuade regulators that UAVs are safe to be flown in the U.K. [Read more]...
At Farnborough, SpaceShipTwo and a Brit UAV

With friends like these ... Obama called 'feeble' by Brit for staying neutral in Falklands fight

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With friends like these ... Obama called 'feeble' by Brit for staying neutral in Falklands fight
Brit + Co. Gets Into E-Commerce With 'Brit Kits', Monthly Deliveries Of All Things Crafty

Singapore-based Fitness Buffet puts the fun and value back into exercise

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The idea for Fitness Buffet came to Callum Laing while he was on the treadmill “sweating off the excesses of Christmas”. The then Bangkok-based entrepreneur wondered why exercising had to be such an pain when his young toddler could run around the city’s sun-kissed parks without a care in the...
Singapore-based Fitness Buffet puts the fun and value back into exercise

Summly's teenaged founder says he wants to help make Yahoo great again

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Nick D’Aloisio just agreed to sell his mobile news-reading startup Summly to Yahoo for a rumored $30 million — which wouldn’t be that unusual, except for the fact that D’Aloisio is 17 years old. But while many seem to be assuming the young entrepreneur will take his windfall and flee...
Summly's teenaged founder says he wants to help make Yahoo great again
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