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After A 15-Minute Coffee Meeting, An Investor Offered This 21-Year-Old Founder $500,000

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Josh Miller is the 21-year-old CEO of a buzzy little startup called Branch. He recently raised a big seed round of financing, $2 million, from top-tier angel investors like TechStars' David Tisch, Foursquare investor Rick Webb, and Twitter cofounder Evan Williams. Like many founders these days, Miller has been hit...
After A 15-Minute Coffee Meeting, An Investor Offered This 21-Year-Old Founder $500,000
Nest meet Glass, the learning thermostat lands on your eyes

Walmart Just Launched a Birchbox for Gourmet Food

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It does look tasty. We don’t tend to associate Walmart with either buzzy startup business models or high-end snacks. And yet GigaOm reports the ultimate big-box store has launched Goodies, its very own subscription service, devoted to gourmet food samples. Think chocolate souffle and–seriously–kale chips.  It’s the brainchild of in-house innovators...
Walmart Just Launched a Birchbox for Gourmet Food
Uber Simplifies Sign Up Process: Just Hold Up Your Credit Card & You’re In!

The Big Apple's Big Data advantage

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A new research lab in the heart of New York City is tasked with parsing the next big thing in technology. By Anne VanderMey, reporter FORTUNE -- The new Microsoft (MSFT) research lab in Manhattan is the latest addition to New York City's increasingly buzzy tech scene. Headed by mathematical...
The Big Apple's Big Data advantage

Music site This Is My Jam could spin out from Echo Nest

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Buzzy song-sharing site This Is My Jam could be going independent from its parent company as it prepares to take the next step in its evolution. The site, which lets people share their favorite music track-by-track, has proven an underground hit online less than a year after launching publicly: more...
Music site This Is My Jam could spin out from Echo Nest

Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning's Airtime: check back in three months

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Latest social app by the Napster whiz-kids launched in New York at a bug-ridden event, but hopes for app's success remain highThe latest app from Napster co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning launched in New York on Tuesday at an event as studded with celebrities as it was with technical...
Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning's Airtime: check back in three months
Honda Accord plug-in hybrid review: Like the Chevy Volt, only normal
Tech Insurgents 2012: Ryder Ripps, Jonathan Vingiano and Jules LaPlace

Makerbot Reportedly Raising at a $300M Valuation, or Maybe It'll Just Get Acquired

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(Screencap: YouTube) Brooklyn’s own Makerbot Industries, the buzzy startup that produces 3D printers and recently opened a storefront in Nolita to display its printed plastic wares, is reportedly looking to raise a round totaling $25 million. Or maybe they’re in acquisition talks. It’s definitely one of those things, so says...
Makerbot Reportedly Raising at a $300M Valuation, or Maybe It'll Just Get Acquired

Education Start-up Udacity Raises Funds from Andreessen Horowitz

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Sebastian Thrun helped spawn the massive open online course (MOOC) movement first as a professor at Stanford and now through his own start-up, Udacity, which has offered a total of 14 classes on computer science and other topics since launching earlier this year. Now buzzy VC firm Andreessen Horowitz is...
Education Start-up Udacity Raises Funds from Andreessen Horowitz

Facebook readies iOS app update featuring 'Chat Heads' messaging

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Chat Heads, the buzzy messaging feature released as part of Facebook's Home software for Android-based smartphones, is now coming to the iPhone and iPad.The app, which is designed to let users chat with their friends even while they are doing other things on their phone, will launch on the...
Facebook readies iOS app update featuring 'Chat Heads' messaging

All Things SXSW (Re)Considered

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Editor’s note: Marc Ruxin is CEO and co-founder of TastemakerX. Follow him on Twitter @ruxputin. If you went to SXSW 20 years ago, you would have been there to see and discover new music. You worked at a label or publishing company, or perhaps you were a journalist or PR rep....
All Things SXSW (Re)Considered

The 15 Most Important Security Startups Of 2013

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Computer security is a difficult problem that attracts some of the brightest minds in the tech industry who build some of the most innovative products. We've assembled this list of the hottest, coolest security startups creating buzz for a number of reasons: They've landed big finance rounds. They have impressive...
The 15 Most Important Security Startups Of 2013

Facebook readies iOS app update featuring 'Chat Heads' messaging

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Chat Heads, the buzzy messaging feature released as part of Facebook's Home software for Android-based smartphones, is now coming to the iPhone and iPad....
Facebook readies iOS app update featuring 'Chat Heads' messaging
Pair vs. Pair: Pair The App Is Getting Sued By Pair Networks, The Hosting Company

Hunch Gets It Right, Adds A $10 Million B Round Led By Khosla Ventures

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Hunch, a buzzy startup that answers questions using crowd-sourced recommendations, has resolved one query of its own: Who’s going to fund our B round? Sources tell me that Khosla Ventures is leading a new round that will add another $10 million to $12 million to the startup’s bank account. General...
Hunch Gets It Right, Adds A $10 Million B Round Led By Khosla Ventures

Checkmark Brings Better Geofenced Reminders To iPhone, Mac Version In The Works

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Checkmark is yet another one of those buzzy iPhone apps which people were talking about, blogging about and raving about, even before it officially launched. And today, it launched. It’s hard to resist taking a look at it, when even weeks before its debut, people were saying this is the...
Checkmark Brings Better Geofenced Reminders To iPhone, Mac Version In The Works

Did GoDaddy hire a real geek for its Super Bowl ad?

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CNET writer Amanda Kooser investigates Jesse Heiman, the supermodel-kissing actor from GoDaddy's buzzy Super Bowl ad, and weighs his geek cred. [Read more]...
Did GoDaddy hire a real geek for its Super Bowl ad?

A virtual firing range to goose real sales

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Even for the gimmick-crazed ad world, the campaign for a new Playstation video game is likely to raise eyebrows. By Alex Konrad, reporter FORTUNE -- This Valentine's Day, thousands of people used their keyboards and web browsers not to buy flowers or forget-me-nots, but to aim and fire a machine...
A virtual firing range to goose real sales

Lerer Ventures Hires An Obama Electioneer to Run Its Incubator

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If you worked on Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign, you got to spend the end of the year basking in praise for the tech-savvy operation’s exploits. Then you had to get a new job. So Ashley Arenson moved from Chicago, where she spent a year-plus as Obama for America’s “Director of...
Lerer Ventures Hires An Obama Electioneer to Run Its Incubator
So You Think You Might Be in Love With Facebook Stock

Edgy Location-Sharing App Maker Highlight Raises Seed Funding

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Highlight, a buzzy iPhone app that takes location-sharing to the next level, has raised funding. It’s just a seed round, but a significant one — the company isn’t disclosing the amount, but it should tell you something that the lead investor is Benchmark Capital, which doesn’t usually do seed investments,...
Edgy Location-Sharing App Maker Highlight Raises Seed Funding

What Life Is Really Like For A Mother Of Three Running A Hot Startup

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A lot of us dream having Sharmila Mulligan's career. She's been involved in multiple startups with big payouts and is now CEO and co-founder of ClearStory Data, a buzzy early-stage startup in Palo Alto, Calif. It's backed by Google Ventures, her buddy Marc Andreessen's firm Andreessen Horowitz, and Khosla Ventures. She...
What Life Is Really Like For A Mother Of Three Running A Hot Startup
Yahoo Buys Another Startup, Cross-Platform Gaming Company PlayerScale

WIKILEAKS: Something 'Extraordinary' Is About To Be Released, And 25 Media Organizations Are Preparing For It

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Some interesting tweets from Wikileaks this evening... It's been awhile since Wikileaks had anything real buzzy, so we're curious what it is. Please follow Business Insider on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »See Also:NEW WIKILEAKS: 'Internecine Warfare' Between Qaddafi's Children Is EscalatingJulian Assange Speaks After Losing...
WIKILEAKS: Something 'Extraordinary' Is About To Be Released, And 25 Media Organizations Are Preparing For It
Bitcoin Is Now Seeing Massive Hyperdeflation That Could Devastate Its Economy

Oh, The Places Tumblr Can Go!

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Nothing says Internet opportunity like a social media juggernaut. Tumblr, the meme-olicious, gif-tastic, photo-fabulous, (but also occasionally) thoughtful blogging platform that attracted 167 million visitors and nearly 18 billion pageviews in December, is certainly no exception. The site now ranks as the 11th-largest in terms of traffic, according to Quantcast. (That’s down...
Oh, The Places Tumblr Can Go!

Silicon Valley's In Crowd Just Lost BetterWorks, A $10 Million Startup

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BetterWorks, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based startup with a who's-who of Silicon Valley behind it, just announced it's shutting down at the end of the month. The company had raised $10 million from Redpoint Ventures, where Satish Dharmaraj, the former CEO of Zimbra, led the deal. Angel investors included startup whisperer...
Silicon Valley's In Crowd Just Lost BetterWorks, A $10 Million Startup
uBeam Raises 750k from FF Angel, Andreessen Horowitz and CrunchFund and Angels
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