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Chinese AirBnb Clones Get Millions In Funding - From American Investors

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The cheap sleep bazaar in Asia keeps growing, even as AirBnb itself seeks to expand there. Domestic tourism in China hit a record high in 2012, with 3 billion trips. And as of yesterday the hipsters of Shanghai and Shenzen (aka "cultured youth") will have more lodging options similar...
Chinese AirBnb Clones Get Millions In Funding - From American Investors

Rocket Internet launches its Nigerian Amazon clone, Kasuwa

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Nigeria’s Amazon clone has launched with an offer of 1,500 naira (US$9.20) gift for new subscribers. For new orders, Kasuwa will offer free shipping for goods bought as a part of its launch promotion. Currently, the site’s wares include books, electronics, mobile phones, computing and hardware. Kasuwa will also offer its customer pay-on-delivery...
Rocket Internet launches its Nigerian Amazon clone, Kasuwa

Clipix Wants To Be A Pinterest For The Real World

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Does the world really need another visual bookmarking service? After all, we already have Pinterest and all of its clones. Clipix, however, believes that it has found a way to differentiate itself from the competition. The service, which is coming out of beta today, feels a bit like a hybrid...
Clipix Wants To Be A Pinterest For The Real World
Rocket caught copying Fab code in Nigerian push

WOAH -- Cool New Startup Romotive Brings Ordinary Objects To Life

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In a startup scene filled with boring me-too photo apps, Pinterest clones, and marketing gimmicks, it's thrilling to discover a company that's trying something truly ambitious. After speaking with Keller Rinaudo, CEO and co-founder of Romotive, we think we've found just that. Romotive makes a little robot that lets...
WOAH -- Cool New Startup Romotive Brings Ordinary Objects To Life
Apple Tightens The Noose On Apps For Recommending Apps, Going After Sharing And Search Tools

Defining Tetris: How courts judge gaming clones

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The fact that it's hard to tell which one is Tetris and which one is Mino bolstered the copyright infringement claim. Besides handling the rights and distribution for every official version of Tetris, The Tetris Company is also responsible for protecting the Tetris brand from unlicensed knock-offs. In the...
Defining Tetris: How courts judge gaming clones

Mail.ru kills its Twitter killer, wants a bigger slice of VK

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In January 2012, I reported how the big Russian portal operator Mail.ru was aping Chinese peers by launching its own microblog service. Whilst China’s Twitter clones have flourished, as it approaches its first anniversary, Mail.ru’s Futubra is to be closed. According to a message on the website: “Every day since launch,...
Mail.ru kills its Twitter killer, wants a bigger slice of VK

NZ ordered to return some seized material to Kim Dotcom

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Material irrelevant to police investigation that was seized from Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and three associates in January 2012 will have to be returned to them, a court in New Zealand has ruled.The police are also required to provide to the plaintiffs clones of devices that contain information considered...
NZ ordered to return some seized material to Kim Dotcom
Iran claims to have produced and deployed UAV based on captured US ScanEagle drone

Bring in the clones: Z Kombinator rips off Paul Graham’s startup incubator [satire]

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The Sawmer brothers are notorious for cloning popular companies overseas and build a userbase, hoping to sell it back to the company that it cloned. Someone thought it would be funny if they were to set up their own version of Y Combinator, called “Z Kombinator” of course. This parody...
Bring in the clones: Z Kombinator rips off Paul Graham’s startup incubator [satire]
Review: XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a credit to the name

AlmaBox acqui-hires Ploombox to expand in Mexico, eyes other Latin American markets

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AlmaBox, an Argentine e-commerce company that sells monthly subscriptions of beauty and grooming products, has acqui-hired its Mexican counterpart Ploombox, the company announced today. Both AlmaBox and Ploombox are based on the same model as US-based Birchbox, which recently bought its European copycat Joliebox and inspired several other clones, such as Rocket...
AlmaBox acqui-hires Ploombox to expand in Mexico, eyes other Latin American markets

Liquid Labs launches with Mavendi receipt-tracking tool

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Liquid Labs, a new ‘innovation laboratory’ based in Hamburg, has just released its first beta product, an expense management tool called Mavendi. If it takes off, it may validate an interesting approach to marrying innovation with aggressive execution. The company was founded at the start of February by two prominent...
Liquid Labs launches with Mavendi receipt-tracking tool

Movie4K Clones Movie2K, Pirate Party & Police Sucked into Controversy

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Over the past few years we’ve witnessed quite a few instances of sites disappearing under pressure only to reappear on a new domain with fresh management. These reincarnations are understandably viewed with an element of suspicion. Is the replacement site the real deal? Is it endorsed by the original site’s...
Movie4K Clones Movie2K, Pirate Party & Police Sucked into Controversy

After Acquiring 15 Groupon Clones, CrowdSavings Finds a Buyer for Itself

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Two daily deal companies that are far off the radar are joining forces with Half Off Depot agreeing to acquire CrowdSavings for $6.4 million in cash and stock. Together, the two will be rebranded as nCrowd, and will be headquartered out of Atlanta. There are two remarkable aspects to this transaction,...
After Acquiring 15 Groupon Clones, CrowdSavings Finds a Buyer for Itself
The promise (and refreshingly low hype) of online education

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, IACI, VZ)

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Good morning!  Here's the news. Come back to SAI later! Buzzfeed is launching a business section with now former Reuters tech and media editor Peter Lauria heading it up. Oliver Samwer is one of the Samwer brothers who made their fortune launching European clones of American tech companies. He's just...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, IACI, VZ)

Apple Wins Surprising Anti-Big Brother Surveillance Patent

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One of the most surprising patents ever to be granted to Apple has been made public today by the US Patent and Trademark Office. It is one of the most interesting patents that I have ever read. It reads like a science fiction novel borrowing from George Orwell's 1949 book...
Apple Wins Surprising Anti-Big Brother Surveillance Patent

Gemini gracefully finds and removes duplicate files on your Mac

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I’ve got several terabytes of local storage available on my Mac and assorted attached hard drives, but somehow always seem to be hunting for more. That’s exactly what Gemini is good for. It’s a Mac utility that scans any location on your computer, like a folder or entire drive, and...
Gemini gracefully finds and removes duplicate files on your Mac
Clones Wars 2: Apple's gunning for copycat apps

Founder Institute Quietly Expands Into The Middle East, With Focus On Supporting Female Entrepreneurs

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Talk to 500 Startups’ Dave McClure about what’s important for his seed fund and accelerator going forward and, it’s not just about finding and supporting whiz-bang entrepreneurs, it’s supporting entrepreneurial and ecosystem growth outside of the U.S. Many of the top accelerators in the U.S. have been working to expand...
Founder Institute Quietly Expands Into The Middle East, With Focus On Supporting Female Entrepreneurs

RankBoards, A Pinterest For Opinions, Brings Ranking Into The Imagery Equation

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There are quite a few Pinterest clones out there, and to be quite honest with you, there’s nothing wrong with a clone if it adds value in a fundamentally different way than the service it’s cloning. This is why I’m totally amped to tell you about RankBoards. Yes, I know,...
RankBoards, A Pinterest For Opinions, Brings Ranking Into The Imagery Equation

China's Baidu is quietly testing a group buying service

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Baidu, China’s top search engine, is quietly testing a new group buying service. Located at t.baidu.com, the new site directly offers promotions, going beyond its current daily deal aggregation efforts. Currently, the site offers just 10 deals and Beijing is listed as the only city. Baidu has been known to discreetly...
China's Baidu is quietly testing a group buying service

Mistash: Pinterest for your product lust

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Everywhere you look, Pinterest has been unavoidable, with its insane rates of growth, and clones popping up left and right in an attempt to get in on the online pinboard action. Mistash is a new California-based site which is, in some ways, similar to Pinterest but has enough of an...
Mistash: Pinterest for your product lust

Must See HDTV (February 6th - 12th)

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The Super bowl is over, the ads have aired, and now we're trying to fill a football-sized hole in our TV schedules. Luckily there's a few new shows airing that may help us get through the winter, unless of course we get more Glee clones that push us outdoors...
Must See HDTV (February 6th - 12th)

Rocket Internet's Square clone Payleven releases payment API, launches in Italy

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Payleven, the mobile payment solution provider that was incubated by Germany’s Rocket Internet, is continuing its international expansion with a launch in Italy. More importantly, Payleven has released an API for developers, essentially enabling third parties to integrate the Square clone’s payment solution into their own apps. Like Square or...
Rocket Internet's Square clone Payleven releases payment API, launches in Italy
The “Unhyped” New Areas in Internet and Mobile

Apple Now Locking Screenshots for Submitted Apps, Shutting Down Popular Scam Tactic

www.macrumors.com
Apple today announced on its Developer Portal that screenshots added to app descriptions will be locked in place once an app has been approved. Beginning January 9, app screenshots will be locked in iTunes Connect once your app has been approved. New screenshots may be uploaded when you submit a...
Apple Now Locking Screenshots for Submitted Apps, Shutting Down Popular Scam Tactic

Apple reportedly squeezing supplier to stop building MacBook Air clones from Asus

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Apple has reportedly asked Pegatron, one of its overseas device assemblers, to "choose sides" and stop producing the MacBook Air-like Zenbook from Asus, or else lose Apple's business....
Apple reportedly squeezing supplier to stop building MacBook Air clones from Asus
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