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Booting Up: Foursquare Wants to Recommend Some Coffee Shops

Mobile Payments Company GoPago Nabs Investment From JPMorgan Chase

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It’s something of a universal truth: standing in line sucks. The folks at GoPago know it and apparently so do the people at JPMorgan Chase, because the financial firm has just pumped an undisclosed amount of money into the Mountain View company in exchange for some of GoPago’s Series A...
Mobile Payments Company GoPago Nabs Investment From JPMorgan Chase

Waterstones will sell Amazon Kindle (sorry, Nook)

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UK bookstore chain Waterstones has signed an agreement with Amazon to sell the Kindle in its stores and “launch new e-reading services.” The news is a blow for Barnes & Noble, which was rumored to be working with Waterstones on the Nook’s international launch. WATERSTONES PRESS RELEASE Waterstones announces agreement...
Waterstones will sell Amazon Kindle (sorry, Nook)
Koozoo Aims To Build A Live Video Network With 24-Hour Footage From Old Phones
Comcast binges on Wi-Fi hotspots in California

Microsoft's 'Smoked by Windows Phone' guy continues smoking

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He's traveling the world (sort of). He's challenging people in coffee shops. Ben, Microsoft's Windows Phone smoker, is still crushing iPhones wherever he can. [Read more]...
Microsoft's 'Smoked by Windows Phone' guy continues smoking
The iPhone charger that could hack your phone

The Great Open Database of Place Pages in the Sky

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Every web portal would love to be the dominant and trusted provider of information about local businesses. But what are chances of an open collaborative database for places? All businesses have a physical location of some sort, but there’s no clear and open way to publish those locations on the...
The Great Open Database of Place Pages in the Sky
Google opens trial for same-day delivery service in San Francisco
Three ways Android is kicking the iPhone 5 to the curb

5 tips to make your bootstrapped venture work

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My life after graduating from George Washington University in the spring of 2009 began inauspiciously: Like millions of Americans, I was on the front end of what would turn out to be an extended economic recession, with little in the way of opportunity and a deep desire not to move...
5 tips to make your bootstrapped venture work

Customer Outreach Startup Intercom Raises $6M Round Led By The Social+Capital Partnership

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Intercom, a startup that allows online businesses to communicate with their customers in a more personalized way, has raised a $6 million Series A. I wrote about the company last month, when Facebook’s Paul Adams joined Intercom as its new head of product design. At the time, Adams told me...
Customer Outreach Startup Intercom Raises $6M Round Led By The Social+Capital Partnership

TNW's Daily Dose: Twitter gaffes, Jedi birds and more

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On today’s Daily Dose: Twitter gets over-cautious, Square goes for coffee, Angry Birds feel the force and more. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Be sure to hit the subscription button of your choice below to get The Daily Dose...
TNW's Daily Dose: Twitter gaffes, Jedi birds and more

Study reveals that social search is largely about food, and Italian leads the pack [Graphic]

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I have to admit that I’ve been a bit of a skeptic when it comes to the idea of social search. I just don’t know that, outside of my group of close friends, I trust other people in my social graph to make good decisions. But a study from Roamz...
Study reveals that social search is largely about food, and Italian leads the pack [Graphic]

BSkyB to offer customers free unlimited WiFi access via The Cloud

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Opening up wifi on the move a little more, UK satellite broadcaster BSkyB (Sky) is launching access to free, unlimited and high-speed WiFi for Sky Broadband customers, at thousands of locations across the UK later this month via The Cloud. Over 4,000 Wifi Hotspots have been added to The Cloud’s network...
BSkyB to offer customers free unlimited WiFi access via The Cloud
Starbucks to add a shot of energy efficiency to its coffee shops

Now for sale at Starbucks: Square mobile card readers

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Starbucks offers much more than coffee; food, CD’s and mugs, just to name a few. Now, you’ll be able to buy mobile card readers as well. Less than two months after Starbucks and Square formally rolled out their partnership to allow coffee lovers a new way to pay for their java, customers can now...
Now for sale at Starbucks: Square mobile card readers

Starbucks apologizes to its Argentine customers on Twitter and Facebook, creates PR crisis

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Did you know that apologizing could get you into trouble? Based on my Twitter timeline, Starbucks is learning this lesson the hard way today. It all started a couple hours ago when the coffee giant addressed the following message to its Argentine customers on Facebook and Twitter: Pedimos disculpas, ya...
Starbucks apologizes to its Argentine customers on Twitter and Facebook, creates PR crisis

Facebook Is Now Making Its Own Weather

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The post Facebook Is Now Making Its Own Weather appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.(image) The past month or so has seen the rise and fall of an interesting Internet tempest – the kind of story that gets widely picked up, then quickly amplified into storms of anger, then...
Facebook Is Now Making Its Own Weather

Starbucks begins selling Square card readers at 7,000 coffee shops

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It wasn't too much of a surprise to see Starbucks begin accepting Square payments at many of its coffee shops last year, but the company's latest expansion of that partnership is a bit more unexpected. It's announced today that it has started selling Square card readers at some 7,000...
Starbucks begins selling Square card readers at 7,000 coffee shops

Netflix on the iPhone? Yes, Please!

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Recently, Netflix sent out a survey to select subscribers in order to determine interest in an iPhone application for streaming movies via mobile phones. According to the survey's wording, the proposed app would be Wi-Fi only and would offer the same content that the Netflix "Watch Instantly" service provides. Currently,...
Netflix on the iPhone? Yes, Please!

Foursquare Testing Paid Promotions With NYC Small Businesses

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Foursquare has traditionally been a way for customers to promote their favorite bars, coffee shops and restaurants. Now, those shops will be able to promote themselves to consumers.The four-year-old mobile app company has started allowing a "handful" of local New York City merchants to promote their store listings within the...
Foursquare Testing Paid Promotions With NYC Small Businesses

Moosify's Spotify app lets you meet new people through a shared taste in music

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Founded in California in 2012, Moosify is setting out to help you meet new people through music and places. Based in Palo Alto, Moosify already has an iOS and Android app, but today it’s taking its social discovery service to Spotify with a dedicated app for the music-streaming platform. After...
Moosify's Spotify app lets you meet new people through a shared taste in music

How swords, track changes and Amazon led to The Mongoliad: Book Two

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Authors Erik Bear, Mark Teppo, Joseph Brassey, Cooper Moo, Nicole Galland chat with Social Editor Cesar Torres about The Mongoliad: Book Two Author Neal Stephenson is known for science fiction classics like Snow Crash and The Baroque Cycle. His secret? Perhaps it's his own version of Fight Club. About a decade...
How swords, track changes and Amazon led to The Mongoliad: Book Two

Square COO resigns over sexual allegations claims

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Ex-Square COO Keith Rabois. Photo via Flickr (Tech Crunch) Square COO Keith Rabois is departing the mobile payments company due to sexual allegations. Rabois penned a blog post about his decision, denying the allegations but saying that he did not want this situation to be a distraction for the company. He...
Square COO resigns over sexual allegations claims

Nokia bringing wireless charging to Virgin, Coffee Bean

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Nokia announces partnerships to place wireless charging stations in coffee shops and airport lounges. [Read more]...
Nokia bringing wireless charging to Virgin, Coffee Bean

Powermat Acquires Finland's PowerKiss, Stirs Up Wireless Power Standard War

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In the unfolding standards battle around wireless power technology, two players will today combine into one. Powermat, the company that last year allied with Procter and Gamble’s Duracell brand and which is the main technology behind the PowerMatters Alliance, will today announce that it has acquired PowerKiss, a Finnish company....
Powermat Acquires Finland's PowerKiss, Stirs Up Wireless Power Standard War

Take a Note: Typing With No Hands

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I am writing this paragraph on an iPhone. But I am not typing it on the phone’s virtual keyboard. I am dictating it using a little-known feature that allows you to employ your voice instead of your fingers wherever text entry is possible on the device. [ See post to...
Take a Note: Typing With No Hands

Songkick and Spotify prove to be the right combination with 100,000 new users discovering concerts

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Songkick announced today that over 100,000 new users have signed up to its service through the Songkick Concerts app on Spotify since  its launch last year. Millions of personalized concert alerts have been sent to users who have registered through Spotify. Fans get an email when artists they are tracking...
Songkick and Spotify prove to be the right combination with 100,000 new users discovering concerts

DeHood: A Location-Based Social Network for Your Neighborhood

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The current crop of location-based social networks mostly focuses on getting users to "check in" and share tips about local venues like restaurants, stores and coffee shops. DeHood, which officially launched earlier today, wants to bring a bit more value to its users by going beyond check-ins. The new location-based...
DeHood: A Location-Based Social Network for Your Neighborhood
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