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Launch this year: Ooomf launches social guide to help you launch your app in 2013
As Aereo Fights A Clone, Fox Threatens To Go To Cable If Courts Continue To Rule In Aereo's Favor

After 2 Months Of Squatting At AOL, Eric Simons Launches Claco, The "Github For Teachers"

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If you happened to pass through AOL’s offices in Palo Alto last November or December, you might have had your first run-in with the elusive creature “founder squatter.” Say what? Following in the grand boot-strapping, couch-surfing tradition, last winter, Eric Simons spent two months squatting at AOL’s office, sleeping on...
After 2 Months Of Squatting At AOL, Eric Simons Launches Claco, The "Github For Teachers"

Say hello to the Skype mafia

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Everybody’s heard of the PayPal mafia — the cohort of entrepreneurs who graduated from the payments service when it was bought by eBay and have since left their mark across dozens of Silicon Valley companies, including Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and many more. But was it entirely unique? Skype has plenty...
Say hello to the Skype mafia

Interview: AcceleratorHK founders reflect on their first class and starting up in Hong Kong

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After launching last fall, mobile startup program AcceleratorHK graduated its first class this spring. The first cohort included: Taxiwise, PayAllies, SurroundApp,  Dynamino, 100Village and GOnnect. The program has attracted the support of several notable industry players. Charles Ng, Associate Director-General at the government’s Invest Hong Kong program, praised the program for helping to attract talent...
Interview: AcceleratorHK founders reflect on their first class and starting up in Hong Kong
Turncoat hackers: a brief history of snitching in high-tech dragnets

Decrypting the RLZ Parameter

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If you install a Google software that lets you perform searches, you'll notice that Google search URLs include a new parameter called RLZ, which has a cryptic value. Google has open-sourced the RLZ library and we can now decrypt the value sent to Google every time you search."Client applications with...
Decrypting the RLZ Parameter

The power of custom cohorting in mobile games

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This sponsored post is produced by Darren Keyes, Director of Business Intelligence at Fuse Powered. For those unfamiliar with the term, ‘cohorting’ refers to creating user segments, or technically, a group of people banded together as a group. You can segment a user base in many different ways. Some of...
The power of custom cohorting in mobile games

Dispute between Chinese executives and Citron goes sour as lawyers get involved

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The public argument between a group of Chinese executives led by Kai-Fu Lee, the former head of Google China and founder of Innovation Works, and Andrew Left of Citron Research, an investment firm known for shorting Chinese companies, has escalated after both sides got their lawyers involved. The spat originally...
Dispute between Chinese executives and Citron goes sour as lawyers get involved

Jimmy Wales rallies Britain over TVShack extradition

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Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is spearheading a fresh attempt to block the extradition of a British student to the United States over copyright infringement charges. Richard O’Dwyer was arrested and bailed in 2010 for being the owner and operator of TVShack, a “resource site” which allowed people to search for...
Jimmy Wales rallies Britain over TVShack extradition

Y Combinator of Education, Imagine K12, Raises A "Start Fund" Of Its Own, Brings Funding For Each Startup To $100K

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According to Y Combinator’s estimates, today, there are more than 100 startup accelerators in the U.S., which is almost awe-inspiring considering that there were only four as recently as 2007. While the number of accelerators and incubators continues to rise, popping up in nearly every vertical, Education has been slower...
Y Combinator of Education, Imagine K12, Raises A "Start Fund" Of Its Own, Brings Funding For Each Startup To $100K

YC-Backed CircuitLab Has 70K Monthly Users For Its Browser-Based Electronics Design And Simulation Tool

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CircuitLab is coming up on its one year anniversary, and the startup (now part of Y Combinator’s winter 2013 cohort) now boasts 70,000 monthly active users, who run an average of one circuit simulation every six seconds. The phenomenal traction for the electrical-engineering-focused startup has a lot to do with...
YC-Backed CircuitLab Has 70K Monthly Users For Its Browser-Based Electronics Design And Simulation Tool

Veteran Mobile App Marketers Launch Grow Mobile, A Way To Systematically Get Users

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Although it still seems opaque, the top mobile game companies have honed the art of spending millions of dollars per month to bring in new users through ad networks and dozens of other channels over the past few years. Now a couple of veterans in this space are launching a...
Veteran Mobile App Marketers Launch Grow Mobile, A Way To Systematically Get Users
Learn to code in 8 weeks with Bloc, an online bootcamp for would-be developers

Reaching the continually connected: Marketing to Gen C

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We’ve seen endless articles about how to market to Millennials. But how about the younger cohort right behind them, Gen C, the “connected generation”? This is the group (those born after 1998) that won’t be able to comprehend life before the Internet and won’t even remember life before the smartphone...
Reaching the continually connected: Marketing to Gen C

The first six startups out of Matter that hope to change media

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In December, Matter launched in San Francisco with the intent of bringing a culture of disruption to public media. The accelerator said it would take five media-focused startups that had working prototypes and the drive to build businesses that align with the “for the public good” mission of public media....
The first six startups out of Matter that hope to change media

Meet The First 5 Companies To Join Toronto Incubator Extreme Startups

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The Canadian startup incubator scene has taken off lately, with startup accelerators popping up around the country. One of the latest to appear is Toronto-based Extreme Startups. The accelerator, which was officially announced in January, has gone through the application selection process and has had five startups taking part in...
Meet The First 5 Companies To Join Toronto Incubator Extreme Startups

Unannounced HP tablet glimpsed in official picture, could be Slate 8

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HP's Make it Matter site features a shot of a medical-type person using a mysterious device that's the spitting image of one we saw in July. While the company's made no secret of its plans for a Windows 8 tablet, it's yet to confirm if this is the Slate...
Unannounced HP tablet glimpsed in official picture, could be Slate 8

Tears, Tantrums & Tech episode 12: Demo day [Video]

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And so our video series following three startups (Birdback, Kicktable and Teddle) taking part in the Springboard accelerator at Google Campus in London comes to an end. As we reported last week, Thursday saw Springboard’s startups pitch to investors at the closing Demo Day. In the final episode of the series, we hear from them and some...
Tears, Tantrums & Tech episode 12: Demo day [Video]

TechStars Chicago's first class of startups: patient-monitoring, matchmaking and marketing

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A new class of entrepreneurs is getting ready to take on the Windy City. On Thursday, TechStars Chicago, which was formed earlier this year when the Boulder-based TechStars program joined forces with the local Excelerate Labs, announced its first cohort of startups. Troy Henikoff, the program’s managing director, said the...
TechStars Chicago's first class of startups: patient-monitoring, matchmaking and marketing

Wadi Ventures -- A New Israeli Micro-Seed Fund With Close Industry Ties And Mysterious Backers

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Targeting “Silicon Wadi” — Israel’s own version of Silicon Valley — Wadi Ventures has launched as a new micro-seed VC fund focusing on “disruptive” Internet and new media startups in the region. So new, in fact, that its website is currently under construction. More interestingly, however, the fund thinks it’s...
Wadi Ventures -- A New Israeli Micro-Seed Fund With Close Industry Ties And Mysterious Backers

Is your smartphone a good investment? If it’s an iPhone, yes

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Credit: Priceonomics Priceonomics, which keeps track of the resale value of items like cars, bikes and gadgets, published a report Wednesday that shows how the value of iPhones, Android devices and BlackBerrys hold up over time. Short answer: iPhones, even years-old models, retain their value the longest, which means iPhone owners...
Is your smartphone a good investment? If it’s an iPhone, yes

East coast ed tech innovation ramps up with new accelerators in New York and Boston

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Between their many universities, research centers and publishing companies, New York and Boston are already considered leaders in education, but two new startup accelerators want to make their cities as prominent in education technology. On Friday, Boston-based LearnLaunchX made its debut, announcing that it would kick off its first session...
East coast ed tech innovation ramps up with new accelerators in New York and Boston

Help Wanted: A Gmail Hack To See Only Replies To My Sent Messages

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I get behind on email a lot. I am right now actually. At times like this, I often want to use gmail hacks to make sure I am seeing the most important email. I have some that filter the messages of my most important contacts (my wife, my kids, ...)....
Help Wanted: A Gmail Hack To See Only Replies To My Sent Messages

Andreessen-Backed LearnSprout Wants To Help Developers Unlock Educational Data

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APIs are marching into education, and it’s about time. Education is rife with legacy infrastructure, with one of the primary offenders being Student Information Systems (SIS). Schools use these systems to store huge amounts of sensitive student information (class lists, attendance, grades and allergies, etc.), but they differ widely from...
Andreessen-Backed LearnSprout Wants To Help Developers Unlock Educational Data
Waterloo Incubator Hyperdrive Unveils Second Cohort Of Startups, Tackling Everything From ESL To Medical Imaging
Examining the Thiel Fellowship: Where are they now?
After One Month, MyShoebox Tops 13M Photos Stored, Averaging 3,275 Per User
Anatomy of a Demo Day: FounderFuel's fall 2012 cohort graduates (in pictures)

This London accelerator plans to do good and make profit

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The concepts of public good and private enterprise are often pitted against each other — or at least seen together so rarely that seeing them in combination can feel harder than getting Steve Jobs and Bill Gates in the same room. The focus on small, easy ideas at the expense...
This London accelerator plans to do good and make profit
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