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Warby Parker raises $37 million

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Eyeglass maker can now see its future a bit clearer. FORTUNE -- Trendy eyeglass maker Warby Parker has raised $36.8 million in new venture capital funding, according to a regulatory filing that indicates the total round could top out at $40 million. It's a large score by most any VC standard,...
Warby Parker raises $37 million
Job Creator, Money Maker: Silicon Valley and the New Geography of Jobs

Mobile Photo Factory MoPho Adds Instagram Support, Now Offers 1-Cent Prints

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MoPho, the fun mobile printing app from Penguin Digital (with the ridiculous name), is rolling an update today that may include one its hottest features yet: 1 cent Instagram prints. The app, which allows you to smack your photos onto mousepads, mugs, key chains, t-shirts, and more – sort of like a...
Mobile Photo Factory MoPho Adds Instagram Support, Now Offers 1-Cent Prints

Spingpad wants to organize your Facebook Timeline

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Note-taking service Springpad wants access to your Facebook profile. Why? It wants to scrape all of those random “likes” of movies, music, restaurants and TV shows scattered throughout your Timeline and organize them into notebooks, which you and your friends can search and share. “Facebook ‘likes’ can be valuable for...
Spingpad wants to organize your Facebook Timeline
5 reasons your startup isn't ready for crowdfunding

China's E-Commerce Market Grew To $190B In 2012, Driven By Mobile Users and Social Media, Says CNNIC

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China’s e-commerce market racked up a whopping 1.3 trillion RMB ($190 billion USD) worth of transactions in 2012, according to a report by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) (linked article is in Chinese), an increase of 66.5 percent over 2011′s total. Last year, 242 million Internet users purchased...
China's E-Commerce Market Grew To $190B In 2012, Driven By Mobile Users and Social Media, Says CNNIC
Even in the red, StockTouch makes stock market look good

Consmr Goes Mobile, Moves Closer To Becoming Yelp For The Supermarket

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Back in July of last year, we wrote about a New York City-based startup, called Consmr, which was attempting to build the Yelp, or Rotten Tomatoes of consumer goods. There’s now more web research on consumer goods than ever before, but few resources that use crowdsourced data and social integration...
Consmr Goes Mobile, Moves Closer To Becoming Yelp For The Supermarket

Apple publishes anti-trust decision over AppleCare from Italian authorities, must alter warranties by March

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We told you in December that Apple was being fined $1.2 million by Italian anti-trust authorities for “misleading consumers” with AppleCare warranties. At the time, the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato claimed Apple was failing to properly inform consumers of a two-year guarantee mandatory by Italian Consumer...
Apple publishes anti-trust decision over AppleCare from Italian authorities, must alter warranties by March

AbsolutData spreads gospel of Big Data around the world

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Big Data company AbsolutData received $20 million from Fidelity Growth Partners India. AbsolutData provides data analytics to companies around the world. While most businesses (and journalists) operating in technology hubs cannot escape the growing empire of Big Data, it is still a new concept in other parts of the world....
AbsolutData spreads gospel of Big Data around the world

Q1 Venture Capital Spending And Number Of Deals Down, M&A Activity Drops 44 Percent And Pre-Money Valuations Plummet

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Dow Jones Venture Source released its quarterly report on the state of venture capital, including data on number of VC deals, funds raised, M&As and IPOs in the technology sector. According to the report, U.S.-based companies raised $6 billion from 752 venture capital deals in Q1 2013, an 11% decrease...
Q1 Venture Capital Spending And Number Of Deals Down, M&A Activity Drops 44 Percent And Pre-Money Valuations Plummet

Google+: the means to find the right people at the right time

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Charities can now use Google+ to channel tailored information through new features such as hangouts and circlesIf you thought Google+ was solely a social networking platform, you might be mistaken. At a seminar for Google Grants recipients last week, more than 50 charities, including Amnesty International, Scope, WaterAid and the...
Google+: the means to find the right people at the right time
How big business swapped focus groups for Facebook apps
We don't have a trailer or an elaborate set, but Nathaniel Mott is headed to CES

The human battery: Inventions for 2013 and beyond

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 A futurist sees signs everywhere but anyone can connect the dots and glimpse what may come. When I signed up for my first cell phone in the late 90s (a Motorola StarTAC), I didn’t need Faith Popcorn, Ray Kurzweil or Alvin Toffler to tell me the smartphone would become a...
The human battery: Inventions for 2013 and beyond

Now offering more than 15k products, Fab teases that it's pivoting to 'a new model'

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In a curious blog post, Fab founder and CEO Jason Goldberg detailed that his company plans to pivot “towards a new model that [it is] not yet ready to reveal publicly.” Back in early 2011, Fab shuttered Fabulis, its gay social networking service, to pivot into a design flash sale site. That transition...
Now offering more than 15k products, Fab teases that it's pivoting to 'a new model'

Google's Foray Into Hardware Will Be A Total Disaster — Here's Why (GOOG)

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It's finally clear: Google is getting into the hardware business. Last week, word came out that it was testing some sort of mysterious entertainment device in employees' homes. Today the Wall Street Journal reported that Google will build and market a Google-branded music gadget that will stream tunes around...
Google's Foray Into Hardware Will Be A Total Disaster — Here's Why (GOOG)

Pinterest drives more than window shopping

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By this point, most people know that Pinterest creates a massive amount of Internet referral traffic; in fact, the social pinboard recently surpassed Yahoo to become the fourth largest driver of traffic in the world. That's a lot of window shopping! The traffic potential alone makes Pinterest an intriguing...
Pinterest drives more than window shopping

Wall Street Loves Workday, But Doesn't Understand Subscription Businesses

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Workday had a monster IPO last month, pricing well above the top of its range and closing its first day with a pop of nearly 75 percent, and Wall Street seemed to respond well to the company’s first quarterly earnings report on Wednesday. Founders Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri have...
Wall Street Loves Workday, But Doesn't Understand Subscription Businesses

Startup-PR Matchmaker AirPR Opens To The Public, As Data Begins To Reveal How To Fix A Broken Model

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For pretty much as long as long as anyone can remember, a relationship triangle, or a “love triangle” if you will, has taken shape between companies and the PR firms that represent them and the press that covers them — existing in some sort of recursive loop. Yet, while that...
Startup-PR Matchmaker AirPR Opens To The Public, As Data Begins To Reveal How To Fix A Broken Model

RIM sticking with consumer goods, just 'refocusing' on enterprise

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Some people got the wrong idea yesterday when RIM's new CEO Thorsten Heins said the company was refocusing on the enterprise market and would stop trying to be "all things to all people." Many took the post-earnings call comment to mean that RIM would be exiting the consumer market,...
RIM sticking with consumer goods, just 'refocusing' on enterprise
Hamazon: an Amazon-style market for flotsam and jetsam
"Disownership is the new normal," Sunrun claims in light of new survey
Nielsen launches campaign to measure ad effectiveness across screens

Michelle Phan's MyGlam Raises $2.75 Million

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Most new subscription commerce companies have a few things in common. They charge a monthly fee for something-in-a-box. They sell some consumer goods, typically to women. And they use a movie star spokes-founder to drum up attention and customers. ShoeDazzle has Kim Kardashian, BeachMint has Rachel Bilson (although she’s not...
Michelle Phan's MyGlam Raises $2.75 Million

Glogou Launches Products To Help US Companies Do Search Marketing In China

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Everyone knows China is one of the hottest, fastest-growing markets for consumer goods, but how does a U.S. company become known by Chinese consumers via search marketing? One Silicon Valley-based company by the name of Glogou is working to bridge that gap with two new offerings — an... Please visit...
Glogou Launches Products To Help US Companies Do Search Marketing In China
Priceonomics is a search engine for prices on all the stuff you want to buy

eBay changed commerce, and now it's doing it again with mobile

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The way that we purchase consumer goods has definitely changed since the days of going to a store and paying cash for it. No longer are people driving hours to a store, finding that what they wanted no longer exists, and leaving unsettled because the item isn’t available anywhere else...
eBay changed commerce, and now it's doing it again with mobile

Consumer Fraud Center calls Amazon's efforts to squash third-party counterfeiting "hypocrisy"

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The Consumer Fraud Centre, a site that highlights the sale of counterfeit and fraudulent consumer goods has called upon Amazon to step up its anti-counterfeiting measures. According to a statement today, the Consumer Fraud Center said that grey market and counterfeit goods are rife on the retail site and that although...
Consumer Fraud Center calls Amazon's efforts to squash third-party counterfeiting "hypocrisy"

Facebook makes recommendation stories in the feed more visual

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Facebook has redesigned News Feed stories about users recommending places to include more images. Recommendation stories now display the place’s cover photo in addition to its profile picture. The story will also include a user’s star rating if the user has made one. The new design is more likely to...
Facebook makes recommendation stories in the feed more visual
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?