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Empty Walls Got You Down? TurningArt Raises $1.5M For Netflix-Style Art Rental

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Over the last few years, a number of startups have begun to tackle the musty old industry that surrounds fine art. While approaches vary, they all in some way seek to capitalize on the Web’s ability to level the playing field, leveraging digital technologies to make art more accessible to...
Empty Walls Got You Down? TurningArt Raises $1.5M For Netflix-Style Art Rental

Bain Ventures-Backed AppNeta Acquires Bain Ventures-Backed Tracelytics

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When Bain Ventures invested $5.2 million into Boston-based Tracelytics, one of the firm’s portfolio companies took an interest. After a few months of getting-to-know-yous, the company, AppNeta, became interested enough to acquire Tracelytics. Which it did. Today. “It’s a bittersweet day,” CEO John Vigeant says, “but our name will be...
Bain Ventures-Backed AppNeta Acquires Bain Ventures-Backed Tracelytics
Shopmox Debuts A “Flipboard For Shopping” On The iPad

Meet Matt Barrie: helping businesses harness outsourcing to boost growth

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Matt Barrie, CEO of Freelancer spoke at The Next Web conference in Amsterdam about the power of outsourcing at a time when more of the world’s population is about to arrive online. Barrie notes that the global market for outsourcing means that even very small startups can afford to get...
Meet Matt Barrie: helping businesses harness outsourcing to boost growth

Facebook plans initial stock market price between $28 and $35 a share

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Price would value company at upwards of $96bn, just shy of original estimates but still the largest for any internet companyFacebook has indicated it will price itself at between $28 and $35 a share, paving the way for the world's largest social networking site to reach a giddying valuation of...
Facebook plans initial stock market price between $28 and $35 a share

The Audacity of Diaspora

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Last Friday Businessweek ran a story on Diaspora, a social platform built from what might be called Facebook anti-matter. It’s a great read that chronicles the project’s extraordinary highs and lows, from Pebble-like Kickstarter success to the loss of a founder to suicide. Given the overwhelming hype around Facebook’s IPO this...
The Audacity of Diaspora

Boot up: Microsoft's online loss, Adode on HTML5, Apple's new China trademark battle and more

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Plus the Windows Phone masterplan, the only BlackBerry store in town (anywhere), faster fibre for Britain and moreGood morning (or evening on the US west coast) - we'll now be launching Boot Up at 0630 BST (and through to GMT if things go right) each day, as we thought those...
Boot up: Microsoft's online loss, Adode on HTML5, Apple's new China trademark battle and more
Deutsche Telekom and General Assembly set out Berlin plans

Dearth of Engineers in New York? Not for Facebook

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Serkan Piantino, FB NY’s VP of engineering (Photo: Vimeo) While most companies need a city-sponsored map to show just how many jobs they currently have open, Facebook’s new engineering office is not struggling for any lack of hirable talent. According to Wired, the company is looking to add a significant amount of...
Dearth of Engineers in New York? Not for Facebook
Amazon’s new Prime Expansion team is adding more perks to the platform

Betaworks Allegedly Offered to Buy The Onion to Keep It From Moving to Chicago

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Mr. Borthwick, CEO of Betaworks. (betaworks.com) Ever since news broke last year that satirical news source The Onion was shutting down their New York office and heading to Chicago, The Atlantic reports that the core team of staffers has pursued every avenue to keep the company from heading west. One...
Betaworks Allegedly Offered to Buy The Onion to Keep It From Moving to Chicago

Hyperoptic – Small business, big idea

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As Britain lags behind in broadband speeds, Boris Ivanovic responded to a market demand for a super-fast full fibre connection directly into the homeName HyperopticFounders Boris IvanovicCompany started 2011Number of employees A core team of nineBased LondonWhat's the big idea?The company is enabling the UK's first 1Gig consumer broadband speeds...
Hyperoptic – Small business, big idea

Twitter Highlighting "Clever Accounts", Extending Twitter 101 @cleveraccounts

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A common aspect of any Web-centric company looking to break out of an early adopter niche to more mainstream acceptance is the highlighting of customers who have been brave enough to take the plunge first. The best of those often make their way into being showcased on the site,...
Twitter Highlighting "Clever Accounts", Extending Twitter 101 @cleveraccounts

TradeShift Launches To Disrupt The Financial System – And Morten Lund Is Advising It

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One of the most potentially disruptive startups of the last ten years is emerging into the light this week. And I honestly don’t say that lightly. Christian Lanng, a former builder of deep e-commerce and security services for the Danish government is co-founder of TradeShift along with a very hard-core...
TradeShift Launches To Disrupt The Financial System – And Morten Lund Is Advising It

Windows Live Writer 2010 Gets the Office Ribbon

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Microsoft is preparing to release a new version of Windows Live Writer that may not have too many new features but it will sport a brand new user interface powered by the ribbon (similar to what you have in Microsoft Office programs). A feature of Live Writer 2010 that will...
Windows Live Writer 2010 Gets the Office Ribbon

The Final Days for Google Wave Have Arrived: Read-Only Now, To Be Turned Off in April

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Google Wave once looked like it could become Google's next big thing, but in the end, the service was too complicated and never developed enough of an active following. Just a few weeks after coming out of beta in August 2010, Google announced that it would stop developing Wave. Since...
The Final Days for Google Wave Have Arrived: Read-Only Now, To Be Turned Off in April

Digg’s Biggest Problem Are Its Users And Their Constant Opinions On Things

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There’s a saying I love: “a camel is a horse designed by committee.” A variation is “a volvo is a porsche designed by committee.” Some of the best product advice I’ve ever heard goes something like “damn what the users want, charge towards your dream.” All of these statements are,...
Digg’s Biggest Problem Are Its Users And Their Constant Opinions On Things
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