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Twitter open-sources Clutch.io so developers can easily add A/B testing to iOS and Android apps

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When Twitter bought mobile A/B testing creator Clutch.io just two months ago, the team behind Clutch promised to open source the components behind both their A/B testing tool, and the company’s mobile development framework. Today, that’s exactly what they’ve done, making the code available to developers in a Github repository....
Twitter open-sources Clutch.io so developers can easily add A/B testing to iOS and Android apps

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

Zachary Bogue And Matt Ocko Launch Data Collective, An Early Stage Fund For Big Data Startups

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Founders Den co-founder and angel investor Zachary Bogue has joined forces with seasoned big data VC Matt Ocko, Metamarkets founder Michael Driscoll and Prismatic CEO Bradford Cross to launch Data Collective, the world’s first Big Data-only early stage investment fund. The two Data Collective co-founders, who are currently raising fund number...
Zachary Bogue And Matt Ocko Launch Data Collective, An Early Stage Fund For Big Data Startups

A Flickr Cofounder's Second Act Closes Shop

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Glitch, a quirky, lovely online game, is closing its doors, and its maker, Tiny Speck, appears to be laying off about 30 employees--all except a "small core team." Tiny Speck was founded by Stewart Butterfield, the cofounder of Flickr, in 2009, when it raised $1.5 million in seed funding. It announced Glitch, its...
A Flickr Cofounder's Second Act Closes Shop

SkySQL Merges With MariaDB Creator Monty Program To Solidify Its Open Source Database Position

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Some consolidation in the world of open source database startups: SkySQL, a provider of open source database solutions, is merging with Monty Program Ab, the creators of MariaDB, an open source database technology that is used by Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia and other services. The merger is also a reunion of...
SkySQL Merges With MariaDB Creator Monty Program To Solidify Its Open Source Database Position

With 50,000 Users & Double-Digit Monthly Revenue Growth, French Real-Time Alerts Startup Mention Raises $800K Flash Seed

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French real-time alerts startup mention, which describes its offering as ‘Google Alerts on steroids’, has raised a “flash” seed round of $800,000 (€600,000) from Alven Capital and Point Nine Capital. Mention offers a real-time web alerts for brands, companies and individuals to track what’s being said about them on the web and social...
With 50,000 Users & Double-Digit Monthly Revenue Growth, French Real-Time Alerts Startup Mention Raises $800K Flash Seed

Hipstamatic Out Of Film? Camera App Lays Off Engineers And Others

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Is Hipstamatic, the iPhone photo app that was an early hit on the App Store, on the rocks? TechCrunch understands that Synthetic, makers of the app, has recently had to let go of much of its engineering staff, among others, as part of a wider restructuring as it looks for...
Hipstamatic Out Of Film? Camera App Lays Off Engineers And Others

Bitcoin makes bid for respect with new foundation

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One of the traditional strengths of Bitcoin, the peer-to-peer cryptocurrency, has been its decentralization. Because no one is in charge of the network, users place their trust in the security of the Bitcoin protocol rather than in any specific institution. Yet decentralization also has costs. So far, the management of...
Bitcoin makes bid for respect with new foundation

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

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

Digital publishing platform MAZ secures $1m seed round led by Expansion VC

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The digital publishing platform MAZ, co-founded by an ex-Apple employee has announced a $1 million seed round led by Expansion Venture Capital, which has also backed other mobile app-based startups such as Apptopia and Appstack. It is the first time MAZ receives institutional funding, which will be used to scale...
Digital publishing platform MAZ secures $1m seed round led by Expansion VC
Appurify Raises $4.5M Series A To Automate Mobile App Testing On A Wide Range Of Devices

The ex-MySQL gang is back together, pushing MariaDB as a neutral 'bridge'

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Bad news for Oracle, maybe: some of the key pre-Sun-takeover MySQL players are back together, and their MariaDB fork of MySQL looks like it’s gaining serious traction. The reunion comes courtesy of a merger between open source database services firm SkySQL (which supports both MySQL and MariaDB deployments for customers...
The ex-MySQL gang is back together, pushing MariaDB as a neutral 'bridge'

Chinese smartphone star Xiaomi acquires e-reading and Apple TV app-maker Duokan

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On the day before Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi unveils its own set-top box, the startup has confirmed its acquisition of Duokan, which makes apps for the Kindle, smartphones and the Apple TV, QQ Tech reports (via Tech in Asia). The two companies already had a common link, as Xiaomi founder...
Chinese smartphone star Xiaomi acquires e-reading and Apple TV app-maker Duokan

New Context gets a leaner name as Neo, still focused on development and design

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Eric Ries became a household name among startup founders with his book on the philosophy of Lean Startups, so it makes sense that New Context, the company where he’s a general partner, would apply the same philosophy of structured focus to its growth as a design and software firm. The company, which...
New Context gets a leaner name as Neo, still focused on development and design
Star-Studded Video Q&A Site VYou to Shut Down Its Consumer Product Next Week
Graduates of Microsoft's Israel accelerator pitch their products to U.S. investors

A Full-Stack Web Team Will Provide Much-Needed Breadth And Depth To Your Startup

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Editor’s note: Phil Freo leads the engineering team at ElasticSales. Previously he was at Quizlet and Google. Follow him on Twitter. There is often confusion about the various roles of a web engineering team. I have had to explain, even to technical recruiters, the differences between these roles and that the lines...
A Full-Stack Web Team Will Provide Much-Needed Breadth And Depth To Your Startup

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
Deutsche Telekom and General Assembly set out Berlin plans

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

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

After two years, eBay gains approval to open PayPal for business in Russia. Or not.

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E-commerce juggernaut eBay perhaps gained approval from the Central Bank of Russia to maybe open a domestic PayPal business and to possibly operate as a non-credit banking institution in the country. We’re not really sure, because eBay’s global government relations team recently blogged about getting the license to operate PayPal...
After two years, eBay gains approval to open PayPal for business in Russia. Or not.
Foundation Video: Matt Rogers, Co-Founder Of Nest, Demos New Learning Thermostat

GreenVolts loses ABB as investor, lays off bulk of staff

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Solar startup GreenVolts has hit a real rough patch. GreenVolts CEO David Gudmundson told me in an interview on Wednesday afternoon that the company recently lost investment support from power company ABB, and as a result has laid off more than 60 of its 80 person staff. Greentech Media first...
GreenVolts loses ABB as investor, lays off bulk of staff

Concurrent grabs $4M to make 'big data' app development on Hadoop easier

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“Big data” startup Concurrent has raised $4 million in its first round of funding with a goal to help app developers use Apache Hadoop to build more robust data-intensive applications. San Franciso-based Concurrent was founded in 2008 and offers a popular open-source product called Cascading, which it claims is...
Concurrent grabs $4M to make 'big data' app development on Hadoop easier

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

Flurry Acquires Startup Trestle To Power AppCloud, Its New Mobile Backend Service

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Flurry just announced that it’s getting into the mobile app infrastructure business with a new service called Flurry AppCloud. To make that happen, the company acquired a mobile startup called Trestle. The terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed, but Flurry’s vice president of marketing Peter Farago says “all Trestle...
Flurry Acquires Startup Trestle To Power AppCloud, Its New Mobile Backend Service
Thi4f becomes plain old Thief, reboot coming in 2014
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