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The Rat Race

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The Rat Race

LivingSocial Now At 5,000 Employees, Half The Size Of Groupon

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A few days ago, at the DLD conference, Groupon CEO Andrew Mason revealed that his three-year-old daily deal company now has 10,000 employees, with about 70 percent overseas. What about LivingSocial, the No. 2 daily deal company? Tim O’Shaughnessy told me yesterday the company is now at 5,000 employees worldwide,...
LivingSocial Now At 5,000 Employees, Half The Size Of Groupon

The 30-Second Review: Deadpool Corps #1

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The 30-Second Review: Deadpool Corps #1

Walmart Just Launched a Birchbox for Gourmet Food

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It does look tasty. We don’t tend to associate Walmart with either buzzy startup business models or high-end snacks. And yet GigaOm reports the ultimate big-box store has launched Goodies, its very own subscription service, devoted to gourmet food samples. Think chocolate souffle and–seriously–kale chips.  It’s the brainchild of in-house innovators...
Walmart Just Launched a Birchbox for Gourmet Food

Twitter Archiving Service TweetBackup Hits The Deadpool As Owner Backupify Focuses More On Enterprise

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Time for a back-up plan for your Twitter back-up plan. Backupify — the cloud-based backup, search and restore provider for online services — is shutting down its TweetBackup service for Twitter users. The company has posted a note about the closure on its site, as well as — yes —...
Twitter Archiving Service TweetBackup Hits The Deadpool As Owner Backupify Focuses More On Enterprise
Timing Is Everything: Indie Movie Discovery Platform Prescreen To Close Its Doors

RT @Zee Retweet.com Pulled From The Deadpool For $250,000 http://tnw.to/15nD4 by @Alex on @TheNextWebUS

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RT @Zee Retweet.com Pulled From The Deadpool For $250,000 http://tnw.to/15nD4 by @Alex on @TheNextWebUS

Social Mapping Startup Platial Finds Its Way To The Deadpool

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As Google Maps extends its dominance in the social mapping world, mapping startups are having trouble competing. Platial, a Kleiner Perkins-backed social mapping startup, is heading to the deadpool. Platial, “the people’s atlas,” allowed users to make and share their own maps. Using Google Maps API, Platial let anyone put...
Social Mapping Startup Platial Finds Its Way To The Deadpool

Finance Is Boring? Mint Competitor Adaptu Hits The Deadpool

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Intuit’s Mint has one less competitor now. Adaptu, a Portland-based startup which positioned its mobile wallet as an alternative to Mint, is closing its doors. The company announced the change via its website, and in emails to its subscriber base. According to the company, the decision was made because Adaptu...
Finance Is Boring? Mint Competitor Adaptu Hits The Deadpool

Q&A Pioneer Formspring Says It's Been 'Saved' From The Deadpool, Is Now Under New Management

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Formspring, the pioneering Q&A site that allowed people to invite other internet users to “ask me anything” anonymously, is apparently back from the brink. In a tweet and a company blog post, Formspring announced that it has been “saved” and is now “under new management.” Great news friends, Formspring has...
Q&A Pioneer Formspring Says It's Been 'Saved' From The Deadpool, Is Now Under New Management

Sony's Got A 13.3-Inch E-Reader With Pen Input, Which Is Sort Of Like A Dodo With Antlers

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I’ve heard some suggestions that our extreme fascination with Google Glass is more a symptom of desperation for some kind of genuine gadget innovation than anything to do with the product’s merits, and a new gadget from Sony (via The Verge) has me wondering whether or not other companies are flailing...
Sony's Got A 13.3-Inch E-Reader With Pen Input, Which Is Sort Of Like A Dodo With Antlers
Online Video Portal Dailymotion Takes On Brightcove And Ooyala With The Launch Of Dailymotion Cloud

Shopzilla Founder Launches Cheers: The “Like Button” For The World Around You

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The “toast” is an age-old, time-honored tradition, where we raise a glass to pay tribute to — and express our goodwill towards — friends, loved ones, and sometimes even our fellow man. They are even known to be meaningfully punctuated with by a good drinking song or two. And now,...
Shopzilla Founder Launches Cheers: The “Like Button” For The World Around You

More MegaUpload Fallout As BitTorrent Search Engine BTjunkie Calls It Quits

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BTjunkie, a popular BitTorrent search service, has been ‘voluntarily’ shut down by its operator(s). In a goodbye message, BTjunkie writes: This is the end of the line my friends. The decision does not come easy, but we’ve decided to voluntarily shut down. We’ve been fighting for years for your right...
More MegaUpload Fallout As BitTorrent Search Engine BTjunkie Calls It Quits

After Trying To Make Bug Tracking Fun, PlayNicely To Enter The Deadpool

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PlayNice.ly, the UK startup that set out to make bug tracking fun, is to enter the deadpool. In an email sent out to users, the company has announced that it is shutting down the service in the New year, and in the meantime has released a data export tool so...
After Trying To Make Bug Tracking Fun, PlayNicely To Enter The Deadpool

Zulily takes on an $85 million Series D to grow its daily deals service for moms

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Groupon’s long decline be damned, daily deals startup Zulily, which focuses specifically on parents and their kids, is steaming ahead, collecting a massive $85 million Series D round of funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz. If your eyes just bulged, you are in good company. As Amazon’s daily deals arm hemorrhages cash, and Groupon’s...
Zulily takes on an $85 million Series D to grow its daily deals service for moms

DeNA's Chris Plummer on the importance of live events in mobile-social games, especially for monetization

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Japanese mobile-social gaming giant DeNA recently gave a talk at the 2013 Game Developers Conference about the success of live events, a gameplay feature, in its Japanese RPG card battler Blood Brothers. DeNA also has live events in other games such as card battle game Marvel: War of Heroes, which just...
DeNA's Chris Plummer on the importance of live events in mobile-social games, especially for monetization

Here's One Way To Monetise The Series A Crunch: Make A List Of Moribund Startups, Sell It For $5k (As Acqui-Hire/IP 'Intel'), Profit

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Back in December, the sort-of-Series-A-crunch led VC analysis firm CB Insights to predict that more than 1,000 startups will be orphaned at the seed stage. But it seems there is silver-lining to the seed boom/cash crunch — at least for CB Insights itself, which is selling a list of “dying” startups. Or to give it its...
Here's One Way To Monetise The Series A Crunch: Make A List Of Moribund Startups, Sell It For $5k (As Acqui-Hire/IP 'Intel'), Profit

John Mayer Predicts Deadpool For Twitter

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John Mayer Predicts Deadpool For Twitter

If Microsoft is building its own smartphone, Nokia will race RIM to the deadpool

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The Nokia-Microsoft partnership was supposed to match the U.S.-U.K. Special Relationship. Full of vigor and flowing with dollars, the two firms were to take Windows Phone first to Espoo, and then the rest of the world. It was the chosen OEM partner, the One, if you will. And as the...
If Microsoft is building its own smartphone, Nokia will race RIM to the deadpool
GamesBeat weekly roundup: SimCity plagued by server issues, Ubisoft does not condone whaling
GamesBeat weekly roundup: WoW loses 1.3M subscribers, Amazon brings paid apps to China, Q1 earnings, and more

Pepper Rises: Active Networks Relaunches Plancast With A New Design

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Plancast, a TC alumni startup that limped along in the deadpool for a few years, has just relaunched under new ownership. ActiveNetwork paid an undisclosed sum last spring and spent the summer updating the site. Co-founders Jay Marcyes and Mark Hendrickson are no longer maintaining the service. “We made a...
Pepper Rises: Active Networks Relaunches Plancast With A New Design

TNW’s Daily Dose – MobileMe no more, VLC for Android and Google money

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Google touts its prowess for providing money to the US market. VLC for Android arrives. Apple’s MobileMe hits the deadpool. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Make sure to hit the subscription button of your choice below to get The...
TNW’s Daily Dose – MobileMe no more, VLC for Android and Google money

Tallygram, OKCupid's Foray Into Friend Finding On Facebook, Hits The Deadpool

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Tallygram, a Facebook-based friend finding app created by dating site OKCupid, has shut down, saying that the community never grew large enough to sustain the site. Tallygram, which originally billed itself as “a better way to surf Facebook,” first opened for business in November 2012. Now the site, in a...
Tallygram, OKCupid's Foray Into Friend Finding On Facebook, Hits The Deadpool
Walmart Labs launches Goodies, a Birchbox-like service for food

Meeting scheduler Tungle.me hits the deadpool as it focuses on working within RIM

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Tungle.me was always one of those concepts that I found intriguing. The Web-based app would let people schedule meetings with you, in blocks of time that you had pre-set. The company was acquired by Research in Motion in 2011 and went to work on the BlackBerry Playbook Calendar app. Today...
Meeting scheduler Tungle.me hits the deadpool as it focuses on working within RIM

Raise Your Glass to the Deadpool at Startup Funeral: 'Like a Real Funeral, But No One Actually Died (Don't Tell Our Pride)'

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(Photo: Startupfuneral.co) Startup parties tend to focus on the positive. Launches, app releases, and acquisitions, oh my! It’s a freaking party, after all. But the flip side also deserves to be commemorated. With booze. So goes the logic behind Startup Funeral. “Join us as we pay respects to our dearly departed...
Raise Your Glass to the Deadpool at Startup Funeral: 'Like a Real Funeral, But No One Actually Died (Don't Tell Our Pride)'
Banters Hits The Deadpool, Co-founders Leto & Moberg Are Betaworks Bound

Sellaband Files For Bankruptcy

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Sellaband, the once beloved Dutch music startup that lets fans invest in their favorite bands filed for bankruptcy yesterday and today the Dutch court approved the request. (see picture below) The Sellaband website says it is down for maintenance, but on their support pages they admit they are in the deadpool. Sellaband...
Sellaband Files For Bankruptcy
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