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Messaging app maker imo.im raises $13m, bolsters its Android and iOS apps with 'Broadcasts'

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Palo Alto, California-based imo.im, which offers a comprehensive communication and social discovery platform with the same name, has raised $13 million in a round of funding led by co-founder and very early Googler Georges Harik. The imo.im service basically offers a unified dashboard for a wide range of messaging applications,...
Messaging app maker imo.im raises $13m, bolsters its Android and iOS apps with 'Broadcasts'
Revamped Taplister helps beer-lovers find out what's on tap

Bitly Announces $15 M. Round Led By Kholsa Ventures to Build More Products for Consumers

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Mr. Stern (Photo: LinkedIn) Bitly CEO Peter Stern, who once told Betabeat he’s been in the process of raising funds ever since he joined the company, finally has a milestone to announce. The company has raised a $15 million Series C round led by Vinod Khosla at Khosla Ventures. “[Mr....
Bitly Announces $15 M. Round Led By Kholsa Ventures to Build More Products for Consumers

Telly's social video-discovery app is now optimized for Android tablets

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Telly has just rolled out a brand new version of its Android app, one that’s now optimized for Android tablets. Formerly known as Twitvid, Telly is a social video discovery platform that brings together content from across the Web, Telly’s own library and other third-party sites such as CNN, ESPN...
Telly's social video-discovery app is now optimized for Android tablets
App Store Optimization Startup MobileDevHQ Raises $650,000 To Help App Marketers Get More Downloads

Plumfare Aims for Foodies With Social Gifting App

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Aside from getting users to care about them, location-based mobile apps have a big problem: Helping people actually discover new places. The boldest initiative in this area thus far comes from Foursquare, one of the largest apps in the space. The 20-million-strong check-in app has pivoted to become a discovery...
Plumfare Aims for Foodies With Social Gifting App
Applifier Extends Its Gaming Network with On-Device Recording for iPhone Games
What’s Facebook mean for early developers? Huge traffic, apparently.

Let’s Get Personalized: Moving Beyond Recommendations

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Editor’s note: Hank Nothhaft is the co-founder and chief product officer of Trapit, a personalized content discovery platform currently in beta. Trapit was incubated at SRI and the CALO project. eBay’s recent acquisition of the recommendation service Hunch was an important score for the online retailer, giving it a way...
Let’s Get Personalized: Moving Beyond Recommendations

Pulled iOS app AppGratis is 'welcome to resubmit'

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Good luck getting back on the app store, AppGratis. Over the weekend Apple yanked popular app-discovery platform AppGratis. It had been acquiring users at an astonishing 300,000 per day back in February, when I chatted with CEO Simon...
Pulled iOS app AppGratis is 'welcome to resubmit'

Facebook lets users rate any place and change their ratings from desktop pages

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Facebook place pages now include an option for users to give star ratings to businesses and locations directly from their page on Facebook.com, even if they haven’t been to the location. Previously, users could rate places from the Local Search section of the mobile app, and only if they had...
Facebook lets users rate any place and change their ratings from desktop pages
The Forgotten Half Of Social
Stop Toiling in App-scurity: PreApps Will Promote the Crap Out of Your App (For Free! Sorta!)

TNW Pick of the Day: Vidyoo's video-chat app is like speed-dating for the Facebook generation

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Vidyoo is a new ‘people discovery’ platform for Facebook. While it’s broadly aimed at ‘meeting new people’, it’s really focusing on the lucrative dating market. It launched officially for the public yesterday, and promises to help you meet people who match your interests and preferences, with the main interaction subsequently...
TNW Pick of the Day: Vidyoo's video-chat app is like speed-dating for the Facebook generation

13 ways of looking at Medium, the new blogging/sharing/discovery platform from @ev and Obvious

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[With apologies to Wallace Stevens, the finest poet to ever serve as vice president of the Hartford Livestock Insurance Company.] I. Medium is a new online publishing platform from Obvious Corp. It launched yesterday. Obvious is the most recent iteration of the company that created Blogger, Odeo, and Twitter....
13 ways of looking at Medium, the new blogging/sharing/discovery platform from @ev and Obvious

Posse Raises $500K More For A Local Discovery App That Lets Users Build "Playlists" Of Favorite Shops, Now Live In The U.S.

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Posse, a local discovery platform for web and mobile, is today arriving in the U.S. and making its iPhone app debut. The company has also just raised another $500,000 in additional funding from existing investors including Lars Rasmussen, Google Maps creator and currently Facebook’s Director of Engineering, as well as Silicon Valley angel...
Posse Raises $500K More For A Local Discovery App That Lets Users Build "Playlists" Of Favorite Shops, Now Live In The U.S.
Chomp-Inspired iOS 6 App Store Redesign Could Impact Long Tail Of App Developers

Pandora launches a new 'Premieres' station for US users, previewing new albums up to a week before launch

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Internet radio and music recommendation service Pandora is rolling out a new service that will offer previews of upcoming album launches in their entirety, up to a week before they go on sale. Sponsored by T-Mobile for its initial roll-out phase, Pandora Premieres is being pitched as a “first-of-its kind...
Pandora launches a new 'Premieres' station for US users, previewing new albums up to a week before launch

Video discovery app Vodio lands on the iPhone, launches Highlights feature

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Video discovery platform Vodio has updated its iOS app to make it available on iPhones, the Israeli startup Vodio Labs announced today. In addition, the new version is also an upgrade for iPad owners. As we reported when we first reviewed Vodio’s iPad app when it launched last January, it can be described as a...
Video discovery app Vodio lands on the iPhone, launches Highlights feature
Inkling Habitat brings pro-level digital book creation to the cloud -- but will it dent Amazon?
Dijit acquires GoMiso in bid to create social TV

And Now There’s A Kickstarter For Porn

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Well, Kickstarter, it looks like you’ve finally arrived. And I don’t just mean that you launched 27K projects, saw $99 million pledged, or attracted 30 million+ visitors last year — all of which equalled a sizable increase in activity on your compared to the year prior. No, I mean that...
And Now There’s A Kickstarter For Porn
Twitter unveils sleek new #music discovery app for web, iOS

Apple acquires Chomp to make its App Store search and discovery actually useful

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Apple has acquired the app search and discovery platform Chomp in order to rebuild the way that apps are searched for and discovered on the App Store, reports MG Siegler of Techcrunch. The acquisition should help to rectify issues that many have finding new apps on the App Store that...
Apple acquires Chomp to make its App Store search and discovery actually useful
Upstart Labs puts Portlandia spin on startup acceleration

TNW Pick of the Day: Richseam helps you discover collaborations between bands and musicians

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I don’t know about you, but I love it when singers, songwriters and musicians from different walks of the musical spectrum join up to create new music together. Granted, sometimes throwing a bunch of music maestros together doesn’t always deliver, but other times you end up with The Traveling Wilburys,...
TNW Pick of the Day: Richseam helps you discover collaborations between bands and musicians

Your Mobile Phone Is The Least Social Device You Own

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Editor’s note: Jack Krawczyk is Senior Product Marketing Manager at StumbleUpon, the discovery platform. Jack was a founding member of Google+ and tweets about stuff @JackK. No buzzwords are more prominent in today’s Silicon Valley lexicon than social and mobile. They’re so big that they have their own love-child buzzword,...
Your Mobile Phone Is The Least Social Device You Own
StumbleUpon Gets NFC Sharing & More On Android; Rolls Out New UI Across Platforms

Textbook Rental Site BookRenter Spawns Rafter, A Course Materials Management Network For Colleges

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College textbook rental startup BookRenter is announcing an interesting new venture today, pivoting slightly from the singular focus on rentals to a broader market. Rafter is launching as a network of software services which basically allows college administrators and educators to better control cost and manage course materials and products...
Textbook Rental Site BookRenter Spawns Rafter, A Course Materials Management Network For Colleges
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