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Tracking 50M people, Newsle nabs $1.65M in funding to help keep you informed of your social contacts

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Newsle, a news discovery service, announced that it has raised a $1.65 million Series A round of funding. The investment was led by Advance Publications, the parent company of Condé Nast Traveler and Reddit. With this new funding, Newsle says that it will focus on building out its team and grow...
Tracking 50M people, Newsle nabs $1.65M in funding to help keep you informed of your social contacts
Welcome Home to Windows Phone offers app recommendations to switchers
Boomerang Rewards Lets Web & Mobile Publishers Give Out Free Gift Cards, Earn Extra Money
Telly Releases Android Tablet App As It Approaches 70K Likes Per Week On Google's Mobile OS

Meetic (IAC) buys Massive Media, the company behind Netlog and Badoo rival Twoo, for $25m

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Meetic, the European dating giant majority-owned by NYC-based IAC, on Friday announced (PDF) that it has bought Belgium’s Massive Media. France-based Meetic is acquiring 100 percent of the company, which owns online dating site Twoo.com and social network Netlog, for a total price of 18.9 million euros (approximately $25 million)...
Meetic (IAC) buys Massive Media, the company behind Netlog and Badoo rival Twoo, for $25m

Samsung TV Discovery service launches this quarter

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The tool, which will appear on new Samsung smart TVs in Q1 and next quarter on mobile devices, allows users to find and play content from various providers like Netflix and Blockbuster. [Read more]...
Samsung TV Discovery service launches this quarter

Twitter confirms acquisition of music service We Are Hunted

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Music discovery service announces it's joining the microblogging site, confirming a CNET report last month that the two were already integrating their products. [Read more]...
Twitter confirms acquisition of music service We Are Hunted

Twitter finally adds support for line breaks on the Web, poets rejoice

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I’m amazed that it took this long, but Twitter has finally added support for line breaks to the Web version of its service. Line breaks had been supported in standalone apps for a while now, so it was somewhat of an awkward omission that the website couldn’t handle them. Twitter’s...
Twitter finally adds support for line breaks on the Web, poets rejoice

doubleTwist takes on Pandora with Magic Radio subscription service

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Remember doubleTwist? (Probably almost as well as you remember India.Arie and Nikka Costa, but more on that later.) The player made a bit of a name for itself in the pre-Play Music days -- based as much on the default Android music app's shortcomings as its own strengths. Over...
doubleTwist takes on Pandora with Magic Radio subscription service

AppGratis CEO in 'total disbelief' over rejection since Apple approved app 'a week ago'

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The founder AppGratis, which was recently removed from Apple's iOS App Store over alleged rule violations, says he's "in total disbelief" that Apple has removed the app but that the company will continue providing its app discovery service to millions of users in the meantime.    ...
AppGratis CEO in 'total disbelief' over rejection since Apple approved app 'a week ago'

Twitter Reportedly Building Standalone iOS Music App Based On Recent Acquisition, As It Did With Vine For Video

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Twitter is reportedly planning to release a standalone music app on iOS later this month, according to a new report from CNET. CNET has learned that Twitter acquired music discovery service We Are Hunted, and is using its tech to build the app, not unlike the approach it took with...
Twitter Reportedly Building Standalone iOS Music App Based On Recent Acquisition, As It Did With Vine For Video

BlackBerry shuttering BBM Music service on June 2nd

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BlackBerry is shutting down its BBM Music discovery service after being in operation for less than two years, with hefty competition from Spotify, Pandora, and others likely to be the cause for the closure. BBM Music will stop functioning for subscribers as of June 2nd, with the phone manufacturer pointing...
BlackBerry shuttering BBM Music service on June 2nd

Crosswal.lk, The App Discovery Service That’s Better Than iTunes Genius, Is Now An App

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Mobile application discovery service Crosswa.lk has just debuted its much anticipated native counterpart, in the form of a new iPhone application. The app soft-launched over the weekend, allowing users to see what apps their friends are using as well as those that are popular on the wider Crosswa.lk network. It...
Crosswal.lk, The App Discovery Service That’s Better Than iTunes Genius, Is Now An App

Social discovery service Banjo hits 1 million users in just 9 months

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Banjo founder and CEO Damien Patton has held a variety of jobs in his life, but the career experience that he believes is paying off big at his current startup is the time he spent head mechanic on one of NASCAR’s top teams. “Down in the pit, you learn a...
Social discovery service Banjo hits 1 million users in just 9 months

Nokia announces premium Music+ streaming service: unlimited skips and downloads for €3.99/month

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After launching Drive+ in beta, Nokia has just announced the upcoming launch of Music+, a premium music streaming service which adds infinite skips and unlimited downloads to Nokia’s Pandora-like song discovery service (Mix Radio). Nokia says Nokia Music+ will “roll out in the next few weeks.” The company says its pricing will...
Nokia announces premium Music+ streaming service: unlimited skips and downloads for €3.99/month
Art.sy, a 'Pandora for art,' opens its doors to the public

3 People Who Could Run StumbleUpon Tomorrow

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StumbleUpon, the fast-growing social-discovery service, has lost cofounder Garrett Camp as CEO. And it's just getting started finding his replacement, a company spokesperson told me. That doesn't mean it has to lose a step. There's no shortage of talent on the market in Silicon Valley. Here are three choices: Marissa...
3 People Who Could Run StumbleUpon Tomorrow

Why did users stop using Turntable.fm? Blame the experience

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Remember Turntable.fm? The social music discovery service saw some massive growth last year, adding 360,000 users in its first three months and netting a $37 million valuation. It was interesting, it was original, it was the bane of productivity. But before long, the interest dried up. But why? That’s...
Why did users stop using Turntable.fm? Blame the experience

mflow Lines Up Music Mags for Major Launch

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mflow, the innovative social music discovery service, has unveiled plans to launch the service by linking up with several major music magazine titles including Clash, Q, Kerrang, Mojo and NME. The mflow service, currently in beta testing, is set to launch to the general public in April and was reviewed...
mflow Lines Up Music Mags for Major Launch

Visual discovery service Gojee moves beyond foodies, launches fashion verticals on iOS and Web

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Gojee, the gorgeous, discovery and image-focused service known for curating food and drink recipes, has expanded into new fashion verticals on iOS and the Web. Now Gojee, which had previously carved a niche for itself among foodies, packs brand new categories, including jewelry, handbags, heels, dresses and lingerie. Early feedback from users...
Visual discovery service Gojee moves beyond foodies, launches fashion verticals on iOS and Web
Shazam's new Windows Phone app integrates with Xbox Music
Standalone 'Twitter Music' app may launch on iOS this month, says CNET

Twitter music app ready to launch on iOS soon?

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Twitter is set to launch a standalone music app on iOS before the end of this month, according CNET. The app, which is going to be called “Twitter Music,” has been built by the team behind the music discovery site We Are Hunted, which Twitter reportedly acquired late last year....
Twitter music app ready to launch on iOS soon?

Moosify's Spotify app lets you meet new people through a shared taste in music

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Founded in California in 2012, Moosify is setting out to help you meet new people through music and places. Based in Palo Alto, Moosify already has an iOS and Android app, but today it’s taking its social discovery service to Spotify with a dedicated app for the music-streaming platform. After...
Moosify's Spotify app lets you meet new people through a shared taste in music

Twitter promotes Adam Messinger to CTO as it marches toward IPO

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Twitter has promoted Adam Messinger from vice president of application development to its new Chief Technology Officer, as the company continues to put the pieces in place for an IPO. The change, which was appropriately revealed on Messinger’s Twitter account and first noticed by AllThingsD, follows another C-level executive shuffle...
Twitter promotes Adam Messinger to CTO as it marches toward IPO

iOS app discovery tool AppGratis pulled for violating Apple's App Store rules

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Apple's App Store rules have resulted in the removal of iOS download discovery service AppGratis, which may have violated a newly instituted restriction on promotion.    ...
iOS app discovery tool AppGratis pulled for violating Apple's App Store rules
Twitter Music app expected to be launched tomorrow

Birchbox, Warby Parker co-founders to speak at RoadMap

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When a company can craft an annual report that looks like a work of art, you know it has design in its DNA.  And when a startup spawns a crop of clones that barely bother to change their names, you know it’s making a mark. Eyewear maker Warby Parker and...
Birchbox, Warby Parker co-founders to speak at RoadMap

Apple owned Chomp kills Android app

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Apple acquired app discovery service Chomp earlier this year, betting that it would help make app discovery easier and better on its iTunes Appstore. The casualty of that acquisition is the Chomp for Android (search and) app which seems to have been discontinued. It is hard to figure out what...
Apple owned Chomp kills Android app
App Store gets an organizational boost in iOS 6
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?