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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

Sponsored post: Explore social discovery at Glimpse: 20% off tickets

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Glimpse, the social discovery conference, is returning to San Francisco on Wed., June 12, to reignite the conversation around the discovery of people, products and places. As a Glimpse media sponsor, GigaOM is offering 20 percent off early-bird tickets to its readers. Glimpse will be a day to discuss how...
Sponsored post: Explore social discovery at Glimpse: 20% off tickets

Foursquare's New App Is Open for Business

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Foursquare launched a new app on Tuesday morning, the company’s second stand-alone application and the first aimed squarely at the business side of the market. The app is an extension of Foursquare’s additions to its merchant tools updates from mid-2012 that allowed business owners to better control special offers to...
Foursquare's New App Is Open for Business

Have Arrington and Conway screwed up big time with their investment in Highlight?

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Tonight I’m getting message after message that friend after friend has joined Highlight (the photo above is of Paul Davison showing it off to some of its first users back in December on the day it launched into a closed beta). What is Highlight? Well, two weeks ago, in...
Have Arrington and Conway screwed up big time with their investment in Highlight?

BII REPORT: Which Companies Will Win As Social Networking Goes Mobile? (FB)

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The move to mobile computing and the rise of social networking are the two defining trends in consumer computing over the last five years.  The current thinking around mobile commerce posits that users will be willing to share their location in exchange for discounts at local businesses. But check-ins have...
BII REPORT: Which Companies Will Win As Social Networking Goes Mobile? (FB)

As The Smart Calendar Market Heats Up, Calendo For iPhone Doesn't Want To Just Manage Your Calendar - It Wants To Fill It

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In recent months, the iOS App Store has filled with “smart” calendars like Sunrise, Tempo, and Cue, for example, but despite its name, a new Tel Aviv-based startup called Calendo isn’t trying to directly compete with these types of applications. Instead of better managing your calendar for you, Calendo wants...
As The Smart Calendar Market Heats Up, Calendo For iPhone Doesn't Want To Just Manage Your Calendar - It Wants To Fill It
Spotify acquires music discovery & playlist app Tunigo
Can The Wild West Of Music Discovery Be Tamed By One Startup?

Crosswa.lk Debuts First Public-Facing Tool To Send iOS Apps From Web To Mobile, No Need To Launch iTunes

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Crosswa.lk, a mobile application discovery which just over a year ago arrived on the iPhone as an improved version of Apple’s “Genius,” has been quietly building a new product over the past several months, as tides have turned against apps which serve to recommend or promote other apps. The new...
Crosswa.lk Debuts First Public-Facing Tool To Send iOS Apps From Web To Mobile, No Need To Launch iTunes

Digg Owner Betaworks Buys Instapaper To Go Big On Social Reading And Discovery

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Last summer, New York-based hybrid investor / incubator / holding company thing Betaworks acquired social news site Digg and relaunched it soon after, hoping to bring back some of its mojo in the process. Nine months later, Betaworks has acquired news-oriented company, this time bringing Marco Arment’s popular story-saving app...
Digg Owner Betaworks Buys Instapaper To Go Big On Social Reading And Discovery

Guy Who 'Hates To Be A Curmudgeon' Explains Why Yahoo Buying A 17-Year-Old's Startup For $30 Million Makes No Sense

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When a startup sells for multiple millions, other founders are left reeling. "Why him, not me?" they wonder. One Y Combinator founder, Origami's Vibhu Horby, vented publicly about this in a post that rose to the top of Hacker News over night. His article, "The Summly deal makes no sense"...
Guy Who 'Hates To Be A Curmudgeon' Explains Why Yahoo Buying A 17-Year-Old's Startup For $30 Million Makes No Sense

Content recommendation firm Outbrain paid at least $9.5m for Visual Revenue

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Earlier this month, New York-based content recommendation and discovery technology company Outbrain announced its acquisition of Visual Revenue, which offers tools to help editors in data-driven newsrooms produce better content through real-time analytics. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but a recent regulatory filing shows that Outbrain...
Content recommendation firm Outbrain paid at least $9.5m for Visual Revenue

Hangtime Looks To Be The Watercooler For Events At SXSW And Beyond

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OK, so maybe we said it would be hard for an app to break out at SXSW this year. But that isn’t stopping several startups from trying. One startup called Hangtime, from serial entrepreneur Karl Jacob, is looking to be the comprehensive rolodex of events at SXSW and beyond....
Hangtime Looks To Be The Watercooler For Events At SXSW And Beyond
Whatever You Do, Don't Start A 'Video Discovery' Startup

BII REPORT: Which Companies Will Win When As Social Networking Goes Mobile? (FB)

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The move to mobile computing and the rise of social networking are the two defining trends in consumer computing over the last five years.  So what happens when those trends collide? In a research report out from BI Intelligence today, we analyze usage habits, explain new business models that will...
BII REPORT: Which Companies Will Win When As Social Networking Goes Mobile? (FB)

BII REPORT: Which Companies Will Win As Social Networking Goes Mobile? (FB)

www.businessinsider.com
The move to mobile computing and the rise of social networking are the two defining trends in consumer computing over the last five years.  So what happens when those trends collide? In a research report out from BI Intelligence today, we analyze usage habits, explain new business models that will...
BII REPORT: Which Companies Will Win As Social Networking Goes Mobile? (FB)

2012: The year of the App-ocalypse?

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In the past week, two high-profile mobile apps were effectively shut down and acquired – Hipster by Aol and Oink by Google. Both had big PR buildups, rave reviews from the tech press, and strong usage from the digerati. What they did not get was traction beyond that, and the teams went on to be acqui-hired....
2012: The year of the App-ocalypse?

Highlight: The Startup Everyone Is Saying Will Win SXSW This Year

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In 2009, Twitter was the breakout startup of Austin's South by Southwest conference. In 2010, Facebook and Gowalla stole the show.  Last year, GroupMe and group texting were all the rage. This year, everyone is buzzing about auto-checkins, app-induced networking, and people discovery. Robert Scoble, Mashable and TechCrunch have...
Highlight: The Startup Everyone Is Saying Will Win SXSW This Year

T-Minus one week until Glimpse shakes up social discovery

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This sponsored post is produced by Glimpse. In April, we announced the return of Glimpse: The social discovery conference to San Francisco, and this week the near-final lineup was announced. On Wednesday, June 12, many of the leading names in social discovery will take the stage at the Bently Reserve to uncover what social discovery...
T-Minus one week until Glimpse shakes up social discovery
Outbrain acquires Visual Revenue, combining content discovery with editorial analysis

Just In Time For SXSW, Social Discovery Service Sonar Arrives On Android

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Social discovery service (and TechCrunch Disrupt alumni) Sonar has some big news today, and just in time for SXSW: it’s arriving on Android. According to founder Brett Martin, support for the Android platform has long been users’ most frequent request for the service. But that’s not the only thing that’s...
Just In Time For SXSW, Social Discovery Service Sonar Arrives On Android

Aziz Ansari’s new $5 comedy special is powered by Vhx.tv

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$5 for a DRM-free download: The premise of Aziz Ansari’s new online-exclusive stand-up special Dangerously Delicious may sound familiar. But for the folks behind VHX.tv, it’s not just about copying Louis CK’s success story – it’s about making 2012 the year for crowdfunded online video to succeed. “This could be...
Aziz Ansari’s new $5 comedy special is powered by Vhx.tv

CEO Dennis Crowley on Foursquare's Biggest Mistake

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For years, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley has been South by Southwest’s “it boy.” He’s sharp, quick, charming, and it helps that his location-based app blew up at South By for the first time in 2009. But four years on, Crowley finds himself in a different place. Foursquare is in the...
CEO Dennis Crowley on Foursquare's Biggest Mistake

App Discovery Startup AppHero Hits Version 2.0, Shares Details On What Makes Their Recommendations Tick

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Toronto-based startup AppHero launched version 2.0 of its service today, with a brand new interface and big behind-the-scenes changes to how it offers up recommendations to users. AppHero is on a roll, fresh off funding and a spot on NBC this morning, but the app discovery space is a crowded...
App Discovery Startup AppHero Hits Version 2.0, Shares Details On What Makes Their Recommendations Tick

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
Ooomf Shutters Its App Discovery Platform, Relaunches As A Freelancer Marketplace For Web & Mobile App Projects
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