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Social TV App Peel Adds Real-Time Cheering To American Idol

NASA five-rocket mission to launch tonight, with live webcast

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Last week, we reported on NASA’s ATREX mission, which will launch five rockets in about five minutes to study the high-altitude jet stream along the East Coast. These suborbital sounding rockets will release chemical tracers to track the high-speed winds nearly 100 kilometers above the Earth’s surface. In addition, a...
NASA five-rocket mission to launch tonight, with live webcast

Dorsey Pitching Square At $4B Valuation To Legg Mason, Fidelity And Other Institutional Investors

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Payments company Square is raising another major round of funding, but is targeting institutional investors first because of the enormous size of the round, we hear from sources. Square’s CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey and COO Keith Rabois have met with both Fidelity and Legg Mason over the past week,...
Dorsey Pitching Square At $4B Valuation To Legg Mason, Fidelity And Other Institutional Investors

EXCLUSIVE: Here's The Email Zuckerberg Sent To Cut His Cofounder Out Of Facebook

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Billionaire Facebook cofounder Eduardo Saverin – the guy everyone now hates because he's renouncing his US citizenship in order to avoid a lot of taxes – hasn't worked at Facebook since 2005. That's when CEO Mark Zuckerberg diluted his stake and then booted him from the company. Saverin's exit from...
EXCLUSIVE: Here's The Email Zuckerberg Sent To Cut His Cofounder Out Of Facebook

Space Shuttle Enterprise ready to go on display, space travel gets its fitting tribute

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The Enterprise has been on what we'd call a very leisurely trip around the East coast, but it's finally time for the original Space Shuttle to settle down. As of Thursday, the only way to glimpse the prototype spacecraft will be under an inflatable roof at the Intrepid Sea,...
Space Shuttle Enterprise ready to go on display, space travel gets its fitting tribute

Calling All Startups: TechCrunch New York Just Posted Office Hours

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The other day, I had the idea to open up Office Hours here in New York. And when I say “I had the idea,” I mean that I stole it from Mike Butcher who had the brilliant plan to do the same thing in Europe. There’s no reason to get...
Calling All Startups: TechCrunch New York Just Posted Office Hours

Acceleprise Wants To Be The 500 Startups For Enterprise Tech

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Let the proliferation of vertically-themed startup accelerators continue! Today, a new accelerator focusing on the enterprise sector is launching in Washington D.C. Called “Acceleprise,” the program’s goal is to invest in 60 enterprise software companies over the next three years. Participating startups should be trying to solve problems facing large organizations, whether...
Acceleprise Wants To Be The 500 Startups For Enterprise Tech

Why Most Women Don't Want To Be Like Sheryl Sandberg

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Running a startup demands a lot of time. That's why expecting entrepreneurs often joke that their second startup is on the way.  An entrepreneur tells us that he's surrounded by mid-career women and they tend to think that working really hard to become a top VC or other top...
Why Most Women Don't Want To Be Like Sheryl Sandberg
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CNBC: Apple To Announce Quad-Core, 4G LTE iPad Next Week… In NYC! (Update: Nope)

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CNBC just tweeted that Apple is set to announce the next iPad next week. Like previous unconfirmed reports, the next iPad will rock a quad-core CPU and 4G LTE data connectivity. But unlike every other leak, CNBC is stating that the unveiling will happen in New York City. Apple is...
CNBC: Apple To Announce Quad-Core, 4G LTE iPad Next Week… In NYC! (Update: Nope)

An Inside Look At The Crazy, Paranoid World Of Apple Security (AAPL)

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For a year and a half, no one outside of six key personnel — five Apple employees and one employee's wife — knew of the existence of "Project Marklar," Apple's Intel-powered Mac computer. That's according to a person who says she is the wife of a former Apple employee, Kim...
An Inside Look At The Crazy, Paranoid World Of Apple Security (AAPL)

This Hackathon Will Pit The East Coast Vs. Silicon Valley

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We stopped by the first AngelHack in December (click through for photos). Greg Gopman, the hackathon's creator, always had bigger plans for it.  The next hackathon is set to happen the first weekend in March, and it will happen in two locations at once: San Francisco and Cambridge, MA....
This Hackathon Will Pit The East Coast Vs. Silicon Valley

Payment Platform Dwolla Comes To New York, Hires First 2 East Coast Employees

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Dwolla, an Iowa-based payment startup that wants to get rid of credit card fees, has hired its first two New York City employees, Alex Taub and Michael Schonfeld. Taub is Dwolla's business development builder and formerly lead business development at Aviary.  Schonfeld, formerly of Nerve Dating, is Dwolla's new developer...
Payment Platform Dwolla Comes To New York, Hires First 2 East Coast Employees

Square Now Processing $5B In Payments Per Year; Volume Up 25 Percent Since March

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Payments platform Square has released a number of new stats today, as well as good news for merchants using its mobile payments app to accept credit cards. According to a Bloomberg report, Square is now processing $5 billion in annual payments (or around $416 million in payments per month), which...
Square Now Processing $5B In Payments Per Year; Volume Up 25 Percent Since March
The ultimate geek road trip: North Carolina's mega data center cluster

Honda serves up first Fit EV to California couple, no gasoline aftertaste

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Honda has handed over the keys for its first 118 MPGe Fit EV to Californians Matt and Becky Walton -- although they'll have to hand 'em back in a few years. The delivery kicks off a rollout starting in California and Oregon that will eventually reach the east coast...
Honda serves up first Fit EV to California couple, no gasoline aftertaste

If You Want An Immediate 'No,' Start An Investor Pitch Like This

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We conducted a Q&A with billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban. He's a judge on ABC's Shark Tank and he is an angel investors, so he has seen a lot of startup pitches. We asked Cuban about the worst pitch he's ever seen. He replied, "Tons have started, 'I have a...
If You Want An Immediate 'No,' Start An Investor Pitch Like This

Unified Hires Googler Brian Murphy To Run Sales

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Unified, a company offering tools to help agencies and brands manage their social advertising campaigns, has lured someone from Google to run it sales team. Specifically, it’s announcing the hiring of Brian Murphy as its new vice president of sales. His past experience includes leading Google’s ad sales to the...
Unified Hires Googler Brian Murphy To Run Sales

Goodbye @CBM, you’ll be missed.

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Today we’re saying goodbye to one of the family, Courtney Boyd Myers. Courtney joined us just under two years ago as our East Coast Editor. Her mission was simple: share New York’s finest startups, tech news and entrepreneurs with the world. And boy did she ever… It was on a...
Goodbye @CBM, you’ll be missed.

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, ZNGA, AOL)

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Good morning! Here's the news: This news from a patent lawsuit would have made Steve Jobs ecstatic. Zynga's about to spend $228 million to buy its office building. Your webcam can read your ID card to verify your identity. This West Coast AOL veteran is firing back at East...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, ZNGA, AOL)
Are You Building A Company, Or Just Your Credentials?

General Assembly Officially Opens in London

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General Assembly, New York. General Assembly, the 19-month-old tech entrepreneurship hub just north of Union Square, has been hosting classes at pubs in London as far back as February. (Startup Burger night, anyone?) But today the school has announced the “official” opening of its first campus outside New York in...
General Assembly Officially Opens in London

Betaworks’ John Borthwick: VC Scene in NYC is “Pretty Busy” Right Now, But Not “Overheated” Like San Francisco

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Betaworks‘ CEO John Borthwick took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York with Crunchfund’s MG Siegler this morning to discuss Betaworks’ investments and the state of the investment business in San Francisco and New York in general. Betaworks, the New York-based company behind popular services like bitly, Chartbeat and...
Betaworks’ John Borthwick: VC Scene in NYC is “Pretty Busy” Right Now, But Not “Overheated” Like San Francisco

Groupon Investor NEA Raises A Huge $2.6 Billion Fund

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New Enterprise Associates, one of the largest venture-capital funds in the world, has raised $2.6 billion for its latest fund. It's the third fund raised by NEA that exceeds $2.5 billion--which is a big number for the venture-capital world, even in a time when billion-dollar funds are becoming less unusual....
Groupon Investor NEA Raises A Huge $2.6 Billion Fund

Ultralight Startups Think Big, Keep It Simple, Move Fast

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What's the secret to startup success? According to Jason Baptiste, CEO of Onswipe and author of the new book, "The Ultralight Startup: Launching a Startup Without Clout or Capital", it's all about thinking big, keeping it simple and shipping quickly. Sponsor In quintessential entrepreneurial fashion, Onswipe was born when Baptiste...
Ultralight Startups Think Big, Keep It Simple, Move Fast
Why You Can't Have A Tacocopter Drone Deliver You A Taco For Lunch Today

No Cable? No Problem, AMC Tells "Breaking Bad" Fans.

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“Breaking Bad,” America’s favorite meth-dealer drama, kicked off its fifth season on AMC last night. If you missed it, you can probably catch it now, via your pay-TV provider’s on-demand service. And if you don’t pay for TV, you can also get it right now. Legally. Less than 12 hours...
No Cable? No Problem, AMC Tells "Breaking Bad" Fans.
Hiding in plain sight: new frog species found in New York City
Annals of bad luck: when primary, backup, and second backup power fail

This 20-Year-Old Founder Wants You To Swap Clothes With Other Girls

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Australian entrepreneur Nikki Durkin just launched her startup 99Dresses at Y Combinator's demo day yesterday, and everyone is already raving about it. 99Dresses lets women sell their clothes online through a virtual closet. Women set prices in a virtual currency called buttons, then trade buttons for other dresses. For...
This 20-Year-Old Founder Wants You To Swap Clothes With Other Girls
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