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PayPal Buys Card.io To Drive Mobile Payments

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News updates all day from Fast Company.PayPal has announced that it's buying Card.io in what seems to be a talent and technology grab to help the company challenge the threat of Google's Wallet, devices like Square, iZettle, and a purported iWallet from Apple. Card.io's technology uses the camera on smartphones...
PayPal Buys Card.io To Drive Mobile Payments

Facebook beefs up security with new anti-virus partners

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Facebook is stepping up its security focus to better protect users from malicious links and malware. The social networking giant on Tuesday announced seven new additions to the its Antivirus Marketplace. The new security partners include Avast, AVG, Avira, Kaspersky, Panda, Total Defense, and Webroot. Those companies join existing partners...
Facebook beefs up security with new anti-virus partners

Google tosses 9 products in ‘focus is crucial’ spring cleaning

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Spring is finally here, and with the seasonal change, Google announced it wants to clean house again by killing a slue of products. “Focus is crucial if we are to improve our execution. We have so many opportunities in front of us that without hard choices we risk doing too much...
Google tosses 9 products in ‘focus is crucial’ spring cleaning
Nexus redux? Google to sell its own tablets

Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard join as launch partners for Isis mobile payment service

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The Isis mobile payment service backed by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon may have been a bit overshadowed by Google Wallet in recent months, but it's still on track for a "mid-2012" trial launch in Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah, and it's now gotten a boost from a...
Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard join as launch partners for Isis mobile payment service

Facebook expands its anti-virus marketplace to help keep its users' computers secure

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Facebook has become a major part of the way we interact with one another. Unfortunately with its growing popularity, the service has been plagued by spam and phishing scams and many have been affected by this. To help combat this, the social network established its anti-virus marketplace six months ago...
Facebook expands its anti-virus marketplace to help keep its users' computers secure

Txtr releases world's smallest e-reader

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Berlin-based Txtr, a major European ebook services company today released what it claims is the world’s smallest e-reader – the Txtr Beagle. It’s a move aimed at helping mobile network operators take a stronger place in the digital books market. Whether or not a small screen – 5 inch, E Ink...
Txtr releases world's smallest e-reader

BlurNotes: IBM’s Adam Christiensen

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[NOTE: BlurNotes are interview notes for my new book Blurring Boundaries which reports on Enterprise Online Communities. Your feedback helps me decide what to use in the book.] Adam Christensen is part of IBM’s corporate communications team, based in Armonk, NY. His job is overwhelmingly focused on the company’s considerable...
BlurNotes: IBM’s Adam Christiensen

500 Startups Raises New $50M Fund, Names 4 New Partners, With 250+ Investments To Date

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It’s a big day for 500 Startups — you know, the seed-stage accelerator and capital fund founded by rabble rouser and geek on a plane, Dave McClure. Back in July 2010, McClure filed for the accelerator’s first fund, raising $30 million to begin officially investing in startups under the new...
500 Startups Raises New $50M Fund, Names 4 New Partners, With 250+ Investments To Date

Microsoft Won't Make Own-Brand Windows Phone Any Time Soon -- That's A "Last Resort Strategy"

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It’s Surfaced again: the rumour that Microsoft is developing its own smartphone hardware in a bid to drive wider adoption of its Windows Phone OS. Ever since Microsoft distressed its desktop Windows OEMs by unveiling its own-brand tablet PC, called Surface, the logical leap required to imagine an own-brand Windows Phone...
Microsoft Won't Make Own-Brand Windows Phone Any Time Soon -- That's A "Last Resort Strategy"
VoiceBunny Launches "CrowdVoicing" Service, Aims To Be The Amazon Mechanical Turk of Voiceovers

First Round Capital Bumps Up Phineas Barnes, Kent Goldman To Partner Level

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Two big promotions are getting announced today at First Round Capital — a sign of more growth, and more opportunities, at the early-stage VC firm: Phineas Barnes and Kent Goldman are now partners. Previously both had been principals with FRC, which they each joined in 2008. The move signifies the...
First Round Capital Bumps Up Phineas Barnes, Kent Goldman To Partner Level

Roku now has 700 channels on its platform; adds Time Warner and names new hardware partners

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Roku, which enables users to stream videos, music and casual games to their TV, is today announcing that it has surpassed 700 channels on its platform. Later this quarter, Roku streaming device owners in the United States will even be able to enjoy content from Time Warner Cable, with more...
Roku now has 700 channels on its platform; adds Time Warner and names new hardware partners

WSJ: Google to open an online tablet store to take on Apple’s iPad, sell Google-branded tablets

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The WSJ today reports that Google is in the process of building an online store to sell tablets running the Android OS. The Internet search company is planning to market and sell tablets directly to consumers through an online store, similar to rivals Apple and Amazon.com Inc.,  according to people...
WSJ: Google to open an online tablet store to take on Apple’s iPad, sell Google-branded tablets

Facebook roundup: Android app update, bullying prevention, anti-virus software, PAC donations, engineering and more

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Facebook updates Android app – Facebook released an update for its native Android app Thursday, including improvements for photo sharing. Photo tagging is faster and users can now choose an album for their uploads. The app also fixes an upload bug that affected some users. Facebook takes steps against bullying...
Facebook roundup: Android app update, bullying prevention, anti-virus software, PAC donations, engineering and more

DataGravity Lands $30 Million from Andreessen Horowitz, Levine Joins Board

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For all the press it gets as the next business panacea, Big Data is hard. You can collect and analyze tons of data, but before companies can get anything useful out of it, generally speaking, it’s not uncommon for PhD-level data scientists to get called in to figure out what...
DataGravity Lands $30 Million from Andreessen Horowitz, Levine Joins Board

BlackBerry revels in partner purchase of one million phones

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According to the company, Blackberry has received an order for one million of its new phones, marking its largest order ever received in the company's history. The company hasn't announced who placed the order, but did say that it came from one of its existing partners. On the news, the...
BlackBerry revels in partner purchase of one million phones
Google will once again foist Google TV upon the world at this year's CES

Roku Adds More TV Partners, Looks Beyond the Set-Top Box

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Last year, when Roku first announced plans for its Streaming Stick — which compresses the features of a Roku Web TV box into a thumb-drive-sized, wireless dongle — it came with a major catch: The MHL-compatible device didn’t work with many TV sets. Roku can finally add a few more...
Roku Adds More TV Partners, Looks Beyond the Set-Top Box

LinkedIn to Developers: We'll Give You the Clarity the Other Platforms Won't

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In light of frustration with platform policy changes on other social media services like Twitter, LinkedIn today pushed out updated terms of service, a revamped developer resources Web site and a more explicit approved-developer program. “The intent is clarifying rules of the road,” said LinkedIn spokeswoman Julie Inouye. LinkedIn’s new...
LinkedIn to Developers: We'll Give You the Clarity the Other Platforms Won't
Facebook expands Anti-Virus Marketplace, URL blacklist system with seven new partners

Kleiner Perkins joins Rock Health in sponsoring digital health startups

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Venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers will be teaming up with the incubator program Rock Health to sponsor digital health startups trying to disrupt the health care industry. The tandem announced Tuesday that they are increasing the cash delivered to individual startups in the program to $100,000. Kleiner’s investment comes as...
Kleiner Perkins joins Rock Health in sponsoring digital health startups

Google shutters One Pass, its paid content platform

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Google has closed down One Pass, the paid content platform that it rolled out in February 2011 and revamped in February 2012. On the Google Blog, the company writes: One Pass, our payment platform for online news publishers, has been shut down. We are working with existing partners to make...
Google shutters One Pass, its paid content platform

Kleiner Perkins Partners With Rock Health To Give Health Tech Startups A Boost

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Rock Health, the accelerator for startups specializing in health-related apps, has landed a big new partner: Famed Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Kleiner is joining Rock Health’s existing partners Mohr Davidow Ventures, Aberdare Ventures, and the Mayo Clinic in providing $100,000 of investment for...
Kleiner Perkins Partners With Rock Health To Give Health Tech Startups A Boost

Rock Health's Fourth Class Kicks Off With $100K Seed Funds From Kleiner & More, Plus Support From Kaiser

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Rock Health, the seed accelerator for startups focused on the health space, landed a big, new partner back in August: The well-known Silicon Valley venture firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The result of the new partnership? The promise of a considerably larger seed investment for its next batch of...
Rock Health's Fourth Class Kicks Off With $100K Seed Funds From Kleiner & More, Plus Support From Kaiser

New jobs to make you jealous: Eytan Oren, Senior Lab Associate at IPG Media Lab

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As the creative economy continues to evolve & expand, a bevy of new job opportunities have burst onto the scene — many placing young talent in roles that use technology, products, and even words that didn’t exist 5 years ago. I caught up with Eytan Oren of the IPG Media...
New jobs to make you jealous: Eytan Oren, Senior Lab Associate at IPG Media Lab

Visa Adds Overstock.com, Its Biggest Retail Catch Yet, To Its V.me Digital Wallet

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Visa today is announcing a key development in its bid to build a ubiquitous digital wallet service. It has signed on Overstock.com as the lastest retailer to use V.me. That service now has 35 online merchants signed up, but Overstock, which makes some $1 billion in online sales annually across...
Visa Adds Overstock.com, Its Biggest Retail Catch Yet, To Its V.me Digital Wallet
Rumblefish Catalog Grows To 1M Songs, Powers Soundtracks In Socialcam, Animoto, And More

Dish's Ergen: we prefer working with broadcasters over Aereo

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Charlie Ergen, the mercurial chairman of satellite TV provider Dish Network, said Thursday that he would prefer to work with incumbent televisions players to continue a dual-stream revenue model rather than striking up a new partnership with upstart mobile-TV company Aereo. The comments came during a Thursday call on Ergen...
Dish's Ergen: we prefer working with broadcasters over Aereo
Playcast Media partners with Nvidia and cable TV set-top makers for cloud-gaming service
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