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Tumblr Architecture - 15 Billion Page Views a Month and Harder to Scale than Twitter

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With over 15 billion page views a month Tumblr has become an insanely popular blogging platform. Users may like Tumblr for its simplicity, its beauty, its strong focus on user experience, or its friendly and engaged community, but like it they do. Growing at over 30% a month has...
Tumblr Architecture - 15 Billion Page Views a Month and Harder to Scale than Twitter

Deliv Raises $1 Million To Crowd Source Same-Day Local Delivery For Big Brick And Mortar Retailers

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More and more shopping is happening online, thanks to the low cost and convenience of having products delivered directly to users. But that is happening at the expense of big national retail chains, which are having a difficult time keeping up with online competition. A new startup called Deliv hopes...
Deliv Raises $1 Million To Crowd Source Same-Day Local Delivery For Big Brick And Mortar Retailers

Park Slope, Rejoice! Online Babysitting Service UrbanSitter Expands To NYC

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Ms. Perkins College students are known for doing a lot of questionable things to help pay off their student loans, but babysitting is typically one of those wholesome gigs that can net you a ton of dough. The hard part is usually finding people willing to trust you with their...
Park Slope, Rejoice! Online Babysitting Service UrbanSitter Expands To NYC
Funding Daily: I'll be there for you

Silicon Milkroundabout tech job fair returns with its Autumn event in London

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The Silicon Milkroundabout jobs fair is set to return with its Autumn event in November. 130 tech startups will be hiring with an expected 3,000 developers, product managers and designers present over the two-day event. Over the past three events the London-based jobs fair attracted over four thousand job seekers...
Silicon Milkroundabout tech job fair returns with its Autumn event in London

EXCLUSIVE: A Q&A With An Airtime Tester

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Sean Parker – Napster cofounder, Spotify cofounder, and Facebook's first president – is launching a new startup soon.  It's called Airtime, and he's launching it with Shawn Fanning, the guy he did Napster with. Airtime is a Web site that pairs Facebook users in random videochats. It doesn't launch until June...
EXCLUSIVE: A Q&A With An Airtime Tester
Friendshake: Facebook’s New Mobile Feature For Finding People Nearby (And A Highlight Killer?)

Organizing the unorganized

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There may be no bigger opportunity online for bootstrappers than finding people who would benefit from being connected and then connecting them.Not so they can waste time sending digital love notes back and forth, but so they (and you) can create value for others.Build a network of experts and make...
Organizing the unorganized

CanWeNetwork is Highlight for professionals, finding people you'll want to connect with on LinkedIn

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Apps that recommend people nearby who are similar to you, like Highlight and the now Facebook-acqui-hired Glancee, were the talk of SXSW this year yet they’ve failed to take off in the mainstream. CanWeNetwork is a new app that refines the idea, turning it into a potentially very useful professional...
CanWeNetwork is Highlight for professionals, finding people you'll want to connect with on LinkedIn

What Google+ Needs To Do Now

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It has been five months since Google+ opened to everyone. 90 million users have at least turned it on, and new Google users get Google+ automatically. It underlies all of Google now, from search to chat to maps to YouTube. It's even on the sacrosanct front page of Google.com. But...
What Google+ Needs To Do Now

GeekHunt: Chattanooga, TN Wants To Pay $1K For Intros To Your Geekiest Friends

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The Internet connectivity in Chattanooga, TN is fast. Like, ridiculously fast. As in, one full gigabit per second — the fastest city-wide connection in the Western Hemisphere, they say. Looking to use their monstrous pipe as a sort of siren song sung at a frequency only geeks can hear,...
GeekHunt: Chattanooga, TN Wants To Pay $1K For Intros To Your Geekiest Friends

DailyDirt: Helping People In Boston

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Apparently, the last mile of the Boston Marathon was dedicated to the Newtown shooting victims, so it seems that much more messed up that participants in the Boston Marathon may need some help due to senseless bombings. Below are just a few helpful links for anyone out there who might...
DailyDirt: Helping People In Boston

Startups Aim to Bring Slices of the Offline World Online

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I’m down at Y Combinator Demo Day in Mountain View, Calif., where the biggest theme throughout the morning’s presentations was startups that have picked a very specific offline system to bring onto the Internet. None of these are going to save the world, but perhaps they’ll save a headache...
Startups Aim to Bring Slices of the Offline World Online

The United States of Big Data

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By Rachael King Even the U.S. government is getting in on so-called big data. Today, the Obama administration said it would make $200 million in new research and development investments to glean insights from large and complex collections of digital data. The government said it also would try to expand...
The United States of Big Data
TheComplete.me wants to be the Pinterest of dating

10 Ways Your Startup Can Hook Into Facebook, Part I: On The Web

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This is a guest post by Ryan Spoon (@ryanspoon), a principal at Polaris Ventures. Read more about Ryan on his blog at ryanspoon.com. Having already covered how startups can use search and Twitter to find customers, here’s 10 steps for finding people on another key marketing platform: Facebook Facebook has evolved from...
10 Ways Your Startup Can Hook Into Facebook, Part I: On The Web

Associated Content: Hey, We Were Here First!

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Demand Media and AOL’s Seed project have been getting lots of attention lately, in part because they’ve both become poster children (although Demand more so than Seed) for the idea of a digital “content factory” — a virtual sweatshop filled with people toiling at terminals for pennies a day,...
Associated Content: Hey, We Were Here First!

POLL: What's the Best Way to Support Startups, Services or Cash?

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After wrapping up a panel with a gamut of pro- and anti-VC types at SXSW, I'm left wondering why there aren't more services-oriented startup firms. Let me explain: Most of the time, when a startup goes after venture capital, they're still in the process of building a product and bringing...
POLL: What's the Best Way to Support Startups, Services or Cash?
InSight app uses Google Glass to identify people by their clothes
Discovr Unveils People Finder App, Helps You Find Interesting People On Twitter
Not Just for Mobile: You Can Now Browse Your Instagram Feed on the Web

This Is How The New York Public Library Sorts Books

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At  most libraries books are hand-sorted by library staff and unpaid volunteers.  The NYPL was having problems because of the large volume of books being processed, and they had difficulty finding people to do the work.  They have now installed a $2.3 million book-sorting machine that operates like an...
This Is How The New York Public Library Sorts Books
Networking is for losers
Hands On: Facebook's Graph Search is handy, for now

If It's Not In Graph Search, Facebook Hands Your Query Off To Bing

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Facebook this morning unveiled “Graph Search,” a new search tool for finding people, photos, places and interests in a way that the social networking giant was very careful to point out is very different from web search. But, nearing the end of the press conference held at Facebook headquarters this...
If It's Not In Graph Search, Facebook Hands Your Query Off To Bing
How To Use Facebook To Check On Boston Friends Without Taxing Phone Lines
Desperately Seeking Startup Skills: Where Highly Sought-After Folks Hang Out

Wayra Week wraps up with 16 teams chosen for the London academy

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Wayra, the technology accelerator of O2’s parent company, Telefonica, wrapped up its search for startups to join the London Academy for 6 months of intensive incubation. In March, Wayra called out for startups and received over one thousand responses. From these, 30 were chosen to be a part of Wayra...
Wayra Week wraps up with 16 teams chosen for the London academy

Strategist Jonathan MacDonald on 'denoising' and creating an engaged workforce [Video]

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“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back.” It was this Plato quote that Jonathan MacDonald, co-founder of This Fluid World and strategist for some of the world’s largest brands, chose to kick-start his keynote with at TNW Conference Europe last month. MacDonald delivered an impassioned talk...
Strategist Jonathan MacDonald on 'denoising' and creating an engaged workforce [Video]

Spotify solves discovery by discovering music ain't so social after all

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The new features announced by music service Spotify on Thursday constitute its biggest and best product upgrade since launch, plugging its worst, most lingering hole with exciting aplomb after several unimpressive attempts. But, whilst the new functionality helps solve Spotify’s music discovery problem with features familiar to “social” platform users...
Spotify solves discovery by discovering music ain't so social after all
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