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US-based social CRM startup Nimble launches a UK hub to cater for big demand in Europe

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Nimble, the US-headquartered social customer relationship management (CRM) startup, has announced that it’s expanding into Europe and launching a UK office, in response to growing demand for its service in the EMEA region. Since it was founded in Santa Monica back in 2009, Nimble has become an established Social Relationship...
US-based social CRM startup Nimble launches a UK hub to cater for big demand in Europe
Zynga to publish Disruptor Beam's Game of Thrones Ascent social game

Hex3 Shows Off Android/iPhone Laser Tag At TechCrunch Hackathon

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Hex3 founder Jon Atherton didn’t have any hardware hacking experience when he launched Kickstarter campaigns for the company’s debut products, the AppTag Laser Blaster and the JaJa Pressure Sensitive Stylus for the iPad. But now, just a few months after raising over $100,000 between the two campaigns, both are real...
Hex3 Shows Off Android/iPhone Laser Tag At TechCrunch Hackathon
Lift simplifies self-improvement, launches habit-tracking app for iPhone

Landmark Canadian Hyperlink Case Goes To Supreme Court

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An anonymous reader writes "Vancouver businessman Wayne Crookes is trying to reverse a decision by BC Supreme Court judge Stephen Kelleher that linking is not the same publishing. He's been given permission to appeal it to the Supreme Court of Canada. If he wins, it could mean the end of...
Landmark Canadian Hyperlink Case Goes To Supreme Court

Task management app / service Astrid is Yahoo's latest acquisition

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Under new CEO Marissa Mayer, Yahoo has been working on expanding the services it offers across multiple platforms and its latest move on that front is the acquisition of Astrid. The Astrid Tasks and To-do list app is a popular productivity manager on Android and iOS, particularly notable for...
Task management app / service Astrid is Yahoo's latest acquisition

Dining Out? Mogl Grabs $10 Million For Its Gamified, Charitable Loyalty Program

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Would you like some gamification with your french fries? Well, one San Diego-based startup is willing to bet you just might. Mogl, which describes itself as not only “a party in your wallet” but also a “four letter word you can say in front of your grandma,” wants to turn...
Dining Out? Mogl Grabs $10 Million For Its Gamified, Charitable Loyalty Program

Why is Opera moving to WebKit? Because it has to.

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Opera is about to shake up its browser business in a major way, by abandoning its Presto rendering engine in favor of the increasingly-ubiquitous WebKit, and by joining in the open-source Chromium project. The Norwegian firm has also announced that it now has more than 300 million monthly users. Opera...
Why is Opera moving to WebKit? Because it has to.
Craigslist posts to be "exclusive," users cannot republish
Comp Sci PhDs apply advanced geometry, 3D simulation to improving e-commerce (exclusive)

How Crowdoptic's big data technology reveals the world's most popular photo objects

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Crowdoptic, a two-year-old Silicon Valley startup, says it can now determine the most popular objects of photos taken during mass-interest events, such as Hurricane Sandy and the London Olympics. We’ve written twice about the company, once after it launched, and then again after its initial funding last year. But now...
How Crowdoptic's big data technology reveals the world's most popular photo objects

Venio Offers Mobile Meal Selection That Actually Keeps Users Coming Back

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Toronto-based Venio is hoping to capitalize on healthy eating trends with a mobile app that allows users to set dietary restrictions, and then provides them with a customized set of meals depending on which ones during the day they want suggestions for. Venio culls its meals from noted food bloggers...
Venio Offers Mobile Meal Selection That Actually Keeps Users Coming Back
Geode iPhone case replaces all of your credit cards

Opera Software shares surge on Facebook takeover talk

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Facebook is reportedly interested in the mobile browser firm as part of a plan to create a smartphoneSuggestions that Facebook is looking at acquiring mobile technology firm Opera Software propelled the Norwegian group's share price 26% higher on Tuesday morning.Opera makes one of the world's most widely used mobile phone...
Opera Software shares surge on Facebook takeover talk
Why wait for Google Glass? Epiphany Eyewear is here now (exclusive)

Astrid 2.0: Productivity Assistant Comes To The iPad With Voice Recording, Premium Service

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Earlier this month, Jordan mentioned Astrid in her list of must-have back-to-school apps. For those not familiar with Astrid, it was one of the first task and list management apps to show up on the Android Market back in 2008, where it has since become a stalwart. The app later...
Astrid 2.0: Productivity Assistant Comes To The iPad With Voice Recording, Premium Service

Yahoo acquires 4 million user to-do app Astrid, service to continue as is for 90 days

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Yahoo has acquired the to-do list app Astrid, which will continue running as is for the next 90 days. “Over the next 90 days, Astrid will continue to work as is, and we will no longer be accepting new premium subscriptions. To make future changes as easy as possible, we’ll...
Yahoo acquires 4 million user to-do app Astrid, service to continue as is for 90 days
The startup, the lawyer, the Quora question, and the $1.2M seed round

Having raised a $5.5m round, OurCrowd's investment platform helps keep Israel's Startup Nation funded

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OurCrowd has launched as the Funders Club / Angel List crowdfunding platform for accredited investors who want to invest in Israeli startups. It’s just closed $5.5 million in Series A funding and successfully closed 12 company funding rounds from accredited investors in its first quarter of operation with an average...
Having raised a $5.5m round, OurCrowd's investment platform helps keep Israel's Startup Nation funded

Shutterstock CEO Jon Oringer On IPO Success, The Future Of Video

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Last Thursday Shutterstock went public under the ticker SSTK, becoming the first NY-based tech company to IPO since 2010. The company sold 4.5 million shares of common stock at $17 per share on the NYSE, and surged 27 percent over the day closing at $21.66. Today, the stock closed...
Shutterstock CEO Jon Oringer On IPO Success, The Future Of Video
Engineers are hard to come by! Here's some 'big data' software to the rescue

The DIY Renaissance: U.K. Accelerator Springboard Launches Dedicated Bootcamp For Hardware Startups

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Move over software, the London and Cambridge, U.K.-based accelerator, Springboard, is launching a dedicated program for hardware startups, focusing on the Internet of Things. The new three-month accelerator bootcamp — called Springboard Internet of Things — is backed by program partners ARM, Unilever, Neul and Raspberry Pi, who will play an active role...
The DIY Renaissance: U.K. Accelerator Springboard Launches Dedicated Bootcamp For Hardware Startups

Former Tumblr President John Maloney Joins Storenvy Board

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After a brief hiatus from any official tech role, former Tumblr president John Maloney will be joining the board of custom store platform Storenvy this week. A combination of custom storefront builder and a eCommerce discovery platform like Wanelo or TheFancy, Storenvy allows sellers to build their own custom marketplaces...
Former Tumblr President John Maloney Joins Storenvy Board
Along With New Look, Apps, Astrid Now Lets You Outsource Tasks To TaskRabbit

Despite A Staff Shakeup, AOL Ventures Lives On With Co-Founder Jon Brod At The Helm

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Fortune reported earlier today that Mike Brown Jr. and much of the team that ran AOL’s venture funding arm have formed their own VC firm — Bowery Capital — that aims to find and fund enterprise-friendly startups. While it’s somewhat heartening to see a new firm set up shop in...
Despite A Staff Shakeup, AOL Ventures Lives On With Co-Founder Jon Brod At The Helm

Springboard's Internet Of Things Accelerator Now Comes With Kickstarter Baked In

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Springboard IoT, the Cambridge, UK accelerator aimed at startups in the Internet of Things space, is jumping on another popular bandwagon — albeit, one that makes a lot of sense — by adding crowdfunding as an option for the teams taking part in the 3 month program. It comes in...
Springboard's Internet Of Things Accelerator Now Comes With Kickstarter Baked In
Meet the startup helping sites like Fab and Etsy court their customers

Why Yes, Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Would Love to Talk About Rumors of His Imminent Demise

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No fair distracting us with cattitude. (Photo: Vanity Fair) Late last night, Twitter tongues wagged as to whether Groupon’s goofy CEO Andrew Mason would actually show up for his scheduled appearance at Business Insider’s Ignition conference in New York, especially after his name disappeared from the agenda. “He has been off...
Why Yes, Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Would Love to Talk About Rumors of His Imminent Demise

CrowdOptic Raises Another $1M To Build Experiences Based On Where Your Phone Is Pointing

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CrowdOptic, a startup with technology for identifying where people are pointing their smartphone cameras, has raised another $1 million in funding. When I’ve spoken to the team in the past, they’ve emphasized the ways this could be used to create new types of social interactions — if people are attending...
CrowdOptic Raises Another $1M To Build Experiences Based On Where Your Phone Is Pointing
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