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Bitcasa Launches Open Beta Of Its Unlimited Cloud Storage Service, Raises $7M Series A Round

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Cloud storage company Bitcasa today announced that it’s now opening its beta to the public. The service, which says that it will offer its users unlimited cloud storage, is currently available for free, but the company plans to charge $10/month after the beta period. In addition, the company also announced...
Bitcasa Launches Open Beta Of Its Unlimited Cloud Storage Service, Raises $7M Series A Round

Music 4.5: ‘A lot of music services, but where are the businesses?’

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The Music 4.5 conference in London is still going on, with an afternoon panel session looking at investment, funding, equity and exit strategies when it comes to music startups. Grant Murgatroyd from Corporate Financier Magazine kicks things off. “I’m old, and I’m old economy!” he quips. “I might be boring,...
Music 4.5: ‘A lot of music services, but where are the businesses?’
There Are Now 200,000 People In Everyme Circles

Second screen social TV app Zeebox launches on BlackBerry smartphones

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Already available on iOS and Android, second screen social TV app Zeebox is now available on BlackBerry smartphones, launching on the BlackBerry App World today. Supported by devices running BlackBerry OS 6 and above, Zeebox isn’t going to have the range of features available to it that are included in...
Second screen social TV app Zeebox launches on BlackBerry smartphones

Hatch Labs CEO Dinesh Moorjani On What Makes A Successful Incubator

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15-month-old Hatch Labs is but a baby compared to incubators like YCombinator, but CEO Dinesh Moorjani has a very different idea on what an incubator should look like. The “sandbox”, as Moorjani would call it, is a joint venture between IAC and Xtreme Labs, and aims to grow mobile...
Hatch Labs CEO Dinesh Moorjani On What Makes A Successful Incubator
Jody Sherman, Ecomom Founder And Longtime Web Entrepreneur, Has Died

Livestar finds you recommendations from the people you trust, not strangers

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Since Amazon first started hosting user reviews over a decade ago, finding advice online haven’t shifted far from their 1.0 beginnings. Today, giants like Yelp dominate the recommendations space, but there’s a curious thing about Yelp’s popularity: since it pre-dates the supremacy of a “social Web,” the site is entirely...
Livestar finds you recommendations from the people you trust, not strangers

Tout video app gets ready to rumble with $13m Series B funding round, and strategic WWE tie-up

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We first reported on Tout way back in April 2011, an app that lets people share real time video status updates. And now we’ve learned that the tech startup that spun out from SRI (Stanford Research Institute) has secured a whopping $13.4 series B funding round. The cash injection comes...
Tout video app gets ready to rumble with $13m Series B funding round, and strategic WWE tie-up

Online Fitness Startup Wello Launches Group Workouts, Enabling 3-5 Users To Work Out Together

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Last summer, online fitness provider Wello launched to provide personalized instruction to users via two-way video conferencing. That allowed its users to work with trainers from the comfort of their own homes. Now the company is letting its users take classes with friends through its new group workout classes. Rather...
Online Fitness Startup Wello Launches Group Workouts, Enabling 3-5 Users To Work Out Together
Piggybackr helps kids crowdfund for causes they believe in
Startup Spotlight: This computer workstation allows you to sit, stand or recline

Twitter: Everyone Will Have Enhanced Profiles On December 12th, For Beautification Reasons

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In case you haven’t seen the updated Twitter profiles, they allow you to add a “cover photo”, ala Facebook and other services. The idea there is that they’d like you to expand your identification on the service, to feel like it’s a place you want to show off to friends,...
Twitter: Everyone Will Have Enhanced Profiles On December 12th, For Beautification Reasons

Donate Your Facebook cover photo & timeline to save a homeless pet

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As many as four million pets a year are euthanized simply because they don’t have a place to call home. This saddening fact is exactly why a new initiative has been created by GolinHarris for PetSmart Charities, which poses an interesting take on how we can use our Facebook cover photos...
Donate Your Facebook cover photo & timeline to save a homeless pet

Skype sets a new record with 35M people using the service at the same time

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Skype is a powerhouse when it comes to VOIP, which is exactly why Microsoft bought the company for $8.5M last year. In what appears to be a surge of usage this past month, the company has announced a new record for usage at the same time, 35 million users. That...
Skype sets a new record with 35M people using the service at the same time
Social Fitness Tracker Endomondo Hits 10 Million Users, Tracks 250K Workouts Each Day

Solavei is first carrier to bring new BlackBerry Z10 to the U.S. for the princely price of $999

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Do you want to get your hands on the new BlackBerry Z10 before its March launch date in the U.S. on T-Mobile? Well, you’ll have to join the upstart wireless carrier Solavei and shell out $999. That’s right, the new device (currently only available in the UK and Canada) is...
Solavei is first carrier to bring new BlackBerry Z10 to the U.S. for the princely price of $999

Meet Memoto: The Discreet Camera That Records Your Life In 30-Second Intervals

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It’s inevitable, right? With cameras becoming ever smaller and storage becoming ever cheaper, there will come a day when all of our life’s memories are digitally preserved. Memoto, a Stockholm-based startup inspired by the Quantified Self movement, is taking a stab at this opportunity with a postage-sized camera that...
Meet Memoto: The Discreet Camera That Records Your Life In 30-Second Intervals

Mysms, Evernote Team Up on Text Message Archiving Service

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Text messages offer a great record of your conversations with friends, family and co-workers. The problem is, when you upgrade to a new device, you can’t take your messages with you, leaving behind important information and notes of sentimental value. But that’s about to change. Today, Mysms and Evernote announced...
Mysms, Evernote Team Up on Text Message Archiving Service
Hive security camera recruits your friends, family to make home protection a group effort

Is a Facebook/Syphilis Connection 'Ridiculous'?

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Yesterday, the Telegraph ran an article about a study that seemed to have found a connection between the spread of syphilis and the popularity of Facebook. Today, the paper has run a follow-up story, wherein "Facebook has said that reports linking the site's rise to an increased incidence of the...
Is a Facebook/Syphilis Connection 'Ridiculous'?

Zuckerberg to Startup School: MySpace was great earlier on, but felt threatened by Facebook

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At the 2012 edition of Y Combinator’s Startup School, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Paul Graham and the audience that MySpace was a great service prior to his social network coming into the market. In fact, Zuckerberg said that it was doing a lot of things that Facebook hasn’t been...
Zuckerberg to Startup School: MySpace was great earlier on, but felt threatened by Facebook

Urturn Raises $13.4M Series A, Led By Balderton, For Its Social Expressions Platform That Lets Teens Create Memes & Movements

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Urturn, the social expressions platform that soft-launched as stealthily as possible last year by intentionally hiding under a really boring name, is getting ready to turn the volume up to 11 to start seriously recruiting teens and trend-setters to its meme-stuffed, fashion-friendly, music-loving platform. Today it has announced a $13.4...
Urturn Raises $13.4M Series A, Led By Balderton, For Its Social Expressions Platform That Lets Teens Create Memes & Movements

Karma: An app for instant gift giving, from your mobile or desktop

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There’s a $100 billion market in the US for pre-paid gift cards. Every year, up to 11% of those go completely unredeemed. Last-minute gifting is the place where gift cards hold their strongest position, and a new app called Karma is looking to change not only what you buy but...
Karma: An app for instant gift giving, from your mobile or desktop
MessageMe nabs $10M from Greylock, Google, & others to take on WhatsApp

Location-Based Tour Guide App Stray Boots Raises $2M As It Looks To Expand Mobile Reach

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Stray Boots, a New York-based startup that got its start delivering guided tour scavenger hunt games to tourists and city dwellers around the world via SMS, and which recently made the move to mobile apps, today announced a new $2 million Series A funding round, led by Milestone Venture Partners and including...
Location-Based Tour Guide App Stray Boots Raises $2M As It Looks To Expand Mobile Reach

Thumb, The Social App For Instant Opinions, Adds A Shopping Category

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Thumb, the opinion polling mobile app, has been growing swiftly. But long ago, before users were asking about their love lives or how sexy their abs look from this angle, the vision for Thumb was focused on products, and the influence friends and family have on purchasing decisions. 1.2 million+...
Thumb, The Social App For Instant Opinions, Adds A Shopping Category
UpTo wants to be the social glue of tomorrow, adds $1.5M, and opens its event stream platform
Mark Zuckerberg Says It's Totally OK To Ignore Dinner Guests While Checking Your Phone (FB)

File-Sharers Buy 30% More Music Than Non-P2P Peers

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The major music labels have a clear stance on online piracy, as the following quote from the RIAA illustrates. “While downloading one song may not feel that serious of a crime, the accumulative impact of millions of songs downloaded illegally – and without any compensation to all the people who...
File-Sharers Buy 30% More Music Than Non-P2P Peers
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