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The Curious Vaporization Of Jesta Labs, A $15 Million Startup Incubator

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Here’s a puzzler. Back in September 2011, less than 6 months ago, Jesta Digital loudly committed $15 million to establish Jesta Labs, a New York-based mobile services startup incubator. Fast forward to today, and the incubator has vanished from the face of the planet. Their website has been taken down,...
The Curious Vaporization Of Jesta Labs, A $15 Million Startup Incubator

Google seeks full-time 'doodler' | Media Monkey

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Artists and designers should brush up their CVs for a stab at having their work seen by hundreds of millions of people. Google is on the hunt for a full-time "doodler" – a person to create the special designs that mark events and historic figures every day the Google search...
Google seeks full-time 'doodler' | Media Monkey

Need a Job? Learn Linux

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The Linux Foundation today posted their first ever Linux Jobs Report, created in conjunction with tech job site Dice.com. The report examines the current demand for Linux talent, and identifies a few interesting trends. Of the 2,300 survey respondents, eight in ten said that hiring Linux talent is a priority...
Need a Job? Learn Linux

Holy Moly: Bible App ‘YouVersion’ Hits 50 Million Downloads

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Newfangled social and gaming apps are popular and all, but it turns out that content dating back thousands of years can still more than hold its own in today’s tech landscape. YouVersion, a Bible reading app made by nationwide Christian megachurch LifeChurch.tv, has crossed the 50 million download mark...
Holy Moly: Bible App ‘YouVersion’ Hits 50 Million Downloads

How Groupon Is Trying, And Failing, To Work With Ad Agencies (GRPN)

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Since July 2011, Groupon has had a full-time executive whose job is to persuade Madison Avenue to get on board with daily deals and include them in their clients' regular branding campaigns. The problem is that no agency has yet signed on, according to Daniella Gorenstein, the director of...
How Groupon Is Trying, And Failing, To Work With Ad Agencies (GRPN)

Greatist Wants To Build A Brand Around Non-Sucky Health Content

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When it comes to health and fitness, content farms rule the Internet. Try to search for something like “how to lose weight” and you’ll get a long list of anonymously-written, poorly-sourced articles. So Derek Flanzarich is trying to build something better with Greatist, where he’s founder and CEO. If you...
Greatist Wants To Build A Brand Around Non-Sucky Health Content

Google’s $700M Asia data centre project advances as work begins on final site in Taiwan

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Google has kicked off development of its planned data center in Taiwan, which is the final piece of a plan that will see three sites built to provide an enhanced experience for Google users across the continent. The company has already begun building data centers in Hong Kong and Singapore...
Google’s $700M Asia data centre project advances as work begins on final site in Taiwan

TNW Pick of the Day: EmptyInbox for Gmail is an iOS app that helps you hit Inbox Zero

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If you regularly find yourself drowning in a sea of emails, there are plenty of developers out there who’ve got your back. For starters, we’ve previously shared how you can keep your inbox empty in two simple steps with the help of a neat plugin called Boomerang, whilst you can...
TNW Pick of the Day: EmptyInbox for Gmail is an iOS app that helps you hit Inbox Zero

Build the rocket first: From $0 to $500k in 1 year with no VC money

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When we started building Flow, it was to scratch an itch. We were frustrated with having to use three different apps to manage our daily workflow, so we decided to build a solution ourselves. It took three of us nine months to go from napkin to reality. We were close,...
Build the rocket first: From $0 to $500k in 1 year with no VC money
InMusic adds M-Audio to its strikingly long list of music hardware lines

Crowdsourced app development platform SellanApp opens pre-registration for its private beta

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Stepping up to face the panel of experts at The Next Web Conference‘s Startup Rally today is Amsterdam-based SellanApp, a platform that lets you produce, fund and promote your own apps. SellanApp started when founder Aernoud Dekker started to learn programming for iOS. Before long he was approached by a number of...
Crowdsourced app development platform SellanApp opens pre-registration for its private beta

Another Shoe Is Going To Drop In This Big Facebook IPO Mess (FB, MS)

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File this one under "stay tuned," but full-time venture capitalist, and part time blogger Michael Arrington says we're going to hear another piece of big news related to the Morgan Stanley-Facebook IPO. He is rather ominous about what it could be, though: The whole Morgan Stanley mess isn’t over yet,...
Another Shoe Is Going To Drop In This Big Facebook IPO Mess (FB, MS)

Kicksend hires Wells Riley, creator of “Startups, this is how design works”

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If you’re looking for someone to head up design for your startup, you might want to look at the person who created “Startups, this is how design works.“, a fantastic guide written for non-designers. It looks like Kicksend did just that by hiring Wells Riley as its new product designer....
Kicksend hires Wells Riley, creator of “Startups, this is how design works”
5 questions with the creator of the first iPad-made iOS game

Google Close To Launching "Drive"

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Google Close To Launching "Drive": Amir Efrati reports that Google is close to launching a new product called “Drive”, a would-be Dropbox/Box/iCloud/etc competitor. Before I left TechCrunch full time, I was hot on the trail of this project. Yes, Google had a Google Drive project that will killed off years...
Google Close To Launching "Drive"

VIDEO: Confessions of a competition 'addict'

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For some people, entering competitions is a full-time occupation, and even say they have become addicted. One self-confessed competition addict talks to the BBC's Tim Muffet....
VIDEO: Confessions of a competition 'addict'

State of the Linux Kernel 2011

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The Linux Foundation provides a vendor neutral home for long-term collaboration on the Linux kernel. They provide Linux creator Linus Torvalds and his right-hand man, Greg Kroah-Hartman, the opportunity to work full-time on Linux. And they prepare a semi-annual report on the state of the Linux kernel, which is a...
State of the Linux Kernel 2011

WordPress.com Parent Company Automattic On Track To Make $45M In Revenue This Year

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Automattic, the software company best known for running the for-profit fork of the WordPress blog publishing system, is perhaps the best proof out there that blogging can be a real business. The company, which was founded in 2005 by 28-year-old WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg, disclosed some big numbers in an...
WordPress.com Parent Company Automattic On Track To Make $45M In Revenue This Year

Chicago-based smartDIGITAL raising $2.7 million to grow its outdoor interactive display business

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smartDIGITAL, a Chicago-area company, today announced that it is in the process of closing a $2.7 million Series A round, moving its headquarters, and plans to double its headcount in the next 1.5 months. We don’t see too many announcements of forthcoming funding; smartDIGITAL stated in its release that its...
Chicago-based smartDIGITAL raising $2.7 million to grow its outdoor interactive display business

Amazon to start collecting sales tax in New Jersey beginning July of next year

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Taxes. Taxes. Taxes. That's what you folks living within the Garden State will have to pay on Amazon purchases starting July 2013. The recent news -- which is likely to cause some of you to throw a minor temper tantrum -- comes shortly after Jeff Bezos & Co. settled...
Amazon to start collecting sales tax in New Jersey beginning July of next year

Here's Apple's Defensive Response To Accusations That It's Dodging Billions In Taxes (AAPL)

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After Charles Duhigg at The New York Times revealed Apple has elaborate systems in place to dodge taxes, it decided to defend itself. The result is underwhelming and defensive. We have Apple's full statement below. The key points: We've created 500,000 jobs! (But it counts the UPS dude who delivers...
Here's Apple's Defensive Response To Accusations That It's Dodging Billions In Taxes (AAPL)

Notch launches to visualize all of the personal health data you track with FitBit

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If you’re a health nut, you’re probably aware of FitBit and Nike’s FuelBand. These wearable devices track all types of data about you, including how many steps you’ve taken throughout the day. The missing part is how to view all of this data in a fun and useful way. That’s...
Notch launches to visualize all of the personal health data you track with FitBit

Finding Your Voice

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Everyone has something to say, something to contribute, everyone can make a difference. And I believe the Internet is making it easier for all of us to find that voice, use it, and make that difference. I am supporting evidence item number one in this case. I was 42 years...
Finding Your Voice

Google Voice app update adds new Android 4.0 and Honeycomb design, text message queueing

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Probably the biggest downside to switching full-time to a Google Voice number is the Android app — while it has always integrated well with Android phones, it isn't the greatest app out there. Loyal GV users have reason to rejoice today, as the company has updated the app (no,...
Google Voice app update adds new Android 4.0 and Honeycomb design, text message queueing
What The Senate’s Crowdfunding Act Means For The Tech Industry Right Now [TCTV]
How to find that special someone: Your co-founder

How Gramfeed went from a 2 hour project to a beast visited by 2 million people

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We write about a lot of cool projects here at The Next Web and not all of them are meant to be turned into a full-time gig or profitable business. Companies like Twitter and Foursquare make APIs for its products publicly available to developers to tinker away on, helping to...
How Gramfeed went from a 2 hour project to a beast visited by 2 million people

Updated S-1: Facebook's Yearly Revenue Growth Up 45 Percent, But Down Six Percent From Last Quarter

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Facebook filed an updated version of its S-1 public offering document today, which included somewhat disappointing first-quarter financials. In the new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, its fourth update for its upcoming public offering, the social networking giant’s revenue was $1.058 billion, up 46 percent for the...
Updated S-1: Facebook's Yearly Revenue Growth Up 45 Percent, But Down Six Percent From Last Quarter

The Next Web is Hiring a Tech Writer in San Francisco

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We’re looking for a full time (maybe PT if necessary) San-Francisco based tech writer. You need to be incredibly passionate about technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship and Internet culture. You’ll be keen to immerse yourself in the SF technology scene – or indeed already be part of it. You’ll enjoy chasing up...
The Next Web is Hiring a Tech Writer in San Francisco

Balloonduck: Where Pinterest Meets Twitter To Sate Your Curiosity

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We first wrote about Balloonduck back in March. At the time, the social network was accepting invite requests prior to a full launch, so as to avoid empty room syndrome. But today is the big day: Balloonduck has hit 1,500 invite requests and is now officially live. If you perchance...
Balloonduck: Where Pinterest Meets Twitter To Sate Your Curiosity
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