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Game Consoles Are Already Dead -- And Developers Know It

TOSSOS aims to make sense of your favorite sites’ terms of service and privacy policies

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Let’s be honest, most of us don’t bother to read the terms of service for most online services that we sign up to. We just want to get to the good stuff and skip the boring legalese. Meanwhile, wouldn’t it be good to be able to compare the terms of...
TOSSOS aims to make sense of your favorite sites’ terms of service and privacy policies

Deals for meals: Restaurant.com books $8 million in funding

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Restaurant.com, which offers gift certificates for more than 18,000 restaurants across the United States, has raised $8 million in equity funding according to an SEC filing. As far as I can tell, this is the first time Restaurant.com has raised funding. We’ve reached out to the company to learn more...
Deals for meals: Restaurant.com books $8 million in funding
Intel gets aggressive with new smartphone and tablet chips

Mixpanel Launches Engage, Allowing Businesses To Send Analytics-Driven Messages To Their Customers

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Mixpanel, an analytics startup that was incubated by Y Combinator and backed by Andreessen Horowitz (among others), is announcing a new product called Engage, which co-founder Suhail Doshi described as a way for businesses to actually do something with the data that they’re collecting. Taking action on data, specifically by...
Mixpanel Launches Engage, Allowing Businesses To Send Analytics-Driven Messages To Their Customers

Yahoo Strategy Guru Jim Heckman Leaves

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Here’s another Yahoo executive departure in the wake of Marissa Mayer’s arrival: Jim Heckman, the company’s SVP of strategy, is out. This one was very much expected, as Heckman was closely tied to former interim CEO Ross Levinsohn. Heckman came aboard Yahoo when the company acquired his 5to1 ad startup...
Yahoo Strategy Guru Jim Heckman Leaves

Nuji launches self-service platform for retailers to manage their store pages

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Nuji, the firm that aims to make shopping more social, has launched a self-service platform for retailers so that they can control and manage their stores on the site more easily. The firm now has more than 30,000 retailers and 500,000 curated products on offer. Customers can browse the range...
Nuji launches self-service platform for retailers to manage their store pages

BFG Edition to revamp Doom 3 for PC, consoles

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Id software has been largely silent about any future plans for the venerable Doom franchise since Doom 4 was first announced back in 2008. The company broke that silence today, not with new details about Doom 4, but with the announcement of a newly remastered BFG Edition of 2004's Doom 3....
BFG Edition to revamp Doom 3 for PC, consoles

Heroku loses a star as CEO and Salesforce EVP Sebastian resigns

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Byron Sebastian, the former Heroku CEO who most recently served as executive vice president of platforms for parent company Salesforce.com, has left the company, a source close to the situation has confirmed. If Sebastian’s LinkedIn profile is an accurate indicator, he’s currently farming olives. Sebastian joined popular platform-as-a-service startup Heroku...
Heroku loses a star as CEO and Salesforce EVP Sebastian resigns

From one to many: "Foursquare for the future" startup Wendr now a branded content agency

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When Wendr launched in July as “Foursquare for the future,” its app was the classic minimally viable product. The company amassed 10,000 users, which is enough to show that the concept is good, but not enough to appeal to brand advertisers, which is Wendr’s ultimate goal. “There was a...
From one to many: "Foursquare for the future" startup Wendr now a branded content agency
Thorsten Heins says BlackBerry plans to upgrade 'all existing PlayBooks' to BB10

Square COO Rabois steps down; CFO becomes acting replacement

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Keith Rabois hasn't said what his future plans are, but he will likely be sorely missed at the company. [Read more]...
Square COO Rabois steps down; CFO becomes acting replacement

Life beyond 'Cut the Rope': Zeptolab unveils new game, Pudding Monsters, launching 20 Dec

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After seeing massive success with Cut the Rope (and sequel Cut the Rope: Experiments), British-Russian games studio ZeptoLab is today announcing its new upcoming game at Le Web in Paris, France. Launching on 20 December, the new game is called Pudding Monsters and will be released for iOS and Android...
Life beyond 'Cut the Rope': Zeptolab unveils new game, Pudding Monsters, launching 20 Dec

Former Palm Head Jon Rubinstein Leaves Hewlett-Packard

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Jon Rubinstein, the former Apple executive who took over handheld maker Palm and moved with it to Hewlett-Packard in a 2010 acquisition, has left HP effective today, AllThingsD has learned. Rubinstein is said to have no immediate plans, and had completed a 12- to 24-month commitment to stay with HP...
Former Palm Head Jon Rubinstein Leaves Hewlett-Packard

Intel talks details on its tiny "Next Unit of Computing" system

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Intel's NUC prototype and motherboard pictured next to an iPhone. TechReport Not content to leave the "extremely tiny computer" market to the likes of the Raspberry Pi, the Cotton Candy, and the Pocket TV, Intel has also been showing off its own diminutive motherboard at expos and trade shows...
Intel talks details on its tiny "Next Unit of Computing" system

Opera CEO Lars Boilesen talks acquisition rumors, plans and Firefox OS [Video]

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We caught up with Opera Software CEO Lars Boilesen at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to discuss some of the company’s recent moves and announcements, and to talk about the recent acquisition rumours and the big push of Firefox OS by chief competitor Mozilla. The Norwegian browser software company...
Opera CEO Lars Boilesen talks acquisition rumors, plans and Firefox OS [Video]

Google Buys BufferBox To Match Amazon's Locker For Convenient Shipping

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Google has acquired Canadian parcel delivery start-up BufferBox Friday for an undisclosed sum. BufferBox is like a PIN-protected P.O. box for packages that solves the problem of missed deliveries. It's a service that mirrors the Locker service Amazon began offering earlier this month. Google's acquisition of BufferBox signals that it's serious...
Google Buys BufferBox To Match Amazon's Locker For Convenient Shipping

Verizon CFO says shared data plans coming mid-year

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We've already from Verizon's CEO Lowell McAdam that the carrier was planning to offer shared data plans. And leaks have indicated that the carrier is already prepping its backend system for the change. Now CFO Fran Shammo has narrowed down the time frame a bit for us, telling a group...
Verizon CFO says shared data plans coming mid-year
Under Amazon's Wing, Goodreads Plans Closer Integration While Retaining Its Indy Status

Four Early Employees Have Left Airbnb, Including Its Lead Engineer

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Folks at Airbnb are talking about how some of their longest-tenured colleagues are leaving--including Nick Grandy, Airbnb's very first employee. Two sources have confirmed Grandy's departure, though his LinkedIn profile still has him at Airbnb. He'd only been there two years. We don't know Grandy's future plans, but we notice...
Four Early Employees Have Left Airbnb, Including Its Lead Engineer

Nest Founder Matt Rogers Details Future Plans For Their Digital Thermostat, International Expansion In The Works

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Matt Rogers is the Founder and VP of Engineering at Nest and brought his latest thermostat – a steel-clad beauty with improved design and sensor placement – to our stage at CES 2013. This year at Nest has been full of changes. The company launched a new version in...
Nest Founder Matt Rogers Details Future Plans For Their Digital Thermostat, International Expansion In The Works

Galaxy Note premium apps revealed in new video

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Samsung shed a good deal of light on its future plans regarding its software offerings for the Galaxy Note, releasing a video showcasing the capabilities of its coming Premium Suite of apps for the device. The Premium Suite, soon to be released along with the Note's Android 4.0 update, looks...
Galaxy Note premium apps revealed in new video

Apple Rumor Watch Part Infinity: Cloud-Based iTunes on June 7

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My Lala account includes songs I've recently purchased for 10 cents a piece, 10 of which I can trade for a single iTunes song, now that Apple has acquired Lala. The Apple rumor mill is grinding once again — this time churning out unfounded speculation the company plans to roll...
Apple Rumor Watch Part Infinity: Cloud-Based iTunes on June 7

HTC's Facebook Phone Might Be Discontinued, But AT&T Says No Decision Has Been Made (T, FB)

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The HTC First, the only device to ship with Facebook's new Facebook Home app, might be discontinued, even though it's only been on the market for about a month.  The news was originally reported by Zach Epstein of BGR, but AT&T, HTC, and Facebook would not comment on whether or...
HTC's Facebook Phone Might Be Discontinued, But AT&T Says No Decision Has Been Made (T, FB)

Video Exclusive: Here's Groupon's Andrew Mason Talking About Daily Deals Site's Stock Smack, Future Plans and IPO Regrets (or Lack Thereof)

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It’s not well known, but last year before it went public, Groupon almost didn’t. With pressure from former board member Howard Schultz and also doubts about timing expressed by outside investors such as Marc Andreessen and Mary Meeker to CEO Andrew Mason, the Chicago-based daily deals site pressed forward...
Video Exclusive: Here's Groupon's Andrew Mason Talking About Daily Deals Site's Stock Smack, Future Plans and IPO Regrets (or Lack Thereof)

Rotobooth is a hacker’s dream: Think photo booth meets rotary telephone meets Arduino

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Not long ago we wrote about Photo Hack Day 2, the world’s largest photo hackathon held in NYC by Aviary and General Assembly (one of the 5 coolest coworking spaces in New York City). And from that awesome event came tons of projects, one of the most impressive being the Rotobooth. Rotobooth is a photo booth...
Rotobooth is a hacker’s dream: Think photo booth meets rotary telephone meets Arduino

Sony teases PlayStation 4 hardware reveal with YouTube video

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Sony has teased its upcoming game console, via a video uploaded to YouTube. The clip, which alternates between close-up shots and one zooming into what could be presumed to be the impending PlayStation 4, is released the day before Microsoft is due to reveal its future plans for its own...
Sony teases PlayStation 4 hardware reveal with YouTube video

Birchbox, Warby Parker co-founders to speak at RoadMap

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When a company can craft an annual report that looks like a work of art, you know it has design in its DNA.  And when a startup spawns a crop of clones that barely bother to change their names, you know it’s making a mark. Eyewear maker Warby Parker and...
Birchbox, Warby Parker co-founders to speak at RoadMap

Rap Genius Will Now Save Journalism Thanks to 'News Genius'

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The future of news. (Photo: Instagram/Owen Thomas) The bros from Rap Genius opened up the final day of TechCrunch Disrupt NY with a very special announcement. They’re launching soon a new vertical called News Genius, which follows the paradigm of Rap Genius. However, instead of analyzing 2 Chainz lyrics, the site...
Rap Genius Will Now Save Journalism Thanks to 'News Genius'

Amazon CFO Dodges Questions On Antitrust, Patents, Kindle Plans

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Amazon just wrapped up its earnings call for the first quarter fo the year, and the most common phrase may have been, “I probably can’t help you.” To be fair, earnings calls are always a dance, where analysts try to pry more financial details and future plans out of executives,...
Amazon CFO Dodges Questions On Antitrust, Patents, Kindle Plans
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