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Etsy sidesteps PayPal, builds own payment system for its 2M monthly sales

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Etsy, the handmade and vintage marketplace that lets anyone set up their own online shop, has finally introduced its own, direct checkout. Prior to this, buyers were directed to a third party payment processor, such as Paypal. Considering that the handmade giant is processing over 2 million items a month, you’d...
Etsy sidesteps PayPal, builds own payment system for its 2M monthly sales

Citing “Short-Term Difficulties”, HTC Forecasts Weak Q1, Significant Revenue Drop

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Smartphones and tablets maker HTC this morning said it foresees a huge drop in revenue (PDF) in the first quarter, citing “short-term difficulties” as it gears up to – reportedly – launch four new phone models at the Mobile World Congress later this month. The Taiwanese company sees revenue dropping...
Citing “Short-Term Difficulties”, HTC Forecasts Weak Q1, Significant Revenue Drop

Shelby.tv gears up for SXSW with its “PROJECT G.O.A.T.S.” celebrity interview series

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We’re now just one month away from SXSW, specifically the Interactive portion of the event that draws geeks, entrepreneurs and wannabes from all over the world for a five-day event to celebrate all that’s holy and good about emerging tech. While the San Francisco-based startup LaunchRock plans its epic campground party, New...
Shelby.tv gears up for SXSW with its “PROJECT G.O.A.T.S.” celebrity interview series

Rakuten CEO On The $100B Pinterest Round: We Want Pinterest Users To Pin Images And Buy Using Our ID

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Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce giant leading a $100 million investment in Pinterest, will be making two major contributions to the image-based social network as it gears up for its next stage of growth: the funds to take the image-based social network into new international markets, and a business model. First...
Rakuten CEO On The $100B Pinterest Round: We Want Pinterest Users To Pin Images And Buy Using Our ID
Bitly Fights for Social Analytics With Weapons-Grade Math

Were Turntable.fm and "Group Listening" Just a Summertime Fad?

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Other than Spotify, there could hardly have been a more buzz-worthy music startup this summer than Turntable.fm. The group listening and virtual DJing app seemed to come out of nowhere and take the Web by storm, grabbing funding and users in huge quantities. The company, which rose from the pivot-generated...
Were Turntable.fm and "Group Listening" Just a Summertime Fad?
'Infinity Blade' is Epic Games' most profitable game ever, says CEO
With Ex-Yahoo CTO On Board, Yottaa Nabs $9M To Bring Affordable Mobile, Web Acceleration To SMBs

Apple Gears Up for New Products

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Apple's Tim Cook, teed up big expectations for the world's largest technology company, saying at the D: All Things Digital conference that the company is preparing to release some "incredible" new products....
Apple Gears Up for New Products

iOS 6 Apple TV beta 2 lets you reorganize icons with wiggle mode

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We told you the other day that Apple began seeding the iOS 6.0 Beta 2 OTA update to developers with an update to Apple TV beta 2. One new feature of the Apple TV update spotted by MacMagazine.com.br (via MacRumors) is the ability to reorganize icons on the main...
iOS 6 Apple TV beta 2 lets you reorganize icons with wiggle mode

PayPal rolls out barcode payments in the UK

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EBay’s CEO John Donahoe has called 2012 a year of testing and learning for PayPal’s in-store payments as it gears up for a big push next year. And the company is making good on that with the roll out of its first barcode-based payments in the UK at four major...
PayPal rolls out barcode payments in the UK

Kobo's Android app goes global, now available in French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and German

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Kobo has rolled out a new version of its Android app which will go some way towards opening its services to a wider demographic and challenge Amazon’s almighty Kindle. With the latest update, readers can use the app in French, Spanish, Italian, German or Dutch, in addition to English. Kobo...
Kobo's Android app goes global, now available in French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and German

Semantic Web/Q&A Startup Beepl Loses Ex-TechCrunch CEO, Gears Up For Mobile App

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The drive for more information has long been fueling the growth of the Internet, but that rising tide is not automatically lifting all boats, as one company trying to ride the wave has seen. Beepl, a Q&A startup co-founded last year and led by ex-TechCrunch writer Steve O’Hear, has now...
Semantic Web/Q&A Startup Beepl Loses Ex-TechCrunch CEO, Gears Up For Mobile App

RIM offers Blackberry prototypes

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Developers get their hands on early version of RIM's new handset as the firm gears up to take on rivals....
RIM offers Blackberry prototypes
The Xbox 360, Now A True Cable Box Killer

Kindle competitor Kobo announces a year of triple digit growth as it gears up for global expansion

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It’s sometimes difficult to see beyond Amazon’s all-conquering Kindle, but Canadian competitor Kobo has today announced “triple digit growth”, with eBook downloads up by 400% and eReader sales rising 160% year-on-year as the Toronto-based company gears up for a year of expansion. “We’re thrilled to introduce Kobo’s open eReading platform...
Kindle competitor Kobo announces a year of triple digit growth as it gears up for global expansion
Sega launches a new video game powered by… urine [video]

Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gears Up For Enterprise, Broadband

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Big news for the UK this morning: Vodafone, one of Europe’s biggest mobile operators, has made a formal offer to buy up the assets of Cable & Wireless for £1 billion ($1.7 billion), a deal that catapults Vodafone into running its own fixed line network in the UK and specifically...
Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gears Up For Enterprise, Broadband

With new app, Sharypic aims to be Instagram for events

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I’m on the record stating my belief that photo apps space is the most over-saturated around. And it’s hardly a left-field claim: a quick look online shows more than 10,000 photography apps for the iPhone alone. There are just so many players in this space that it’s hard to know...
With new app, Sharypic aims to be Instagram for events

Production of Apple television expected to begin in May/June for late 2012 launch

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Overseas suppliers have begun to ship parts for Apple's anticipated television set as the company gears up to begin production as soon as May, according to a new report....
Production of Apple television expected to begin in May/June for late 2012 launch

8 Things Instagram Did Right

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With its billion-dollar sale to Facebook, Instagram instantly became the latest poster child for startup success. In just 551 days, the photo-sharing mobile app zoomed from zero to 30 million-odd users, and 10 million U.S. visits by March 2012, up 1000% since December 2011. Its valuation outstrips that of the...
8 Things Instagram Did Right

Xbox 360 software at E3: FIFA 2013 / Madden 2013 gaining Kinect voice commands; Halo 4, Fable, Forza Horizon and Gears of War showcased

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No new hardware for Microsoft at E3? No problem. Clearly, this year's all about software for the Xbox 360, with both FIFA 2013 and Madden 2013 confirmed for release with Kinect support. Aside from letting you flail to and fro in order to make plays, both titles will also...
Xbox 360 software at E3: FIFA 2013 / Madden 2013 gaining Kinect voice commands; Halo 4, Fable, Forza Horizon and Gears of War showcased
Big 'Halo 4' news coming from Conan O'Brien tomorrow, sources suggest November 6th release date

Sports social network Tribesports launches iOS app as it gears up for global expansion

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There are no shortage of apps to help you get fit and healthy. And one such Web app is Tribesports, which we covered when it launched last summer. Since then the company has notched up an impressive $2.8m in series A funding to help drive international growth, with the London-based...
Sports social network Tribesports launches iOS app as it gears up for global expansion

Pogoplug Team lets businesses tap into their own 'personal clouds' for $15 a year per user

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Last we heard from Pogoplug, it unleashed its Series 4 hardware (its current device for making any of your drives network accessible). Today, the company, known for its pursuit to make the cloud more "personal," has shifted its gears back to software, aiming directly at businesses with its new...
Pogoplug Team lets businesses tap into their own 'personal clouds' for $15 a year per user

Lessons from Om Nom: The future of Windows and the web, as viewed from ‘Cut the Rope’

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Cut the Rope, as ported to the web by Pixel Lab. Om Nom is a lovable little monster, a character who can keep people playing “Cut the Rope” for hours under the simple premise of trying to satisfy his sweet tooth. But behind the scenes, the game by ZeptoLab is...
Lessons from Om Nom: The future of Windows and the web, as viewed from ‘Cut the Rope’

Mobile ad firm Jumptap raises $27.5m from WPP and others as it preps for an IPO

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Targeted mobile advertising company Jumptap this morning announced that it has landed $27.5 million in financing in a round from existing backers General Catalyst Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Summerhill Ventures, Valhalla Partners and WPP. New investors include Keating Capital and a mysteriously unnamed “large, institutional investor”. The company says it will...
Mobile ad firm Jumptap raises $27.5m from WPP and others as it preps for an IPO

Nutmeg lands $5.3m from Tim Draper and others for online investment management service

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UK-based online money and investment management software maker Nutmeg has landed £3.4 million (roughly $5.3 million) in funding as it gears up for the public debut of its service. The capital injection comes from VC firm Pentech, high-profile Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper, prolific European angel investor and Spotify board...
Nutmeg lands $5.3m from Tim Draper and others for online investment management service

Eventbrite issues its 50 millionth ticket as it gears up for international expansion

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Self-service ticketing platform Eventbrite is announcing today that it has issued its 50 millionth ticket. The company, which offers a one-stop platform for event organisers to promote their offerings and to sell tickets, has seen impressive growth of late. As we’ve previously reported, it the number of events posted to its service...
Eventbrite issues its 50 millionth ticket as it gears up for international expansion
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