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Path Raises $30 Million Cash, But It's No Instagram

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.As the Wall Street Journal puts it, "Silicon Valley investors are already on the hunt for their next Instagram," and an influential group including Greylock Partners, Redpoint Ventures and even Richard Branson himself have funded the startup app firm Path to the...
Path Raises $30 Million Cash, But It's No Instagram

PayPal Picks Up Iron Pearl

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PayPal closed its second acquisition of the year today, announcing the purchase of Iron Pearl, a customer acquisition and retention startup founded by “growth hackers” Stan Chudnovsky and James Currier. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Iron Pearl’s promise: Sustained viral growth and longer-term customer retention via a suite of...
PayPal Picks Up Iron Pearl

With 10% of its 2.5m users booking hotels on the go, Gogobot brings social travel app to Android

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For a company that greatly benefits from the ongoing rise of smartphones and tablets, social travel network operator Gogobot sure has taken its sweet time to develop an app for the immensely popular and still-growing Android platform. But today, Gogobot is finally debuting an Android app to co-exist alongside its...
With 10% of its 2.5m users booking hotels on the go, Gogobot brings social travel app to Android

Big numbers: Square set for $100+ million in revenue this year

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It’s always critical to look behind the bright shiny figure. Today, Square announced that it is processing payments right now at a rate of some $4,000,000,000 per year, or $109,58,904 per day. While that figure is impressive, it’s perhaps even more astounding that Square has doubled its payment processing rate...
Big numbers: Square set for $100+ million in revenue this year

Just 3 Weeks After Launch, Email Management App Mailbox Is Delivering 50 Million Messages A Day

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[tc_5min code="517696024"] Since launch just a few weeks ago, email management app Mailbox has been a pretty big hit — so big that more than 1.25 million people have signed up for the waiting list. The downside to that early success is that new users are added to a waiting...
Just 3 Weeks After Launch, Email Management App Mailbox Is Delivering 50 Million Messages A Day
What Tumblr's sale means for New York startup ecosystem
Square’s Sexy Growth Curve

Nokia: 7M Lumia Devices Sold To Date In 54 Markets

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D-Day (that is, device day) for Nokia and Microsoft has kicked off with their press conference in New York.  But speaking to analysts in Helsinki beforehand, Nokia revealed a sales number: it said that it sold 7 million devices so far in its Windows Phone Lumia line. The number is...
Nokia: 7M Lumia Devices Sold To Date In 54 Markets

Ignition leads $19.5 million investment in Seattle’s Opscode

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Jesse Robbins, left, handed the CEO reins to tech veteran Mitch Hill, last summer Opscode has raised $19.5 million in venture capital financing, the second large funding round in a Seattle area business-to-business software company this month. The deal, which was led by Bellevue-based Ignition Partners and included participation from Battery...
Ignition leads $19.5 million investment in Seattle’s Opscode

With New Social App Swoon, People Discovery Is a Thumb-Flick Away

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And like that, it’s as easy as a flick of the thumb to decide on turning a virtual relationship into a face-to-face meeting. I’m talking about Swoon, a new, real-world, Android-based discovery app, created by the social company Tagged, which launched on Friday morning. The concept is about as simple...
With New Social App Swoon, People Discovery Is a Thumb-Flick Away

Google Should Be Terrified Of These 11 Startups (GOOG)

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Google is in a pretty good position right now. It's by a very wide margin the best search engine on the market, and it's charging into other spaces like payments and music. But those sectors are ripe for disruption, and all it takes is a good idea from a startup...
Google Should Be Terrified Of These 11 Startups (GOOG)
Aviary's Platform Has Been Used To Edit Over 3B Photos, And That Doesn't Even Include Twitter
5 questions venture capitalists should ask e-retailers before investing
Google and CDC show US flu epidemic among worst in a decade

Foursquare wants to be the mayor of location apps

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Foursquare is an on-the-rise application that blends mobile, location awareness and a clever points system that's an evolutionary leap for loyalty programs. Think coupons, but with rich data and gaming thrown in. Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Foursquare and a speaker at the upcoming Where 2.0 conference, cut his teeth on...
Foursquare wants to be the mayor of location apps

At 500k paid subscribers, Adobe beats with Q1 revenue of $1.008 billion, $0.35 EPS

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Today Adobe reported its first quarter 2013 financial performance, including revenue of $1.008 billion and earnings per share of $0.35 on a non-GAAP basis. Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.31 per share on revenues of $985 million. The company exceeded those expectations, and is announcing that it has passed...
At 500k paid subscribers, Adobe beats with Q1 revenue of $1.008 billion, $0.35 EPS

StatCounter: Facebook, StumbleUpon Generate More Traffic Than Twitter

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According to StatCounter’s GlobalStats research arm, Twitter now generates almost 10% of social media driven global hits to websites, while Facebook still reigns supreme as the primary source of traffic to global websites with almost half (48%) of ‘Social Media hits’. Surprisingly, the number two social media traffic generator...
StatCounter: Facebook, StumbleUpon Generate More Traffic Than Twitter

Cybersecurity incidents on the rise in the US, but analysis shows flaws in basic security

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Over the past half day, a report from the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) stating that cyber incidents jumped from 41 in 2010, to a stunning 198 in 2011, has sent industry watchers into a frenzy. What could cause such a massive rise? Putting those figures into perspective, only 9...
Cybersecurity incidents on the rise in the US, but analysis shows flaws in basic security
Why Broadcom wants to be the smarts in your next smartphone

Two Startups Are Duking It Out To Be The Instagram Of Video, And One Just Came Out On Top

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Both Socialcam and Viddy, two video-sharing startups, are among the most popular Facebook-connected apps in the App Store. But it looks like Socialcam, a startup spun out of video streaming site Justin.tv, has pulled out on top. Here are the charts from AppData: Socialcam shows a nice, smooth growth curve...
Two Startups Are Duking It Out To Be The Instagram Of Video, And One Just Came Out On Top
How big is your baby? Doctors use design to uncover insights in children's health
How agile should your startup be?

Zayo has completed its $2.2B acquisition of AboveNet, creating an international fiber powerhouse

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Today it was made known that the previously announced acquisition of AboveNet by Zayo has completed. When news of the deal first broke, the New York Times pegged its valuation at $2.2 billion in cash. The agreement represents the creation of a massive fiber infrastructure company, one that has deep...
Zayo has completed its $2.2B acquisition of AboveNet, creating an international fiber powerhouse

Healthcare marketing upstart Appature lands $6.1M from Madrona, Ignition

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Kabir Shahani Appature has been undergoing what CEO Kabir Shahani describes as a “pretty dramatic growth curve” in the past year, growing monthly recurring revenues more than 12X since raising its last round of funding. Now, the Seattle maker of online marketing software is putting a little more fuel in...
Healthcare marketing upstart Appature lands $6.1M from Madrona, Ignition

Yandex: ‘Plenty of room’ despite growing Google threat

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How big can Russia’s No 1 search engine really get? That’s the question facing Yandex after a relatively strong quarter failed to excite investors — perhaps indicating concerns about the long-term future of the business have not been entirely killed off. Announcing its latest financial results, the Moscow-based company said...
Yandex: ‘Plenty of room’ despite growing Google threat

SoundCloud adds Songkick concert listings so fans can view nearby concerts while they listen

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Audio hosting platform SoundCloud has announced a new integration with Songkick, making it easier for musicians to share their upcoming concerts with their listeners. In case you’ve not heard of Songkick yet, it’s a service that helps fans track their favorite bands and monitor upcoming shows happening nearby. Today’s integration is quite...
SoundCloud adds Songkick concert listings so fans can view nearby concerts while they listen
WhatsApp could transform Facebook

Report: iOS and Android make tech history with worldwide, fast-growing adoption

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Mobile analytics firm Flurry published a new report today asserting iOS and Android handsets have experienced adoption at such a supersonic speed that their growth rate has now eclipsed all consumer technology in history. According to Flurry: The rate of iOS and Android device adoption has surpassed that of any...
Report: iOS and Android make tech history with worldwide, fast-growing adoption

These Charts Show Why Apple Doesn't Need To Pay A Dividend (AAPL, MSFT, CSCO, ORCL)

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A lot of tech companies are sitting on mountains of cash. Apple's is the biggest -- more than $100 billion in cash and marketable securities -- and this week Fortune's Apple reporter Adam Lashinsky (who just wrote an insider's book on the company) reports that Apple is thinking about...
These Charts Show Why Apple Doesn't Need To Pay A Dividend (AAPL, MSFT, CSCO, ORCL)

Seattle 2.0 Awards: Which startup is the Next Tech Titan?

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Today’s featured category in the Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards, Next Tech Titan, is about that inflection point in the life of a startup, where it reaches a higher level and really ceases to become a startup anymore. In other words, we’re asking for your powers of prediction in this category....
Seattle 2.0 Awards: Which startup is the Next Tech Titan?
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