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Virgin Mobile scores the Alcatel OneTouch Venture, can be yours March 15th for $100

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Alcatel OneTouch isn't a heavy hitter in the States, but that doesn't stop it from doing its darndest to push devices here with a little help from distributor PCD. The Venture is the latest model and is heading to Virgin Mobile on March 15th with an option to pre-order...
Virgin Mobile scores the Alcatel OneTouch Venture, can be yours March 15th for $100

With 4M users, Animoto adds Brad Garlinghouse to board

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Video creation startup Animoto has seen some major growth lately, on the heels of a number of partner announcements and the launch of a new iPhoneapp that automatically edits videos on the device. With all that happening, it’s also made a significant addition to its board of directors: Internet veteran...
With 4M users, Animoto adds Brad Garlinghouse to board

Pack leader Benchmark Capital tosses DogVacay a giant $6M Series A bone

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Not all investors are created equal, pet services marketplace DogVacay has reeled in one of the best in the business as part of its $6 million Series A financing round. The latest heavy hitter to back the company is Benchmark Capital, who joins existing investors First Round Capital, Andreesen...
Pack leader Benchmark Capital tosses DogVacay a giant $6M Series A bone

HTC One S hands-on at MWC 2012

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The second of the One. That's another way to describe the HTC One S, the mid-range selection in the Taiwanese company's trio of new devices. Even though it should be considered middle of the road when being compared to a heavy hitter like the One X, it's not hurting...
HTC One S hands-on at MWC 2012

Stitcher keeps the news flowing for desktop users with new web-based app

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Stitcher is already a heavy hitter in the world of mobile apps, but users will now find their favorite radio shows and podcasts are accessible from the desktop. Today, the company announced an HTML5 version of its popular app that's optimized for all of the major browsers. Upon login,...
Stitcher keeps the news flowing for desktop users with new web-based app
BioShock Infinite's last 'Heavy Hitter' is the séance-holding Siren

As Facebook Gears Up for E-Commerce Holidays, Social Gifting Start-Ups Buckle Down

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Come Thursday, Facebook is holding an event at the iconic FAO Schwarz toy store in Manhattan, pushing the new Facebook “Gifts” product hard before the holiday shopping season begins. I’m told Facebook is set to unveil a series of new partnerships with more retailers, bolstering the social giant’s gifting platform...
As Facebook Gears Up for E-Commerce Holidays, Social Gifting Start-Ups Buckle Down
Startups: For the Organizer Nerd In Everyone: Streak

Voice control comes to MOG's music streaming service with Ford SYNC AppLink

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Good news for those who like music on-the-go, Ford had just added a new heavy hitter to its AppLink platform, and this time it comes from none other than MOG. The streaming service boasts a catalog of 15 million tracks, which is available to mobile devices for a monthly...
Voice control comes to MOG's music streaming service with Ford SYNC AppLink

Samsung Plans to Make It Rain $100M. in the Valley

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Via Travis Porter’s metaphorical video interpretation/a> of his single, “Make it Rain.” Somebody thinks they’re a player! Reuters reports that electronics maker Samsung is launching a Silicon Valley-based early-stage fund with $100 million to invest in startups, with an attentive eye to anything in “remote computing, cybersecurity, mobility and mobile...
Samsung Plans to Make It Rain $100M. in the Valley
Sift Science says it can sniff out cyber fraud -- before it gets expensive

Roku can now tell you how to get, how to get to Sesame Street with new PBS channels

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Big Bird (or "Big Yellah," as we like to call him) and his Sesame Street cohorts are now available for streaming on your Roku box. Not just that, but his non-avian colleagues from PBS and PBS Kids are also making the trip, arriving today in new PBS and PBS...
Roku can now tell you how to get, how to get to Sesame Street with new PBS channels
The world's superpowers as measured by active iOS and Android devices

As Social Gaming Takes a Serious Hit in Japan, Zynga Must Be Kind of Concerned

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Zynga may be sweating a little in light of news that Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency is investigating the gaming industry’s sales techniques. In response to national concern about the amount of time and money some young people are spending on games, the agency looks to be targeting the in-game sale...
As Social Gaming Takes a Serious Hit in Japan, Zynga Must Be Kind of Concerned

T-Mobile Will Launch LG's Ice Cream Sandwich-Powered Optimus L9 "This Fall"

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AT&T and Sprint have already laid claim to LG’s flagship Optimus G handset, but what of the rest of the Big 4 national carriers? Verizon has been keeping awfully quiet on the subject — maybe because it’s still trying to push LG’s curious Intuition phablet — and for now...
T-Mobile Will Launch LG's Ice Cream Sandwich-Powered Optimus L9 "This Fall"
Entrepreneur “student fair on steroids” brings heavy hitter VCs to Stanford
Will the Austin startup ecosystem ever live up to its promise?

BlackBerry adds ex-Verizon, Sony Ericsson chiefs to its board of directors

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BlackBerry's resurgence doesn't just require spiffy new software and devices, it also needs business-types who can talk about things like "profit share" and "equity ratios." That's why the company has coaxed former Verizon VP Richard Lynch away from his golf clubs and onto its refreshed board of directors. He's...
BlackBerry adds ex-Verizon, Sony Ericsson chiefs to its board of directors

THE APPLE INVESTOR: Three Heavy Hitters Just Jumped On Apple TV, Coincidence? (AAPL)

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The Apple Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. AAPL Up With Markets  Markets are booming out of the gates as the jobs report crushes expectations. Shares of AAPL are up with the rest of tech. Investors remain focused on the revamped...
THE APPLE INVESTOR: Three Heavy Hitters Just Jumped On Apple TV, Coincidence? (AAPL)
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