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No Place Like Home? AOL Acquires Tech Blog Gdgt.

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Gadget-review site Gdgt — pronounced “gadget” — said this morning that it had been acquired by AOL for an undisclosed amount. The move is a homecoming of sorts for a group of writers from Engadget, also owned by AOL, that had left the company to form Gdgt. The rumored acquisition...
No Place Like Home? AOL Acquires Tech Blog Gdgt.

Online hitchhiking across Europe

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In the world of hitchhiking gone are the handmade signs and endless waiting. Our writer uses apps and websites to find lifts, beds and friends as he hitches across EuropeI remember the exact moment that it became obvious to me that the very essence of hitchhiking had been transformed by...
Online hitchhiking across Europe

Watch VC Tim Draper Pop Dramatically Out of a Car-For Charity!

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Sweet ride, Mr. Draper. (Photo: Screencap) Remember how, once a year, your high school’s assistant principal and algebra teacher and the starting quarterback would all gamely appear in a student-made video, usually to celebrate Homecoming? Naturally, the same thing happens in Silicon Valley!  The team at content discovery startup Undrip...
Watch VC Tim Draper Pop Dramatically Out of a Car-For Charity!

Zulily taps ex-Zumiez exec as CFO

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Marc Stolzman must like the letter “Z.” Last week, Stolzman notified Zumiez that he planned to resign as CFO of the retailer, effective September 14th. The SEC filing announcing the departure didn’t say where he was going, but now we’ve learned that he’s landed the CFO gig at fast-growing daily...
Zulily taps ex-Zumiez exec as CFO
Google may move Motorola Mobility back home to Chicago

Editor's Letter: Homecoming

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In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. Another week is over, dear readers, and it's been an eventful one for me. I spent a few days in Detroit, wrapping up some testing for the AOL Autos Technology of the Year...
Editor's Letter: Homecoming

Why Did Mark Zuckerberg Just Join High-End Pinterest Competitor The Fancy?

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just found his next social network: The Fancy.The high-end Pinterest competitor has been generating a lot of buzz lately. The New York-based startup recently launched its own commerce platform, which is already seeing an average of roughly $50,000 in spending per week, and boasts nearly 1...
Why Did Mark Zuckerberg Just Join High-End Pinterest Competitor The Fancy?
Memo: Susan Lyne's Master Plan For AOL
Tech Homecoming Forces New York's Tech Community to Relive High School Traumas

Booting Up: The What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Facebook Marketing Event Edition

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What will Facebook announce at its big marketing event today? Peter Kafka has some ideas. [AllThingsD] But Mashable thinks it has to do with these new Facebook Timeline pages for brands. [Mashable] "Arianna Huffington seems to enjoy fucking with TechCrunch in her leisure time." At least that's Michael Arrington's theory....
Booting Up: The What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Facebook Marketing Event Edition

Rent The Runway Poses A Threat To Department Stores

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Rent The Runway, a website that lets women lease gowns for major events, announced that it raised $24.4 million in financing.  Co-founder Jenn Hyman also said that it's likely the company will go public. Rent The Runway plans to use this round of financing in order to build showrooms where consumers...
Rent The Runway Poses A Threat To Department Stores

Living with Google Glass, Day Two: Around the House

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"You look ridiculous." This was not exactly the reaction I was hoping to receive from my wife the first time she saw me wearing Glass. She was long-since asleep when I arrived late the night before, and so had missed my triumphant, technologically augmented homecoming. I confess Google Glass...
Living with Google Glass, Day Two: Around the House

Justin.tv founder brings new house cleaning service Exec to his hometown of Seattle

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Justin Kan, the guy who helped make live streaming on the Web a real-world phenomenon has a new gig. But this one isn’t quite as sexy as broadcasting one’s life. It is, however, a bit more practical: Helping home owners find house cleaners. The Justin.tv founder’s new Exec online house cleaning service is...
Justin.tv founder brings new house cleaning service Exec to his hometown of Seattle

Exclusive: Amazon.com buys TeachStreet

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TeachStreet founder Dave Schappell traveled from coast-to-coast over the past 12 months entertaining offers for his Seattle Internet directory. But, at the end of the day, he found the best fit right in his own backyard. Amazon.com has acquired TeachStreet, the 5-year-old online marketplace that matches students and teachers....
Exclusive: Amazon.com buys TeachStreet

A Happy Homecoming For Long-Lost Silent Films : NPR

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A Happy Homecoming For Long-Lost Silent Films : NPR
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