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Heads up, Berlin startups: Earlybird raises $100m for its target $200m fund

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Earlybird Venture Capital, the aptly named pan-European early-stage VC firm based in Berlin, has raised $100 million for its fourth venture fund – only half of its target $200 million fund. The investment firm has now raised over $700 million since its founding in 1997, and has backed companies like...
Heads up, Berlin startups: Earlybird raises $100m for its target $200m fund

10 Ways to Win Over Writers

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As a PR person, product developer, CEO or whatever, you're probably more interested in getting noticed by the media than developing a relationship with a particular writer. That's one way to go about it. Then there's that old-fashioned "building a relationship with a real person not a robot" idea. You...
10 Ways to Win Over Writers
Woofound’s Social Events App Matches People To Places Based On Personality

Klout Acquires Local App Blockboard

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Social media influence scorer Klout has made its first acquisition: a local app maker called Blockboard. The deal indicates new directions for Klout, which to date had not been particularly focused on mobile or local. Blockboard, made a neighborhood discussion board iPhone app that had only been available in its...
Klout Acquires Local App Blockboard

Sprint Posts Wide Loss, Big Gain in Revenue and Customers Thanks, in Part, to the iPhone

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Sprint on Wednesday posted a large net loss amid various charges, but also saw it boost overall sales as it added more than half a million contract customers to the Sprint brand. For the three months ended Dec. 31, Sprint lost $1.3 billion or 43 cents per share, on revenue...
Sprint Posts Wide Loss, Big Gain in Revenue and Customers Thanks, in Part, to the iPhone

CBS Just Approved A New TV Series Based On Groupon For Next Season

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If you didn't already have enough of Groupon on your computer, now it's coming to your television too. CBS has approved a new sitcom for next season based on the popular daily deal website, starring Christopher Mintz-Plasse from Superbad and Nicholas Braun from Red State, Vanity Fair reports. The new...
CBS Just Approved A New TV Series Based On Groupon For Next Season

Meanwhile In Europe … (Runtastic, TechCrunch Baltics, SecretSales, Cabify, Soup.me)

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Here’s a roundup of recent stories on TechCrunch Europe: — Mobile sports and fitness app Runtastic is moving beyond software, announcing a hardware line as well as its expansion to the United States. — In the UK, private sales club SecretSales has raised £6.3 million in funding to double down...
Meanwhile In Europe … (Runtastic, TechCrunch Baltics, SecretSales, Cabify, Soup.me)
Twitter will give $1 in Ads for Good to @RedCross for every tweet with the #Tweet4Good hashtag this month

How Twitter Is Pairing Its Interest Graph With Ads

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With somewhat coincidental (?) timing, given this week’s Facebook Marketing Conference, a new article published today by Bloomberg Businessweek takes a deep dive into Twitter’s advertising’s business. Twitter is the other major social network after big brands’ ad dollars, and although its 100 million active members pale compared with Facebook’s 800 million+, there...
How Twitter Is Pairing Its Interest Graph With Ads

The Number Of Million-Dollar Listings In Facebook's Hometown Nearly Doubled Right Before Its IPO

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Last month's Facebook IPO minted more than 1,000 millionaires, many of whom put their newfound wealth into a tangible asset—real estate. According to real estate website Zillow, the number of million-dollar homes for sale in Menlo Park, Calif., increased 87 percent in the 3.5-month period between its initial IPO filing...
The Number Of Million-Dollar Listings In Facebook's Hometown Nearly Doubled Right Before Its IPO

Why Clay Shirky is right and Warren Buffet is wrong

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There’s been a lot of attention focused on Berkshire Hathaway billionaire Warren Buffett’s recent $142-million purchase of Media General and its 26 newspapers — and that’s not at all surprising, since he seems to be the only one interested in buying newspapers rather than selling or closing them. But...
Why Clay Shirky is right and Warren Buffet is wrong

Rogers LTE hits 18 new regions, delivers speedy data in Saskatoon

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Rogers promised that October 1st would be a grand day for its LTE expansion plans, and we're now learning that it might have been underpromising to overdeliver later. The carrier just flicked the 4G switch for 18 cities and regions, or eight more territories than it had promised just...
Rogers LTE hits 18 new regions, delivers speedy data in Saskatoon

Facebook Will Nix Voting, Integrate Instagram Data Despite Vote Ending With 88% Of 667K Votes Opposed

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The polls have closed on Facebook’s final site governance vote, with 588,465 votes (87%) opposed to the changes, and 79,660 of the total 668,125 in support. But since fewer than 30% of users voted, Facebook will implement the changes — eliminating the voting structure and integrating Instagram data. Facebook will...
Facebook Will Nix Voting, Integrate Instagram Data Despite Vote Ending With 88% Of 667K Votes Opposed

More Than Privacy Controls, Facebook Needs Our Trust To Keep Growing

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If you don’t trust Facebook, you might keep an account, but you won’t share as much. So Facebook is aiming to educate users about privacy in hopes they’ll keep doubling the amount they share each year — Zuckerberg’s Law. Facebook privacy can’t be “good enough”. It needs us confident in our...
More Than Privacy Controls, Facebook Needs Our Trust To Keep Growing
RewardLoop Raises $1M For QR Code-Enabled Loyalty Programs

Rogers details 28-city LTE upgrade for rest of 2012, RIM's hometown included

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Rogers' LTE network is old enough to mark its first birthday. Unless you happened to live in one of the seven largest cities in Canada during that time, however, you've largely been left out -- that status indicator on the Rogers version of the One X may as well...
Rogers details 28-city LTE upgrade for rest of 2012, RIM's hometown included

The meaning of Marissa Mayer: How Yahoo's new CEO has already shifted the tide

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Marissa Mayer Do you remember where you were when you heard Marissa Mayer was named the CEO of Yahoo? I do. I was at work. I saw something vague about it on Twitter: I gathered Marissa Mayer was at Yahoo now. I clicked the link.  The next few seconds, in...
The meaning of Marissa Mayer: How Yahoo's new CEO has already shifted the tide

Why Warren Buffett is buying newspapers

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The Oracle of Omaha acquired his hometown newspaper in January and just snapped up dozens more in a $142 million deal. This is supposed to be the fastest declining industry in America. What is Warren Buffett up to? Here’s why the deal makes a lot more sense than it appears:...
Why Warren Buffett is buying newspapers

iPhone shipments overtake BlackBerry in Canada, RIM now runner-up in its hometown

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Heads up, RIM. The bad news train is coming to your backyard and only Mr. Heins can get you off the track. It appears not even local loyalties are enough to bolster the BlackBerry brand back into its former hometown glory. According to research provided by Bloomberg and IDC,...
iPhone shipments overtake BlackBerry in Canada, RIM now runner-up in its hometown

The SEO's Guide To Adding Content For SERPs & Sales

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Driving around recently in my hometown of Woodinville, WA, gave me a pair of contrasting marketing experiences I wanted to share with you: Scenario #1:  I was driving to the grocery story along a two-lane curving road when I came up on a fellow in dark clothes, standing in the...
The SEO's Guide To Adding Content For SERPs & Sales

Google Earth 7.0 for Android brings new, super-detailed 3D maps for some cities

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Here's a bit of a surprise that slipped under the radar during the Google I/O keynote: Google Earth for Android has been updated to 7.0 to take advantage of the new 3D map technology it unveiled at another special event just a few weeks ago. As a refresher, the...
Google Earth 7.0 for Android brings new, super-detailed 3D maps for some cities
Tasted Menu Takes On Foodspotting With New iPhone App
Conan O'Brien on the 'symbiotic relationship' of his audience and new media

Lab42 Taps Social Networks For Market Research, Raises (Almost) $1M

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Lab42, a startup that helps agencies and other businesses conduct market research, says it has raised “just under” $1 million in funding. President Gauri Sharma pitches Lab42′s services (which involve targeted surveys conducted over social networks) as new way to conduct research. One big difference: It’s faster and cheaper than...
Lab42 Taps Social Networks For Market Research, Raises (Almost) $1M

Sprint LTE spreads its wings to four more areas by Labor Day

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Sprint may have played slightly fast and loose with its definition of a 15-city LTE launch this month -- some of those areas were mighty close to each other -- but it's taking that expansion a little further down the road with its next stage. Hand-in-hand with its second...
Sprint LTE spreads its wings to four more areas by Labor Day

Behind the Scenes With Samsung's Chinese Factory Girls

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Like many her age, 19-year-old Zhao Caixia left her hometown in the Chinese province of Gansu to see the world. That world now revolves around a Samsung factory......
Behind the Scenes With Samsung's Chinese Factory Girls

Bricks Vs. Clicks: ShopRunner Takes Aim at Amazon's Lockers With PickUpZone Acquisition

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ShopRunner is announcing the acquisition of PickupZone today, which will help the company’s brick and mortar partners go head-to-head against the Amazons of the world. Flickr: fensterbme Prior to the acquisition, ShopRunner’s main emphasis was on providing an alternative to Amazon Prime, by offering a loyalty program that offers free...
Bricks Vs. Clicks: ShopRunner Takes Aim at Amazon's Lockers With PickUpZone Acquisition

Rethinking Smaller, Smarter Social — Then Rethinking It Again

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Back in October of last year, I wrote about one of our early CrunchFund portfolio companies, Everyme. At the time, they were rethinking social networking through the lens of the original digital social network: your mobile phone address book. They put an app out there and a lot of people...
Rethinking Smaller, Smarter Social — Then Rethinking It Again

Lazaridis-backed Quantum-Nano Centre opens tomorrow, aims to be a new Bell Labs

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Mike Lazaridis may now have a considerably smaller role at RIM, but he's isn't exactly receding from the technology scene in the company's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario. That's no more evident than in the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre opening tomorrow on the University of Waterloo campus, a...
Lazaridis-backed Quantum-Nano Centre opens tomorrow, aims to be a new Bell Labs

For sale: Seattle’s skyline, in RAM on a motherboard

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Here’s some very cool geek art, with a hometown twist. Network engineer Ali Difaez works in downtown Seattle, and during a major upgrade he often finds himself surrounded by old switches, routers, firewalls and other networking gear that’s ready to be trashed. Circuit boards have always looked like little cities...
For sale: Seattle’s skyline, in RAM on a motherboard
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