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Online Fashion Brand Cuyana Raises $1.7 Million to Kill Impulse Buying

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Just when you thought it was safe again to read a startup-related article without running into the word “lean,” here’s a new one: The “lean closet.” Co-founders Shilpa Shah and Karla Gallardo One-year-old online fashion brand Cuyana wants you (mainly ladies, for now) to buy fewer clothes and accessories —...
Online Fashion Brand Cuyana Raises $1.7 Million to Kill Impulse Buying

After A 15-Minute Coffee Meeting, An Investor Offered This 21-Year-Old Founder $500,000

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Josh Miller is the 21-year-old CEO of a buzzy little startup called Branch. He recently raised a big seed round of financing, $2 million, from top-tier angel investors like TechStars' David Tisch, Foursquare investor Rick Webb, and Twitter cofounder Evan Williams. Like many founders these days, Miller has been hit...
After A 15-Minute Coffee Meeting, An Investor Offered This 21-Year-Old Founder $500,000

Supplying The Missing Ingredient In Evidence-Based Policymaking: Evidence

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It seems extraordinary that in the area of copyright it is only recently that people have started to consider the evidence before formulating policy. Even now, there is still resistance to this idea in some quarters. Elsewhere, though, there is a growing recognition that policy-makers must have access to the...
Supplying The Missing Ingredient In Evidence-Based Policymaking: Evidence

The Hidden Cost of Spending While In Debt

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This article is by staff writer Adam Baker, who recently released an 83-page guide entitled Unautomate Your Finances. Courtney and I are big fans of what we call “mental filters”. These are simple little tips and tricks that we can use to increase our financial awareness. (J.D. likes to call...
The Hidden Cost of Spending While In Debt

Xbox One gamepad goes into low power sleep mode during movies, when you step away

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The Xbox One controller isn't full of new bells and whistles, but it does have a few new tricks up its sleeves. The new gamepad can apparently go into a low power sleep mode, "if you're watching a movie or need to step away from the TV," according to...
Xbox One gamepad goes into low power sleep mode during movies, when you step away

GameStop to sell Steam Wallet cards in-store

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GameStop will begin selling Steam Wallet cards for Valve's Steam platform starting May 15, the company announced Monday. Customers will be able to purchase the cards in-store, giving them another way to keep their credit card numbers off the Internet. GameStop purchased a digital distribution platform of its own, Impulse,...
GameStop to sell Steam Wallet cards in-store

Just Cause 2 on the PC is beautiful stupidity

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The first twenty minutes or so of Just Cause 2 are laughably bad. The voice acting is cringe inducing, the story doesn't exactly seem inspired, and the action is stilted as you try to get a feel for the controls. It's one of the worst openings for a good...
Just Cause 2 on the PC is beautiful stupidity

Fledging storytelling app Backspaces passes 50k users and 90k stories, refines Web presence

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After launching back in August, Backspaces, an iPhone app for telling stories using just photos and text, has passed 50,000 users and 90,000 stories. The service received a considerable boost during Instagram’s terms of service debacle, and has since taken on an interesting, reflective role in the mobile sharing space. In short, Backspaces...
Fledging storytelling app Backspaces passes 50k users and 90k stories, refines Web presence

Brad Wardell On The Future Of Impulse

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Brad Wardell On The Future Of Impulse

Digital Diary: Does Technology Replace Memory or Augment It?

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Are we being more selective about the kinds of things we choose to capture digitally at concerts and other events? Maybe our reasons for recording are maturing, evolving past basic impulse....
Digital Diary: Does Technology Replace Memory or Augment It?

MasterCard Is Testing A Digital Wallet That Could Rival PayPal's

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The digital wallet wars are heating up now that MasterCard has entered the fray.  On Monday the credit giant unveiled PayPass Wallet, "a free digital wallet service that ... stores all of your payment and shipping information in one convenient and secure place." Before we unpack that statement, let's break down...
MasterCard Is Testing A Digital Wallet That Could Rival PayPal's

Postmates launches Get It Now, a delivery service that will bring you anything in an hour

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To avoid breaking any hearts later on in this post, I’m going to put the restriction up top: This only works in San Francisco. You can cry now. Today Postmates launched Get It Now, a service that will deliver anything that you want, to you, in under an hour. Think about that:...
Postmates launches Get It Now, a delivery service that will bring you anything in an hour

Valve games now available through digital distributor Impulse

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Digital video game distributor Impulse, now owned by GameStop, has announced a new deal with developer and publisher Valve that will see some of the company's most popular PC games available for purchase through Impulse’s digital service....
Valve games now available through digital distributor Impulse

Daily Wrap: Facebook's Offsite Mods Know More Than You Think

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The offsite moderators for Facebook have user information that might make some Facebook users uneasy. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a...
Daily Wrap: Facebook's Offsite Mods Know More Than You Think

Second Story uses Kinect for augmented shopping, tells us how much that doggie is in the window (video)

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Second Story isn't content to leave window shoppers guessing at whether or not they can afford that dress or buy it in mauve. A new project at the creative studio uses the combination of a Kinect for Windows sensor with a Planar LookThru transparent LCD enclosure to provide an...
Second Story uses Kinect for augmented shopping, tells us how much that doggie is in the window (video)

You Want To Check Facebook Almost As Much As You Want To Sleep And Have Sex [STUDY]

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A survey conducted by the University of Chicago published today concluded that the impulse to check Facebook ranks just behind the impulse to sleep and have sex, Forbes reports. The survey questioned 250 people, who were given BlackBerry devices equipped with the Facebook app. The people were periodically pinged...
You Want To Check Facebook Almost As Much As You Want To Sleep And Have Sex [STUDY]

Crutchfield shredded Amazon

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I placed two electronics orders this week, one with Crutchfield and one with Amazon. The Crutchfield order was fraught with difficulty. They asked for some info that Amazon never asked for, and the credit card company gave them trouble. It looked like the order, a TV and soundbar-with-woofer, would be...
Crutchfield shredded Amazon

Briefly: STM announces velocity lineup, Komplete discounts

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STM has announced the launch of its new velocity collection of laptop bags and sleeves. The lineup features five unique products, including the impulse, velo 2, linear, maryanne, and blazer. Each product offers compartments specifically designed to house different tech devices, such as laptops, iPads, iPods, and phones. All five...
Briefly: STM announces velocity lineup, Komplete discounts

Confirmed: Apple boosts 3G download limit to 50MB in order to make room for larger Retina apps

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Earlier this month we brought an issue to your attention with regards to the size of Apple’s new Retina apps and the 20MB 3G download limit. The issue is that these apps would be too large to download over 3G or LTE connections as they would double or triple in...
Confirmed: Apple boosts 3G download limit to 50MB in order to make room for larger Retina apps

Stardock CEO Wants To Maximize Sales, Not Stop Piracy

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We have often questioned the intentions of those who try to fight and stop piracy at all costs. We have even raised the question in the past, "Which is more important, stopping piracy or increasing sales?" We are not alone in asking this question either. Some within the entertainment industry...
Stardock CEO Wants To Maximize Sales, Not Stop Piracy

Amazon Talks Up Android Appstore Growth Ahead Of New Kindle Fire Announcement

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And Amazon’s pre-announcement PR onslaught continues. While the recent Kindle Fire leak may have ruined Amazon’s big surprise, the online retail giant is still working to position itself as a hotspot for Android developers, and has just released some new stats about the growth of its Android Appstore to back...
Amazon Talks Up Android Appstore Growth Ahead Of New Kindle Fire Announcement

Oh neat! On Impulse: Total Annihilation

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Oh neat! On Impulse: Total Annihilation
Feel Free To Run Samsung’s New Memory Cards Over With A Truck

Retailer confirms 32GB Nexus 7, 16GB model get price drop

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British retailer Argos has published its 2012 Gift Guide, revealing that Google will indeed be releasing a 32GB version of its Nexus 7 tablet. The higher-capacity model of the 7-inch tablet has been rumored for some time, but the Argos listing seems to confirm those rumors. The pricing Argos reveals...
Retailer confirms 32GB Nexus 7, 16GB model get price drop

Valve games now available through Impulse

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EA has received a lot of well-deserved flak for making certain new games exclusive to its Origin distribution service. All PC releases should be available on Steam, proponents of the competing service say. I'm inclined to agree, as are most of our readers.Valve hasn't been in a particularly strong position...
Valve games now available through Impulse

Paytouch lets your fingerprints make purchases, hopes to expand into Europe and America next year

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The business of commerce is alive and well, and while there's far too much noise for anyone to stand on the mobile side, Paytouch is hoping to add a new wrinkle on the conventional end. The Barcelona-based outfit was on hand here at The Next Web Conference, showcasing its...
Paytouch lets your fingerprints make purchases, hopes to expand into Europe and America next year
Good Deal: Sony Music Unlimited now $12 a year for PlayStation Plus users
'Black Hole' photo series lets the paint fly by way of centrifugal force

Mint Competitor HelloWallet Brings Its Personal Finance Service To Android

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HelloWallet, the self-described Mint competitor which closed a $12 million Series B earlier this year, is now bringing its personal finance service to a second mobile platform: Android. Previously, available for web and iOS, the Android app will deliver the same sort of features iPhone users have access to, including...
Mint Competitor HelloWallet Brings Its Personal Finance Service To Android

Jumptap weeds out fantasy shopping with new approach to mobile ad targeting

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The last time you pulled out your smartphone to look up Rolex watches or Rolls-Royce cars (or any other ultra high-end product), was it because you really planned to buy one or because you were just indulging another Mega Millions fantasy? In the past, it hasn’t made much of a difference...
Jumptap weeds out fantasy shopping with new approach to mobile ad targeting
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?