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Rdio intros new social features and redesigned player

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Social media streamer Rdio rolled out a major redesign a little over a year ago and has done a bit of tweaking since then. Now, following a recent update to its mobile apps, the service is making even more changes. At the top of the list are methods for...
Rdio intros new social features and redesigned player
Google+ Sign-In Sounds Simple For Users, But Lacks The Personal Info And Distribution Devs Need

An Interview With Publisher Josh Karp On His Media Funding Solution, Kumbuya [TCTV]

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Josh Karp is an idealist. His last venture, the Printed Blog, is a charming, sometimes beautiful example of what can happen when you connect the immediacy of the web with the permanence of print. Now, however, he’s trying to make the bloggers he works with a little money. Kumbuya...
An Interview With Publisher Josh Karp On His Media Funding Solution, Kumbuya [TCTV]
Filmmaker finds SF startup scene driven by passion, ego, tunnel-vision

Facebook spent $715M on Instagram, $87M on other acquisitions this year

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Facebook spent $87 million so far this year on business acquisitions not including its Instagram purchase, the company revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. Facebook spent $521 million on Instagram — $300 million of which was in cash, the rest in vested shares of Class...
Facebook spent $715M on Instagram, $87M on other acquisitions this year

Best bits: make sure your charity gets it right online

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A round-up of our experts' advice on how you can improve your charity's online presenceEd Cox, managing director, Reason DigitalGet your website right first. People like sharing on social media, but if your content isn't worth sharing, your website won't get the visits from the large networks. Content is king...
Best bits: make sure your charity gets it right online

The Next Web is Hiring a Tech Writer in San Francisco

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We’re looking for a full time (maybe PT if necessary) San-Francisco based tech writer. You need to be incredibly passionate about technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship and Internet culture. You’ll be keen to immerse yourself in the SF technology scene – or indeed already be part of it. You’ll enjoy chasing up...
The Next Web is Hiring a Tech Writer in San Francisco
There's A Science To Attracting Engaged Followers On Social Media

Rdio for Android and iOS adds Find People via Facebook and Twitter, record label Pages, new side navigation

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Rdio on Wednesday announced it has updated its native Android and iOS apps with user interface changes and new features. You can download the latest versions now directly from Apple’s App Store and Google Play. First and foremost, the new “Find People” feature (available on the side navigation) gives you...
Rdio for Android and iOS adds Find People via Facebook and Twitter, record label Pages, new side navigation

Flock The Vote: Twitter’s Plan To Change Democracy

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What if political candidates could see the public’s reaction to their debate answers in real-time while they’re on stage? That’s the future laid out at today’s Stanford University Future Of Media Conference by Twitter’s Director of Content and Programming Chloe Sladden. If candidates saw tweets that they were dodging a...
Flock The Vote: Twitter’s Plan To Change Democracy

Steal That Idea: 5 Smart Ways Presidential Candidates Mine Big Data

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Big data analytics has and continues to transform the race to the White House. Strategists for both presidential candidates are increasingly relying on digital technology and analytics to find, engage and, most importantly, activate voters and donors. These strategies offer some valuable lessons--and caveats--for chief marketing officers and sales leaders....
Steal That Idea: 5 Smart Ways Presidential Candidates Mine Big Data

Despite Lowered Guidance, Street Still Bullish on LinkedIn

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LinkedIn delivered yet another stellar quarter during Thursday’s earnings report, beating the Street’s estimates with revenue of $325 million, up 72 percent year over year. But traders didn’t like everything they saw. LinkedIn lowered its second-quarter guidance below analyst’s consensus, expecting revenue of $342 million to $347 million and adjusted...
Despite Lowered Guidance, Street Still Bullish on LinkedIn
Spotify app Soundrop relaunches, becomes social music player
Science’s new acquisition gives its portfolio a Pinterest edge

Business Insider Is Hiring An Account Executive For Our Paid Research Service

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Business Insider is looking for an entrepreneurial Account Executive who is ready and eager to join our growing Business Insider Intelligence team. The key responsibility of this sales position is to drive revenue growth through corporate subscriptions.  As BI Intelligence's first dedicated Account Executive, you will have a rare opportunity...
Business Insider Is Hiring An Account Executive For Our Paid Research Service

Hell No, Tumblr Users Won't Go To Yahoo!

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We’ve all by now heard about how Yahoo is trying to get some “cool” with a supposed $1 billion purchase of hip blogging platform Tumblr, but it may be a moot point if Tumblr’s users fail to stick around post-sale. Microsoft and Facebook may be trying to make a move ahead...
Hell No, Tumblr Users Won't Go To Yahoo!

Do Klout Perks carry any real-world weight?

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You may be more than the sum of your parts, but to Klout, you're just a number. The analytics company monitors your interactions on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and beyond. It then sorts through the data to generate a numeric score that purportedly "measures a person's overall online influence" on...
Do Klout Perks carry any real-world weight?

Startup studio Science acquires ‘Klout for Pinterest’

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Pinpuff, a Klout-like startup for Pinterest, launched by a 20-year-old from India, is Los Angeles-bound. Startup studio Science announced Tuesday that it is acquiring the small startup and moving its founder Ammrita Sharma to its California headquarters. Michael Jones, the former MySpace CEO who launched Science, said Pinpuff came on...
Startup studio Science acquires ‘Klout for Pinterest’

Kred Rewards: Learning from the mistakes of Klout Perks

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You probably heard: Kred just launched Kred Rewards. An interesting topic – “online influencer rewards and perks”. Klout had muddied the water by managing to irk many key influencers and brands with its Perks program.  For every cool well-publicized Perk — like entry to Cathay Pacific’s lounge or a weekend...
Kred Rewards: Learning from the mistakes of Klout Perks

Introducing: New Rdio

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Welcome to new Rdio. We built it for you — it’s faster, simpler, and more social. New Rdio is a visually beautiful and dynamic way to play Rdio’s massive catalogue of 15 million songs. New features include the oft requested drag and drop playlist creation, a more personalized Heavy...
Introducing: New Rdio

Hey, E-Commerce Entrepreneurs! Aren't You Forgetting Someone?

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Guest author Rudy DeFelice is CEO of Bizinate.com, a consulting firm that helps young firms get their social-media sea legs. Over 20,000 e-commerce stores are opened every week in the United States. Most of them will fail. And most of those that crash will have one thing in common -...
Hey, E-Commerce Entrepreneurs! Aren't You Forgetting Someone?

From T-Pain To $6 Million In New Funding: Viddy Attempts To Become The “Instagram Of Video”

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People really like Instagram. Founder Kevin Systrom recently appeared in a Best Buy Super Bowl ad paying tribute to mobile innovators, a testament to how far its come with a team of six. (Over 15 million users-far.) While Instagram is awesome (just ask Alexia), they haven’t extended their platform to...
From T-Pain To $6 Million In New Funding: Viddy Attempts To Become The “Instagram Of Video”

How to Engage with Your Influencers - Getting Started Video #2

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How to Engage with Your Influencers - Getting Started Video #2

Quirky’s 23-year-old CEO finds love with the supply chain

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Ben Kaufman is known as the guy behind Mophie, the Burlington, Vermont-based iPhone accessory maker that claimed $1 million in revenue in 2006. But as he learned more and more from firsthand visits to outsourced manufacturers in China, Kaufman realized that he didn’t have to design the products himself. Instead,...
Quirky’s 23-year-old CEO finds love with the supply chain

Blogger Commerce Network OpenSky Fetches $6 Million Series B

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With a recent public launch under its belt, OpenSky is adding $6 million in new capital. Existing investors Highland Capital and Canaan Partners invested in the series B financing. A year ago, the company raised $5 million. OpenSky is a social marketing/e-commerce startup which connects manufacturers and distributors directly...
Blogger Commerce Network OpenSky Fetches $6 Million Series B
Quartz and NYU's Studio 20 team up to explore "networked beats"

The Next Web is looking for top-class tech reporters in London

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Here at The Next Web, our UK coverage is an important part of what we do. So, in addition to hiring in San Francisco and New York, we’re now looking to recruit a kick-ass tech reporter based in, or within regular commuting distance of, London. You’ll need to be a...
The Next Web is looking for top-class tech reporters in London

Talent Crowdsourcing Startup Talenthouse Raises $4.1 Million From Director Brett Ratner, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Others

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Talenthouse, the talent crowdsourcing startup that aims to connect well-known artists with talented (but not so well known) collaborators, announced a new round of funding today. The company raised $4.2 million from a series of high-profile investors, including director and film producer Brett Ratner, Jean Piggozzi, Estée Lauder chairman William...
Talent Crowdsourcing Startup Talenthouse Raises $4.1 Million From Director Brett Ratner, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Others
Influenster leaves stealth mode with 200K users

Advisory News: MyLikes Announces Funding, Advisory Board

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Today, MyLikes, formerly Likaholix, announced they have raised more than $600,000 in funding from former Googlers, and the addition of a few names to their advisory board, myself included. As you know, we've been watching Likaholix (and now MyLikes) since their launch in March of 2009, and outside of the...
Advisory News: MyLikes Announces Funding, Advisory Board
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