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26-Year-Old Instagram Investor Joshua Kushner Has Raised A $150 Million Fund

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Joshua Kushner has been investing in startups for two years. In that short time, he's made a lot of smart moves. One of his first investments was a Hot Potato, a startup that was later acquired by Facebook. Then he invested in GroupMe, which was acquired for ~ $80 million...
26-Year-Old Instagram Investor Joshua Kushner Has Raised A $150 Million Fund

Must See HDTV (June 4th - 10th)

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Franklin & Bash We're not sure who decided putting Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer a legal comedy / drama was a good idea but we're kinda glad they did. Jared Franklin & Peter Bash bring a lighter take to what are usually very serious procedurals, a good match for...
Must See HDTV (June 4th - 10th)

Last-Minute Booking App HotelTonight Goes International With Toronto And Vancouver

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HotelTonight, the smartphone app that lets you book same-day hotel rooms, is moving into international markets for the first time. It now supports bookings in Toronto and Vancouver, and it plans to add other Canadian and international cities this year. The app is built for this moments when you suddenly...
Last-Minute Booking App HotelTonight Goes International With Toronto And Vancouver

Adobe scoops up Thumb Labs, the agency that built Behance's official mobile apps

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Thumb Labs, the New York-based digital agency that developed Behance’s official mobile apps, has announced that it is joining Adobe full time to work with the Behance team. The terms of this deal were not disclosed, but Thumb Labs called it a “talent acquisition” — an acqui-hire, if you can stand...
Adobe scoops up Thumb Labs, the agency that built Behance's official mobile apps

Victoria's Secret Model Karlie Kloss Is Reportedly Dating Tech Investor Joshua Kushner

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Karlie Kloss just walked in the Victoria's Secret show the other night.  Now, there are reports she's dating 27-year-old financier Joshua Kushner.  Kushner has a connection to the Trumps: his brother, Jared, is married to Donald's oldest daughter, Ivanka.  UsWeekly reports:  "They are really cute together," a source tells Us of Kloss...
Victoria's Secret Model Karlie Kloss Is Reportedly Dating Tech Investor Joshua Kushner

Disrupt Hackathon

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Two years ago Steve and Jared spent a couple days hacking at the Disrupt Hackathon and ended up with GroupMe which went on to great success and an eventual sale to Skype. For the past 24 hours, developers have been busy hacking away at Pier 94 trying to do the...
Disrupt Hackathon
Another Top Executive Has Left Square
90 Seconds on The Verge: Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Who's to blame for the Instagram debacle? Take a look in the mirror

HotelTonight sails past 3 million downloads, as it checks-in to 10 new cities across the US and UK

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We first covered same-day hotel-booking app HotelTonight way back in early 2011, when it launched initially for iPhones. Well, a lot has happened since then. It hit Android last summer, before being rolled out for iPads earlier this year, which geared it up nicely for its first tentative steps outside...
HotelTonight sails past 3 million downloads, as it checks-in to 10 new cities across the US and UK

Real Racing 3 freemium switch sparks online anger from fans

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But could change from previous paid titles win iOS and Android driving game a much bigger audience?EA liked Australian developer Firemint's first two Real Racing mobile games so much, it bought the company. Now Real Racing 3 is on the verge of release for iOS and Android, but a switch...
Real Racing 3 freemium switch sparks online anger from fans

From Disrupt NY To A $43 Million Skype Acquisition, GroupMe Tells All

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They have raised $11.45 million in both Angel and Series B funding since launch, acquired a company called Sensobi, and have been themselves acquired by none other than Skype (which was acquired by Microsoft). There may not be a wilder tale of a Disrupt success (though plenty of startups would...
From Disrupt NY To A $43 Million Skype Acquisition, GroupMe Tells All

If 10 Berkeley Cops Can't Get the Chief's Son's Phone Back, Your Vigilante Recovery Won't Work Either

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The iPhone comes with this great little app called "Find My Phone." Launch it from a computer and the software will use your phone's built-in communication tools to locate the device on a map. This is great if you've simply misplaced your phone. But what if it's actually been stolen?...
If 10 Berkeley Cops Can't Get the Chief's Son's Phone Back, Your Vigilante Recovery Won't Work Either
The Instagram Of Social Publishing? Belgian Checkthis Moves To NYC, Gets A $910k Seed Round From Lerer, SV Angel, Index + More

Jared Fliesler, Square's VP Overseeing Growth, Joins Matrix As General Partner

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Jared Fliesler, who oversaw growth and user acquisition at Square, is crossing over to the venture side from the startup world and joining Matrix Partners as a general partner. A firm that has been around for more than 30 years, Matrix does Series A rounds in the enterprise and consumer...
Jared Fliesler, Square's VP Overseeing Growth, Joins Matrix As General Partner

NVIDIA's Shield May Be A Tough Sell, But Now You Can Pre-Order It From GameStop And Newegg Anyway

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If you were among the select few that signed up for NVIDIA’s Shield newsletter then you’ve been able to pre-order the company’s curious handset for a few days now. The remainder of the gaming masses originally had to wait until Monday for their own turn, but that’s no longer the...
NVIDIA's Shield May Be A Tough Sell, But Now You Can Pre-Order It From GameStop And Newegg Anyway

GroupMe Branches Out Into Group Buying, Launches New "Experiences" Service Into Beta

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The team at GroupMe has certainly had an impressive ride so far — after winning the Disrupt NY Hackathon in 2010, they quickly locked up some funding, and were eventually acquired by Skype. So what’s next for GroupMe co-founders Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci? As it turns out, they’re looking...
GroupMe Branches Out Into Group Buying, Launches New "Experiences" Service Into Beta
Can CheckThis carve out a publishing niche between Twitter and traditional blogging?
Hack Team's Voice-Guided Learn To Drive App Makes Learning With Mom & Dad Less Domestically Disruptive

Tumblr Experts Say Tumblr-Ready Things About Tumblr At Social Media Week

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According to Tumblr experts (look for a course in becoming one at your local DeVry soon), Tumblr is something like an unholy hybrid of Twitter and Wordpress and quite possibly the future of humanity. Or, more seriously, the future of print. We exaggerate--but there was a shiny, glittering feel to...
Tumblr Experts Say Tumblr-Ready Things About Tumblr At Social Media Week
Why data without a soul is meaningless
New report: Startup visa could create 1.6M jobs over 10 years
DNA paternity tests come to you with the 'Who's Your Daddy?' RV

Mozilla tests out opt-in system for plug-ins in latest Firefox nightly build

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Plug-ins bogging down your web browsing? Then it looks like you could soon have another option to cut through the clutter right in Firefox. The latest nightly build of the browser includes a new feature that lets users turn off all plug-ins by default and then click on each...
Mozilla tests out opt-in system for plug-ins in latest Firefox nightly build
The Great Social Media Implosion Of 2013 [CHART]

For the love of Tumblr! Experts weigh in at Social Media Week

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“For those in the audience who don’t know, Tumblr is somewhere between Twitter and WordPress,” explained Amy Vernon, a Tumblr expert and former journalist. She is also known known far and wide as The Bacon Queen (and is also a writer for The Next Web!). In January, we announced that Tumblr serves 120 million people and 15 billion pageviews...
For the love of Tumblr! Experts weigh in at Social Media Week

Fitocracy Now Has a Dick, a Wang, and a Cocken

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Mr. Cocken. Fitocracy, the New York-based fitness gamification startup that recently graduated from the Mountain View incubator 500 Startups, likes to hire its users. The company announced it has hired a chief product officer today, Jared Cocken, a Fitocracy user and until now, the creative director of the high-profile...
Fitocracy Now Has a Dick, a Wang, and a Cocken
Healthfundr launches equity-based crowdfunding for health startups

JRD, the Other Resource Descriptor

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(Yes, that was a LRDD-inspired pun.) XRD 1.0 is the result of 5 years of community development and actual deployment experience. It represents the most concise, yet extensible way to describe web resources using well understood constructs such as links. It uses XML as its extensible backbone, enabling protocols to...
JRD, the Other Resource Descriptor
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