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Gogobot Launches Its Redesigned iPhone Travel App, Hits 2M Registered Users

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Social travel site Gogobot has been on a roll lately. Just two months ago, the company announced that it had passed 1 million registered users. Today, Gogobot announced that it now has more than 2 million users, up 100% in the past 60 days. Currently a new users signs up...
Gogobot Launches Its Redesigned iPhone Travel App, Hits 2M Registered Users

Geekli.st rolls out of beta, launching to the public with a new job postings service

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We first brought you news on Geekli.st last August, while it was still in pre-launch mode – and today, well, it launches out of beta with a new job postings feature. Just to recap, Geekli.st is a community developed by programmers, for programmers, that helps coders rack up street cred,...
Geekli.st rolls out of beta, launching to the public with a new job postings service
Stevie Wonder, Brad Paisley, Beyonce: Check out Obama's inauguration playlist

Judge Rejects Request To Seal Filings In Case Over Miami Heat Owner's Unflattering Photo

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Earlier this year, we wrote about how a minority owner of the Miami Heat, Ranaan Katz, was so upset about an "unflattering photo" that a blogger/critic had posted of him, that he apparently bought the copyright on the photo and sued the blogger, claiming copyright infringement. For the sake of...
Judge Rejects Request To Seal Filings In Case Over Miami Heat Owner's Unflattering Photo

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Mellanox devises modular-switching software to sell more rack switches

More CIA Money For NoSQL: In-Q-Tel Backs Cloudant

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Today cloud-hosted database provider Cloudant announced that has received both a custom development agreement and an undisclosed investment from In-Q-Tel, an independent non-profit venture capital firm funded by the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies. The announcement follows In-Q-Tel’s investment in MongoDB makers 10gen last month. In-Q-Tel investments are rumored...
More CIA Money For NoSQL: In-Q-Tel Backs Cloudant
Apparent's social network helps parents plan playdates for their kids
Gogobot’s First Big iPhone Upgrade Gives Users A Mobile, Friendsourced Trip Planner

Ricken Patel on the freedom of the web: 'We need to move from the defensive to the offensive'

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Co-founder of Avaaz Ricken Patel talks to Ian Katz about the rise of attacks on the freedom of the internet from governments and corporations, and about the campaign to defend it. He says that citizens need to come together to create a charter or global treaty to secure the future...
Ricken Patel on the freedom of the web: 'We need to move from the defensive to the offensive'
How Israeli cloud management startup NewVem is cutting its clients Amazon Web Service bills by 25%

Bizzabo Raises $1.5M to Expand Conference Networking App

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Bizzabo has built a LinkedIn for real-life. The app seeks to simplify networking at meetups and conferences by directing you to the people in the room that it feels you should be in contact with at each event. It also handles a chunk of the event organizing by sending alerts...
Bizzabo Raises $1.5M to Expand Conference Networking App
Researchers use off-the-shelf parts to build camera that can see around corners

Linqia, stealth startup that connects community managers with brands, pulls in $3.4M

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According to an SEC filing, Linqia, a stealth startup that describes itself as a pay-for-performance network for advertisers, has pulled in its first round of funding. The securities and exchange filing shows that the startup has raised $3.4 million. The round was led by Javelin Venture Partners’ managing director, Jed...
Linqia, stealth startup that connects community managers with brands, pulls in $3.4M

4 tips for developing applications that end users will actually end up using

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People have been espousing the consumerization of information technology for more than three years. But enterprises are still pushing out stodgy apps, and employees are throwing those apps out the window. Fortunately, IT administrators can escape this cycle and give employees applications of real value, if and only if they...
4 tips for developing applications that end users will actually end up using

Miami Heat Owner Sues Blogger & Google Over 'Unflattering' Photo

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What is it with super rich sports owners and SLAPP suits? Remember Redskins owner Dan Snyder? Well here's a situation that seems even more ridiculous. Ranaan Katz is a minority owner of the Miami Heat, who just won the NBA championship. You might think he'd be pretty happy right now....
Miami Heat Owner Sues Blogger & Google Over 'Unflattering' Photo

Social Travel Site Gogobot Redesigns: Less Text, More Photos

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Gogobot, the social travel site that recently passed the 1 million registered user mark, just launched an interesting redesign this week that turned the site’s homepage into more of an interactive magazine experience with a focus on photos instead of the site’s previous text-heavy design. As Gogobot’s founder Travis...
Social Travel Site Gogobot Redesigns: Less Text, More Photos
Bunchball launches Nitro 5.0 with focus on enterprise gamificaiton

GoGoBot’s redesign creates an interactive travel magazine just for you

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For travelers who have found themselves surrounded by Lonely Planet-wielding teenagers in a Mumbai beer bar or forcing down greasy pizza in a tacky Roman restaurant, GoGoBot’s redesigned site, launched today, has a rescue plan. The new iteration will function like an interactive travel magazine with large photos and personalized...
GoGoBot’s redesign creates an interactive travel magazine just for you

Gogobot turns to mobile in order to conquer the travel service market

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Social travel service Gogobot wants to be the most popular travel planning service in the world, a goal its hoping to accomplish with a well-designed, mobile-first user experience. Part social network, part travel planning tool, and part hotel booking service, Gogobot launched 18 months ago as a website, but according...
Gogobot turns to mobile in order to conquer the travel service market

HomeAway partners with Gogobot to add local insider guides from home owners

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Vacation rental site HomeAway is working together with Gogobot to launch “Insider Guides”, a new feature that lets home owners share recommendations with their guests. The new guides offer competition to AirBnB’s new Neighborhoods feature, which launched in February. Listings on HomeAway and VRBO.com, the company’s Vacation Rentals By Owner...
HomeAway partners with Gogobot to add local insider guides from home owners

Welcome To The Long Tail Of Social Media Marketing: Linqia Exits Stealth Mode With $3.5M Series A From Javelin, Esther Dyson

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There have been a lot of social marketing efforts aimed squarely at making content go viral, but equally there seems to be a rising trend, fuelled by big data analytics, of brands (and social media sites themselves) looking at ways of targeting very specific groups of users who are the...
Welcome To The Long Tail Of Social Media Marketing: Linqia Exits Stealth Mode With $3.5M Series A From Javelin, Esther Dyson
Geeklist Debuts New Tools to Help Companies Tap Into the Geekosphere

Larry Ellison Says His Cloud Is Beating The Pants Off Big Rival Workday (WDAY, ORCL)

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says that Oracle's cloud business is growing largely at the expense of Workday, the new company founded by his old nemesis, Dave Duffield. Oracle launched its cloud, Fusion, in June with CRM apps that compete with Salesforce.com, ERP apps that compete with SAP, and human resources...
Larry Ellison Says His Cloud Is Beating The Pants Off Big Rival Workday (WDAY, ORCL)

Guardian Open Weekend: Facebook and China - video

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Richard Allan, Facebook's director of policy in Europe, talks with Ian Katz about the company's policy on ChinaIan Katz...
Guardian Open Weekend: Facebook and China - video

Big Data Startup 10gen Raises Gobs Of Money On A Half-Billion-Dollar Valuation (ORCL)

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If you aren't paying attention to a market called big data—and in particular a company called 10gen—then wake up! 10gen just raised a hefty $42 million—$73 million to date. Sources tell us its valuation is over half a billion dollars—in the range of $500 million to $550 million. The company...
Big Data Startup 10gen Raises Gobs Of Money On A Half-Billion-Dollar Valuation (ORCL)

New Mobile Game Incubator Execution Labs Opens in Canada

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Execution Labs, a new incubator focused on the development of mobile games, has launched in Montreal. Participating companies will get funding, shared work space and access to the founders, mentors and marketing partners, like GameStop, in return for a revenue share and equity stake. The co-founders are Jason Della Rocca,...
New Mobile Game Incubator Execution Labs Opens in Canada

Technique gets clear images from light reflected off blank paper

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Air is reasonably transparent, but over long distances, things such as humidity, turbulence, and the like can distort of images. This is because the density of air isn't the same everywhere, and it changes in time and space. The situation becomes even more complicated when trying to look through fog,...
Technique gets clear images from light reflected off blank paper

Gogobot social travel service talks apps, expansion and competition

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Startup finds its users are keener to plan their trips on mobiles than it expectedSocial travel service Gogobot has opened a European office in London, in an effort to boost the popularity of its site and app beyond its US homeland.Gogobot launched in November 2010 as a website, with an...
Gogobot social travel service talks apps, expansion and competition

Google teams up with Duda Mobile to offer businesses a free mobile website for one year

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Google has expanded its GoMo initiative, now offering the ability for small businesses to turn their websites into mobile-optimized sites in a few easy steps. The search giant has partnered with a startup called Duda Mobile, which delivers the technology that powers the mobile website creation tool. Usually, the service...
Google teams up with Duda Mobile to offer businesses a free mobile website for one year
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