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Groupon's Breadcrumb iPad app gets simple sign-in, faster credit payments, and check splitting features
Delivery Hero flings $50M into the Battle of the Takeout Boxes
FounderFuel Demo Day today: here are the startups

Yahoo Search Hits The App Store; Takes On Yelp With Sketch-A-Search

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Yahoo is showing a little Apple love today, launching not one but two free search apps in Apple’s app store today. Yahoo’s basic Search app tries to bring an enhanced version of Yahoo Search to the iPhone with plenty of bells and whistles, while Yahoo’s Sketch-a-Search iPhone app is aimed...
Yahoo Search Hits The App Store; Takes On Yelp With Sketch-A-Search
Food Delivery Companies Seamless And GrubHub Announce Merger

Yiftee Raises $850K For Local Business-Focused Gifting Service

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Yiftee, a gifting service that aims to drive business to local merchants, has raised $850,000 in seed funding from Scott Cook, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and other angel investors. Similar to other gifting apps, Yiftee allows you to give gifts to friends via a mobile app. However, all gifts on the...
Yiftee Raises $850K For Local Business-Focused Gifting Service

Food app Burpple takes a cue from Foursquare with location-based friend, restaurant discovery

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Food journaling app Burpple has furthered its focus on social and location after it introduced Explore, a feature that brings Foursquare-like discovery and friend-finding to the service. Burpple, for those that are not aware, is a 6-month-old service where food lovers can snap, post and share food/drink-related snaps from their...
Food app Burpple takes a cue from Foursquare with location-based friend, restaurant discovery

Just-Eat plans to devour rivals with $64m funding

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Just-Eat, the European online food delivery service, has set its sights on global domination after raising a new $64 million round of funding. The London-based company, which acts as the middleman for restaurants and helps them take orders online, announced on Monday morning that its third round was being led...
Just-Eat plans to devour rivals with $64m funding

Mobile Rewards Startup Gimmie Pivots Focus to Asia, Takes Funding From Singaporean Government

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Gimmie, a startup that began with rewards for mobile gamers, has just shifted its focus to Asian markets by relocating to Singapore and taking funding from a government agency there. The company said today that it has took 639,000 Singaporean dollars ($522,000) in funding from a group led by WaveMaker...
Mobile Rewards Startup Gimmie Pivots Focus to Asia, Takes Funding From Singaporean Government

SB XLVI Guide is your personal Super Bowl guide in your pocket

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If you’re heading to the Super Bowl this weekend, SB XLVI Guide will be your companion in your pocket. It’s your guide to official Super Bowl events, a map of Indianapolis, a 3D map and seating chart to the Lucas Oil Stadium, and a reference for local restaurants and...
SB XLVI Guide is your personal Super Bowl guide in your pocket
Groupon acquires Breadcrumb to help connect with local restaurants

Social Dining Startup Grubwithus Acquires The Social Feed, Expands to Canada

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Venice, California-based social dining network Grubwithus announced today that they acquired Vancouver-based communal dining startup The Social Feed. The acquisition also marks the company’s expansion to Canada, since The Social Feed was already active in Vancouver and Toronto. Grubwithus didn’t disclose the financial details of the acquisition, though they did say it...
Social Dining Startup Grubwithus Acquires The Social Feed, Expands to Canada
Seamless and GrubHub merge to conquer online food ordering market

Transforming takeout: Madrona's Brian McAndrews named chairman of merged GrubHub and Seamless

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McAndrews Brian McAndrews, the former aQuantive CEO who now serves as a venture partner at Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group, is already playing a role in the transformation of the news business (as a board member at The New York Times) and of the mobile broadband business (as a board member...
Transforming takeout: Madrona's Brian McAndrews named chairman of merged GrubHub and Seamless

Everything We Know About The Ad Plan That's 'Plastered Over Every Single Whiteboard In Twitter HQ'

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At the end of January, we told you that Twitter plans to launch its own Ads API -- an "application protocol interface" that would allow advertisers to run ads on Twitter automatically, at will -- sometime this quarter. Details are leaking out about how the API will work, and what...
Everything We Know About The Ad Plan That's 'Plastered Over Every Single Whiteboard In Twitter HQ'

The Minitel remembered - an online farewell

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Readers share their memories of the pioneering French computing machineNews that the Minitel, France's pioneering computing machine, is being made redundant after 30 years of service has prompted nostalgia from readers for the "little French box" that was a staple in many French homes and pre-dated the world wide web.In...
The Minitel remembered - an online farewell

Groupon Picks Up Breadcrumb For A Little POS Magic

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Groupon just announced via its blog that it has acquired Breadcrumb, the creators of an affordable point of sale system and iPad app that targets local restaurants. While the terms of the acquisition have not yet been disclosed, Groupon has made a run of acquisitions over the last six months,...
Groupon Picks Up Breadcrumb For A Little POS Magic

Menuish helps you find restaurant menus on your phone

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Like many others hitting the town for a bite, Chris Eigner and his girlfriend started scrolling through their phones to find a good place to eat. But much to their frustration, most restaurants have flash-filled websites that are difficult to navigate, much like this Oatmeal comic demonstrates. So after dinner...
Menuish helps you find restaurant menus on your phone

Fashion Orders Startup Miinto Secures $6M Series A Round From Dawn Capital

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JustEat and businesses like it, such as Delivery Hero, have proved that you can accelerate the adoption of online amongst local restaurants by solving their ordering problems. But it appears the same can be done with other niches. Thus Miinto is doing for ‘bricks and mortar’ fashion boutiques what the...
Fashion Orders Startup Miinto Secures $6M Series A Round From Dawn Capital

Pirq inks deal with AAA, eyes San Fran for restaurant deal expansion

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AAA Washington members will soon get an extra benefit beyond towing and travel discounts. In fact, you could say members of the club are getting a nice new perk, or should we say Pirq. Pirq, the Seattle mobile application developer that provides deals on local restaurants, has inked a partnership...
Pirq inks deal with AAA, eyes San Fran for restaurant deal expansion

Foursquare a game? You may be missing the whole point

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I'm on a plane flying from client meetings in Seattle to attend SxSWi in Austin. When I get there, I'm going to check in on Foursquare and Gowalla. Probably Loopt, too. Maybe I'll break out my old Brightkite ID (probably not though) or look for restaurant reviews on Yelp....
Foursquare a game? You may be missing the whole point

Recce app turns London into a charming toy town to show what's around you

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Recce is a new app for finding the things around you in London. There are many applications that offer mapping and pins for local restaurants and landmarks, but this one is so cute, it’s definitely worth a mention. What makes Recce appealing is the detail that has been added to...
Recce app turns London into a charming toy town to show what's around you
Mobile Video Accounts For 50 Percent Of Verizon's Traffic

Data, Transparency, and Regulation

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Last month, I pointed to a talk that Nick Grossman gave at Princeton where he laid out the principals of Regulation 2.0. This slide is from that talk. Regulation 2.0 is a framework that we have been working on with a bunch of others who are rethinking what government means...
Data, Transparency, and Regulation
Checking In Again With Foursquare

OrderAhead, The Mobile Ordering Platform Backed By $2.5M From Adam D'Angelo & More, Launches In LA; Orders Rise 2.4x

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Back in August, we introduced you to OrderAhead, a Y Combinator grad and mobile ordering solution that had just raised $2.3 million from Facebook co-founder Adam D’Angelo, Ignition Partners, Matrix Partners, Menlo Ventures, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and SV Angel, among others. Today, along with some strong growth trends seen...
OrderAhead, The Mobile Ordering Platform Backed By $2.5M From Adam D'Angelo & More, Launches In LA; Orders Rise 2.4x
Local Search Engine Locu Will Debut API At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco Hackathon This Weekend

Google Maps 'Android app' gets Zagat 'reviews and ratings'

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More Zagat goodness from our friends at Google today. The restaurant guide's scores, summaries, reviews and ratings have "made their way" onto the Android version of Google Maps. Clicking Local in the "latest version of the app" brings up a list of local restaurants, searchable by category. You can...
Google Maps 'Android app' gets Zagat 'reviews and ratings'

How to get started with Google AdWords

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What if you built a website and nobody came? Simple answer: Start an ad campaign using Google AdWords. AdWords is a daunting and complex system, but it really isn't that difficult to start using. Even with a budget of a dollar a day, the service is worth trying to...
How to get started with Google AdWords

Mouthee's Social Recommendations Platform Makes It Easy To Share Word-Of-Mouth (Get It?) Reviews

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Plenty of startups still believe there’s room in the social recommendations space, and now, another new contender heads into battle. Chicago-based Mouthee is today officially debuting its website and iOS application, which allow users to quickly share reviews of local restaurants and hotels, as well as those for movies, music...
Mouthee's Social Recommendations Platform Makes It Easy To Share Word-Of-Mouth (Get It?) Reviews
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