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Here Come Those Cloud Jobs! GramercyOne Expands

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The Wolke 7 Cloud 9, a cloud computing-inspired spa concept. (http://elitechoice.org/) Yesterday we told you about how the nebulous (or is it cumulus?) cloud computing sector is bringing 60,000 new jobs to New York City, according to one study. Between its nominal shoutout to the neighborhood above the East Village,...
Here Come Those Cloud Jobs! GramercyOne Expands

Truphone extends its international GSM network with Wi-Fi hotspots for voice over IP calls

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Truphone, which offers smartphone owners a voice over IP (VoIP) service over an international virtual network, has announced a new service today that combines both its unique GSM network and Internet calling app. Truphone+ uses “intelligent routing” to automatically choose whether to carry a user’s call over a GSM or...
Truphone extends its international GSM network with Wi-Fi hotspots for voice over IP calls

Evernote launches Yinxiang Biji, its separate service in China

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Evernote has announced that it has launched its Chinese service, Yinxiang Biji (印象笔记), which the firm says is a completely separate dedicated service for Chinese users. CEO Phil Libin had alluded to the upcoming launch last week and, as had been mentioned then, Yinxiang Biji will include a dedicated team in Beijing,...
Evernote launches Yinxiang Biji, its separate service in China

Redbeacon Founder Launches MyTime, A Booking And Ecommerce Platform For Local Services And Open Appointments

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Ethan Anderson the co-founder of TechCrunch50 winner Redbeacon (which was acquired by Home Depot last year), is debuting his newest venture today—MyTime. In short, the startup wants to be the go-to destination for appointments for local services. Redbeacon let users search, browse and book local home service providers, including plumbers,...
Redbeacon Founder Launches MyTime, A Booking And Ecommerce Platform For Local Services And Open Appointments

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MyTime Wants to Create a One-Stop Shopping Destination for Local Services

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MyTime is a new service launching in Los Angeles today that makes booking appointments for a haircut, carpet cleaning and yoga as easy as checking out on Amazon.com. The company is backed by $3 million in funding from GRP Partners’ Mark Suster, 500 Startups’ Dave McClure and other angels, including...
MyTime Wants to Create a One-Stop Shopping Destination for Local Services

LG brings QuickMemo note-taking feature to Optimus L-Series devices

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Owners of LG Optimus L-Series smartphones have cause to be happier today after the Korean giant revealed that it has begun the rollout of QuickMemo, its feature to take screenshots and make memos, across the ‘style-focused’ family of devices. The handy note-taking service is now available in “certain regions”, the...
LG brings QuickMemo note-taking feature to Optimus L-Series devices

Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Paying Extra for Phone Freedom

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Skipping the carrier subsidy and paying full price for an unlocked smartphone may cost more up front, but frees up those who want to buy inexpensive local service plans when traveling internationally.    ...
Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Paying Extra for Phone Freedom

Facebook renews ad sales and marketing deal with Dentsu to boost presence in Japan

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg isn’t visiting China and Japan just for sightseeing and meeting government officials, he’s also down there for surprise appearances at hacker events and gettings things done. Dentsu, the Japanese marketing and communications giant that ranks up there as one of the largest advertising agencies in the...
Facebook renews ad sales and marketing deal with Dentsu to boost presence in Japan

AT&T is said to be unlocking iPhones for members of the US military

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Over the weekend, AT&T began unlocking devices for customers that have completed their contracts, as we reported, but they are now unlocking the Apple phone for a very special type of customer: the US military. The operator is reportedly now offering the option to those in the armed forces, according to...
AT&T is said to be unlocking iPhones for members of the US military
Apple sends out recall notice to iMac owners with 1TB Seagate hard drives
Where In The World Is Your Next Data Center?

Alibaba Group Launches Daily Deals Site Juhuasuan Overseas In Hong Kong & Taiwan

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Alibaba Group announced that it has launched Juhuasuan Overseas, a combination of C2C retail platform Taobao Marketplace and group shopping site Juhuasuan, in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Juhuasuan Overseas will offer merchandise and services from selected Taobao sellers in the same daily deals format as the original Juhuasuan, which is...
Alibaba Group Launches Daily Deals Site Juhuasuan Overseas In Hong Kong & Taiwan
Roku eyes Germany, Spain, but where will Netflix go?

ClubLocal launches 'Uber for home services' to take hassle out of repairs

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Taking care of home repairs is a hassle, particularly if you have a busy schedule. ClubLocal continued its national roll out today, bringing the convenience of booking home services from a mobile device to people in the Bay Area....
ClubLocal launches 'Uber for home services' to take hassle out of repairs

Web 2.0 Versus Service 1.0

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I went to a CIMS (Center for Information Management Studies) conference at Babson last week on social media. It was interesting and the speakers were good: Nigel Fenwick of Forrester, Carl Frappaolo of Information Architected who was formerly at Delphi,and Kate Ehrlich of IBM Research. There were some interesting concepts...
Web 2.0 Versus Service 1.0

How Amazon can be a friend to small businesses

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I’ve been testing out the Kindle Fire tablet for the last several weeks. At $199, it’s a tremendous value. It’s no iPad — I just upgraded to the new iPad as well — but it provides a solid base-level tablet and reader. I can think of a lot of uses...
How Amazon can be a friend to small businesses

Letters: Local services now a postcode lottery

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Polly Toynbee (The poll tax is back from the dead - it's Cameron localism, 24 July) and others are right to highlight the impending problem that will result from cuts to council tax benefit. New liabilities will be unaffordable and uncollectable, resulting in fuller jails and rising council tax bills...
Letters: Local services now a postcode lottery
The next big thing in Local: Kids
Tracky wants to be your one-stop collaboration shop

Tears, Tantrums & Tech: Episode 3 of our accelerator series: Made up [Video]

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In part three of our video series following three startups taking part in the Springboard accelerator in London, we’re looking at local service marketplace startup Teddle. With a founding team who met while working for business consultancy giant Accenture, how are they adjusting to the entrepreneurial life, and what challenges are they...
Tears, Tantrums & Tech: Episode 3 of our accelerator series: Made up [Video]

Groupon Taiwan resets user passwords after hack, but credit card details not leaked

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Groupon Taiwan has revealed that it has been the victim of a hack which saw usernames and passwords belonging to its 4.1 million registered users compromised. On the positive side, the intruders did not access credit cards and financial details, the company said. As Inside Taiwan reports [Chinese], the attack...
Groupon Taiwan resets user passwords after hack, but credit card details not leaked

Former Lovefilm boss: Netflix could have stormed Europe years ago

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Who’d be Reed Hastings right now? The embattled Netflix boss has spent the last year watching his business take a hiding: careening from one disaster to another and watching the company’s stock price plummet by more than 75 percent in the past year. Even the one supposed bright spot —...
Former Lovefilm boss: Netflix could have stormed Europe years ago

Cratering Search & Display Sectors Drove U.S. Ad Market Into Decline in Q4

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Driven down by big fourth-quarter declines in digital advertising, the total U.S. ad market grew only 0.8 percent for all of 2011, a report released Monday by research firm Kantar Media said. According to Kantar, which is owned by global ad-agency conglomerate WPP, the fourth quarter of 2011 was...
Cratering Search & Display Sectors Drove U.S. Ad Market Into Decline in Q4
Thumbtack Revamp Makes It Even Easier To Find A Service Provider

Internet TV startup Aereo launches on Macs and PCs, but is still only available in NYC

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Aereo, the controversial startup which lets you watch live broadcast television online, has just launched on both Macs and PCs with support for Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Safari and Opera. This expansion comes in addition to previous support for iOS, Apple TV and Roku devices, but unfortunately for...
Internet TV startup Aereo launches on Macs and PCs, but is still only available in NYC

Redbeacon Fine Tunes Service, Goes Social, Continues To Be Awesome

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2009 TechCrunch50 winner Redbeacon, a service that pairs consumers with service providers, is releasing a number of new features today, launching a distribution relationship and sharing key data from their beta trial. The 50,000 foot view is, this startup has legs. Users go to Redbeacon and search for real world...
Redbeacon Fine Tunes Service, Goes Social, Continues To Be Awesome

Evernote Android SDK gets support for Business and China services, bringing parity with iOS

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Evernote quietly announced two significant new features to its Android SDK after it added support for its Business service and separate Chinese Yinxiang Biji platform. The iOS SDK has included these features since it got a “major update” last December, and Android devs can now enjoy the same benefits. The new additions are...
Evernote Android SDK gets support for Business and China services, bringing parity with iOS

China's daily deal market consolidates as top 10 sites claim 90% revenue share: Report

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Groupon sparked a wave of thousands of imitators in China a few years back, but many of them have died off, leaving the top 10 sites to claim the vast majority of the market, according to a new report. Chinese daily deal aggregator Dataotuan has compiled estimates for the state...
China's daily deal market consolidates as top 10 sites claim 90% revenue share: Report

Angie's List merchants can now accept payments with Square

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Consumer review service Angie’s List is partnering with Square to let merchants — service providers like plumbers, housecleaners and painters — accept credit card payments from their iPhones. In what appears to be a first for Square (I’m checking with the company but haven’t been able to reach them yet),...
Angie's List merchants can now accept payments with Square
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?