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TechStars grad 27 Perry is taking the $13 billion retail consignment industry online

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When you think about consignment and used goods chances are that you’re not thinking about the top quality stuff that you’d find in a boutique. But if 27 Perry has anything to say about it, that’s going to change starting today as the company graduates from the Boulder program of...
TechStars grad 27 Perry is taking the $13 billion retail consignment industry online

Location sharing startup Glympse aims to expand its reach with first public SDK

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Seattle startup Glympse has made its mark with time-based location sharing technology, letting people share their spot on the map with others for a limited period of time. Increasingly the company has been working with partners — including BMW and Ford — to incorporate the technology into their own products....
Location sharing startup Glympse aims to expand its reach with first public SDK
Nokia to release Cinemagraph GIF-maker and other new features for existing Lumia handsets

WikiLeaks To Ship Servers To Micronation of Sealand?

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Velcroman1 writes "Julian Assange's investors are in the process of purchasing a boat to move WikiLeaks servers offshore in an attempt to evade prosecution from U.S. law enforcement, FoxNews.com has learned. Multiple sources within the hacker community with knowledge of day-to-day WikiLeaks activities say Assange's financial backers have been working...
WikiLeaks To Ship Servers To Micronation of Sealand?

U.S. State Department cancels $16.5M Kindle contract

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The U.S Department of State has withdrawn plans to place a US$16.5 million order on Amazon.com for its Kindle Touch devices along with content management, and logistics, stating that it intends to conduct additional market research and re-examine its requirements for the program....
U.S. State Department cancels $16.5M Kindle contract

O2 sees a considerable payoff via its work-from-home gamble

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In February, O2 launched its Flexible Working Pilot and let a quarter of its 12,000-strong workforce work remotely for the day as it tested its readiness for disruption during the Olympics. Today it has released the results of that action. On the day, more than 2,500 people worked remotely, with only 125...
O2 sees a considerable payoff via its work-from-home gamble

How To Be In Business Forever: Week Two

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First we'll take care of some logistics and then we'll get to the post of the week on sustainability in business. Office hours will take place at 6pm eastern today. The link to the hangout is here. I don't like the way office hours worked last week and so I...
How To Be In Business Forever: Week Two
ShipHawk Aims To Be The Only Retail Shipping Solution You Ever Need

Joe Stump on data, APIs, and why location is up for grabs

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I recently had a long conversation with Joe Stump, CTO of SimpleGeo, about location, geodata, and the NoSQL movement. Stump, who was formerly lead architect at Digg, had a lot to say. Highlights are posted below. You can find a transcript of the full interview here. Competition in the geodata...
Joe Stump on data, APIs, and why location is up for grabs

Why I wish Apple's iPad mini was going to have a widescreen display

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The iPad mini is a real thing, whether it’s announced on September 12th or at some point in the future, it’s going to happen. That’s the conclusion that I’ve come to after numerous bits of information from sources, as well as information that has made its way to other bloggers...
Why I wish Apple's iPad mini was going to have a widescreen display
Material Wrld: Another Fashion Marketplace Pushing All the Right Trends

Amazon in hot water again in Germany as watchdog probes its pricing policies

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Amazon’s operations in Germany are set to come under further scrutiny after the country’s competition watchdog announced it would launch a probe claims its pricing policies banning third-party sellers from lowering prices on other commerce sites. According to German newspaper Handelsblatt, the Federal Cartel Office (or Bundeskartellamt) said in a statement...
Amazon in hot water again in Germany as watchdog probes its pricing policies

UK won't prosecute hacker McKinnon, after long debate

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After a decade of contentious legal debate, the case of accused hacker Gary McKinnon could finally be over with the announcement that he will not face charges in the UK. Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keir Starmer QC concluded that there was no likelihood of McKinnon being convicted for...
UK won't prosecute hacker McKinnon, after long debate

Jolla appoints Tomi Pienimäki as new CEO, Marc Dillon becomes Head of Software Development

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As Jolla gears up for the imminent unveiling of its first smartphone packing the MeeGo-inspired Sailfish OS during the second quarter, there's been another shake-up at the highest level of the company. Marc Dillion will no longer be the CEO as of May 6th, with a man by the...
Jolla appoints Tomi Pienimäki as new CEO, Marc Dillon becomes Head of Software Development

ABI: Nearly 200m tablets have shipped worldwide since 2009, 22% of US owners spend over $50 monthly

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We all know tablets are selling like hotcakes, but how many have actually been distributed so far? Between 2009 and the end of 2012, nearly 200 million tablets have shipped worldwide. Furthermore, it looks like spending on these devices is increasing, and it’s already understandably much higher than on smartphones....
ABI: Nearly 200m tablets have shipped worldwide since 2009, 22% of US owners spend over $50 monthly

TaskRabbit Launches On-Demand Courier Service ‘Deliver Now’ In San Francisco

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San Francisco is a tiny city — famously just 49 square miles — but now its residents will have the whole city at their fingertips even more so than ever. TaskRabbit, the online marketplace that lets people outsource errands and small tasks to their neighbors, today will debut “Demand Now,”...
TaskRabbit Launches On-Demand Courier Service ‘Deliver Now’ In San Francisco

Jolla swaps out its CEO yet again, this time bringing in a logistics veteran

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Jolla, the Finnish company that hopes to make big things out of the also-ran MeeGo operating system, has just announced its second change of CEO in just seven months. When I first sat down with Jolla in September of last year, I was talking to CEO Jussi Hurmola. A month...
Jolla swaps out its CEO yet again, this time bringing in a logistics veteran

Today is Brazil’s first ‘Free Shipping Day’

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Today is Free Shipping Day in Brazil, and local users have a few more hours to place their orders online. While you are probably familiar with this concept if you live in North America, it is a first for the fast-growing Brazilian e-commerce sector. It is too early to tell...
Today is Brazil’s first ‘Free Shipping Day’

N3twork emerges with a new type of content app, $12M from Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins

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The founders of startup N3twork, which officially launched on Wednesday night, say they’re trying to do no less than reinvent the way that people consume web content on their devices. The problem is, it’s pretty hard to judge just how revolutionary that type of simple-sounding app could be without seeing...
N3twork emerges with a new type of content app, $12M from Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins
Would you crowdfund (or use) this Skype-based security system?

Time to offer iPad subscriptions by June

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BloombergTime Inc. plans to offer subscription options for its iPad magazine editions within the next three months, according to Greg Bensinger at Bloomberg." 'It'll probably be June before we're able to get it up and running for subscriptions,' Ann S. Moore, chairman and chief executive officer of the Time Warner...
Time to offer iPad subscriptions by June

The next iPhone screen: bigger, but also thinner?

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There’s been a lot of discussion over whether the next-generation iPhone’s display will grow in size from 3.5 inches to 4 inches. But it’s also looking more like the display will also shrink, width-wise. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the next version of Apple’s smartphone will come with a redesigned...
The next iPhone screen: bigger, but also thinner?

Better Economic Forecasts, From the Cloud

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As more companies put information about manufacturing, logistics and payments into the cloud, the more real-time economic activity people can see. Already, a little-known company in Oakland, Calif., that looks at this for 100 big companies can see things faster and clearer than many governments can....
Better Economic Forecasts, From the Cloud

Did Apple snub China iPad launch over trademark mess?

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Forbes brings up the point that Apple may have snubbed China in its new iPad launch plans over the iPad trademark lawsuit it is fighting with Proview.  While there are many other factors likely in play – like logistics – it certainly wouldn’t be out of character for Apple.  Plus...
Did Apple snub China iPad launch over trademark mess?

A geek’s guide to presenting to business people

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This post is brought to you by Citrix GoToMeeting Like it or not, no matter how many degrees in advanced mathematics, computer science, engineering, etc. that you have, somewhere along the line, you will be asked to present in front of a group. Presenting to fellow lovers of all...
A geek’s guide to presenting to business people
Lunch, disrupted: ZeroCater helps startups get fed

Think Tank Logistics Manage – The ultimate way to transport your lighting gear

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Think Tank Logistics Manage – The ultimate way to transport your lighting gear

Farmigo Brings Farmer's Markets Online (And Into Your Office) With Its New Local Food Communities, Raises $8M

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Back in September 2011, Farmigo took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt and launched its site for discovering and enrolling in Community Supported Agriculture programs (where you can sign up to receive boxes of fresh produce from local farms). Ultimately, however, founder and CEO Benzi Ronen told me the CSA model...
Farmigo Brings Farmer's Markets Online (And Into Your Office) With Its New Local Food Communities, Raises $8M

The Walking Dead Season 3: brain-hungry walkers aren't the only concern

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Warning: This post—and likely its comment thread—contain speculation and potential spoilers. The moment nine million of us have been waiting for is finally here: tomorrow, 9pm, Walking Dead Season 3 (S3). Let's get logistics out of the way first. The show is riding under the new management that righted the...
The Walking Dead Season 3: brain-hungry walkers aren't the only concern

Japan's Rakuten continues Amazon pursuit, will buy US logistics firm

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Rakuten, Japan's largest online retailer, is acquiring a U.S. logistics firm as it continues to build out its infrastructure to compete with foreign rivals like Amazon.com.The company said Thursday it will acquire Webgistix, which provides warehouse and shipping services to online retailers. Webgistix says it can provide 1-2 day...
Japan's Rakuten continues Amazon pursuit, will buy US logistics firm
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