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Fast fashion startup JustFab: $100M revenue, 500K new users/month, and now $76M in new funding

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?
MoveInsure Aims To Be Esurance For The Moving Industry

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

thenextweb.com
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
Beyond first, second, or third: London 2012 by the numbers (so far)

The one question Apple needs an answer to before it will release a smaller iPad

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Recent rumors of Apple releasing a 7.85″ iPad have been compounded by Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, stating yesterday that he knew Apple had a working prototype of such a device in its labs. We found this to be relatively unsurprising, but it does raise some interesting questions about when we...
The one question Apple needs an answer to before it will release a smaller iPad

T-minus 10: Rocket Internet’s ecommerce clones are aiming to conquer Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia can certainly be considered a market that is under-served by prominent Web firms. Though there is plenty of potential in the region, a mixture of languages, culture and differing stages of consumerism are just some of the reasons that international brands like Amazon, Apple, eBay and others offer...
T-minus 10: Rocket Internet’s ecommerce clones are aiming to conquer Southeast Asia
Finally: Amtrak to use iPhones for ticket scanning

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

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

techcrunch.com
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

Grubwithus Raises $5M to Expand Communal Dining Platform

betakit.com
Looking to go out to eat with friends, but short on the friends? Startup Grubwithus was among the first to offer an option for organizing dinners among like-minded individuals who might not know each other in an offline setting, though the idea is catching on. Its pioneering status in what looks...
Grubwithus Raises $5M to Expand Communal Dining Platform

Today is Brazil’s first ‘Free Shipping Day’

thenextweb.com
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’

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
New iPad, Kinect sensor, and 24-foot screen combined to make massive interactive tablet

Loving Encyclopaedia Britannica

www.theatlantic.com
For years I've heard people go on and on about how, as electronic books replace physical ones, we'll lose the precious "tactile" dimension of the written word. But I had never really taken the point to heart until I heard last night that Encyclopedia Britannica would cease publication of its...
Loving Encyclopaedia Britannica

Did Apple snub China iPad launch over trademark mess?

9to5mac.com
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?

Amazon reportedly launching sales operations in Brazil in September

thenextweb.com
Amazon is planning to start sales operations in Brazil on September 1st this year, the financial newspaper Brasil Econômico claims on its website, based on an internal document to which it had access. As you may know, Amazon doesn’t have local operations in Brazil yet. According to this report, its...
Amazon reportedly launching sales operations in Brazil in September
Lunch, disrupted: ZeroCater helps startups get fed
Nokia World comes home to Helsinki in 2012

Microsoft Moves Logistics Out Of Germany Due To Lawsuit

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Microsoft is moving its European logistics operations from Germany to the Netherlands due to its legal dispute with Motorola Mobility Holdings....
Microsoft Moves Logistics Out Of Germany Due To Lawsuit

Loving Encyclopedia Britannica

www.theatlantic.com
For years I've heard people go on and on about how, as electronic books replace physical ones, we'll lose the precious "tactile" dimension of the written word. But I had never really taken the point to heart until I heard last night that Encyclopedia Britannica would cease publication of its...
Loving Encyclopedia Britannica

Microsoft's Secret Event Could Totally Blow Up In Its Face (MSFT)

www.businessinsider.com
We're just minutes away from Microsoft's big secret event, and the anticipation is shockingly high! This is good for Microsoft because it's winning the tech press's attention for the day. It's also bad for Microsoft because it is making the tech press's life miserable. Microsoft didn't tell anyone where the...
Microsoft's Secret Event Could Totally Blow Up In Its Face (MSFT)

Atomico invests in Brazil’s Bebê Store’s new round – its second one in 6 months

thenextweb.com
The Brazilian baby-related products online retailer Bebê Store has received a second round of investment from the VC firm Atomico, the startup announced this week. This news is made official only a few months after Niklas Zennström’s fund already invested in Bebê Store’s first round. As we reported at the time,...
Atomico invests in Brazil’s Bebê Store’s new round – its second one in 6 months

German Courts at Epicenter of Global Patent Battles

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Microsoft's decision to move its European logistics and distribution headquarters to the Netherlands from Germany has generated a debate over patent law in Germany, where it is easy to block the sale of a rival's product even before an infringement claim is verified, reports Kevin J. O'Brien in Monday's New...
German Courts at Epicenter of Global Patent Battles
Apple May Be Hiring in Texas, But It's Not As Big a Deal as Rick Perry Thinks
Rocket misfires as Petitebox closes, gets born again

Skillshare’s Users Are Solving the Company’s Problems

pandodaily.com
When your startup focuses on feel-good stuff like sharing, community, giving, teaching, and learning, there’s an unplanned benefit attached: Your sharing, giving, teaching users may end up solving some difficult problems for you. Skillshare is a startup in that position. It’s a company focused on online-to-offline connections, and it’s missing a...
Skillshare’s Users Are Solving the Company’s Problems

Meet The Woman Who Manages Mark Zuckerberg's Life (FB)

www.businessinsider.com
No list of the most important women at Facebook is complete without reference of Anikka Fragodt, executive assistant to the CEO of Facebook. In one online forum, Pedram Keyani, a top engineering manager at Facebook, says Fragodt is one of the most influential women at Facebook. So, who is Fragodt? ...
Meet The Woman Who Manages Mark Zuckerberg's Life (FB)

Spark pre-orders delayed, but here's a video instead (video)

www.engadget.com
We had hoped that the Linux-based open-source Spark tablet would be up for pre-order already, but the logistics gods have decreed it not to be. Order registrations are now simply said to go online "ASAP". In the meantime, the developers hope to whet your appetite with this video of...
Spark pre-orders delayed, but here's a video instead (video)
The Physical Mail Revolution Comes Knocking: Introducing Outbox
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?