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IFTTT gets a gift: A $7 million Series A
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Google Is Painting A Big Fat Target On Dropbox (GOOG)

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Google is getting close to launching Drive, an online storage service that would compete with Dropbox and Microsoft's SkyDrive. That's according to Amir Efrati of the Wall Street Journal, who reports that the service will launch in "weeks or months." Google Drive will let users store photos, documents, and...
Google Is Painting A Big Fat Target On Dropbox (GOOG)

Givey lands $960,000 to improve its social donation platform and support more fundraising events

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Social donation platform Givey has announced that it has raised $960,000 to recruit new staff and help more charities, businesses and event organizers to create new fundraising events. The latest round of investment came from the Innovation in Giving Fund, an initiative created by the UK government and managed by...
Givey lands $960,000 to improve its social donation platform and support more fundraising events

Electronic Arts throwing kill switch on iOS Rock Band [U]

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Update: Electronic Arts has now issued a statement saying that "Rock Band for iOS will remain live -- the in-app message users received yesterday were sent in error. We apologize for the confusion this caused," and added that it will share additional information "as soon as possible." EA had in...
Electronic Arts throwing kill switch on iOS Rock Band [U]
Weather Puppy: Cloudy With A Chance Of "Awww"

Uh Oh: People Are Already Experiencing Problems Downloading Apple's Newest Operating System (AAPL)

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We are experiencing problems downloading Mountain Lion on one of our MacBook Airs. We expected the download to move slowly but 9-to-5Mac is reporting that some users can't even download the newest version. We suggest you either keep trying or take a break and come back a little later. We'll...
Uh Oh: People Are Already Experiencing Problems Downloading Apple's Newest Operating System (AAPL)

Touchscreen vs. Keyboard, the Sequel

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Last week, I wrote about how touchscreens are forcing the reinvention of keyboards, looking into how touchscreen keypads are easily updateable, yet can be cumbersome to type on. The post also highlighted a few solutions that tech companies are working on in this area. The piece elicited a variety of...
Touchscreen vs. Keyboard, the Sequel
Twitter is Down: This is Not a Drill

Apptegic Uses Big Data Analysis To Help Companies Retain And Upsell Their Customers

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For SaaS companies, whose customers are usually signed up on recurring monthly billing cycles, the art of retaining customers is just as important as winning them over in the first place. In fact, it’s probably more important, since customers aren’t tied in to long-term deals. It’s also a lot cheaper...
Apptegic Uses Big Data Analysis To Help Companies Retain And Upsell Their Customers
New features for Samsung ChatON

For A Brief, Terrible Moment, Facebook Connect Broke A Bunch Of Websites, But It Says We Can All Breathe Easy Now

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Well, that’s embarrassing. Earlier this afternoon, as covered by AllThingsD and a number of sites, a Facebook Connect glitch caused serious problems on websites including the Huffington Post, Salon, MSNBC.com, CNN, Yelp, and others. Apparently, if you were logged into Facebook, when you visited one of those sites, you’d get...
For A Brief, Terrible Moment, Facebook Connect Broke A Bunch Of Websites, But It Says We Can All Breathe Easy Now

Should you be worried about the new "six strikes" anti-piracy rules? Yes and no

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A new system designed to combat copyright infringement was launched in the U.S. on Monday, a joint venture between content companies and internet service providers known as the Copyright Alert System. The name sounds harmless enough, and its supporters argue that it is an appropriate balance between copyright and an...
Should you be worried about the new "six strikes" anti-piracy rules? Yes and no

Facebook to let users pay to message users they don't know

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The world's largest social network has spent the past several months tweaking and honing its messaging service, and now Facebook is testing a feature that would allow users to directly message users to whom they are not connected, so long as they pay a fee. In a blog post announcing...
Facebook to let users pay to message users they don't know

Tripl takes its social travel app all the way up to 2.0

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One of the finalists of the Startup Rally at this year’s The Next Web Conference is Tripl, a Swedish startup we’ve written about in the past. The company offers an eponymous social travel application that basically leverages existing online networks to make users’ trips better. It does that by connecting...
Tripl takes its social travel app all the way up to 2.0

IFTTT raises $7 million Series A to connect your content on the web

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IFTTT, the platform that allows users to connect their content and make sense of the disjointed web, announced Thursday that it raised a $7 million Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz and with participation from NEA and Lerer Ventures. Andreessen partner John O’Farrell, who will be joining the board...
IFTTT raises $7 million Series A to connect your content on the web
EverySignal's smart social alerts mean you never need to miss an important life moment again

EA isn’t closing Rock Band for iOS, claims shut down message was “sent in error”

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Earlier today the Guardian reported that EA announced plans to close down its Rock Band iOS app after informing games via a message, however the company has now confirmed that this is not the case and the game will not be closed. A statement from EA – reported by CNET, via...
EA isn’t closing Rock Band for iOS, claims shut down message was “sent in error”

Facebook updates iOS app with free calls in the U.S., Canada

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Facebook today released version 5.5 of its iOS app, which now allows users in the U.S. and Canada to call friends for free directly from the app. Facebook users have been able to make free calls via the social network’s Messenger app for iOS since January, but today that...
Facebook updates iOS app with free calls in the U.S., Canada

Viber Updates iPhone, Android Apps To Version 2.2: Group Messaging, Improved UI, Enhanced HD Calling

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Viber has just released version 2.2 of the app for both Android and iPhone, bringing some much-requested features to the platform for the very first time including group messaging and improved call quality. The UI has also been significantly improved, which should please Viber’s growing user base. In May, we...
Viber Updates iPhone, Android Apps To Version 2.2: Group Messaging, Improved UI, Enhanced HD Calling

New service delivers passes for Apple's Passbook via text message

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Users of Apple's Passbook feature for iOS have a new option for getting tickets, coupons, and more delivered to their devices, as Skycore has launched support for cross-carrier delivery of Passbook passes by MMS.    ...
New service delivers passes for Apple's Passbook via text message

Just 75 days after launch, MessageMe says it now has 5 million users

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale While messaging app MessageMe just raised $10 million in funding, that announcement was missing key info about the app’s growth. Now the company has come forth with some new stats that are impressive including that the service now...
Just 75 days after launch, MessageMe says it now has 5 million users
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