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Apple Gobbles Chomp

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In an effort to revamp the way consumers navigate its massively successful but increasingly confusing and overpopulated App Store, Apple has acquired Chomp, "the search engine that finds the apps you want." MG Siegler, writing for Techcrunch, reports Apple has fully committed to Chomp, and with good reason: This...
Apple Gobbles Chomp

Google Pays A Total Of $7M To 37 U.S. States To Settle Street View WiFi Data Collection Case

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After a week of rumors, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise anymore, but Google today settled the privacy case brought against it by 37 and the District of Columbia. In total, Google will pay $7 million dollars, a number that isn’t going to cause a lot of sleepless nights...
Google Pays A Total Of $7M To 37 U.S. States To Settle Street View WiFi Data Collection Case

Analytics Startup Mixpanel Is Tracking 4 Billion Actions Each Month — And It’s Cash-Flow Positive

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Mixpanel, the analytics startup backed by Sequoia Capital, hasn’t yet succeeded in its goal of unseating established analytics services like Omniture — but momentum is building. Let’s start with the biggest number that co-founder Suhail Doshi shared with me this week. He says the company is now tracking 4 billion...
Analytics Startup Mixpanel Is Tracking 4 Billion Actions Each Month — And It’s Cash-Flow Positive

Hacker steals $250k in Bitcoins from online exchange Bitfloor

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The future of the up-and-coming Bitcoin exchange Bitfloor was thrown into question Tuesday when the company's founder reported that someone had compromised his servers and made off with about 24,000 Bitcoins, worth almost a quarter-million dollars. The exchange no longer has enough cash to cover all of its deposits, and...
Hacker steals $250k in Bitcoins from online exchange Bitfloor

How a crowd came to the aid of bullied bus monitor Karen Klein | Paul Hilder

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For too long we've witnessed injustice but been powerless to do anything about it. Our new social media are changing thatIn the last few days, millions of people have watched the YouTube video of bus monitor Karen H Klein being bullied by a group of kids. It's a heart-wrenching experience....
How a crowd came to the aid of bullied bus monitor Karen Klein | Paul Hilder
“You’re Nuts!” Why--And How--Impact Makers Gives Away All Its Profits

What I Learned Raising A Million Dollars For a Startup With No Business Plan and No Financial Projections (While Drinking a Beer) : Coconut Headsets

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What I Learned Raising A Million Dollars For a Startup With No Business Plan and No Financial Projections (While Drinking a Beer) : Coconut Headsets
Are we in a startup bubble?

Marketing Day: February 4, 2013

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Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the Web. From Marketing Land: Commercials Of The 2013 Super Bowl: Over 80% Had An Online Call To Action Despite arguments that four million dollars are better spent online... Please...
Marketing Day: February 4, 2013

Proview sued by its iPad court case law firm, owes 2.4 million dollars in legal fees

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Guess who's hasn't yet gotten its share of Proview's recently acquired $60 million? The law firm that helped it win the iPad trademark dispute. According to Sina Tech, China-based Grandall Law Firm confirmed that its shady client refused to pay up the promised 4 percent of Apple's settlement fee,...
Proview sued by its iPad court case law firm, owes 2.4 million dollars in legal fees

Humble Indie Bundle expands to pay-what-you-want music downloads

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It's kind of hard to believe it's been just over two years since the first Humble Indie Bundle proved that a pay-what-you-want model could bring in over a million dollars for a set of five relatively unknown independent games. Now that follow-up gaming bundles have become an oft-repeated and oft-imitated phenomenon,...
Humble Indie Bundle expands to pay-what-you-want music downloads

Al Gore purchases $29.6 million in Apple stock for $441,000

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A US Securities and Exchange Commission filing was made on Thursday, showing that Apple board member Al Gore purchased 59.000 shares of Apple stock worth over $29.6 million dollars. As a result of his board membership, Gore paid $7.475 per share, paying $441,000 out of pocket for the shares.......
Al Gore purchases $29.6 million in Apple stock for $441,000

An Angel Investor's Eye-View on the Chicago Start-Up Scene

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Alan Matthews has, by his own count, invested in 14 companies in Chicago during 2012. He's a mostly lone-wolf angel investor who hasn't shacked up with a group like the Hyde Park, Cornerstone, or Wildcat angels. A commodities trader for decades, he's got an independent take on the companies and...
An Angel Investor's Eye-View on the Chicago Start-Up Scene
Startup Stories: They turned down a Google acquisition. Now what?

Arianna: Yes, Private Equity Has Approached AOL About Buying HuffPo (AOL)

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Private equity firms have approached AOL in hopes of buying Huffington Post, but talks aren't going to go anywhere, Arianna Huffington just told Henry Blodget during a keynote interview at our Startup 2012 conference in Manhattan. Last night, we relayed some scuttlebutt: That Arianna Huffington wants to buy HuffingtonPost back from AOL, and...
Arianna: Yes, Private Equity Has Approached AOL About Buying HuffPo (AOL)
WePay has 25K customers, processed $800K for the Occupy Movement

Samsung Launching Device With Their First Ever Super Bowl Ad

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Samsung has big plans for Super Bowl Sunday. They just tweeted that a  device will be launched alongside their first ever Super Bowl ad, stating that “only an ad in America’s biggest game can do it justice.” They also mentioned that it will be one of the longest ads...
Samsung Launching Device With Their First Ever Super Bowl Ad

Treehouse launches jQuery courses and is giving away 5,000 accounts to students

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Treehouse, the video-focused tech education hub which recently launched WordPress, Android and iOS courses, is growing its library yet again with today’s launch of jQuery courses. As developers already know, jQuery is a wildly popular framework that sits atop JavaScript, serving as both an easy way for beginners to start using...
Treehouse launches jQuery courses and is giving away 5,000 accounts to students
Oracle CEO adds Island Air to his collection of extravagant purchases

Elon Musk: The NYT Review Of The Model S Cost Tesla $100 Million (TSLA)

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Typically, a CEO likes to downplay bad news and say it's going to have no real impact on a company's business. Not Elon Musk! For some reason, the Tesla CEO wanted to exaggerate the damage of the New York Times' bad review of the Model S. In an interview with...
Elon Musk: The NYT Review Of The Model S Cost Tesla $100 Million (TSLA)
App Install Ads Earned Facebook "Real Revenue" And Helped 3800 Developers Drive 25M Downloads

Pebble smart watch sells out on Kickstarter

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The record-setting project has raised over ten million dollars and took pre-orders for 85,000 watches, which is apparently the limit for the tiny company. [Read more]...
Pebble smart watch sells out on Kickstarter
After big hit on iPhone, only 30 percent of Kabam's revenue comes from Facebook (interview)

A rising tide lifts all boats: Explosive Kickstart growth helps all

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Nearly 90,000 backers pledged over $3.3 million dollars on Kickstarter to make video game developer Double Fine’s new adventure game project a reality. But Double Fine's immense success worried some projects that they would suffer from reduced contributions as a result. Not so, says Kickstarter. In fact, in a post...
A rising tide lifts all boats: Explosive Kickstart growth helps all

Tweetro talks Twitter app economics: After fees and token rules, is much money left on the table?

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TNW has covered the saga of Tweetro carefully. The Twitter app for Windows 8 banged into Twitter’s glass ceiling and was not offered more tokens, causing its developers to build a new version of its product, revoke all current user tokens, and charge for access to its new Tweetro+ product. TNW covered the...
Tweetro talks Twitter app economics: After fees and token rules, is much money left on the table?

DRM-Free E-Books Makes Writers A Bundle of Cash

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A group of writers are quids in following an experiment to sell a bundle of DRM-free e-books. Sales of The Humble Bundle, which included works from authors Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman and the much-loved xkcd comic strip, have been anything but humble, with over 84,000 bundles sold, earning the authors...
DRM-Free E-Books Makes Writers A Bundle of Cash

Microsoft updates Windows Azure with support for Hadoop, Dropbox, PhoneGap, Mercurial, and more

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Microsoft’s Azure Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service cloud computing tool today turned on support for Hadoop. Or, in Microsoft-speak, HDInsight is now a go, enabling “you to easily deploy and manage Hadoop Clusters.” That warming sensation you are feeling is natural. As ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley noted in...
Microsoft updates Windows Azure with support for Hadoop, Dropbox, PhoneGap, Mercurial, and more

Hot shot VC firm Andreessen Horowitz says it has nearly returned its first fund

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Critics made a lot of hay over Andreessen Horowtiz’s decision not to re-invest in Instagram. As our own Dylan Tweney pointed out, this made a $78 million win seem like a big mistake. Andreessen Horowitz defended itself, saying that it made the decision to avoid a conflict of interest in...
Hot shot VC firm Andreessen Horowitz says it has nearly returned its first fund
Just because I don't understand American healthcare doesn't mean I shouldn't provide it (Or: Screw You, Papa John)
Beyond Kickstarter: Rock The Post's Alejandro Cremades On The Future Of Crowdfunding
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