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Glassdoor, the site for getting inside scoops on jobs and companies, raises $20M

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Getting an inside look at companies around the world is about to get easier. Glassdoor, the Sausalito, Calif.-based job and career community, announced Wednesday that it has raised $20 million in venture capital to expand internationally and grow its sales team. The new round of financing was led by DAG...
Glassdoor, the site for getting inside scoops on jobs and companies, raises $20M
Pocket (formerly Read It Later) raises $5m in second funding round

AOL's Patch Gets New CEO, As Just Under Three Percent of Staff Is Laid Off in Consolidation (Memo)

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Changes at AOL’s local content site, Patch: CEO Jon Brod will step down and is being replaced by COO and President Steve Kalin, according to an internal memo the New York Internet company sent to the division’s employees today. As part of the move, Brod will be going back...
AOL's Patch Gets New CEO, As Just Under Three Percent of Staff Is Laid Off in Consolidation (Memo)

The rise of real-time marketing: LocalResponse revenue in January equalled all of 2011

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Companies are increasingly looking to tap into the real time nature of the social web and respond directly to customers based on their location and intent. New York’s LocalResponse was one of the the first to turn the check in into an opportunity for direct marketing. Today its rolling out...
The rise of real-time marketing: LocalResponse revenue in January equalled all of 2011
Why your social media profile might be your next credit score

Margaret Atwood on Wattpad and the value of taking risks

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Margaret Atwood doesn’t really need to find new ways to get attention: after all, the 72-year-old Canadian-born author and poet has already won a slew of awards, and is seen by many as a candidate for a Nobel Prize. Most authors her age would be resting on their laurels...
Margaret Atwood on Wattpad and the value of taking risks

Location analytics service Placed is now tracking up to 20 million locations a day

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Mobile app location analytics provider Placed is now measuring up to 20 million pieces of user-generated location data a day through its free service, Placed Analytics. Backed with $3.4 million in Series A funding from the Madrona Venture Group, the Seattle-based company is looking to break into the analytics market...
Location analytics service Placed is now tracking up to 20 million locations a day

With 40% Of Traffic From Outside The U.S., Glassdoor Raises $20M Series D To Expand Internationally

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Glassdoor, the jobs and career community website offering company reviews, salary comparisons and job listings, is today announcing an additional $20 million in outside funding. The Series D round was led by new investor DAG Ventures, and saw participation from Glassdoor’s existing investors Benchmark Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Battery...
With 40% Of Traffic From Outside The U.S., Glassdoor Raises $20M Series D To Expand Internationally

Smule's Secret Weapon For Sharable Video: Audio

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The Makers of I Am T-Pain, Songify, Ocarina and other easy, fun, song-making apps are moving into social video. The magic bullet in the battle to build services for sharable bits of video might be music. So far, Viddy and Socialcam have focused on filters and letting users easily...
Smule's Secret Weapon For Sharable Video: Audio
To Celebrate 75 Years Of March Madness, The NCAA Launches OnDemand YouTube Channel

Shazam hits 300 million global users, celebrates with an overhaul of its iPad and Android tablet apps

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Media engagement service Shazam today announced that it has surpassed 300 million users worldwide. In addition, the company says that it will be releasing an updated iPad and Android tablet version in the coming weeks. The updates will include an updated user experience that includes a redesigned home screen, updated...
Shazam hits 300 million global users, celebrates with an overhaul of its iPad and Android tablet apps

Sony updates PS Vita sales figures: 'over 1.2 million units worldwide', 2 million in software

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As of recently, the PS Vita has become available in the locales of America, Europe and PAL territories, and now Sony's updated sales figures are in. How does "over 1.2 million units worldwide" sound? Because that's how many systems were purchased as of February 26th. If you'll recall, just...
Sony updates PS Vita sales figures: 'over 1.2 million units worldwide', 2 million in software
How NoSQL database Riak makes Bump work

iPhone 5 accessories - get on the case

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Apple's new phone may not be available until later this month but cases, grips and screen protectors are already on saleThe iPhone 5 will go on sale in the UK on 21 September. Although the handset can be pre-ordered for £529 from Apple, mobile networks and retailers have yet to...
iPhone 5 accessories - get on the case

Keen On... Byliner: A Million Reasons To Be Cheerful About The Future Of Online Publishing [TCTV]

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Finally some good news about the future of publishing. Amidst all the doom and gloom about e-reading, one company – Byliner – is reinventing the business of selling online writing. As John Tayman, the company’s founder and CEO, told me, Byliner is monetizing the space between magazine articles and...
Keen On... Byliner: A Million Reasons To Be Cheerful About The Future Of Online Publishing [TCTV]

How the AP got a hold of its big, old data

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Holding onto millions of pieces of archived content it still wanted to monetize, the Associated Press turned to a NoSQL database. Specifically, it turned to MarkLogic, a non-relational database designed for storing and accessing lots of XML-based content — like the stuff the AP has lying around — and that...
How the AP got a hold of its big, old data

Mobile app news roundup: Apple, Android malware, Big Fish Games and more

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Apple helps devs complain about app copycats — Apple now gives developers the chance to report copyright infringing apps and content reports The Next Web. The revamped forms read in part: If you believe that an application available in the App Store violates your intellectual property rights, you can...
Mobile app news roundup: Apple, Android malware, Big Fish Games and more
Google execs: We’re doing everything we can to stop piracy

What if your social media score replaced your credit report?

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Bill Clerico, CEO of WePay, a payment processing service, suggested on VentureBeat that your social media influence could one day supplant your credit score. It’s an intriguing albeit somewhat creepy idea. Each day we collectively upload 40 million photos on Instagram, post 400 million tweets, and share 985 million...
What if your social media score replaced your credit report?

Verizon iPhone chatter is getting harder (than usual) to ignore

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Alright, stop us if you've heard this one before -- but seriously, we've noticed an uptick on the tip lines here at Engadget in the last couple weeks that's becoming difficult to ignore. It's one thing to say "hey, the iPhone is launching on Verizon," but we're noticing a particular...
Verizon iPhone chatter is getting harder (than usual) to ignore

Path Now Has 2M Users, Having Doubled Since It Relaunched Two Months Ago

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Path got the second version of its product a lot more right than the first. The well-designed mobile journal app is now one of the most promising attempts to build a more personal and intimate social graph. In the two months since Path 2 launched, it has attracted a million...
Path Now Has 2M Users, Having Doubled Since It Relaunched Two Months Ago

What does four years of your life look like? An animated explanation of how your personal data gets tracked and sold

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Keeping up with our theme from yesterday’s post about how frictionless its become for users to give unfamiliar apps broad and permanent access to their data, we stumbled on this interesting video about the personal information people unwittingly share with their mobile phone carriers. The video comes from Michael Ringley,...
What does four years of your life look like? An animated explanation of how your personal data gets tracked and sold
Xbox Owns the Living Room: Improved Voice Control, Streaming Music, and Tons of New Non-Gaming Content

Acer CloudMobile hands-on at MWC 2012 (video)

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Tucked away in the dark corners of the Google booth at Mobile World Congress, amidst several miniature hubs inhabited by all types of various companies, is a stand dedicated to all things Acer. Included as part of the selection was the CloudMobile, the proud owner of a coveted iF...
Acer CloudMobile hands-on at MWC 2012 (video)

Driven by sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III, Korea's SK Telecom passes 4 million LTE subscribers

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Korea’s telecom and wireless industries are among the best in the world, as recent figures published over the weekend revealed, and further proof of the high-tech nature of the country comes via operator SK Telecom, which has just passed 4 million LTE subscribers. While figure is impressive for any operator, it’s...
Driven by sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III, Korea's SK Telecom passes 4 million LTE subscribers

PlayStation a non-factor in Sony's first profit in 5 years

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Sony is a profitable company for the first time in half a decade. The Japanese conglomerate reported total revenues of $72.3 billion for its fiscal year that ended March 31. That is up 4.7 percent from the previous year. The company also generated $435.7 million in profit, which is...
PlayStation a non-factor in Sony's first profit in 5 years

Internet Archive makes 1 million public-domain files available with BitTorrent

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The Internet Archive is making over a million pieces of archived content available through BitTorrent. The site's collection of public-domain books, audio and video is being added and tracked -- with Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, Plan 9 From Outer Space and Night of the Living Dead among the top 25...
Internet Archive makes 1 million public-domain files available with BitTorrent
Playfire Hits A Million Users Of Its Analytics For Gamers

Why I won't buy another subsidized Android phone (and why you shouldn't, either)

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Guest Commentary: In the past few weeks, T-Mobile has been trying to shake up the mobile phone industry by offering no-contract plans in conjunction with the iPhone 5. Notably, their USA CEO John Legere put the issue of subsidized phones front-and-center, saying, “This is the biggest crock of shit I’ve...
Why I won't buy another subsidized Android phone (and why you shouldn't, either)

Bo.lt Drops Web Page Remixing For Web Page Saving

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Zeus. Thor. Odin. Lightning has long been feared and imagined as a force so powerful that the gods themselves used it as a weapon. Bo.lt’s first iteration, which allowed users to “break” Web pages and rebuild them to suit their fancy, embraced this destructive reputation. Conceptually, it was interesting....
Bo.lt Drops Web Page Remixing For Web Page Saving
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