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Klout Acquires Local And Mobile Neighborhood App Blockboard

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Flush with new capital, Klout, the startup that measures influence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare, Google+ and other social apps, is making its first acquisition. Klout is purchasing mobile and local neighborhood app Blockboard. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Blockboard develops a neighborhood app through which...
Klout Acquires Local And Mobile Neighborhood App Blockboard

Lenovo to invest $800 million into new mobile device development facilities

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The world's second (or third) biggest PC manufacturer has announced plans to invest $800 million in a new mobile product-centric facility. Lenovo wants to get closely involved with the lucrative world of smartphones and tablets, promising that several thousand employees at the new base in Wuhan will focus on...
Lenovo to invest $800 million into new mobile device development facilities

Sony Tablet P's product manager shows off prototypes, tells the clamshell story

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Still baffled by the Tablet P's existence? Well, Sony's here to help! Earlier today, our brethren over at Engadget Chinese met up with Takeshi Goto, the head honcho of VAIO and mobile product producing, to learn how the Android clamshell went from several mockups (one of which was made...
Sony Tablet P's product manager shows off prototypes, tells the clamshell story

LinkedIn updates iOS app following data transmission concerns, but insists: “It’s a great feature.”

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Earlier today we reported that the LinkedIn iOS app collects full meeting notes and details from your device’s calendar and sends them back to the company in plain text. The information is gathered without explicit permission by a feature that allows users to access their calendar within the app. Well,...
LinkedIn updates iOS app following data transmission concerns, but insists: “It’s a great feature.”
A month with the new iPad

LinkedIn gets new Android and iOS apps, with a spectacular iPad version

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OK, I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t use LinkedIn that often. But what I do use is the site’s iPhone app for when I’m getting ready to step into a meeting. According to LinkedIn’s Head of Mobile Product Joff Redfern, I’m not alone. At the end of...
LinkedIn gets new Android and iOS apps, with a spectacular iPad version
LinkedIn’s surprisingly sexy new iPad app proves this company gets mobile

A/B Tester Optimizely Raises Funding From Battery And Google Ventures, Plans Mobile Launch

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Optimizely, the Y Combinator-incubated startup that helps companies A/B test their websites, just announced that it has raised new funding from Battery Ventures, Google Ventures, and InterWest Partners. The startup previously raised $1.2 million from angels including Ron Conway, Chris Sacca, and Ashton Kutcher, but this is its first venture...
A/B Tester Optimizely Raises Funding From Battery And Google Ventures, Plans Mobile Launch

Can The Crowd Be More Patient?

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One of the most noticeable changes to the VC business over the past decade is the movement of investment allocation from capital and time intensive sectors like biotech and clean tech to capital efficient and fast moving sectors like internet and mobile. This makes total sense if you think about...
Can The Crowd Be More Patient?

Thomson Reuters acquires to bolster in-house mobile product development

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Thomson Reuters is acquiring London-based mobile development outfit Apsmart. The information giant says: “Mobile is an increasingly significant way in which professionals work and consume information. “The acquisition of Apsmart will enhance Thomson Reuters mobile product creation, design and development, allowing the company to deliver even more expert-enriched content, news...
Thomson Reuters acquires to bolster in-house mobile product development

Former Google ‘click-fraud czar’ joins security startup backed by Google Ventures, Google chairman

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Mountain View, California-based web security technology startup Shape Security has hired Shuman Ghosemajumder as vice president. Ghosemajumder is known in tech and other obscure circles as Google’s former “click-fraud czar”. He helped protect the online search and advertising juggernaut’s $20 billion in ad revenue from automated and human-assisted attacks. Ghosemajumder...
Former Google ‘click-fraud czar’ joins security startup backed by Google Ventures, Google chairman
MoneyDesktop Makes Second Acquisition In Eight Months In MoneyReef, Preps iPhone And iPad Launches
Eyeing mobile growth, Orbitz checks in with overhauled iOS app
ClickTale Brings Its Visitor Tracking Tools To The Mobile Web

Opera Updates Its Desktop Browser, Adds Camera Support To Push The Native Web Experience

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Two weeks after pushing through an update for its most popular browser, Opera Mini for mobile devices, Opera is turning its attention to its desktop product, with the release of Opera 12 for Macs and PCs. Opera tells me its desktop browser is currently the second-biggest product in terms of...
Opera Updates Its Desktop Browser, Adds Camera Support To Push The Native Web Experience

Sony's Takeshi Goto discusses designing the Tablet P

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What can be said about Sony’s Tablet P design that we all know and… know? Takeshi Goto, head of Sony’s Vaio and Mobile Product division, had a few words to share with Engadget China about the process leading up to the release of the clamshell device. Goto even went...
Sony's Takeshi Goto discusses designing the Tablet P
AmEx’s new local offers pose threat to Groupon

Google Starts Remaking Motorola

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Almost exactly a year ago, Google shocked the industry by buying Motorola for $12.5 billion. Everyone agreed that Google coveted Motorola's 17,000 patents. But there was a niggling question: What would happen to the rest of Motorola? We now have a pretty good idea.  In a filing with the Securities and...
Google Starts Remaking Motorola

Report: Global LTE subscriptions to hit 50m in 2012, driven by demand in Asia

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Increased operator rollouts and the growth of compatible devices in Asia are tipped to take the number of global LTE subscribers to 50 million by the end of 2012, according to a report from Parks Associates. The US may be the only place where owners of Apple’s new LTE-compatible iPad...
Report: Global LTE subscriptions to hit 50m in 2012, driven by demand in Asia

Mobile Ad Problem? Not at Twitter, Says Dick Costolo.

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Facebook says it’s just figuring out how to sell mobile ads. Twitter says it may have already solved the problem. Twitter only started selling mobile ads in February. But in recent weeks, the company has started seeing more money from the Promoted Tweets it sells on phones than from the...
Mobile Ad Problem? Not at Twitter, Says Dick Costolo.
Live Nation Labs, Rexly Co-Founders Explain Acquisition & Vision For Mobile
Big Tech: Google Cutting Motorola Staff by 20 Percent in Search of Profits

Google Says Motorola Mobility Will Cut 4,000 Jobs

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Motorola Mobility will cut 4,000 jobs, Google said in an 8-K filing the SEC. From the 8-K:  On August 3, 2012, Motorola Mobility (Motorola), a wholly owned subsidiary of Google Inc. (Google), determined that it would reduce its headcount by approximately 4,000 out of a total of about 20,000 employees. Two-thirds...
Google Says Motorola Mobility Will Cut 4,000 Jobs

Aimed for a 2012 release, SharePoint 15 will contain an app store

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SharePoint as a product has become so popular that there now exists a cottage industry for simply working on where it will go next. Bjorn Furuknap is part of that field. He has taken his USPJ Academy business, which provides SharePoint training, and extended it to include the selling of research looking...
Aimed for a 2012 release, SharePoint 15 will contain an app store
Ford’s new mobile app promises to speed up car-charging
Meet the startups competing at our MobileBeat 2012 Innovation Competition

Office Hours At TC Disrupt This Year Will Be All About Design. Apply Now.

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One of the most memorable moments of TechCrunch Disrupt NYC last year was office hours with Paul Graham, who is the heart and co-founder of Y Combinator. We are doing it again this year. But because Graham is back in Silicon Valley with a newborn baby, we’re doing it in...
Office Hours At TC Disrupt This Year Will Be All About Design. Apply Now.
Dressed in Metro, LinkedIn looks good on Windows Phone

OfferUp hopes to make selling your stuff easier and less creepy than Craigslist

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A new Seattle-based startup is offering a way to sell stuff with an app, sparing you the pains of meeting that crazy cat lady via Craigslist or eBay. OfferUp launched a new free app for iPhones today, allowing users to click pics and list what they want to sell, all...
OfferUp hopes to make selling your stuff easier and less creepy than Craigslist
Eating right is hard, but the Edamam app makes it more palatable
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