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Zynga posts loss of $52 million in quarterly earnings

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One day after laying off five percent of its workforce, Zynga announced it sustained a quarterly loss of more than $52 million. Despite the sub-optimal Q3 2012 numbers, the company’s relatively high revenue figures (over $316 million) exceeded analysts’ low expectations i(n the neighborhood of $300 million). But overall, the...
Zynga posts loss of $52 million in quarterly earnings

Does this Tweet-based map of Seattle accurately describe your neighborhood?

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A traditional Ork Poster for Seattle This is pretty cool. Microsoft researcher Andrés Monroy-Hernández, an expert in social media analysis, has come up with an interesting way to view Seattle. (One we’ve never quite seen before). Think of it as the citywide Tweet map — in the style of the popular...
Does this Tweet-based map of Seattle accurately describe your neighborhood?

Steve-o, No! Mudslide Almost Engulfs Steve Ballmer's Vacation Home

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(Photo: Giant Bomb) Sad news out of the Pacific Northwest today: Geekwire reports that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer almost had his beautiful vacation home destroyed by a rampant mudslide. Why do bad things always happen to good people? The house, situated on Whidbey Island off the coast of Washington, narrowly...
Steve-o, No! Mudslide Almost Engulfs Steve Ballmer's Vacation Home
LocalSpin: I Eat, You Eat, Let's Find Out Where to Eat Together!

Urban Tour Guide Game StrayBoots Launches Out Of SMS; iPhone App Available Now

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Not many game makers launch exclusively onto SMS (yes, SMS), but the guys over at Strayboots felt that their interactive urban tour guide games would only catch on if everyone had the opportunity to play. Six months later, however, Strayboots is poised to announce the latest iteration of the game:...
Urban Tour Guide Game StrayBoots Launches Out Of SMS; iPhone App Available Now

Breaking: Amazon buying Seattle campus for $1.16 B

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Amazon’s HQ in the South Lake Union neighborhood. This just in: Amazon.com is purchasing its existing Seattle headquarters campus in South Lake Union from Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. for more than $1.1 billion, according to a regulatory filing just made public. From the filing … The Company entered into purchase...
Breaking: Amazon buying Seattle campus for $1.16 B

Startup Spotlight: MakeGood looks to help companies make the most of ad campaigns

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MakeGood Software CEO Jeff Coon The world of online advertising can be convoluted and complex, making it challenging for advertisers, agencies and publishers to track campaigns. MakeGood Software, a three-year-old startup located in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, is looking to help companies make better sense of the data and eliminate bulky spreadsheets...
Startup Spotlight: MakeGood looks to help companies make the most of ad campaigns
AT&T says it's successfully improved swamped or spotty networks with first small cell tests

Huge, High-Resolution Photos Of Twitter's Brand-New Office

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Twitter has finally finished its move to its new office on three of the floors of 1355 Market Street—dumping its old offices at 795 Folsom just like it dumped the old Twitter logo. It's in the "Mid-Market" neighborhood in San Francisco—a moderately sketchy area, with measurably higher crime rates than the old...
Huge, High-Resolution Photos Of Twitter's Brand-New Office

Google wants Austin to keep competition going for fiberhood status

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Ever since Google announced that Austin, Texas, would become the second fiber city in the U.S. last month, residents there have been given few details on how the tech company will select the first neighborhood to get the gigabit-speed Internet and TV package....
Google wants Austin to keep competition going for fiberhood status
Beyond lies the wub: a history of dubstep

Moving beyond silicon to break the MegaHertz barrier

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We're rapidly closing in on a decade since the first desktop processors cleared the 3GHz mark, but in a stunning break from earlier progress, the clock speed of the top processors has stayed roughly in the same neighborhood since. Meanwhile, the feature shrinks that have at least added additional...
Moving beyond silicon to break the MegaHertz barrier

Want A Free Desk In SF? i/o Ventures Is Offering Space For Three Startups

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I don’t want to become the publicity arm for every tech organization throwing contest or giveaway, but once in a while, something comes along that seems like a perfect fit for TechCrunch readers. For example: i/o Ventures, the co-working space and startup incubator based in the Mission District (that’s San...
Want A Free Desk In SF? i/o Ventures Is Offering Space For Three Startups

The Gathering 2012 to bring world's fastest internet to Norway, leave Swedish laundry out to dry

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Dreamhack's record breaking 120Gbps connection was fast enough to replace a certain household appliance, but next to what's Norway's cooking up it looks almost antiquated. The Gathering, Norway's annual week-long LAN party, plans to set a new world record for the "fastest internet access in the universe" with a...
The Gathering 2012 to bring world's fastest internet to Norway, leave Swedish laundry out to dry

Google acquires Ukrainian facial recognition company Viewdle

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According to a report from Forbes (via TNW), Google just last week closed a deal to acquire Ukrainian augmented reality and facial recognition startup Viewdle. The exact amount Google ended up paying for the company is unclear, but Forbes’ sources said it was somewhere in the neighborhood of the...
Google acquires Ukrainian facial recognition company Viewdle

NTT DoCoMo hopes to expand content game with Buongiorno buyout

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Japanese mobile operator, NTT DoCoMo, is making a play at the Italian firm Buongiorno, a mobile content provider that boasts two billion customers across 57 countries. The €224 million offer must still be approved by Italian regulators, and would reflect a purchase price of €2 per share for the...
NTT DoCoMo hopes to expand content game with Buongiorno buyout

Welcome to Bezosville: Seattle planners approve Amazon's massive new tower project

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Amazon.com is one step closer to kicking off construction on a massive new campus in Seattle’s Denny Triangle neighborhood, an undertaking that will radically overhaul a corner of downtown and more closely connect it to the fast-growing South Lake Union neighborhood where the online retailer is currently headquartered. The Department...
Welcome to Bezosville: Seattle planners approve Amazon's massive new tower project

Day After Facebook IPO, Facebook.com Appears to Be Having Some Problems

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Facebook is either very slow or it's not even loading for me.Do we have to pay now or be shareholders? @rebeccacoleman — Peter vT (@PvT) February 2, 2012 A tipster wrote into Betabeat this afternoon to complain about not being able to get into the social network. You know the...
Day After Facebook IPO, Facebook.com Appears to Be Having Some Problems

The Best Watering Holes For Founders And Entrepreneurs In San Francisco

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This Feature Is Brought To You By Aloft Hotels Going out for a beer after pushing a gigantic update is pretty much tradition for San Francisco startups. Luckily, San Francisco has more than enough bars — good ones, too — to satisfy the demand from some of the top...
The Best Watering Holes For Founders And Entrepreneurs In San Francisco

Love Thy Neighbor on Facebook

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Meeting the new neighbors no longer requires a Welcome Wagon. Neighbors instead are turning to Facebook to build a greater sense of community online to complement the traditional block parties and neighborly door knocking. Current residents find that they can more quickly share are information, news and events with one...
Love Thy Neighbor on Facebook

How To Create A Strong Password That You Will Not Forget

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Passwords can be a key to many things, for example your emails, your Facebook profile, or your bank account. Did you know that some people still use passwords like “password” or “123456″? Needless to say, it’s dangerous to use one and the same simple password for all of your online...
How To Create A Strong Password That You Will Not Forget
Hey, New Yorkers: 1993 is calling. From a payphone. It wants its history back.

Twitter updates Trending Topics, adds 100 more cities to share news people care about the most

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Twitter has expanded its Trending Topics feature to 100 more cities around the world, including Istanbul, Frankfurt, Guadalajara, and Incheon. Now, users will be able to scan through and see what the most popular trend people are talking about around their neighborhood and city — over 200 locations. As more...
Twitter updates Trending Topics, adds 100 more cities to share news people care about the most

East Harlem None Too Keen on the Idea of $300M. to Accomodate Cornell

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The future. The latest problem for the city’s grand applied-sciences plans: Some very angry East Harlemites, says the Daily News. As we’ve mentioned before, building that snazzy billion-dollar campus on Roosevelt Island requires demolishing the antiquated old Coler-Goldwater long-term care hospital. Hundreds of patients–many of them with complex needs and...
East Harlem None Too Keen on the Idea of $300M. to Accomodate Cornell

Data firm hits Craigslist with monopoly claim

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In an ongoing fight over ad listings, data company 3Taps has made good on its threat to file an antitrust claim against classified giant Craigslist. In a claim filed Monday in San Francisco federal court, 3Taps accuses Craigslist of operating as an “unchallenged monopolist” to pull in $100-$300 million per...
Data firm hits Craigslist with monopoly claim

Today's Errands: Pick Up Milk at the Grocery Store... And Then a Trademark at the Legal Store

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The self-funded legal site best known as Trademarkia is bringing itself offline, with the opening today of a retail-hour legal services storefront that also sells books and tablets. The first store is at 323 University Avenue in Palo Alto, Calif., the historic tech startup hub (that is, until Palantir took...
Today's Errands: Pick Up Milk at the Grocery Store... And Then a Trademark at the Legal Store

Neighborhoods Crackle With Online Chatter

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San Francisco’s Potrero Hill district is buzzing with online chatter, with residents promoting block parties and school fundraisers, issuing crime warnings and engaging in general neighborhood banter. Social-networking site Nextdoor ranks the neighborhood, known for its sweeping downtown views, as the most connected in all of the Bay Area for...
Neighborhoods Crackle With Online Chatter
Cops can search mobile phones--only if they're not password-protected

Facebook Nearby is not a Foursquare killer yet

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Facebook’s upgrade to its Nearby mobile feature was framed as a Foursquare killer by some with its ability to provide local search, recommendations and information. But in trying out Nearby, Foursquare still comes out on top for me as a local search tool. That’s to be expected when you consider all the investments Foursquare...
Facebook Nearby is not a Foursquare killer yet

DeHood: A Location-Based Social Network for Your Neighborhood

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The current crop of location-based social networks mostly focuses on getting users to "check in" and share tips about local venues like restaurants, stores and coffee shops. DeHood, which officially launched earlier today, wants to bring a bit more value to its users by going beyond check-ins. The new location-based...
DeHood: A Location-Based Social Network for Your Neighborhood
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?