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Fin-tech startup On Deck opens its fourth round, nabs $17M from Google Ventures & Peter Thiel

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Financial technology startups are offering a legitimate alternative to the traditional bank. The latest fin-tech startup to get a stamp of approval (and very large cheque) from the venture capital community is On Deck. The New York-based company nabbed an additional $17 millon in investment for its fourth round...
Fin-tech startup On Deck opens its fourth round, nabs $17M from Google Ventures & Peter Thiel

Video: Cold chilling in the Toyota Sienna Swagger Wagon

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Filed under: Minivan/Van, Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Toyota Click above to watch the video after the jump Minivan commercials are typically a vanilla affair. You see kids running to the van after the soccer game with the remote-controlled sliding doors seemingly opening as if by magic while the smooth-talking voice-over guy tells...
Video: Cold chilling in the Toyota Sienna Swagger Wagon

Adspert Raises $1.3M For Its Bid Management Tool For Google AdWords

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Bidmanagement, the company behind Adspert, a web-based bid management tool for Google AdWords campaigns, has raised funding from the ProFIT finance programme, the early-stage investment arm of Investitionsbank Berlin. The amount is being disclosed only as a “seven-figure financing”, though TechCrunch has learned that it is just over €1 million...
Adspert Raises $1.3M For Its Bid Management Tool For Google AdWords
Exclusive: CrowdCall growing 100% every month, will announce new features and pricing next week

Next-gen touchpads respond to pressure

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Researchers at the User Interface Software Technology conference last week demonstrated unique projects that took advantage of a new, pressure-sensitive "forcepad" that could debut in ultrabooks as soon as next year. IDGForcepose allows users to push through a stack of windows on the desktop. Synaptics gave the forcepad to...
Next-gen touchpads respond to pressure

Would You Pay To Discover Social Influencers?

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The first thing we usually think of when we hear the word "influencer" is Klout, followed by a bad +K joke. The idea of tacking a be-all, end-all number onto our social significance may seem trifling, but social scoring is becoming an increasingly attractive method for businesses, marketers, and agencies...
Would You Pay To Discover Social Influencers?

How Atigeo uses semantics to make search interactive

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Chalk up another win for healthcare — and perhaps the entire publishing world — thanks to big data. A semantic analysis company called Atigeo has made it possible to search the archive of the National Institute of Health’s PubMed library, which consists of more than 400,000 research papers, using a...
How Atigeo uses semantics to make search interactive

10 More Websites To Show You The Hottest Twitter Topics Now

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Twitter is huge! With millions of users sharing their opinions, links to articles that are of interest to them, and tidbits and facts about the areas they live, there is no limit to how that information can be used. A couple of days ago, we showed you how to find...
10 More Websites To Show You The Hottest Twitter Topics Now

Live TV On Your iPad? How The Heck Does That Work? (IAC, AAPL)

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Aereo is a paid service that lets you watch live network television on your iPad. You can also set shows to record and stream them later, kind of like a DVR living in the cloud. Pretty cool, right? Here's what it entails. How much does it cost? $12 per...
Live TV On Your iPad? How The Heck Does That Work? (IAC, AAPL)

Fancy, New York’s Own Pinterest Competitor, Doubled Its Users to 500K In Two Months

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Yeezy sold separately. The last time we checked in with social commerce startup Fancy was back in February, around the time Kanye West tweeted out his approval for "My friend Joseph's site." The Joseph in question is ThingD founder Joe Einhorn, the wunderkind entrepreneur trying to create "the Facebook of stuff" as...
Fancy, New York’s Own Pinterest Competitor, Doubled Its Users to 500K In Two Months
Vobile's new TVSync tech uses your phone's camera to track your TV

Google Says Panda 3.4 Is ‘Rolling Out Now’

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Google has announced the latest in its ongoing updates to the Panda algorithm that targets low-quality websites. And they’ve taken the somewhat novel approach of using Twitter to make this announcement: Panda refresh rolling out now. Only ~1.6% of queries noticeably affected. Background on... Please visit Search Engine Land for...
Google Says Panda 3.4 Is ‘Rolling Out Now’
YC Alum Grouper Launches In 10 Cities To Bring You A Better Way To Meet New People

Another day, another $12M for a 'big data' startup

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It’s Thursday, so naturally this is the the second multimillion-dollar fundraise for a Big Data company. Rainstor, a San Francisco-based company which pulled in $12 million today, has a relational database that focuses on new ways to store large amounts of data. Companies of all sizes are increasingly opting for...
Another day, another $12M for a 'big data' startup
Hate fossil fuels? Then buy up the reserves
The Fancy gives you cash for sharing the stuff you love
Players who illegally downloaded 'Game Dev Tycoon' see their virtual studios hit by piracy

Draw Your Way To Salvation In The Kinect-Powered Doodle Defense Game

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I’ve played through my share of tower defense games in my day — and have gotten hopelessly addicted to a few of them — but none really approach Andy Wallace’s Doodle Defense when it comes to execution. You see, instead of dragging and dropping pre-made parts onto a field, players...
Draw Your Way To Salvation In The Kinect-Powered Doodle Defense Game
Finnish engineers used earth's magnetic field for indoor map navigation

New York Times' novel space game lets you 'blow up' website

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The New York Times takes a novel approach to prove a point, by slapping a video game in the story itself, allowing the reader to blow up bits of the Times’ website....
New York Times' novel space game lets you 'blow up' website
KnowledgeTree says trust your customers, they might surprise you
Google maps for NES surpasses other attempts at April foolery
Armor5 pulls in $2M for its novel approach to the BYOD problem

Samsung Taps Mobeam To Bring Beamable Barcodes To The Galaxy S4, Could Wallet Integration Be Next?

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Samsung talked up the Galaxy S4′s features with a bit of Broadway flair here at Radio City Music Hall, but there still are some neat additions to the device that didn’t get a moment in the spotlight. The Korean electronics giant, for instance, tapped a San Francisco company called Mobeam...
Samsung Taps Mobeam To Bring Beamable Barcodes To The Galaxy S4, Could Wallet Integration Be Next?
Is influencer marketing over? Here's another pivot, this time from Wahooly
How Placed wants map mobile app usage down to the store

Review: Brother Business Smart MFC-J4510DW printer

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In a market full of cookie-cutter multifunction inkjets, the $200 Brother Business Smart MFC-J4510DW (copy/fax/scan/print) is a little special. Where most printers are oriented to feed letter-size paper length-wise, the MFC-J4510DW stores, feeds, and prints it sideways. That means the paper path is 11 inches wide instead of 8.5...
Review: Brother Business Smart MFC-J4510DW printer

Virtual Building Block System Comes With Cameras but No Sensors

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Look Ma, all hands! A Japanese research group's virtual building block system takes a novel approach to an expanding technology....
Virtual Building Block System Comes With Cameras but No Sensors
How Oreo's rapid-response team lit up Twitter with a Super Bowl blackout ad
The Boxee TV Offers Unlimited DVR Storage, Dual Tuners, And Netflix For $99 (And $15 A Month)
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