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A Stroll Down Startup Alley: Bras, Coffee, And Lots Of Photo/Video Sharing

Plumfare Aims for Foodies With Social Gifting App

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Aside from getting users to care about them, location-based mobile apps have a big problem: Helping people actually discover new places. The boldest initiative in this area thus far comes from Foursquare, one of the largest apps in the space. The 20-million-strong check-in app has pivoted to become a discovery...
Plumfare Aims for Foodies With Social Gifting App

AskMeOut's teen founders win HackDay, may start a long-term relationship with Miami

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Brazilian online dating project AskMeOut is the winner of HackDay‘s latest edition, the competition’s jury announced at the America’s Venture Capital Conference (AVCC) while immediately granting the team a $30k award. In addition, AskMeOut’s three co-founders have now confirmed they will spend their summer in Miami to develop their product...
AskMeOut's teen founders win HackDay, may start a long-term relationship with Miami
How to Conquer Your Inbox Once and For All

That Was Fast: Big Media Investors Are Okay With Aereo, After All

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Remember Thursday? When investors in big TV companies freaked out a bit about Aereo? That’s all old news now: All the big media companies that took hits yesterday — Comcast, Viacom, Disney, etc. — are trading back where they were on Wednesday, before Barry Diller and his Web video start-up...
That Was Fast: Big Media Investors Are Okay With Aereo, After All

Local Business Marketing Startup Circl Ties Facebook To Foot Traffic, Courtesy Of Mobile Measurement Tools

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Circl a new startup helping businesses run online promotions using social media and email marketing, is launching today with already over 1,000 customers who have signed up for the platform, over 100 of which who have since gone live. Although there are plenty of competitors in this general space, what makes...
Local Business Marketing Startup Circl Ties Facebook To Foot Traffic, Courtesy Of Mobile Measurement Tools

Facebook tests new ways to promote page content organically in users' feeds

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Some Facebook page owners have complained that Facebook’s News Feed algorithms make it difficult for them to reach a large percentage of their fans organically. But the social network’s latest tests may help pages reach a new audience of people who haven’t yet become fans — without paying for ads....
Facebook tests new ways to promote page content organically in users' feeds

How High School Students Use Facebook To Fool College Admissions Officers

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  College admissions officers have learned to check applicants' Facebook profiles, and what they see there can have a negative impact on the students' chances. Guess what? The kids are a step ahead of them.   Parents, teachers and guidance counselors warn high school students that what they post on...
How High School Students Use Facebook To Fool College Admissions Officers

Twilight Studio Issues Another Bogus Takedown, But Is Zazzle Partially To Blame?

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Well, this one's weird. We recently wrote about the attempt by Summit Entertainment (the folks behind the Twilight movies) to claim ownership of a date, issuing a takedown notice over a painting by Kelly Howlett because its creation date (and title) matched a Twilight movie release date (seriously). Now, Mary...
Twilight Studio Issues Another Bogus Takedown, But Is Zazzle Partially To Blame?

Crowdsourced Wi-Fi Hotspot Provider Fon Partners With Deutsche Telekom To "Blanket" Germany With 2.5M+ Hotspots By 2016

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Fon, the crowdsourced wi-fi hotspot provider that uses technology allowing people to securely share their home broadband connections, has announced a partnership with German telco Deutsche Telekom to build what it’s calling the country’s largest wi-fi hotspot network. The joint network will launch in the summer, under the not exactly...
Crowdsourced Wi-Fi Hotspot Provider Fon Partners With Deutsche Telekom To "Blanket" Germany With 2.5M+ Hotspots By 2016

Review: BestCrypt lives up to its name with excellent features

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When you name your program BestCrypt, it had better be the best, or something closely approximating it. Well, if BestCrypt isn't the most versatile or best encryption software out there, both the U.S. government and I are barking up the wrong tree. It's full-featured, super stable, fast...and expensive. Add...
Review: BestCrypt lives up to its name with excellent features
Bloomberg: No new TV products from Apple this year as negotiations with cable operators stall

USA Today used Instant Headline Testing to boost click-through-rates during the Olympics. And it worked.

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Late last year we reported on a company called Visual Revenue, a US-based firm that’s seeking to enable data-driven decisions in every newsroom. Visual Revenue is a platform aimed at newsrooms, giving Editors real-time homepage recommendations on what articles to place, in which position and for how long. It taps...
USA Today used Instant Headline Testing to boost click-through-rates during the Olympics. And it worked.

T-Mobile announces iPhone 5 for $99 down, available starting April 12

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As expected, T-Mobile has just officially announced it will be carrying the iPhone 5 as part of its ‘Uncarrier’ event today in New York City to unveil its new no-contract, no subsidy pricing plans. According to the company’s press release, the iPhone 5 will be available Friday, April 12 for...
T-Mobile announces iPhone 5 for $99 down, available starting April 12

Nokia unveils the 206, Asha 205 and new 'Slam' content sharing service aimed at emerging markets

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Nokia has announced two new mobile phones today, the 206 and Asha 205, as well as a new content-sharing feature that uses Bluetooth to send photos and videos almost instantaneously. The Asha 205 will be available as a dual SIM and single SIM device, with a full tactile QWERTY keyboard...
Nokia unveils the 206, Asha 205 and new 'Slam' content sharing service aimed at emerging markets
CHART OF THE DAY: U.S. Teens Want An iPhone For Their Next Smartphone

WSJ launches political show as newspapers double down on video

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Late this morning, the Wall Street Journal began streaming an interview with a haggard-looking David Axelrod to browsers and mobile devices across the land. The senior adviser to President Obama was appearing on the inaugural episode of “DC Bureau,” the latest addition to the Journal’s ever-expanding collection of live video...
WSJ launches political show as newspapers double down on video

Reputation Is Dead: It’s Time To Overlook Our Indiscretions

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Trying to control, or even manage, your online reputation is becoming increasingly difficult. And much like the fight by big labels against the illegal sharing of music, it will soon become pointless to even try. It’s time we all just give up on the small fights and become more accepting...
Reputation Is Dead: It’s Time To Overlook Our Indiscretions
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