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Tudo Bem? Disrupt SF to Feature Both Israeli AND Brazilian Pavilions, Vamos?!

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It was at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco in 2011 where a fine tradition began, namely, the Israeli Pavilion. No less than 20 early-stage Israeli startups flew-in from Israel to demo and network themselves to the bone for three non-stop days. The inaugural Pavilion was such a success, we decided to...
Tudo Bem? Disrupt SF to Feature Both Israeli AND Brazilian Pavilions, Vamos?!

Orchestrate.io Closes $3 Million Seed Round

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API service startup Orchestrate.io announced Tuesday it had closed a $3 million seed investment round. The round was led by True Ventures, with participation from Frontline Ventures and Resonant Venture Partners. The funds will be used for hiring, as well as for expanding infrastructure to work with multiple partners across...
Orchestrate.io Closes $3 Million Seed Round

ClickTale Raises $17M For Its In-Page Analytics

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ClickTale, a company that helps businesses understand what visitors are actually doing on their websites, just announced that it has raised $17 million in Series B funding. The company tries to go beyond the standard information revealed by most other analytics services, offering things like recordings of visitor sessions, heat...
ClickTale Raises $17M For Its In-Page Analytics

Gravity Raises $10.6M For Content Personalization And Marketing, Round Led by GRP Partners

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Gravity, the content personalization startup founded by a team of former MySpace executives, just announced that it has raised $10.6 million in Series B funding. When Gravity launched in 2009, it offered some content recommendation products for consumers, but its real goal was to offer its “interest graph” technology to...
Gravity Raises $10.6M For Content Personalization And Marketing, Round Led by GRP Partners

Just In Time For SXSW, Getaround Car Rental Marketplace Launches In Austin

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Getaround, a car rental community that only launched in May 2011 and subsequently won TC Disrupt NY, is ready to get you where you need to be in time for SXSW. The app that lets you rent a car by the hour, day or week, and comes fully loaded with...
Just In Time For SXSW, Getaround Car Rental Marketplace Launches In Austin

Japanese translation service Gengo gets $12M from Intel Capital

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Gengo, a Tokyo-based startup specializing in people-powered translation, has just taken its second round of institutional funding. The deal, which totals $12 million, was led by Intel Capital with participation from previous investor Atomico as well as new investors Iris Capital, Infocomm (Singapore), NTT-IP (Japan), and STCV (Saudi Arabia)....
Japanese translation service Gengo gets $12M from Intel Capital

Datadog secures $6.2m in funding from Index Ventures and RTP Ventures

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IT monitoring platform Datadog has announced a $6.2 million Series A investment round co-led by Index Ventures and RTP Ventures. Founded in 2010, Datadog plans to use the funding to scale its operations and live up to the expectations of its growing enterprise customer base. New York-based Datadog has built...
Datadog secures $6.2m in funding from Index Ventures and RTP Ventures

10 ideas from the Guardian’s editor in chief Alan Rusbridger on open journalism

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During the Guardian Open Weekend that took place a couple days ago, its Editor in Chief Alan Rusbridger was asked if the newspaper had “rules” for open journalism. Rather than answering in private, he did what any ‘open journalist’ would do – and used its Twitter account to share ten very interesting ideas (“not...
10 ideas from the Guardian’s editor in chief Alan Rusbridger on open journalism

Going Beyond Pinterest: 500 Startups And Others Back Visual Advertising Platform Reachli

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Visual content marketing service Reachli (formerly Pinerly), has raised a seed round from 500 Startups, PNP Venture Capital, Zelkova Ventures (Early Klout, Fab investors), Philquo Ventures (Fab investor), GVA ventures, and angel investors including William Lohse (invested in Pinterest’s first round), Howard Love (CEO Lovetoknow.com), Saeed Amidi (Plug and Play founder), plus a few others from the...
Going Beyond Pinterest: 500 Startups And Others Back Visual Advertising Platform Reachli

U.S. Seeks $1 Billion in LCD Case

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The U.S. Justice Department is seeking a $1 billion criminal fine on Taiwan's AU Optronics for its participation in a scheme to fix prices on liquid-crystal-display panels....
U.S. Seeks $1 Billion in LCD Case
Xbox Live members say Obama won second debate
White House Removes Petition for State Pokemon Because Seriously, This Is Getting Old

Authorities bust global credit card fraud network

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A global credit card fraud network was shut down on Thursday as the result of an international police operation called "Pandora-Storm" that saw the participation of 20 law enforcement agencies from Europe, America and Australia, Europol announced,...
Authorities bust global credit card fraud network

AngelList's 'Invest' service helped Distil Networks add $200k to its $1.8m round in less than a week

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Distil Networks closed a $1.8 million seed round of funding in January. It was raised over time, with participation from TechStars, and ff Venture Capital. Then the company raised another $200,000, this time not from names that you can recognize, but instead form a group of individual – don’t call...
AngelList's 'Invest' service helped Distil Networks add $200k to its $1.8m round in less than a week

Amazon Kindle Owners’ Lending Library tops 100,000 titles

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Amazon.com has expanded to more than 100,000 titles the library of e-books available for borrowing at no extra charge by Amazon Kindle owners who subscribe to the company’s Amazon Prime subscription service. The new total, announced in a news release this morning, represents a significant jump from the 5,000 titles...
Amazon Kindle Owners’ Lending Library tops 100,000 titles

Video recommendation engine Taboola raises $15M in fourth funding round

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Taboola, a video recommendation engine that’s used by sites like CNN and Bloomberg, has raised $15 million in its fourth funding round, bringing the company’s total funding to $40 million. The round was led by Israeli VC firm Pitango and included participation from previous investors Evergreen Venture Partners, WGI Group...
Video recommendation engine Taboola raises $15M in fourth funding round

Apple working to "refresh" the green PC standards it dropped

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Participation in key IEEE study groups preceded San Francisco's decision to stop buying Macs FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) decision to withdraw its entire product line -- including 39 green-certified desktops, notebooks and monitors -- from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool program has finally created a kerfuffle serious enough to stir the...
Apple working to "refresh" the green PC standards it dropped
Lexus highlights autonomous, "perceiving" car to reduce on-road fatalities

The Final Tally: More Than 1100 Cities Apply For Google’s Fiber Network

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Yesterday, Google product manager posted a blog post stating that 600 communities applied to be a guinea pig for the search giants experimental fiber network. And 190,000 individuals wrote letters of support for their communities to be chosen. But the post was written with 5 hours until the deadline,...
The Final Tally: More Than 1100 Cities Apply For Google’s Fiber Network

Google targets $20 billion local TV ad market

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Google, which is already making a play for the TV dollars spent by big national brands with investments into what it calls premium video, is now targeting small- and medium-sized video advertisers, too. It’s adapting its popular do-it-yourself AdWords  platform to video ads made for its YouTube video portal. Google...
Google targets $20 billion local TV ad market

Facebook will take away users' right to vote on policy - unless they vote for it

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Site rules mean 30% of users must vote against change to governance policy if the right to do so is to remainThe right to vote appears to be about to be taken away - on Facebook, at least. Users have until 10 December to decide whether future policy changes should...
Facebook will take away users' right to vote on policy - unless they vote for it

Mightybell continues push into creative spaces, adjusts features based on users, lots more on the way

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Mightybell launched in 2011 with the ambitious aim of creating user-generated pages full of useful content that could be shared by individuals, and grow with user participation. Mightybell at the time also touted ideas like guides creators could sell, item lists that would be monetized, analytics and more. However, nearly...
Mightybell continues push into creative spaces, adjusts features based on users, lots more on the way

Google's Nikesh Arora: 'We Found Our Model' For YouTube

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Google SVP and chief business officer Nikesh Arora touted growth at YouTube on the company’s earnings call today, saying that the company had finally found a business model for the giant video site. Without giving firm numbers, Arora said the site had come a long way since 2007, when some...
Google's Nikesh Arora: 'We Found Our Model' For YouTube

Facebook gets out the vote, this time with mobile prompts and a real-time map

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Once again, Facebook is prompting users to share that they voted, though this year the social network has introduced a mobile component and a real-time map of voters. Most voting-age Facebook users in the U.S. were met with a module atop their News Feed highlighting friends who have voted and...
Facebook gets out the vote, this time with mobile prompts and a real-time map

Apple's Green Flub Adds to Its Checkered Record

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A misstep this week in regard to EPEAT participation reminds that Apple and environmentalists have clashed many times....
Apple's Green Flub Adds to Its Checkered Record

With KDP Select, Amazon Gains Authors' Exclusivity—Cheap

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Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) released some select Kindle Owners’ Lending Library numbers today, aiming to position its KDP Select program as a good deal for self-published authors. The program is indeed a good deal for some self-published authors. But it is also a good deal for Amazon. The Kindle Owners’...
With KDP Select, Amazon Gains Authors' Exclusivity—Cheap

Visibility : Proof of Concept or Request

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My posts of late have been on the DIY meme, which is possible now that we have enabling social tools. These grassroots tools empower you to achieve part of your vision, and hopefully your visibility will lead to others helping you finalise it. I’m hoping that my current project I’m...
Visibility : Proof of Concept or Request

Apple TV vs. the new Apple TV (2012): what's changed?

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The Apple TV might still be a hobby, and thus not the main event at Tim Cook's Apple presentation today, but Apple's participation in the living room has had its fair share of rumors, speculation and dreams. The fact that the new user experience of Apple's latest set-top box...
Apple TV vs. the new Apple TV (2012): what's changed?
Marketing analytics startup Adometry lands $8M from Shasta Ventures

US Wants WIPO To Host IP Maximalist Agenda Day; Public Interest Groups Not Invited

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We've already written about how WIPO caved to US pressure (along with a few other countries) in delaying a decision on whether or not the Pirate Parties International group can act as an observer at WIPO meetings. However, in the KEI report that revealed that decision, there was also a...
US Wants WIPO To Host IP Maximalist Agenda Day; Public Interest Groups Not Invited
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