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Help a Startup Out: A Craigslist for Startups

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Startups may need help recruiting online just like more traditional companies, but when it comes to also finding advice, getting feedback or seeking early partnerships, it's not easy to meet these needs in one handy location. Chris McCann and Brendan McManus, the co-founders behind the Startup Digest email event newsletter,...
Help a Startup Out: A Craigslist for Startups

'Handy' Smartphone rental service officially launches in Hong Kong with unlimited 3G data and calls

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I’m sure many of us lost hours of previous vacation time wandering the streets of an unfamiliar city wishing we had a smartphone with ready access to the Internet. There’s good news for travelers who are headed to Hong Kong: Handy,  a new smartphone rental service, has officially launched in the city, offering unlimited...
'Handy' Smartphone rental service officially launches in Hong Kong with unlimited 3G data and calls

AOL's Hyperlocal Effort Patch Misses $40M-50M Sales Target, Partly Because Of Sandy, Still Aiming For Profitability In 2013

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AOL’s Q4 earnings today saw that company (which owns TechCrunch) finally make a turnaround, after 8 years of decline, into revenue growth, with overall sales of $599.5 million. But there are still a lot of areas that are seeing flat or declining revenues, and some that are loss-making: among those...
AOL's Hyperlocal Effort Patch Misses $40M-50M Sales Target, Partly Because Of Sandy, Still Aiming For Profitability In 2013

Time Warner Cable to Sell Its Clearwire Stake

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Time Warner Cable Inc. is planning to sell its entire 7.8 percent stake in struggling mobile-broadband provider Clearwire Corp. The cable company notified other major Clearwire investors, which have an option to buy part or all of the stake, of the move and disclosed its intention in a regulatory filing...
Time Warner Cable to Sell Its Clearwire Stake

iOS reading platform Readmill partners with digital marketplace Gumroad

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Readmill, a Berlin-based startup that offers e-reading apps for iOS, has partnered with digital marketplace Gumroad to let authors sell ebooks directly through the site. The company also announced partnerships with Faber Factory and Firsty Group, which provide services for independent publishers. Gumroad was founded by former Pinterest designer Sahil...
iOS reading platform Readmill partners with digital marketplace Gumroad

Twitter and Foursquare Attempt to Ruin Movie Going with Pre-Show Ad Partnership

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It would be neat to read Twitter on that. (Photo: Hashgram) The movies are no longer our one place of reprieve from social media. Twitter and Foursquare both announced partnerships yesterday with National CineMedia, a company that creates those annoying pre-show ads, to integrate the two sites into your movie viewing experience....
Twitter and Foursquare Attempt to Ruin Movie Going with Pre-Show Ad Partnership

Former iAd exec Lars Albright on why his new company beats Apple’s ad platform

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Last year there were reports that former director of publisher partnerships at Apple’s iAd business and co-founder of Quattro Wireless (which Apple acquired in 2009 for $275m) was leaving to start a new reward-based ad company called SessionM. Lars Albright is one of many iAd execs that have recently left...
Former iAd exec Lars Albright on why his new company beats Apple’s ad platform

Apple TV launches in India for Rs. 7,900

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Almost a year after the device launched in the U.S., Apple has brought its newest Apple TV to India, and the company is currently looking to develop partnerships to stream content directly to TVs through the device....
Apple TV launches in India for Rs. 7,900
Foursquare expands 'Specials' discounts to Visa and MasterCard cardholders

Facebook Now Helps Advertisers Target Soda-Drinkers, Car-Buyers

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The social giant is partnering with companies that collect purchase data to help advertisers hyper-target their ads to specific audiences. Facebook has partnered with purchase-data providers Datalogix, Epsilon, Acxiom, and BlueKai to provide its advertisers with better custom data about specific demographics, such as "car buyers" or "soda drinkers."...
Facebook Now Helps Advertisers Target Soda-Drinkers, Car-Buyers

Microsoft now provides developers with crash reports for apps that are rejected from its Windows Store

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Microsoft has taken a logical step towards helping developers build apps and content for its Windows 8 but introducing crash reports for submitted apps that fall short of the required standard and stability. “Most commonly, an app fails certification because it crashed or didn’t respond during the certification process,” Microsoft...
Microsoft now provides developers with crash reports for apps that are rejected from its Windows Store
Live streaming service Twitch expands its reach with EA and Sony partnerships

Driven by developing countries, Wikipedia passes 3bn monthly mobile page views, aims for 4bn by June

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For better or worse, Wikipedia has become one of the top go-to Web destinations for those looking for information on, well, just about anything. And it almost certainly had a part to play in the demise of the printed version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica too. So it probably will come...
Driven by developing countries, Wikipedia passes 3bn monthly mobile page views, aims for 4bn by June

Why Apple wants to build its own mapping service: It’s all in the usage stats

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If recent reports are to be believed, Apple is on the verge of releasing its own 3D mapping service, effectively replacing Google Maps on the iPhone. There appear to be many reasons why Apple is launching its new service - disassociating itself with its smartphone rival, possible launch of new location-based features,...
Why Apple wants to build its own mapping service: It’s all in the usage stats

Amazon To Launch In India As Junglee.com

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MediaNama has learned from multiple, reliable sources that Amazon is launching in India as Junglee.com. At the time of writing this report, Junglee.com doesn’t load, but sources in at least two Amazon partners have confirmed the development. The company, as we had reported in November, is expected to launch a marketplace,...
Amazon To Launch In India As Junglee.com

Can Twitter elevate the "second screen" with live video?

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In what would be an inevitable push for the company building toward a TV-centric future, Twitter is reportedly in talks to add live video to its platform through deals with Viacom and NBC, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Such a move would make perfect sense considering Twitter’s current trajectory, as the company...
Can Twitter elevate the "second screen" with live video?

PeerIndex Hires Former Klout VP To Scale Up, And Cash In On Influencer Boom

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PeerIndex, the Klout-like influencer ranking startup which this year picked up a $3 Million Series A round, is beefing up its team and scaling up operations. Specifically, it’s hired Garth Holsinger, Klout’s ex-VP of Sales and Business Development, to help accelerate their marketing and partnerships. This makes for a significant...
PeerIndex Hires Former Klout VP To Scale Up, And Cash In On Influencer Boom

ParkMe's Android app officially launched, does everything but the maneuver

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Finding a spot to stash your whip, especially in unfamiliar territory, can be a chore, so you might want to employ ParkMe to do the finding for you. The service -- which has been available on iOS and via the web for a while -- has now officially debuted...
ParkMe's Android app officially launched, does everything but the maneuver

Facebook says over 5 billion songs shared and talks frictionless sharing

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I would wager many of us have friends on Facebook listen to a lot of music, and the links to that music are shared on the social network for you and others to listen along. It hasn’t even been six months yet since Facebook launched music sharing, and already a...
Facebook says over 5 billion songs shared and talks frictionless sharing

Square Hires Former Obama Cabinet Member Demetrios Marantis

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Commerce startup Square landed another key hire Wednesday, tapping Demetrios J. Marantis to oversee its international and regulatory policy. Marantis, a former member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet served as the country’s top trade official before making the leap to Square, so he’s particularly well suited for the job of...
Square Hires Former Obama Cabinet Member Demetrios Marantis

JOB OF THE WEEK: Director, Digital Advertising Sales & Partnerships

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Check out the Business Insider Jobs section >> As part of our new partnership with SimplyHired.com, each week we'll feature one of the awesome jobs advertised on the Business Insider jobs board. Director, Digital Advertising Sales & Partnerships Care2 New York, NY Why it’s cool: Care2 is a large healthy living, lifestyle...
JOB OF THE WEEK: Director, Digital Advertising Sales & Partnerships
Olympus considering potential partnerships with Sony and Fujifilm, among others

The Engadget interview: AT&T's Glenn Lurie talks Digital Life at CTIA 2012 (video)

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We had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Glenn Lurie -- president of emerging enterprises and partnerships -- about AT&T's Digital Life product which was recently announced and then launched today at CTIA 2012 here in New Orleans. Our takeaway? AT&T wants to tag everything in your...
The Engadget interview: AT&T's Glenn Lurie talks Digital Life at CTIA 2012 (video)
Twitter might be making TV deals with Viacom & Comcast

Check out these smartphones: Underwater for over 90 minutes and still working [Video]

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The Next Web is out and about at Mobile World Congress this week, and at the Showstoppers event tonight we met some of the tech companies looking to make a name for themselves at this year’s flagship mobile industry event in Barcelona. One of these companies was HzO, which was...
Check out these smartphones: Underwater for over 90 minutes and still working [Video]

IBM Labs pitches the future of augmented reality shopping with mobile app prototype

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From the same company that brought you the ThinkPad and the tank of a keyboard known as the Model M, today IBM is demonstrating its latest consumer development: a mobile shopping app. As odd as that sounds, it's no secret that Big Blue employees some rather brilliant folk, and...
IBM Labs pitches the future of augmented reality shopping with mobile app prototype

Vodafone CEO Leaves Options Open on Verizon

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Vittorio Colao, chief executive of Vodafone Group, left the door open to the possibility of a near-term deal that would change the ownership of one of the most closely watched partnerships in the telecom industry: Mobile-phone giant Verizon Wireless. Asked in an interview whether the ownership of U.S.-based Verizon Wireless...
Vodafone CEO Leaves Options Open on Verizon

Editorial: Windows Phone 8 looks good, but can it uproot those entrenched in other ecosystems?

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At the tail end of Microsoft's marathon Windows Phone Summit keynote, the company's own Kevin Gallo said the following: "Everyone in the Windows ecosystem benefits." He was waxing poetic about the myriad new features coming to the outfit's latest and greatest mobile operating system, and nothing about his quote...
Editorial: Windows Phone 8 looks good, but can it uproot those entrenched in other ecosystems?

Why Nokia Is Calling "Here" Here, The Curious Rebranding Of Their Maps Product

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As Nokia tries to separate out its mapping business and make it a standalone entity earning more than 1 billion euros per year, it has stripped its name entirely out of the unit. This past week, the company said it would take its name out of all navigation products and...
Why Nokia Is Calling "Here" Here, The Curious Rebranding Of Their Maps Product

Gamification Platform Beintoo Secures $5 Million In Series A Funding

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Beintoo, which has a loyalty rewards and monetization platform for mobile games, apps, and sites, has secured $5 million in Series A funding led by Italian VC firm Innogest Capital. The startup won the startup competition at Le Web in Paris last year. Beintoohas managed to get itself onto –...
Gamification Platform Beintoo Secures $5 Million In Series A Funding
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