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Because dating sites suck, this startup finds you love like in that movie Hitch

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I kind of have it out for dating sites. I absolutely love the idea of different people connecting from across the globe for friendship and even relationships, but in actuality, the typical online dating experience has yet to become as elegant and immersive as it could be. Of course there...
Because dating sites suck, this startup finds you love like in that movie Hitch

Where's My Billion Dollar Check, I Wonder

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When a blockbuster deal happens, a lot of people get excited. The press is all over it, money comes pouring into startups in search of the next one, people quit jobs and school to get in the game. It's a gold rush. But there's another reaction that I have heard...
Where's My Billion Dollar Check, I Wonder

Memrise: Fresh content and $1 million in the bank to change how the world learns

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When I first met the Memrise team a few months ago in Boston, the site was just getting started and the dreams were big. Fast forward 8 months and my how things have changed. The site, which aims to facilitate easier methods to learn everything from languages to constellations of...
Memrise: Fresh content and $1 million in the bank to change how the world learns

TinyVox & the End of Voicemail

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Last week, I got a kind of tweet I hadn't seen before. It was an audio-tweet from TinyVox, an app for iOS and Android that lets users send voice messages to anyone on the Web or just keep them as memos. That doesn't sound like a new idea, but that's...
TinyVox & the End of Voicemail

Euro SaaS Startups Rejoice – Notion Capital Closes $100m For Its 2nd Fund

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We’ve seen the rise of new kinds of VC funds in Europe recently, mostly notably Passion Capital’s $60m last year and the new fund just raised by Earlybird in Berlin, among others. These new kinds of funds are more fleet of foot, reaching into the hot early stage sector right...
Euro SaaS Startups Rejoice – Notion Capital Closes $100m For Its 2nd Fund
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison buys small Hawaiian island, reportedly for $500-$600 million

If you like animated GIF-loops, check out Loopc.am’s freshly updated iPhone app

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A major update of GIF-sharing service Loopc.am has been released in the App Store this morning which introduces a new solution for Tumblr integration. Short loops are animated directly on a Tumblr user’s dashboard as long as they are less than the 1mb limit. In addition, there is improved Facebook...
If you like animated GIF-loops, check out Loopc.am’s freshly updated iPhone app

The art of important work, of making a ruckus and of inventing the future

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Entrepreneurs teach VCs, not the other way around. And I was lucky early in my career to back Seth Godin, who taught me a lot. When I met Seth, he was writing books and building a web company. I backed that web company, Yoyodyne, which exited to Yahoo! a few...
The art of important work, of making a ruckus and of inventing the future

Kickstart A Needy Kid’s Education With Conway-Backed Wishbone.org

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It’s too common a story: smart, low-income kid can’t find their academic passion, so they drop out of school. But now you can rewrite this tragic tale with the help of Wishbone.org, a philanthropy website launching today where you can crowdfund high-potential youngsters so they can afford inspiring after- and...
Kickstart A Needy Kid’s Education With Conway-Backed Wishbone.org

A Lawyer Who Is Also A Photographer Just Deleted All Her Pinterest Boards Out Of Fear

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A woman named Kristen decided to look into the legality of Pinterest.  After all, she's a lawyer with a passion for photography. What she found scared her so much, she shut down her Pinterest boards entirely. Kristen's investigation began after she saw photographers complaining about copyright violations on Facebook. ...
A Lawyer Who Is Also A Photographer Just Deleted All Her Pinterest Boards Out Of Fear

Websites Have to Get Better

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As Anil Dash pointed out this weekend, arguments about the ethics and functionality of save-for-later apps like Instapaper and Readability have reached the same fever pitch as Blogger-vs.-WordPress-vs.-Tumblr had a few years ago. It's a matter of passion and honor (and name-calling) for industry leaders, but users just go on...
Websites Have to Get Better

Does Every Startup Need a Slogan?

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You’ve got a great name for your startup. What’s next? Before you design your logo, website and other marketing materials, it’s time to create a company slogan or tagline. Like Apple’s “Think Different” or Nike’s “Just Do It,” a great slogan inspires, motivates, informs and persuades. So how do...
Does Every Startup Need a Slogan?

Groupon acquires Breadcrumb in an effort to better connect with local restaurants

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Groupon has just announced on its company blog that it has acquired Breadcrumb, a fully featured hospitality point of sale for restaurants. The company has, as of late, been struggling to keep its head over water, and so this acquisition is likely for one specific purpose: to connect the company deeply...
Groupon acquires Breadcrumb in an effort to better connect with local restaurants

Hustle: FB Real-Time Insights API Goes Live, 5 Days Later EdgeRank Checker Has Built A Tool

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Facebook quietly released an API for its new real-time Insights last week that lets developers build tools that allows companies to track news feed post performance, virality, and negative feedback. Just five days later, EdgeRank Checker has just released a dashboard for monitoring this data so clients can publish the...
Hustle: FB Real-Time Insights API Goes Live, 5 Days Later EdgeRank Checker Has Built A Tool

Dan Snow says apps can 'radically change the way we work in schools'

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TV historian's timeline-based second world war iPad app reflects his passion for interactive media"I can only assure you, I have all the zealoutry and passion of a convert," says Dan Snow over a crackly telephone line from Rome, where the TV historian is filming his next series. The passion, in...
Dan Snow says apps can 'radically change the way we work in schools'

Daily Deals Aggregator Frugalo Acquired By TwitVid (But No, It’s Not Getting Into Deals)

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Frugalo, a daily deals aggregation platform that emerged from AngelPad’s third group of startups last fall, is being acquired by social video site TwitVid. As you may have guessed, the move was more about bringing Frugalo’s founders on board than it was an indication that TwitVid is now interested in the...
Daily Deals Aggregator Frugalo Acquired By TwitVid (But No, It’s Not Getting Into Deals)
Without ads, Android apps could be more than twice as power efficient

VIDEO: Beating the traffic with an app

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An app that helps people beat traffic jams in Singapore illustrates the growing passion in Asia for developing these digital tools...
VIDEO: Beating the traffic with an app

Goodbye @CBM, you’ll be missed.

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Today we’re saying goodbye to one of the family, Courtney Boyd Myers. Courtney joined us just under two years ago as our East Coast Editor. Her mission was simple: share New York’s finest startups, tech news and entrepreneurs with the world. And boy did she ever… It was on a...
Goodbye @CBM, you’ll be missed.

TypoFlat offers loads of wild vector typefaces that you can download for free

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Nearly every designer shares a strong love for typography. Many will never become type designers, or even dedicated typographers, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a designer that didn’t lust after the details of gorgeous type treatments, display and text fonts. Out of every genre hidden in the depths of...
TypoFlat offers loads of wild vector typefaces that you can download for free

Pinning for a cause: how one user makes money from Pinterest, and why she’s giving it away

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It would seem that just about everyone is coming up with ways to monetize Pinterest, except for Pinterest itself. At least that’s what they would have us believe. Apart from the news emerging that the site was ‘testing’ one model with affiliate links provider, Skimlinks, Pinterest itself has kept very quiet. That...
Pinning for a cause: how one user makes money from Pinterest, and why she’s giving it away

The Next Web is looking for 2 interns

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You know the deal — You can get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job. That’s the way things go these days, right? We’ve all been there, and it sucks. So here’s an offer just for you: The Next Web is on the hunt for...
The Next Web is looking for 2 interns

Simple arrives in the App Store and is ready to replace your bank

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Simple, the startup that replaces your bank, but isn’t a bank, has just released its first app. From the announcement: We’re excited to announce that Simple is now available in the Apple App Store. If you’ve already replaced your bank with Simple, you can download the app and sign in today. If you’re...
Simple arrives in the App Store and is ready to replace your bank

The Next Web is Hiring a Tech Writer in San Francisco

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We’re looking for a full time (maybe PT if necessary) San-Francisco based tech writer. You need to be incredibly passionate about technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship and Internet culture. You’ll be keen to immerse yourself in the SF technology scene – or indeed already be part of it. You’ll enjoy chasing up...
The Next Web is Hiring a Tech Writer in San Francisco

Hamish McKenzie Joins the PandoDaily Team!

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I’ve been remiss in announcing some exiting news for us today: Hamish McKenzie has joined the Pando team as a full-time reporter. Hamish contributed this excellent guest post two weeks ago, and we were all blown away by the writing and analysis. He asked if we ever paid regular freelancers,...
Hamish McKenzie Joins the PandoDaily Team!
Amazon's Jeff Bezos finds Apollo 11's rockets, plans to bring them out of the ocean

Piracy, Android outliers, photography, and more from The Verge Forums

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The Verge is home to a set of discussion forums and a community whose insight, passion, and knowledge blows us away daily. Check out this small sampling of what's happening right now: Gandreae tackles the Android fragmentation problem with a unique solution: stop calling "outlier" Android devices Android devices....
Piracy, Android outliers, photography, and more from The Verge Forums

Learning independence with Google Search features

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Searches can become stories. Some are inspiring, some change the way we see the world and some just put a smile on our face. This is a story of how people can use Google to do something extraordinary. If you have a story, share it. - Ed. We all have...
Learning independence with Google Search features

This Day-Old Startup Has The Best Ecommerce And Monetization Solution For Pinterest We've Seen Yet

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Every startup on the planet is trying to turn Pinterest into an ecommerce site. PinShoppr soft launched today, and it's the best solution we've seen yet. PinShopper pulls in the top pins on Pinterest and cross references them against more than 250 legitimate ecommerce sites. It never refers you to...
This Day-Old Startup Has The Best Ecommerce And Monetization Solution For Pinterest We've Seen Yet

Steve Keil – “We aren’t people, we are resources” – Keynote from #TNW2012

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Steve Keil is described on his TED profile as “an entrepreneur whose passion is to create companies in which people are inspired to make their mark”. Why then would he say that we’re no longer people, but rather we are resources? Take 32 minutes of your day to watch this...
Steve Keil – “We aren’t people, we are resources” – Keynote from #TNW2012
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