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Want Help Offsetting Your Transport-Based Carbon Footprint? GiveO2 Is An App For That

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GiveO2 is an app that calculates your transport-related carbon footprint. The app uses your smartphone’s 3G or GPS connection to track your daily movements and spits out an answer, explaining in grave detail just how much you’re destroying the world. Until now, calculating the carbon footprint of your daily commute...
Want Help Offsetting Your Transport-Based Carbon Footprint? GiveO2 Is An App For That

Gadgets Week In Review: Window Walking

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Here are some stories from the past week on TechCrunch Gadgets: Windows 8: The Road Ahead LTE-Packing Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Hits VZW Shelves On March 1 Texas Instruments Announces New Partnerships For OMAP 5, But Wait…There’s More Wonder What Games Might Look Like On The New iPad? Check This...
Gadgets Week In Review: Window Walking

PandoMonthly New York with First Round Capital's Josh Kopelman, the full interview

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Wait, didn’t we just do one of these? Never mind. First Round Capital’s Josh Kopelman schlepped over from Philadelphia last night to join us for another sunless PandoMonthly New York. Kopelman, who wore his “Gangnam Style” suit from First Round Capital’s 2012 holiday video and suffered through our montage of...
PandoMonthly New York with First Round Capital's Josh Kopelman, the full interview

After A Month Of Stealthy Testing, Uber Officially Launches In Philadelphia

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It’s been just over a month since on-demand car service Uber announced that they had soft launched in Philadelphia, and as usual that time has been spent in quiet contemplation while they worked out the specifics like pricing and local fleet operations. Today, Uber officially exits their stealthy “research phase”...
After A Month Of Stealthy Testing, Uber Officially Launches In Philadelphia
In this university's laptop vending machine, the MacBooks are free

After Selling A Startup To Google For $81 Million, 26-Year-Old Nat Turner Now Wants To Solve Healthcare (GOOG)

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Nat Turner sold his ad tech company Invite Media to Google in 2010 for $81 million. This Friday, he's quitting Google to begin a new startup in health care. He just posted the news on his blog. In the post, he admits ad tech was never his true passion: When...
After Selling A Startup To Google For $81 Million, 26-Year-Old Nat Turner Now Wants To Solve Healthcare (GOOG)
East Coast Apple Stores prepare for Hurricane Sandy, cover devices in plastic

RockYou Acquires Social Game Company's Sweepstakes Platform

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Social game-maker RockYou has acquired Philadelphia-based Ryzing, creators of “Bingo by Ryzing” on Facebook. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. RockYou said it was interested in the company for its gaming platform, which allows players a chance to win prizes through sweepstakes drawings. Bingo by Ryzing draws more than 75,000...
RockYou Acquires Social Game Company's Sweepstakes Platform

Lokast P2P Mobile Media Service to Launch at SXSW

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NearVerse, a year-old startup from Philadelphia, plans to launch a new proximity-based media-sharing service called Lokast next month at SXSW in Austin. Lokast is to debut at some of the festivals’ music shows, with bands releasing exclusive content to the members of their audiences with iPhones. We haven’t had a...
Lokast P2P Mobile Media Service to Launch at SXSW

Walmart Gives Same-Day Delivery a Shot in Four Cities

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Amazon may believe same-day delivery can’t be done cost effectively, but that isn’t stopping Walmart from conducting tests this holiday season in a handful of markets. Walmart said this morning that has started offering customers the chance to buy and receive items on the same day for $10 in four...
Walmart Gives Same-Day Delivery a Shot in Four Cities
T-Mobile's iPhone-compatible HSPA+ network now covers 100 million people
Surprise! Announcing The TC Mini-Meet Up In Philadelphia On June 19

Sprint announces huge LTE expansion in 'coming months,' adds New York, Chicago and LA to the list

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Sprint's efforts to bring LTE to the masses have led to a large amount of frustration from the consumer base, but an announcement made by the carrier this morning shows that it's hard at work to rectify that. The Now Network is nearly ready to blanket up to 100...
Sprint announces huge LTE expansion in 'coming months,' adds New York, Chicago and LA to the list

ABC to Introduce "Live" TV for Apple's iDevices on Tuesday

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It's being reported today that ABC will be quietly revolutionizing its app for iPhones and iPads with a button called "live." Users around New York and Philadelphia will be able to live-stream all the programming from ABC's local stations there, the first time that any major broadcaster has turned on...
ABC to Introduce "Live" TV for Apple's iDevices on Tuesday

Disney's ABC to livestream all programming to iOS devices starting this week

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Big news from the New York Times this evening. ABC, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company,  will begin streaming live content to iOS devices later this week in Philadelphia and New York City using a new button on their app called ‘live’. Users will be able to live stream...
Disney's ABC to livestream all programming to iOS devices starting this week

Philadelphia's mating toads need our help!

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Philadelphia's mating toads need our help!

The bus rider who jams yappers' cell phones

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A man who regularly rides Philadelphia's buses, admits he jams all cell phones so that he can get peace and quiet on the ride. He claims he is talking the law into his own hands. [Read more]...
The bus rider who jams yappers' cell phones

The 404 1,242: Where we light up the Pong (podcast)

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Today we'll chronicle one video game professor's five-year journey to play a game of pong on the side of Philadelphia's 29-story Cira Centre skyscraper. Also, happy 404 day! [Read more]...
The 404 1,242: Where we light up the Pong (podcast)

The USB Typewriter Will Make You The Most Annoying Writer at the Coffee Shop [Video]

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Really pretty awesome. (Jack Zylkin/Etsy) We’re joking, of course, because the truth is engineer Jack Zylkin has done something very cool in marrying old tech with new in his USB Typewriter. Mr. Zylkin, 25, happened to an old typewriter on the curb and couldn’t resist messing with it. He took...
The USB Typewriter Will Make You The Most Annoying Writer at the Coffee Shop [Video]

Uber Feels The Brotherly Love, Begins Testing Its On-Demand Car Service In Philadelphia

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Well, it’s about time on-demand car service Uber landed around these parts. According to a new post on the company’s official blog, Uber has just soft-launched in Philadelphia and now has a small crew of their tell-tale black cars cruising around the city. And I do mean small — a...
Uber Feels The Brotherly Love, Begins Testing Its On-Demand Car Service In Philadelphia
Artists go after 'Harlem Shake' for unlicensed samples

ABC to stream live TV broadcasts to mobile apps this week

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Broadcaster ABC is said to be updating its iOS app to offer live streams of shows from local ABC stations later this week. New options for a "Live" button in the Watch ABC app for iPhone and iPad will mark it as the first major US broadcaster that provides live...
ABC to stream live TV broadcasts to mobile apps this week

Writing the U.S. Constitution (in Tweets)

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223 years ago today, the Constitutional Convention started meeting secretly in Philadelphia. Several months later, the meetings ended with the signing of the US Constitution. Starting today, the National Constitution Center will use Twitter to reenact the events of the Convention. You can follow @SecretDelegate, a mysterious insider, who will show...
Writing the U.S. Constitution (in Tweets)

Instagram Adds Photo Maps, To Save You From Infinite Scrolling Through Food Pics

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Instagram’s new look. (Photo: Instagram’s blog) Guess the tiny team at Instagram (still a mere 14 people) isn’t letting the legal maneuvering around their acquisition become a distraction. The company just released incarnation 3.0 of its mobile photo-sharing app. The crucial change: The addition of Photo Maps, a new feature that will allow users to...
Instagram Adds Photo Maps, To Save You From Infinite Scrolling Through Food Pics

Netflix viewing up 20% as people stay home to wait out Sandy

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East Coasters are apparently watching a lot of Netflix as they’re trying to wait out hurricane Sandy. A Netflix spokesperson just sent us the following stat: “We currently see about 20% more streaming compared to last Monday. A lot of it is coming from the East Coast with New York...
Netflix viewing up 20% as people stay home to wait out Sandy
NASA satellite captures stunning image of Hurricane Sandy ahead of US landfall

The Doors – Roadhouse Blues [Live In Philadelphia '70] (LP Version)

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The Doors – Roadhouse Blues [Live In Philadelphia '70] (LP Version)
TC Mini Meetup Philly: The Recap

Sqoot and the aftermath; how a small company has to weather their mistakes

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Yesterday we followed the unfortunate tale of Sqoot‘s ill-chosen wording on a web flyer for their API Jam. The company stood accused of sexism in front of the internet, it’s not an easy trial, even if it was in the wrong. Some felt that Sqoot was handed a raw deal...
Sqoot and the aftermath; how a small company has to weather their mistakes

Federal Donuts

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Doughnuts and fried chicken under one roof in Philadelphia....
Federal Donuts
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