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Enraged by abusive lawsuits, anonymous troll slayers fight back
Neurotrack nabs $90K for its tech that predicts the onset of Alzheimer's (exclusive)

Enterprise is sexy! 80% of tech startups likely to IPO are B2B

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The enterprise is red-hot now, but pragmatic investors have been quietly investing for decades. According to technology research firm CB Insights, these investors will reap the rewards in the next few years. The Tech IPO Pipeline report found that 80 percent of the technology companies that will file for an...
Enterprise is sexy! 80% of tech startups likely to IPO are B2B

Grafetee's Local Discovery And Bookmarking App Leaves Beta, Wants To Help Find Everything

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Grafetee (pronounced like graffiti, owing to its location-tagging nature) today announced that its app is coming out of beta after a three-month public testing period, and is expanding to cover a global footprint. The Finland and London-based startup provides map- and location-based exploration tools via mobile apps for iOS and...
Grafetee's Local Discovery And Bookmarking App Leaves Beta, Wants To Help Find Everything
LiquidPiston unveils its ultra efficient, small diesel engine

Disruptive, Defined: uBeam Lands $750K To Let You Charge Gadgets Without Plugs

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This is what we talk about when we talk about Disrupt. uBeam, a small startup founded by Meredith Perry, a 22-year-old new graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, has taken on $750,000 in seed funding to build out its technology for wirelessly charging electronic devices. uBeam’s investors include Founders Fund’s...
Disruptive, Defined: uBeam Lands $750K To Let You Charge Gadgets Without Plugs

In the platform wars, open is ultimately more valuable than closed, says Betaworks

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When it comes to the future of the web, there are a few incubator-style seed investors that are worth paying attention to, and New York-based Betaworks is likely at or near the top of that list — founder and CEO John Borthwick has been an early proponent of some of...
In the platform wars, open is ultimately more valuable than closed, says Betaworks
Following Tim Cook's announcement that Apple will bring Mac manufacturing to the U.S., Foxconn says it plans to expand U.S. operations

Report: 40 percent of mobile clicks are fraud or accidents

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Wonder why mobile monetization is still lagging as Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker helpfully pointed out earlier this year? Well, one reason may be that many of the clicks on mobile ads are useless, the product of an increasing amount of fraud as well as a lot of inadvertent actions,...
Report: 40 percent of mobile clicks are fraud or accidents

Clip from an illegally made movie about Iran's underground rock scene

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No One Knows About Persian Cats was filmed secretly, in just 17 days, in and around Tehran—where rocking out without government permission can earn you three months in prison. "After the 1979 revolution, almost all public places were closed down, so you had a lot of these kids who...
Clip from an illegally made movie about Iran's underground rock scene

Nintendo Wii U North American sales top 400K in first week

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Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says Wii U sales crested 400K units in its first week, according to internal sales data. That's just part of a 1.2 million hardware sales week that Nintendo's enjoyed across the past seven days -- which include the crucial Black Friday -- where...
Nintendo Wii U North American sales top 400K in first week
CrunchGov and the emergence of a tech-political ecosystem

U.S. Air Force plans to save $50M over 10 years by deploying iPads

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Just as the Defense Department granted iOS devices approval for use on military networks, TheStreet reports that the U.S. military plans on saving around $50 million through its purchase of iPads. The savings will mainly be due to the ability to cut weight on flights by replacing traditional flight...
U.S. Air Force plans to save $50M over 10 years by deploying iPads

In just 3 months, WIGS finds the ladies online

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One of web content’s greatest obstacles in the march to legitimacy is the fact that while some genres thrive, others struggle — especially dramas tailored to the over-25 set.  But with each year, we see new in-roads, and the success of WIGS this summer is  showing that with the right...
In just 3 months, WIGS finds the ladies online

What The Hell Is Project Management, Anyway?

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"Project management" can sound like everything and nothing all at once. We spoke with a project management pro to clarify what it really means to get people moving in the same direction.Project management seems like a classic chicken-and-egg career conundrum: How do you prove you’re adept at managing projects if...
What The Hell Is Project Management, Anyway?

Grammy Awards partner with CBS for digital experience

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In these heady two-or-three-screen days, the Grammy Awards has been a classic case study in how social media engagement can pay off ratings-wise. Viewership of the on-air broadcast have increased dramatically since 2009 in younger demographics, with no small amount of credit due to the increasingly elaborate digital campaigns implemented...
Grammy Awards partner with CBS for digital experience
Rackspace: In search of really huge accounts

Syria drops offline, again

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At about 2:45 Eastern time (18:45 UTC), Internet traffic in and out of Syria came to a sudden stop, as routers stopped propagating routes to the country's block of Internet Protocol addresses. The suddenness and completeness of the disconnection is indicative of another government-directed shutdown—the first since a two-day...
Syria drops offline, again

YesVideo Just Announced $5 Million in Funding Plus a New CEO and CTO

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YesVideo, a business that digitizes your old VHS tapes and puts them online, just announced $5 million in funding from Michael Chang and Andy Choi, founders of Greystripe, a mobile-ad network. Besides the influx of money the two provided, the pair were so inspired by the company they jumped on board...
YesVideo Just Announced $5 Million in Funding Plus a New CEO and CTO

MLB plans ad exchanges to target premium baseball fans

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Major League Baseball will start collecting more data about customers who visit its websites as part of a plan to create new premium categories for online advertisers and increase revenue from MLB’s media properties. MLB is also planning online ad exchanges in which brands can bid in real time to...
MLB plans ad exchanges to target premium baseball fans

Wikileaks Truck Owner Arrested For Photographing Police; Told It Was Because He Was 'A Dick'

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There's a guy in NY, Clark Stoekley, who apparently owns a white panel van that he's painted with the Wikileaks logo to raise awareness for the plight of Bradley Manning (though he has no other connection to Manning or Wikileaks). There's a lot more info on the truck on his...
Wikileaks Truck Owner Arrested For Photographing Police; Told It Was Because He Was 'A Dick'

Five Questions for Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers

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Today’s results from Cisco Systems came in almost exactly on target with the consensus of Wall Street analysts, which given how bad things were one and two years ago, amounts to progress. But after a major company-wide restructuring, and the divestiture of several non-core businesses, CEO John Chambers (pictured at...
Five Questions for Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers

Posh Hotel Booking Site Gives You The Star Treatment For Free

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Consumers are sick of shelling out for hotel amenities like snacks and decent-size rooms. They dropped an estimated $1.8 billion on hotel fees in 2011, and rates were expected to spike more than $100 per night this year, according to Consumer Reports.  But if a traveler prefers the posh digs...
Posh Hotel Booking Site Gives You The Star Treatment For Free

Ex-tech blogger's new venture hooks up startups on both sides of the Atlantic

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Looking to expand your tech startup overseas, but not sure where to start? Entrepreneur and former journalist Courtney Boyd Myers [above] has launched an agency, dubbed Audience.io, to help young businesses with their digital marketing efforts as they move across the pond. More specifically, Audience.io will provide strategy around...
Ex-tech blogger's new venture hooks up startups on both sides of the Atlantic

Foxconn Says Current Hiring Freeze Due to Strong Returning Workforce, Not Waning iPhone 5 Demand

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Financial Times reported earlier today that Foxconn has enacted a hiring freeze at most of its Chinese facilities due to reduced demand for the iPhone 5."Currently, none of the plants in mainland China have hiring plans," said Liu Kun, a company spokesman at Foxconn's largest manufacturing facility, in the southern...
Foxconn Says Current Hiring Freeze Due to Strong Returning Workforce, Not Waning iPhone 5 Demand

Email sender Sailthru gets $19M to expand custom content offerings

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Even as social media firms get all the hype, email remains big business. The latest proof of this is a major new investment in Sailthru, a start-up that helps media and e-commerce firms offer personalized email to their subscribers. On Monday, New York-based Sailthru announced $19 million in Series B...
Email sender Sailthru gets $19M to expand custom content offerings
"Hallucinating" a face, new software could have ID'd Boston bomber

Google donates patents to protect cloud software from lawsuits

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Google has announced a “patent pledge” that it hopes will shield cloud software and big data developers from the type of litigation that has engulfed the mobile phone industry. The pledge, which is like a non-aggression pact, covers ten patents related to Google’s MapReduce technology. The pledge, which Google announced on...
Google donates patents to protect cloud software from lawsuits

Google Hiring Data Reveals Two Things Women Can Do To Get Hired And Promoted More (GOOG)

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Google has launched an effort to make sure it hires and promotes enough women, reports the New York Times's Claire Cain Miller. Because its Google, the company's first step was to analyze data about its own HR practices. The NYT reports: Google's data-filled spreadsheets showed that some women who applied...
Google Hiring Data Reveals Two Things Women Can Do To Get Hired And Promoted More (GOOG)

Airbnb for Dogs DogVacay Adds $6M to Take a Bite Out of Sharing Economy

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The sharing economy trend continues with the “Airbnb for Dogs,” Santa Monica-based DogVacay, which helps dog owners to find a home for their pets while they’re away. The company announced today that it has secured $6 million in Series A funding from Benchmark Capital. BetaKit also covered the startup...
Airbnb for Dogs DogVacay Adds $6M to Take a Bite Out of Sharing Economy
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