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Now anyone in the UK can be an early stage startup investor as Seedrs launches

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Crowdsourced investing has arrived in the UK after Seedrs officially opened the doors of its alternative funding platform in the country today, mobilising a potential army of armchair investors for promising young firms. Seedrs, which won the startup competition at the London Web Summit in March, lets investors to put...
Now anyone in the UK can be an early stage startup investor as Seedrs launches

New iPhone, iPad and Android Apps for February 2012

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As smartphones and tablets end up in the hands of more people, the volume of apps continues to rise exponentially. We noted that January had the highest download rate of the top 200 iOS apps from the Apple App Store than any month previous. February will likely break that record...
New iPhone, iPad and Android Apps for February 2012

Marketing Biz: Twitter's Pitch, Vevo's Warning & Bitly's Disrespect

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This week in marketing felt a bit like a lesson in evolutionary biology. Things are changing fast. The lion is chasing down the ailing antelope on the digital plain. The big are swallowing up the small. Digital creatures flash their bright colors to ward off predators. And everyone wants to...
Marketing Biz: Twitter's Pitch, Vevo's Warning & Bitly's Disrespect

Google Glass easter egg reveals the team that built it

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Google has a long history of doling out easter eggs to amuse and delight the public, so naturally it decided to sneak one in the Explorer Edition of Glass as well. New Glass Explorer Jay Lee discovered that when you select View Licenses under Settings and Device Info, then...
Google Glass easter egg reveals the team that built it

Google Apps Debuts Archiving And Records Management System For Businesses, Vault

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For a company facing litigation or even strict compliance guidelines; saving and organizing online records can be a challenging task. Today, Google is debuting a new archiving, records management and eDiscovery solution for Google Apps for businesses called Vault. Google Apps Vault, which is priced at $5 per user per...
Google Apps Debuts Archiving And Records Management System For Businesses, Vault
With New Sign In Feature, Google Plus Makes Its Developer Pitch

Exceptional Buys Ranger To Give Monitoring Shot In The Arm To Its 'DevOps' Platform

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Some consolidation in the error tracking/monitoring space: Exceptional, the error-tracking service for cloud developers, has announced the acquisition of the Ranger monitoring service to extend the U.S. company’s ‘DevOps’ platform. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although Exceptional CEO, Jonathan Siegel, tells me it’s a “solid six-figure purchase”, and covers...
Exceptional Buys Ranger To Give Monitoring Shot In The Arm To Its 'DevOps' Platform

The Problem with Spray-and-Pray Software Salespeople: Homework

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I’ve long been a believer that all the talk that software is now “bought” and not “sold” is wishful thinking. Other than Atlassian, most software companies eventually have to hire sales people if they want to build a real business. (We discussed this with the top management of Atlassian,...
The Problem with Spray-and-Pray Software Salespeople: Homework

Startups: Time For Another One-Sentence Pitch Competition With The Founder Institute

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Last December, TechCrunch worked with Adeo Ressi from The Founder Institute to host a competition for one-sentence pitches. It’s been a few months — so we’re doing it again. Distilling your startup idea into a single sentence can be a big challenge, but it’s crucial for communicating what you’re doing...
Startups: Time For Another One-Sentence Pitch Competition With The Founder Institute

This Handy Vibrator Is a Great Place to Store Your Pitch Decks

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(Photo: Crave) USB drives, it seems, are never around when you need them. Not only that, they’re frequently boring looking, amounting to barely more than little pieces of plastic and metal painted monochrome colors. It’s time to disrupt USB drives, don’t you think? Michael Topolovac, cofounder of Crave, certainly does, and...
This Handy Vibrator Is a Great Place to Store Your Pitch Decks
Chicago Meetup: Startup Sails Are Full In The Windy City
The three P's of a pivot

Rugby analytics: mining hidden insights from Six Nations performance data

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Statistics are now ubiquitous in baseball and increasingly so football, but the 2013 Six Nations sees rugby join the revolutionStatistics' courtship of sport has been lengthy and at times painful to watch, but the 21st Century has seen a breakthrough, and it's now almost impossible to watch any top level...
Rugby analytics: mining hidden insights from Six Nations performance data

Will Pitching Guest Posts Be The Death of Marketers?

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Nothing kills my link building buzz more than receiving this email after (what I consider) a top-notch pitch: I don’t know the exact moment when marketers started getting this bad reputation, but I’m seeing it a lot. Frankly, if you’re getting good content or getting more value... Please visit Search Engine...
Will Pitching Guest Posts Be The Death of Marketers?

Google Goes After TV Dollars, By Pretending It's TV

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Google sells a lot of advertising — about $38 billion a year. But the TV guys sell even more — more than $190 billion a year. Hence Google’s new pitch to advertisers: Think of us like TV! Buy us like TV! Which means Google is going to start using an...
Google Goes After TV Dollars, By Pretending It's TV

LivePerson Offers $10K Grant to Charity in Exchange for a CTO

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The 21st result in Google Images for "live person." LivePerson, a New York company that powers customer service on the web, is apparently in need of a Chief Technology Officer. A rare breed indeed, it can be difficult to persuade a CTO to join your company. But LivePerson is making...
LivePerson Offers $10K Grant to Charity in Exchange for a CTO
KnowledgeTree says trust your customers, they might surprise you

You Can't Buy The Best Bumper Case For Your iPhone 5 -- Yet (AAPL)

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Kickstarter has birthed a number of different Apple cases and accessories with varying degrees of success, but a new aluminum iPhone bumper project is already successfully funded and there are still 40 days to go. It's called the AL13. You no doubt remember the plastic iPhone bumpers that Apple gave...
You Can't Buy The Best Bumper Case For Your iPhone 5 -- Yet (AAPL)

Matthew Inman Takes Photos Of $211,223 In Cash To Send To FunnyJunk & Charles Carreon

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Charles Carreon dropped his highly questionable case against Matthew Inman, IndieGoGo, the American Cancer Society and the National Wildlife Fund last week. It was pretty clear he was going to lose (and in a big, bad way). However, he claimed "victory" because, to avoid further complications, Inman made sure that...
Matthew Inman Takes Photos Of $211,223 In Cash To Send To FunnyJunk & Charles Carreon
CBS CEO Leslie Moonves again says he denied Steve Jobs access to TV programming for fear of disrupting revenue streams

FitBark monitors your dog's 'BarkScore,' we go eyes-on (video)

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Granted, dogs tend to be a bit more vocal than, say, hydroponic plants, but sometimes it's tough for busy owners to know precisely when their furry best friend is getting enough activity. FitBark, yet another Kickstarter candidate showing its goods on the floor of TechCrunch Disrupt's Hardware Alley, is...
FitBark monitors your dog's 'BarkScore,' we go eyes-on (video)

Is This The Perfect Sexting App?

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Yesterday, nearly 40 startups presented at Y Combinator's biggest Demo Day ever. Y Combinator is a highly competitive startup accelerator program that has helped launch companies like Airbnb and Dropbox.A few companies generated some good buzz, but we noticed a significant amount of chatter about one company in particular....
Is This The Perfect Sexting App?

T-Mobile Launches Big Push to Get Customers to Bring Their Own iPhone

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Like a host with an empty wine cellar, T-Mobile is hosting a party but encouraging guests to bring their own bottle. Or, in this case, to bring their own iPhone. This week, the No. 4 U.S. carrier is kicking off a push that will encourage customers to bring their own...
T-Mobile Launches Big Push to Get Customers to Bring Their Own iPhone

VC Fred Wilson: These Are The Worst Things You Could Do In A Pitch

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Today at TechCrunch Disrupt, prominent Silicon Alley investor Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures spoke about the worst things people do when pitching a VC. "Going through a really long backstory is a bad idea," Wilson said on stage to TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington.  Wilson and other VCs don't want...
VC Fred Wilson: These Are The Worst Things You Could Do In A Pitch

Be A Bitch On Email, Or Be Email's Bitch

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I’ve long hated email. As someone with upwards of 5,000 unread messages at any given time, taking a quick moment to check email is like pushing hot pokers into my eyes. It makes me feel irresponsible and rude every time I see that massive number in bold, yet if I...
Be A Bitch On Email, Or Be Email's Bitch
MicroVentures doles out $16M in investments while it 'patiently waits' for the SEC

The Pitch Season 2, Episode Nine: Edge/Admitted.ly - College Admissions 2.0

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Jessica Brondo, Founder & CEO of Edge/Admitted.ly, is on a mission to make her company the new face of college admissions. Having raised her own SAT score 430 points, Ms. Brondo was bit by the test prep bug and went on to develop her own proprietary curriculum. The Edge is...
The Pitch Season 2, Episode Nine: Edge/Admitted.ly - College Admissions 2.0

The FTC's Guide To Peddling Bogus Diet Pills On Twitter

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The last time the Federal Trade Commission issued a primer on online ads it was 2000. Things were different back then. So, time for an update. Which is pretty straightforward. Just like it did in the dial-up era, the FTC would like you not to lie when you sell stuff. If...
The FTC's Guide To Peddling Bogus Diet Pills On Twitter

Facebook's Entire Brand Advertising Business Boils Down To One Number: 16%

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One secret reason why Facebook ad revenues haven't quite taken off like they should – and are, in fact, decelerating – is that for years now, brands have advertised on Facebook without paying Facebook. Here's how they've been doing it: Brands build a "page" on Facebook. Facebook users become...
Facebook's Entire Brand Advertising Business Boils Down To One Number: 16%

Ditch Your Hackathon, Have A Napkin Pitch Contest Like Today’s Uncubed Philidelphia Talent Fair

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Smelly, underslept entrepreneurs. Every tech event these days seems to have an all-night hackathon, so that’s what you get. But startups, incubators, blogs — consider what’s going down at today’s Uncubed Tech Talent Fair in Philidelphia. Rather than a 24 hour hackathon, they’re having a “napkin pitch contest”. Entrants get...
Ditch Your Hackathon, Have A Napkin Pitch Contest Like Today’s Uncubed Philidelphia Talent Fair
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