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Morning lowdown: New York Post, Jonah Lehrer, ESPN

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… Jonah Lehrer, self-borrowing and the problem with “big ideas” (paidContent) New York Post pivots on iPad strategy, dropping paywall (Forbes) Is Cue the cure for information overload? (Bloomberg Businessweek) Bing ties Yellow Pages for most accurate local data (Search Engine...
Morning lowdown: New York Post, Jonah Lehrer, ESPN
Crocodoc rethinks PDFs for the mobile web

JFDI Asia alum Shopspot extends its seed funding to $630k, pivots into a B2C mobile marketplace

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Shopspot, a graduate of the inaugural 2012 JFDI Asia Bootcamp accelerator, has announced a pair of significant updates after revealing that it has extended its seed funding round and pivoted its C2C marketplace — available via an iOS app or the Web — to a B2C model. Shopspot is incorporated in...
JFDI Asia alum Shopspot extends its seed funding to $630k, pivots into a B2C mobile marketplace
Exclusive: Big Blue Bubble pivots to the mid-core market with new 6waves published titles
Here's how large corporations can act like startups
The Genius Behind Samsung's 'Fast Follower' Strategy

SimpleGeo Digs Up Another $8 Million And A Group Of Former Digg Employees

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Almost exactly one year ago, we first wrote about former Digg lead architect, Joe Stump, and former Social Thing founder, Matt Galligan, teaming up to form Crash Corp., an “alternate reality mobile gaming” startup. A lot can change in a year. Today, Stump and Galligan are well into building out...
SimpleGeo Digs Up Another $8 Million And A Group Of Former Digg Employees

From cloud OS to personal cloud service, Jolicloud launches its iOS app

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Jolicloud is a service that has taken some time to find its way. In Silicon Valley speak, you might know those maneuvers as “pivots”, but it seems like Jolicloud has finally found a sweet spot for its cloud services. In what started out as an OS that let you download...
From cloud OS to personal cloud service, Jolicloud launches its iOS app

Winners of the first Startup Weekend event in the north of England announced

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If you are in the North of England, you might already know that this weekend saw 70 entrepreneurs gathering at Newcastle University Business School for a Startup Weekend event. This evening the winners were announced after 54 hours of toil, pivots and pizza. There have been over 400 Startup Weekend events to...
Winners of the first Startup Weekend event in the north of England announced

Playhaven Acquires Staq.io To Beef Up Gaming Analytics

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Playhaven, a startup that helps mobile game developers monetize their player bases, acquired a small three-person startup called Staq.io to beef up their analytics offerings. The company, which had came out of the TechStars incubator program, had built an analytics product that helps game developers understand how to retain and...
Playhaven Acquires Staq.io To Beef Up Gaming Analytics
Startup Culture is Becoming Mainstream Culture, and Startup Threads is Capitalizing On It

Blue River Technology Raises $3.1 Million To Build Robots To Replace Chemical Herbicides

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Computer vision/robotics company Blue River Technology announced today that it has raised a $3.1 million series A round of funding from Khosla Ventures. Steve Blank, Ulu Ventures and Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs also participated. Blue River is designing weed elimination robots for agriculture. No, the company’s not making marijuana crop...
Blue River Technology Raises $3.1 Million To Build Robots To Replace Chemical Herbicides

When Is It Time To Pivot? 8 Startups On How They Knew They Had To Change

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There comes in a time the life of many startups when it starts to become clear that everything is not going according to plan. But how do entrepreneurs tell if they need to keep going all in on the original plan, or pivot to something new? To find out...
When Is It Time To Pivot? 8 Startups On How They Knew They Had To Change
The Many Pivots Of Justin.tv: How A Livecam Show Became Home To Video Gaming Superstars

A decade of digital media flops, Flips and predictions

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Media flops Microsoft rolls out the Zune to go up against the iPod in 2006. And then, three years later, a new Zune HD to vie with the iPod Touch. Both the player and the brand are now dead. Burger King gives away a free AOL Music download with every Original Whopper. The download...
A decade of digital media flops, Flips and predictions

Change Is Good--But Don't Forget To Ask Why

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Scott Case, CEO of Startup America Partnership, says changes and pivots in business are fine, you just need to be clear about why you feel you need to make them.[twistage bbf006d9a528f]For more bite-sized bits of wisdom on leadership and strategies for success, explore our ongoing video series at 30 Second MBA....
Change Is Good--But Don't Forget To Ask Why

Springboard Pivots Towards The Internet Of Things

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Springboard, the British startup accelerator that is basically one part venture capitalist to two parts startup/life coach, is betting big on the Internet of Things. It's just launched a three-month bootcamp in its home town of Cambridge and will focus on the hardware and sensors that turn a Thing into...
Springboard Pivots Towards The Internet Of Things
Refashioner, the Couture Swap Site, Pivots to Virtual Consignment
Gaming Monetization Startup Playhaven Nabs Rovio's SVP of Brand Marketing Ville Heijari
Facebook teams with CNN for 2012 presidential election coverage
Facebook's Social Pivot
Halo 4 is the next chapter, not the next evolution (review)

CampusLive is All About Engagement

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Whenever I hear a sentence involving the words “campus” and “engagements” one thing immediately comes to mind—and it’s not accidental pregnancy. CampusLive creates “challenges” that encourage college students across the United States take a quiz, participate in a raffle, or complete a task in order to win real-life prizes. Think...
CampusLive is All About Engagement

The New Digg Is Launching On Wednesday: Will Be "Beautiful, Image-Friendly, And Ad-Free"

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After its new owners decided to go back to the drawing board and figure out what to do with the former Web 2.0 darling, Digg is relaunching on Wednesday. Today, a week after its new owner Betaworks explained why it bought the site and announced the August 1 relaunch, the...
The New Digg Is Launching On Wednesday: Will Be "Beautiful, Image-Friendly, And Ad-Free"

Adobe Pivots to New Target

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Adobe Systems lost a high-profile battle with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs over a video technology last year. Now the software maker is reinventing itself as a one-stop technology shop for marketing departments....
Adobe Pivots to New Target

Reid Hoffman's New Business Book Tells Everyone to Act Like Entrepreneurs

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Reid Hoffman is a nice-guy billionaire who founded LinkedIn, was an early backer of many of the most important Internet companies of the last decade and now also invests professionally as a Sand Hill Road venture capitalist. Now, he wants to be a business book guru, too. Hoffman’s “The Start-up...
Reid Hoffman's New Business Book Tells Everyone to Act Like Entrepreneurs

A next-gen PowerPoint? Haiku Deck looks to help people make beautiful presentations

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There are startup pivots. And then there are massive reboots. Haiku Deck, which today is taking the covers off its new iPad app, is certainly in the latter category. You may recall the team behind Haiku Deck, which made waves and grabbed headlines with its creative marketing approaches   for...
A next-gen PowerPoint? Haiku Deck looks to help people make beautiful presentations

From Social Search to Productivity Tool, Greplin Pivots to Cue

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Greplin, a hot web startup out of San Francisco that raised $4.72 million from investors including Sequoia Capital, SV Angel and Lerer Ventures, has officially pivoted. While the company was a web-based search engine that indexed a person’s Twitter, Facebook and Gmail accounts, among others, into a searchable personal archive....
From Social Search to Productivity Tool, Greplin Pivots to Cue

The Debrief: Justin Kan On The First Two Weeks Of Exec

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I’m trying something a bit new here. In covering startups, we tech reporters tend to focus on three very specific times in a company’s life: the big launch day, the subsequent product announcements or pivots, and, be it that the cash runs low and the audience just never comes,...
The Debrief: Justin Kan On The First Two Weeks Of Exec

With Its $9 M. Series A, Percolate Might Become the Next Buddy Media By Turning Brands Into Microbloggers

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Mr. Gross Smart pivots can pay off handsomely. Earlier this week, Percolate, a fast-growing New York City-based startup that helps brands curate content, announced a sizable Series A led by GGV Capital, the same Silicon Valley VC firm that backed Buddy Media, which was acquired by Salesforce for a eye-popping $698 million. Existing...
With Its $9 M. Series A, Percolate Might Become the Next Buddy Media By Turning Brands Into Microbloggers
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