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Amazon Prime subscribers will get access to Viacom TV shows

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Amazon has closed a deal with the media conglomerate Viacom that will let its Prime subscribers stream new TV shows, the company announced today. This announcement doesn’t come as a surprise, and confirms recent rumors that the two companies would join forces against the competition. As expected, Viacom’s TV shows will be...
Amazon Prime subscribers will get access to Viacom TV shows

UpWest Labs Closes The Missing Link Between New Israeli Startups And Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley investors have been going to Israel for decades to take advantage of its pool of hardcore tech entrepreneurs. But a new generation of consumer-focused companies has been emerging in the country over the last few years — and they’re facing a few challenges. One is that the local...
UpWest Labs Closes The Missing Link Between New Israeli Startups And Silicon Valley

Apple’s Siri-enabled iTV already being tested by potential partners, report claims

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Prototypes of Apple’s upcoming HDTV are already being tested by multiple potential carrier partners Apple is trying to woo, The Globe and Mail reports. The Canadian paper calls the iTV “a product that has the potential to revolutionize TV viewing by turning conventional televisions into gigantic iPads,” and claims at...
Apple’s Siri-enabled iTV already being tested by potential partners, report claims

AMC And Bertelsmann Back Asian Video Startup DramaFever

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Back in March, video startup DramaFever announced that it had raised a $4.5 million Series B from MK Capital and YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, among others. Now the company has added some big media companies to the round, including AMC Networks and Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (part of German media...
AMC And Bertelsmann Back Asian Video Startup DramaFever

PayPal Says It's Full Speed Ahead on Mobile Payments After President Resigns

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When Scott Thompson announced he was stepping down as president of PayPal to become CEO of Yahoo, the company was shocked. But a month later, both PayPal and its parent company eBay say they have the depth of leadership necessary to execute its plan to enter the world of in-store...
PayPal Says It's Full Speed Ahead on Mobile Payments After President Resigns

Here's How PayPal Is Pitching Mobile Payments to Major Retailers (Slideshow)

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During a recent visit to PayPal’s San Jose headquarters, I got an exclusive look at the company’s brand-new Shopping Showcase. Completed two weeks ago, the showcase is designed to woo major retailers and other potential partners that may be considering adopting PayPal’s mobile payments services. The room includes several realistic-looking...
Here's How PayPal Is Pitching Mobile Payments to Major Retailers (Slideshow)

Psychologists Say The Science Behind Dating Sites Is Bogus

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Dating sites that claim to match partners through scientific methods, including eHarmony, OKCupid, Chemistry and PerfectMatch, don't work, according to a paper by UCLA professors. There is no proof that the algorithms used by these sites, which claim to find you a more compatible partner, are any more effective than...
Psychologists Say The Science Behind Dating Sites Is Bogus

BoxPAY Debuts Its Carrier Billing Platform For Smart TVs

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Betting big on the future monetization opportunities to be found in the “smart TV” ecosystem is boxPAY, a company which is now bringing the carrier billing option to TV apps and services. With boxPAY, consumers can pay for Smart TV apps or make in-app purchases by charging those purchases to...
BoxPAY Debuts Its Carrier Billing Platform For Smart TVs

New York opens its arms and Rolodex to Latin American entrepreneurs

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New York City will soon welcome a delegation of Latin American entrepreneurs, the city’s Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has announced. Called ‘LatAm to NYC,’ the program is part of a larger initiative aimed at attracting foreign businesses, known as ‘World to NYC.’ During the three-day event, which will take...
New York opens its arms and Rolodex to Latin American entrepreneurs

Yahoo loses chairman as board is shaken again

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Decision comes less than a month after Jerry Yang quit and Bostock announced Yahoo was undertaking a strategic reviewYahoo's chairman Roy Bostock has become the latest executive to leave the internet company as it struggles to turn around its fortunes.Bostock announced on Tuesday that he and three other directors will...
Yahoo loses chairman as board is shaken again

Amidst hard times for greentech, digital green startups emerge

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Young, early-stage green-focused startups are a rare breed these days. The demo day on Wednesday in downtown San Francisco for the green digital-focused accelerator Greenstart (which I called the Y-Combinator for greentech a year ago when they launched) was one of the first times in a long time that I’ve...
Amidst hard times for greentech, digital green startups emerge

Bram Cohen: My goal is to kill off television

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BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen demoed his P2P live streaming protocol at the San Francisco MusicTech Summit on Monday, which he said could potentially stream live video to millions of computers with no central infrastructure. Cohen said that the protocol could potentially be used for video conferencing, live streams of video...
Bram Cohen: My goal is to kill off television

In-Image Ad Startup Cortica Raises $7M From Li Ka-Shing's Horizons Ventures And Ynon Kreiz

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Cortica, a company developing image recognition technology to improve ads, just announced that it has raised $7 million in new funding. The money comes from Horizons Ventures, the firm owned by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing, and from Ynon Kreiz, the former chairman and CEO of the Endemol Group, which...
In-Image Ad Startup Cortica Raises $7M From Li Ka-Shing's Horizons Ventures And Ynon Kreiz

Researchers Say Online Dating Algorithms Are About as Accurate as Picking Up Strangers in Bars

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via www.onlinedating.org The basic premise of OkCupid, Match.com, or eHarmony seems to be that science, or at least math, is a better judge of a potential partner than you are. While you (fallible human) may fall for a winsome smile, the algorithm knows whether that guy or gal is too...
Researchers Say Online Dating Algorithms Are About as Accurate as Picking Up Strangers in Bars

App Developers Can Now "Print To Walgreens;" Company Outed As Aviary's Strategic Investor

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You may have noticed a few of your favorite mobile photo sharing apps were updated last night or this morning with a new option: “print photos to Walgreens.” It’s not a coincidence, but is rather the result of the launch of Walgreens’ new developer portal which is now allowing third-party mobile...
App Developers Can Now "Print To Walgreens;" Company Outed As Aviary's Strategic Investor

BancBox Debuts Its Payments Platform: You Could Build A PayPal On This

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BancBox, a startup that’s been flying under the radar over a year, is launching its new payment services platform today. At first, you might think the most apt comparison is that of Stripe, which also offers a developer-friendly way to accept payments on web and mobile. But BancBox goes much...
BancBox Debuts Its Payments Platform: You Could Build A PayPal On This
ESPN in talks with Apple about adding streaming sports to Apple TV
Microsoft's Bing Fund will give online startups cash, advice, and discounts
BitTorrent inventor’s new p2p tech could ‘kill off television’

YouTube to roll out premium channels in Europe, starting with France

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YouTube is working with content owners to release 13 premium TV channels in France, the French newspaper Le Figaro revealed today. While this is a first outside of the US, where professional channels were launched last December, other countries such as Germany and the UK may soon follow. According to...
YouTube to roll out premium channels in Europe, starting with France

Video: Vevo To Launch In Six More Countries, CEO Caraeff Says

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The music distributor and service Vevo plans to triple its global footprint in 2012, CEO Rio Caraeff tells paidContent while answering questions about a rumoured tie-up with Facebook… “This year we’re hoping to launch in at least another six countries,” Caraeff said. “Our big priority is to make the...
Video: Vevo To Launch In Six More Countries, CEO Caraeff Says

Today In Y Combinator Hacks: PairMixer Lets You Thumbkiss a Stranger

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Tired of reading about Pair, the Y Combinator Demo Day darling, but having no partner to test it out with? Singletons, meet your solution. For the uninitiated, Pair is a social network built for two. It lets you send texts, photos, videos with that special someone. In other words,...
Today In Y Combinator Hacks: PairMixer Lets You Thumbkiss a Stranger

This week’s headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you from Mar. 5 to Mar. 11. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods. Monday, Mar. 5 Spaceport says HTML5 performs better on iOS than Android 6waves Lolapps doubles down on mobile publishing, offers...
This week’s headlines from across Inside Network

Zillow names VP of partner relations to mend fences with real estate community

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Bob Bemis Zillow has been taking it on the chin in recent days from a select group of real estate agents and Multiple Listing Services. First, San Diego real estate veteran Jim Abbott released a scathing video explaining why he was removing listings from sites such as Zillow and Trulia....
Zillow names VP of partner relations to mend fences with real estate community

Tech Blog Payola?

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Suppose you have a stake in an investment fund and would like to get favorable publicity for the companies in your portfolio. One approach is to spend your day reaching out to influential tech bloggers, trying to sell them on the glories of these companies. But that takes so much...
Tech Blog Payola?

6waves Lolapps doubles down on mobile publishing, offers potential partners $100,000 in marketing

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6waves Lolapps is doubling down on mobile publishing, announcing deals with 16 separate developers today. Future publishing partners could be guaranteed $100,000 in launch marketing. “We’re approaching mobile to how we did social,”  says Jim Ying, 6waves Lolapps’ senior vice president of publishing. “We want to be a broad appeal...
6waves Lolapps doubles down on mobile publishing, offers potential partners $100,000 in marketing

Sony, Panasonic in talks to team up on OLED production?

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Sony and Panasonic are rumored to be in talks on teaming up to produce OLED panels for HDTVs, the Wall Street Journal revealed on Tuesday. This will help the two companies share the hefty production costs related to the manufacturing of the advanced panels. The negotiations are still in the...
Sony, Panasonic in talks to team up on OLED production?

Okay, Cupid! How to Bring More Diversity to Online Dating

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In 2002, Wired made a prediction: "Twenty years from now, the idea that someone looking for love won't look for it online will be silly, akin to skipping the card catalog to instead wander the stacks because the right books are found only by accident."  As more and more...
Okay, Cupid! How to Bring More Diversity to Online Dating
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AgLocal Raises $1 Million From Andreessen Horowitz & Others To Enable Sustainable Meat Production

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AgLocal, a startup that’s using the power of the Internet to disrupt how animal farmers connect with meat buyers and distributors, has just scored $1 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, midwest VC firm OpenAir Equity Partners and other angels including John Fohr (Partner at Lux Capital), Thad Langford (former CEO...
AgLocal Raises $1 Million From Andreessen Horowitz & Others To Enable Sustainable Meat Production
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