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12Society: A Lifestyle Site Curated & Co-founded By Stars Like Nick Cannon, Nas And Tim Lincecum
Fujifilm launches M-mount adapter for X-Pro1, adds Leica lenses to ecosystem

LinkedIn Is Acquiring Contacts Start-Up Rapportive

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Rapportive, which makes a browser plug-in that overlays Gmail with contextual information about email contacts, is being acquired by LinkedIn, sources said. LinkedIn declined to comment, while Rapportive CEO Rahul Vohra ducked our attempts to talk to him. A source familiar with the negotiations said LinkedIn offered Rapportive “high teens”...
LinkedIn Is Acquiring Contacts Start-Up Rapportive

Teachers first: How Schoology is changing the way schools buy technology

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Edtech is a tricky beast for many reasons. One major challenge I’ve focused on during our online education month is the business model. Plenty of edtech startups have built brilliant products that leverage technology to improve the way teachers teach and kids learn. But, as we’ve outlined, the fremium,...
Teachers first: How Schoology is changing the way schools buy technology

Tumblr Raises $5 Million Third Round, With Marketplace Modeled On App Store

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When microblogging site Tumblr raised $4.5 million in funding a year-and-a-half ago, it said it was preparing some paid services. Now that the service has secured a $5 million third round from previous backers Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures, MediaMemo reports, the company will now roll out some...
Tumblr Raises $5 Million Third Round, With Marketplace Modeled On App Store
LinkedIn Doubles Down On Job Hunting With A Redesigned Recruiter Page That Is Closer To LinkedIn's New Look

Android is nipping at Apple's heels in the tablet market

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Following strong shipments of Android tablets and “robust demand” for Apple’s (AAPL) new iPad mini, analysts with IDC have increased their 2012 forecast for the worldwide tablet market to 122.3 million, compared to earlier estimates of 117.1 million units. The research firm also raised forecasts for 2013 and 2016 to...
Android is nipping at Apple's heels in the tablet market

Starbucks Is Buying This San Francisco Bakery For $100 Million (SBUX)

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Starbucks is laying down $100 million to buy San Francisco bakery chain La Boulange owner Bay Bread Group reports Lisa Baertlein at Reuters. Food has always been a problem for the world's biggest coffee chain, so it's trying to find ways to patch that up. This marks its biggest non-coffee acquisition...
Starbucks Is Buying This San Francisco Bakery For $100 Million (SBUX)

Dubai hotel provides guests with iMacs, 24-karat gold iPad

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Apple's iPads are premium products with a premium price, but apparently not enough for one Dubai hotel, which provides its guests with 24-karat gold versions of Apple's popular tablet.    ...
Dubai hotel provides guests with iMacs, 24-karat gold iPad
Nas, Nick Cannon, and Blake Griffin Are Now ‘Cofounders’ In 12Society, a Birchbox for Aspirational Bros

Asana Launches Its First Paid Products

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Asana, the project management tool founded by idealists who left Facebook to change the workplace, today is launching premium products that support workplaces with more than 30 people, and include project-level permissions and priority support. Plans for these larger teams start at $300 per month....
Asana Launches Its First Paid Products

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
Forget Wall Street, Occupy shits to the iPhone 5 launch

Muziic launches free iPhone music app

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Online music service Muziic has launched its official iPhone app, which lets users search and browse music and music videos from YouTube, create playlists and listen to internet radio stations, while also tapping through to buy songs from Apple’s iTunes Store. Social features include the ability to tweet about tracks....
Muziic launches free iPhone music app

Yahoo Inc. signs a search deal with AVG Technologies

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Internet giant Yahoo Inc. signed a search and distribution deal with AVG Technologies NV. Amsterdam's AVG (NYSE: AVG) makes antivirus and security software for use on computers and mobile devices and also makes search technology. AVG claims 143 million users. AVG seeks to make money by starting users on free...
Yahoo Inc. signs a search deal with AVG Technologies

"A Premium Price"

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"A Premium Price": Mary Jo Foley: I think those who are predicting Microsoft's coming Surface PC/tablet hybrids will fail if they don't beat the iPad on price are wrong. I think the Microsoft Surface will fail if Microsoft fails to prove the devices are premium products worth premium prices. After...
"A Premium Price"

LG Q2 2012 earnings show a loss on cellphones, but higher profits overall thanks to home theater

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LG has released its earnings statement for the Q2 2012 period, the claim of "turning a corner" in Q1 has just managed to hold up as it registered net profits of $138 million, up 46 percent from the same period last year. Revenues, while higher than Q1, were actually...
LG Q2 2012 earnings show a loss on cellphones, but higher profits overall thanks to home theater

RUMOR: A Thinner, Lighter Version Of The Big iPad Could Be Coming As Soon As March (AAPL)

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Apple could update the big iPad as soon as March, according to Japanese site Macotakara. Macotakara is citing an "inside source." As with any Apple rumor site Macotakara has a mixed record, so we wouldn't etch this report in stone. It's something interesting to keep in mind, especially if other...
RUMOR: A Thinner, Lighter Version Of The Big iPad Could Be Coming As Soon As March (AAPL)

APPLE BOSS WAS MISQUOTED: Cheap iPhone Still On The Table

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SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING (Reuters) - In a revised version of an interview published Thursday in a Chinese newspaper, Apple Inc marketing chief Phil Schiller said the company would focus on making "the best products" for customers and "never blindly pursue market share". On Thursday, the Shanghai Evening News had originally...
APPLE BOSS WAS MISQUOTED: Cheap iPhone Still On The Table
Sony's super-thin Xperia Tablet Z hits the U.S. in May for $500
App Annie launches analytics for Google Play Android apps

A Windows Laptop With an Apple Price, but Less Juice

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[ See post to watch video ] Laptop sales have been tanking as tablets surge. The new Windows 8 is off to a slow start with users. And the hybrid machines that claim to work as both tablets and laptops are still niche products. So what’s a laptop maker to...
A Windows Laptop With an Apple Price, but Less Juice
Data visualization startup Tableau Software files for $150M IPO
LG manages $138 million profit in Q2 despite stalled smartphone efforts

Sony looks to ultraslim Xperia Tablet Z to rebuild its cachet

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Sony unveiled the Xperia Z tablet on Monday, a 10-inch device that the manufacturer hopes will reinvigorate a reputation for building premium products that rivaled Apple's. Sony claims that the Xperia Z is the thinnest and lightest 10-inch slate in the world. The dust- and waterproof unit is 0.27...
Sony looks to ultraslim Xperia Tablet Z to rebuild its cachet

Online beauty retailer Feelunique acquired by Palamon and Sirius for $41.7 million

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Pan-European growth investor Palamon Capital Partners (Palamon) has led the acquisition of a majority interest in Feelunique.com, an online beauty retailer with over 18,000 products from 500+ brands. The transaction, which sees Sirius Equity invest alongside Palamon, was agreed at an enterprise value for Feelunique.com of £26 million (approximately $41.7...
Online beauty retailer Feelunique acquired by Palamon and Sirius for $41.7 million

Apple Doesn't Need a $200 iPad Mini

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With a starting price tag of $329 Apple’s new iPad mini may be too expensive to attract budget-conscious consumers drawn to Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire, which at $249 and $199 are significantly cheaper. But does that even matter? Wall Street seems to think so. Apple’s shares slipped...
Apple Doesn't Need a $200 iPad Mini

ZTE Aims For Apple, Samsung With Lofty 2012 Smartphone Sales Goal

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ZTE isn’t a name we hear a lot over in the States, but the company plans to change all that. But head of mobile strategy Ryu Chienhao claims that ZTE plans on selling 35 million smartphones this year, with hopes to become the number 3 smartphone and mobile phone vendor...
ZTE Aims For Apple, Samsung With Lofty 2012 Smartphone Sales Goal

SGI Back From The Dead (Again) And Suing Tons Of Companies For Patent Infringement

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Back when I moved to Silicon Valley, Silicon Graphics Inc., (SGI) was still a hot place to work. They were still pumping out cool machines and had a reputation for a fun corporate culture. Of course, that collapsed pretty quickly over the next few years, as SGI totally misjudged the...
SGI Back From The Dead (Again) And Suing Tons Of Companies For Patent Infringement

ET deals: 10% off Dell UltraSharp U2713HM WQHD 27-inch Monitor

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Monitors are easily one of the most overlooked aspects of our PCs today. While gamers and graphic designers may be picky about what display sits on their desk or comes in their laptop, most people just grab what seems reasonable while keeping cost to a minimum.This is your wake up...
ET deals: 10% off Dell UltraSharp U2713HM WQHD 27-inch Monitor
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