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Google-focused Boomerang Calendar plugin launches in public beta, now localized for Europe

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We’ve long been waxing lyrical about Boomerang, the suite of productivity tools from San Francisco-based developers Baydin. There’s Boomerang for Gmail for starters, which lets you send email at a later point, or choose when you receive it. Earlier this year it went truly multilingual too. Then there’s Boomerang Calendar,...
Google-focused Boomerang Calendar plugin launches in public beta, now localized for Europe

Rebranded Plexus Engine raises $1 million as Little Bird from Mark Cuban, Twitter's Blaine Cook and others

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Former ReadWriteWeb Lead Writer, Marshall Kirkpatrick, just launched his new company. For months, it was known as Plexus Engine, but today, it’s been rebranded as Little Bird. The company has even received $1 million in funding, with Dallas Maverick owner Mark Cuban leading the round to get it going. When...
Rebranded Plexus Engine raises $1 million as Little Bird from Mark Cuban, Twitter's Blaine Cook and others
Hoping To Ride The Crowdfunding Wave, Celery Lets Sellers Accept Pre-Orders, Charge When Products Ready To Ship

Street Style Social Network Thre.ad Shuts Down

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Ms. Nguyen (Photo: We Are NY Tech) New York-based street style social network Thre.ad announced in an email sent out to users today that it will be shutting down. The company’s owners would probably rather you think of it as a pivot, however: According to the announcement, they’re folding Thre.ad into...
Street Style Social Network Thre.ad Shuts Down

Obvious-Backed Branch Comes Out Of Public Beta To Foster Conversations Online

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Back in March, Obvious Corporation, the mini accelerator founded by Biz Stone, Ev Williams and early Twitter employee Jason Goldman, announced its second incubation in Branch, a stealth startup co-founded by developers Josh Miller, Cemre Güngöre, and Hursh Agrawal. Branch was — in their words — on a mission “to...
Obvious-Backed Branch Comes Out Of Public Beta To Foster Conversations Online

Dribbble: Twitter for Designers

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Part image library, part discussion forum and part game, Dribbble is a site by and for designers. Users upload bite-sized work samples and do a show-and-tell on their latest creations or works in progress.The site was in private beta until this past weekend, and Co-founder Dan Cederholm said the...
Dribbble: Twitter for Designers
Founder Stories: MemSQL's Eric Frenkiel on Building an Enterprise Product

Delhi Startup Playcez Gets Seed Round For Location-Based Social App For India

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Playcez, a startup out of Delhi, has closed a seed round of several hundred thousand USD for an events discovery app for Indian users. It wouldn’t say how much funding it got exactly, but noted that the figure is under and closer to $1 million. Its founder, Ashwani Gaur, acknowledged...
Delhi Startup Playcez Gets Seed Round For Location-Based Social App For India

Oversharers, Rejoice! Now You Really Can Cc:Everybody (500 Invites)

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One of the few places you can still have a private conversation online is in email. But now you can publish any email on the Web with a new service called Cc:Everybody. As the name implies, if you Cc your Cc:Everybody account on an email, the whole thread goes...
Oversharers, Rejoice! Now You Really Can Cc:Everybody (500 Invites)

With A Beautiful New Redesign, Unroll.me Comes Out Of Beta To Roll Up All Your Junk Email Subscriptions

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Unroll.me launched in private beta a few months ago to help end email fatigue — specifically that which is linked to all the email subscriptions that users sign up for and forget about. That includes all the daily deals, travel promotions, and the like that you don’t necessarily want to...
With A Beautiful New Redesign, Unroll.me Comes Out Of Beta To Roll Up All Your Junk Email Subscriptions
500 Startups-Backed TenderTree Raises $1.3 Million To Expand Its Marketplace Of In-Home Caregivers
Rabbit raises $3.3M to turn video chat into truly social communication

Civil Fucking Conversations, Finally

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It's hard to say what I hate worse: the disjointed nature of trying to have a conversation on Twitter, or blog comments. Actually, no it's not. It's clearly blog comments. They are quite possibly the worst and most useless thing on the internet. But both of the aforementioned things...
Civil Fucking Conversations, Finally
Bitly launches Realtime, a viral search engine, in private beta
Funding Daily: Kids these days, with their Walkmans & their Bitcoins

Chomp Takes App Search to the Next Level

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As the app business is exploding in growth with over a billion app downloads a month a new service has been created by some of the Silicon Valley’s greatest minds and investors. The article, Chomp Leads in App Search During Move to ‘Appification’, on Infotech News, praises the young company...
Chomp Takes App Search to the Next Level

Flavors.me: A Dead Simple Way To Pull Your Online Presences Into One Place

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If you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance you have multiple online profiles scattered across various services, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Twitter. And one problem you may face is pulling all of this information together to build a single online identity — be it for personal use, or to...
Flavors.me: A Dead Simple Way To Pull Your Online Presences Into One Place
MoonClerk Allows Non-Programmers To Use Stripe For One-Time Or Recurring Payments

TestFlight leaves private Android beta, lets devs test their own beta apps

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After just shy of two months in private beta, TestFlight's now ready to welcome any devs wanting to upload apps and put them through their paces. As mentioned when it first appeared, the Android version (which bridges the app gap with an identical iOS iteration) includes app management, tracking...
TestFlight leaves private Android beta, lets devs test their own beta apps
Rebtel gives apps a voice with new developer platform
Venmo Touch From Braintree Lets You Pay Across Multiple Apps Without Entering Your Credit Card

Redbox Instant launches video streaming to the public

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Officially out of private beta, the new movie streaming service is available to all. [Read more]...
Redbox Instant launches video streaming to the public
Atlas seeks the power of affinity networks for team productivity and collaboration platform

Regator Previews New Version of News Aggregation Tool [INVITES]

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Regator, the spiffy blog, news and feed reader, is opening up the doors on its latest version to a select few early adopters — including 200 Mashable readers. The latest iteration includes an amazing UI upgrade as well as some important social integrations.We’ve been enthusiastic about Regator in the...
Regator Previews New Version of News Aggregation Tool [INVITES]

Going loco: Everplaces and Circleme hit public beta

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Anyone reading between the lines after the closure of ratings app Oink, may have picked up a signal about the state of social, local, mobile services today. After all, if a well-designed app with lots of press coverage can’t get enough traction to make it worthwhile, then perhaps the glut...
Going loco: Everplaces and Circleme hit public beta

EveryMove Nabs $2.6M From Blue Cross, BuddyTV Co-founder To Help You Reduce Health Costs

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EveryMove, an alum of TechStars’ Seattle accelerator program building what they’ve dubbed a “mileage plan for health benefits, today announced that it has closed a $2.6 million round of series A financing. Participating investors include Penera Blue Cross, Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Nebraska, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Founders Co-op,...
EveryMove Nabs $2.6M From Blue Cross, BuddyTV Co-founder To Help You Reduce Health Costs

Appvetica turns the iPhone and iPod Touch into a controller for Wii-like iPad gaming

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While there’s no doubt that tablets are becoming a huge market for gaming, the touch screen interface provides a number issues for both gamers, who want a quality experience, and developers who have to adapt to a control-pad-free environment. However, one Polish startup is giving developers the tools to provide...
Appvetica turns the iPhone and iPod Touch into a controller for Wii-like iPad gaming

Why Wander isn't launching at SXSW, even though it would make perfect sense

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The expectations for TechStars NY darling Wander are high. Very high. It’s been almost a year since the company graduated from the accelerator program, having raised what VC’s have characterized as a “very hot” $1.2 million seed round. Wander’s mission wasn’t ever entirely clear to me, as evidence by my...
Why Wander isn't launching at SXSW, even though it would make perfect sense

More Social Travel: Tripbirds Picks Up $560k From Path’s Dave Morin, Others. Now In Public Beta

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On the heels of last week’s announcement of “social” hostel booking site InBed.me picking up a $1.2m seed round, another social travel site is launching today: Tripbirds, which lets users pick up travel recommendations from friends via other social networks, is now open for business after a private beta period...
More Social Travel: Tripbirds Picks Up $560k From Path’s Dave Morin, Others. Now In Public Beta

Google To Launch Amazon S3 Competitor ‘Google Storage’ At I/O

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Amazon’s cloud storage services are going to be getting another major competitor this week: Google. We hear that this week during its I/O conference, Google will be announcing a new service that is a direct competitor with Amazon’s S3 cloud storage. Google’s service will be called Google Storage for Developers,...
Google To Launch Amazon S3 Competitor ‘Google Storage’ At I/O
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