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Accel, SV Angel, Y Combinator Put $1.5M In Online Bank Payments Platform GoCardless

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If you’ve ever set up an automatic ‘Bill Pay’ feature on your bank account to pay off your utility and cable bills, then you’ve taken advantage of a nifty feature called an ‘interbank transfer’, also known as an ‘Automated Clearing House’ payment. Once they’re set up, they tend to be...
Accel, SV Angel, Y Combinator Put $1.5M In Online Bank Payments Platform GoCardless

Apple Faces Potential $38 Million Fine in China as $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Over 'iPad' Trademark Proceeds

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iSmashPhone summarizes a pair of reports from China claiming that Apple is facing a potential 240 million yuan ($38 million) fine from governmental authorities over alleged trademark infringement involving the "iPad" name. The fine pales, however, in comparison to the $1.6 billion Proview Technology, which claims to own the name,...
Apple Faces Potential $38 Million Fine in China as $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Over 'iPad' Trademark Proceeds

Tell The White House To Stop Illegally Seizing & Shutting Down Websites

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While the public got reasonably upset about SOPA's overreach, and the possibility that it would be used to shut down websites with no due process, what they miss is that the federal government has been pretending that it already has that right under the last change to copyright law --...
Tell The White House To Stop Illegally Seizing & Shutting Down Websites

Fiverr helps get things done for as little as $5, raises $15m from Accel and Bessemer

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Israeli startup Fiverr, which is building a global marketplace where people can buy and sell small services for as little as $5, has landed $15 million in funding from Accel Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. The company had previously raised $5 million in early-stage funding from Bessemer and angel investors...
Fiverr helps get things done for as little as $5, raises $15m from Accel and Bessemer

Bob Marley biopic will be the first U.S. film to stream on Facebook the second it hits theaters

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‘Marley’, the documentary about legendary reggae singer Bob Marley directed by Kevin Macdonald, will be available for streaming on Facebook in the US. Not only that, but the Facebook instant streaming option will also coincide with the biopic’s theatrical opening, in a welcome first for any U.S. film to date....
Bob Marley biopic will be the first U.S. film to stream on Facebook the second it hits theaters
Lucasfilm teams with social media startups to create giant charity run

Microsoft readies Windows 8 app store games

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Microsoft is preparing a slate of games for the Windows 8 operating system that consumers will be able to purchase on the upcoming Windows Store, according to The Verge. Some developers such as Arkadium are excited about the opportunity for games to shine on the new Microsoft operating system, whose...
Microsoft readies Windows 8 app store games

Facebook increases IPO size (again)

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Facebook adds 25% more shares. FORTUNE -- Facebook has significantly increased the size of its initial public offering, just two days before it is expected to begin trading on the NASDAQ. According to an amended registration document, Facebook (FB) will now offer over 421 million shares to investors. That is...
Facebook increases IPO size (again)

SCVNGR raises $12m from Google, others, to boost mobile payment product LevelUp

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SCVNGR, the Boston-based company behind the location-based mobile game with the same name, has raised $12 million in funding for its other venture, mobile payments platform LevelUp. Part of a larger fundraising round, the investment comes from prior backers Google Ventures, Highland Capital and Balderton Capital with participation from new...
SCVNGR raises $12m from Google, others, to boost mobile payment product LevelUp

AOL initiates “Dutch auction” tender offer to repurchase $400m worth of shares

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Internet services and media giant AOL this morning announced that it has started a modified “Dutch auction” tender offer to repurchase shares of its common stock up to an aggregate purchase price of $400 million, which includes the roughly $40 million remaining from the initial $250 million stock repurchase authorized...
AOL initiates “Dutch auction” tender offer to repurchase $400m worth of shares

Allez Les Books: France Suggests Amazon Tax To Help Independent Bookstores

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France has developed something of a reputation in trying to tax larger companies on the Internet to use the funds to help out smaller players. The latest development in that scheme: a proposal to tax large booksellers to help French independent bookstores impacted by the rise of online giants like...
Allez Les Books: France Suggests Amazon Tax To Help Independent Bookstores

Virurl Raises $1.2M To Reward Users For Spreading Viral Content

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Virurl, a startup that helps advertisers promote their content virally, is launching its public beta test today. It’s also announcing that it has raised $1.2 million in seed funding. Here’s how the Virurl model works: Advertisers upload the content that they want to promote, then set a campaign budget and...
Virurl Raises $1.2M To Reward Users For Spreading Viral Content

How Groupon accounts for its deals

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It’s another bad day for Groupon: not only is Andrew Ross Sorkin using the company as Exhibit A in his opposition to the JOBS Act, but more worryingly the WSJ is now reporting that the SEC is examining the earnings revision which Groupon announced yesterday. Vipal Monga has explained exactly...
How Groupon accounts for its deals

U.S. Govt. Equates Megaupload to Bank Robbers

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Two weeks ago Megaupload’s lawyers filed a motion to dismiss the criminal case on the basis that the company was never properly served. This issue was previously acknowledged by Judge O’Grady, who had doubts that the case would ever go to trial due to this procedural matter. However, the Government...
U.S. Govt. Equates Megaupload to Bank Robbers

Band Tells Fans To Boycott Its Albums, Saying Its Label Doesn't Pay

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Over the years, record label Victory Records has worked up quite the... um.... reputation from artists it has signed. Let's just say that a number of them are less than pleased. Reader Aaron points us to the latest such example, where the band Streetlight Manifesto has put up a, well,...
Band Tells Fans To Boycott Its Albums, Saying Its Label Doesn't Pay

AOL Starts $400M Stock Buyback At $27-$30 Per Share

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AOL (also known as the company that signs TechCrunch’s paychecks) has announced this morning it has started a “Dutch auction” tender offer to buy back shares of its common stock, up to $400 million. The Dutch auction format means that shareholders will say how many shares they want to sell...
AOL Starts $400M Stock Buyback At $27-$30 Per Share
The Devil in Groupon’s Details

Facebook’s Early Shareholders Will Sell Up To $5.5 Billion With IPO. Here’s Who’s Selling What:

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Facebook’s early investors and employees may sell up to $5.5 billion alongside the company’s offering. Facebook today said that it is selling 180 million shares of stock at $28 to 35. On top of that, other stockholders are selling 157,415,352 shares. Those proceeds will not go to Facebook. Chief executive...
Facebook’s Early Shareholders Will Sell Up To $5.5 Billion With IPO. Here’s Who’s Selling What:

Facebook Posts S-1 Amendment, Expects IPO Price At $28 And $35 A Share For Class A And B Stocks

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Developing… Facebook, Inc. is offering 180,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock and the selling stockholders are offering 157,415,352 shares of Class A common stock. We will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by the selling stockholders. This is our initial public offering and no public...
Facebook Posts S-1 Amendment, Expects IPO Price At $28 And $35 A Share For Class A And B Stocks

Watch With eBay App Wants You Shop While You Watch TV

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Despite how much I try to cut back on it, there’s never really a time when I’m not bouncing my attention between different screens. Even when I’m trying to zone out in front of a television, I’m struck with a compulsive urge to hit Wikipedia or IMDB to see what...
Watch With eBay App Wants You Shop While You Watch TV

Humble Bundle Mojam happens this weekend: vote on a game, see it made in 60 hours for charity

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The Humble Bundle organization has done a fairly impressive job of raising money for charities with its name-your-price game bundles (also benefiting game developers, of course), but it's doing something a little different this weekend. It's enlisted the help of Minecraft creator Mojang for the Humble Bundle Mojam, a...
Humble Bundle Mojam happens this weekend: vote on a game, see it made in 60 hours for charity

Apple gets green light to seek Samsung tablet ban in U.S.

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A U.S. appeals court gives Apple a chance to get Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet banned from store shelves. If Apple proceeds, it could shape next week's settlement talks. [Read more]...
Apple gets green light to seek Samsung tablet ban in U.S.

Louis C.K. says that sites like Facebook and Reddit are “hurting folks”

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Comedian Louis C.K. has been a bit of an Internet darling, of late. His irreverent style is a hand-carved fit for Internet culture, and his in-your-face attitude has carried over to how he markets his work as well. Today the comedian is back on Reddit, doing an “Ask Me Anything”...
Louis C.K. says that sites like Facebook and Reddit are “hurting folks”
Readability lands on iOS devices

AOL, Microsoft announce $1.056 billion patent deal

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A patent sale agreement between AOL and Microsoft is expected to result in proceeds of $1.056 billion....
AOL, Microsoft announce $1.056 billion patent deal

EXEC now lets you rent a tech founder with its #execfounders charity initiative

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EXEC is a startup that helps anyone find local, part-time help with errands, tasks and other jobs, a bit like Taskrabbit. Now, the company has announced #execfounders, a charity initiative that lets you rent a tech company founder. Yes, you read that right. You can rent time with 5 different...
EXEC now lets you rent a tech founder with its #execfounders charity initiative

Cartoonist Bill Amend Releases FoxTrot Packs For iPad

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In what I suspect will be an increasing trend, cartoonist Bill Amend has released three “packs” of his popular FoxTrot comics for the iPad. He built the books by himself using iBooks Author and proceeds go to the help Bill Amend Eat Food Fund (I suspect). He’s selling three titles...
Cartoonist Bill Amend Releases FoxTrot Packs For iPad

Sincerely Ink Launches In-App “Giving” Program, Lets You Send Cards With Charitable Donations

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Sincerely is on a roll. The startup behind a ton of photo-printing and greeting card mobile apps, including Postagram, PopBooth, Sincerely Ink and Dotti, just launched the underpinnings its photo sharing network earlier this month with the debut of “Sincerely Magic,” and today, the company is launching its first-ever partnership with non-profits in a program called...
Sincerely Ink Launches In-App “Giving” Program, Lets You Send Cards With Charitable Donations

Zynga files for secondary offering

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Zynga, the largest maker of social games on Facebook, has filed papers to raise more money in a secondary public offering. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, certain shareholders will sell their stock in the offering, but Zynga itself will not sell any shares and will...
Zynga files for secondary offering

Zynga prices secondary offering at $12 a share

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The nearly 43 million shares offered will be sold by existing stockholders, with the social-gaming company receiving none of the proceeds. [Read more]...
Zynga prices secondary offering at $12 a share
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