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Messaging app maker imo.im raises $13m, bolsters its Android and iOS apps with 'Broadcasts'

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Palo Alto, California-based imo.im, which offers a comprehensive communication and social discovery platform with the same name, has raised $13 million in a round of funding led by co-founder and very early Googler Georges Harik. The imo.im service basically offers a unified dashboard for a wide range of messaging applications,...
Messaging app maker imo.im raises $13m, bolsters its Android and iOS apps with 'Broadcasts'
Anti-Bank FastPay Raises Additional $25 Million to Finance Digital Advertising Receivables

Zillow Debuts Digs, A Pinterest-Like Photo Sharing And Inspiration Platform For Home Decor And Remodeling

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Pinterest is a mecca for users to share home decor pictures they love, or to post their own remodeling efforts within their apartment or home. Houzz has also become a go-to destination to share and find remodeling ideas and inspiration. So it makes sense for, Zillow, the online sales and...
Zillow Debuts Digs, A Pinterest-Like Photo Sharing And Inspiration Platform For Home Decor And Remodeling

What Apple's Chomp Acquisition Means For the Future of the App Store

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Whenever somebody we know gets their first iPhone, it seems the first question out of their mouths is always the same. "What apps should I get?" It's seldom anything about how the phone's user interface works or how to do certain day-to-day tasks. That much tends to be obvious once...
What Apple's Chomp Acquisition Means For the Future of the App Store

Mac App Boom Makes Your Speakers Go Up To 11

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The sound booster Mac App called Boom will be releasing its Mountain Lion version on the Apple Store tomorrow. If you have ever wished you could raise the volume on your speakers higher than the maximum level that Apple allows (or to 11), you should check out the low-cost app...
Mac App Boom Makes Your Speakers Go Up To 11

The Startup Rundown: While You Were Gone, It Got Warm

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Columbus Circle as seen from CityMaps WICKA WICKA. Turntable.fm is in the big leagues now as the young music based social platform signs deals with Sony BMG, Universal, EMI and Warner, TechCrunch reports. Turntable has over one million users now and a new mobile app since September. HIPSTARTER. San Francisco based Indiegogo,...
The Startup Rundown: While You Were Gone, It Got Warm

MasterCard: Singapore, Canada, US, Kenya And South Korea Most Ready To Adopt Mobile Payments

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Credit card giant MasterCard is debuting a new study today, called the MasterCard Mobile Payments Readiness Index, which analyzed 34 countries and their readiness to use three types of mobile payments: person to person, mobile commerce and mobile payments at the point of sale. MasterCard actually developed a proprietary algorithm...
MasterCard: Singapore, Canada, US, Kenya And South Korea Most Ready To Adopt Mobile Payments

The secret algorithm one VC firm uses to pick entrepreneurs

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Statistics and big data took over baseball scouting some years ago, with the rise of Moneyball. More recently, those tactics have spread to the political world, with presidential candidates using big data to maximize their vote, and Nate Silver using algorithms to correctly predict outcomes in all 50 states. Now...
The secret algorithm one VC firm uses to pick entrepreneurs

ColourDNA App Builds New Kind Of Interest Graph – Pinterest For Color?

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Recently a fascinating trend emerged. The rise of Pinterest and other interest-based social networks has suggested (or perhaps reminded us?) that there are in fact limitations to friends’ recommendations and, thus the Facebook Social Graph. All those ticker feeds about what terrible music your friends are listening to? Yeah, that....
ColourDNA App Builds New Kind Of Interest Graph – Pinterest For Color?

Google Buzz Isn't Exactly Humming Along [The Mossberg Solution]

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These days, it’s near impossible to use a computer without running into a social network. Web sites encourage people to “tweet” links to their articles via Twitter; photo-sharing sites nudge users to post albums on Facebook; and aggregators like TweetDeck display content from several social networks in a digestible way....
Google Buzz Isn't Exactly Humming Along [The Mossberg Solution]

Mobile startups can help you get a loan & pay medical bills in minutes (exclusive)

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Mobile payments startup Corduro is proving that it’s far more than just another Square imitator. The Southlake, Tx-based startup received funding from Google Ventures because it’s not just targeting mom and pop stores. Corduro’s sales team is focused on...
Mobile startups can help you get a loan & pay medical bills in minutes (exclusive)

Trulia Thinks Outside the Search Box for Smarter House-Hunting

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Buying a house is already stressful enough, so Trulia wants to ease some of the pain — at least when it comes to finding your perfect home. Today, the real estate site released a new feature called Trulia Suggests, which aims to provide smarter and more personalized search results by...
Trulia Thinks Outside the Search Box for Smarter House-Hunting

Meet the 11 startup grads from the Portland Seed Fund

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Portland is certainly growing as a startup city, and now there’s a new batch of companies ready to make their mark in the Rose City. The two-year-old Portland Seed Fund just graduated its fourth class of early-stage companies. The incubator, a unique public-private partnership supported by various government agencies and organizations, gave the startups $25,000...
Meet the 11 startup grads from the Portland Seed Fund
MediaTek combines 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 into a single chip, calls it the MT7650

Bee.tv Recommendation Engine for TV and Film

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From shopping to music, the overload of information on the Web has been shaped and ordered by recommendation engines. One very important aspect of the online experience has been overshadowed: video. Milan- and Tel Aviv-based Bee.tv, currently in beta, has introduced a proprietary, cross-platform recommendation service to personalize television, film...
Bee.tv Recommendation Engine for TV and Film

Reebok and mc10 team up to build CheckLight, a head impact indicator to help diagnose concussions (hands-on)

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Concussions have always been a concern for those who play contact sports. However, there's been a renewed focus in recent years by the sports community -- the NFL in particular -- to learn more about concussions in the interests of promoting player safety. Pro leagues aren't the only folks...
Reebok and mc10 team up to build CheckLight, a head impact indicator to help diagnose concussions (hands-on)

Astella Investimentos backs TUILUX to help it apply big data to social TV in Brazil

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TUILUX has received investment from Astella Investimentos, the Brazilian VC fund announced today. The startup uses artificial intelligence, data mining and natural computing to build recommendations, a skill which it now plans to apply to TV. As a matter of fact, Astella’s investment is aimed at supporting the launch of...
Astella Investimentos backs TUILUX to help it apply big data to social TV in Brazil
Bluetooth SIG finalizes standards for running and cycling sensors

Chomp app-discovery app for Android has seen its last days thanks to Apple

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The Android version of app discovery app (yes, that's a thing) Chomp is no longer, leaving only the iOS versions until Apple integrates Chomp's technology into its own App Store. GigaOm noticed the change on Friday morning, two months after Apple's acquisition of the company. Chomp's website once offered three...
Chomp app-discovery app for Android has seen its last days thanks to Apple
HireQ helps job seekers find their career soul mates

Apple looks to improve app search and discovery with Chomp acquisition

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App discovery in the iOS App Store is about to get a lot better thanks to Apple's recent acquisition of a company called Chomp. Apple confirmed reports of the acquisition to the Wall Street Journal on Thursday after TechCrunch first reported on the story, but declined to discuss the...
Apple looks to improve app search and discovery with Chomp acquisition

Hitting 20M Downloads, Azumio Releases Sleep Time To Measure Your Zs (From Your iPhone)

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Palo Alto-based Azumio isn’t exactly a household name when it comes to mobile apps, so one might be surprised to learn that, collectively, their apps have pulled in over 20 million downloads. That’s because Azumio is plugging away at building a suite of biofeedback apps that measure your heart rate,...
Hitting 20M Downloads, Azumio Releases Sleep Time To Measure Your Zs (From Your iPhone)
ShareThis helps publishers figure out their social weaknesses
AfterCollege's Employer Popularity Index turns college recruiting into a popularity contest
IndieGoGo raises $15M from Khosla Ventures, doesn’t use Kickstarter to get it

Disney Interactive launches storytelling app Story for iOS

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Disney Interactive today launched Story for iOS, a storytelling app that accesses a user’s camera roll of photos and videos on their mobile device and automatically organizes their media into stories, which can be personalized, saved and shared. Disney senior director of engineering Scott Gerlach told Inside Mobile Apps that...
Disney Interactive launches storytelling app Story for iOS

TopicFire Launches Facebook News Pages

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Launched in December, news aggregator TopicFire has now turned its attention to Facebook. It has generated two dozen news pages devoted to breaking news topics, populated on Facebook. These run the gamut from Apple News to World News. (Via the latter, I just found out actor Gary Coleman is in...
TopicFire Launches Facebook News Pages

Layar Introduces Layar Stream to Help You Find Popular Nearby AR Content

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Amsterdam-based mobile augmented reality developers Layar are announcing today the launch a new service that will make it easy for users to discover the most popular local AR content from their iPhones or Android devices. Layar, a mobile AR browser that serves 1.2 million augmented objects each day, will now...
Layar Introduces Layar Stream to Help You Find Popular Nearby AR Content

Sync.ME Launches Android Version After After Hitting Five Million Installs On iPhone

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Cobook, a contact management app alternative to Mac OS X’s default address book, today released its iOS version, which creates a unified address book by syncing your iPhone contacts with data from social networks. But the game just got more competitive, as Sync.ME, a social contact synchronization service displays the...
Sync.ME Launches Android Version After After Hitting Five Million Installs On iPhone

App Annie's new intelligence tool helps tie consumer app-buying decisions with business objectives

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App Annie, the app ranking and market intelligence firm, launched a new product it believes will help publishers, marketers, and investors make better and quicker decisions. Called App Annie Intelligence, it’s a tool that can be accessed not only on the Web, but through Tableau Software’s platform, enabling companies to...
App Annie's new intelligence tool helps tie consumer app-buying decisions with business objectives
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