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At the Pool snags $750K, launches redesign to create offline friendships

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Human beings are naturally driven to form relationships and communities. Unfortunately, much of the social Web lends itself to duplicating existing relationships rather than fostering new ones. This may be fine for those content with the status quo, but for anyone looking to broaden their horizons, move to a...
At the Pool snags $750K, launches redesign to create offline friendships

Filtering Social Media To Find Signal Out Of Noise

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Yesterday's WSJ had an interesting piece about Alacra's new Pulse Pro offering. For those that don't know, I invested in Alacra in 1999 via Flatiron Partners and have been on its board ever since.Alacra has been developing and selling information services to the banking, brokerage, accounting, and consulting businesses for...
Filtering Social Media To Find Signal Out Of Noise

Sorry, Dealers: In the Future We'll Get All Our Drugs From This 3D Printer

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Pills, pills, pills. (Photo: Global Post) 3D printing aficionados eager for the new technology to disrupt the vice market were dismayed to discover this week that the much-hyped 3D printed gun fired six shots before falling the f*ck apart. But fear not: Kurzweil AI reports that a new 3D printer has been developed,...
Sorry, Dealers: In the Future We'll Get All Our Drugs From This 3D Printer

SocialFlow Lets Marketers Double-Down On Popular Tweets With Real-Time Analytics

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SocialFlow was founded to help brands manage their messaging on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. For $99 a month, it has a platform that provides a proprietary algorithms to determine when a company should send a particular message out, based on its content, and automatically Tweets it out or...
SocialFlow Lets Marketers Double-Down On Popular Tweets With Real-Time Analytics

Shopping Engine Decide.com Rolls Out Premium Pricing: "When To Buy" Recommendations Now $5 Per Month

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Decide.com, the shopping search engine that tells consumers both what and when to buy, is introducing its premium level of service today. Starting now, Decide.com will begin to charge for its “when to buy” recommendations – the recommendations which serve as Decide.com’s distinguishing feature versus the other shopping search services...
Shopping Engine Decide.com Rolls Out Premium Pricing: "When To Buy" Recommendations Now $5 Per Month

Ad.ly responds to twitter’s in-stream advertising ban. Says it’s not going anywhere.

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Ad.ly, the in-stream advertising network, has just issued a response to twitter’s third party in-stream advertising ban by saying it “supports twitter’s decision to disallow any third party tweets” and it’s “business as usual”. In an email statement and now a blog post, Ad.ly’s new CEO Arnie Gullov-Singh says that:...
Ad.ly responds to twitter’s in-stream advertising ban. Says it’s not going anywhere.

JDSU picks up Arieso for $85M to help carriers serve heavy mobile data users

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Optical equipment and network testing firm JDSU has bought the British location-aware software outfit Arieso, which helps carriers precisely site their small cells so they can better offload heavy users’ mobile data. Mobile networks are based on cells, which can only support so many local users at once before performance...
JDSU picks up Arieso for $85M to help carriers serve heavy mobile data users

Lumify Launches To Stitch Beautiful Short Videos Together On Your iPhone

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More and more, people are shooting videos on their phones. But once the video is done, what do they do with it? For most users, those videos sit there, unused and unshared, on the mobile device. A few startups have emerged to help users create more entertaining videos and share...
Lumify Launches To Stitch Beautiful Short Videos Together On Your iPhone

Guestmob Challenges Online-Travel Incumbents

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(This story was originally posted on sister blog Venture Capital Dispatch.) Online travel upstart Guestmob, which gives travelers deals on 3- to 5-star rated hotel rooms at prices that are 20% to 50% lower than what’s available from other major travel sites, is rolling out its service to 20 U.S. cities....
Guestmob Challenges Online-Travel Incumbents
Metaio's New SDK Allows SLAM Mapping From 1,000 Feet

Shutterfly buys Israeli photo analysis, story-telling software startup Photoccino

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Personal publishing service company Shutterfly has acquired Israeli photo software Photoccino for undisclosed terms, the company announced this morning. This is Shutterfly’s third acquisition this year, after snapping up online photo services business Kodak Gallery for $23.8 million and online publishing company Tiny Prints in a deal valued at $333...
Shutterfly buys Israeli photo analysis, story-telling software startup Photoccino
HireQ helps job seekers find their career soul mates

Wajam Partners With Shopping.com To Add Comparison Shopping To Its Social Search Engine

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Wajam, one of the most promising players in social search besides Google and Microsoft, today announced that it is partnering with Shopping.com to add comparison shopping to its social search results. With this, the browser plugin now goes beyond just showing you relevant social media posts from your friends when...
Wajam Partners With Shopping.com To Add Comparison Shopping To Its Social Search Engine

Educational Technology Company Knewton Scores $12.5 Million More

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Online educational technology startup Knewton has completed a $12.5 million round of funding led by New York City-based VC firm FirstMark Capital, after securing a $6 million Series B round of financing a little over a year ago. Returning investors include Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, First Round Capital, and...
Educational Technology Company Knewton Scores $12.5 Million More

Nara Brings Its Restaurant Recommendation Service To iOS And Android, Expands To 25 Cities

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In the world of restaurant recommendations, the focus is squarely on social recommendations these days. Nara, which is launching its mobile apps for iOS and Android today, is taking a different approach. The service tries to learn your preferences and uses its own set of proprietary algorithms to give you...
Nara Brings Its Restaurant Recommendation Service To iOS And Android, Expands To 25 Cities

New job search engine uses 'science' to make matches

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Bright.com uses the dating-site approach to job hunting, deploying proprietary algorithms that supposdly find the best fit between employers and job seekers. [Read more]...
New job search engine uses 'science' to make matches

Early Googler raises $750,000 for ‘social TV guide’ tweetTV

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Austin, Texas-based tweetTV, which offers an eponymous real-time social TV guide service and is not to be confused with TWiT.tv, has raised $750,000 in seed funding from angel investor Joe Kalfa. TweetTV was started in 2009 by Bradley Markham, who worked at Google in the early days, from 2002 to...
Early Googler raises $750,000 for ‘social TV guide’ tweetTV

WePay Debuts Veda, An Intelligent Risk Engine That Leverages Social Media Data To Prevent Merchant Fraud

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Online payments startup WePay is announcing the launch of Veda, an intelligent social risk engine that leverages social media data as well as traditional business data to catch merchant fraudsters. As we’ve written in the past, Y Combinator-backed startup originally formed to make it easier for groups to collect money...
WePay Debuts Veda, An Intelligent Risk Engine That Leverages Social Media Data To Prevent Merchant Fraud

Playnomics uses deep analytics to help game publishers pitch ads to the right players (exclusive)

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Playnomics wants to unite predictive marketing and data science for games. It is advanced that cause today with the launch of PlayRM Revenue, a new product add-on that lets game developers monetize players effectively and brands to engage audiences in a meaningful way. The mobile, browser and social platform...
Playnomics uses deep analytics to help game publishers pitch ads to the right players (exclusive)

Zillow moves into home improvement with its new Digs marketplace

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Real estate information marketplace Zillow has announced a new home improvement marketplace called Zillow Digs, letting those on the hunt for new domestic interiors find inspiration, as well as get to grips with the cost of remodeling projects. The Web and iPad app lets users create, save and share Pinterest-style...
Zillow moves into home improvement with its new Digs marketplace

Google's New Big Data APIs a Big Gift to Startups?

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The flood of news from Google I/O continues as the company has announced a pair of services available to developers that provide public access to some of Google's internal data-analysis tools. BigQuery, a service for analyzing massively large sets of data, and Prediction API, an interface for utilizing Google's prediction...
Google's New Big Data APIs a Big Gift to Startups?

Springboard Mobile kicks off, and we'll be following the startup teams in a new video series

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London-based accelerator Springboard kicks off its mobile-themed program today, with ten mobile-focused teams descending on Google Campus for three months of intense coaching and hard work to get their products ready to face investors in December. You may remember our Tears, Tantrums & Tech video series that followed three of...
Springboard Mobile kicks off, and we'll be following the startup teams in a new video series

iRhythm raises $16M for wearable cardiac monitoring patch

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A wearable patch that can monitor a patient’s heart activity for two weeks straight has won a $16 million investment. iRhythm, a startup spun out of Stanford’s biodesign program, plans to announce on Wednesday that it has raised a Series D round that brings its total amount raised to $68...
iRhythm raises $16M for wearable cardiac monitoring patch

Backed By Google & Eric Schmidt, HomeLight Launches A New Way To Find The Best Real Estate Agents

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You’ve heard this story before: Person sets out to find an apartment or buy their first home. Person struggles to navigate the noise of Craigslist, manage applications, impressions, notes, scheduling open house times, and find quality, searchable recommendations on apartments, houses, landlords and real estate agents. Person becomes frustrated and...
Backed By Google & Eric Schmidt, HomeLight Launches A New Way To Find The Best Real Estate Agents
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