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Vimeo absorbs iOS app maker Echograph, bets on the GIF-making craze

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It's not often we hear about Vimeo making any type of acquisition, but today the company let it be known that it has picked up the team (and assets) behind Echograph, an iOS application that focuses on turning videos into animated GIFs. What's more, Vimeo, as part of the...
Vimeo absorbs iOS app maker Echograph, bets on the GIF-making craze

Samsung Galaxy S III said to be launching in April

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Samsung may launch the successor to its wildly popular Galaxy S II smartphone this coming April according to a new claim. Following the leak of an image depicting what will likely be the first Galaxy-branded smartphone to carry Samsung’s custom user interface atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, industry...
Samsung Galaxy S III said to be launching in April

4Moms Begins Shipping The Breeze Baby Crib

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Get thee to the 4Mommery because if you’re the parent of an infant/toddler, you have got to get you one of these. This is the smoothest, nicest playpen ever made by a home robotics company ever in the history of playpens, which is saying a lot. As I mentioned...
4Moms Begins Shipping The Breeze Baby Crib
This Chart Shows Why Apple Desperately Needs New Products (AAPL)
In Silicon Valley, it's good to be king

Digital Forensics And Cyber Security Firm AccessData Gets $45M Investment From Sorenson Capital, Silicon Valley Bank

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AccessData was among the first companies to focus on digital forensics, cyber security and litigation support when it was founded all the way back in 1987. The company never took any outside funding. That is, until today. Access data just announced that it has received a $45 million investment from...
Digital Forensics And Cyber Security Firm AccessData Gets $45M Investment From Sorenson Capital, Silicon Valley Bank

First Chilean game on Kickstarter aims for OUYA

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Chilean firm Syrenaica is launching the first Kickstarter campaign for a Chilean game, the company announced today. Called Evilot, it will be a HTML5 app optimized for tablets and mobile devices. While the indie gaming startup’s ambition is to make Evilot available across multiple platforms, it is especially keen to...
First Chilean game on Kickstarter aims for OUYA

Drivers Would Rather Use Their Smartphones Than Mediocre Built-In Navigation Systems

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Drivers increasingly prefer using applications on their smartphones to the navigation systems that come installed in their cars. In a survey by J.D. Power and Associates, 46 percent of respondents said they "definitely would not" or "probably would not" repurchase a navigation system from the manufacturer, if they had the...
Drivers Would Rather Use Their Smartphones Than Mediocre Built-In Navigation Systems

No medals for the Twitter twits who can't tell a spoof from a true story

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Our media commentator and Channel 8 boss tackles the bulging online postbag over his Olympics columnTo: All staff, Channel 8From: Rupert Sawyer, chief executive of Channel 8Subject: Well done to all those in the post roomDear staff,What a lot of bother over nothing you've had to endure at Channel 8...
No medals for the Twitter twits who can't tell a spoof from a true story
Why Facebook's stock is struggling despite phenomenal revenue growth
Multiple reports say iPhone 5 will launch on September 21st
More than 360,000 Apache websites imperiled by crticial vulnerability
The 99 cent smartphone game sending bikes to Africa

$3.5 M. and 31 Days to Go? Kickstarter Has Officially Hit the Tipping Point

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We'll probably end up writing this post eight more times, because this smartwatch project on Kickstarter has already raised $3,521,979 (three million, five hundred twenty-one thousand, nine hundred and seventy-nine dollars) with 31 days (a whole freaking month) to go before time runs out. The startup is nearing its third birthday and recently hit a stretch...
$3.5 M. and 31 Days to Go? Kickstarter Has Officially Hit the Tipping Point
IHave50Dollars Is An App.net For People With $50

Trulia Gets a Boost From a Strong Mobile Real Estate Market

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A lot of companies aspire to have a mobile strategy, and then there are companies, like Trulia, that already have the beginnings of one. Pete Flint, CEO of the San Francisco-based online real estate company, told AllThingsD that traffic from mobile had increased 120 percent in the fourth quarter year...
Trulia Gets a Boost From a Strong Mobile Real Estate Market
AOL COO Artie Minson Is Leaving, Susan Lyne Is New CEO Of 'Brands' (AOL)

Rumor Has It: iPhone 4.0 Bringing Multitasking

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The iPhone has a number of advantages over its smartphone competitors, but one thing it hasn’t had that users have been clamoring for is true multitasking. Push notifications were intended as a workaround designed to give users the ability to stay up-to-date with multiple apps without having to actually run...
Rumor Has It: iPhone 4.0 Bringing Multitasking

HTC Facebook Phone Specs Leak, Outlining A Solid Mid-Range Device With FB And Instagram Pre-Loaded

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Question: How do you attract a key youth, mobile-first demographic to your social network and get them to increase engagement? Answer: Partner with an OEM handset manufacturer to create a powerful yet reasonably priced branded device with all your software already on board. Facebook looks to be readying a follow-up to...
HTC Facebook Phone Specs Leak, Outlining A Solid Mid-Range Device With FB And Instagram Pre-Loaded

Newsweek Daily Beast CEO Departs for Lerer Ventures

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Formerly of. (Photo: FontShop Newsweek Daily Beast CEO Stephen Colvin has decamped from his publishing bastion to take a gig as executive-in-residence at Lerer Ventures. As VC titles go it’s one of the less well-defined, but an announcement from the firm offered a little detail, saying that Mr. Colvin will offer...
Newsweek Daily Beast CEO Departs for Lerer Ventures

Amaya, not Zynga, buys Bwin.party-owned poker business Ongame for up to $33.3m

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Although social gaming juggernaut Zynga was reportedly ‘leading the race’ in a bidding war for online poker provider Ongame Network just a few months ago, Amaya Gaming Group has ended up winning it. The Montreal, Canada-headquartered gaming company this morning announced that it has acquired Ongame from Internet gambling powerhouse...
Amaya, not Zynga, buys Bwin.party-owned poker business Ongame for up to $33.3m

Do VCs Like Games? Gaming Startups and Investors

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The gaming industry continues to see phenomenal growth - from console systems to social games. The 12 million subscribers of Blizzard's World of Warcraft - once the giant of gaming - now seems small compared to the 80 million Farmville players. Farmville's maker, Zynga was recently estimated to be worth...
Do VCs Like Games? Gaming Startups and Investors

Exablox Raises $22M From Norwest And Others To Disrupt The Enterprise Storage Market

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Enterprise storage company Exablox $22 million in funding from DCM, Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), and US Venture Partners. Founded in 2010, Exablox recently emerged from stealth to tackle the enterprise storage market. Exablox says that that runaway costs, complicated installation, cumbersome management, and lack of data security are the primary...
Exablox Raises $22M From Norwest And Others To Disrupt The Enterprise Storage Market

Amazon May Have Had A Bad Earnings Miss, But It's Still Revolutionizing Retail

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Yesterday, Amazon announced it had missed estimates for sales, earnings and forward guidance.  CEO Jeff Bezos attributed the losses to a massive investment in daily-deal site LivingSocial that didn't pan out. Amazon shares tumbled and skeptics argued that Amazon selling the Kindle at-cost and offering free shipping to certain members...
Amazon May Have Had A Bad Earnings Miss, But It's Still Revolutionizing Retail

Remote desktop software Splashtop 2 launches for Windows Phone 8

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Slashtop has a proven track record of bringing the full desktop experience to mobile devices, and now its expertise has come to Windows Phone 8 with the launch of the Splashtop 2 app. The remote desktop client for Redmond's latest mobile OS is free to download until August 31st,...
Remote desktop software Splashtop 2 launches for Windows Phone 8

Seattle data center operator AdHost acquired by Cequel

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AdHost, one of Seattle’s better known data center operators, has been acquired in a deal of undisclosed size by TierPoint Seattle Holdings, a subsidiary of Cequel Data Centers. Cequel operates about 100,000 square feet of data center space through Colo4, Perimeter Technology and TierPoint. “We believe this will be a...
Seattle data center operator AdHost acquired by Cequel

Gogo gets the green light to provide in-flight WiFi over Canada

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Folks over in the US of A have been utilizing Gogo's up-in-the-air wireless amenities for quite some time now, which isn't something we can say about our dear neighbors from The Great White North -- unless, of course, you count the company's current Aircell's Gogo Biz service. That said,...
Gogo gets the green light to provide in-flight WiFi over Canada

An explanation for geeks: why Google hasn't won anything against Oracle's Java APIs

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I just reported on Oracle's and Google's competing proposals for determining copyright damages.This present blog post may be of interest to many of those who follow the Oracle v. Google trial, but it has a different style from my other posts, which mostly target a legal and business-oriented audience: it...
An explanation for geeks: why Google hasn't won anything against Oracle's Java APIs
Vimeo acquires GIF-making app Echograph to challenge Vine & Cinemagram

Zynga is “all in” to acquire Bwin.party-owned poker business Ongame: Report

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Social gaming juggernaut Zynga is poised to take over online poker provider Ongame Network from its current owner, Internet gambling powerhouse Bwin.party. An exclusive report from eGaming Review (eGR) – behind a paywall – says Zynga is ‘leading the race’ to acquire Ongame, although there are four other unnamed bidders...
Zynga is “all in” to acquire Bwin.party-owned poker business Ongame: Report
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