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Top 5 Spotify Apps For Music Discovery

Social beauty recommendations site Preen.me lands $800k from Li Ka-shing, others

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Pinterest-inspired beauty product recommendation service Preen.me was only launched last June, on a shoestring budget no less, and already the site has managed to build up a Facebook community of more than 175,000 ‘fans’. Engagement levels on the site are quite high, too, leading our contributor from Israel, the lovely...
Social beauty recommendations site Preen.me lands $800k from Li Ka-shing, others
Why is Yahoo on a spending spree?
Following Walmart.com's Lead, Amazon Adds Facebook-Enabled Gift Suggestions

Content-Recommender Outbrain Buys Content-Fetcher Scribit

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You’re one of those brands that wants to be in the content business, but you don’t want to spend a lot of time making content? There are people who can do that for you. And now you want to make sure people see that content? There are people who can...
Content-Recommender Outbrain Buys Content-Fetcher Scribit

Gatsby + Foursquare: Find Friends or Enable Stalkers?

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Such is the power of social media that a query on Facebook via Friendfeed, from an online friend I’ve never met despite college and social circle overlaps, led to discovering Gatsby, a location-based social recommendation service that works off the Foursquare mobile social platform. Gatsby looks at check-in data from...
Gatsby + Foursquare: Find Friends or Enable Stalkers?

Notifications as a Platform: Google's New Field Trip App Pushes Fun Local Facts

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Google today rolled out Field Trip, a new app made by an internal incubator run by John Hanke, one of the creators of Google Earth. The app interrupts mobile users in the course of their daily lives with interesting recommendations and history about places near them. What I find particularly...
Notifications as a Platform: Google's New Field Trip App Pushes Fun Local Facts

Now You Can Scrobble Songs You Hear on YouTube to Last.fm

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For all the excitement over streaming services, cloud lockers, Internet radio and newer trends like group listening, one of the biggest sources of music online is a site that was built for other purposes all together. YouTube has become a major repository of music over the years, and its smartphone...
Now You Can Scrobble Songs You Hear on YouTube to Last.fm

Let’s Get Personalized: Moving Beyond Recommendations

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Editor’s note: Hank Nothhaft is the co-founder and chief product officer of Trapit, a personalized content discovery platform currently in beta. Trapit was incubated at SRI and the CALO project. eBay’s recent acquisition of the recommendation service Hunch was an important score for the online retailer, giving it a way...
Let’s Get Personalized: Moving Beyond Recommendations

Yelp launches in Turkey, its 20th country

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Yelp has announced today that its location and recommendation service has launched in Turkey. This marks the 20th country that Yelp has expanded its services, which include an app and on-the-ground community members that keep the data up-to-date. Miriam Warren, Yelp VP of New Markets, says that its community building efforts will...
Yelp launches in Turkey, its 20th country
Undercutting Startups, Walmart Launches Food Subscription Service, Goodies.co, For $7 Per Month
Kevin Rose's Oink iOS app shuts down after less than five months

Podcast: Google Maps, Amazon + Facebook, and EveryMove's 'mileage program' for your health

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You can get rewarded for shopping, eating, gambling, flying and pretty much everything else these days. But what about rewards for being healthy? Russell Benaroya of EveryMove in the KIRO Radio studios. (Erynn Rose photo) That’s the concept behind EveryMove, a Seattle-area startup whose CEO, Russell Benaroya, is our...
Podcast: Google Maps, Amazon + Facebook, and EveryMove's 'mileage program' for your health

Former Marks and Spencer chairman Sir Stuart Rose joins fashion recommendation site Dressipi in advisory role

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Dressipi, the online fashion and recommendation service has announced that the former chairman of Marks and Spencer (M&S), Sir Stuart Rose is to join the company as its chairman. In short, Dressipi is a consumer clothing site that offers a personal style guide, fashion tips and advice. It was recently...
Former Marks and Spencer chairman Sir Stuart Rose joins fashion recommendation site Dressipi in advisory role

When is the social curation bubble going to burst?

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You just can’t move for social curation services right now. The biggest noise might be coming from Pinterest, which is growing like a weed — but whether it’s the new-look Delicious, Switzerland’s Paperli, shopping curation site Svpply, image service Mlkshk or another site, the fact is that almost everybody seems...
When is the social curation bubble going to burst?
Big Tech: Feds Move Closer to Suing Google Over Search

Think it all happens in Silicon Valley? You’re wrong! Part 10: Rummble

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WiredUK recently mapped the UK’s technology startups based around London’s answer to Silicon Valley: Old Street’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’.Sponsored by Kodak and The Next Web, Techfluff.tv decided to delve a little deeper into London’s startup scene and video interview ten of these companies.Here in the final part of the series we...
Think it all happens in Silicon Valley? You’re wrong! Part 10: Rummble

Yahoo picks up Stamped in talent deal to bolster its mobile business

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Mobile recommendations service Stamped has been acquired by Yahoo. The deal was confirmed on the Stamped blog this afternoon after an Instagram photo of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer posing with the Stamped team began to circulate online. Founded in April 2011, Stamped positioned itself as a social recommendation service that...
Yahoo picks up Stamped in talent deal to bolster its mobile business

Appsfire ranks the best iOS apps, not just the most-downloaded

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Operating on the theory that there are better ways to find great iOS apps than skimming the “top downloaded” lists on Apple’s App Store, Appsfire has published its first-ever alternative rankings that it says highlights the best quality apps, not just the ones with the highest download count. Appsfire is a...
Appsfire ranks the best iOS apps, not just the most-downloaded
AppHero Raises $1.8 Million For App Recommendation Service Which Learns Your Interests From Facebook
What Lies Beyond The Check-In: Foursquare To Launch Big New Redesign Next Week

Foursquare beefs up local venue data for 11 cities in data syndication deal with Voice Media Group

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Location-based social network Foursquare has announced today that it has entered a “strategic data syndication” deal with the Voice Media Group, which will allow the content provider’s Voice Places event data to appear throughout the Foursquare service. The Voice Media Group says that this information will be available on Foursquare for more...
Foursquare beefs up local venue data for 11 cities in data syndication deal with Voice Media Group
Enter The Pivot: The Critical Course Corrections Of Flickr, Fab.com, And More

Sōsh For iPhone Gives You Cool Socializing Ideas On The Go

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Eclectic local recommendation service Sōsh is launching on the iPhone, giving people a way to find cool things to do in San Francisco even when they’re away from a computer. Sōsh founder Rishi Mandall holds that users have moved from the “willing to spend time to save money” mentality of the deep...
Sōsh For iPhone Gives You Cool Socializing Ideas On The Go

Pandora launches a new 'Premieres' station for US users, previewing new albums up to a week before launch

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Internet radio and music recommendation service Pandora is rolling out a new service that will offer previews of upcoming album launches in their entirety, up to a week before they go on sale. Sponsored by T-Mobile for its initial roll-out phase, Pandora Premieres is being pitched as a “first-of-its kind...
Pandora launches a new 'Premieres' station for US users, previewing new albums up to a week before launch

Chris Dixon To Speak At Disrupt NY, As A VC

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Chris Dixon is back in New York quite a bit, he tells me, even though he recently got a place in San Francisco as part of his new job as a partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He’ll be at Disrupt NY the week after next, for example, to talk about his...
Chris Dixon To Speak At Disrupt NY, As A VC
Pinterest buys local recommendation startup Livestar

GetGlue helps you find Taste Neighbors who like the same books, movies, and music

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GetGlue, the social recommendation service from startup Adaptive Blue, has been collecting data about what its users like since its launch in November. Now it’s taking using that data to help those users find others who like the same things. To do this, the service (which works through both the...
GetGlue helps you find Taste Neighbors who like the same books, movies, and music

Refining Web Recommendations Through Friends

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A new mobile recommendation service aims to be a more trusted review service by getting friends to share reviews of movies, music and restaurants....
Refining Web Recommendations Through Friends

Pandora users listened to 13 billion hours of music in 2012, across 1 million songs and 100,000 artists

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Internet radio and music recommendation service Pandora has announced how its 2012 fared, with users listening to more than 13 billion hours of music, across one million songs and 100,000 artists. In the process, they also created 1.6bn stations, and more than 10,000 musicians and bands notched up 250,000 unique...
Pandora users listened to 13 billion hours of music in 2012, across 1 million songs and 100,000 artists
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