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Penny Arcade raises $528k on Kickstarter, no home page ads for a year

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What the Penny Arcade home page will look like without ads, thanks to the Kickstarter campaign. Chalk up another big milestone for the crowdfunding phenomenon. Penny Arcade raised more than $528,000 from its fans in a Kickstarter campaign that ended yesterday, clearing the way for the Seattle-based webcomic and events...
Penny Arcade raises $528k on Kickstarter, no home page ads for a year

Nuji announces new partnerships to offer even more to loyal online shoppers

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Today Nuji takes to the stage at The Next Web Conference Startup Rally. The commerce service that has been dubbed ‘Pinterest with rewards‘ is announcing new partnerships with French Connection and Red Wing shoes. Visitors who come to see the Startup Rally action will be presented with a link on...
Nuji announces new partnerships to offer even more to loyal online shoppers

Google slates Pwnium 3 contest for March 7, offers up to $3.14159m for vulnerabilities in Chrome OS

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Google on Monday announced it is hosting its third Pwnium competition, aptly named Pwnium 3, on March 7. The security contest’s main focus will be Chrome OS, for which the company will be offering up to a total of $3.14159 million in rewards for security researchers (Google loves using geeky...
Google slates Pwnium 3 contest for March 7, offers up to $3.14159m for vulnerabilities in Chrome OS

Best Practices For Writing For Online Readers

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I have less than 30 seconds to capture your attention with this post, so here goes: if you read some, most or all of the next 750 words or so, you will know how to write Web copy that is more useful to readers of your blog or Web site....
Best Practices For Writing For Online Readers

Companies See More Opportunities, Work With Facebook's Timeline For Brands

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Facebook launched Timeline For Brands this morning, which will give brand pages the same look, feel and functionality as the personal page Timelines the social network has been rolling out since September. We spent the morning asking more than two dozen brands for their initial reactions to Timeline, how...
Companies See More Opportunities, Work With Facebook's Timeline For Brands
Social Shopping Site Shopcade Introduces 'Perks' To Reward Its Most Influential Shoppers
With new U.S. presence, Shopcade expands its social commerce business model
Activision brings Skylanders franchise to iOS with Skylanders Cloud Patrol

Book discovery startup Libboo raises $1.1m seed round

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Libboo, a TechStars Boston startup that aims to “create the next digital bestseller,” has raised $1.1 million in seed funding. The round was led by Massachusetts VC firm MassVentures. Libboo’s goal is to build buzz around books by connecting “buzzers,” or “readers who love to share and talk about books,”...
Book discovery startup Libboo raises $1.1m seed round
Mobile Commerce App PayDragon Launches Checkout, Shipping Almost Anything In 2 Days Or Less

Mexico Startup Awards: These nominees need your vote

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Whilst Argentina is about to welcome our startup award ceremony, our Mexico Startup Awards are now entering their second competition phase, as we are ready to announce the list of nominees for each category. As you may remember, we will unveil the list of winners during a public event that...
Mexico Startup Awards: These nominees need your vote

This Startup's Revenue Exploded From ~ $10 To ~$30 Million Last Year

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No, Thrillist won't be eyeing an IPO anytime soon. But its business has grown leaps and bounds in the past year. We spoke with cofounder Ben Lerer who updated us on all of the numbers. In the past year, Thrillist's revenue has more than tripled. Lerer says it grew...
This Startup's Revenue Exploded From ~ $10 To ~$30 Million Last Year
Taking a Cue from Social, Jivox and Music Interactive Partner to Bring Music Downloads to Online Ads

AUO, LG, Toshiba pay $571 million to settle LCD price fixing lawsuit, broken record keeps skipping

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The way LCD price fixing lawsuits keep popping up and settling in short order, you'd think they were going out of style. The latest motley group to face a reckoning includes AU Optronics, LG and Toshiba, the combination of which has agreed to pay a total of $571 million...
AUO, LG, Toshiba pay $571 million to settle LCD price fixing lawsuit, broken record keeps skipping

Facebook May Be About To Jump Into The Virtual Currency Offers Game

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We’re hearing that Facebook is going to start rolling out its own version of offers, which let users earn virtual currency credits in return for signing up for services like Netflix or filling out a survey. These deals have been made popular by companies like Offerpal, gWallet and Super Rewards,...
Facebook May Be About To Jump Into The Virtual Currency Offers Game

Discover launches Passbook support for cardholder rewards

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Discover released an updated version of its iPhone app on Thursday that will enable cardholders to store and redeem eCertificates through Apple?s Passbook app....
Discover launches Passbook support for cardholder rewards

The Best Apps For Dad's New iPhone

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With over 500,000 apps in Apple's App Store it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which ones are useful or fun. Whether your Dad received an iPhone for father's day or has had one for some time check out these apps that are sure to add some personality to...
The Best Apps For Dad's New iPhone

Gamification Startup SessionM Raises $20M Led by Charles River Ventures

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SessionM, a startup led by Quattro Wireless co-founder Lars ALbright, just announced that it has raised $20 million in a Series B round of funding. The round was led by Charles River Ventures, with participation from past investors Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. CRV partner Jon...
Gamification Startup SessionM Raises $20M Led by Charles River Ventures
Level capping truly, unapologetically sucks

Alau.me Wants To Fix iOS Marketing With Bit.ly-Like Links And More

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People are always complaining about the difficulty of getting found in the Apple App Store, so a new startup called Alau.me (pronounced “allow me”) is trying to tackle the problem through a Bit.ly-like link service with referral tracking. Co-founder Brian Sabino says the team has built iOS apps itself, and it...
Alau.me Wants To Fix iOS Marketing With Bit.ly-Like Links And More
Don’t mess with credit: Why the future of payments is already in your pocket.

The NYPD goes mobile

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The New York City Police Department has released its own official iOS app, simply called NYPD. It’s available now as a free download for the App Store, even in non-U.S. territories, allowing curious users from outside the Big Apple access to a wealth of crime and law enforcement information. The...
The NYPD goes mobile

Roccat unveils Savu hybrid gaming mouse ready for CeBIT

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In the increasingly complex world of gaming mice, we'd be happy with one that doesn't scrape the paint from the top of our desk. Still, if your ambitions are a little loftier, Roccat's unveiled the Savu gaming mouse in anticipation for its big day out at CeBIT. Named after...
Roccat unveils Savu hybrid gaming mouse ready for CeBIT

How Hackers Can Be Good For Business

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For hackers who are just trying to help, the Dutch government has a new system to report holes. Noting that responsible hacking is "a good contribution" to increasing security in software and other technology, the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice set forth guidelines for hackers who spot security...
How Hackers Can Be Good For Business

Webcomic Penny Arcade launches Kickstarter project to go ad-free for a year

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In the old days of the cult webcomic Penny Arcade, the site was part of an ad network. When the dot-com bubble burst, it was left to its own devices and turned to the readers to support the site via donations, which it did for two years. Since then, the...
Webcomic Penny Arcade launches Kickstarter project to go ad-free for a year

Baseball Rampage - Earn Double Rewards on Easton Bats

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Baseball Rampage - Earn Double Rewards on Easton Bats

StartupBus Mexico: An interview with a first year conductor

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Have you ever participated in one of StartupBus‘ events? Here at The Next Web, we are big fans of this initiative, which is best described as a road trip for entrepreneurs – or better say, “buspreneurs.” Over the last few months, we have followed StartupBus’ journey from its European expansion...
StartupBus Mexico: An interview with a first year conductor

Until Yesterday, Kickstarter Had No $1 Million Projects—Today, It Has 2

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It's been a huge day for the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter, which saw its two most-backed projects reach $1 million in pledges within four hours of each other yesterday. The first project to reach the one-million-dollar threshhold was the Elevation Dock, an iPhone dock, which got its million from more than...
Until Yesterday, Kickstarter Had No $1 Million Projects—Today, It Has 2

MindMixer Raises $1.5M For Virtual Town Halls, Launches ImproveSF Website,

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If you live in San Francisco, you probably spend a lot of time complaining about the lackluster public transportation. I’m no exception — so today, I was really excited to see a new government website called ImproveSF, where residents can submit and vote on suggestions about how to make Muni...
MindMixer Raises $1.5M For Virtual Town Halls, Launches ImproveSF Website,

Sony patent application aims to put names to faceless MMO players, organize real-world meetups

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Dear MMO players, Sony's getting worried about your indoor tan. Really. The electronics giant's even gone so far as to file a patent application to get you out of your parent's basement and into the great outdoors. Alright, so the move isn't altogether altruistic -- it's more of a...
Sony patent application aims to put names to faceless MMO players, organize real-world meetups
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