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Etsy-Style Social Commerce Platform Startup, Kitsy Lane, Raises $3.5M Series A Led By Data Point Capital, Longworth Venture Partners

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Kitsy Lane, an Etsy-style social commerce platform startup that lets its users open their own internet boutiques selling jewellery or accessories, has announced it’s closed a $3.5 million Series A funding round, led jointly by Data Point Capital and Longworth Venture Partners. Existing investor Point Judith Capital also contributed to the round. As part of the investment, Data Point...
Etsy-Style Social Commerce Platform Startup, Kitsy Lane, Raises $3.5M Series A Led By Data Point Capital, Longworth Venture Partners

Analyst: T-Mobile USA might announce arrival of iPhone next week

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With T-Mobile COO Jim Alling hinting that the iPhone was too expensive at a recent conference in Barcelona, it seemed like the carrier was planning continuing with its bring your own iPhone strategy for its continually expanding iPhone compatible 4G network. However, today a note from Merrill Lynch analyst Scott Craig...
Analyst: T-Mobile USA might announce arrival of iPhone next week
Google reportedly worried Apple will drag its feet in approving new iOS Google Maps app

Nintendo's Scott Moffitt tells us what we need to know about the Wii U launch (interview)

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Nintendo want the Wii U launch on Nov. 18 to be the video game event of the holiday season. Scott Moffitt, executive vice president of sales and marketing, is the man in charge of making that happen. The Japanese company has a lot at stake on the Wii U,...
Nintendo's Scott Moffitt tells us what we need to know about the Wii U launch (interview)

Stop slouching! Startup scores cash for high-tech posture-sensing waistband

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Now, here’s a product that just seems perfect for desk-bound, laptop-typing geeks like us. Meet the Lumo BodyTech, a device worn around the waist which vibrates when one slouches. Those vibrations are meant as a gentle reminder to sit up straight. (Now, I don’t have to hear it from my...
Stop slouching! Startup scores cash for high-tech posture-sensing waistband

Morgan Stanley Upgrades Netflix, Says Amazon Isn't A Direct Threat (NFLX, AMZN)

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Netflix stock boasts one of the ugliest charts you'll ever see. However, at least one analyst thinks it's finally time to buy. Morgan Stanley's Scott Devitt raised Netflix to "overweight" this morning while maintaining his $85 price target, which represents an upside opportunity of almost 30 percent. "Why now?" writes...
Morgan Stanley Upgrades Netflix, Says Amazon Isn't A Direct Threat (NFLX, AMZN)
The Vergecast 055 - November 15th, 2012

Viral Video Chart: Mila Kunis, Iron Man 3, moonwalking pony spoof

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Watch the Friends with Benefits star talk Nando's, Jägerbombs and Baywatch with a nervous interviewer in our web clip chartWho would be a Hollywood superstar? What a life, eh? Any leading actor would tell you that finishing a movie doesn't mean the end of the job - for every big...
Viral Video Chart: Mila Kunis, Iron Man 3, moonwalking pony spoof

Azure Media Services opens to the public, helping developers deliver streaming video to any device

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Today Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure Media Services, a new set of tools and analytics to help developers build massively scaling media delivery services involving real-time video. For example, Microsoft claims that “Last year several broadcasters used Windows Azure Media Services to stream the London 2012 Olympics.” That in mind,...
Azure Media Services opens to the public, helping developers deliver streaming video to any device

Menlo's Shervin Pishevar And Goldman's Scott Stanford Leave Their Day Jobs To Do Something Really Vague

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Menlo Ventures partner Shervin Pishevar and Goldman Sachs managing director Scott Stanford have left their day jobs to build a new venture called Sherpa. The creation of the firm, which was first reported by AllThingsD, is designed around a new model for building and creating companies through a mix and...
Menlo's Shervin Pishevar And Goldman's Scott Stanford Leave Their Day Jobs To Do Something Really Vague

Nintendo's Scott Moffit on staying relevant in this console generation (interview)

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Stay on top of all our E3 2013 coverage here. LOS ANGELES — Nintendo is in a tight spot. The Japanese company launched its Wii U last fall, but it has had a tepid response from the market. The new consoles from Sony and Microsoft are arriving this fall, and...
Nintendo's Scott Moffit on staying relevant in this console generation (interview)

Apple Integrates Facebook Into iOS6

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As expected, Apple has announced a significant integration of Facebook into iOS6, the next generation of its mobile operating system. Apple’s Scott Forstall just told today’s WWDC keynote, in Apple’s typically understated style, that the company has worked with Facebook to create... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Apple Integrates Facebook Into iOS6

Amazon advances to in-season TV streaming with CBS's Under the Dome

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When CBS starts airing Stephen King’s new drama Under the Dome this summer, viewers will have two ways to watch it: On CBS or through Amazon Prime Instant Video. New episodes of Under the Dome will be available for viewing on the site four days after they’re first broadcast on CBS....
Amazon advances to in-season TV streaming with CBS's Under the Dome

Digital Content: Amazon Isn't Really in the Netflix Business

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Image: methodshop.comNetflix stock has been on a tear today, up more than 11% to almost $74 as the markets readied to close. The bump, even as the Nasdaq traded every so slightly down, was based primarily on what amounts to a “buy” rating from Morgan Stanley’s Scott Devitt. The gist...
Digital Content: Amazon Isn't Really in the Netflix Business

This 24-Year-Old's Startup, Quirky, Just Nabbed Another $68 Million ... And Mary Meeker

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Quirky, the super-hot New York startup founded by 24-year-old Ben Kaufman, just raised another $68 million in Series C funding. That brings the total raised since it was founded in 2009 to $91.3 million. This round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with significant participation from new investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield...
This 24-Year-Old's Startup, Quirky, Just Nabbed Another $68 Million ... And Mary Meeker

Twilio Raises A $70M Series D As They Consider An IPO

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Twilio, the company whose APIs help developers easily add SMS, voice, and VoIP functionality to their applications, has closed a Series D round of $70M dollars. The round was led by Redpoint Ventures, along with Draper Fisher Jurvetson and existing investors, Bessemer Venture Partners. As part of the deal, Redpoint’s...
Twilio Raises A $70M Series D As They Consider An IPO

Apple's Scott Forstall ousted after refusing to sign apology, reports say

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Following the furor over the company's mapping service, the iOS software chief refuses to sign a letter apologizing for its shortcomings, according to the Wall Street Journal. [Read more]...
Apple's Scott Forstall ousted after refusing to sign apology, reports say

13 Essential Social Media Lessons for B2B Marketers from the Masters

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This series is supported by the MarketingProfs B2B Forum, where you’ll learn the ins-and-outs of social media as part of your overall B2B marketing mix. Register today!Social media marketing might feel simple for the B2C crowd, but with B2B, it’s an entirely different beast. Businesses are entities that are...
13 Essential Social Media Lessons for B2B Marketers from the Masters
Microsoft Adds Android Support To Windows Azure Mobile Services
90 Seconds on The Verge: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Scott Forstall's exodus, and Windows 8 upgrades

Apple exec talks about the iPhone's early days, the secrecy of 'Project Purple'

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The back and forth of Apple and Samsung's spat can be tiring, it's true, but the legal debacle has its moments. Cupertino's Scott Forstall, for instance, took the stand on Friday to give some insights on the beginnings of what Apple called "Project Purple," and the secrecy that surrounded...
Apple exec talks about the iPhone's early days, the secrecy of 'Project Purple'

Chrome OS to fully integrate Google Drive

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One of the requirements for any cloud storage solution is that it feel integrated with as many operating systems as possible. Google Drive is no exception, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that Google's own operating system, Chrome OS, can look forward to deep Google Drive integration. In...
Chrome OS to fully integrate Google Drive
Official: Yellow pages may be worthless

Apple takes the wraps off iO6

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Apple’s Scott Forstall took the stage at Apple’s event in San Francisco today to show off some new features in iOS 6. Forstall started out with a quick demo of the new maps app which adds turn-by-turn navigation and impressive satellite images that users can view from different angles by swiping two...
Apple takes the wraps off iO6

Booting Up: What Will Facebook Stock Do Now Edition

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Peter Thiel. We may have screwed up a little on the Facebook IPO, admits NASDAQ [Wall Street Journal] Facebook stock starts trading in Europe [Bloomberg] The rise and fall of Yahoo’s Scott Thompson [New York Times] Rovio used its $42 million investment last year to pay its owners as new investors...
Booting Up: What Will Facebook Stock Do Now Edition

Way To Go, Tim! (Are You Paying Attention, Yahoo?) (AOL, YHOO)

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AOL just announced that it will sell 800 patents to Microsoft for $1 billion cash. Way to go, Tim Armstrong!  Attention Yahoo's Scott Thompson: this is how you make big money off a patent portfolio without poisoning your rep in Silicon Valley (and getting counter-sued in the process). Please...
Way To Go, Tim! (Are You Paying Attention, Yahoo?) (AOL, YHOO)
Adobe Updates Creative Cloud With File, Settings And Preference Syncing, Deep Behance Social Integration

Proprietary Hadoop Is A Losing Strategy

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Hadoop, nearly synonymous with Big Data, has many failings. But open source is not one of them. In fact, Hadoop's open-source license remains one of its biggest draws, giving enterprises plenty of reasons to persevere in using it despite its shortcomings. It's therefore hard to see how EMC's new Pivotal...
Proprietary Hadoop Is A Losing Strategy

The iPhone 5 Reviews Are The Most Positive We've Ever Seen For A Smartphone (AAPL)

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People who had their hands on an iPhone 5 for the last week are publishing their reviews tonight and we have to say these are probably the most overwhelmingly positive reviews we've read for any gadget. MG Siegler at TechCrunch writes, "The iPhone 5 shines in just about every conceivable...
The iPhone 5 Reviews Are The Most Positive We've Ever Seen For A Smartphone (AAPL)
Nintendo's Scott Moffitt dishes on the Wii U's $299 price, living room strategy, and more (interview)
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