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LaunchRock launches the ultimate startup party campground for SXSW

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If you’re a startup looking to go viral… then you’ve very likely heard of LaunchRock, the San Francisco based startup that helps other startups build an audience with alluring, tweet-inducing launch pages. One year ago, (somewhat ironically) LaunchRock officially launched its viral launching platform, which includes analytical-style insights for its ever-growing...
LaunchRock launches the ultimate startup party campground for SXSW

(Public Transit) Maps, They Don't Love You Like I Love You

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(Public Transit) Maps, They Don't Love You Like I Love You: There’s been quite a bit of hoopla surround Apple’s decision not to include public transit directions in their new iOS Maps application, and instead outsource this to developers (many of whom have already been doing this for a while)....
(Public Transit) Maps, They Don't Love You Like I Love You
4tiitoo's eyeCharm Kinect Add-On Lets You Control Computers With Your Eyes

Chatting Is Great, But GroupMe's Mobile Apps Now Let Users Split Payments Too

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While the folks at GroupMe have spent some time exploring the world outside group messaging, they certainly haven’t given up on refining the formula that made them so appealing in the first place. Earlier today, GroupMe pushed out a pair of considerable updates that add some curious (and tremendously thoughtful)...
Chatting Is Great, But GroupMe's Mobile Apps Now Let Users Split Payments Too

Microsoft Sets The Record Straight, Says The Windows Phone 7.8 Update Is Coming In Q1 2013

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Windows Phone 8 has made its fair share of headlines lately but there hasn’t been has much official chatter about Windows Phone 7.8, the update intended to bridge the feature gap between older and newer Windows Phones. Well, consider that quiet streak broken — Microsoft confirmed today that the 7.8...
Microsoft Sets The Record Straight, Says The Windows Phone 7.8 Update Is Coming In Q1 2013
The Best Thing That Could Happen to Old Media: Magazines Becoming the New Bling

Just In Time For A Facebook IPO Tax Break, Eduardo Saverin Renounces U.S. Citizenship

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Well that’s some slick timing. Eduardo Saverin, known for co-founding Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg back in their college days at Harvard, has given up his United States citizenship. His name appeared on a list published on April 30 by the United States Office of the Federal Register, which issues a...
Just In Time For A Facebook IPO Tax Break, Eduardo Saverin Renounces U.S. Citizenship

Luxury Smartphone Brand Vertu Keeps Current CEO, Names Nokia Alum Anssi Vanjoki Chairman

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Nokia finally managed to offload its luxury-oriented Vertu brand to private equity firm EQT-VI late last week, but the parties involved seemed content to keep quiet at the time. Not so anymore — Vertu has just issued an official statement on the matter, and shed a bit of new light...
Luxury Smartphone Brand Vertu Keeps Current CEO, Names Nokia Alum Anssi Vanjoki Chairman

Online Banking Startup Simple Finally Makes It Easier To Move Money Into Your Account

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Simple has made some serious strides since it opened up to the public last year, but there’s one thing the service has just never been that great at: transferring money from one bank account to another. According to a post on the official Simple blog, those days are finally over...
Online Banking Startup Simple Finally Makes It Easier To Move Money Into Your Account

Amazon’s discounted gift cards set record pace for daily deals

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Amazon got lots of attention yesterday with its offer of a $10 gift card for $5 through its AmazonLocal daily deals service — so much attention, in fact, that it set a new record for the fastest-selling daily deal in the history of the industry, dating back to October 2008. That’s the...
Amazon’s discounted gift cards set record pace for daily deals

The Startup Bibles: These Books Are Flying Off The Shelves In San Francisco Right Now

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Just south of Market Street, where the very air of San Francisco seems thickened by a fog of bits, there's a redoubt of old-school print. Alexander Book Co. has been in business since 1990. Since the closure of nearby Stacey's in 2009, it's one of the few places in downtown...
The Startup Bibles: These Books Are Flying Off The Shelves In San Francisco Right Now

Samsung Gets on Board With Linux -- Literally

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When you think of global leaders in the open source movement, Samsung isn’t likely the first name to spring to mind. But perhaps it should be. On Tuesday the consumer electronics giant joined the Linux Foundation, donating half a million dollars to the nonprofit and claiming a seat on its...
Samsung Gets on Board With Linux -- Literally
Roku Wants To Be Part Of Your Next Smart TV, Raises $60 Million To Do It

AOL's patent sale to Microsoft: stripped clean, or savvy move?

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AOL strikes a deal with Microsoft to sell and license hundreds of patents. The move gives AOL a massive injection of cash. Now what, Tim Armstrong?...
AOL's patent sale to Microsoft: stripped clean, or savvy move?
BuddyTV Goes Local with Over-the-Air Channel Guide

Foursquare check-ins at Starbucks will fight AIDS in (RED) campaign

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Starbucks is teaming up with Foursquare and the (RED) organization to fight AIDS with the largest non-profit campaign in the history of social media check-in service. Under the campaign, announced this morning, the coffee retailer will donate $1 to the Global Fund for every Foursquare check-in at Starbucks in the...
Foursquare check-ins at Starbucks will fight AIDS in (RED) campaign

Airtime May Be Acquiring Former Hulu CTO’s New Startup, Erly

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Rumors are flying that Airtime, the video startup founded by famed Napster alums Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker, has allegedly made its first acquisition — before truly exiting stealth mode. The target? Erly, the Kleiner Perkins-backed startup aimed at letting people create social experiences around their experiences. It seems like...
Airtime May Be Acquiring Former Hulu CTO’s New Startup, Erly

Welcome to The Jony Ive Era Apple

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Apple’s Monday afternoon management shakeup was a historic one, the largest the company has seen since the ouster of former CEO Gil Amelio in 1997. And while details of the departures of Scott Forstall and John Browett — the guys who oversaw Apple’s iOS operating system and its retail stores,...
Welcome to The Jony Ive Era Apple

Tiger Woods Takes To Facebook To Make A Big Announcement

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Golf? No. He just wanted to confirm the rumors that he's dating Lindsey Vonn. In what may be the most-read Facebook post ever, (the hopefully formerly) philandering golfer Tiger Woods announced today that he is dating Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn. The post, which confirms rumors that have been swirling...
Tiger Woods Takes To Facebook To Make A Big Announcement

Startup Offers Failed Entrepreneurs A Million Dollar Signing Bonus

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It's hard to hire in tech. How hard? A startup called Twice is offering a $1 million cash and equity signing bonus to anyone who launched a startup through accelerator programs Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and TechStars and now needs another job. Twice is calling it a $1 million "aqui-hire." It's a...
Startup Offers Failed Entrepreneurs A Million Dollar Signing Bonus

Barry Diller and Scott Rubin Buddy up with the Atavist on Ebooks

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Killer Diller. (Photo: flickr.com/techcrunch, by Dave Getzschman) Apparently not content to disrupt the television business, Barry Diller is up to yet another new project. The New York Times reports that Mr. Diller is partnering with producer Scott Rubin and publishing vet Frances Coady to launch Brightline, a new venture–in the publishing business....
Barry Diller and Scott Rubin Buddy up with the Atavist on Ebooks

Jay-Z and Beyonce Introduce Their Baby to the World. On Tumblr.

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Whether or not this is part of Tumblr's new "original content" plan or not, it sure is a boon to the social networking site: Beyonce and Jay-Z just debuted the much sought-after first pictures of their child, Blue Ivy Carter, to the world on Tumblr. The site—helloblueivycarter.tumblr.com—has a note welcoming...
Jay-Z and Beyonce Introduce Their Baby to the World. On Tumblr.
MetroPCS Finally Gets Shareholder Blessing For T-Mobile USA Merger

Hon Hai Looks Toward Indonesia's Promising Economy As Apple's Growth Slows

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Hon Hai is planning to diversify its business away from producing Apple devices by signing an agreement with Indonesia to make and sell handsets in that country, reports Reuters. A Hon Hai spokesman said that the company, which derives about 60 to 70 percent of its revenue from manufacturing work...
Hon Hai Looks Toward Indonesia's Promising Economy As Apple's Growth Slows

What do you think of these leaked "next generation" iPhone parts? Do you think after saying, "We are going to double down on secrecy" that Apple is being so careless as to let these parts leak so easily? Is it possible that this is all a misdirection and

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I have no clue if those pictures are legit or not. But based on the chatter going around, it *seems* like they're at least the right idea.  As for Apple being careless, this is a very hard problem to solve. Right now, they outsource the actual manufacturing of their products...
What do you think of these leaked "next generation" iPhone parts? Do you think after saying, "We are going to double down on secrecy" that Apple is being so careless as to let these parts leak so easily? Is it possible that this is all a misdirection and

Microsoft Expands Retail Surface With 32 New Holiday Stores

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As part of the big retail push that will follow the launch of Windows 8 and its forthcoming Surface tablet, Microsoft will open a number holiday stores in the U.S. and Canada. And Monday morning, the company announced the 32 markets its chosen to for this pop-up brick-and-mortar storefronts. The...
Microsoft Expands Retail Surface With 32 New Holiday Stores

Software-defined networking forces Juniper's big shift

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Juniper Networks, the networking gear provider, has completed what a startup might call a pivot, but what is in reality a savvy move designed to meet head-on the challenges that software-defined networking poses to its business. What Juniper has managed to do with this shift is to take the biggest...
Software-defined networking forces Juniper's big shift
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