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Zillow renews deal with Century 21

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Shares of Zillow have been gaining steam in recent days, once again topping $30 per share and giving the Seattle online real estate company a market value of more than $1 billion. And now here’s another shot of good news for Zillow, which is announcing today that it has renewed a...
Zillow renews deal with Century 21

Craigslist killer found guilty of murder

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Richard Beasley who lured victims to their deaths by posting job ads on Craigslist website could face the death penaltyA US street preacher who lured victims to their deaths by posting job ads on the Craigslist website has been found guilty of aggravated murder and could face the death penalty.Ex-convict...
Craigslist killer found guilty of murder

Yahoo exec: We'd be crazy not to make a Google Glass app

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Yahoo is showing today a renewed focus on design for mobile devices. And when the Yahoo team talks about mobile devices, they’re not just referring to the tablets and smartphones you’re using today. They’re also talking about the smartwatches, visors, and God knows what else you’ll be using next...
Yahoo exec: We'd be crazy not to make a Google Glass app
Amazon, Eucalyptus team up for just don’t call it a hybrid cloud

Plympton Acquires Serial Fiction Pioneer DailyLit

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Ms. Lee. Good news for anyone who likes their fiction doled out chapter by chapter, Charles-Dickens style:  Today Plympton, the serial fiction studio cofounded by former New York Times reporter Jennifer 8 Lee and novelist Yael Goldstein Love, announced the acquisition of DailyLit, a site founded in 2006 as one of the earliest...
Plympton Acquires Serial Fiction Pioneer DailyLit

Starbucks switches to Square for payments, invests $25 million and will support Pay with Square

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While Square's mobile payment processing platform has already picked up some major players in retail to go along with more than a million small businesses, its biggest shot in the arm to date is a new partnership with Starbucks. The chain will use Square to process credit card payments...
Starbucks switches to Square for payments, invests $25 million and will support Pay with Square

Google Places for iOS becomes Google+ Local, adds voice search in the process

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It was only a matter of time before Google+ Local started spreading to the mobile space, and iOS looks to be its first landing spot through a rebadge of the Google Places app. Apart from achieving harmony with Google's rapidly swelling social universe and letting us check Zagat ratings...
Google Places for iOS becomes Google+ Local, adds voice search in the process

Apple Shutting Lala: Subscription iTunes Soon?

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Five months after buying the web-based music service, Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is now shutting Lala, in what is likely preparation for a web- or subscription-centric upgrade to its own iTunes Store. The site has stopped accepting new sign-ups and will shut to existing users on May 31, says a...
Apple Shutting Lala: Subscription iTunes Soon?

iJento Raises $8M From MMC Ventures, Nauta Capital, Oxford Capital Partners For Its Customer Intelligence Platform

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iJento, a provider of digital and multichannel customer intelligence for businesses who want to improve their customer targeting, has raised a new $8 million round of funding, led by MMC Ventures. Previous investors, Nauta Capital, and Oxford Partners, also participated in what is for them effectively a follow-on round. The...
iJento Raises $8M From MMC Ventures, Nauta Capital, Oxford Capital Partners For Its Customer Intelligence Platform

How Patent Wars Work

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How Patent Wars Work is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedApple and HTC are locked in a App. The actual legal complaints blatantly list 20 infractions that Apple feels HTC has made pertaining directly to Android devices....
How Patent Wars Work

Exceptional Buys Ranger To Give Monitoring Shot In The Arm To Its 'DevOps' Platform

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Some consolidation in the error tracking/monitoring space: Exceptional, the error-tracking service for cloud developers, has announced the acquisition of the Ranger monitoring service to extend the U.S. company’s ‘DevOps’ platform. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although Exceptional CEO, Jonathan Siegel, tells me it’s a “solid six-figure purchase”, and covers...
Exceptional Buys Ranger To Give Monitoring Shot In The Arm To Its 'DevOps' Platform
Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi says Xbox SmartGlass takes an open view of mobile-console integration (interview)
Here's how Bill Gates's ResearchGate investment might change the world for the better
Lyft Lifts $60 Million From Andreessen Horowitz, Gives 30,000 Rides A Week A Year After Launch

Ways To Get People To Do Things They Don't Want To Do

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Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com. He is the author of the forthcoming book “Hooked: How to Drive Engagement by Creating User Habits.” Follow him on Twitter @nireyal. A reader recently asked me a pointed question: “I’ve read your work on creating...
Ways To Get People To Do Things They Don't Want To Do

Social TV Analytics Startup Bluefin Labs Hires Former Razorfish Chief JP Maheu As Its New CEO

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Over the past year and a half, social TV analytics company Bluefin Labs has gone from being a stealth startup to becoming an invaluable provider of research for TV networks, brands, and agencies who want to delve into the social conversations that are happening around TV shows. Now, as it...
Social TV Analytics Startup Bluefin Labs Hires Former Razorfish Chief JP Maheu As Its New CEO
Windows Phone 8: everything we know so far

Austrian startups get $106m boost from the state

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The growing Austrian startup scene might be about to get a real shot in the arm, after the country’s finance ministry announced a €110 million ($135 million) ‘Young Entrepreneurs’ scheme. The cash, not all of which will come from the state, is going to be dished out over the next...
Austrian startups get $106m boost from the state

Photobucket Inks Editing Partnership With Pixlr, Dumps FotoFlexer, Looking For More Twitter-Like Deals

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The world of digital photography had a shot in the arm yesterday when Facebook picked up Instagram for $1 billion, and it’s perhaps a sign of how all players in that space now need to up their game. Today brings news of a development from Photobucket, the online photo site...
Photobucket Inks Editing Partnership With Pixlr, Dumps FotoFlexer, Looking For More Twitter-Like Deals

LA’s tech scene gets a shot in the arm from Science, the newest incubator

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The hustling Los Angeles tech scene is revolving around a new center these days: an incubator called Science. It started just a couple months ago and is the work of former MySpace CEO Mike Jones and Color co-founder Peter Pham. We took some time over the past couple of weeks to talk with Pham...
LA’s tech scene gets a shot in the arm from Science, the newest incubator
Mayor Pumps $33M Into London Startups With New MMC London Fund, TechCity To Benefit

Google and Kia partnership will bring Google Maps and Places to new cars this year

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Korean car-maker Kia is set to give its UVO eServices telematics a huge shot in the arm, teaming up with Google to offer its next-generation navigation system. The new setup will debut in this year's Sorento CUV, which is scheduled to arrive in Q1. Kia's updated (once Microsoft-assisted) UVO...
Google and Kia partnership will bring Google Maps and Places to new cars this year

Origin PC gives EON15-S, EON17-S a Kepler-based GeForce GTX 680M, games get a shot in the arm

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We hope you didn't pull the trigger too quickly on one of the higher-end configurations for an EON15-S or EON17-S, because Origin PC just revamped its two gaming laptops extraordinaire with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680M -- a chipset so fresh that NVIDIA itself hasn't made a full public reveal...
Origin PC gives EON15-S, EON17-S a Kepler-based GeForce GTX 680M, games get a shot in the arm

Silicon Valley Bank Launches In London To Bridge The Tech Funding Gap

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European startups get a shot in the arm this week with the launch of Silicon Valley Bank in London today. Known for its understanding of the tech space, SVB will target the technology and life science sectors. It will make loans of between £300,000 and £30 million to tech companies...
Silicon Valley Bank Launches In London To Bridge The Tech Funding Gap

PostDesk launches to give long-form journalism and online discussion a shot in the arm

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We’ve previously written that the death of the printing press doesn’t mean the death of the press. However, media organizations must evolve and work in new ways, a message that is starting to trickle throughout the press. Back in November, the UK’s Guardian newspaper reported a whopping 4m downloads of...
PostDesk launches to give long-form journalism and online discussion a shot in the arm

Flickr Admits To A Bug That Made Private Photos Public

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If you're a Flickr user, you may want to dig through that bulk inbox for an important heads-up from the photo sharing site. Reports have emerged that between January 18 and February 7, a portion of Flickr users' private photos were made public due to a software bug discovered during...
Flickr Admits To A Bug That Made Private Photos Public

National Archives donates 1.2 million digital objects to Digital Public Library of America pilot project

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The new Digital Public Library of America (or DPLA) will be kicking off its first big pilot project at the Boston Public Library next month, and it's now gotten a big shot in the arm courtesy of the US National Archives. It announced today that it's donating some 1.2...
National Archives donates 1.2 million digital objects to Digital Public Library of America pilot project
Disrupt Battlefield Finalist Expect Labs Locks Up $2.4M In Funding For Its Real-Time Conversation Analyzer

AOL On Network launches updated connected TV app, now with ad-serving capabilities and TiVo support

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Media powerhouse AOL launched its On Network back in April, providing a shot in the arm for its online content business. In a nutshell, On promised to bring all the company’s premium video content together, under one digital roof. Today, the AOL On Network is getting version 2.0 of its...
AOL On Network launches updated connected TV app, now with ad-serving capabilities and TiVo support

PlayMob Raises Funding To Incentivise Social Games To Carry Charitable Virtual Goods

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PlayMob, who’s product GiverBoard lets charities fundraise via a clever in-game micro-payment mechanic, has secured £500,000 ($787,000) funding from NESTA and Midven alongside angel investors. The team will now expand from 8 to 13 and the product gets a decent shot in the arm. Founded in 2007, Playmob’s GiverBoard lets...
PlayMob Raises Funding To Incentivise Social Games To Carry Charitable Virtual Goods
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