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Exclusive: Hipstamatic, Instagram To Unveil Photo-Sharing Partnership

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Last week, Instagram hit 27 million users, solidifying it not only as one of the most popular photo-sharing services on the market, but as one of the world's fastest-growing social networks. What's especially remarkable about Instagram's rocketing growth--its user base has tripled in the last six months--is that the startup...
Exclusive: Hipstamatic, Instagram To Unveil Photo-Sharing Partnership
Adobe Social Launches To Create And Monitor Social Ads
Instagram cuts off Twitter cards integration, further souring relationship

Pocket gets $5M from Baseline, Foundation and Google to expand its read later service to new platforms

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The incredibly popular ‘save for later’ service Pocket is now clocking some 1M items saved per day and has announced a new $5M round of funding. Participating in this round is Foundation Capital, Baseline Ventures and Google Ventures, with the funds going to boost the speed of its rollout to...
Pocket gets $5M from Baseline, Foundation and Google to expand its read later service to new platforms

BSkyB lands exclusive access to all 8 Harry Potter films, just in time for Christmas

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Last month, we reported that UK satellite broadcaster BSkyB (Sky) had signed a new movie deal with Warner Bros., which granted the News Corp.-backed company exclusive access to movies six months after their run ends in cinemas. Well, it seems this exclusive partnership is extending far beyond recently-released flicks, as...
BSkyB lands exclusive access to all 8 Harry Potter films, just in time for Christmas

Marvel comes to Apple’s iBookstore in a big way with over 80 graphic novels

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Marvel today announced that it was bringing more than 80 of its graphic novels to Apple’s iBookstore, reports The Loop. Marvel already peddles its wares via its own iPad app, but this latest move puts the generally longer graphic novels directly at the fingertips of iBookstore browsers. Marvel announced a...
Marvel comes to Apple’s iBookstore in a big way with over 80 graphic novels

Marketo Wants To Add A Social Boost To Every Marketing Campaign

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Last month, Marketo announced that it was acquiring social marketing startup Crowd Factory to add a social component to its marketing automation tools. Today the company is releasing its first products to come out of the deal. Marketo CEO Phil Fernandez says this represents the two companies’ technology “all put...
Marketo Wants To Add A Social Boost To Every Marketing Campaign

What Kind of Software Company Should You Work For?

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I met Peter Griess last night and heard him talk about his career. Even though he still has plenty of years ahead of him, he has already worked for NetApp, Yahoo, and now Facebook. He was part of a nine-person startup that worked on some interesting social email apps that...
What Kind of Software Company Should You Work For?

Does Your Enterprise Have A Social Silo Just Wasting Money?

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The need for integration between social media and SEO is steadily increasing. We have all read the articles about the way that content is +1′ed by people you follow is shown in Google results (or how content Liked by a Facebook friend is elevated in Bing results). You have also...
Does Your Enterprise Have A Social Silo Just Wasting Money?

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Reviews Windows 8: Elegant, Innovative And Puzzling

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A few days ago, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen quietly published an extensive review of Windows 8. In it, Allen – who resigned from the Microsoft board in 2000 but still consults for the company – calls Windows 8 “a significant evolutionary milestone in Windows development,” but his praise mostly focuses...
Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Reviews Windows 8: Elegant, Innovative And Puzzling

The "random collision" theory of innovation

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Leaders tend to surround themselves with people who are like them. Creating environments where "unusual suspects" can meet is the key to generating new business ideas. By Saul Kaplan, contributor FORTUNE -- Collaborators are everywhere. You will find them in the gray areas between silos. Just look up from your...
The "random collision" theory of innovation

Kinvey Raises $5 Million for Mobile and Web App Back End As A Service

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Kinvey, the TechStars startup out of Boston that provides a unique back end as a service (BaaS), has closed $5 million in a new Series-A round of financing, led by Avalon Ventures with Atlas Venture following on. Kinvey previously raised a $2 million seed round in August last year. Kinvey...
Kinvey Raises $5 Million for Mobile and Web App Back End As A Service

ComScore Says Nielsen's TV Ratings Must Die

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ComScore, the internet traffic measurement agency, published a white paper today in which it essentially declares war on Nielsen and its panel-based TV audience ratings in favor of a new standard of digital measurement that includes viewers on desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile screens. Advertisers have for years complained that...
ComScore Says Nielsen's TV Ratings Must Die

This CEO Has A Plan To Save Us From Email Hell

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Who doesn't want something better than email? We all spend too much time dealing with it. Avinoam Nowogrodski is CEO of Israeli-based Clarizen. It makes a cloud app that competes head-to-head with Asana. Asana has the Valley agog in part because its founded by two prominent ex-Facebookers but also because...
This CEO Has A Plan To Save Us From Email Hell

Cooliris talks photo-sharing: 'Adding another silo is probably not going to fly'

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After 3m installs of its iOS app, company is looking for partnerships with telcosWhile Facebook, Twitter and Instagram may have the biggest numbers when it comes to mobile photo-sharing, there are plenty of other companies making innovative (and popular) apps to help people shoot and share their own snaps, while...
Cooliris talks photo-sharing: 'Adding another silo is probably not going to fly'
ZipList’s everywhere recipe box lures 1 million cooks

How Two Startups Are Joining Forces To Fix the Mobile Silo Problem

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For most small game studios, designing for the iPhone and Android is a major pain point. Double Fine, the studio that made waves in February for its insanely record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, has found a clever solution via a partnership with Zipline Games, a Seattle-based gaming company that offers a mix...
How Two Startups Are Joining Forces To Fix the Mobile Silo Problem
Amazon's Appstore rumored to reach European markets this summer

IBM's Anjul Bhambhri: Letting Silos Be Silos

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The business of information technology has made verbs of many nouns, not the least of which is "siloing." On the one hand, workers in an enterprise tend to operate against their own interest when they continue to do their business from disparate silos. On the other, corporations that actively try...
IBM's Anjul Bhambhri: Letting Silos Be Silos

Netflix launches updated Xbox 360 app with 'Just for Kids' section aimed at under-12s

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Netflix has announced that the latest incarnation of its Xbox 360 app now includes ‘Just for Kids’, a section designed specifically for children. This feature is already available on its website, Nintendo Wii, Apple TV and PS3, so it’s little surprise to see it landing on Microsoft’s console/media player at...
Netflix launches updated Xbox 360 app with 'Just for Kids' section aimed at under-12s

Cracking The Nut With Jam, SAP Moves Social Tools Out Of The Silo And Into Business Apps

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SAP is rebuilding its social tools with a service called Jam that it will launch in November. It will combine social networking, real-time updates, and the ability to build apps that are “purpose built” for people who need to communicate with people inside and outside the corporate walls. Instead of...
Cracking The Nut With Jam, SAP Moves Social Tools Out Of The Silo And Into Business Apps

The Engadget Show 35: EVs in Portland, hacked bicycles and a Tesla Model S test drive

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With a transportation themed episode, it only seemed natural to take the Engadget Show out of our traditional digs -- it was also a great excuse to visit one of our favorite cities in the world: Portland, Oregon. We drove Mitsubishi's i-MiEV EV around the Northwestern green mecca, stopping...
The Engadget Show 35: EVs in Portland, hacked bicycles and a Tesla Model S test drive
The Crowdfunding Ecosystem Needs Contraction and Organization

Avado lands $1M to transform healthcare in the same way Mint upended personal finance

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Avado has reeled in $1 million in seed funding, money that the company will use to continue to eradicate paper-based inefficiencies in the healthcare industry and make it easier for patients to connect with health care providers. Founded by former Microsofties Dave Chase, Avado plans to announce the funding today at...
Avado lands $1M to transform healthcare in the same way Mint upended personal finance
Sony refreshes its interface for entertainment network

The Forest, the Trees, and the Next Big Thing

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Editor’s Note:  TechCrunch contributor Semil Shah currently works at Votizen and lives in Palo Alto; you can follow him on twitter @semil They say hindsight is 20/20. By now, everyone knows about the fastest-growing site on the web. Yet, for a period of time in 2011, despite all the signals pointing toward the phenomena, most in...
The Forest, the Trees, and the Next Big Thing

Onswipe expands into a massive content distribution network with its new UI

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Born out of TechStars, Onswipe makes it easy for any publisher, from a new blogger to the NY Times, to transform their content into an immersive experience on the iPad. It delivers a beautiful, app like experience on the web that’s completely built for the tablet. Still fresh from the...
Onswipe expands into a massive content distribution network with its new UI

Now on Identity

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As of July 1, I’m moving from Google’s Android team to our Identity group, to work on OAuth, OpenID, and that sort of stuff. Back to being a full-time Web guy, for a while anyhow. Why? Several reasons. First, it was made increasingly obvious to me that I wouldn’t...
Now on Identity

iMessage for the rest of us: MySMS syncs your texts across mobile, Web and desktop

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With smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops and other mobile connected devices, it can be frustrating not being able to access the same data, files and services when switching between contraptions. This is perhaps why we’re hearing words such as centralized and cloud-based becoming increasingly associated with digital offerings these days. With...
iMessage for the rest of us: MySMS syncs your texts across mobile, Web and desktop
So you've collected oodles of personal data: Tictrac helps you actually use it
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?