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Shopping site Gilt Groupe launches its first API and a developer portal to go with it

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When you think about the online flash sales phenomenon, the first company you think of is Gilt Groupe. It has raised $236M in funding and provides access to deals on anything from luxury cookware to clothing. It’s a private sales site and it looks like Gilt is ready to spread...
Shopping site Gilt Groupe launches its first API and a developer portal to go with it
Gogobot Opens For Business In Europe (Smart Move: 44% Of Its Customers Are Here Already, Says CEO Travis Katz)

How Google will court startups at London ‘Campus’

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When the news broke a few months ago that Google was taking up a lease on a seven-storey building in East London, it wasn’t exactly clear what the Internet giant wanted the space for. There were some vague mentions of a “creative space” and “hackathons” but in reality it all...
How Google will court startups at London ‘Campus’

VMware Kills Off A Pricing Scheme Customers Hated (VMW)

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Customers should love new VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger's first big move. He's killing off an unpopular pricing scheme that had really ticked off customers. Called "vRAM," it was a complex way of figuring out how much VMware would charge for its software licenses. It was introduced a year ago, when...
VMware Kills Off A Pricing Scheme Customers Hated (VMW)

Malaysia's Ministry of Education goes gaga for Google, adopts Chromebooks and Apps for Education

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In the past, "going Google" was something only cities or state and federal governments did -- transitioning entire systems to the tech giant's cloud. But now, entire countries are making the leap and to do it, they're getting a giant Mountain View-assist. Following in the footsteps of the Philippines,...
Malaysia's Ministry of Education goes gaga for Google, adopts Chromebooks and Apps for Education

Good call: Path apologizes, erases all lifted address book data from servers

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Path CEO Dave Morin Path, the mobile app for cataloging your daily activities and sharing them with a relatively small circle of contacts, came under serious fire on Tuesday when it was discovered that Path’s iPhone app imports all of its users’ address book data onto Path’s own servers without...
Good call: Path apologizes, erases all lifted address book data from servers

Salesforce announces brand new social initiatives, inside and out

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When you think of Salesforce, you might not think of it as a social company. Its business products “in the cloud” store all of your business records, transactions, and notes. However, with some recent acquisitions in the past six months, the company is calling this decade “the decade of social”....
Salesforce announces brand new social initiatives, inside and out
How This Guy Turned His Shoe Obsession Into A Prime Acquisition Target

First Look: Pixelmator 2.2 Blueberry goes live in the Mac App Store

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As promised, image editor Pixelmator released a substantial update to its OS X app on Thursday, with over 100 new features and improvements including shapes, smart move, paint selection and an "effect" called Light Leak.    ...
First Look: Pixelmator 2.2 Blueberry goes live in the Mac App Store
Netflix gets it: Arrested Development’s 10 new episodes premiering at the same time

Marissa Mayer Wants To Give Every Yahoo Employee An iPhone (YHOO, AAPL)

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Even while she was at Google, New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer used an Apple iPhone. ("I use lots of phones," she once told us.) Now, according to two sources close to Yahoo employees, Mayer wants every employee at her new company to use one too. To make sure they do,...
Marissa Mayer Wants To Give Every Yahoo Employee An iPhone (YHOO, AAPL)

Google Now Coming To The Desktop, Per Chromium Builds For Windows And Chrome OS

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Google Now on Android is one of the more genuinely exciting developments for that mobile OS in recent memory, and new evidence today signals it’s on its way to the desktop, too. A new reference to Google Now support for Windows and Chrome OS in the latest Chromium backend specifically allows a...
Google Now Coming To The Desktop, Per Chromium Builds For Windows And Chrome OS
The Fancy gives you cash for sharing the stuff you love

Is GitHub Selling Out or Moving Up?

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After years of adamantly flying solo, one of the industry's most prominent and successful bootstrappers just took $100 million from a prominent venture capital firm. Why did GitHub do it, and is the company abandoning its principles or making a smart move for future growth? Abandoning Bootstrapping Social coding...
Is GitHub Selling Out or Moving Up?

Spotify Just Came Up With The Best Use We've Seen For The Facebook Timeline

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Spotify has taken Facebook's Timeline to its logical extreme and put up more than 1,000 years of music history. Originally, Facebook's Timeline could only go back to 1800 A.D., but some institutions like Harvard University complained that they were older than that, so Facebook moved the deadline back to...
Spotify Just Came Up With The Best Use We've Seen For The Facebook Timeline

MeeGo's 'Saviour' Heads To China: Jolla Signs Deal With Chinese Retailer D.Phone

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Jolla Mobile — Meego’s saviour in the making — is certainly ambitious, perhaps insanely so. The Finnish startup made up of a crack team of ex-Nokians is already committed to release not one but two Meego-powered smartphones, launching a new handset brand along the way. It’s early days, of course,...
MeeGo's 'Saviour' Heads To China: Jolla Signs Deal With Chinese Retailer D.Phone

Catch up with headlines on the move as VeriFone launches Sky News in London’s iconic black cabs

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Passengers in London’s Hackney carriages will soon be able to make the most of their time when stuck in traffic jams or on the move. VeriFone, known for its payment systems, has announced an agreement with Sky News to broadcast bulletins in licensed cabs in the capital. Breaking news from...
Catch up with headlines on the move as VeriFone launches Sky News in London’s iconic black cabs

'An iPad Mini Would Be The Competition's Worst Nightmare' (AAPL, AMZN, GOOG)

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Apple has been working on iPads of various shapes and sizes since 2009, says Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu in a note this morning. He was commenting on the increasing chatter that Apple is thinking about releasing an iPad mini, that would only be 7.85-inches big. He says Apple has...
'An iPad Mini Would Be The Competition's Worst Nightmare' (AAPL, AMZN, GOOG)
Facebook Is Making Its Most Critical Update To News Feed In 7 Years Tomorrow

Juniper to buy SDN startup Contrail in deal worth $176M

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Juniperhas announced its plan to purchase stealthy networking startup Contrail Systems for $176 million in stock and cash. The deal, which Juniper disclosed in an SEC filing, and tiny blog post, was struck last week and should close before the end of this year. Contrail gets $57.5 million in cash...
Juniper to buy SDN startup Contrail in deal worth $176M

Read This Before You Run Out And Buy An HTC Phone

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HTC just announced its sales forecast for the first quarter this year. It doesn't look good. The company even admitted it's getting spanked by Apple and Samsung. It also blamed poor sales of its LTE phones, those super fast "4G" devices you keep hearing about in Verizon and AT&T...
Read This Before You Run Out And Buy An HTC Phone

Google Reportedly Preparing To Sell Self-Branded Chromebooks

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Google is committed to the Chromebook and a report out of China indicates a Google-branded model is on its way. If true, this is a smart move and would help the fledgling desktop platform gain traction. The sellout success of recent Nexus products shows Google finally knows how to do...
Google Reportedly Preparing To Sell Self-Branded Chromebooks
Shpock Wants To Be A Flea Market In Your Pocket

42Floors Launches ‘Showroom’ For All The Stuff Offices Need After Signing The Lease

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42floors, the startup that launched in March out of Y Combinator’s Winter 2012 class, is still only providing its commercial real estate search product in the San Francisco Bay Area. But today the company went national with the debut of “Showroom,” a marketplace that provides all the stuff businesses need...
42Floors Launches ‘Showroom’ For All The Stuff Offices Need After Signing The Lease

Spotify Radio Nudges Millions of Listeners Toward Paying For Music

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Last week, Spotify made a big splash by launching an unexpected new feature. The company made Spotify Radio, a Pandora-style Internet radio service formerly for the desktop, available to mobile devices as well. Spotify Radio is notable not just because it's available on iOS, or because could pose a challenge...
Spotify Radio Nudges Millions of Listeners Toward Paying For Music
Birchbox Rebrands In The UK, Hopes To Take A Little Shine Off Glossybox And Other Beauty Box Rivals

Amazon is expanding its Appstore for Android to nearly 200 countries worldwide

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Amazon’s Appstore for Android devices will soon be available in nearly 200 countries, including new regions such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South Africa, South Korea, Papua New Guinea and Vatican City. The app store will be rolling out internationally in the coming months, although developers can start submitting their...
Amazon is expanding its Appstore for Android to nearly 200 countries worldwide

Wantster, Canada's Answer To Fancy, Picks Up $4M From Radio Station Owners Evanov Communications

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Wantster, a site founded earlier this year in Canada that lets users collect images of things they want from around the web and pin them on a central page — a kind of Canadian Fancy – has announced a round of funding: $4 million from Evanov Communications, a Canadian radio broadcasting company....
Wantster, Canada's Answer To Fancy, Picks Up $4M From Radio Station Owners Evanov Communications

Facebook's Real Mobile Question, Post-Instagram: Can It Challenge Apple and Google?

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Facebook made a smart move today, acquiring red-hot mobile photo-sharing service Instagram for $1 billion. Not only does Facebook now own an important mobile property, but it also took its biggest threat - a thriving mobile-only social network - off the market. Brilliant. But that's just part of a bigger,...
Facebook's Real Mobile Question, Post-Instagram: Can It Challenge Apple and Google?

RunKeeper dumps Windows Phone, citing limited usership

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RunKeeper, an app that helps you keep track of your workouts, and injects a social element into running, is pulling the eject button and leaving the Windows Phone platform, along with Symbian. Of course, one app does not a platform make, and so this isn’t much more than a symbolic...
RunKeeper dumps Windows Phone, citing limited usership
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