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Kid-Friendly Social Network Everloop Is Coming To iPhone, Raising Series A

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Everloop, the social network for children under 13, is planning to launch a mobile application, making it one of the first companies to attempt a mobile, social network just for kids. The app, arriving in the third week of June, will translate the desktop experience to the small screen, beginning...
Kid-Friendly Social Network Everloop Is Coming To iPhone, Raising Series A

HootSuite launches ‘Teams’ toolkit for serious business users

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Social media management dashboard HootSuite is continuing its push out into the corporate social sphere by rolling out HootSuite Teams, a toolkit it says is aimed at “serious business collaboration”. Launched in 2008, HootSuite is a platform that lets users manage multiple social networks through a single dashboard, and the...
HootSuite launches ‘Teams’ toolkit for serious business users
The Story of Skout: From Deadpool’s Door to $22M Led By Andreessen Horowitz
Quepasa And MyYearbook Rebrand As MeetMe

Blindsquare uses Foursquare data to guide the visually impaired

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Blindsquare is giving guidance systems for the visually disabled a new twist with user-generated Foursquare data, text-to-speech, GPS and some OpenStreetMap mojo. While users are out and about, the app narrates their trip via headphones with information about nearby places, intersections or guidance to their destination. One shake of...
Blindsquare uses Foursquare data to guide the visually impaired

Backed With $1.5M, CircleUp Aims To Be The AngelList For Consumer And Retail Startups

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The funding environment for technology-focused startups these days is getting to be a bit ridiculous, so some tech industry folks may need to use their imaginations for a second to understand this concept. There are a lot of companies out there today — with real products, real employees, and, yes,...
Backed With $1.5M, CircleUp Aims To Be The AngelList For Consumer And Retail Startups

Jive Debuts New App Integrations, Universal Web Access For Social Network For Businesses

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Social enterprise company Jive is debuting a number of new features for its social network for businesses today. The company is also announcing its Try Jive, a free 30-day trial for customers. Jive is one of the giants on the social enterprise space. Modeled to offer Facebook-like features to enterprises,...
Jive Debuts New App Integrations, Universal Web Access For Social Network For Businesses

Quepasa, MyYearbook Complete Rebranding As MeetMe, Will Start Trading Today As MEET

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Quepasa, the Latin American social networking company that merged with myYearbook, announced in April that it was rebranding as MeetMe. Now the company says the rebranding is complete, capped off with the fact that Quepasa (which is publicly traded on NYSE Amex), will now trade under the MEET ticker symbol,...
Quepasa, MyYearbook Complete Rebranding As MeetMe, Will Start Trading Today As MEET

Face.com acquisition by Facebook not a done deal yet (but getting close)

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Will Facebook end up buying facial recognition technology startup Face.com for around $100 million as Israeli business media reported earlier this week? TechCrunch says the acquisition is both ‘happening’ and a ‘done deal’, which are two very distinct things as far as we know. What we hear is that it’s...
Face.com acquisition by Facebook not a done deal yet (but getting close)
The Weather Channel’s Revamped Website Goes Social, Tells You When It Will Rain

Twitter makes subtle UI changes that could have a big impact on your Twitter.com experience

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I mostly use Twitter.com to tweet (sue me, I don’t like running too many desktop apps) and I noticed that something changed overnight. I couldn’t quite place my finger on what changed, exactly, but I wasn’t the only Twitter user who noticed. Fortunately, Twitter IM application maker Bonfire tells us...
Twitter makes subtle UI changes that could have a big impact on your Twitter.com experience

Google Glasses Make Their Public Debut

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Google Inc. Google may be making a new contribution to nerd fashion with “Project Glass,” or eyeglasses that instantly provide users with visual info including messages from friends and map directions. Google posted the first official information about the project on Wednesday. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Google actually...
Google Glasses Make Their Public Debut

Watch a blind man drive to Taco Bell with a little help from Google’s robot cars

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Self-driving cars are one of the things that remind you of the good old days of Google, when they were more focused on quirky “twenty-percent-time” projects than playing catch up in the social networking space. While the projects are still far from a legal reality in most states, Google has...
Watch a blind man drive to Taco Bell with a little help from Google’s robot cars

ThreatMetrix Picks Up $18 Million To Expand Its Fight Against Cybercrime

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The world of data breaches and other malicious online acts are on the rise — with some $2 trillion lost to IT thefts and other cybercrimes annually, according to research from Goldman Sachs — so we will continue to see a focus on companies that try to combat these threats....
ThreatMetrix Picks Up $18 Million To Expand Its Fight Against Cybercrime

Tim Berners-Lee: demand your data from Google and Facebook

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World wide web inventor says personal data held online could be used to usher in new era of personalised servicesTim Berners-Lee, the father of the world wide web, has urged internet users to demand their personal data from online giants such as Google and Facebook to usher in a new...
Tim Berners-Lee: demand your data from Google and Facebook

AOL Sells 800 Patents For $1 Billion To Microsoft [Memo To Staff]

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This just in: one chapter of AOL’s patent journey is coming to an end. The company is selling 800 patents to Microsoft for just north of $1 billion. Tim Armstrong, the CEO of AOL, says that the company will continue to sold on to about 300 patents and patent applications...
AOL Sells 800 Patents For $1 Billion To Microsoft [Memo To Staff]

Cairo accelerator Flat6Labs graduates its second cycle of seven startups

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We took a look at Flat6Labs, a Cairo-based accelerator in October when it launched its first cycle with 5 startups under its wing. Fast forward 7 months later, and the accelerator is graduating its second cycle of startups. Founded by venture capital firm Sawari Ventures and the American University in Cairo,...
Cairo accelerator Flat6Labs graduates its second cycle of seven startups

Badgeville raises $25M, shows gamification has legs

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While skeptics still scoff at the term gamification, Badgeville keeps gaining the trust of big companies and investors, who believe in its power. Badgeville announced Wednesday it raised $25 million in a round led  by Interwest Partners, bringing total funding to $40 million to date. The cash influx reflects the...
Badgeville raises $25M, shows gamification has legs
1M Users Strong, Schoology Grabs $6M To Take On Blackboard, Moodle

Bob Marley biopic will be the first U.S. film to stream on Facebook the second it hits theaters

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‘Marley’, the documentary about legendary reggae singer Bob Marley directed by Kevin Macdonald, will be available for streaming on Facebook in the US. Not only that, but the Facebook instant streaming option will also coincide with the biopic’s theatrical opening, in a welcome first for any U.S. film to date....
Bob Marley biopic will be the first U.S. film to stream on Facebook the second it hits theaters

Snowciety launches as Path-meets-Google-Latitude for skiiers

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Small-scale, mobile-first social networks are on the rise – just look at the likes of Path or Pair for proof of that. Now Snowciety is launching at The Next Web Conference to bring a combination of social networking and location tracking to the ski slopes of the world. The Amsterdam-based...
Snowciety launches as Path-meets-Google-Latitude for skiiers

comScore: Google Sites Top Facebook On Mobile, But 4 Out Of 5 Mobile Media Minutes Spent In Apps

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Online and mobile research company comScore just released its newly rebooted and retooled Mobile Metrix report this morning, which examines mobile media usage across both apps and mobile web browsing. According to the new data, Google sites led as the top property on iOS, Android and RIM devices, reaching 96.9%...
comScore: Google Sites Top Facebook On Mobile, But 4 Out Of 5 Mobile Media Minutes Spent In Apps
Evernote and Pinterest just had a baby: Enter the new Springpad

Facebook now lets you download more of your data, including previous names, friend requests and IP addresses

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Coming under fire over its access to private information and its advertising services, Facebook today announced that it has expanded the breadth of its ‘Download Your Information‘ tool, allowing users to backup more detailed information from their social networking account. Posting to its Privacy page, Facebook details the new data...
Facebook now lets you download more of your data, including previous names, friend requests and IP addresses

Yandex debuts cloud storage service ahead of Google Drive’s arrival, offers 10GB

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It should come as no surprise that Yandex, the dominant search engine in Russia, is closely watching Google to try and stay one step ahead of the global search giant. The company really only needs to own the Russian market to thrive, and it’s doing a pretty good job at...
Yandex debuts cloud storage service ahead of Google Drive’s arrival, offers 10GB

Facebook IPO Docs Could Get Approval This Week, Followed by Road Show With Zuckerberg (No Guarantee on Tie)

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According to sources close to the situation, Facebook is anticipating getting approval from government regulators to officially distribute it S-1 public offering prospectus to investors within days, which would mean its road show could begin as early as next week. As I reported back in January, the social networking...
Facebook IPO Docs Could Get Approval This Week, Followed by Road Show With Zuckerberg (No Guarantee on Tie)
Want A Google Hangout But Without Google? YC-alum Meetings.io Have A Solution For You
Twitter-driven search leads to the rescue of a carjacking victim

1M Students Strong, Echo360 Secures $31M From Steve Case, Ted Leonsis To Flip Higher Ed

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As the old school gives way to the new, technology has begun to play an increasingly active role in the learning process — from primary to higher education. This has given rise to “blended learning,” or the strategic blending of face-to-face instruction with learning environments mediated by technology — be...
1M Students Strong, Echo360 Secures $31M From Steve Case, Ted Leonsis To Flip Higher Ed

Phonedeck Lets You Control Your Cellphone Via The Cloud

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An interesting new startup bubbling since it exhibited at TechCrunch 50 in the startup battlefield last year is Phonedeck. Effectively, it’s created the cloud-based desktop for the mobile phone. That means it can track your outgoing SMS content, but also log calls (though not content). The result? A sudden realisation...
Phonedeck Lets You Control Your Cellphone Via The Cloud
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