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A Guide to the Digital Advertising Industry That's Watching Your Every Click

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In this excerpt from his new book, The Daily You, University of Pennsylvania professor Joseph Turow takes you on a tour of the industry that's trafficking in the data you generate every day on the Internet. You don't have to be a privacy stickler to be worried. At the start...
A Guide to the Digital Advertising Industry That's Watching Your Every Click

Groupon Buys eCommerce Data Targeting Startup Adku

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I love the smell of acquisitions in the morning! We’ve just heard that Groupon has acquired Adku, a stealth startup that uses big data in order to personalize the online shopping experience for people visiting eCommerce sites like eBay, Amazon and Zappos. The company built their personalized targeting technology in...
Groupon Buys eCommerce Data Targeting Startup Adku

Rdio Does A Super Weird Stealth Launch In The UK And France

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Rdio has launched in the UK and France with a 7-day free trial of unlimited listening. Rdio hasn’t officially announced this, but it’s working. You can sign up for a free trial and stream. The cost is £4.99 a month in the UK for web-only streaming, and £9.99 a month...
Rdio Does A Super Weird Stealth Launch In The UK And France

Leap Motion Raises $12.75 Million, Wants To Change “The Future Of Human/Computer Interaction”

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Last year, stealth startup OcuSpec raised $1.3 million from Andressen Horowitz, Founders Fund, SOSventures International and a number of angel investors. Today, the company is announcing that is has raised a $12.75 million Series A round led by Highland Capital Partners with participation from its existing investors. This brings Leap...
Leap Motion Raises $12.75 Million, Wants To Change “The Future Of Human/Computer Interaction”

BloomReach Crunches Big Data To Deliver The Future Of SEO and SEM

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Today, after 3 years of machine learning development in stealth, BloomReach reveals its big data solution for website relevance optimization. BloomReach is capable of boosting organic search traffic by whopping 80%, and will flip the search engine optimization and marketing industries upside down, With a huge problem, a team of industry...
BloomReach Crunches Big Data To Deliver The Future Of SEO and SEM

Google Docs bumps up free storage to 5GB, primes servers for Drive?

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Is space at a premium in your Google Docs folder? Good news from Google, then, as it's just stealth-increased the storage allowance for its cloud-based document editor. Unfortunately, anyone that's already plumped for a paid extension of their Google Docs storage won't see an extra 5GB on top. This...
Google Docs bumps up free storage to 5GB, primes servers for Drive?

BBC's Director-General confirms instant video on-demand store is coming

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Just last week, rumors regarding the BBC's purported iTunes competitor were making the rounds. Now, thanks to Director-General Mark Thompson, we can confirm that it is indeed in the works. Currently known around the British offices as "Project Barcelona," the service is expected to be an à la carte...
BBC's Director-General confirms instant video on-demand store is coming

This Apple Engineer Nicknamed 'F*ckchop' Got The First Ever Call On A Prototype iPhone And Ignored It Because He Didn't Know The Number (AAPL)

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Meet Andy Grignon: An Apple engineer who had an usual title printed on his business card. As you can see in the photo, which he posted to Instagram, he was "F**kchop" at Apple, working on the iPod. Steve Jobs called him a "fuckchop" when Grignon was working on Apple's iChat...
This Apple Engineer Nicknamed 'F*ckchop' Got The First Ever Call On A Prototype iPhone And Ignored It Because He Didn't Know The Number (AAPL)

Harris new rugged tablet brings Honeycomb to your local combat-zone

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Harris makes the tough tech you'd expect to see census takers (leave it), NFL stadiums and public buses toting around. It's introducing a new 7-inch Android tablet that's so hard-as-nails it would make a Galaxy Tab go home and call its mother. The Harris RF-3590 packs a 1024 x...
Harris new rugged tablet brings Honeycomb to your local combat-zone

UpTo: An iPhone App That Unlocks Your Calendar’s Social Potential (In The Right Way)

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Back in December, Robin wrote about a Detroit app development startup called Rock City Apps, which had just raised a seed round of funding for its stealth iPhone app, UpTo. At the time, Rock City Co-founder and CEO Greg Schwartz (also the former CEO/co-founder of Mobatech and a director of...
UpTo: An iPhone App That Unlocks Your Calendar’s Social Potential (In The Right Way)

Sean Parker’s Stealth Video Startup Airtime Ready For Launch At June 5th Press Event

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Airtime looks to be finally ready for takeoff, as Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning’s stealth video startup just put up a blog stating “We look forward to saying hello on June 5th. Sign up to be first in line.” Airtime took a limited round of pre-registrations last month but is...
Sean Parker’s Stealth Video Startup Airtime Ready For Launch At June 5th Press Event

Snapguide should start a ‘how to raise more funding’ guide; secures $5 million

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Heavy Bits, the hot Silicon Valley startup behind ‘instructional knowledge’ sharing platform Snapguide, has raised $5m in new funding according to a public SEC filing. Started by former Googler Steve Krulewitz and former Yahoo-er Daniel Raffel, Snapguide is a free iOS app and Web service that lets people create and...
Snapguide should start a ‘how to raise more funding’ guide; secures $5 million
The surprising, stealth rebirth of the American arcade

Google Geek Chic: Augmented Reality Goggles

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The mystery of Google’s stealth consumer product has apparently been conclusively solved. The NY Times is confirming earlier reports that Google is going to release “heads up display glasses” by the end of the year. The glasses — or literal Google Goggles in this case... Please visit Search Engine Land...
Google Geek Chic: Augmented Reality Goggles

Ex-Huffpo CTO launches RebelMouse, a social publishing platform

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Paul Berry, the former CTO of the Huffington Post, is pulling back the covers today on his stealth social publishing start-up RebelMouse, allowing users to get a look at the service and sign-up on the waiting list. The service is a publishing tool that lets people pull in and present...
Ex-Huffpo CTO launches RebelMouse, a social publishing platform
First Look: OnTheAir’s Video Call-In Show Platform Makes Hangouts and Ustream Seem Static
Another ex-Ensemble mobile game startup, BonusXP, comes out of stealth (exclusive)

Sean Parker: The Internet Is Boring, So We're Launching Airtime

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Sean Parker is on stage revealing his stealth startup, Airtime, to hundreds of press and celebrities at MILK Studios in Manhattan. He says he and Fanning created Airtime because, while social media has made the world feel smaller, most services leave people processing information and forget to help us interact...
Sean Parker: The Internet Is Boring, So We're Launching Airtime

StartUp Health Launches First Class Of Healthcare Transformers [TCTV]

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It was only a few days ago that we brought in co-founders Unity Stoakes and Steven Krein to discuss their new startup Academy, StartUp Health. It’s an entirely free, long-term program that is aiming to equip developers, designers, medical professionals and entrepreneurs with the skills and resources necessary to...
StartUp Health Launches First Class Of Healthcare Transformers [TCTV]
Personal Capital brings its financial smarts to iPad, helps make sense of your stock options

Inside Founders Den, The Invite-Only Clubhouse For Tech Entrepreneurs [TCTV]

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Founders Den, the “private clubhouse for entrepreneurs” based in downtown San Francisco, celebrated its first anniversary back in January. Now that the invite-only tech startup coworking space is starting to see its third generation of inhabitants (Founders Den houses each company for six months at a time), TechCrunch TV...
Inside Founders Den, The Invite-Only Clubhouse For Tech Entrepreneurs [TCTV]

German court rules Motorola Xoom doesn't violate Apple's iPad design patent

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Apple filed a stealth lawsuit last summer alleging that the Motorola Xoom violated the design patent that underpins the iPad. While Apple had some success leveling its big patent gun against Samsung, the same can't be said for Motorola: a German court just declared that the reference Android tablet...
German court rules Motorola Xoom doesn't violate Apple's iPad design patent

Former Microsoft And Amazon Employees Launch Livestar, An App For “Trusted” Recommendations

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After a year or so of stealth preparation, Livestar today launches an iOS app where you can view “trusted” recommendations. In an effort to become the one-stop-shop for everyone’s recommendation needs, Livestar lets people search for recommendations from their friends and critics– of restaurants, music and movies currently. Eventually founder and...
Former Microsoft And Amazon Employees Launch Livestar, An App For “Trusted” Recommendations

Airtime raises a new round of funding and makes its first acquisition

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First reported by TechCrunch, Sean Parker and Sean Fanning’s stealth video startup Airtime has announced a new round of funding along with its first acquisition. According to TechCrunch, Airtime has raised a $25M series B round of funding. Here’s what the company had to say on its blog today: We...
Airtime raises a new round of funding and makes its first acquisition

Ben Parr’s “Intelligent Information” Startup Is Called The Peep Project (For Now)

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Former Mashable editor-at-large Ben Parr is ready to share a few details about his new startup. He’s raising a small seed round, so he created a posting on AngelList, and he also talked (vaguely) with me about what he’s been up to. The company is listed as The Peep Project,...
Ben Parr’s “Intelligent Information” Startup Is Called The Peep Project (For Now)

BBC boss confirms TV download pay service

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Mark Thompson says Project Barcelona will allow viewers to purchase programmes permanently just after they are broadcastBBC director general Mark Thompson has confirmed plans for an iTunes-style download service that will allow viewers to buy programmes minutes after they have finished on TV.Thompson said the proposal, called Project Barcelona, would...
BBC boss confirms TV download pay service

From A Disrupt Win To $18M In Funding And 4M+ Downloads, Soluto Tells All

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Disrupt NYC 2012 begins in approximately 12 hours (tickets here). But it’s been two years since Soluto, the software that will make your computer simply run better, took home the Disrupt cup at the TC Disrupt NYC battlefield in 2010. The company entered the competition with a total of $7.8...
From A Disrupt Win To $18M In Funding And 4M+ Downloads, Soluto Tells All

Stealth startup Airtime raises $25M, buys Erly

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The video startup founded by Sean Parker and Sean Fanning announce acquisition of "new social platform for organizing and sharing your personal content." [Read more]...
Stealth startup Airtime raises $25M, buys Erly

How robot planes could learn carrier crew hand gestures

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Research into flight-deck hand gestures may help the unmanned X-47B stealth plane take off from and land on aircraft carriers. Just don't flip it off. [Read more]...
How robot planes could learn carrier crew hand gestures

HuffPo Cofounder Ken Lerer’s Stealth Video Startup, Planet Daily, Raises $5 M.

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Mr. Lerer (lererventures.com) Planet Daily, the new video startup announced a few weeks ago by ex-HuffPo execs Ken Lerer and Eric Hippeau, has raised $5 million from undisclosed investors, according to a Form D filed today with the SEC. Planet Daily, which will reportedly launch this summer in time for...
HuffPo Cofounder Ken Lerer’s Stealth Video Startup, Planet Daily, Raises $5 M.
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