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Tandem Raises $32 Million for Second Mobile-Only Fund

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Tandem, a Silicon Valley-based accelerator that works with small groups of early-stage startups building products for mobile devices, has raised $32 million for its second fund, including an undisclosed amount from Chinese gaming company The9.  The firm is accepting startup applications until July 1. The accelerator offers six months of mentorship and...
Tandem Raises $32 Million for Second Mobile-Only Fund

Boutique Chic: Five Great Analysts Who Are Under the Radar

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There's a reason that IDC, Forrester, and Gartner are so big. They offer scale and coverage that small firms can't match, and they attract industry heavyweights who can make or break emerging technologies. But there's a downside to scale. Unless you're a corporate whale, it's easy to get lost...
Boutique Chic: Five Great Analysts Who Are Under the Radar

Rdio Amps Up To 18M Tracks With New CD Baby And TuneCore Deals

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If part of the game in streaming music is to have the biggest catalog of tracks, then today Rdio made a significant move to turn its volume up to Spotify levels, and gain some street cred with indie fans in the process: it announced two key deals with CD Baby...
Rdio Amps Up To 18M Tracks With New CD Baby And TuneCore Deals

Morgan Stanley's Twitter Feed Is A Wall Street Game Changer

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Twitter is rapidly becoming Wall Street's favorite source of breaking news and first analysis.  Bloomberg's Tom Keene recently had this to say about the "Twitter Vigilantes": "The Internet-first crew pummeled Main Stream Media with immediate paragraphs of perspective, then delivered substantial and smart articles as MSM issued tentative first reporting."...
Morgan Stanley's Twitter Feed Is A Wall Street Game Changer

Adobe AIR gradually gaining street cred; Pownce the latest adopter

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Adobe Systems (ADBE) has been working on an ambitious new way to view Internet content without launching a browser window, and there are encouraging signs that Web developers might latch onto it. The platform, Adobe AIR, is sort of like desktop widgets on steroids. Why should anyone care about that?...
Adobe AIR gradually gaining street cred; Pownce the latest adopter

If The RIAA Was Innovative: An Alternate Universe Timeline

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1999: Realizing the inevitable, the RIAA convinces member labels to set up all-you-can eat buffets. All music available as DRM-free downloads, $5/mo. 100M of storage, additionally available for increased monthly fee. The RIAA uses superior marketing muscle to "drown out" competing "free" alternatives, insists people should only download from "legitimate"...
If The RIAA Was Innovative: An Alternate Universe Timeline

Red Hat Sets a Date for OpenShift Source Release

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Red Hat is getting set to take the wraps off the source code for OpenShift. The company announced today that it will release the OpenShift code at the Open Cloud Conference to take place in Sunnyvale, Calif., from April 30 through May 3. At the conference Red Hat will provide...
Red Hat Sets a Date for OpenShift Source Release
HackPad is expanding its reach, maybe even to the White House

Are your Twitter followers real?

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How do you measure your street cred? In the social media world followers equal street cred. But what if your street cred didn't have any, well, cred?...
Are your Twitter followers real?

'Social Proof' Is The New Street Cred For Landing Major Investors

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How do teenagers and twenty-year olds land huge investment deals? "Investors are looking for 'social proof' and that doesn't necessarily have to come from working at a hot startup before," says General Assembly co-founder Brad Hargreaves, 25, who started his first company in college. Watch below the Startup 2012 panel...
'Social Proof' Is The New Street Cred For Landing Major Investors

Now NASDAQ And NYSE Are Fighting Over The Facebook IPO

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The impending Facebook IPO has nearly everyone on Wall Street squirming in their seats with anticipation. No, not just bankers—who could reap a windfall from the underwriting, not to mention unlimited bragging rights—but stock exchanges are also allegedly fighting over the rights to list the coveted stock once it...
Now NASDAQ And NYSE Are Fighting Over The Facebook IPO

Nokia Belle earns corporate street-cred with Microsoft Office apps

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Looks like the corporate bromance between Microsoft and Nokia is stronger than ever. The Finnish handset maker has announced a suite of MS applications that is making its way to select Symbian handsets right this very moment. Users rocking a Belle device are being given access to a handful...
Nokia Belle earns corporate street-cred with Microsoft Office apps

YouTube embraces hip-hop with Diddy, 50-Cent

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Google's (GOOG) YouTube video unit seems to be working on its street cred: The site recently managed two tie-ins with famous hip-hop moguls. First, Diddy, the artist formerly known as "P-Diddy", "Puff Daddy" and Sean "Puffy" Combs, is independently using the site to look for a new personal assistant. Second,...
YouTube embraces hip-hop with Diddy, 50-Cent
Motorola, You Screwed Up. The Droid 4 Alienates (And Pisses Off) Your Core Demographic.
Klout Experts: A new Q+A platform that appears atop Bing search results
Twitter joins the Linux Foundation for more open-source street cred
Black Friday, you've met your match, says Yerdle
Tech darling Twilio cozies up to Android with new client

Movies are way more interesting when they’re rewritten with code

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Me? Watch movies? Psh. Why pay good money watching a movie when I could just find out what happens by reading code? It’s time to give in to your inner geek, my friends. Created by Ben Howdle, Movies as Code is exactly what you think it is: Popular movies rewritten in a programming...
Movies are way more interesting when they’re rewritten with code

Could this be the year of the Linux desktop?

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In the 21 years or so since its inception, Linux has gained some amazing enthusiast street cred, but failed time and again to enter the mainstream. This year, however, may afford it an opportunity it’s never had before: to gain the momentum necessary to join the big boys in the...
Could this be the year of the Linux desktop?

Super Angel Ron Conway: People Prefer Access Over Ownership

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The American Dream used to be about buying a house in the suburbs and cruising around in a cool car. But with the adoption of mobile phones and widespread use of social networks, a lot of people prefer to have access to stuff, rather than own it. That's why...
Super Angel Ron Conway: People Prefer Access Over Ownership
BuzzFeed & CNN team up on a YouTube channel

CyanogenMod 9 add-on gives your Galaxy Nexus a glass slipper, it will go to the GSIII ball

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If the arrival of the GS III has placed a dent in your "latest Galaxy" street-cred, help is at hand. Once again it's the fine folk at XDA-Developers who come up with the goods, in the form of a CM9 add-on pack for the apparently passé Galaxy Nexus. Included...
CyanogenMod 9 add-on gives your Galaxy Nexus a glass slipper, it will go to the GSIII ball

Should Justin Bieber Invest In Your Enterprise Solution?

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Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Ashton Kutcher: A-list celebs, sure. But they're also members of a Who's Who of new-age venture capitalists and product developers. That is, at least according to public perception. In recent years, an increasing number of startups and big-name companies have looked to celebrity backers...
Should Justin Bieber Invest In Your Enterprise Solution?

Move Over Turntable.fm: This App Will Give You Street Cred For Recommending Music

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Chris Swain thinks music discovery should be more like a game, which is why he was demoing his brand new app Cred.fm last night at SF MusicTech. Swain is not the typical entrepreneur. He is a USC professor who co-founded the Electronic Arts Game Innovation Lab. Cred.fm was hatched out...
Move Over Turntable.fm: This App Will Give You Street Cred For Recommending Music

See ya, Segway! We've got a suitcase electric scooter now

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A designer with sports car design street cred creates a sleek, easy-to-pack electric scooter for commuters. [Read more]...
See ya, Segway! We've got a suitcase electric scooter now
Winning! Deverge and Dealflicks earn fame and fortune as the first two #WinSXSW finalists

Don’t Believe the Hype: New York VCs Think Brooklyn’s the Illest

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via itsasickness.com A week after we wondered whether Dumbo has hit maximum capacity--cobblestone streets, now in limited supply!--venture capitalists have arrived to big ups the borough. Will Porteous, general partner at RRE Ventures, tells peHUB that Brooklyn may just be the best place to launch, pointing out that eight RRE...
Don’t Believe the Hype: New York VCs Think Brooklyn’s the Illest

The best ways to sell your art, photos, videos and other content online

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There is only one logical reason that Facebook, the world’s largest social networking site, would set it sights only a mobile app with 13 employees. The main driver for Monday’s $1 billion acquisition? The vast store of beautiful photos that we gave Instagram for free. So, how can you make...
The best ways to sell your art, photos, videos and other content online

Lady Gaga-Backed Startup Raises Over $4 Million From Top VC Firms

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The Lady Gaga-backed startup Backplane raised between $4 and $5 million in a series A round from some heavy hitters including Sequoia Capital, Greylock Discovery Fund, Founders Fund, and others. Lady Gaga's social network is the first product and it's called Little Monster. It's still private beta, but will likely launch...
Lady Gaga-Backed Startup Raises Over $4 Million From Top VC Firms
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