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Korea-only KakaoHome outpaces Facebook Home with 500,000 downloads in its first 9 days

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KakaoHome, the Facebook Home-style Android application from Korea’s top messaging company Kakao, is seeing impressive uptake after passing 500,000 downloads nine days after its launch last week. That’s actually quicker than the 10 days that it took Facebook Home to reach the same number. The milestone — listed on its Google...
Korea-only KakaoHome outpaces Facebook Home with 500,000 downloads in its first 9 days

Mobile Ad Exchange Nexage Opens Up To Third-Party Services With Nexage Connect

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Nexage is hoping to expand the capabilities of its mobile ad exchange with the launch of a new service called Nexage Connect. Mark Connon, the company’s executive vice president of corporate and business development, said advertisers and publishers can do a number of things (largely related to targeting) in the...
Mobile Ad Exchange Nexage Opens Up To Third-Party Services With Nexage Connect

Anonymous takes down Indian government sites in response to clampdown on The Pirate Bay, Vimeo and others

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Anonymous have just successfully taken down their latest target, this time setting their sights on the Indian authorities, The DNetworks reports. One of the Anonymous Twitter accounts which has gained quite a following announced the attack earlier today: MT Operation #India: BREAKING: Tango Downs: supremecourtofindia.nic.in & aicc.org.in | Reason: Internet...
Anonymous takes down Indian government sites in response to clampdown on The Pirate Bay, Vimeo and others

Bankrupt, Crowd-Funded SellaBand Acquired by German Investors

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Full text of the announcement SellaBand, the bankrupt crowd-funded online record label, announced late Wednesday afternoon that it has found buyers and a new CEO in Munich, Germany. The announcement says the site, which tried to reinvent the traditional model by raising tens of thousands of dollars from fans to...
Bankrupt, Crowd-Funded SellaBand Acquired by German Investors

WhitePages Current Caller ID now lets you block calls, texts

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The WhitePages Current Caller ID Android app, which displays not only the names of callers but also their location and social media updates, just received an update that allows you to easily block unwanted calls and texts. The app now features a “block” button when you get a call or...
WhitePages Current Caller ID now lets you block calls, texts

Rakuten expecting Q4 losses of $373m as it introduces marketplace model to Play.com and Buy.com

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Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce firm, is predicted that its fourth quarter financial results will see it take a hit to the tune of 35,089 million yen (that’s around $373 million) due to the rebranding and restructuring of its operations in the US and UK: Buy.com and Play.com, respectively. The company is...
Rakuten expecting Q4 losses of $373m as it introduces marketplace model to Play.com and Buy.com

Poutsch is Quora for polls

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If you want to set up an opinion poll on the Internet, there are plenty of options, from the venerable PollDaddy to hip upstarts like GoPollGo, but Poutsch is an interesting new player in the game that blends traditional polling with a Quora-style approach to collecting users’ questions and answers....
Poutsch is Quora for polls

Bubble Motion lands $5m to bring its 'Twitter for voice' service to the US, via Hollywood

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Bubble Motion is set to bring its ‘Twitter for voice’ service to the US, and continue its emerging market focus, after the Singapore-based startup landed $5 million in fresh funding through a strategic investment from Japanese VC firm Jafco Asia. The deal takes the company’s total funding to $50 million from a...
Bubble Motion lands $5m to bring its 'Twitter for voice' service to the US, via Hollywood

Podcast: Windows 8 vs. iPad, Wal-Mart vs. Amazon, and a chat with WhitePages CEO Alex Algard

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Our guest in the studio this week is tech industry veteran Alex Algard, the CEO of WhitePages,com, the online directory company. Alex tells the story of the company’s founding and talks about its current strategy, including its mobile apps, its approach to privacy and how it’s keeping a startup-style approach even after 15 years...
Podcast: Windows 8 vs. iPad, Wal-Mart vs. Amazon, and a chat with WhitePages CEO Alex Algard

Online men's retailer Frank & Oak raises $5M, led by Lightbank

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Internet-savvy men are running out of excuses for not having a sense of style. Bonobos and Trunk Club have been among the leaders in rethinking men’s retail but since launching in February, Montreal-based Frank & Oak said it’s attracted 200,000 members and is adding 60,000 more every month. On the...
Online men's retailer Frank & Oak raises $5M, led by Lightbank
Abbey Post challenges fashion's 'thin' obsession using social e-commerce (exclusive)

Pluralis: A 99designs-style approach to improving your landing page's conversion rate

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Pluralis is a kind of 99designs for copywriters. It puts writers into a competition to optimize a landing page and the one who optimizes brings the highest percentage of positive change is the one who walks away with the commission and the money. That means if you don’t win, you...
Pluralis: A 99designs-style approach to improving your landing page's conversion rate

CornellNYC Faculty Expands With Hires for Big Data, Physical Computing

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Artist’s rendering. (Image: Cornell University) CornellNYC is starting to come together. Applications are now being accepted; the infant school has a home with Google until the Roosevelt Island campus is complete. Now the Cornell Daily Sun reports that the faculty has grown by two more members. That faculty lounge is starting to fill...
CornellNYC Faculty Expands With Hires for Big Data, Physical Computing

Andreessen Horowitz Taps Former Washington DC Mayor For Advisory Role

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Former Washington DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, known for his contrarian thinking and business-style approach to government, is joining venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz as a special advisor. He joins in a part-time role in which he will advise both the firm and its portfolio companies. In politics, Fenty is...
Andreessen Horowitz Taps Former Washington DC Mayor For Advisory Role

WhitePages updates Android app with social features

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First, WhitePages introduced a caller ID app that displayed not only the names of callers but also their location and social media updates. Now, with its updated WhitePages Android app, new social and discovery features make it easier to find the closest hotel or see what your friends are up...
WhitePages updates Android app with social features
Boom Tube: How Viki Is Creating The Global Hulu
So you've collected oodles of personal data: Tictrac helps you actually use it

A budget iPhone from Apple | Alex Hern

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The Pegatron contract suggests Apple now sees the need to drop its BMW-style approach and launch a low-cost modelApple has never been a company particularly interested in the low end of the market. Its self-image is as the BMW of the tech world - and for years it had the...
A budget iPhone from Apple | Alex Hern

Brizzly acquires WikiRank, launches wiki-style guide to trending topics

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The whir of information rushing by on Twitter may get a little less intimidating. Brizzly, the social media client from the team behind Google Reader, just launched a wiki-style guide to Twitter trending topics that stays long after hot stories fade from view. Each trending topic will get a guide...
Brizzly acquires WikiRank, launches wiki-style guide to trending topics
Hawken publisher Meteor Entertainment raises $18M as big launch draws near

Hunger Games: Microsoft and Lionsgate push limits of HTML5 with new site

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Is this a glimpse of the future? Lionsgate this morning released a new website that promotes the next “Hunger Games” movie using HTML5 and responsive design to provide a customized experience that works across desktop computers, tablets and smartphones. The “Hunger Games Explorer,” as it’s called, is the film...
Hunger Games: Microsoft and Lionsgate push limits of HTML5 with new site

Al Gore and Sean Parker Blame TV and Money for Ruining Politics, and Say Social Media Ought to Fix It

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“Our democracy has been hacked,” said former U.S. vice president and investor Al Gore today at SXSW today. Serial Internet entrepreneur and investor Sean Parker prefers the term “co-opted,” but he agreed. “In the print era, when this country was founded, reason and truth and facts played a bigger role,”...
Al Gore and Sean Parker Blame TV and Money for Ruining Politics, and Say Social Media Ought to Fix It
Flipboard losing formatted content and ad sales from Wired and The New Yorker

Crunchie-Winner Fotopedia Launches New App With World Bank

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Just a week after winning Best Tablet Application at the Crunchies, Fotopedia is launching its latest iPad and iPhone app. The app lives up to its title Women of the World, showcasing photos of women in more than 75 countries. It was developed in partnership with the World Bank. All...
Crunchie-Winner Fotopedia Launches New App With World Bank

Pluralis Takes A Crowdsourced Approach To Improving Your Landing Pages

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A startup called Pluralis is taking a 99 Designs-style approach to solving a fairly specific problem — improving the conversion rate on landing pages. Normally, if a business has a landing page that it thinks could be driving more user registrations (or purchases, or whatever they’re aiming for), then it has...
Pluralis Takes A Crowdsourced Approach To Improving Your Landing Pages

Snooth points its sommelier algorithm at Springpad recipes

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When relaxing with a glass of Bordeaux the last thing most people want to do is math. But for wine website Snooth there’s no more perfect pairing than a fine wine and a complex algorithm. Snooth is working with note-taking service Springpad to match the perfect wine to the recipes...
Snooth points its sommelier algorithm at Springpad recipes

The Subscription Economy Is About Strengthening Customer Relationships, Not Just Recurring Revenues

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Editor’s note: Tien Tzuo is the CEO of Zuora, a subscription billing company. Follow him on Twitter @tientzuo. TechCrunch recently ran a post by Ray Sobol, founder and CEO of EvidencePix, called It Might Be Time To Ditch The SaaS Monthly Subscription Model. In it he argues that a pure pay-as-you-go approach is...
The Subscription Economy Is About Strengthening Customer Relationships, Not Just Recurring Revenues

Samsung's Platform Play Likely More Valuable As A Bargaining Tool, Analyst Suggests

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When Samsung revealed its new Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone, it literally did a lot of song and dance about its own unique software features, with nary a peep on the built-in Google Android improvements and features brought by the use Jelly Bean 4.2 on board. I argued that it could...
Samsung's Platform Play Likely More Valuable As A Bargaining Tool, Analyst Suggests

A Postgame On Canada's Copyright Reform

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On Monday, after multiple attempts over several years, Canada's House of Commons passed Bill C-11 (previously known by other names), a sweeping copyright reform bill. Senate approval is all but assured, and the bill is essentially certain to become law in the near future. Luckily, unlike SOPA/PIPA in the States,...
A Postgame On Canada's Copyright Reform
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