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YouTube Once Again Building A Paywall On Which Old Media Can Hang Itself

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People seem really good at forgetting history. While most people realize that Google bought YouTube early on in that company's existence, they tend to forget that this was, in part, because YouTube was beating the pants off of Google's own online service called Google Video. The big difference? Google Video's...
YouTube Once Again Building A Paywall On Which Old Media Can Hang Itself

More choice in the UK: Sky's NOW TV movie subscription service lands on Roku devices

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NOW TV, the internet TV service powered by Sky that offers customers subscription-based access to Sky Movies, is now available on Roku streaming players. More specifically, NOW TV is available from today on Roku LT and Roku 2 XS boxes, which are both available in the UK for £49.99 and...
More choice in the UK: Sky's NOW TV movie subscription service lands on Roku devices

Check it out: Hulu's got a slick new website

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Hulu relaunched its website with a bold new look Tuesday night that replaces the traditional show grid with much larger artwork and a focus on personalization as well as popular shows and episodes. The new design will be rolled out to Hulu’s entire user base over the next few days,...
Check it out: Hulu's got a slick new website

doubleTwist takes on Pandora with Magic Radio subscription service

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Remember doubleTwist? (Probably almost as well as you remember India.Arie and Nikka Costa, but more on that later.) The player made a bit of a name for itself in the pre-Play Music days -- based as much on the default Android music app's shortcomings as its own strengths. Over...
doubleTwist takes on Pandora with Magic Radio subscription service

Erkek Paketi Wants To Be The 'Manpacks Of Turkey' With Subscription Service For Mens Socks, Underwear & More

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Strikingly similar to U.S. startup Manpacks, Turkey’s Erkek Paketi offers a subscription e-commerce service that delivers mens underwear, socks, t-shirts, shaving products and condoms on a monthly, two monthly or three monthly schedule. Like its North American inspiration, it’s tapping into the preconception that men don’t enjoy shopping — at...
Erkek Paketi Wants To Be The 'Manpacks Of Turkey' With Subscription Service For Mens Socks, Underwear & More
Reddit's new multireddit feature brings a massive change to its front page

OnLive Launches Premium 'Desktop Plus' with Flash and PDF-Enabled Web Browser

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Last month, OnLive introduced its free OnLive Desktop service that allows users to run virtual instances of Microsoft Office apps streamed from OnLive's remote PCs to the users' iPads. The company has now added Adobe Acrobat Reader support to the service and introduced a paid "Desktop Plus" subscription service to...
OnLive Launches Premium 'Desktop Plus' with Flash and PDF-Enabled Web Browser

Things are looking pretty for the new Birchbox

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The monthly subscription service of beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products Birchbox has a new look: bold and beautiful. Today the New York-based online retailer unveiled a new global brand identity along with site improvements to further enhance the customer experience. Birchbox is an innovative approach to e-commerce that offers...
Things are looking pretty for the new Birchbox

The New Office is Here; Those Pesky iOS Apps Aren't

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That Microsoft is working on iPad versions of its Office apps is one of the worst kept secrets in technology. The company has nearly said as much several times. In one of many statements last year, Microsoft said that a forthcoming version of “Office Mobile will work across Windows Phones,...
The New Office is Here; Those Pesky iOS Apps Aren't

Treasure Data Launches Cloud-Based Data Warehouse With Investment From Ruby Creator Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto

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Cloud-based data warehouse company Treasure Data officially opened its doors this week with $1.5 million in funding that includes an investment from  Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto – the creator of the Ruby programming language. The other investors include angel investor Bill Kai; Naren Gupta of Nexus Venture and a director with...
Treasure Data Launches Cloud-Based Data Warehouse With Investment From Ruby Creator Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto
Review: Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium Edition hopes to be at your service
Report: Better Place to file for bankruptcy

Beats Electronics announces project Daisy music service, appoints new CEO

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Beats snapped up music service MOG back in summer for a tidy sum of $14 million. Since then it's been unclear on what it intended to do with it. Today we learn that Dre and Lovine have appointed former Topspin boss Ian Rogers as CEO, specifically with the task...
Beats Electronics announces project Daisy music service, appoints new CEO

Cracking The Nut With Jam, SAP Moves Social Tools Out Of The Silo And Into Business Apps

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SAP is rebuilding its social tools with a service called Jam that it will launch in November. It will combine social networking, real-time updates, and the ability to build apps that are “purpose built” for people who need to communicate with people inside and outside the corporate walls. Instead of...
Cracking The Nut With Jam, SAP Moves Social Tools Out Of The Silo And Into Business Apps
Xbox Music pricing leaks online, mimics Spotify model

Amazon Kindle Owners’ Lending Library tops 100,000 titles

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Amazon.com has expanded to more than 100,000 titles the library of e-books available for borrowing at no extra charge by Amazon Kindle owners who subscribe to the company’s Amazon Prime subscription service. The new total, announced in a news release this morning, represents a significant jump from the 5,000 titles...
Amazon Kindle Owners’ Lending Library tops 100,000 titles

Microsoft's Xbox Live gets Redbox Instant in exclusive deal

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Microsoft’s Xbox group and Redbox parent Coinstar are just down the road from one another, so maybe this shouldn’t be a surprise. The new Redbox Instant by Verizon streaming service will be available “in the very near future” on Microsoft’s Xbox Live, according to a post today by Larry Hryb,...
Microsoft's Xbox Live gets Redbox Instant in exclusive deal

Umba Box, D.C.-based gift company, teams up with Facebook

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Umba Box, as Washington-based subscription service that specializes in handmade gifts, announced today that it is partnering with Facebook to allow users to buy physical gifts directly from the social networking Web site. Read full article >>...
Umba Box, D.C.-based gift company, teams up with Facebook

Starting today, you can now opt into Boingo's on the go Wi-Fi subscription service with the tap of a

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Starting today, you can now opt into Boingo's on the go Wi-Fi subscription service with the tap of a button from your iOS device and have it billed directly to your iTunes account. [iTunes]...
Starting today, you can now opt into Boingo's on the go Wi-Fi subscription service with the tap of a
Blue Apron Delivers All The Ingredients You Need To Cook Fresh Meals Every Week

The Guardian's Eyewitness iPad app gets premium subscription-only content

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The Guardian’s Eyewitness iPad app was launched way back in 2010 to showcase the photographic work of those witnessing notable events first-hand. The app actually followed the initial concept which was introduced in print form in the newspaper itself in 2005. With downloads nearing the one-million mark, the Guardian has...
The Guardian's Eyewitness iPad app gets premium subscription-only content

Sony slashes the price of both the 3G and WiFi PlayStation Vita to 19,980 yen in Japan

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The president of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ) has announced a price drop for the PlayStation Vita starting on February 28th, following relatively poor sales and a lack of exclusive or compelling titles. As noted by Engadget, the premium version of Sony’s handheld console – which supports both WiFi and 3G...
Sony slashes the price of both the 3G and WiFi PlayStation Vita to 19,980 yen in Japan

Microsoft's Challenge: Bringing Office to iOS and Android While Protecting Its Two Money Makers

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Developing Office for iOS is not a huge technical challenge. Indeed, Microsoft has had working apps in-house for some time. However, coming up with the right business model while balancing all of the company’s many objectives — now that’s the tricky part. And that, more than anything else, explains the...
Microsoft's Challenge: Bringing Office to iOS and Android While Protecting Its Two Money Makers

Hulu's "Shark Tank" Problem

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I think “Shark Tank” is one of the best hours on TV right now. Want to see for yourself? Tune in on Friday nights to ABC, where the reality show/startup competition is in its fourth season. Mark Cuban makes a particularly excellent hero/villain. Don’t want to watch TV on Friday nights?...
Hulu's "Shark Tank" Problem
Birchbox Rebrands In The UK, Hopes To Take A Little Shine Off Glossybox And Other Beauty Box Rivals

Dwolla and Etsy launch a brand new eCommerce hackathon in NYC

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It should come as no surprise that New York’s tech scene continues to grow rapidly as of late, and through all the coworking spaces, accelerators, meetups and events, the city has quickly formed a close-knit community. We’re lucky to have the likes of NY Tech Meetup, General Assembly and WeWork...
Dwolla and Etsy launch a brand new eCommerce hackathon in NYC

Adult app store and streaming service MiKandi reaches 1M registered users -- no ads required

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Mikandi, the Seattle-based adult app store and streaming video service, today announced that it has reached 1 million registered users, with installations on 3.8 million devices. The company, which launched its app store for Android in late 2009, says it has achieved this milestone without paying for advertising. The company...
Adult app store and streaming service MiKandi reaches 1M registered users -- no ads required

10,000 subscribers later, FoundersCard bumps up the price of its entrepreneur-focused service to $595/year

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Recently FoundersCard, a subscription service that provides entrepreneurial-minded folks with targeted benefits and networking meetups at select events, has crossed the 10,000 subscriber mark. The company, in addition to reaching that milestone and perhaps because of it, is raising its annual price from $495, to $595. The company called the price...
10,000 subscribers later, FoundersCard bumps up the price of its entrepreneur-focused service to $595/year
Adobe acquires art sharing site Behance to bolster Creative Cloud

Nick Cannon, Blake Griffin And A Slew Of Celebrities Have Cofounded A Birchbox Rival

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12Society, a monthly subscription service that delivers toiletries to men, just announced a slew of celebrity cofounders. Nick Cannon, Nas, former New York Giant Michael Strahan, Timberwolves’ star Kevin Love, NBA Rookie of the Year Blake Griffin, and Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants joined the team, TechCrunch reports. 12Society...
Nick Cannon, Blake Griffin And A Slew Of Celebrities Have Cofounded A Birchbox Rival
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