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Casual gaming vets raise cash for UpTap, focusing on a new class of tablet-based games

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Daniel Bernstein is back in the startup game. The Seattle area entrepreneur, best known for founding Sandlot Games, has formed a new company by the name of UpTap that’s focusing on tablet-based games, GeekWire has learned. The 2-month-old company just landed a seed round of $645,000 from Seattle angel investors,...
Casual gaming vets raise cash for UpTap, focusing on a new class of tablet-based games

Shit Entrepreneurs Say

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It takes a special kind of person to be an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur exudes confidence and is highly motivated by nature. The results can be inspiring, producing some of the greatest inventions and innovations that improve our lives every day. But sometimes, their unique qualities that drive greatness can lead...
Shit Entrepreneurs Say

Acer tablet pricing data indicates that many Windows 8 machines will decidedly expensive

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According to a report in TechJungle, pricing information for Acer’s Windows 8 tablet line has been made public. This allows us to further sketch the hardware picture that Windows 8 will enjoy – or not – when it launches. To the brass tacks: the cheapest Acer tablet, the Acer Iconia Tab...
Acer tablet pricing data indicates that many Windows 8 machines will decidedly expensive

WePay Adds Customizable Invoicing To Simple Payments Platform

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Online payments platform and PayPal competitor WePay is adding a key new feature to its easy-to-use technology—Invoicing. For background, WePay is a Y Combinator backed startup that launched in 2009 to take the hassle out of group paying. Unlike some of its competitors, the service was able to dead simple...
WePay Adds Customizable Invoicing To Simple Payments Platform

The Dash Car Dongle Wants To Make You A Better Driver By Syncing With Your iPhone

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This embed is invalid I love my tiny little Mazda, but I’ll be honest — I still don’t completely understand how it works. That’s never really bothered me before (I’d much rather geek out over a phone or something) but a Kickstarter project from a small team in Boston has...
The Dash Car Dongle Wants To Make You A Better Driver By Syncing With Your iPhone
Ultrabook prices to remain high through 2012, drop in 2013
Emaze Raises $800K For The Presentation Sweet Spot Between PowerPoint And Prezi

US Government Finally Realizes That Publishers & Apple Conspiring To Raise eBook Prices Is Price Fixing

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Almost exactly two years ago, when the big publishers, along with Apple, effectively forced Amazon to allow the publishers to jack up prices on ebooks, I noted that this looked like a classic case of price fixing. Apparently, the US government agrees -- and found enough evidence to go after...
US Government Finally Realizes That Publishers & Apple Conspiring To Raise eBook Prices Is Price Fixing

Intel Beats Estimates for Q4 2012

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Intel’s results for the fourth quarter of 2012 just crossed the wires, and they’re good. Earnings on a per-share basis were 48 cents, beating the 45 cents that analysts had expected. Sales were $13.5 billion, right in the sweet spot of the consensus. Intel shares finished the day up by...
Intel Beats Estimates for Q4 2012
Asus Windows 8 tablet PCs to start at $599, cost up to $1,299

Amazon Kills Zombies, Keeps John Goodman as it Plans First Season of Web Series

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Just like a regular TV network, Amazon ordered up a bunch of pilot shows this year, and will end up making a series out of some of them. Unlike a TV network, Amazon has asked the Internet to watch and rate its test shows, and has said the input will...
Amazon Kills Zombies, Keeps John Goodman as it Plans First Season of Web Series

Superfly brings on former KAYAK CFO Bill Smith to advise its flight search disruption

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Last year, we told you about a company called Superfly, that was taking a more personalized approach to finding flights. Here’s how we explained its unique premise, which is extremely helpful: Information such as frequent flyer miles, elite statuses, rewards programs, and more are taken into account and Superfly will...
Superfly brings on former KAYAK CFO Bill Smith to advise its flight search disruption
Hands-On With The Droid Razr M: The Reversal Of 'Big Phone Syndrome' Feels Wonderful
SnapTerms: Terms Of Service As A Service
How NoSQL database Riak makes Bump work
Pison Cloud raises $8 million to strengthen product in the private cloud

Kaleidoscope unveils new beautiful Web experience for browsing fashion, shopping looks

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Kaleidoscope is a street style fashion app that lets you browse looks a la Pinterest and Fancy, but with a hyper-curated, shopping-focused twist. Of course, this is a crowded scene, but the real secret sauce here is Kaleidoscope’s API, which finds products that match the clothing in each and every photograph,...
Kaleidoscope unveils new beautiful Web experience for browsing fashion, shopping looks

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How 3D Printing Will Transform Medicine And Manufacturing [INTERVIEW]

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[Sponsor Post] As of right now, 3D printing remains a bit of a novelty. Sure, you can design your own shoes, pretend you're on "Star Trek," or dream up a three-wheel hybrid car, but 3D printing's practical implications for business have yet to capture the public imagination.When will 3D...
How 3D Printing Will Transform Medicine And Manufacturing [INTERVIEW]
Infer takes $10M to find the sales leads most likely to pay off

Web Clipping Service Clipboard Arrives On iPhone, Adds Shared Boards For Groups

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Clipboard, the recently launched web clipping service with the Pinterest-like layout, is today debuting version 2.0, which brings a website redesign, several new features, and the debut of the Clipboard iOS application. The new app allows users to create and share their clips from their phone, as well as browse...
Web Clipping Service Clipboard Arrives On iPhone, Adds Shared Boards For Groups

Fuzz.com Is Trying To Find The Sweet Spot Between Pandora, Spotify, And Turntable.fm

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Listening to music online is either about leaning forward or leaning back. You either know which songs you want to listen to and go out to find them, say using an on-demand service such as Spotify; or you're not quite sure what you want to listen to, so you turn...
Fuzz.com Is Trying To Find The Sweet Spot Between Pandora, Spotify, And Turntable.fm

NTT DoCoMo's i beam tablet prototype is driven by your eyes (video)

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Another prototype from DoCoMo aimed at Nihon's commuters, the i beam concept tablet forgoes any touch at all, allowing the user (once they're at the specified 'sweet spot') to navigate around apps and screens using your eyes. Two sensors along the bottom edge of the tablet track both of...
NTT DoCoMo's i beam tablet prototype is driven by your eyes (video)

Facebook says impressions, reach and frequency matter more than clicks

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Clicks aren’t the right metric for brand advertisers, Facebook Head of Measurement and Insights Brad Smallwood told the audience at IAB MIXX Conference in New York today. Smallwood shared results from recent campaign studies that indicated impressions, reach and frequency were more valuable than clicks. Specifically, 99 percent of sales came...
Facebook says impressions, reach and frequency matter more than clicks

Spark Capital Raises $450 Million For Its 4th Fund To See Its Startups All The Way Through To Exit

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Spark Capital, a Boston-based venture capital firm, has raised $450 million for its its fourth and largest fund to date. The fund is about $100 million larger than Spark's last. General Partner Todd Dagres says that's because Spark has "figured out its sweet spot." It wants to ramp up its...
Spark Capital Raises $450 Million For Its 4th Fund To See Its Startups All The Way Through To Exit
Tubifi aims to take the pain out of making video with a whole lot of stock footage
Palo Alto: The city as open digital platform

Everplaces, the ‘real-world Pinterest’, debuts social discovery to serve users insider recommendations

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Everplaces, a service that lets you save and share snapshots of interesting places via the Web or smartphones, came out of private beta about 6 weeks ago and was promptly dubbed a ‘Pinterest for the real world’ because of its focus on the bookmarking and curation of content in a...
Everplaces, the ‘real-world Pinterest’, debuts social discovery to serve users insider recommendations

Badoo CEO Swears His Social Network Isn't Just for Boning

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“Push” his “buttons.” (Photo: Badoo) Badoo–which you might recognize from the aggressive New York ad campaign–is a “social meeting site” with 150-plus members. It’s intimately tied up with mobile: You log on and immediately see a list of people in the area you might want to meet, many of them...
Badoo CEO Swears His Social Network Isn't Just for Boning

Splunk makes a splash

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The data analytics firm may not be as sexy as a LinkedIn or a Facebook, but that doesn’t mean Wall Street doesn’t love its IPO. FORTUNE — It’s no Facebook, LinkedIn (LNKD) or Zynga (ZNGA), but data analytics company Splunk (SPLK) is making a big splash on Wall Street. The...
Splunk makes a splash
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