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LaunchRock launches the ultimate startup party campground for SXSW

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If you’re a startup looking to go viral… then you’ve very likely heard of LaunchRock, the San Francisco based startup that helps other startups build an audience with alluring, tweet-inducing launch pages. One year ago, (somewhat ironically) LaunchRock officially launched its viral launching platform, which includes analytical-style insights for its ever-growing...
LaunchRock launches the ultimate startup party campground for SXSW

Ignite100 the £1m accelerator is on the hunt for a new batch of startups

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Ignite100, Europe’s first £1m ($1.6m) digital startup accelerator is calling out for a new set of startup teams to participate in its second program. The North Eastern accelerator started work about a year ago when it invested £100k each in eight local teams to provide support, mentoring and a general...
Ignite100 the £1m accelerator is on the hunt for a new batch of startups

Spotify Is Now The Number Two Revenue Source For Labels – Source

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Spotify is now the number two revenue source for the major music labels, a source close to the company tells us. Spotify is an on-demand music service. There are free and subscription options. 23 million people used the service last month, according to App Data. The number one revenue source...
Spotify Is Now The Number Two Revenue Source For Labels – Source

Can Journalism be More Scientific?

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While the SxSW conference is already a distant memory, some of us are still catching up on the recorded sessions. One worth listening to is a discussion by Gideon Lichfield, the media editor of The Economist, and Matt Thompson, the editorial production manager for NPR. The session covered What...
Can Journalism be More Scientific?

WillCall takes the hassle out of SXSW by letting you RSVP for 50 parties at once

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Last minute ticket purchasing app WillCall wants to be your best friend heading into South by Southwest Interactive. Whether this is your first time attending the SXSW conference or your tenth, you know that figuring out which parties to go to is a pain in the ass. Even more of...
WillCall takes the hassle out of SXSW by letting you RSVP for 50 parties at once

PayPal Redesigns How You Buy With Its 'Digital Wallet'

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Your money is just a set of bits these days. So why shouldn't it be treated as such--and make your life easier?Your money is a mess. In principle, you've got this pot of it somewhere. But trying to use it actually turns out to be a headache and a hassle....
PayPal Redesigns How You Buy With Its 'Digital Wallet'

Ask.com Launches New Visual Q&A App “Pollroll”

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It seems like there are a million apps launching or promoting themselves in connection with the upcoming SXSW conference in Austin, Texas. Among them is Pollroll a new Q&A mobile app from Ask.com. Pollroll, according to Ask, “is designed to facilitate the creation, distribution and... Please visit Search Engine Land...
Ask.com Launches New Visual Q&A App “Pollroll”

Yobongo, Which Launched at Last Year's SXSW, to be Acquired and Shut Down

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Yobongo, a mobile social discovery app, will be acquired by the fast-growing photo book creation service Mixbook, the two companies announced today. Yobongo had only tens of thousands of monthly active users, and had recently reoriented itself around private groups rather than its original purpose of enabling people to meet...
Yobongo, Which Launched at Last Year's SXSW, to be Acquired and Shut Down
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Actually it’s startups, not journalists, who make or break startups

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This might be a bit of inside baseball, but it’s too important to merely skip over. Today, Business Insider published an article slideshow called “Meet The Reporters Who Can Make Or Break Startups.” The simple idea of this article is a massive joke, for a number of reasons. First of...
Actually it’s startups, not journalists, who make or break startups
Why GPS-based smart apps failed to go viral at SXSW
Highlight 1.2 solves some of the app's problems, but big questions remain

Rovio Shows Off Angry Birds Space -- From Space

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Rovio took to the International Space Station on Thursday to show off the first game play scenes for the upcoming Angry Birds Space game. NASA astronaut Don Petit made the announcement Friday while orbiting 242 miles above the Earth in a video posted to YouTube. In it, he shows off...
Rovio Shows Off Angry Birds Space -- From Space

Everything You Missed at SXSW Today (Tuesday)

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Once again, I’ve rounded up a list of observations, news and gossip from the day at SXSW. And since I missed yesterday’s recap, this one is a monster two day recap. I’ll explain why I missed it in a later post, but rest assured knowing the explanation includes a hotel...
Everything You Missed at SXSW Today (Tuesday)

Twilio partners with Microsoft’s Windows Azure

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Twillio, the cloud-based communications upstart led by former Amazon.com employee Jeff Lawson, has inked a key partnership that could bring its communications technologies to thousands of Windows Azure developers. Developers who participate in the program will receive a credit of 1,000 free text messages or inbound voice minutes. The Twilio API allows...
Twilio partners with Microsoft’s Windows Azure

BMW integrates Stitcher app in vehicles

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At the SXSW conference, German luxury carmaker BMW revealed that the BMW Apps and Mini Connected systems in its vehicles now support the popular Stitcher smartphone app. The podcast-focused streaming app can be controlled from the infotainment system, including searching, providing feedback, and creating custom stations. Any cover art is...
BMW integrates Stitcher app in vehicles

Ask.com Launches Mobile Polling App on the Eve of SXSW

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Ask.com, the search engine and Q&A community that has been around in some form since 1996, is launching a new mobile polling app for iOS called PollRoll today. The free app allows users to create quick polls and ask their friends and people nearby for their opinions. The release date,...
Ask.com Launches Mobile Polling App on the Eve of SXSW

Miselu Neiro keyboard makes social, Android-based music

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Startup Miselu is showcasing its Android-driven musical keyboard at the ongoing SXSW conference in Austin. The Neiro mates a compact keyboard, an Android 2.3 heart with a TI OMAP dual-core chip, and a multi-touch widescreen display. Sounds can be shared by Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connections.......
Miselu Neiro keyboard makes social, Android-based music

Nike to make huge splash at SXSW by opening up its FuelBand API at Managers Hack

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If you would have told me at the beginning of the week that the company who was making the biggest splashes in tech would be Nike, I would have told you that you’re nuts. However, that’s exactly what has happened this week. Yesterday, Path announced that it would be opening...
Nike to make huge splash at SXSW by opening up its FuelBand API at Managers Hack

Nokia to help make Austin greener with its #ijustplantedatree campaign at SXSW

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With SXSW in full gear, the parties are rockin’, the booze is flowin’, and the BBQ is sloppin’. The yearly SXSW Interactive event in Austin is commonly referred to as “spring break for geeks” and it seems like this year is no exception. Some companies are choosing to continue previous...
Nokia to help make Austin greener with its #ijustplantedatree campaign at SXSW

Study Says Pinterest More Trusted By Women Than Facebook, Twitter

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Earlier this week I moderated a panel at the SXSW conference entitled: “Social Commerce: Not Yet Taking Off Like Farmville.” The session explored the nature of “social commerce” and why companies were having trouble selling on Facebook, among other things. One of the basic... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
Study Says Pinterest More Trusted By Women Than Facebook, Twitter
Toll booth: Could Facebook charge developers for access?

Google's Vic Gundotra: Majority of Content Shared on Google+ is Not Public, Read/Write API Not Coming Anytime Soon

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At the annual SxSW conference in Austin today, Google+'s spiritual father and Google's senior vice president of engineering Vic Gundotra took the stage for a fireside chat with Guy Kawasaki today. In the wide-ranging interview, Kawasaki and Gundotra touched upon a number of issues ranging from privacy to the metric...
Google's Vic Gundotra: Majority of Content Shared on Google+ is Not Public, Read/Write API Not Coming Anytime Soon

SXSW Panelists: Mobile Payments Poised to Take off in US

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Mobile payments will become ubiquitous -- really, this time -- in the next few years, according to a panel discussion at the SXSW conference Saturday....
SXSW Panelists: Mobile Payments Poised to Take off in US

SXSW Panelists: Mobile Payments Poised to Take off in US

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Mobile payments will become ubiquitous -- really, this time -- in the next few years, according to a panel discussion at the SXSW conference Saturday....
SXSW Panelists: Mobile Payments Poised to Take off in US

SXSW panelists say mobile payments poised to take off in US

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Mobile payments will become ubiquitous -- really, this time -- in the next few years, according to a panel discussion at the SXSW conference Saturday....
SXSW panelists say mobile payments poised to take off in US

PayPal details new wallet tech

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In February, PayPal provided new details on how it planned to roll out its in-store payment services. The subsidiary of eBay plans to demonstrate at the SXSW conference in Austin how it hopes to distinguish its consumer-side digital wallet service from the competition, including Google Wallet and Isis. PayPal hopes...
PayPal details new wallet tech

AMD Fusion Media Explorer

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AMD Fusion Media Explorer is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedThe AMD Fusion Media Explorer provides you with a very different way to browse through your media. FME allows you to explore your digital media content from...
AMD Fusion Media Explorer

Someone Help Me, My Life is Too Hard [#SxSWi Sucks Edition]

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“The ad feminem [sic] tone of the SiliconANGLE post responding to Jolie O’Dell “SXSW sucks” one lets us all down.” – Kevin Marks I’m sitting here resuming my normal editor duties and sifting through a mountain of video from the SxSW conference this morning, and I’m wondering why it...
Someone Help Me, My Life is Too Hard [#SxSWi Sucks Edition]

1 Year Anniversary for Foursquare

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Location-based services have been a popular topic this week, as Twitter enabled geo-location features and Facebook announced the launch of a new location-based feature in April. Another location-based social network, Foursquare, marked their one year anniversary of their launch yesterday. While the primary use of the service is to ‘check-in’...
1 Year Anniversary for Foursquare
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