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Handwriting recognition comes to Kindle Touch, thanks to Puzzazz

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The puzzle technology startup has developed a new technology called TouchWrite that can convert handwritten letters and numbers into digital on-screen versions....
Handwriting recognition comes to Kindle Touch, thanks to Puzzazz

Red Herring Rejects Charges That Its Awards "Take Advantage" Of Startups

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You’re a new startup on the tech scene in Europe, perhaps you’re a brand new entrepreneur. One day you get an email saying you’ve been shortlisted as a finalist for a “prestigious” award, putting you in the “Top 200″ in Europe, out of “hundreds of applications”. Of course, hungry for...
Red Herring Rejects Charges That Its Awards "Take Advantage" Of Startups

Chicago startups' 2012: $391M raised, 26 acquisitions, 1 IPO and $698M in exits

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Built in Chicago, a central hub and portal of the Chicago technology scene, today released a number of key metrics for the Windy City’s 2012, helping to place in context both how its local young technology firms are performing, and how the city as a whole has fared. Comparing 2011...
Chicago startups' 2012: $391M raised, 26 acquisitions, 1 IPO and $698M in exits

Yahoo Deal Is the Latest Example of Dropbox Flexing Its Muscles

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Just two weeks after Dropbox beat Yahoo’s efforts to buy young mobile email startup Mailbox, the cloud storage upstart just won prominent billing within Yahoo’s own email product. How’s that for a cherry on top? Oleksii Sverdlychenko/Shutterstock The two companies announced today that Yahoo Mail users can now save email...
Yahoo Deal Is the Latest Example of Dropbox Flexing Its Muscles

Seattle vs. Portland: Which city is more hip?

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Portland has the beer. Seattle has the coffee. Portland has bacon maple bars. Seattle has flying fish. Portland has bridges. Seattle has skyscrapers. The debate between the two city-siblings can go on for as long as the three-hour trek down I-5 from the Emerald City to the City of Roses. And now,...
Seattle vs. Portland: Which city is more hip?

How an iPhone Helped This Man Regain Hand Function

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The promise of modern medical technology is everyday miracles; bringing innovations to the average person that might greatly improve their lives is the goal. And happily that promise is being met by products heading to the market right now. CNN released an amazing clip recently that shows off a man...
How an iPhone Helped This Man Regain Hand Function

London nightlife app YPlan raises £7.9m and sets sights on New York

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'No true lastminute marketplace exists for the consumers to discover the events that are happening right now,' says CEO Rytis VitkauskasLondon-based startup YPlan launched its "going out app" for iPhone in November 2012, as a way for people to find and book tickets for events at the last minute.Since then,...
London nightlife app YPlan raises £7.9m and sets sights on New York

The Europas -- The European Tech Startup Awards -- Is Back. Get Nominating.

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Since 2009 I have thrown together a little celebration of the technology startup scene in Europe. It started out very simply as an opportunity to get the best minds on the business to pour over the scene, pick the companies and people they thought were doing amazing things and give...
The Europas -- The European Tech Startup Awards -- Is Back. Get Nominating.

Funding East African startups: Interview with Savannah Fund’s Founding Partner, Mbwana Alliy [Video]

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One of the oft-cited reasons for the lack of globally successful startups coming out of Africa is funding. As the Africa technology startup space matures, a number of incubators, accelerators and venture funds have sprung up to provide the much-needed funding and mentorship support African startup founders direly need. One...
Funding East African startups: Interview with Savannah Fund’s Founding Partner, Mbwana Alliy [Video]

Now on Kickstarter: a new kind of spinning energy storage device

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Will Kickstarter prove to be a good source for some of the geekier next-gen energy technologies? Well, crowd-funding has certainly emerged as an interesting new opportunity for solar roofs. On Monday entrepreneur Bill Gray launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for his energy storage technology startup Velkess. At Velkess,...
Now on Kickstarter: a new kind of spinning energy storage device

Social payment technology startup BuyBox raises $2.3 million

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BuyBox, a Toulouse, France-based company that provides social payment solutions to online retailers, has secured 1.7 million euros (roughly $2.3 million) in funding from Iris Capital and Midi Capital. Iris Capital is the firm that manages the joint Orange/Publicis venture capital fund – they also just led a $13.5 million...
Social payment technology startup BuyBox raises $2.3 million

Romney, Obama Release Statements On How To Grow Tech Startups

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Both presidential campaigns released statements on how they would grow the technology startup industry. In letters addressed to the regional trade organization, NYTechMeeetup, both candidates gave moderately specific answers. Obama focused on his track-record of technology policy, including the release of government data through the newly created Chief Technology Officer,...
Romney, Obama Release Statements On How To Grow Tech Startups

Wavii Confirms Google Buy, Shuts Down Its Service To Make Natural Language Products For The Search Giant

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Wavii, the natural language technology startup, has updated its home page, and its previously-monochromatic logo, to officially confirm that it has been acquired by Google — a deal that we noted earlier this week was “north of $30 million.” And to set speculation running about what might be coming next,...
Wavii Confirms Google Buy, Shuts Down Its Service To Make Natural Language Products For The Search Giant
Walmart Adds “Pay With Cash” For Online Shoppers At Walmart.com

Confirmed: Former Slingbox leader joins Xbox as Microsoft buys his new startup

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Blake Krikorian, the former CEO of Slingbox maker Sling Media, has joined Microsoft as a corporate vice president in the company’s Interactive Entertainment Business, home of the Xbox, following Microsoft’s acquisition of his latest startup. Microsoft announced Krikorian’s appointment this morning and confirmed the acquisition of his home-automation technology startup,...
Confirmed: Former Slingbox leader joins Xbox as Microsoft buys his new startup

Excelerate Labs becomes TechStars Chicago after partnering with the startup accelerator in the Windy City

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Excelerate Labs, a three-year-old technology startup accelerator based in Chicago, has joined forces with TechStars, dropping its name and re-branding to better reflect the ‘Windy City’ – TechStars Chicago. Until now, Excelerate Labs has been led by two entrepreneurs; Troy Henikoff, CEO and co-founder of Excelerate Labs, and Sam Yagan,...
Excelerate Labs becomes TechStars Chicago after partnering with the startup accelerator in the Windy City

Just in time for your New Year's resolutions: Meet PumpUp, a personal iOS fitness coach

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If you’re committing to losing weight, exercise more or live more healthily in 2013, there are loads of smartphone apps and accessories that can help you achieve your fitness goals. One that’s launching today is PumpUp, an iOS app that aims to serve as a personal fitness coach, by catering...
Just in time for your New Year's resolutions: Meet PumpUp, a personal iOS fitness coach

This new Kickstarter campaign is a puzzle fan's dream -- and a puzzle unto itself

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Puzzazz, the Redmond-based puzzle technology startup, is turning its creative energy loose on Kickstarter with a new campaign to fund a year-long “puzzle hunt” — aiming to bring a puzzling tradition to a wider audience and support the ecosystem of independent puzzle constructors. A puzzle hunt is a collection...
This new Kickstarter campaign is a puzzle fan's dream -- and a puzzle unto itself
The Fifth Horsemen: Samsung
Web series Leap Year's formula for success: comedy & tech founder cameos
Why Are Y Combinator And Andreessen Horowitz Backing A Drive-By Toolbar/Adware Installer?

Microsoft Acquires Startup R2 Studios

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Microsoft Corp. has acquired a small home-entertainment technology startup to beef up its Xbox unit, according to people familiar with the matter. The company, id8 Group R2 Studios Inc., was created by entrepreneur Blake Krikorian in May 2011. Mr. Krikorian will be joining the Redmond, Wash., software giant with a...
Microsoft Acquires Startup R2 Studios

Following the money in health tech: accelerators galore nationwide

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The tech hubs on the coasts aren’t the only places where innovation in digital health is taking root. Last month, four new health technology startup programs made headlines, including a new Healthbox program in Jacksonville, Fla., the Dreamit Health accelerator in Philadelphia and the Health Wildcatters in Dallas, Tex.  (This...
Following the money in health tech: accelerators galore nationwide

On a mission to 'simplify IT infrastructure', SimpliVity lands $25m from KPCB, Accel and CRV

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SimpliVity, a Westborough, Massachusetts-based technology startup, has secured $25 million in Series B funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), with prior backers Accel Partners and Charles River Ventures participating in the round. SimpliVity was established in late 2009, its ambitious mission to simplify IT infrastructure management, and investors...
On a mission to 'simplify IT infrastructure', SimpliVity lands $25m from KPCB, Accel and CRV
Y Combinator is funding the future of spam in Windows - drive-by crapware installers

Bullpen Capital's Duncan Davidson on VC Funding and "The Era of Cheap"

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For a technology startup company to launch an initial product and survive long enough to gauge its success, requires two-orders-of-magnitude less money today than at the start of the previous decade. This from a man who knows from having made bigger investments that are smaller: Duncan Davidson, Managing Director...
Bullpen Capital's Duncan Davidson on VC Funding and "The Era of Cheap"

Iterations: Public Market Sentiment Rattles Consumer Startups' Cages

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Editor’s Note:  Semil Shah is currently an EIR with Javelin Venture Partners and has been a columnist at TechCrunch since January 2011. He hosts a weekly TCTV show In the Studio and pens a weekly column, Iterations. Follow him on Twitter @semil. The consumer technology startup world is largely insulated from most happenings...
Iterations: Public Market Sentiment Rattles Consumer Startups' Cages
Skobbler launches Google Maps competitor ForeverMap 2 on Android

Who wants to meet up at the upcoming, inaugural London Web Summit?

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We’re getting excited about our upcoming trip to the capital city of England for the first London Web Summit, or as the cool kids call it, LWS. Folks like Niklas Zennstrom (Kazaa, Skype, Atomico), Google’s Nikesh Arora and Zynga’s Marcus Segal will be speaking at the event on March 19th,...
Who wants to meet up at the upcoming, inaugural London Web Summit?

Whistlestop Tracks Political Candidates Based On Social Media Data

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Now more than ever, social media has become an integral part of the political campaign, and the race has moved to the web. And according to a Pew Survey from 2011, almost half of all Americans make political decisions in part because of information and news shared with them online....
Whistlestop Tracks Political Candidates Based On Social Media Data
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