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Twitter Announces "Twttr" -- Will Start Charging $5 A Month If You Want To Tweet Using Vowels

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Vowels aren’t really necessary in today’s digital age, are they? Twitter doesn’t think so, as it announced a new “two-tiered” service including its free model called “Twttr.” You can only tweet without vowels though. Want the vowels back? Pony up $5 a month. Seems like a pretty sweet deal to...
Twitter Announces "Twttr" -- Will Start Charging $5 A Month If You Want To Tweet Using Vowels

Target Balls. Another thing that's like pin insulators. Old, antique colorful glass that people like to collect. As I've said before, people will collect anything. (These are kind of pretty, though.) In the future people might collect toothpaste caps or s

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Target Balls. Another thing that's like pin insulators. Old, antique colorful glass that people like to collect. As I've said before, people will collect anything. (These are kind of pretty, though.) In the future people might collect toothpaste caps or s
Mobility and the Enterprise: 3 Ways to Prevent Meltdown

An Online Marketplace for Everyday Household Items Snags $3.6 Million

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Alice.com, an online marketplace for household goods ranging from diapers to dog food to toothpaste, has raised $3.6 million in funding. A bit like Amazon-owned Diapers.com, the Middleton, Wis.-based company allows big brands to use the platform to connect with consumers and offer coupons. The round, coming from a group...
An Online Marketplace for Everyday Household Items Snags $3.6 Million

Redesigned PayDragon Brings Instant Mobile Commerce and Free Delivery to Household Items

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With the bulk of the traditional ecommerce landscape already divided up among the largest of Web giants, the title for king of the mobile commerce hill is up for grabs. Scrappy Y-Combinator alumni PayDragon has designs on claiming that crown and it’s employing some seriously unconventional methods to make it...
Redesigned PayDragon Brings Instant Mobile Commerce and Free Delivery to Household Items

Wonga adverts found on Talking Ginger children's games

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The Talking Ginger smartphone app, which teaches children how to get ready for bed, has been carrying adverts for Wonga and online casinosControversial payday lender Wonga has said it will pull its adverts from a popular children's smartphone app after being contacted by the Guardian.The Talking Ginger app features a...
Wonga adverts found on Talking Ginger children's games
Mobile Commerce App PayDragon Launches Checkout, Shipping Almost Anything In 2 Days Or Less
The robots are coming: Swisslog shows the US ecommerce crowd its automated fulfillment tech

DailyDirt: Bacon Tastes Good. Pork Chops Taste Goood.

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Pork is one of the most commonly consumed meats worldwide. Interestingly, even though it was marketed as the "other white meat" (that slogan was retired in 2011), the USDA always referred to pork as a "red meat" on its website. Here are just a few more fascinating tidbits on pig...
DailyDirt: Bacon Tastes Good. Pork Chops Taste Goood.
This is what futurists in 1988 thought Los Angeles would look like today

Flower Subscription Startup H.Bloom Raises $10 Million Series B

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Subscription ecommerce doesn't work well across all categories. Makeup, toothpaste and socks last a lot longer than 30 days. Items that do need to be replenished monthly are flowers. Because they die. H.Bloom is a subscription flower service that delivers monthly bouquets to subscribers, like hotels and businesses. It's...
Flower Subscription Startup H.Bloom Raises $10 Million Series B

With NetPlenish App, Spend Less Time in Stores, More Money on Shipping


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Nearly every time I walk into the local drugstore to buy toothpaste, I walk out having spent around $50 on miscellaneous items. Sound familiar? Impulse buying is a tough habit to kick. But smartphones might hold a few possible remedies for consumers in the form of free price-comparison apps. 
NetPlenish,...
With NetPlenish App, Spend Less Time in Stores, More Money on Shipping


Alleged toothpaste shoplifter dies after being forcefully restrained outside Chicago CVS

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Alleged toothpaste shoplifter dies after being forcefully restrained outside Chicago CVS

SHOCK: Siri Isn't A Totally Useless Hunk Of Junk From Apple (AAPL)

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It turns out Apple's voice-based assistant software, Siri, isn't completely useless. Siri, which Apple used heavily to market the iPhone 4S, has been regularly trashed by the tech press, and normal people, since it was released. And when I first got the iPhone, I too, was let down by Siri....
SHOCK: Siri Isn't A Totally Useless Hunk Of Junk From Apple (AAPL)

Suite Arrival Delivers Toothpaste (And Other Essentials) to Your Hotel - http://bit.ly/9cTrGx

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Suite Arrival Delivers Toothpaste (And Other Essentials) to Your Hotel - http://bit.ly/9cTrGx

The Management Team - Guest Post From Joel Spolsky

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Today's guest blogger needs no introduction. Joel Spolsky one of the best bloggers out there. He also runs one of our portfolio companies, Stack. And his approach to management is unorthodox at times but amazingly effective. I asked him to tell us a little about how he does it. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
The Management Team - Guest Post From Joel Spolsky
An inside look at an Amazon warehouse

NetPlenish Stocks Shelves With $1.9 Million in Funding for Shopping App

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NetPlenish, a mobile-shopping app that finds the best price on everyday items like toothpaste and toilet paper, has raised $1.9 million in seed funding. Investors include Dave McClure’s 500 Startups, Gold Hill Capital, BHV Capital, TEEC Angel Fund, Ludlow Ventures and other angels. The Ventura, Calif.-based company’s app is available...
NetPlenish Stocks Shelves With $1.9 Million in Funding for Shopping App
Music's 'pay what you want' pioneers sour on giving away songs

Strata 2012: 3 Essential Skills of a Data Driven CEO

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At the Strata Jumpstart session on Tuesday, Diego Saenz of Data Driven CEO made the case for three skills that are must haves for CEOs to become "data driven." Much of Saenz's talk focused on one specific data-driven CEO: Robert McDonald of Procter and Gamble (P&G). Sponsor He Is The...
Strata 2012: 3 Essential Skills of a Data Driven CEO

If Free Works on the Internet, Can It Work for Health Insurance ?

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As best I can tell, Health Insurance for the average family costs about 13k per year. For individuals, its about $6k per year. For some, employers pay a big chuck of that. For others, the deductibles and other charges are super high so that the monthly premium is lower.  For...
If Free Works on the Internet, Can It Work for Health Insurance ?

CauseWorld’s Checkin For Charity Gets More Citi Money

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CauseWorld, a mobile app that lets users check in to retail shops for credits that can be donated to charity, is clearly on a roll. The app first launched in December as “the first mobile application that let’s you do good deeds simply for walking into a store.” CauseWorld app...
CauseWorld’s Checkin For Charity Gets More Citi Money

Forget Wallets: This Square Rival Wants To Nuke Cash Registers

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Yes, GoPago CEO Leo Rocco is technically competing with Square in the mobile payments space. But where Square is trying to let you get rid of your wallet, GoPago is going after cash registers.  Instead, businesses should rely on customers' smartphones as their point-of-sale system, Rocco says.   "If you...
Forget Wallets: This Square Rival Wants To Nuke Cash Registers

With $1.12 Million From Maveron And Others, Vaunte Aims To Define The Next Era Of Luxury E-Commerce

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As great as the web is, I still haven’t been able to kick my habit for buying fashion and lifestyle magazines off the newsstand. One of the things I love the most about monthly glossies are features like Vanity Fair’s My Stuff and Us Weekly’s What’s In My Bag, in...
With $1.12 Million From Maveron And Others, Vaunte Aims To Define The Next Era Of Luxury E-Commerce

Study Links Violent Video Games And The 'Macbeth Effect'

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Normally when we cover studies (or lack there of) linking violence and video games, it's to show the rather uninformed way pundits and politicians go about pretending there's an established causal link where one has not yet been proven. Whether it's the press taking the low road with sensationalized headlines...
Study Links Violent Video Games And The 'Macbeth Effect'

DailyDirt: No Accounting For Taste?

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Quantifying how our taste buds react to different ingredients isn't an easy task. It's hard enough to get 4 out of 5 dentists to agree on a toothpaste, so it's understandably difficult to get untrained taste testers to agree on what kind of flavors they prefer. The assumption that there...
DailyDirt: No Accounting For Taste?

White House's Weak Response To Petition Against ACTA

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Earlier this year, we wrote about two different petitions on the White House's official petition platform concerning ACTA. We noted that one of the petitions was very oddly worded, talking about getting the US to "end ACTA." It's description was a bit confused, and didn't seem to understand the process...
White House's Weak Response To Petition Against ACTA
Hearst president defends magazines, and their profitability, in the tablet age

SpaceX Successfully Touches Down In The Pacific Ocean

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Houston, we have a landing. SpaceX's robotic Dragon capsule safely landed in the Pacific Ocean today, bringing 3,000 pounds of cargo back from its trip to the International Space Station. The unmanned capsule was loaded successfully onto a boat this afternoon, the company reported. NASA said that the material...
SpaceX Successfully Touches Down In The Pacific Ocean

Tumblr Tuesday: Microwhat artist tells us what it’s like to microwave everything and anything

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Welcome to our twenty-seventh Tumblr Tuesday, where every Tuesday we celebrate our love of Tumblr by interviewing the mastermind behind a new blog. Tumblr, a New York City based startup, is like the FFFFound for the rest of the world. It’s as shareable and fast-paced as Twitter but populated with more...
Tumblr Tuesday: Microwhat artist tells us what it’s like to microwave everything and anything
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