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Startups Are Getting Sick Of NYC's Dirty, Overcrowded Coworking Spaces
Hoping To Ride The Crowdfunding Wave, Celery Lets Sellers Accept Pre-Orders, Charge When Products Ready To Ship

Photo-sharing service Picplz to shut down on 3 July

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Picplz, one of the most prominent rivals to Instagram at one time, is to close down on 3 July, a notice on its blog has announced. The startup, which had a key advantage over Instagram in being available on Android as well as Instagram, has seemingly lost traction in recent...
Photo-sharing service Picplz to shut down on 3 July
YouTube to end YouTube Create on Jan. 31
Banjo wants to take you places with its new location-based update
One million downloads in 24 hours for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Apple's calls for repatriation tax holiday gain no traction with White House

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With some two-thirds of its cash hoard housed overseas, Apple would like a tax holiday to allow it to move that money back to the U.S., but its pleas have fallen on deaf ears at the White House....
Apple's calls for repatriation tax holiday gain no traction with White House

Revenue Traction Doesn't Mean Product Market Fit

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I recently had lunch with Mark Leslie, a successful entrepreneur and CEO, who now teaches at Stanford and works with startups, often as a board member. He told me about a paper he and a colleague published in Harvard Business Review called The Sales Learning Curve. I read the paper...
Revenue Traction Doesn't Mean Product Market Fit

Bring in the clones: Z Kombinator rips off Paul Graham’s startup incubator [satire]

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The Sawmer brothers are notorious for cloning popular companies overseas and build a userbase, hoping to sell it back to the company that it cloned. Someone thought it would be funny if they were to set up their own version of Y Combinator, called “Z Kombinator” of course. This parody...
Bring in the clones: Z Kombinator rips off Paul Graham’s startup incubator [satire]

Visual Studio LightSwitch: Will it emerge from sleeper status?

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The first version of Microsoft’s Visual Studio LightSwitch dev tool has achieved only modest traction in the market. Here’s a set of recommendations from an ardent supporter of the product....
Visual Studio LightSwitch: Will it emerge from sleeper status?

With AOL Set to Report Q2 Earnings Tomorrow, Tim Armstrong's Feeling Closer to Fine (Video)

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When I was in New York last week, I got a chance to sit down with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, the former not-Marissa-Mayer Googler, to talk about how it’s going in his thankless efforts to turn the New York-based Internet company around. Unlike Mayer, who is just getting started...
With AOL Set to Report Q2 Earnings Tomorrow, Tim Armstrong's Feeling Closer to Fine (Video)

Samsung offers free flip covers and TecTiles for GS III and Note II device registrations

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If you just received a Galaxy S III or a Note II this holiday season, you could do yourself a favor and register it on Samsung's Facebook page to get even more goodies from Santa Sammy. What do you get in exchange for handing over some personal details and...
Samsung offers free flip covers and TecTiles for GS III and Note II device registrations

CyberAgent Ventures adds some style to its portfolio in Taiwan with FashionGuide investment

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Japanese VC firm CyberAgent Ventures has continued to grow its portfolio in Taiwan after it invested an undisclosed amount into beauty and cosmetics-themed social networking site Fashionguide.com.tw. Users of the Chinese site post their own reviews of beauty and cosmetics products, which makes it an ideal destination for those wanting original ‘everyday’...
CyberAgent Ventures adds some style to its portfolio in Taiwan with FashionGuide investment

Key analysts downgrade Microsoft stock as traditional PC market struggles

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Two closely followed analysts downgraded Microsoft’s shares this morning, another blow to the Redmond company as it struggles to gain traction in smartphones and tablets, and feels the impact of slumping computer shipments. Goldman Sachs analyst Heather Bellini downgraded Microsoft to “sell” from her previous rating of “neutral.” Nomura analyst...
Key analysts downgrade Microsoft stock as traditional PC market struggles

THE GLORY DAYS: How Andrew Mason And Groupon Rose To Incredible Heights (GRPN)

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Groupon fired Andrew Mason today. How did such a quirky person end up the CEO of a global company in the first place? We tell that story in here, in an excerpt from Business Insider's 2011 e-Book: "Inside Groupon."  The full story describes the history of Groupon from its meteoric beginnings to its troubled...
THE GLORY DAYS: How Andrew Mason And Groupon Rose To Incredible Heights (GRPN)

Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December

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Numbers dropped by 1.86% over festive period, fuelling speculation that site is reaching saturation point in core marketsThe number of Facebook's UK users dropped by 600,000 in December, according to data by social media monitoring firm SocialBakers.Though representing a typical seasonal dip in use over the Christmas period, the UK...
Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December

If Pinterest is the social network for women, Google+ is the social network for men

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With all of the talk about how Pinterest usage is skewed towards women, Google+ is apparently dominated by men as more than two-thirds of its 90M members are guys. This is good news for brands who are trying to reach a male-centric audience. According to report by NetworkWorld citing research...
If Pinterest is the social network for women, Google+ is the social network for men

ClassDojo Lands $1.6M From Paul Graham, Ron Conway To Help Teachers Control Their Classrooms

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Before Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don began building what would eventually become ClassDojo, they set out to identify the biggest problems teachers face in the classroom every day. After interviewing several hundred educators, a pattern quickly emerged: Managing student behavior. Teachers almost unilaterally agreed that they tend to spend more...
ClassDojo Lands $1.6M From Paul Graham, Ron Conway To Help Teachers Control Their Classrooms

Facebook As A Mobile Platform: 60 Million Mobile Users Visit Third-Party Apps Each Month

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Facebook is huge on mobile — as an application developer. But questions have circled for years around how it can be a real mobile platform on top of operating systems controlled by Apple and Google. But we got a little more data on what it’s already accomplishing on the platform...
Facebook As A Mobile Platform: 60 Million Mobile Users Visit Third-Party Apps Each Month

China Mobile Starting to Need an iPhone Deal

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More than six years after beginning talks with Apple, China Mobile, China’s largest wireless phone operator, has yet to add the iPhone to its handset portfolio. Negotiations between the two companies proceeded slowly, hamstrung by disagreements over subsidies and China Mobile’s demands for a cut of App Store app sales...
China Mobile Starting to Need an iPhone Deal
Kickfolio Brings iOS Applications To The Browser
Apple officially killing Ping social network on Sept. 30
Amazon testing in-app purchases, enters app store battle with Google & Apple

Endorsements, LinkedIn's Answer To Klout, Passes 1B Recommendations And Builds Up A New Data Set

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Endorsements, a lightweight way for people on LinkedIn to recommend each other’s skills, has picked up some significant traction in its first five months of life. Today, LinkedIn is announcing that Endorsements has passed the 1 billion milestone — with 58 million members getting recognition on their profiles for different...
Endorsements, LinkedIn's Answer To Klout, Passes 1B Recommendations And Builds Up A New Data Set

Google Wave goes public. Does anyone really care?

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Google Wave got a lot of tech press when it was first announced and techies lined up to try and get an early beta invite (myself included) hoping I think to get in on the ground floor of what many hoped would be the next Gmail success. In the...
Google Wave goes public. Does anyone really care?

Huntsy, a dashboard for finding your dream job, passes 10K registered users in 2 months

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Huntsy, a new tool for managing your job search, has only been in the public eye since its launch in March. Since then, it has garnered strong early traction, passing 10,000 registered users as of last week. The easiest way to think of Huntsy is as a content management system...
Huntsy, a dashboard for finding your dream job, passes 10K registered users in 2 months
LG says no Windows Phone devices at MWC
Kobo signs deal with independent bookstores to expand presence in US

Samsung and Spotify Duet With A New Smart TV App

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Samsung and Spotify have partnered to bring Spotify's streaming service to European owners of Samsung Smart TV 2012 E Series sets. Support for other Samsung Smart TV models, Blu-ray players and home theater systems will come later this year. The deal puts Spotify, which will appear as a downloadable app,...
Samsung and Spotify Duet With A New Smart TV App

Dragonplay lands $14M in funding from top grossing Android app, looks to M&A for casino genre growth

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Live Holdem Poker Pro developer Dragonplay announced a $14 million first round of funding today led by Accel Partners. The money will go toward acquiring smaller developers to work on more card, board game and slot titles for Android, iOS and Facebook. Dragonplay’s Live Holdem Poker Pro is currently the...
Dragonplay lands $14M in funding from top grossing Android app, looks to M&A for casino genre growth
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