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Samsung's mobile chief JK Shin has a better day in Berlin

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Apple won a favorable verdict in its battle with Samsung, but Shin was undeterred in unveiling new products at IFA. "Regardless of any hindrance, Samsung will continue to provide outstanding, innovative and unique products," he said. [Read more]...
Samsung's mobile chief JK Shin has a better day in Berlin

Fab Has Its First Million Dollar Day; Sold More Than $6.5M Worth Of Products This Past Week

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Design focused e-commerce site Fab released a number of data this morning, and it’s impressive to say the least. Fab has sold more than $6.5 million worth of product this past week, up from $1.7 million during the same period last year. That’s up 300 percent from last year. Fab...
Fab Has Its First Million Dollar Day; Sold More Than $6.5M Worth Of Products This Past Week

Wanelo 3.0 makes e-commerce less 'primitive' by organizing products around people

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale For many of us, shopping is about desire and the quest for products to fall in love with. Wanelo released the third version of its mobile application today to make online shopping a pleasurable and personal experience “for...
Wanelo 3.0 makes e-commerce less 'primitive' by organizing products around people
HTC CEO says his company's smaller marketing budget is the top reason it's getting killed by Samsung

LivingSocial wants to make your holiday gifts fabulous, thanks to a partnership with Fab.com

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Daily deals site LivingSocial and online retailer Fab.com have partnered up this holiday season to help bring some flair to your gift giving. Starting today, all 24 million LivingSocial members in the United States will have access to purchase 50 Fab products, with 50 more to be added next week,...
LivingSocial wants to make your holiday gifts fabulous, thanks to a partnership with Fab.com

Peter Thiel: Competition and Capitalism Are Antonyms

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Speaking at tonight’s PandoMonthly event at the Madrone Studios in San Francisco, PayPal founder, Facebook uberinvestor, and libertarian du jour Peter Thiel told an audience that competition and capitalism are not the same thing. Businesses can waste energy and resources competing like crazy instead of focusing on creating unique products...
Peter Thiel: Competition and Capitalism Are Antonyms
Casacanda CEO Roman Kirch on the Berlin Startup Scene and Becoming Fab.de

DailyDirt: Pricing Ain't Easy

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Sometimes the prices of products are mysterious -- or just don't make much sense. Why is gasoline sold per gallon to nine-tenths of a cent? How can rare artwork really be worth millions of dollars? Sometimes, pricing puzzles can stump economists, but more often than not, there's a well-known economic...
DailyDirt: Pricing Ain't Easy

Hey Samsung: Aren’t there enough stars in the Galaxy?

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Samsung expanded its smartphone lineup on Monday, announcing the Galaxy S Advance for various markets around the world. Next month, the new Android 2.3 handset goes on sale first in Russia and then in the CIS (Commonwealth of International States), Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast and Southwest Asia, Latin...
Hey Samsung: Aren’t there enough stars in the Galaxy?

Deep Information Sciences scores $10M for its general-purpose database

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Investors continue to bet on databases that can handle large swaths and wide varieties of data. The latest proof point:  Deep Information Sciences on Tuesday said it has $10 million in new Series A funding to fuel what it calls a high-performing transactional and analytic database. Funding sources include Stage 1 Ventures,...
Deep Information Sciences scores $10M for its general-purpose database
Craftsvilla Raises $1.5 Million Series A To Become “The Etsy Of Asia”

HTCs Peter Chou: poor marketing held us back in 2012, but the worst has probably passed

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Peter Chou has gone on the record with the Wall Street Journal blaming his company's rough financial performance last year on insufficient marketing. Speaking about HTC's competitors, and presumably about Samsung in particular, he described them as "too strong and very resourceful, pouring lots of money into marketing." He...
HTCs Peter Chou: poor marketing held us back in 2012, but the worst has probably passed
How one startup CEO got kicked out of Y Combinator, then raised $1.5M from Kleiner Perkins

Briefly: STM announces velocity lineup, Komplete discounts

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STM has announced the launch of its new velocity collection of laptop bags and sleeves. The lineup features five unique products, including the impulse, velo 2, linear, maryanne, and blazer. Each product offers compartments specifically designed to house different tech devices, such as laptops, iPads, iPods, and phones. All five...
Briefly: STM announces velocity lineup, Komplete discounts

Samsung Galaxy S III will not be announced during MWC 2012

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Android enthusiasts will fondly remember the day the Galaxy S II was announced at Mobile World Congress 2011, about a year ago.  Unfortunately, the successor to the Galaxy S II will not be announced at this year’s trade show, but Samsung plans to unveil it in the first half of...
Samsung Galaxy S III will not be announced during MWC 2012

HTC CEO admits to marketing failures in 2012 as rivals proved "too strong"

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HTC CEO Peter Chou has candidly admitted in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that the company failed in its marketing efforts last year and its competitors proved “too strong”. Profits at the Taiwanese company dried up in 2012, plummeting 79 percent year-over-year in the third quarter alone. However,...
HTC CEO admits to marketing failures in 2012 as rivals proved "too strong"
Industrial designer aims beyond mass-produced items (video)

Content and commerce: is Etsy an outlier?

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Etsy is best known as an online marketplace for artsy people, but the seven year old company also publishes a popular blog about the pretty things that appear in its store and elsewhere. It’s one of the rare companies that is good at both commerce and content — but can...
Content and commerce: is Etsy an outlier?

Snapdeal acquires Shopo.in, a Sequoia Capital-backed 'Etsy for India'

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New Delhi-based Snapdeal.com, India’s largest online marketplace, has acquired the assets of Shopo.in, a marketplace for Indian designer and handcrafted products not unlike Etsy. Shopo.in had raised seed funding in 2011 – backers include Sequoia Capital, SRI Capital, Seeders, Sashi Reddi, and other angel investors. @shopoindia Good luck Shopo! —...
Snapdeal acquires Shopo.in, a Sequoia Capital-backed 'Etsy for India'

Now offering more than 15k products, Fab teases that it's pivoting to 'a new model'

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In a curious blog post, Fab founder and CEO Jason Goldberg detailed that his company plans to pivot “towards a new model that [it is] not yet ready to reveal publicly.” Back in early 2011, Fab shuttered Fabulis, its gay social networking service, to pivot into a design flash sale site. That transition...
Now offering more than 15k products, Fab teases that it's pivoting to 'a new model'

Fab launches vintage, fashion, kids, pets and foodie shops, continuing world domination

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Way back in December of 2010, Fabulis, a social network for gay men turned into Fab.com, a daily deals site for gay men. Then, last spring, Jason Goldberg, Fab’s CEO turned the ship in a new direction, dropping its niche demographic to become a top destination for quality designed objects at below retail prices....
Fab launches vintage, fashion, kids, pets and foodie shops, continuing world domination

The Back Burner: Things we didn't post this week

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A big thank you to everybody for filling our tips at crunchgear dot com inbox with wonderful, unique, and newsworthy items. Here are five that we just couldn’t get to this week. ShowerPAL.US Hi, Will you be interested in selling ShowerPAL. Please visit http://www.showerpal.us for more information. Thank you....
The Back Burner: Things we didn't post this week

Fab Announces It's Pivoting Again, Will Eventually Get This Thing Right

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Yep. (Photo: Fab.com) Fab.com has made more costume changes than a drag queen. Launched in 2011 as a social network for gay men (name: Fabulis), the company then transformed itself into a flash-sale site selling arty farty tchotchkes. Now, Business Insider suggests, Fab might be gearing up to design its own products.  According to a blog...
Fab Announces It's Pivoting Again, Will Eventually Get This Thing Right

Fab Discounted Itself To Get A $600 Million Valuation In The Wake Of The Facebook Fiasco

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In July, Fab, the online high-design goods store, raised a $116 million Series C round at a $600 million valuation. Like its shoppers, its investors got a really good deal: Fab had initially planned to raise less money at a higher valuation, giving away less of the company to new investors. Yesterday,...
Fab Discounted Itself To Get A $600 Million Valuation In The Wake Of The Facebook Fiasco
Star Farm Ventures launches in New York to import Israeli innovation

MakerBot Replicator 2X eyes-on

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You might remember that way back in September Makerbot took the wraps off its next generation of Replicators. Sadly, when the company invited us out for a sneak peak, the cutting edge Replicator 2X was no where to be seen. Thankfully Bre Pettis decided to swing through CES with...
MakerBot Replicator 2X eyes-on
A Hyped Startup Called Fab Is Pivoting To Become The 'World's Alternative To Amazon And Wal-Mart'

Online marketplace notonthehighstreet.com scores $15.8m from Fidelity, Index and Greylock

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Notonthehighstreet.com, an online marketplace where you can buy a wide variety of unique products straight from over 3,000 small businesses, this morning announced that it has raised £10 million ($15.8 million) in Series D funding. The round was led by Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, with previous investors Index Ventures and...
Online marketplace notonthehighstreet.com scores $15.8m from Fidelity, Index and Greylock
Google chairman pans Apple over patent wars but says company is still 'a very good partner'

Startup profile of the week: Gourmetiz - Etsy for gourmet food

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Online marketplace Gourmetiz has recently launched, giving European food lovers direct access to and information about quality products hand-picked by a  trio of cyber pimpin’ connoisseurs  (pictured). Set to rival the likes of London startup GourmetOrigins.com (which launched in August, 2011), the Berlin-born business is still in its early days with promising potential. Think...
Startup profile of the week: Gourmetiz - Etsy for gourmet food
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