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How OrderGroove Brings The Subscription Model, Customer Loyalty To Big Brands

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Monthly deliveries aren't just about discovering new products--they can also be a convenient way to stock up on the ones you already use and love. L'Oreal, Teavana, Jockey, and others are believers. Monthly subscriptions may have been popularized by small upstarts such as Birchbox, but now big brands want...
How OrderGroove Brings The Subscription Model, Customer Loyalty To Big Brands

Nokia reportedly plans wave of cheap phones to combat Chinese upstarts

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Nokia reportedly plans wave of cheap phones to combat Chinese upstarts
We Have No Evidence Amazon Is Launching a Square Competitor, But I Hope So

Talking Tom Cat takes Outfit7 past 360m downloads and 100m users

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'The next Harry Potter will come from a mobile app,' says executive chairman Narry SinghOutfit7 is the mobile apps startup that made its name with Talking Tom Cat: a virtual pet on iPhone that repeated people's words back to them in a squeaky voice.He has since spawned a sequel, as...
Talking Tom Cat takes Outfit7 past 360m downloads and 100m users

We Got An Exclusive Look At '90s Icon Citysearch's Mobile Comeback Strategy

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The inexorable rise of mobile devices isn't just a chance for brand-new startups to offer new services--shifting consumer behavior gives established brands a chance to reinvent themselves, too. Here's a case study--Citysearch, once synonymous with local reviews in the '90s, is battling back against the upstarts with its refreshed iPhone app....
We Got An Exclusive Look At '90s Icon Citysearch's Mobile Comeback Strategy
Republicans hate to (spectrum) share: How the election affects the FCC

Startup Spotlight: Nuubuu creates a marketplace for your content creations

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Ameya Bhatawdekar Nuubuu founder Ameya Bhatawdekar wants to make it simple for everyone to upload and sell their digital creations, from electronic books to designs to music to photos. There’s no shortage of places to do that now, including offerings from upstarts like Sellfy and Pulley. Founded just four months ago, Nuubuu charges five...
Startup Spotlight: Nuubuu creates a marketplace for your content creations

ZooZ exits beta, bringing 3-line simplicity to mobile payments for iOS and Android

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For developers, the move from free to paid is often a hard road to walk. The middle ground, and increasingly one that we’re seeing used by both free and paid apps alike, is in-app purchases. For both iOS and Android devs, there’s a new option in ZooZ. ZooZ is a Tel...
ZooZ exits beta, bringing 3-line simplicity to mobile payments for iOS and Android

5 New Rules: Don't Get Fooled Again When Buying Enterprise Technology

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"Change it had to come We knew it all along We were liberated from the fall that's all" - The Who, "Won't Get Fooled Again" With Washington festooned over the weekend with banners and parties alongside the serious national dialogue about the issues of the day, we all understand that...
5 New Rules: Don't Get Fooled Again When Buying Enterprise Technology

Why Variety’s street value has plummeted in 4 years

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Four years ago, Dutch-Anglo publisher Reed Elsevier (NYSE: RUK) put its 107-year-old showbiz trade paper, Variety, on the auction block. It ultimately failed to find a buyer willing in the middle of a global recession to pay in the neighborhood of $2 billion  for Variety and a handful of Reed’s other ad-supported...
Why Variety’s street value has plummeted in 4 years
Pioneer Square Tech Map: Where are tech companies hanging their shingles?
Braintree raises another $35m to take on Stripe and PayPal

Microsoft, Intel Brave a Mobile World

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Microsoft and Intel, once upstarts that helped disrupt the computing establishment, are now incumbents under assault. Numbers they will issue this week aren't likely to show gains in the battle....
Microsoft, Intel Brave a Mobile World

While Tesla Dukes It Out With The Times, SpaceX Gets The Go-Ahead For Next ISS Supply Mission

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Tesla Motors has been getting plenty of attention lately because of its heated back-and-forth with New York Times writer John Broder, but that only helped to drown out news concerning founder Elon Musk’s other transport-related venture. NASA announced earlier today that SpaceX’s Dragon capsule would be sent into low Earth...
While Tesla Dukes It Out With The Times, SpaceX Gets The Go-Ahead For Next ISS Supply Mission

As battle with Amazon rages, Walmart nominates Google vet Marissa Mayer to board

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Marissa Mayer Walmart’s intensifying rivalry with Amazon.com has been well documented. And Walmart’s desires to become an even bigger presence in the online worldis no secret, with the company gobbling up startup companies and hiring top technical talent in an all-out effort to knock Amazon off its perch. Today, the...
As battle with Amazon rages, Walmart nominates Google vet Marissa Mayer to board

Politicians, Car Dealers Trying To Make It Illegal To Buy A Tesla In North Carolina

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Last fall, we wrote about how auto dealers were bitching about the fact that electric car company Tesla sells their cars directly. It has "stores" but you can't buy your cars from those stores, due to antiquated and ridiculous regulations about car sales. Most states have laws that basically say...
Politicians, Car Dealers Trying To Make It Illegal To Buy A Tesla In North Carolina

Baidu's 1Q Earnings Of $328.9M Misses Analysts' Estimates As Its R&D Costs Soar

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Baidu posted double-digit percentage revenue growth in 1Q2013–but its earnings still missed analysts’ expectations as the Chinese search giant’s costs soared. Baidu’s 1Q2013 net income increased 8.5 percent to $328.9 million (2.043 billion RMB), short of the $354.9 million (2.19 billion yuan) expected by analysts polled by Bloomberg. Total revenue...
Baidu's 1Q Earnings Of $328.9M Misses Analysts' Estimates As Its R&D Costs Soar

Why Is The US So Hostile To Foreign Entrepreneurs Who Want To Build Businesses Here?

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We've talked about just how ridiculous US policies towards highly skilled immigrants and entrepreneurs are for years. We're driving away the very people who can help create new companies and new jobs within our economy, and handing them, gift-wrapped, to other countries. And those other countries are increasingly aware of...
Why Is The US So Hostile To Foreign Entrepreneurs Who Want To Build Businesses Here?
Snow Fail: The New York Times And Its Misunderstanding Of Copyright

Report: Valuations on the rise in angel deals as cash flows to Internet companies

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Angel in Guisley. Photo via Baldur McAqueen Angel investors are spreading their wings, pumping money into Internet companies at a rapid pace, increasingly at higher valuations than earlier this year. That’s one of the findings released today in the Halo Report, a report on angel investment activity in the U.S....
Report: Valuations on the rise in angel deals as cash flows to Internet companies

Early March Seen As Launching Point For iPad 3, Likely With LTE

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Two years after Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) established the market for modern tablet computers, it’s working on a flurry of new ideas for the iPad, according to several reports. We’re probably just a few weeks away from the debut of the so-called iPad 3, but Apple is also reportedly kicking...
Early March Seen As Launching Point For iPad 3, Likely With LTE

Taxi, Limo Trade Group Hates Innovative Upstarts, Labels Them 'Rogue Applications'

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There's nothing like a bit of disruptive innovation to make the legacy players start busting out the old moral panics. We've written a few times about the new generation of ride-for-hire and ride-share services, which are really disrupting the old taxi and limo business -- leading to all sorts of...
Taxi, Limo Trade Group Hates Innovative Upstarts, Labels Them 'Rogue Applications'
Sprint Looks To Buy Out Remainder Of Clearwire For Around $2.1B

Baidu Reportedly Developing Baidu Eye, Its Version of Google Glass

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Baidu, the search giant often referred to as the “Google of China,” is reportedly developing its own version of Google Glass, according to a article in Sina Tech (link via Google Translate). We’ve contacted Baidu for comment. Testing of a prototype has reportedly already begun. According to the Sina Tech...
Baidu Reportedly Developing Baidu Eye, Its Version of Google Glass

Upstart marks first year by raising $5.9M from Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Eric Schmidt, others

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Business funding platform Upstart has closed a $5.9 million Series A round as it marks its first anniversary. The round included participation from Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Google’s Eric Schmidt, Salesforce.com’s Marc Benioff, and Scott Banister. In addition, former Nebraska Governor Bob Kerrey and Kiva.org co-founder Jessica Jackley...
Upstart marks first year by raising $5.9M from Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Eric Schmidt, others

Walmart versus Amazon: The next great tech battle?

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Walmart is trying to roll onto Amazon's turf One of the most fascinating rivalries going on in tech right now isn’t between Apple and Microsoft. Or Google and Facebook. It’s actually the battle for online retail dollars between Walmart and Amazon.com, a fight for the hearts and minds of the...
Walmart versus Amazon: The next great tech battle?

Formlabs FORM 1 high-resolution 3D printer spotted in the wild, we go eyes on (video)

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Last time we checked in with the 3D printing upstarts over at Formlabs, their Kickstarter was doing splendidly, having over doubled its initial funding target. Well, less than a month later, and with the money still rolling in, the current total stands (at time of writing) at a somewhat...
Formlabs FORM 1 high-resolution 3D printer spotted in the wild, we go eyes on (video)

Next question after Scott Thompson's departure: what is Yahoo actually for?

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Since the advent of Google, and then Twitter and Facebook, the company hasn't had a unique selling pointAs the furore swirled around Scott Thompson a few days ago, the previous Yahoo chief executive, Carol Bartz, told some of the media: "You know, I actually do have a computer science degree."...
Next question after Scott Thompson's departure: what is Yahoo actually for?

Google Strikes Licensing Deal With European Music Publishers, Gains Access To 5.5M Tracks Across 35 Countries

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Google has reached a new arrangement with European music publishing entities which will give it access to 5.5 million tracks spanning 35 countries, including artists like Lady Gaga and Rihanna. The arrangement was made with Armonia, one of the largest alliances of music publishers in the world, which includes French,...
Google Strikes Licensing Deal With European Music Publishers, Gains Access To 5.5M Tracks Across 35 Countries
From .art to .microsoft to .zappos: Applicants revealed in domain name land grab
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