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Houdini Aims To Solve The Crucial Quality Question That Comes With Using Amazon's Mechanical Turk

Japanese translation service Gengo gets $12M from Intel Capital

venturebeat.com
Gengo, a Tokyo-based startup specializing in people-powered translation, has just taken its second round of institutional funding. The deal, which totals $12 million, was led by Intel Capital with participation from previous investor Atomico as well as new investors Iris Capital, Infocomm (Singapore), NTT-IP (Japan), and STCV (Saudi Arabia)....
Japanese translation service Gengo gets $12M from Intel Capital
Famigo Raises $1M For Its Kid-Friendly App Directory And Parental Control Software
Tastemaker Wants To Make Interior Design More Affordable And Accessible
Ravikant: AngelList is Craigslist for entrepreneurs

The Pitch Season 2: Meet the Startups and Vote For Your Favorites

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The topography of New York’s tech scene has changed since 2011, when we first peeked behind closed doors to document the fundraising process for season one of The Pitch. According to the latest reports, venture capitalists are investing more money in more local tech startups, luring expats from fashion...
The Pitch Season 2: Meet the Startups and Vote For Your Favorites
Meet Svbtle, the beautiful blogging platform you're not invited to, and Obtvse, its open-source clone

With $14.5M, second-hand kid's clothing site thredUP looks to new verticals

gigaom.com
Since launching in 2009, San Francisco-based thredUP has built a loyal customer base of parents looking to buy and sell used children’s clothing. But with $14.5 million in new funding, the company said it plans to expand beyond children’s clothing to become an even bigger online retailer for second-hand clothing....
With $14.5M, second-hand kid's clothing site thredUP looks to new verticals

Swifto Raises $2.5M From Benchmark To Be The Uber For Dog Walkin

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Swifto, a startup that wants to be the Uber for dog walking, has raised $2.5 million from Benchmark Capital. We’re told that the funding round previously closed but the startup didn’t want to announce to the public for fear of attracting customers. The marketplace connects dog owners with vetted and...
Swifto Raises $2.5M From Benchmark To Be The Uber For Dog Walkin

Riding A New Transparency Wave In Science, Academia.Edu Lets Researchers Share Their Raw Data

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It wasn’t until widely respected economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff shared the Excel files behind their influential paper on the relationship between government debt and economic growth, that a very basic and consequential spreadsheet error was discovered. Suddenly, a conclusion that policy makers around the world had seized on...
Riding A New Transparency Wave In Science, Academia.Edu Lets Researchers Share Their Raw Data
Report: iPad mini Gains As The Preferred "Kids' Tablet" After The Holidays

After #Eastwooding Exits, Dems Take Their Seat at the Social Table

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Last week’s Republican Convention provided perhaps the most entertaining — albeit, not on purpose — political social meme on the Web, with Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood’s odd performance with an empty chair. That quickly set off an instant flood of pictures posted on Twitter of people chastising their chairs...
After #Eastwooding Exits, Dems Take Their Seat at the Social Table

Google Glass App Lets You Take Photos With A Wink (GOOG)

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There's little incentive for developers to create apps for Glass. Google prohibits developers from charging for their apps, and they can't integrate ads, either. But that's not discouraging developers from tinkering with device.  Developer Mike DiGiovanni just created an app called Winky. It lets you wake Glass from standby and...
Google Glass App Lets You Take Photos With A Wink (GOOG)
Dog Vacay is basically Airbnb for dogs

Fake Instagram apps are spreading malware on Android devices

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Sophos, the IT security and data protection company has a new warning on its Naked Security blog today that a fake Instagram app is infecting Android devices with malware. This goes to show how fast the creators of dirty software can move as Instagram launched for Android users a few...
Fake Instagram apps are spreading malware on Android devices
Ooomf Shutters Its App Discovery Platform, Relaunches As A Freelancer Marketplace For Web & Mobile App Projects
SEC recognizes FundersClub as first ever online VC
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