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HTML5 lovers rejoice: Famo.us to make its platform free for developers

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Remember Famo.us, the San Francisco-based start-up that wowed us with its ultra-brisk HTML5 and javascript demo at the Disrupt conference last year? Yeah, the same one that was co-founded by Steve Newcomb, one of the technology guys behind Powerset (now part of Microsoft’s Bing) and the same person who got...
HTML5 lovers rejoice: Famo.us to make its platform free for developers

Apps Round-up From The Streets Of Barcelona

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We’ve been trawling Barcelona for apps and startups during Mobile World Congress, so here’s a little round-up of some of those that have been plying their wares – many of whom don’t have the cash to exhibit at the official Congress, but who are pitching like mad in the hotel...
Apps Round-up From The Streets Of Barcelona
Now that's what I call window shopping

Fab is now a mobile commerce company: 56% of Christmas sales in the US came from its smartphone apps

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Fab, the online design giant, has announced that it has “smashed” all its previous mobile shopping days this Christmas season. Over 56 percent of its revenue in the US and 40 percent in Europe came from its mobile apps on Christmas. Both were records for the company. Previously, Fab saw...
Fab is now a mobile commerce company: 56% of Christmas sales in the US came from its smartphone apps

IPOs In China Are So Hard, A Startup Tried To 'Go Public' By Selling Shares To The Public On An E-Commerce Website

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese entrepreneur Zhu Jiang didn't need a stock market to raise cash for his media startup. Impatient to tap investors even though Beijing has frozen new share sales, Zhu started flogging stock on shopping website Taobao.com. Before Taobao's owner Alibaba Groupshut down his virtual store on Monday,...
IPOs In China Are So Hard, A Startup Tried To 'Go Public' By Selling Shares To The Public On An E-Commerce Website
Beautylish builds online boutiques so cosmetics-lovers can powder, pamper, blush, and at last, buy

Cairo accelerator Flat6Labs graduates its second cycle of seven startups

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We took a look at Flat6Labs, a Cairo-based accelerator in October when it launched its first cycle with 5 startups under its wing. Fast forward 7 months later, and the accelerator is graduating its second cycle of startups. Founded by venture capital firm Sawari Ventures and the American University in Cairo,...
Cairo accelerator Flat6Labs graduates its second cycle of seven startups

The lingo of Lango: Zlango relaunches and renames its emoticon-based mobile-messaging app

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Founded in 2004, Zlango is the San Francisco-based company responsible for the Web and mobile messaging app of the same name, one which made something of a name for itself with a quirky icon-based approach to messaging on the move. Without delving too deep into the Zlango of yore, the...
The lingo of Lango: Zlango relaunches and renames its emoticon-based mobile-messaging app

With Zlango icons, words are so yesterday

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Striking just the right tone in a text message or conveying complex ideas via tweets can be quite a challenge, which must be why Zlango, an app that enables users to communicate with images rather than words, just hit the billion user mark. Just as the Egyptians used hieroglyphics, texters...
With Zlango icons, words are so yesterday
Beautylish dabs on $6.5M to grow community that really (really) loves cosmetics

Hey, Google, Great Show -- But What's Up With The Nexus Pricing Strategy?

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Google put on a great show in San Francisco yesterday, with a bunch of skydivers leaping out of a plane and landing on the roof of the conference center to demo Google's new computerized glasses. And Google released an impressive new tablet, the Nexus 7, that is designed to compete...
Hey, Google, Great Show -- But What's Up With The Nexus Pricing Strategy?

Sony's Xperia Tablet S runs Android, but looks awfully like Microsoft's Surface

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Don’t look now, but a deluge of Microsoft Surface imitators and competitors are just the around corner. Once Windows 8 is made available to the general public on October 26, you’re going to see all kinds of tablets running Windows 8/RT land on physical and virtual store shelves, along with...
Sony's Xperia Tablet S runs Android, but looks awfully like Microsoft's Surface

HipSwap and "Pawn Stars": A Celebrity Integration that Doesn't Suck

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Local listing site Hipswap is hoping to unseat Craigslist, eBay, and dozens of other lesser known sites to become the definitive online destination to buy and sell coveted items. Today, the startup marketplace is announcing a partnership with the stars of the hit TV show “Pawn Stars”, which will put...
HipSwap and "Pawn Stars": A Celebrity Integration that Doesn't Suck

InMobi offers Android developers a free way to distribute their apps to 130+ stores

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Fast-growing mobile advertising and technology company InMobi is today debuting a brand new tool that allows Android application developers to quickly distribute their apps to over 130 marketplaces. Dubbed ‘App Publish’, InMobi’s free platform alleviates some of the pain Android developers feel when they want to get their apps on...
InMobi offers Android developers a free way to distribute their apps to 130+ stores
Nest Labs Teams Up With Regional Power Providers For New Energy-Saving Services And Rebates

Google finally lists Nexus Q as not for sale on Google Play

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We've posted update after update on the Nexus Q, waiting for the Android-powered streaming media player to launch. The last we heard of it was back in July 2012. But as of this morning, Google labeled the Nexus Q no longer available for sale on its Google Play page....
Google finally lists Nexus Q as not for sale on Google Play
Nongaming software goes live on Steam

The Mobile Premier Awards announce winners at MWC

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The Mobile Premier Awards is now one of the traditional highlights at MWC in Barcelona. Organized by App Circus, the event comes as the conclusion of a one-year international competition process to showcase the best apps. For the finalists, which were shortlisted among regional winners, the event comes as an opportunity to...
The Mobile Premier Awards announce winners at MWC

Amazon's Appstore to Open Internationally This Summer; Will the Fire Follow?

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Amazon is getting close to launching its Appstore in Europe later this summer, marking the first time the store will be available outside the U.S., according to sources familiar with the company’s plans. Timing is a little vague, but from what I’m hearing, the e-commerce giant is expected to announce...
Amazon's Appstore to Open Internationally This Summer; Will the Fire Follow?

Applicasa Raises $1 Million To Help Mobile Game Developers Manage Virtual Stores, Target Players With Promotions Or Ads

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Applicasa, a Tel Aviv-based company which got its start as a mobile backend service provider competing with Parse, Kinvey, StackMob and others before shifting into mobile game management, has raised a total of $1 million in seed funding, the company is announcing today. The funding comes from the Shaked family, the...
Applicasa Raises $1 Million To Help Mobile Game Developers Manage Virtual Stores, Target Players With Promotions Or Ads

Skype founder’s VC fund Atomico is making its first investments in Brazilian startups

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Atomico has invested in two Brazilian startups, the tech VC firm announced today. Created by Skype’s co-founder Niklas Zennström, the international fund has already invested in Latin American startups, but it is the first time is has invested in Brazil. The two beneficiaries of these investments are Connect Parts, which...
Skype founder’s VC fund Atomico is making its first investments in Brazilian startups

Microsoft starts $40 Windows 8 upgrade sales

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Microsoft today opened its virtual store and began selling upgrades to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99, making good on a promise made last summer....
Microsoft starts $40 Windows 8 upgrade sales

A trip to the (virtual) grocery store

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"Virtual" grocery stores aren't just for South Koreans anymore—a version of them exists in the US now as well. Peapod, which operates without commercial stores and delivers groceries to customers after they order online, is testing a new real-life shopping concept in Chicago and Philadelphia. But it doesn't involve...
A trip to the (virtual) grocery store
Facebook is the new Bergdorfs: Zindigo paves the way for aspiring fashion entrepreneurs

AppDirect Raises $8.5 Million And Opens Up Its Marketplace

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AppDirect, an online marketplace that manages and provides cloud based tools for businesses, just announced it has raised $8.5 million in funding. The startup has also teamed up with Rackspace to launch its Cloud Tools Marketplace, which will now provide the hosting company with a virtual store for cloud software. The...
AppDirect Raises $8.5 Million And Opens Up Its Marketplace

ShopLocket Deploys Embeddable Micro-Shops to Kill the Storefront

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Katherine Hague had a plan worthy of ninjas. She had seen a video on The Onion that depicted a parade of ninjas so stealthy no-one even knew they were there. Inspired, Hague started a company called Ninja Parade and ordered a bunch of T-shirts from the printers. Unfortunately, once the...
ShopLocket Deploys Embeddable Micro-Shops to Kill the Storefront

Peapod Creates Virtual Grocery Aisles For Subway Stops

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How do you get busy commuters to buy groceries? Bring the virtual store to them....
Peapod Creates Virtual Grocery Aisles For Subway Stops

Etail Innovations Blur Line Between Physical, Online Shopping

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The barrier between consumer and product is growing ever smaller, as retail stores both physical and online extend their sales into realms beyond their original spheres of influence. UK grocer Tesco's interactive virtual grocery stores in London's Gatwick airport is only the latest example. The Gatwick stores follow on the...
Etail Innovations Blur Line Between Physical, Online Shopping

eBay's large retail screens could make 'window shopping' more expensive

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You might argue that eBay is a virtual store of sorts already. But -- according to reports -- the auction giant is planning a new spin on the term. Reuters claims that eBay plans to place 9-foot by 2-foot screens in closed retail units in a variety of locations...
eBay's large retail screens could make 'window shopping' more expensive
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