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Meet The Startups Bringing Online Dating Out Of The 90s

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Online dating is a huge business, but most dating sites are still stuck in the 90s. They don’t take advantage of developments in video and social networking, and they don’t have good mobile experiences. A few startups I met at TechCrunch Disrupt SF that want to bring online dating into...
Meet The Startups Bringing Online Dating Out Of The 90s

ClickTale Raises $17M For Its In-Page Analytics

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ClickTale, a company that helps businesses understand what visitors are actually doing on their websites, just announced that it has raised $17 million in Series B funding. The company tries to go beyond the standard information revealed by most other analytics services, offering things like recordings of visitor sessions, heat...
ClickTale Raises $17M For Its In-Page Analytics

Facebook partners with mobile billing provider Bango

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U.K. mobile billing and analytics provider Bango announced today it signed a deal “to provide payment services to Facebook.” The arrangement could be part of an upcoming effort to monetize Facebook’s mobile platform. The social network has 425 million monthly active mobile users but so far does not generate “meaningful”...
Facebook partners with mobile billing provider Bango

Leaked screenshots show update coming for web Gmail

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Shortly after hints of an Android app redesign hit the Internet, new screenshots appear to show that a similar redesign is in the works for Gmail's web version. The redesign, discovered by The Next Web, show a significantly redesigned interface, one that is tailored to help users better organize their...
Leaked screenshots show update coming for web Gmail

Twitter finally adds support for line breaks on the Web, poets rejoice

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I’m amazed that it took this long, but Twitter has finally added support for line breaks to the Web version of its service. Line breaks had been supported in standalone apps for a while now, so it was somewhat of an awkward omission that the website couldn’t handle them. Twitter’s...
Twitter finally adds support for line breaks on the Web, poets rejoice

The DeanBeat: Game industry predictions for 2013

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Even though I have a terrible track record for predicting the future, I find making predictions irresistible. It’s such an exciting time in the game industry that just about anything can happen. Things that I never thought would occur — such as Apple dominating in the sheer number of...
The DeanBeat: Game industry predictions for 2013

Myreks wants to expand its social recommendation approach to the US

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One of the key trends in the Latin American startup scene in 2011 was the emergence of regional tech hubs. This is also true in Brazil, where startups born outside of Sao Paulo show global ambitions. Created in Florianopolis, the social recommendation engine Myreks is one more proof of it; according to...
Myreks wants to expand its social recommendation approach to the US

Awesome desktop music player Tomahawk relaunches, and there’s a new Web version too

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You may or may not have heard of this music player before, but either way you’ll probably want to read on as we think you’ll like it. Tomahawk is a cross-platform, open source desktop music player. Not only does it let you play tunes stored on your hard-drive, as any...
Awesome desktop music player Tomahawk relaunches, and there’s a new Web version too

Now playing: Twitter #music

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Today, we're releasing Twitter #music, a new service that will change the way people find music, based on Twitter. It uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists. It also brings artists’ music-related Twitter activity front and center: go to...
Now playing: Twitter #music

Google Finally Launches A Native iPhone App For Google Offers

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Google today launched a native iPhone version of its Google Offers app. Unsurprisingly, the app is very similar to the Google Offers Android app, which the company launched last November. With the new iPhone app, Google Offers users in the U.S. will be able to buy deals right from the...
Google Finally Launches A Native iPhone App For Google Offers

This developer won’t quit until he has built the best version of Instagram for the web

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Good things come to those who wait, as we learned with Instagram’s massive Android success. For those of us who still use laptop and desktop computers (crazy, right?), there still isn’t an official way to brose the beautiful photos on Instagram, other than one at a time. For developer Brenden...
This developer won’t quit until he has built the best version of Instagram for the web

Frequency teams up with Chinese TV maker to bring its video app to the masses

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Frequency is set to announce a partnership with Chinese television maker TCL  that could put the video curation startup’s app before millions of new eyeballs. Frequency is revealing on Wednesday morning at CES that its app will be pre-installed on TCL’s newly-announced Ice Screen TV set as the default option to watch...
Frequency teams up with Chinese TV maker to bring its video app to the masses

Microsoft launches Collections for Windows Phone: Themed bundles of six apps or more

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Following the arrival of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft today announced new ways for finding and buying apps, and new options for managing what apps or games your kids can get their hands on, at least from the Windows Phone Store. The biggest update is a new feature called Collections, available...
Microsoft launches Collections for Windows Phone: Themed bundles of six apps or more

TNW's Daily Dose - Twitter hides app details, Diaspora handed over to its community, and more

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Twitter hides which app has posted tweets in its Web version, Diaspora’s founding team hands the project over to its community, and Google kills its weather API. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Make...
TNW's Daily Dose - Twitter hides app details, Diaspora handed over to its community, and more

Mossberg: Google to announce Street View for Google Maps web app on Thursday

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In a report on Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg revealed that Google plans to announce Street View integration to the web version of Google Maps, effectively bringing support for the feature to iOS 6 devices....
Mossberg: Google to announce Street View for Google Maps web app on Thursday
Google Plays adds options to buy store credit on Web version

Reuters Social Media Editor Indicted For Allegedly Conspiring With Anonymous

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If convicted, Reuters' deputy social media editor Matthew Keys faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each of his three counts. It was announced today by the Department of Justice that Matthew Keys, the deputy social media editor for Reuters, has been indicted for conspiring to attack...
Reuters Social Media Editor Indicted For Allegedly Conspiring With Anonymous

This Guy's Instagram Add-On App Has Gotten More Than 150,000 Downloads In Six Days

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Instagram is one of the hottest startups in San Francisco. Its Android version hit 1 million downloads in just 24 hours. But the popular photo sharing app doesn't have a direct messaging service like Twitter does. To fix that, 27-year-old Mexican entrepreneur Cristian Castillo decided to make a messaging...
This Guy's Instagram Add-On App Has Gotten More Than 150,000 Downloads In Six Days

Beyond 5 Stars: Foursquare Looks For A Smarter Way To Rate Businesses

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We all understand the five-star rating system. But does it really provide us with valuable information? Foursquare says nay. Foursquare is experimenting with a new ratings system that gives users more information about a particular business than the often-arbitrary five-star system employed by services such as Yelp. A new...
Beyond 5 Stars: Foursquare Looks For A Smarter Way To Rate Businesses

NextStories for iPad surfaces fresh articles based on the site and subject you're currently reading

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Curation, aggregation and just about any other kind -ation has become something of a well-flogged horse in the mobile news space. So it’s just as well NextStories doesn’t use either of these buzzwords in its proposition, even though aggregation is a word I would use to describe it. Earlier this...
NextStories for iPad surfaces fresh articles based on the site and subject you're currently reading

Meet Turntable's Piki, The First Music App To Do Social Music Sharing Right

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Turntable has introduced today Piki, a brand new service that the company has been working on for a year. It’s a Pandora-like yet human-powered radio app combined with powerful Twitter-inspired social features. With Piki, the most impressive part is that Turntable is one of the first music startups to get...
Meet Turntable's Piki, The First Music App To Do Social Music Sharing Right

Chilean startup Hadza wants to crowdsource live event videos

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Are you a Beastie Boys fan? If so, you will understand very quickly what the new Chilean platform Hadza does. The link between the two is an innovative concert video the band did in 2006. Called ‘Awesome; I… Shot That!‘, it was filmed by members of the audience. As an Internet simultaneity-based video platform, what Hadza does...
Chilean startup Hadza wants to crowdsource live event videos

News Start-Up Wavii Revamps Around Mobile

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Wavii, the service that analyzes and summarizes news, is becoming a mobile-first company on its second try. The company will release a second version of its iPhone app today, which CEO Adrian Aoun called a “drastically different experience.” Aoun said Wavii previously had released a “crappy consulting firm version” of...
News Start-Up Wavii Revamps Around Mobile

Official Digg iPhone app launches

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The social news site Digg has finally released a homegrown iPhone application, which gives iPhone users a faster and more elegant alternative to the site’s mobile version. The app is free (but ad-supported), and offers up many of the features you’d expect: You can view all of the stories throughout...
Official Digg iPhone app launches
Home away from home: The unspoken significance of Facebook's latest showpiece
Google Translate For Android Gets Pumped Up With Picture Translations

TweetDeck version 1.5 arrives with columns, lots of columns (video)

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Version 1.5 of TweetDeck has arrived, with a heavy emphasis on ensuring you can navigate those columns easily. The update adds arrow buttons, a horizontal scroll bar and gesture support if your trackpad is similarly enabled. There's also a new action button appended to each tweet, which will give...
TweetDeck version 1.5 arrives with columns, lots of columns (video)

Head Down and the Ignoring Hype Machine, Klip Releases Big Update to iOS App

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Following a tumultuous week for the social video sector, Klip is remaining focused on grabbing the good kind of headlines: those for releasing ever-improving product and delivering value to its users. Today, Klip released an updated version of its iOS app (v4.3) with some impressive new features — all of which were driven...
Head Down and the Ignoring Hype Machine, Klip Releases Big Update to iOS App

Trillian for Web: Version 2.0 now available and free for everyone!

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Trillian for Web: Version 2.0 now available and free for everyone!

Here Are The Apps Tim Cook Suggests You Use Instead Of Apple Maps (AAPL)

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Tim Cook released a letter to Apple customers today, apologizing for failing to deliver on its new mapping application for iPhones and iPads. Cook promises the app will get better, but suggests users try a few alternative apps in the meantime. Here are the apps he suggests you use instead...
Here Are The Apps Tim Cook Suggests You Use Instead Of Apple Maps (AAPL)
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