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Slacker now streaming six ESPN stations, Radio and Deportes amongst them

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Hot off the heels of making its way into those tiny Roku boxes, Slacker has struck yet another deal for your very own listening pleasure. The streaming service just announced it's now offering a total of six "live" stations from The Worldwide Leader in Sports, including ESPN Radio, Deportes,...
Slacker now streaming six ESPN stations, Radio and Deportes amongst them

Exclusive: Gilt Groupe Will Distribute Local Deals Through MasterCard

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At one point, it seemed like Gilt Groupe’s daily deals business was all but finished. During a hefty restructuring earlier this year, the e-commerce company closed six regional offices and laid off dozens of staffers from its Gilt City division. While the company made assurances that some of its markets...
Exclusive: Gilt Groupe Will Distribute Local Deals Through MasterCard

How Instagram Imagery Is Transforming

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In the world of social media, "celebrity" is a combination of social status and social media presence. The more likes you receive, the more "popular" you appear to friends and followers. Up until its acquisition by Facebook, Instagram was the current site of social media celebrity. As it becomes...
How Instagram Imagery Is Transforming
Justin Kan's Exec launches in more major US cities without actually moving

We Try All the Spindrift Soda Flavors

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From Drinks [Photograph: Robyn Lee] If you grew up in a strictly soda-free zone, your mom might actually allow Spindrift Sodas in the house. They call themselves the "anti-soda" since it's really more in the fizzy juice genre with your Fizzy Lizzies and Izzes. Spindrift uses fresh-squeezed fruit—pulp and all,...
We Try All the Spindrift Soda Flavors

Uber faces another legal challenge, this time home in S.F.

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San Francisco cab drivers file class-action suit against the transportation startup claiming unfair business practices on the heels of regulatory challenges in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. [Read more]...
Uber faces another legal challenge, this time home in S.F.

Microsoft Is Rushing To Open More Stores To Sell Its Surface Tablet (MSFT)

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Microsoft has taken a big chance by releasing its own pair of Surface tablets to compete directly with its PC partners. But one of the riskiest decisions could be to sell the tablets only through its own stores. It's only got 20 stores open and none in highly populated cities...
Microsoft Is Rushing To Open More Stores To Sell Its Surface Tablet (MSFT)
With GrubHub's New Driver-Tracking Feature DeliveryHub, GrubHub Now Alerts Diners About Order Status, Shows Deliveries On A Map

Singaporean back-up service Dropmyemail arrives in US with Dallas office

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Dropmyemail, an offshoot of Singapore-based startup Dropmysite, has landed in the US with the opening of a sales and business development office in Dallas, Texas. The company announced the new office on Friday, highlighting its strategic location in the “telecommunication corridor” of the States. From Dallas, it hopes to expand...
Singaporean back-up service Dropmyemail arrives in US with Dallas office

GrubHub Debuts OrderHub; A Food Delivery And Order Management Android Tablet App For Restaurants

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Chicago-based startup GrubHub, a service that lets you order food for delivery or take out from local restaurants online or by mobile phone, is debuting a new tablet technology for restaurants called OrderHub. As you may know, GrubHub gives its users access to food delivery service from more than 13,000...
GrubHub Debuts OrderHub; A Food Delivery And Order Management Android Tablet App For Restaurants
LA billionaire launches an evergreen early stage fund to make hometown investments

AbsolutData spreads gospel of Big Data around the world

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Big Data company AbsolutData received $20 million from Fidelity Growth Partners India. AbsolutData provides data analytics to companies around the world. While most businesses (and journalists) operating in technology hubs cannot escape the growing empire of Big Data, it is still a new concept in other parts of the world....
AbsolutData spreads gospel of Big Data around the world

Stay classy San Diego: Uber customers now have the option of riding in a town car or an SUV

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Uber has just made getting around San Diego a bit more interesting. The private transportation service has announced it’s allowing users to choose from its traditional black car service or get picked up in a stylish SUV. The company says that for the past several months, customers had been begging...
Stay classy San Diego: Uber customers now have the option of riding in a town car or an SUV
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Sprint announces huge LTE expansion in 'coming months,' adds New York, Chicago and LA to the list

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Sprint's efforts to bring LTE to the masses have led to a large amount of frustration from the consumer base, but an announcement made by the carrier this morning shows that it's hard at work to rectify that. The Now Network is nearly ready to blanket up to 100...
Sprint announces huge LTE expansion in 'coming months,' adds New York, Chicago and LA to the list

StrayBoots CEO Discusses Making $12 Per Game, And It’s Only On SMS!

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Very rarely do we see gaming startups launch on the rather limited platform of SMS. Mobile games are all about the graphics, the functionality, and the ability to leverage the very best of technology through an app. But StrayBoots, a real-world scavenger hunt via text, has managed to generate...
StrayBoots CEO Discusses Making $12 Per Game, And It’s Only On SMS!

New Yorkers, Here's A Map Of Where You Can Charge Your Smart Phone Around The City

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goCharge has a mission to empower mobile users with never-ending battery life by placing charging kiosks throughout New York, Chicago, Miami, and other major cities. Its goal is to make these stations, which can charge up to 16 mobile devices as ubiquitous as ATMs. Users can charge mp3s, tablet devices,...
New Yorkers, Here's A Map Of Where You Can Charge Your Smart Phone Around The City

After awkward holiday launch, Nokia and Microsoft look to build Lumia 900 buzz

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Did anybody at AT&T, Microsoft or Nokia check the calendar before picking a launch day for the Lumia 900 Windows Phone? That’s the obvious question after the New York Times discovered that nearly all of the AT&T stores in the heart of New York City were closed for Easter yesterday...
After awkward holiday launch, Nokia and Microsoft look to build Lumia 900 buzz
How 3D body scanning will help you find a suit that actually fits
Would it be a mistake for E3 to move out of LA?
Sprint LTE launching in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, 100 more cities in 'coming months'
Y Combinator Startup Shoptiques Hired Models to Give Out Free Hugs in NYC Today

Tubemogul raises $20M to grow its video ad platform

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Emeryville, California-based video ad platform Tubemogul has raised a $20 million Series C round of funding, the company announced Thursday. The round is led by new investor Northgate Capital, with existing investors Trinity Ventures and Foundation Capital coming back for more as well. Tubemogul wants to use the new infusion...
Tubemogul raises $20M to grow its video ad platform

If Uber wants London, it faces the fight of its life

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Last week I caught up briefly with Travis Kalanick, the CEO of Uber. He was relaxed and calm — and for good reason: his car services company has quickly become one of the darlings of Silicon Valley. It’s been on a tear recently, raising $32 million last year to fund...
If Uber wants London, it faces the fight of its life

Hearsay Social hires former Microsoft and Google execs in bid to dominate social for enterprise

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Social media management software provider Hearsay Social has hired two former executives at two of the tech industry’s top companies. Announced today, Michael Lock, the founding executive of Google Enterprise, and Mark Gilbert, a product veteran at Microsoft, have signed on to help “bring social sales and marketing to the...
Hearsay Social hires former Microsoft and Google execs in bid to dominate social for enterprise

Inrix Now Collects Traffic Data From 100M Drivers, Shows Black Friday Congestion Up 32.5% Despite Ecommerce

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Black Friday online shopping sales were up 26% this year, the number of people driving to brick and mortar stores increased even faster says Inrix. Congestion was up 32.5% this year according to the traffic data Inrix now pulls from over 100 million drivers. This and another report about Thanksgiving traffic...
Inrix Now Collects Traffic Data From 100M Drivers, Shows Black Friday Congestion Up 32.5% Despite Ecommerce

Uber Partners With Grouper So Blind Date Goers Can Ride In Style

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On-demand car service Uber is teaming up with online social club Grouper, the companies announced this weekend. With a new program and promotional event called #UberGrouper, users can sign up for an exclusive deal in their city allowing them to use Uber as their luxury transportation of choice on their Grouper...
Uber Partners With Grouper So Blind Date Goers Can Ride In Style
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AdRoll nabs $15M from Foundation, Accel, & Merus to get you clicking more ads

Ad Tech Company eXelate Raises $12M C Round Led By NewSpring Capital

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Ad tech company eXelate, a provider of data and analytics so that advertisers can know more about who to target and how, has announced that its raised a $12 million C round, led by NewSpring Capital with participation from existing investors Carmel Ventures, Menlo Ventures and Trident Capital. The new...
Ad Tech Company eXelate Raises $12M C Round Led By NewSpring Capital
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