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Everdwell Gives Real Estate Agents A More Beautiful Online Home

3 min 19 sec ago
Everdwell-Property-Listing-Example Real estate is a business where tech is only slowly starting to make a dent into the traditional way of doing things. But even the most technophobic agent now knows that an online presence besides just being listed in an MLS is a necessity. Everdwell wants to give those agents — many of whom aren’t all that tech savvy — an easy way to create an online home for their listings.… Read More

Vine Finally Lets You Import Video From Your Camera Roll

14 min 44 sec ago
new-camera-3 With more than 100 million people watching Vines across the web each month, and over 1 billion loops every day, Vine has just released an update to the app that finally lets users import video from their camera. Twitter’s video sharing app has always required users to film new content directly within the app, using Vine’s once-unique hold-to-record feature. Now, Vine users can… Read More

Function Space Brings Its Learning, Discussing And Problem Solving Science Platform To iOS

38 min 19 sec ago
Screen Shot 2014-08-14 at 11.00.14 am Learning, discussing and problem solving are three important steps in understanding concepts in science. Function Space, a social learning science network, wants to bring the three together in a cross-platform learning portal aimed at corporate research and students at any level for free. Read More

7,000 People Are Watching Two Fish Play Street Fighter

45 min 39 sec ago
Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 8.40.11 AM Two fish are playing Street Fighter over on Twitch, and more than 7,000 people are watching the mayhem. Or, partial mayhem. Sometimes the fish don’t swim in a pattern that leads to much confrontation. That said, the game is afloat, with the fish “Aquarius” taking on “Robert the Bruce.” Read More

Skype Will Make Itself Less Noisy Thanks To New, Smarter Chat Notifications

1 hour 8 min ago
skype-chat Skype this morning announced a change to the way its notifications will function, designed to keep the app from annoying you with beeps and buzzes across all your devices. These new smart notifications will instead only be sent to the device you’re actually using at the time, says the company, while your other devices, including PCs, tablets or smartphones, will remain silent. Read More

Foodmento Is The Foursquare Of Specific Dishes, Not Restaurants

1 hour 32 min ago
Screenshot 2014-08-20 11.03.59 Food has invaded Instagram in such an overwhelming way that studies actually show that people get physically full or tire of certain foods just from looking at the pictures. But there’s really no effective way to direct your followers to the specific dish you’ve endorsed. That’s where Foodmento comes in. Read More

SlideShare Axes Its Freemium Model, Makes ‘Pro’ Features Like Analytics Free

1 hour 37 min ago
slideshare profile custom SlideShare, the LinkedIn-owned site that lets you upload and distribute presentations online, is turning over a new leaf today. The service, which has 60 million users, is going free. In tandem with that, SlideShare is dropping its PRO tiers, once priced at $19/month and $49/month, and making extra features like analytics, which used to come at a price, free for all. The premium tiers were… Read More

Pivotal Expands Its Enterprise Cloud Platform To Mobile

1 hour 38 min ago
Platform as a Service | Pivotal CF | Pivotal Pivotal, the enterprise cloud platform that raised a $105 million private equity round last year, today announced a large expansion of its product portfolio today. The update introduces new services for mobile development to the company’s Pivotal CF platform-as-a-service offering that are designed to work side-by-side with the company’s previously announced data services. The… Read More

OnBeep To Tackle Group Communication Wearables With $6.25M In New Funding

1 hour 38 min ago
SF Pride 2013 Medical Dispatch Team at end of a VERY long day. Stealth startup OnBeep got a little less stealthy today, announcing a new Series A round of $6.25 million in funding including investment from Riche Levandov of Avalon ventures, and including previous seed funding from WordPress-creator Matt Mullenweg and others. The company revealed a bit about their secretive product development back in January, when they talked about their efforts… Read More

GoDaddy Acquires MailChimp Competitor Mad Mimi To Beef Up Its Email Marketing Service

1 hour 53 min ago
ipad_recipient_mockup_ae_render GoDaddy has closed on the acquisition of MailChimp competitor Mad Mimi, the companies are announcing this morning. The move is meant to further expand the web hosting provider’s product suite aimed at small businesses, while filling a hole in GoDaddy’s line-up where it was previously lacking a more solid email marketing service. Until now, explains Steven Altrich, GoDaddy’s… Read More

Uber’s API Launch Lights The Way For Sharing Economy Apps

2 hours 17 min ago
Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 10.18.55 AM Convincing users to join in new collaborative consumption ventures can be a tall order, but Uber’s API launch today gives us a glimpse of how others building businesses along similar lines might be able to juice usage and find a lasting place in the virtual toolboxes of smartphone owners. The fact is that most of the so-called sharing economy apps offer services that complement other… Read More

Service Marketplace Thumbtack Raises $100M Round Led By Google Capital

2 hours 23 min ago
thumbtack Thumbtack, a company that connects customers with local service providers, just announced that it has raised $100 million in new funding. The round was led by Google Capital (the search giant’s later-stage investment fund), with additional investment from past backers Tiger Global Management, Sequoia Capital, and Javelin Venture Partners. Read More

European Investor Admits He Pestered Woman Entrepreneur For Sex In “Deal” Email

2 hours 52 min ago
10592297_10152367999429611_1690782219_n Pavel Curda, a European angel investor, (now ex) contributor at The Next Web and mentor to several startups, has admitted to sending a sexually explicit, inappropriate email to a woman entrepreneur following a meeting during a conference, implying a “Deal” could be struck. While he has apologised, it’s since emerged that he sent the same email to another woman at the event.… Read More

Twitter Is Suspending Accounts For Sharing Beheading Images And Videos

2 hours 53 min ago
twitter Tweet a graphic image relating to a video allegedly showing the beheading of photojournalist James Wright Foley and risk having your account suspended. The word comes from Twitter CEO Dick Costolo who announced the company’s actions in a tweet on Wednesday morning, several hours after the shocking video appeared on YouTube and suddenly went viral. Costolo also noted that Twitter has… Read More

Nook And Samsung Announce Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, An Android Tablet For Reading

2 hours 56 min ago
IMG_3195 In an effort to bring the Nook platform to a more familiar – and more fully-featured – device, Nook has announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, a 7-inch tablet made primarily by Samsung. It includes something called the “Barnes & Noble Advantage,” a deeply linked app that allows for book downloads as well as tech support “It’s the first ever… Read More

Uber Opens Its API With 11 Launch Partners, Including OpenTable, TripAdvisor, and United Airlines

3 hours 38 min ago
Uber Robot Last week, my colleague Josh Constine reported that Uber was preparing to release an API that would enable its on-demand ride-hailing service to be integrated into a number of third party apps. And today, the company is announcing an API will become available to app developers, with 11 launch partners already signed up. Read More

Brazil Court Issues Injunction Against Secret And Calls For App To Be Remotely Wiped

4 hours 2 min ago
secret A court in Brazil has ruled (via UOL) that Apple and Google must remove Secret, the anonymous social networking app, from their mobile software stores – and also from user devices where it’s already installed. The court has issued a preliminary injunction in the case, pending the results of a final ruling, as a result of a complaints by users harmed by rumors spread via the app,… Read More

In Year 3 Of Stealth Mode, Enterprise Security Startup vArmour Raises Another $36M

4 hours 12 min ago
7669364104_51cc025774_k vArmour, a security startup that has been in stealth mode for the past three years, is today announcing not one but two more rounds of funding as it finally gears up for a launch later this year. The startup, based out of Mountain View, has raised $36 million in Series B and Series C rounds. The first of these, a $15 million tranche from December 2013, was led by Menlo Ventures (which has led… Read More

Twitter Pollutes The Timeline

4 hours 32 min ago
420455953_db13fa533f_b If your Twitter stream is looking a little more random than usual there’s a concrete reason for that: Twitter has made a behind-the-scenes change which means it’s algorithmically adulterating the mix of content you see. Not that they’re putting it like that, of course. Read More

Wells Fargo Launches Accelerator To Promote Innovation In Financial Services

4 hours 38 min ago
Wells Fargo Wells Fargo on Wednesday announced the launch of its first accelerator program, which will provide funding and mentorship to young companies aiming to pioneer new financial services technology. The bank will guide three startups in its inaugural class, offering them mentorship in an attempt to prepare them to one day serve as vendors. Each company receives between $50,000 and $500,000… Read More