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Extended ‘All New HTC One’ Leak Video Shows Brushed Gray Stainless Finish

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:31
The HTC One (not the old one, the new one) is being introduced tomorrow at an event in NYC that kicks off at 11 AM ET, but in case you weren’t yet tired of the steady stream of leaks that have ruined any possible surprises at the flagship unveiling, here’s a nearly 15-minute video look at HTC’s latest kick at the can. The M8 (HTC’s internal code name for the new One) you… Read More
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Simple Spotlinks App Lets You Connect On Location, Share Links

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:30
We've all been there. You met someone at a conference who seems interesting, so you get out the business cards. Fast, not awkward, and socially OK. An alternative is you stand there and fire them an email there and then (common practise in the US). Other use LinkedIn apps (I don't). If you are really ambitious you get out dedicated app built around location and try that. Usually they'll need the… Read More
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Silent Herdsman Raises Another £3M For Its Wearable Collars That Keep Tabs On Cows

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:21
U.K. startup, Silent Herdsman, has raised £3 million for its wearable collars for cattle that are designed to help dairy and beef farmers better manage their herds by detecting decision-triggering conditions such as when cows are in heat. Read More
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Square Releases Spanish Version Of POS App To Support Latino Businesses

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:14
Square is releasing its point of sale app, Register, in Spanish, in an effort to onboard more Latino businesses. The company says Square Register, dashboard reports and analytics, online market, and mobile products are now localized in Spanish across the U.S. Read More
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Nokia X Review: Windows Phone Maker Does Low-Cost Android Surprisingly Well

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:04
Nokia’s weird foray into Android is the Nokia X, a small, affordable smartphone that uses Google’s mobile OS, painted up as though it were almost a Windows Phone software variant. It’s a strange beast, with a chunky candybar design that blatantly screams ‘Nokia,’ and a price tag aimed at emerging markets. There’s a good chance Microsoft will kill it as soon as… Read More
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Nuji, A U.K. Wanelo, Closes $2M Seed To Splash On Making An iOS App For Social Shoppers

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:00
Nuji, a U.K. competitor to Wanelo and Lyst which also offers its users a platform to curate and share fashion and lifestyle products they reckon are worth buying, has closed a $2 million seed round with investment coming from TAG, Seedcamp, Samos and various unnamed angels. Read More
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Video Tagging Startup wireWAX Makes Cougar Town Episode Shoppable

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:03
wireWAX, which tags up online video with product tags so that users can buy starlight from the video, has signed a distribution deal with major US network TBS to launch a ‘shoppable’ episode of the hit comedy series, Cougar Town. The startup has raised undisclosed finance from London’s Passion Capital. This is tbs’s first use of wireWAX technology. The characters in the… Read More
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TechStars London Unveils Its 2014 Teams — Five Of The 11 Have Already Raised $4M In Total

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 06:00
It's the second year of operation for TechStars London and the accelerator has just named the 11 companies in its 2014 cohort -- which this year come from eight different countries including the U.S., Estonia, Germany, Spain, Israel, Ireland, South Korea and the UK. Read More
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AOL Launches Premium Video In UK, With Mainstream Partners Like Endemol, ITN

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 05:52
Today AOL UK launches its 'AOL On' Network in the UK. This is a premium video syndication platform that includes both curated and original content. The UK is the first market outside of North America for AOL On. The AOL On app will be available in the UK in the Apple App and Google Play stores in early April. Read More
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Microsoft And Nokia Now Expect Their Massive $7.2B Deal To Close In April

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 02:19
Nokia has informed the world this evening that it now expects its behemoth deal with Microsoft to close in April of this year, as opposed to the first calendar quarter, a timeframe that was reiterated earlier this year. The deal, worth $7.2 billion, has wound through most of the regulatory bodies of the world that an agreement of its scale must. Microsoft published a blog post on the current… Read More
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Data Management Startup Actifio Raises $100M At $1.1B Valuation

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 00:39
Actifio, a data visualization management company that is preparing for an IPO, announced today that it has raised $100 million led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from previous investors Greylock IL, Advanced Technology Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and Technology Crossover Ventures. This latest round brings Actifio's total funding to about $207 million and puts its valuation at… Read More
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