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Backup Service IDrive Adds Sync Functionality

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:36
The online backup service IDrive today announced that it is going beyond only backing up your data and is adding a sync feature to its lineup that will automatically keep files on different machines up to date. The company says this essentially doubles the online storage space available on IDrive, as every paying user now gets as much sync space as backup space with their accounts. Read More
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TC Makers: A Walk Through The Amazing Townhouse That Grado Labs Calls Home

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:17
Grado Labs appears to be a much bigger company than it is. Founded 60 years ago by Joseph Grado, the company made millions of phonograph cartridges in its long history and, during the rise of portable music, hit pay dirt by making some of the best-sounding headphones in the business. Where is this company located? In some massive office park in the depths of New Jersey? In a manufacturing town on… Read More
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Lithium Confirms That It Has Acquired Klout

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:12
At a press event today, Lithium Technologies confirmed reports that it has closed the acquisition of Klout. Re/code first reported on the deal back in February, saying that it was "signed but not closed", then Fortune reported yesterday that the price was nearly $200 million. Read More
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Ex-Spotify Engineers Raise $2.2 Million For Lookback, A Mobile App Screen Recorder For User Testing

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:00
A team of ex-Spotify engineers has raised $2.2 million in seed funding for Lookback, a platform allowing developers to record onscreen activity within mobile apps – and even record the user’s face and voice, so they can explain what they’re doing when they encounter a bug or some other problem. The round was led by European investor Lakestar, and saw participation from Index… Read More
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Real Estate Crowdfunding Startup Realty Mogul Raises $9M

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:44
Realty Mogul, a site that allows accredited investors to collectively back real estate projects, is announcing that it has raised a $9 million Series A led by Canaan Partners. The startup launched a year ago, and in its first year it says 6,000 members invested $14.6 million in real estate projects worth more than $100 million. Read More
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Foodini Is A 3D Printer That Lets You Print Dishes With Fresh Ingredients

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:42
Foodini is a 3D printer for foodstuffs. Its Florida-based makers are hoping their time-saving device becomes as ubiquitous on kitchen countertops as the microwave oven has become but also gets more people cooking with fresh ingredients, rather than reaching for that pre-processed packet. Read More
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Spotify Could Be Planning An IPO For Later This Year

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:16
Music streaming service Spotify could go public at some point in the fall of 2014, according to Quartz. Rumors of an IPO have been floating around for weeks. And there are a few signs that seem to indicate that the company is getting ready for an IPO. In February, Reuters found an interesting job opening on the company’s website. Spotify was looking for an External Reporting Specialist to… Read More
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YouTube Latest Site To Be Blocked In Turkey

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:14
YouTube is the latest victim in Turkey’s ongoing assault on social media. This comes one week after Turkey revoked access to Twitter within its borders. A Google spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that some users in Turkey is not able to access YouTube and it is not caused by an a technical issue on its side. The company is looking into the situation. The removal of YouTube happened just… Read More
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Twitter Partners With Billboard To Help Expand The Reach Of Music Conversations

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:12
Twitter has announced one part of its new music strategy today, with a Billboard partnership that will result in the new ‘Billboard Twitter Real-Time Chart.’ The new tool will follow real-time conversation around U.S. music, monitoring mentions of artists, albums and songs being discussed both in the moment, and over time. That data will feed charts updated daily, and made… Read More
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