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GoDaddy Partners With Dwolla On New E-Invoicing Option For Small Businesses

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 13:00
Web host and small business service provider GoDaddy is teaming up with payments network Dwolla, the companies are announcing today, to offer GoDaddy’s business customers an alternative to paper checks and competing online payment services like PayPal when invoicing their customers and vendors. The option will be made available to GoDaddy’s 12 million small business customer… Read More
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Hands On With The Weirdest Automatic Composting Machine I’ve Ever Used, The Food Cycler

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:58
Sometimes we get the weirdest emails. For example, a few weeks ago someone asked me if I wanted to try the Smart CARA (the Food Cycler in the U.S.), a Korean composting machine that turns food waste into healthy, usable potting soil in about four hours. As a sometimes gardener with a real composter in the back yard, I wondered why anyone would need one of these machines, so I asked to try one. Now… Read More
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Amazon’s Long-Rumored Media Console Product Will Likely Be Revealed April 2

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:42
Remember all those rumors about Amazon's super secret media console? Turns out, it's probably pretty legit. We just got an invite from Amazon for a press event on April 2, where we'll get an update about Amazon's video business. On the invite is a picture of a couch. You see where I'm going with this. Read More
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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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