Barnes & Noble Teams With Google To Stem The Amazon Tide

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Google Shopping Express In a move clearly designed to counter the rising power of Amazon in the physical bookselling space, Barnes & Noble has debuted a pilot program with Google for same-day delivery of books in Manhattan, West L.A. and the San Francisco Bay area according to a new report by the New York Times. The trial program pairs Google Shopping Express with Barnes & Noble’s brick-and-mortar… Read More

Apple Patent Details A Siri For Mac That Acts As A Virtual “Third Hand”

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Siri Apple has a new patent application published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider) which details a desktop incarnation of its Siri virtual assistant. The iOS Siri software has long been something observers have expected to make the jump to OS X, but so far, only its voice dictation component has crossed the virtual divide. Now, this patent articulates in great detail how Siri on the Mac… Read More

Lessig’s MAYDAY Reports Donations From Tech Magnates To Get Money Out Of Politics

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244715090_98eceb5fff_o The self-proclaimed super PAC to end all super PACs, MAYDAY has relied financially on tech moguls since it started its push to take money out of politics. The organization recently released a list of donors that gave more than $10,000, including some of Silicon Valley’s wealthiest players who gave the committee millions. One of the tech sector’s most active political donors,… Read More

JustPark Releases iOS App, Secures Funding From Index Ventures

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shutterstock_20336533 Founded in 2006 when Anthony Eskinazi was just 23 years old, ParkatmyHouse seemed ever so slightly crazy at the time. Who would rent out their unused private drive way or church car park over the Internet? It turned out plenty of people would, and long before smartphone apps came along to make the whole process simpler, Eskinazi was plugging away at his vision, making it the UK’s… Read More

Path’s Dave Morin To Discuss The Changing Social Landscape At Disrupt SF

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Screenshot 2014-08-06 17.17.30 As August sets in and the tech world goes on vacation, it signals the return of the best part of every year: TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014. This is the big show, folks. This is the main stage. And luckily, we’ll have a true star of the tech world up on our stage in the form of Path founder Dave Morin.
Dave Morin built Path as a way to fundamentally change the way we do social media. The… Read More

Vogogo Raises $8.5 Million To Bring Crypto Payments To The US, EU

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eagle-usa-canada Vogogo isn’t a new company. The payments processor has been around for about 13 years and is currently processing $75 million in payments in the last ten months from their Calgary headquarters. Now they’ve raised $8.5 million to help bring their expertise in payments and cryptocurrency to the U.S.
Cormark Securities Inc. led the round which included Salman Partners Inc., Clarus… Read More

The GOP Is Using Support For Uber As A Fundraising Pitch

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fellowkids The GOP is cool, guys, and they want you to know it.
Out today from the Republican party is a petition in support of Uber. The petition is predictably partisan, blaming “liberal government bureaucrats” alongside “taxi unions” for “setting up roadblocks” and “issuing strangling regulations” to the detriment of Uber. Cities, according to the GOP… Read More

SocialTables, A Collaborative Event-Planning Service, Raises $8 Million Series A

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img-home-on-site DC-based SocialTables has announced its latest raise, an $8 million Series A round led by Bessemer Venture Partners with Thayer Ventures joining. The company previously raised $1.6 million to help streamline event planning with collaborative tools. Founded by Dan Berger, a programmer and event-planner, we’ve been following this company since 2012 when I was impressed by their clever… Read More

New Study Shows The Decline Of Startups And America’s Geriatric Economy

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345466397_329cd97299_o A few months ago, I asked a simple question: “Can Google ever be beat?” The query was less about Google itself, and more a question about the potential of startups to disrupt the largest companies in our economy. Do we have the talent and capital infrastructure needed for nascent companies to grow and compete against mature incumbents? I argued strongly that we do not, but I based… Read More

Microsoft Offers Chinese Workers A Free Windows Phone To Quit

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Screen Shot 2014-08-06 at 10.40.22 AM News broke today that Microsoft is offering employees in China a Lumia 630 device to leave the company voluntarily. Microsoft’s mass layoffs are not going over smoothly in China. Reports of protest have cropped up, with workers reacting in anger about the company’s impending job cuts that will eventually total 18,000 across the company. When Microsoft purchased most of… Read More

Why The Gmail Scan That Led To A Man’s Arrest For Child Porn Was Not A Privacy Violation

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me2eoeOJZvZxqCk9TU2DqEFlcnT094gZ2XLEdv710bU No one will argue against the outcome of a case which saw a man arrested on child pornography charges, after Google tipped off authorities about illegal images found in the Houston suspect’s Gmail account. But the nature of how the discovery came about led some to questions about the methodologies used behind the scenes. Was Google actively scanning Gmail for illegal activity? Was… Read More

Movo Wave Wants To Make The Activity Tracking Wristband Affordable For All

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MovoWave_1 The days of the $100+ activity tracker might be over; Movo, a consumer tech company out of NYC, is kicking off pre-orders today for a $29 wearable wrist band that tracks steps, distance traveled and calories burned, collecting and reporting that data via an iOS and Android app. The Movo Wave, as the device is called, is expected to launch this fall following its self-hosted pre-order campaign.… Read More

Yahoo Snags Netflix Exec To Be Its CIO

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Screen Shot 2014-08-06 at 9.36.44 AM Yahoo announced this morning that it has hired Mike Kali, formerly of Netflix, to take on its chief information officer role, along with the title of senior vice president of infrastructure. Kali’s background in video is fitting, given Yahoo’s recent attempts to bolster its video content efforts. Yahoo also recently hired Alex Stamos to be its chief information security… Read More

Unclouded App Lets You See What’s Eating Up Your Cloud Storage

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Screen Shot 2014-08-06 at 1.02.31 PM Back when the PC was king, a number of software programs were available that would let you analyze your hard drive utilization, allowing you to delete and relocate files in order to free up more storage space. But now that we’ve moved to using cloud services, where overuse isn’t just an annoyance, but incurs additional monthly charges, gaining that same sort of visibility is… Read More

Can iBeacons Be Used To Help The Visually Impaired Navigate Public Transport?

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iBeacons London-based digital design studio ustwo is working on a project with the Royal London Society for Blind People (RLSB) to determine whether iBeacons/Bluetooth Low Energy beacon technology can be used to help visually impaired individuals navigate public transport by mapping their location dynamically and providing audio cues to direct them through stations and onto trains via an app. Read More

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