Pin Drop App Launches On US App Store With Smart New Features

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iosframe-5 (1) Pin Drop – an iPhone app and website which lets you save, organise, and share locations – has now launched on the US app store with new collaborative mapping features and the ability to have multiple profiles. We’ve been using it a lot in London, where it’s been taking off. It’s also had a privacy overhaul allowing the ability to toggle between making pins and… Read More

This photo of a car crash keeps showing up in Google image results

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Google’s image search tool is experiencing a bizarre problem this morning: users around the globe are reporting that they’re seeing images of a car accident appear alongside results for innocuous search terms like “puppies” and “kittens.” It’s showing up everywhere, and no one’s really sure why. The first few photos are what you’d expect to see, but suddenly about halfway down the page, every result is replaced by the same image pulled from the accident scene of a 2012 auto wreck that killed three people.

Users have traced the source image back to this Ukranian article about the accident. Since the crash occurred nearly two years ago, it’s anyone’s guess as to whether this is a glitch on Google’s end or something more nefarious like a…

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Pinterest Launches A New Analytics Dashboard For Business Users

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PinterestP Pinterest is the latest social network to build tools to help businesses get more out of its platform. It’s got the brands on board, it’s got a group of brand-focused Pinterest For Business tools, and now it’s got a new analytics dashboard to help those brands better understand how fans are interacting with their content on Pinterest. Read More

Bizible Raises $8M To Connect Marketing Tools With Sales Data

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Bizible-Team Bizible, a startup promising to help coordinate a company’s marketing and sales efforts, is announcing that it has raised $8 million in Series B funding. The idea, basically, is to track whether online ads lead to sales. Bizible started out by pulling the data from AdWords search advertising campaigns into Salesforce, and it’s now expanding into other types of ads and marketing… Read More

Blue Reveals Its Fresh Take On Over-The-Ear Heaphones

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20140826-DSC00943-2 No one will ever mistake the Blue Mo-Fi for Beats headphones. From the design to the amplified sound, the Mo-Fi headphones serve up a new perspective on the now-ubiquitous consumer electronic.
Over-the-ear headphones are enjoying a renaissance of sorts. Where a few years ago white earbuds used to be a status symbol, massive headphones are now the status quo thanks mostly to Beats Electronics. Read More

Uber Begins Testing Lunch Delivery With UberFRESH

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uber-fresh Uber isn’t done producing variations on the theme of on-demand wheels – the startup has now begun testing uberFRESH, a service that provides lunch between 11:30 PM and 2:30 PM to customers in the Santa Monica trial area first, with a prix fixe menu that offers a different selection each day and is refreshed every week, for $12 per meal.
The uberFRESH service is available in the… Read More

Simplicam gives Dropcam a run for less money

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Arcsoft is a company you’ve probably never heard of, but you’ve likely got some of its technology in your pocket. For the past two decades it’s made imaging tools, including ones that stitch together panoramic photos and detect when people are smiling to get a perfect group shot. That’s ended up in smartphones, and in cameras from Nikon and Canon, but Arcsoft has never actually made something of its own. That’s changing today with a home-monitoring camera called Simplicam, which is arguably the closest anyone’s come to unseating Dropcam with its price, feature list, and ease of use.

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This is why people want to watch other people play video games

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Amazon agreed to pay just shy of $1 billion for video game streaming site Twitch last night. The service, which originally launched as a spinoff from Justin.tv in 2011, has become so wildly popular that its owner’s major concern has not been how to grow the site, but how to secure sufficient servers to supply the sheer number of streams its users both create and demand. It’s obvious to everyone that millions across the world want to watch other people play video games — more than 55 million…

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Acorns Is A Micro-Investment App That Does All The Thinking For You

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Round-ups Investing for the future can be hard for a twenty-something. With restrictions like minimum account balances and commission fees that make it uneconomical to invest a few hundred bucks at a time, investing can almost feel impossible.
Until today. Acorns is officially launching on the App Store to help anyone invest right from their smartphone. Read More

Evernote Goes To Town On Its Market E-Commerce Portal With Retro Pfeiffer Office Gear

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MKT14085_R1_Pfeiffer-CupFamily-V1_MT_v1 Evernote, the cross-platform note-taking app that now has over 100 million users, is going large on Market, its e-commerce business that sits alongside its core product: today the company is announcing a collaboration with furniture designer Eric Pfeiffer to create a Charles-and-Ray-Eames-inspired series of office accessories with bent plywood and lots of clean lines. The first products,… Read More

Sofatutor Raises Another €3.5M To Consolidate German Tuition Market

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We haven’t heard from Sofatutor in a long old time. In 2012 they raised a ‘low million euro’ round from Acton Capital Partners, with existing investors. But their paid-for tuition service, which they’ve stuck to rigidly since they started, seems to attract investors.
Today they’ve raised a third funding round to strengthen the company’s position in the… Read More

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