posted about 8 hours ago on techcrunch
 Last month, Flickr expanded its Wall Art print service to include images from the photo-sharing site’s professional artists as well as images licensed for commercial use through Creative Commons. The project was originally intended to allow photographers profit from the sale of images made into prints, but it generated controversy when users realized that Yahoo (Flickr’s owner)… Read More

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 Just days after Dutch digital commerce provider Adyen announced a $250 million round of funding, another heavily capitalised player in the space has made an acquisition to up its game. Mozido, a mobile commerce specialist that raised $185 million in October 2014 after raising $103 million in May, has taken a majority stake in CorFire, another mobile commerce startup that focuses on… Read More

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posted about 11 hours ago on techcrunch
 U.K. startup Neurence, which has previously released two proof-of-concept apps showcasing its augmented reality tech, called Taggar and Tag Me, has now launched its long term platform play: a machine learning cloud platform for object recognition which it’s hoping will underpin the next wave of search queries as computing becomes increasingly immersed in the physical world — thanks… Read More

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 The lack of affordable, safe, and supportive housing is a scourge on society. It costs $90K to maintain a human being on the streets for a year, compared to $18K to provide supportive housing to a previously homeless person. Over the last 10 years, an influx of 75,000 people have moved to San Francisco, while only 17,000 new housing units have been built. We can end chronic homelessness by 2020… Read More

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Corruption in the American Hollywood style is something to behold. Today, Google published a short blog post alleging that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), alongside a number of film studios, funded what was essentially opposition research about the company. The resulting material was later fed to state attorneys general. Read More

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 Depending on whom you ask, companies that sell their products on a subscription basis are either companies that are veritable giants of growth, or firms that hide their business models’ inherent weakness in the form of short-term losses that are dismissed under the guise of investment. Read More

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posted about 12 hours ago on techcrunch
 Whether you are looking for your girlfriend, your gal pal or that special lady in your life, or a gift for yourself, these items promise to charge, inform and add some chic style for the new year. Tory Burch for Fitbit Whether you go with the pendant or bracelet, this Tory Burch styled Fitbit is a great gift for close girlfriends such as your mom, sister or bestie. Both come in gold, silver… Read More

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 Google thinks that next year will be a big moment for surveillance reform. So much so that the company set up a special page on its ‘Take Action’ hub, asking individuals to sign something akin to a petition of sorts to “help make the Internet more secure for everyone.” Why does Google think that 2015 will be big? The company notes that “[i]n June of 2015, we have… Read More

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posted about 13 hours ago on techcrunch
 Zomato, the restaurant search and discovery service backed by Vy Capital, Info Edge, and Sequoia Capital, continues to be on an acquisition spree as a means to accelerate its international expansion. Read More

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 Have you somehow still not gotten a chance to try Inbox, despite Google opening up the service to anyone who asked on multiple occasions? It’s okay. I understand. You can’t be sitting on Twitter looking for these sorts of things to pop up all the time. You have stuff to do. Important things, like “Work”, or “Feeding the dog”, or “literally anything… Read More

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 Does your photo management solution recognize your cat? Your mom? Your dog? No, it does not. That’s why there’s ZZ Photo. The app, built by a Ukrainian team, is essentially a shoebox for all of your photos but with a few smarts built in. It is Windows-only right now but the team is working on mobile and Mac versions of the app. The app won our weekly TC Radio Pitch-Off thanks to… Read More

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 Is anonymous social networking a flash-in-pan trend? A winner-take-all category? Which of the anonymous social networking apps around today are still thriving, and which are practically dead? These questions come to mind today as one of the leading companies in the “anonymous social” category, Secret, revamped its application, borrowing ideas from popular apps like Yik Yak and… Read More

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 RebelMouse first launched as way for people to combine their social network updates into a “social front page,” but more recently, it’s been working to give publishers social tools for their own websites and apps, through a platform called Rebel Roar. Now it’s rolling out the latest piece of Rebel Roar — The River. If you’re on Facebook or pretty much any… Read More

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 iPad-as-secondary-display apps have been around almost as long as the iPad, but most who used them once have seldom used them since. These things mostly work over Wi-Fi, and work poorly over Wi-Fi at that, with unwatchable video performance, choppy animation and tons of lag, even in the best of circumstances. Duet, a new app from a team that includes ex-Apple display engineering talent,… Read More

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posted about 16 hours ago on techcrunch
 Quick! The bad guy/super villain has left the room! Plug in a mysterious device that’ll hack up their computer while an on-screen progress bar ticks forward to convey to the audience that things are working! It’s a classic scene from basically every spy movie in history. In this case, however, that mystery device is real. Read More

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posted about 17 hours ago on techcrunch
 Sony’s new Android Wear-powered SmartWatch 3 bucks a trend of the company releasing devices that use their own wearable platform, opting instead to jump on the bandwagon that includes a host of other Android wearable OEMs. It ends up being a big benefit, when you compare this device against previous SmartWatch models, which have proven overwhelmingly uninspiring. Basics 1.6&#8243… Read More

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posted about 18 hours ago on techcrunch
 To make it easier for VHX customers to keep track of their content, the company is introducing a Library where all their purchased videos will be stored. Users can now view their library on the VHX website itself, or they can access it through a new VHX iPhone app. Read More

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 Microsoft might’ve said that they’re done shipping their big Xbox One software updates for the year — but that doesn’t mean they can’t release a few new toys in the form of apps! The company has just announced 5 new apps that should be available to Xbox One owners just in time for Christmas. The new stuff: Pandora Vevo Bravo Now Telemundo Now Popcornflix (Not to… Read More

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 Online real estate brokerage Redfin today announced that it has raised an additional $70.9 million in an effort to expand into new markets. The round was led by two large institutional investors, Wellington Management and Glynn Capital Management, with participation by Priceline chairman Jeffery Boyd’s Brothers Brook and Redfin board director Bob Mylod’s Annox Capital, as well… Read More

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posted about 19 hours ago on techcrunch
 Everest, a Peter Thiel-backed mobile startup that launched an app last year to help you “achieve your dreams,” is shutting down. The company had raised $2.2 million over three rounds, according to data from CrunchBase, but failed to attract enough users in order to justify the expense of running the service and keeping the team employed, admits an email sent out to Everest users… Read More

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 In order to generate more awareness about their product, the folks at Creative Labs are giving away 4 Sound Blaster Roar wireless Bluetooth speakers to 4 TechCrunch readers. What is this Sound Blaster Roar device, you ask? This compact 5-driver speaker setup consists of 2 amplifiers and 1 built-in subwoofer, and is about the size of a dictionary. The NFC-compatible device also has a voice… Read More

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 Betaworks latest experiment, Homescreen, has added app profile pages to the platform, letting users see how popular the app is on various Homescreens, important people that are using it, and other apps that either share a drawer or a homescreen with that particular app. “The App Store is a black box,” Homescreen co-founder Matt Hartmann tells me. “We want to make it easy… Read More

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 Mixpanel, which describes itself as offering “the most advanced analytics platform ever,” is announcing that it has raised $65 million in new funding. That round comes entirely from previous investor Andreessen Horowitz, and co-founder/CEO Suhail Doshi told me that it values Mixpanel at $865 million (the valuation includes the new cash). Read More

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