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 Snaptee, an app that lets users turn their smartphone photos into T-shirt designs, has raised an additional $750,000 from new investors SXE Ventures, Nest, Groupon Hong Kong co-founder Danny Yeung, and Joel Neoh, the CEO of Groupon Taiwan and Groupon Malaysia. The latest funding brings the total Snaptee has raised so far to $1.95 million. Read More

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 This morning at its San Francisco offices, Google announced a rebrand of its enterprise products, renaming the set of tools and productivity services ‘Google for Work.’ The new nomenclature will stretch across the company’s various business tools, with each service picking up a ‘for Work’ appendage — Google now vends Drive for Work, Search for Work, and… Read More

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 It’s rare to meet a comedy genius at a Tee Jay’s Country Place in Columbus, Ohio, but that’s just what I did when I sat down for breakfast with Zack Danger Brown, the guy who blew up the Internet a few weeks ago with his exciting potato salad Kickstarter. Brown has rocketed to fortune and glory thanks to his gag and is now (potentially) going to give a talk at SXSW and is… Read More

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 Google Forms, the service in Google’s online office suite that helps users collaboratively create web-based forms which can be shared with others, is finally getting a professional makeover thanks to the addition of themes. The company announced the new, custom themes today, which users are able to further edit by selecting their own fonts and colors, choosing a background, as well as… Read More

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 Apartment listing startup Zumper has spent the last several years building apps to help connect brokers and property managers with prospective tenants and vice versa. Today it’s launching a new application called Zapp that will simplify the process of not just finding, but also applying for, their next apartment. Read More

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 A company called Tocomail earlier this year launched a mobile application designed to be kids’ first email service, built with the parental controls and protections such an app would require, while allowing kids to write simple messages and send drawings to pre-approved family and friends. Now Tocomail is targeting a slightly older crowd with the debut of another app called Tocomail… Read More

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 Amid the slightly chaotic world we live in these days, technology and the Internet marches on, like a great cloud moving across the Earth, unstoppable. This Cloud has no politics about where it goes. Sometimes it’s has issues here and there. But it just keeps rolling. And the latest country the Internet startup economy is emerging is: Iran. Now Techly.co, a new TechCrunch-esque blog… Read More

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 Mobile video app Clinch (not to be confused with Klout’s Cinch) is heading to the deadpool, but the company itself lives on, developing products for the digital advertising space. First introduced in 2012, Clinch’s app automatically threaded together video clips and photos based on location, allowing users to then customize the resulting mobile video further by selecting their… Read More

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 Netflix has just launched a new social recommendation feature that lets you suggest content to friends without posting publicly to social media. After connecting your Netflix and Facebook accounts, Netflix will now ask users a question each time they finish watching a movie or TV show: Do you want to suggest this video to a friend? Read More

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 With less than two weeks before the FCC closes comments on proceeding #14-28, also known as the landmark Net Neutrality issue, viral video firm Thinkmodo is releasing a new video in one last attempt to get the word out and get those comments forms filling again. Read More

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 LinkedIn over the weekend launched a standalone version of its “Sales Navigator” service, which is now available on iOS only. The addition of the new, native application follows a recent overhaul for Sales Navigator that saw it split off as its own product, rather than a set of features within the main LinkedIn website. At that time, the company promised mobile apps would soon… Read More

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 Uber has spent the last four years transitioning from a service mainly aimed at helping so-called “ballers” get less expensive black car service to one that nearly anyone can afford and use on a regular basis. Now, with the launch of a fare-splitting offering called UberPool, the company is cutting costs of getting around town even more. Read More

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 Developing markets such as Latin America are eating up smartphone use, and a startup emerging out of Brazil is making the best use of that trend. Emprego Ligado is a job marketplace which competes with local job sites and staffing agencies for blue-collar Brazilians by using the cellphone to full effect. IN 2012 got backing from investors including 500 Startups and Initial Capital to crack… Read More

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 The so-called “front page of the Internet” has launched a new dedicated AMA app for iOS, with an Android version arriving later this week. Reddit users have long sought an official mobile app from the network after an original version launched in January 2011 ended up failing due to poor design user complaints. This AMA app is the first part of a new collection of mobile software… Read More

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 MindMixer, a platform allowing local governments to solicit ideas from their communities, is announcing that it has raised $17 million in Series C funding. When I first spoke to the company a couple of years ago, co-founder and CEO Nick Bowden said the product isn’t just about submitting and voting on ideas, but also creating a process for actually implementing the best ones. Read More

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 In 2012, Facebook came under fire from privacy advocates and eventually turned off all facial recognition services in the EU, which automatically recognised and suggested the names of friends from photos that you uploaded to the social network. But did you know that Facebook may have now started to restore parts of the service in Europe? It appears that it is now automatically tagging… Read More

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 London-based DN Capital, which has invested in Shazam and Videdressing among others, has today announced it’s raised $200 million (€144 million) for its third venture capital fund, GVC III, a three time increase on its previous fund. Investors include family offices, large institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds, including the European Investment Fund. The fund will, as… Read More

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 Last month on-demand ride-hailing service Uber faced a ban in Berlin on passenger safety grounds. That ban was suspended days later while the court in question rules on the legality of the move. But Uber is now facing another injunction in the country — this time a district court in Frankfurt has issued a temporary ban against its service which applies nationwide. Read More

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 In May 2013, Tinder introduced Matchmaker, a way for users of the popular dating app to introduce their Facebook friends to each other. Matchmaker has since been phased out of Tinder, but a new startup, Mashr, is resurrecting the feature as its central thesis. Read More

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 Chinese Internet giant Tencent has invested $70 million in DXY (also known as Ting Ting Group), which claims to be the largest online healthcare service community in China. In return, Tencent will receive a minority equity stake in DXY. Read More

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 It’s sad to stay up for three days building something awesome only to bomb the demo presentation. It’s no surprise it happens: you’re exhausted and racing to finish your project, with little time to plan your words, and only a few minutes to say them. So here’s some advice on how to give a great hackathon presentation. Read More

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 FreeCharge, an India-based online platform that lets user earn coupons when they add money to their prepaid mobile phone plans or pay utility bills online, has raised a $33 million Series B from returning investor Sequoia Capital, as well as Sofina, and RuNet. Read More

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 A little autumn cleaning underway at LinkedIn. The company is quietly retiring InMaps, a tool that let you map out how your LinkedIn network looks. A notice on the InMaps homepage notes that today, September 1, is the last day for you to use it, and that it is being discontinued so that LinkedIn “can focus on developing new ways to visualize your professional network.” As of… Read More

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 Thanks to the proliferation of local transportation services like Uber, we’re entering a world in which people have less reason to drive everywhere they need to go. But at what point will it become less expensive to rely on someone else to drive you around rather than driving yourself? Read More

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 Restaurants as we know them have remained the same for over two hundred years, and fables about amazing restaurant tech have inevitably leapt to futuristic ideas: robot waiters, food printers, talking refrigerators. Today’s reality is far more interesting and complex than those sweeping visions. A tsunami of technology, both from established industry providers such as POS and IT… Read More

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