posted about 22 hours ago on techcrunch
 Are users itching for a better way to search through the information contained within their mobile apps, bypassing the web and traditional search? Developer Steve Taylor decided to find out, and is now launching an iOS application called In-App which is essentially a Google-like search engine where links automatically open up your apps when tapped. This is made possible via “deep… Read More

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 Municipal broadband has become a surprisingly debated topic on the national level, after Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated that he believes that the FCC has the legal “power” to “preempt state laws that ban competition from community broadband.” In response to that assertion, House Republican worked legislatively to curb the… Read More

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 Tilt, the group funding startup that recently chopped its name down from its former moniker “Crowdtilt”, announced today that it’s chopping its fees, too. The San Francisco company has dropped the fees on its “Collect” feature, which lets groups of people pool money together for shared causes or events, such as parties, group vacations, and gifts for friends… Read More

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 Let’s face it, HP was once the king of Silicon Valley, but over the last several years, the company has had issues due in part to the revolving door in the CEO office. While the company has finally gained some stability with Meg Whitman, the lack of consistent leadership has resulted in shifting priorities and changing strategies. And the products for which they were once so… Read More

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 Contact Center acts like speed dial built for the way we communicate with others on smartphones today. You’re given a set of customizable tiles that can be edited to show common functions, like calling, texting, or sending GIFs, or to show your favorite contacts. Read More

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 OneDrive, Microsoft’s rebranded cloud-based storage and file sharing service that competes against Google Drive, Apple’s iCloud, Box and Dropbox, is issuing an update to its mobile apps today, part of the company’s bigger push to differentiate the service from the rest of the pack and attract more users. While the iOS, Windows Phone and Android apps are all getting new… Read More

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 Toronto startup Minuum is readying its iOS 8 custom keyboard software, now that Apple has made it possible for developers to create that kind of app. The system-wide Minuum virtual keyboard is nearing completion, just in time for the launch of iOS 8 in September, and its developers are looking for those eager to be among the first to try out the software. The Minuum app for iOS features a… Read More

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 Last month, Visa launched a new payment option designed for e-commerce transactions called Visa Checkout, which eliminates the need for entering in a 16-digit card number during the checkout process in favor of a username and password combination. Today, the company is announcing partnerships with a number of top acquirers and e-commerce platform providers, increasing Visa Checkout’s… Read More

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 CloudApp, a visual collaboration tool that began as a one-man project and has now grown to nearly 2 million users, is out today with its latest release, CloudApp 3.0, which is the first to include support for team collaboration. The expansion makes sense, as the service today caters more to creative types, including designers and developers, in addition to entrepreneurs, social media… Read More

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 SeatGeek, a company that bills itself as “the web’s largest ticket search engine”, is announcing that it has raised $35 million in Series B funding. The round brought was led by Accel Capital, with Accel’s John Locke (whose previous investments include eBay-acquired payments company Braintree and Angry Birds-maker Rovio) joining the board of directors. Accel is a big… Read More

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 A little more than two years ago, VHX launched a platform that is designed to allow pretty much anyone to begin selling their videos online. Now it’s making that process easier, with an update to the admin consoles of its site, providing the tools independent producers need to successfully sell their wares online. Read More

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 Today Leap Motion is launching a mount for its PC peripheral that lets you track your hands in virtual reality applications by attaching it to the front of the Oculus Rift or other headsets. This mount launches simultaneously with a new version of Leap Motion’s SDK that enables the device to keep track of your hands from headset’s perspective rather than below. Read More

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You’ve heard of the Internet of Things. Well how about the Internet of Shit? Enevo is a startup which has created a ‘sensor-based’ waste collection system to track… yes, you get the idea. It’s today announced $8 million of funding from Earlybird, Lifeline Ventures, Finnish Industry Investment, Draper Associates and Risto Siilasmaa, among others. Enevo has a service… Read More

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 Quora wants to be the place where people share their knowledge with the world, and that means being on all the devices that people around the world use. Today the company is finally making its Q&A platform available on the iPad, extending its reach onto the last major device platform it didn’t have a mobile app for. Read More

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 KKBOX, a Taiwan-based company that has provided streaming music services in Asia since before Spotify was founded, announced (link in Chinese) that it has raised $104 million from Singapore GIC (formerly known as the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation). Read More

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 This month’s issue of Sports Illustrated is notable because it includes a long form feature by Chris Ballard on Kobe Bryant’s return to the game this fall. The story is worth reading for its support of the growth mindset and its undercurrent theme of “hard work will set you free,” whether you are a basketball fan or not. Read More

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 An incredible video showing the apparent swatting of a video game player who operates under the moniker ‘Kootra‘ was published today. Swatting is a prank that involves falsely telling the police of a dangerous situation so that a SWAT — special weapons and tactics (SWAT) — team is deployed in response, erroneously. The police are led to believe that they need to roll… Read More

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 The Windows app store has a problem: it’s full of garbage. Today, after a bit of good ol’ Internet backlash, Microsoft is pledging to fix it. Read More

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 Crowdfunding dollars are only one source of capital for hardware startups. The other source, the one that gets even more attention, is venture capital. In the years since Kickstarter came into the world, venture investing in hardware has gone from non-existent to mainstream. Read More

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 In keeping with prior expectations, Microsoft is currently in the process of rolling out its Surface Pro 3 tablet-hybrid to 25 new markets over the next 24 hours. With the 25 new markets all live, Surface Pro 3 will be available in a total of 28 markets. The rollout of the device has therefore been quite constrained to date. Microsoft also detailed in a post today that the new Surface dock… Read More

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 All the talk of a bubble isn’t slowing down public interest in technology shares. Today, Apple, TubeMogul and Arista Networks set new record highs. TubeMogul and Arista both recently went public. Other firms, like Microsoft are trading near local maximums. MobileIron set an all-time high yesterday, managed a new intra-day high today, and is up strongly in the past few trading sessions. Read More

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 Y Combinator is the most famous of all startup accelerators out there, thanks to success of companies like Airbnb, Dropbox, and Stripe, all of which have gone through its program. But how does YC do it? What sets it apart from some of the other accelerators out there, and why does it seem like its alumni companies are disproportionately successful? Read More

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 Bump keys are primitive tools used by locksmiths (and HAXoRZ) to knock open simple locks. Until now, many locks were secure simply because they were too complex to be bumped and, as a result, you had a bit of security by obscurity. That’s all changing. Created by Jos Weyers and Christian Holler, these keys are designed to knock or bump the pins in a standard lock into place after a few… Read More

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 Academia is governed by a process called “peer review,” which ensures research is validated and reasoning is sound. More simply – it weeds out the real insights from the fluff. Meanwhile, most corporate data (think surveys, white papers), is made public after only an internal, inherently biased review. With recent backlash toward Facebook’s emotions experiment, being… Read More

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 Back in July, Twitter launched a really nifty analytics dashboard. A bit like Google Analytics for tweets, it allows you to gauge the performance of each and every tweet you sent. How many people saw it? How many of those actually clicked your links? There was one catch, though: it was only open to advertisers and verified users. No longer! Read More

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