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Tocomail For Gmail Offers Parental Controls And Monitoring For Teens’ First Gmail Account

43 min 38 sec ago
 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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The Next Tech Startup Ecosystem To Emerge — Iran

1 hour 5 min ago
 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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The Movpak Is An Electric Skateboard That Folds Into A Backpack

1 hour 49 min ago
 For those with a long commute to work, the hardest part can be the last mile between getting off of the subway or train and walking to the office. The Movpak is an electric skateboard built into a full-size backpack, designed to make that final stretch a bit less of a hassle without making you pay up for a ride through a car-sharing service. Read More
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Location-Based Video Editing App Clinch Heads To The Deadpool

1 hour 58 min ago
 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 Taps Facebook To Let You Privately Recommend Content To Friends

2 hours 13 min ago
 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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Android Wear Is Getting GPS And The Ability To Talk To Other Bluetooth Accessories

2 hours 32 min ago
 Google’s Android Wear platform is going to gain more powers on a continuing basis, thanks to frequent significant updates, the Android team has revealed. Upcoming features planned for Android Wear in the immediate future include support for GPS on devices, instead of having to rely on connected smartphones, and the ability to work with other Bluetooth wearables in potentially… Read More
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There Are Only Two Weeks Left To Comment On Net Neutrality

2 hours 39 min ago
 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 Sales Navigator Comes To iOS As A Standalone App

2 hours 50 min ago
 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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Heated, Connected Insoles? Whatever Next…

3 hours 31 min ago
 Are there any limits to the everyday objects that will get connectivity and become controllable via an app? Sanity and smartphone battery life might suggest so, but this soon to launch Kickstarter project which is seeking to crowdfund a pair of connected, heated insoles to warm your tootsies and track your running steps sort of suggests otherwise. Read More
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Uber Opens Up UberPool To All San Francisco Users

3 hours 40 min ago
 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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Sony’s QX1 Looks To Bring Interchangeable Pro Lenses To Your Smartphone

3 hours 47 min ago
 Sony’s QX series of cameras is an oddity, but one that the company is apparently still committed to – a new leak from Sony Alpha Rumors reveals a treasure trove of press images depicting a so-called “QX1″ model, which takes the basic concept of the QX10 and QX100 smartphone camera accessories and adds interchangeable lenses. The QX10 and QX100, for those unfamiliar… Read More
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LatAm SMS Jobs Startup Emprego Ligado Closes $7M Series A To Expand

4 hours 4 min ago
 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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Reddit Launches An Official App For AMAs

4 hours 36 min ago
 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 Raises $17M To Help Governments Connect With Their Communities

4 hours 51 min ago
 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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Euro Facebook Users Can Use Tag Suggest, For Photos Of U.S. Friends Who Have It Enabled

5 hours 34 sec ago
 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 appears to have restored an aspect of the service in Europe? Facebook is now suggesting photo tags to users… Read More
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DN Capital Raises $200M For 3rd European Fund, As Euro Tech Resurges

7 hours 27 min ago
 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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DN Capital Raises $200M For 3rd European Fund, As Euro Tech Resurges

7 hours 27 min ago
 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-times 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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Uber Slapped With Nationwide Injunction In Germany — But Vows To Continue To Operate

7 hours 37 min ago
 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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Mashr Resurrects A Tinder Experiment To Make You A Matchmaker

Tue, 2014-09-02 04:06
 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 Invests $70 Million In Healthcare Group DXY

Tue, 2014-09-02 03:42
 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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