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from http://venturebeat.com/ 521 days ago

Zulily, a daily deal’s site for mom’s and their kids, has just announced raising $85 million from prestigious venture firm Andreessen Horowitz. This fourth round of funding sets Zulily’s valuation at $1 billion. Zulily presents flash sales which last for an average of 72 hours. Users receive an email every ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 521 days ago

Not to be outdone by Facebook’s new mobile share button, Twitter has just added an option to “Share this tweet via email” so you can send content to less tech savvy folks. The button appears in the ‘more’ menu alongside reply, favorite, and retweet. It could be a powerful way ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 521 days ago

They say technology has made dating an easier, richer, more multi-faceted experience. While that's true, it's also created a lot of new arguments. Let's face it: relationships didn't really need any more of those -- we already have plenty to go around. Below, take a look at the top 10 ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 521 days ago

While Mashable has already declared Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" dead, this flash mob by the cast of "The Big Bang Theory" is too amazing not to cover. All seems normal on set at first, but when the director calls "Action," the now-familiar refrain begins to chime. The cast ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 521 days ago

A "large number" of NASA employees may be at risk following the theft of an unencrypted agency laptop and several other documents from an employee vehicle. The theft has prompted the space agency to adopt new security procedures. "We are thoroughly assessing and investigating the incident, and taking every possible ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 521 days ago

Zulily, a private-sale shopping site targeted at ‘busy moms’ and their kids, has raised $85 million in Series D funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Fortune reported that the site, which launched in 2009, was valued at $1 billion. This brings Zulily’s total funding to $139 million. The daily deals site, ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 521 days ago

In what is the most-watched TED Talk to date, Sir Ken Robinson makes perhaps the most convincing case for why the educational system in the U.S. needs to be torn down and rebuilt: It stifles creativity. Given the current state of affairs, making creativity the linchpin of a new school ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 521 days ago

After launching its same day delivery service in San Francisco a few weeks ago, eBay is debuting ‘eBay Now’ to to New York City. Users in the area can download the new app here. The service offers customers in Manhattan (as far north as 125th Street) and the western edge ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 521 days ago

Google is said to have distributed an external test version of its native maps app for iOS, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. Citing “a person with direct knowledge of the matter,” the WSJ says that Google is readying the app for submission to the App ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 521 days ago

It’s no secret that Microsoft is doing its best to get more developers to write apps for its Windows 8 platform. Today, the company is announcing its newest initiative: Microsoft will host app labs for developers in 30 “technology and design hubs” around the world, including San Francisco, New York, ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 521 days ago

Why aren’t you getting rewarded for taking pictures of your favorite stuff? That’s the question raised by newly launched iOS app Kapture, which rewards users for taking photos of products and sharing them on Facebook and Twitter. For users this means getting free stuff for doing things they would have ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 521 days ago

Interplanetary internet, anyone? While NASA is busy extending the internet to outer space by increasing fault-tolerance and caching for packets traveling long distances over long periods of time, Chinese scientists are helping invent something that could make communication between Mars and Earth even more reliable. Or help create the next ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 521 days ago

Evernote released its latest update for Mac tricked out with over 100 new features. A post on the company blog claims that this is Evernote’s most significant update yet, based off a year of a year of consideration and development. User experience is at the forefront of the redesign. Evernote ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 521 days ago

Soccer players who commit major fouls at a pro soccer match in Mexico on Thursday night won't be flashed with the traditional red card referees use to mark major offenses. Instead, that ref will whip out a smartphone and point an all-red screen at offending players. That's thanks to Referee ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 521 days ago

Boston-based startup Lookout Gaming has drawn attention to the city’s often-overlooked consumer and mobile gaming community with a $1.25 million seed round from Boston investors Atlas Venture and Nextview Ventures, as well angels, including Mark Jung, former CEO of IGN. Founders Andrew Paradise and Casey Chafkin are applying their merchandising ...

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