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from http://techcrunch.com 523 days ago

In October Amazon added Japan for the first time to the list of markets where it sells its Kindle and Kindle Fire tablets, which will go on sale December 19. Today, it’s giving those products a bit of services support: the Cloud Drive is now live in Japan, too. Although ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 523 days ago

These days OnLive is probably known as much for its unexpected meltdown as it is for its promise to deliver streaming video games to the masses, but ever since the company reformed it seems to have returned to business as usual. To wit: the folks behind the cloud gaming service ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 523 days ago

In practice, most Wi-Fi routers offer much less than their advertised speeds. Although I’ve seen some fast throughput in my time, most of the gear we use is rated for much higher than network traffic will allow. Some researchers at NC State University , however, have figured out a way, ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 523 days ago

Not many game makers launch exclusively onto SMS (yes, SMS), but the guys over at Strayboots felt that their interactive urban tour guide games would only catch on if everyone had the opportunity to play. Six months later, however, Strayboots is poised to announce the latest iteration of the game: ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 523 days ago

DataSift – which provides developers and third parties with a platform to access realtime data from Twitter, Facebook and other social sources – is on a bit of a roll. This week it announced it had raised $15.25 million in a Series B funding taking its funding to date to ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 523 days ago

Apple’s iPad mini seems to be a success, and that has attracted the criminal element’s attention. According to the New York Post, a shipment of Apple’s iPad mini, numbering 3,600 devices and with a total value of $1.5 million, was taken from JFK airport from the same location that a ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 523 days ago

Belly, the Chicago-based loyalty platform, is announcing its expansion to San Francisco today. For background, the startup allows customers to check-in to a location using a physical loyalty card or mobile app which they scan via a consumer-facing iPad installed at point-of-sale. Customers can then collect points that can later ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 523 days ago

Foodily, a startup that began as a recipe search site before arriving on iPhone in late 2011, is today rolling out a major revamp of its user interface that puts even more emphasis on social interactions. The company is calling the combination of new features the “Food With Friends” experience, ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 523 days ago

This sponsored post is produced by StackSocial. So you’re thinking of starting a new venture, right? But you just don’t know where to begin. There’s so many things you’ll need to know and so many things you’ll to do that without the proper preparation – if you don’t have everything ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 523 days ago

Boring loyalty programs, beware. Belly has arrived in California’s Bay Area with its quirky digital loyalty system in tow. Chicago-based Belly makes a rewards platform for small businesses and a universal loyalty card for consumers. Belly merchants deploy a special consumer-facing iPad kiosk to manage rewards, and Belly shoppers tote ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 523 days ago

Just when you thought you might make it through the rest of your life without ever reading anything other than Facebook updates and the occasional #longread from Slate, Flipboard goes and ruins your party with a books section. What is this, the freakin’ library? Now, you won’t be reading whole ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://startupprofessionals.com/ 523 days ago

For most business leaders, their current role is not where they intend to stay until they die. At the right time, they all intend to make a graceful exit, and leave while still perceived to be on top of their game. The challenge is how to know and exit gracefully ...

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from http://www.xconomy.com/ 523 days ago

Benjamin Romano Independent cable and broadband services provider WaveDivision Holdings has completed a $1.052 billion recapitalization, swapping out old investors for some fresh new ones. Launched in late 2001 to acquire and upgrade cable and fiber-optic network assets in the Pacific Northwest, Kirkland, WA-based WaveDivision took on Sandler Capital in ...

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from http://www.xconomy.com/ 523 days ago

Bruce V. Bigelow In a bid to ease the administrative burden on the scientists who run clinical trials, J&J’s Janssen Research & Development is today unveiling a global initiative to standardize and share key information that drug companies require to vet clinical trial sites and ensure they meet industry requirements. ...

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from http://www.xconomy.com/ 523 days ago

Gregory T. Huang In case you’ve ever wondered why you can’t text stores and businesses the way you text your friends, well, you can. TalkTo, a Cambridge, MA-based startup, has been working on the problem for a couple of years now. And this week the company rolled out a Web ...

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