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Adobe Touch Workspaces Show What The Microsoft Surface Can Be With A True Creative Focus

touchworkspace Adobe’s Touch Workspaces are new UI tools for Illustrator and Photoshop that were introduced in the CC 2014 update of those applications, providing a friendly interface for touch devices with high resolution screens, like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. While the potential audience for these software tweaks may be small, in practice they provide a lot of benefit for any digital artists… Read More

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Stripe Partners With Intuit To Help On-Demand Workers Keep Track Of Their Finances

quickbooks Startup Stripe helps to power payments for a large number of new services offering up ways to make cash as part of the growing “on-demand economy.” Meanwhile Intuit, which makes accounting and tax software for small businesses and the self-employed, wants to help those workers keep better track of their finances. Read More

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Online Learning Service Pluralsight Acquires Code School For $36 Million

codeschool Online technology training service Pluralsight has acquired the Orlando, Florida-based Code School, which offers dozens of instructional courses and videos for developers both online and via mobile apps. The $36 million deal is Pluralsight’s sixth acquisition in the past 18 months as it continues its strategy of buying up smaller companies to expand its footprint in the online… Read More

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Number26 Could Be The Best Banking Experience In Europe

Number26 When I first wrote about Number26, I said that it was a bank designed for the 21st century — but all of this was on paper. The startup is launching today in Germany and Austria, with more European markets to follow. I opened a Number26 account a couple of weeks ago. Old well-established banks should be ashamed that they can’t provide the same level of user experience. As a… Read More

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TeachMate365, A Platform For Special Needs Educators, Launches With $3M In Funding

TeachMate365 Organizing special needs education is often complicated because teachers have to juggle learning materials for students with different requirements. TeachMate365, a new cloud-based teaching platform developed by education technology startup SpecialNeedsWare and Boston Children’s Hospital, wants to make it easier for educators, therapists, and parents to collaborate so kids get the help… Read More

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BBC’s First iPlayer-Only Film Is A Digital Manifesto For A New Media Order

Bitter Lake iPlayer On Sunday the BBC released the first film commissioned for its on-demand iPlayer: a feature-length documentary about Afghanistan, called Bitter Lake, by experimental British filmmaker Adam Curtis. The public broadcaster identified ‘new forms of storytelling’ as one of three creative priorities for its web platform last year. Read More

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ROCKI Adds Spotify To Its List Of Integrated Music Services

ROCKI_Spotify ROCKI, which makes a device that turns any speaker into a wireless speaker system, is partnering with Spotify so its users can stream the music service over their existing speaker systems. In its latest update, ROCKI devices will work with Spotify Connect. Premium subscribers to Spotify’s music service will find the device under Spotify’s Connect icon. This means users can… Read More

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How SF-Based Shuttle Startup Chariot Crowdsourced Its New Commuter Route

Chariot_edit_0017 A private shuttle startup called Chariot is hoping to improve transportation options for San Francisco residents, and it’s doing so by letting them tell it where they need service. Chariot launched a beta version earlier this year to run a series of private shuttle routes between neighborhoods that are poorly served by current public transportation options in the city. Read More

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Money Dashboard, The Personal Finance App That Tells You Why You’re Broke, Secures $3.7M Funding

gettingStarted Money Dashboard, the UK personal finance app that helps you understand why you’re broke, has raised some additional capital of its own. It’s secured a further $3.7 million in funding (actually closed last November), meaning that the Scottish startup has raised $8.3 million in the last year. Read More

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Following Sale Of Video On-Demand Service, Tesco Offloads Blinkbox Music And Shutters Ebook Offering

Books_iOS_group[3] Blink and you missed it. Following the sale earlier this month of its TV and movie on-demand service, Tesco is ridding itself of its music streaming and ebook offerings, too. Read More

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