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Homejoy Officially Moves Beyond Cleaning With Launch Of Handyman Services In The Bay Area

homejoy-founders In its first big move beyond home cleaning, Homejoy is adding carpet cleaning and general handyman services to its offerings in the Bay Area. Co-founder and CEO Adora Cheung (pictured above with her brother and co-founder Aaron) has been hinting at this for the past year, including last week at Disrupt Europe. Over the summer, Homejoy invited customers to beta test a number of different… Read More

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Chat App Line’s Revenue Doubles Year-On-Year To Reach $192 Million In Q3 2014

line Days after Facebook revealed that WhatsApp, its $18 billion messaging app acquisition posted an overall loss this year, Line — a rival app with 500 million registered users — has announced that its revenues doubled year-on-year during Q3 2014. Read More

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AdPushup Raises $632,000 For Its Banner Ad A/B Testing Platform

Editor AdPushup New Delhi-based startup AdPushup, which provides A/B testing that integrates with ad networks, has raised $632,000 in its angel round of funding. Read More

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Fiverr Goes Global With New Languages, Local Offerings

Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 12.57.34 AM After raising $30 million in August , Fiverr, the low-cost online marketplace for services of any stripe, is making it rain. The company is spending money to roll out new international sites. Starting with Spanish, French, Dutch, and Portuguese website versions, the US-based company wants to take its network of professional and creative service providers global — without them having… Read More

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Flipboard’s New App Gets Personal By Making Topics The Center Of Attention

IMG_0243 Flipboard has been working hard over the last few years to build an app that makes reading stories on mobile and tablet devices as engaging as flipping through a magazine. With the latest version of its app, users will be able to find and discover content that is relevant to their interests, through the introduction of topics they can follow. Read More

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Xiaomi Now The World’s Third Biggest Smartphone Maker, Says IDC

Xiaomi MIUI 6 Xiaomi is now the world’s third largest smartphone maker, due in large part to the success of its high-end Mi4, says new research by IDC. This is also the first time that Xiaomi has broken into the research firm’s list of the top 5 smartphone makers in the world. Samsung remains at the lead despite declining shipment volume, followed by Apple, Xiaomi, and Lenovo and LG, which tied… Read More

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Looks Like Microsoft Just Leaked Its Own Fitness Band [Update: It's Now Official]

ss smalls Whoops! Before Microsoft even got a chance to announce that they’re making a fitness tracking band (a la Jawbone Up, Fitbit Force, etc.), the device’s companion syncing app has found its way onto the Mac App Store. Read More

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MPAA Bans Google Glass And Other Wearable Cameras From Movie Theaters Because Duh

kyle Under the new rules, theater owners will ask anyone with wearable recording devices to turn’em off and put them away. Fail to do that, and they’ll give you the boot. If they have any reason to think you’re recording in the theater, meanwhile, they’ll call the cops. Read More

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Verizon Ventures Seeks To Double Portfolio And Investment Capital

US-TELECOM-COMPANY-VERIZON Verizon Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Internet, phone, and wireless networking services company, will look to double its portfolio and the capital it invests in startup companies, TechCrunch has learned. Speaking ahead of his participation in the Made In NY Media Center Demo Day, Verizon Ventures associate director of corporate strategy and development, Tom Constabile, said that… Read More

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Even With The Novel Sprout, HP Just Can’t Win

sprout By all accounts HP announced something truly innovative today. The Sprout by HP is a mind-blowing mash-up of desktop computer, 3D scanner and touchscreen. It effectively pushes the desktop medium forward more so than anything produced in recent memory. But the Sprout is from HP. Imagine if Apple had announced the Sprout. The media would be going bonkers. Word about it would be on every… Read More

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