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Facebook Adds A New Way To Sell Items In Groups

facebook-groups1 Facebook on Tuesday announced the addition of a new feature for Facebook Groups designed to make it easier for members of a “For Sale” group to list their items. The new “Sell” feature, which is now starting to roll out globally to more groups, will allow members to create a post where you can add a description of the item for sale, set a price and set a pick-up or… Read More

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Hacked Newsweek Twitter Account Tweets Threats At Obama Family

Screenshot 2015-02-10 11.09.39 It appears that Newsweek’s Twitter account was hacked today by a group calling itself Cyber Caliphate. Around 20 minutes ago, the Newsweek Twitter account began tweeting out images of alleged leaked documents from the DCITA, or the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy. Other tweets contained threats against Michelle Obama and her family on Valentine’s Day. Cyber… Read More

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Yelp Buys Delivery Network Eat24 For $134M To Ramp Up In Food Operations

eat24 yelp Another acquisition for Yelp that will take the local listings company even deeper into commerce and food-related services. It’s gobbling up Eat24, a U.S. food delivery business that competes with GrubHub, Delivery.com and others in the area of delivering food on behalf of various restaurants. Yelp is paying $134 million for Eat24, with $75 million in cash and the rest in Yelp shares,… Read More

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L.A.-Based Valet Parking App CurbStand Acquires Competitor Curby

curbstand Two L.A.-based valet parking apps are joining forces today, with news that the quickly growing app maker CurbStand is acquiring its close competitor Curby, whose technology will now be integrated into a future product release. While both teams had built apps that let consumers request their car and pay their valet through their smartphone, Curby’s appeal was in the enterprise side of… Read More

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Surf Air Founders Jet To The East Coast With New Private Flight Service Beacon

10361989_1409796029320596_8581154245697343499_n Former Surf Air CEO Wade Eyerly and his co-founders have started a very similar private flight startup to their last venture. But this time it’s on the East Coast and it’s called Beacon. Just like Surf Air, the new subscription service offers an unlimited flight membership to select locations from private air carriers. The main difference is in the destinations served. Surf… Read More

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Rainforest Raises $4M To Build Scalable QA

Rainforest QA Quality assurance testing is a problem that can quickly escalate beyond the resources of startups and often requires entire divisions at larger companies. It’s increasingly easy to build apps with more functionality, powered by more sources of data, with more situations a user might encounter. Read More

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Prezi Launches Nutshell, An App To Turn Photos Into ‘Mini-Movies’

videoscreens002 Prezi’s online presentation software already offers a popular alternative to creating otherwise tedious and visually uninspiring PowerPoint presentations, but now it seems the startup wants in on the consumer ‘video’ sharing trend. Taking the same dynamic zooming tech used to spruce up Prezi presentations, the company has created a new app called Nutshell. Read More

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Borro Gets $19M From Rocket Internet, OurCrowd To Expand Its Online Pawnshop For Luxury Goods

Screen Shot 2015-02-10 at 12.01.57 Borro, the U.S. and UK-based online platform that people borrow money and put up luxury items as collateral, is today announcing $19 million in new funding led by strategic investments from Israel’s OurCrowd and Berlin’s Rocket Internet. CEO and founder Paul Aitken tells me that the funding will be used for two main areas: moving into new geographical markets and more… Read More

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Save A Swipe — This Bot Selects Tinder Dates For You

Tinderbox There’s a new automated Tinder hack in town — and this one doesn’t just dumbly swipe right on every potential date like a drunk trying to undo their shoelaces. It’s got visual smarts, thanks to an Eigenfaces algorithm that analyzes the facial features of each potential mate — and then likes or dislikes each based on your own previously expressed aesthetic choices. Read More

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Y Combinator’s Giveffect Has Built A Shopify-Meets-Salesforce For Non-Profits

Screen Shot 2015-02-10 at 11.29.21 Non-profit startups have come into focus at Y-Combinator in the last couple of years. And in an extension of that, the incubator is also backing companies that offer services to the wider non-profit sector. Giveffect, part of its current cohort, has built a suite of cloud-based software that focuses specifically on the needs of non-profit businesses, covering services like accounting… Read More

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