Daily Archives: August 10, 2011

Zulily Scores Huge Round At $750 Million Valuation

August 10, 2011
Zulily Scores Huge Round At $750 Million Valuation

See Also: Nordstrom Buys Members-Only Sale Site For $270 Million The 14 Hot Seattle Startups You Need To Watch The New York Times Tries A Living Social Offer Seattle-based private sales site Zulily, which is like a Gilt Groupe for moms buying kids’ gear, has raised $43 million in a round that values it...

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AppFog lands $8M for PHP PaaS

August 10, 2011
AppFog lands $8M for PHP PaaS

Lucas Carlson, CEO AppFog AppFog, the company formerly known as PHP Fog has raised $8 million in a healthy second round of funding for the year-old company. The company’s name change coincides with the funding, and gives a clue as to where the platform as a service provider is heading. AppFog began as a...

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HTC’s Big Announcement: HTC To Acquire Majority Stake In Beats By Dr. Dre

August 10, 2011
HTC’s Big Announcement: HTC To Acquire Majority Stake In Beats By Dr. Dre

Cat, meet the outside of the bag. You know that “major announcement” that HTC has scheduled for tomorrow morning? The details have just made their way out a bit early. HTC just confirmed that they will be entering a strategic partnership with Beats Electronics, a company best known for its Beats by Dr. Dre...

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HTML5 Boiler Plate Hits 2.0

August 10, 2011
HTML5 Boiler Plate Hits 2.0

HTML5 Boiler Plate, a template for building HTML5 sites, has been updated to version 2.0. You can find it in GitHub here. One particularly slick feature: it will prompt users of Internet Explorer 6 to install Google Chrome Frame, which no longer requires admin privileges to run.

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Intel Capital Launches $300M Ultrabook Fund To Invest In Tablet Technologies

August 10, 2011
Intel Capital Launches $300M Ultrabook Fund To Invest In Tablet Technologies

Intel Capital, the investment arm of chip giant Intel Corporation, has announced a $300 Million Ultrabook Fund to fund technologies that will help deliver new and enhanced user experiences, longer battery life and slim component and platform technologies in personal computing. Earlier this year, Intel pitched a new category of laptops, Ultrabooks, which are...

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Nokia: Android fragmentation helps us

August 10, 2011
Nokia: Android fragmentation helps us

Chris Weber, the newly appointed head of Nokia North America is confident that his company, along with his former employer, Microsoft, has what it takes to compete with the mobile industry’s glimmer twins, Apple and Google. Weber admitted that while it will be a hard battle, Nokia-Microsoft could take advantage of the fragmentation in...

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Nokia Says Windows Phone 7 Will Make iOS and Android Outdated

August 10, 2011
Nokia Says Windows Phone 7 Will Make iOS and Android Outdated

Windows Phone 7 uses an interaction model it calls “live tiles and hubs,” which displays your key contacts and modes of communication as dynamic tiles on the home screen. Messages in those tiles display changes when you or your contacts post updates. When you want to contact someone, rather than deciding first whether to...

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Hey Twitter, activity streams are great but why is it still so hard to track a conversation?

August 10, 2011

The Problem For a network that relies enormously on the interaction between its users, you would think Twitter would have integrated a way to easily follow these social exchanges by now. There is an overwhelming amount of conversations happening on the platform with absolutely no easy way to track them. Sure, you can hashtag everything you...

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The "Big News" From HTC? It’s Investing $300 Million In Audio Company Beats

August 10, 2011
The "Big News" From HTC? It’s Investing $300 Million In Audio Company Beats

Jimmy Iovine talks at the HP TouchPad introduction. Image: HP See Also: Here’s How Amazon’s Cloud Reader App For iPad Is Beating Apple At Its Own Game Could Apple Be the World’s Most Valuable Company Without Steve Jobs? Verizon: We Thought A New iPhone Was Coming In June, Too HTC’s big announcement for tomorrow:...

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Twitter to get real time and “predictive” with spam control

August 10, 2011
Twitter to get real time and “predictive” with spam control

Spam is a huge problem on Twitter. Some days you can’t mention the word “iPad” or use a hashtag without getting flooded with unhelpful and obviously fake spam Tweets from robot-driven accounts. Many of those accounts are obviously spammers as well, with 0 followers to their names. Well, rest assured that Twitter understands spam...

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