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Biz Stone Working on Mobile Startup Called ‘Jelly’ [REPORT] Biz Stone Working on Mobile Startup Called ‘Jelly’ [REPORT]

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is working on another startup. According to Kara Swisher at All Things D, Stone’s new project is called “Jelly,” which her source called a “native mobile” effort. That’s pretty vague, and the only other tidbit provided …

Bing Fund Adds Sonar To Its Roster Bing Fund Adds Sonar To Its Roster

Bing announced today that it has added another company – Sonar – to its Bing Fund roster. Bing Fund was launched last year as an “angel investor with an incubator”. In August, Bing unveiled its initial startups. Now, after remaining …

Starbucks to Sell Square’s Mobile Card Readers in Store Starbucks to Sell Square’s Mobile Card Readers in Store
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Would you like a mobile payments processing unit with your caramel macchiato? Square and Starbucks are further bolstering their relationship, building on one that already includes millions in investment and a payment option deal. Starting soon, Starbucks customers will be …

Winklevoss Twins Hukk $750,000 at Online Shopping Startup Hukkster Winklevoss Twins Hukk $750,000 at Online Shopping Startup Hukkster

Earlier this year, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss started Winklevoss Capital, their own private venture capital firm. Shortly after that, the two purchased an $18 million, 8,000 sq ft mansion in Los Angeles, reportedly signifying an expansion of the firm to …

AgLocal Rep Rides Reddit’s Internet 2012 Tour Bus AgLocal Rep Rides Reddit’s Internet 2012 Tour Bus

Judging by the Internet 2012 Bus Tour panel discussion held yesterday in Lexington, Kentucky, everyone on the tour bus believes an open internet can change just about every type of business. Robert Roderick, head of product technology for AgLocal, spoke …

Google Launches Google For Entrepreneurs Google Launches Google For Entrepreneurs
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Google announced the launch of Google For Entrepreneurs, an “umbrella” for its various programs that cater to startups and entrepreneurs. This includes: Campus London, Google for Entrepreneurs Week, Women 2.0, Startup Weekend, Women Entrepreneurs on the Web, Google Sudo, 1871, …

Square Closes New Round Of Funding From Starbucks And Co. Square Closes New Round Of Funding From Starbucks And Co.

Square announced today that it has closed a Series D round of funding from Citi Ventures, Rizvi Traverse Management, and Starbucks Coffee Company. The company said in its announcement: One year ago, Square had approximately 150 employees and processed over …

Winklevoss Twins Pump $1 Million into Divya Narendra’s SumZero Winklevoss Twins Pump $1 Million into Divya Narendra’s SumZero

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have put their hands into another social network, but this one doesn’t involve likes, pokes, or any photos of obscure friends’ babies. The Winklevii, best known for the part they played in the creation of Facebook …

Bing Reveals First Bing Fund Startups Bing Reveals First Bing Fund Startups
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Bing unveiled the Bing Fund last month, describing it as an angel investor with an incubator, “working with hot startups to innovate online.” Bing announced today the first two startups it has been working with: Buddy and Pinion. The former, …

Bing Fund Gets A Proper Unveiling: Here’s What It Has To Offer Bing Fund Gets A Proper Unveiling: Here’s What It Has To Offer

Earlier this week, we reported on The Bing Fund, which was basically in the “coming soon” stage. Now, it’s here. On the BingFund homepage, it says, “Hi, we’re an angel investor with an incubator, working with hot startups to innovate …

If You’re Trying to Meet Real Goals, New Tool Goalee Could Help If You’re Trying to Meet Real Goals, New Tool Goalee Could Help
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With so many new social services rising up, it’s hard to keep them all straight, let alone, take the time to try each of them out. However, one new social service takes a little different approach by aggregating data from …

Soon, Bing Is Going To Have Something Fun Soon, Bing Is Going To Have Something Fun
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Bing is working on something called Bing Fund, but not any details are available yet. Apparently it will be fun though. If you visit BingFund.com, all you’ll get is the image/message above. ITProPortal reports that Bing Fund will launch in …

What If Your Smartphone Could Detect Your Behavior – Cool or Freaky? What If Your Smartphone Could Detect Your Behavior – Cool or Freaky?
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As technology has advanced and smartphones have become ubiquitous, we’ve seen the rise of some very interesting applications. Many of these apps make our lives easier, help us make decisions, and even offer up some fun and games. At SXSW …

YouTube Gives Us Pitch Advice for Entrepreneurs and Startups YouTube Gives Us Pitch Advice for Entrepreneurs and Startups

YouTube and Don Dodge, a developer and startup advocate at Google, bring us this next video which features some great advice and strategies for getting funding and support for new projects and startups. Critical aspects he covers include developing an …

Startup Act 2.0: Is Immigration Reform Vital in Moving Innovation Forward? Startup Act 2.0: Is Immigration Reform Vital in Moving Innovation Forward?
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With the economy weighing heavy on everyone’s mind this election season, legislators are hoping it will help them pass a new initiative. The bill is called Startup Act 2.0 and is designed to spark new businesses and jobs. What does …

Local Search Platform Yext Secures $27 Million In Funding Local Search Platform Yext Secures $27 Million In Funding

Yext has secured a new $27 million Series E round of funding. The company says it will use the capital to expand its platform. Yext is in the business of “Amazing Local Search Results,” with its PowerListings product promising to …

Fundable: Helping Startups Become Reality with Crowdfunding Fundable: Helping Startups Become Reality with Crowdfunding

There’s a new startup on the scene that hopes to help other startups take off. The company is called Fundable, and although it looks similar to Kickstarter, it operates on very different approach that takes advantage of the JOBS Act. …

LinkedIn: Where Engineers Want to Work [Infographic] LinkedIn: Where Engineers Want to Work [Infographic]

LinkedIn’s CEO, Jeff Weiner, recently gave a speech in which he declared that the U.S. doesn’t have enough skilled workers to fill the 3.5 million U.S. jobs currently open. The other side of that coin is that the highly-skilled workers …

SEOmoz Raises $18 Million in VC Funding SEOmoz Raises $18 Million in VC Funding
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SEOmoz, a startup that develops Search Engine Optimization (SEO) software, today announced that the company has raised $18 million in venture capital funding. The announcement came on the company’s Daily SEO blog in a

18 New Facebook Timeline Apps Launched at The Next Web Conference 18 New Facebook Timeline Apps Launched at The Next Web Conference

Christian Hernandez, Facebook’s director of platform partnerships for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, today highlighted some of the startups that have just launched apps for Facebook Timeline. The start-ups launched their products today at The Next Web conference currently …

Path.To Aims To Be The “eHarmony For Jobs” Path.To Aims To Be The “eHarmony For Jobs”

Path.to announced the launch of a new online job service for those in development and IT, which the company deems the “eHarmony of Jobs.” It takes into account users’ social graphs, personalities and skills/experience, when matching them with potential employers. …