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Startup Hubs Across the United States [Infographic] Startup Hubs Across the United States [Infographic]
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Last week I reported on an infographic from Startuphire.Com and the location of startup jobs around the country. Like you could have guessed, California is the place to be if you are looking to get hired on, but New York, …

Why Ashton Kutcher Is Investing In Dwolla Why Ashton Kutcher Is Investing In Dwolla

A couple weeks ago, we wrote about Dwolla, an Iowa-based startup in the payments space. It drew more attention than the typical payments startup may, because it attracted the investment of celebrity Ashton Kutcher (though hardly his first investment in …

What Will the JOBS Act Do for Startups & the Tech Industry? What Will the JOBS Act Do for Startups & the Tech Industry?

Last week, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, more commonly known as the JOBS Act. The White House administration is hoping that small businesses and startups will drive recovery and create new jobs.

Highlight CEO: We Have the Potential to Be the Next Twitter, Foursquare Highlight CEO: We Have the Potential to Be the Next Twitter, Foursquare
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Ambient social networking is taking the world by storm as startups such as Highlight are beginning to resonate with people. In case “ambient social networking” is new to you, it is a location phenomenon that runs silently in the background …

Google Opens Campus London To Encourage Startups Google Opens Campus London To Encourage Startups

Google is dead set on creating startups around the world to encourage the adoption of new technologies and growth of Internet businesses. Their latest facility is called Campus London and it’s smack dab in the middle of an east London …

Flattr: The World’s Next Social Sharing Button? Flattr: The World’s Next Social Sharing Button?
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Today, social sharing buttons are, essentially, a core part of most web pages. Users “like” content for Facebook, retweet it for Twitter, +1 it for Google+, and even pin it for Pinterest.

Turntable.fm Gets Deals With All Four Major Labels Turntable.fm Gets Deals With All Four Major Labels

Turntable.fm has secured licensing deals with all four of the major record labels (Universal, Sony, Warner and EMI), which will obviously go a long way in making the service more useful to the mainstream. Chairman Seth Goldstein announced the news …

Social Discovery is BIG (and Creepy?) at SXSW Social Discovery is BIG (and Creepy?) at SXSW
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There’s a new trend in social media and application development, and it’s called “social discovery”. If you haven’t already heard the term a lot, you will soon. SXSW is famously an event where a lot of startups get to make …

Interview: uberlife Launches to Turn Online Connections into Real World Friends Interview: uberlife Launches to Turn Online Connections into Real World Friends

With SXSW starting tomorrow, many startups are launching in hopes of becoming the next Twitter or Foursquare. One of the startups that shares this dream is UK-based uberlife. The company launched in the UK in January and launched its U.S. version earlier this week.

Google Apps Reseller Launches StartUp For Google Apps-Based Products Google Apps Reseller Launches StartUp For Google Apps-Based Products

A new startup called Revevol Apps is launching today out of San Francisco, which builds products to accelerate the adoption of Google Apps. Its own products, which presumably benefit the company based on Google Apps adoption, will be announced in …

Interview: Tello Launches Customer Service Tool For Business & Raises $2.7 Million Interview: Tello Launches Customer Service Tool For Business & Raises $2.7 Million

A greater emphasis has been put on customer service as a growing number of consumers provide reviews and feedback to businesses on their mobile devices. In addition, companies such as Zappos have set the bar really high in terms of customer expectations.

Interview: Skimlinks CEO on Pinterest Relationship and Affiliate Marketing Interview: Skimlinks CEO on Pinterest Relationship and Affiliate Marketing
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Just in case you haven’t heard, Pinterest is currently one of the hottest startups. In fact, based on data from ratings firm comScore, it is the third fastest growing site in the U.S. So, apparently if you haven’t jumped on …

Andreessen Horowitz Raises $1.5 Billion For Fund III Andreessen Horowitz Raises $1.5 Billion For Fund III

VC firm Andreessen Horowitz announced that it has raised $1.5 billion for its Fund III. Co-founder and general partner Ben Horowitz explains, “Fund III is all about extending our capabilities to more disruptors and pioneers. We’re remaking the modern venture …

Exclusive: Raditaz Music Service Launches As “Evolution of the Pandora Model” Exclusive: Raditaz Music Service Launches As “Evolution of the Pandora Model”

A new Internet radio startup launched today, called Raditaz, which thinks of itself as “an evolution of the Pandora model,” adding a location layer for discovering music based on what’s trending in various regions around the US (and later, around …

MC Hammer Announces WireDoo, A Relationship-Based Search Engine MC Hammer Announces WireDoo, A Relationship-Based Search Engine
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Although you probably know MC Hammer as that guy with that song with those pants, the 49-year-old pop-rap pioneer has become quite the tech nerd in the last few years. He’s dipped his toes in startups and is a fixture …

Challenges with Raising Venture Capital & Being Transparent about It Challenges with Raising Venture Capital & Being Transparent about It
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It hurts to get close to something that you want and then not get it, doesn’t it? When we’re talking about money and business, this situation is even more painful. Furthermore, talking about the situation does nothing but add more grief to an already complicated situation.

Both Bloggers and Advertisers Win with New Crowd Sourcing Platform Both Bloggers and Advertisers Win with New Crowd Sourcing Platform

It’s clear that bloggers have helped many companies improve their rankings in search and also their position across social media sites. However, the challenging part for both bloggers and companies is connecting.

Justin Bieber Rumored to Be Investing in Tech Startup Justin Bieber Rumored to Be Investing in Tech Startup
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Justin Bieber is investing in at least one startup, according to a report from Business Insider. Alyson Shontell reports, “We’re not at liberty to announce which startup just yet.  All we can tell you is that the Bieber-backed startup will …

Michael Arrington and AOL: What They’re Saying Michael Arrington and AOL: What They’re Saying

Update: Arrington is “not employed by Aol” according to this report quoting a Huffington Post spokesperson. Update 2: Peter Kafka at AllThingsD is reporting that Arrington is indeed an AOL employee, though he no longer works for AOL’s Huffington Post …

Obvious (Twitter Co-founders) Announce Lift Obvious (Twitter Co-founders) Announce Lift
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Obvious, the company that Evan Williams and Biz Stone left Twitter to work on has announced its first official partnership called Lift. Earlier this month, Stone posted an update on what the company is doing at the company, which originally …

What Would You Invest in if You Were Google? What Would You Invest in if You Were Google?
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Earlier this month, it was revealed that Google Ventures is investing in coupon startup Whaleshark Media. Then reports came out about Google Ventures investing in Rocket Lawyer. Google has so many of its own projects going on at any given …