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Blog So Hard MotherF’ers Wanna Distribute Premium Digital Content, Connect With Advertisers, And Engage With An Audience At Scaleview story

http://techcrunch.com –  So I’m currently hanging out in the AOL offices here in London, prepping for Disrupt. To their credit, the AOL and Huffington Post crew have been great. I have a nice desk, a coffee machine nearby, and even a can of cold Coke to drink. Sitting a this fine desk, however, I ran into a bit of sticker shock. (IT news)

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Sprung From The Ashes Of Formspring, Spring.me Raises $5M To Create The “Friendliest Social Network”view story

http://techcrunch.com –  Spring.me, the new social network that was previously Formspring, has raised a total of $5 million in debt and equity seed funding from investors including Right Click Capital, Tank Stream Ventures, Nextec Strategic Capital, and Rubicon Project Founder Craig Roah. The company plans to use the funding to expand Spring.me in the U.S., where it just launched. Read More (IT news)

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And The TechCrunch Disrupt Europe Finalists Are Crate, Disease Diagnostic Group, Oscult And PhotoMathview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Over 1,500 people have walked through door at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt Europe conference in London. (IT news)

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Slack Is Raising Another Round At Up To A $1B Valuationview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Slack, the enterprise collaboration platform co-founded by Stewart Butterfield of Flickr fame, continues to defy its namesake: we have heard from sources that the company is raising a new round of funding at a valuation of between $800 million and $1 billion, just six months after raising nearly $43 million. (IT news)

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Android Wear Update Adds Offline Music, Bluetooth Headphone And GPS Supportview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Android Wear is getting its first big update, with features that make smartwatches using Google’s wearable operating system more standalone devices, including music syncing and GPS location support. That means if you leave your watch at home while you go out for a jog, you’ve still got access to sweet jams, and your watch can still tell you where you are, and how to get home. (IT news)

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Twitter Introduces Fabric, A Toolkit For Developers To Build Apps On Its Platformview story

http://techcrunch.com –  At Twitter’s Flight conference this morning, Dick Costolo’s introduced Fabric, a set of APIs aimed at developers to encourage them to build apps and services on top of the Twitter platform. (IT news)

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Progress Software Buys Telerik for $262.5M As Buying Spree Continuesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  In a deal today involving two companies with links to the Boston area, Progress Software, which helps companies build business software, announced it was buying Telerik for $262.5M. Telerik’s portfolio includes a .net toolbox, a mobile development platform and a CMS called Sitefinity, as well as access to a developer community of over 1.4M people. (IT news)

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Our Four Favorite Companies From The 500 Startups Demo Dayview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Time just keeps flying by, as it’s already demo day for 500 Startups’s tenth batch of companies. (IT news)

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Uber Partners With Vaccine Finder To Bring A Free Flu Shot To Youview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The flu is more deadly than ebola and yet a simple vaccine could save your life. In that breath, Uber has partnered with Vaccine Finder to deliver a registered nurse and a vaccine kit for up to 10 people — of course on demand. Best of all the service is free, but the service is limited to just Boston, New York and DC from 10 am until 3 pm EST today, October 23, 2014. (IT news)

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Charlie Briefs You On Your Upcoming Meetings By Emailing You One-Pagers On Attendeesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  A new web application called Charlie has raised a seed round of $1.75 million led by Lightbank Capital. The product emails you short, automatically generated one-pagers detailing what you need to know about the people you’re about to meet with, based on your Google Calendar entries. Read More (IT news)

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Credit Suisse Launches Entrepreneurs Circle To Support African-American Entrepreneursview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Global investment bank Credit Suisse is launching a new initiative called the Entrepreneurs Circle to support African-American entrepreneurs in the U.S. The bank has selected 12 members to start the program, which will offer access to bank loans, members of the investment bank’s staff, and an ability to share tips and tactics for growing their business ventures among the membership. (IT news)

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Handbook For A New Era Of Crowdfundingview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Ever been to Indiegogo? Kickstarter? Spend any cash? What’d you leave with? Why does anyone buy a product that doesn’t exist yet…and may never exist? On the surface, crowdfunding seems to defy logic. Economists find the phenomenon of crowdfunding startling. If you think like an economist, crowdfunding shouldn’t work. But it does. (IT news)