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College Messaging App DormChat Takes On Yik Yak With Backing From ff Venture Capitalview story

http://techcrunch.com –  DormChat aims to give people a new way to message each other that’s location-based and anonymity-optional — and it’s starting with college students. The iOS app was released earlier this year and is already available on more than 200 college campuses, including founder Adam Michalski’s alma mater Penn State. (IT news)

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Yelp Buys Restaurant-Kritik To Expand Its Presence In Germanyview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Yelp has boosted its presence in Europe after announcing the acquisition of Restaurant-Kritik, a restaurant review service in Germany. Restaurant-Kritik claims to have over 330,000 reviews of more than 94,000 restaurants across Germany. Read More (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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Amazon Rewards Visa Cards Now Compatible With Apple Payview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Amazon said it would be making its Rewards Visa from Chase compatible with the new Apple Pay system earlier this week, and the integration is already out the door. Amazon had said it would support it sometime, though they didn’t specify an exact timeline, so seeing it roll out this quickly is likely a pleasant surprise for card owners. (IT news)

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Bitcasa Ends Unlimited Storageview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Bitcasa, a cloud storage service that initially made waves with a low cost unlimited storage offer is scrapping this option entirely — claiming it’s not being used enough to justify the high costs of dealing with a small group of what it dubs Terms of Service abusers. Read More (IT news)

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Here’s A Sneak Peak At MotionSavvy’s UNI Sign Language Interpretation Deviceview story

http://techcrunch.com –  MotionSavvy, the San Francisco startup working on tech to help the deaf communicate, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to commercialize its first product, UNI. The UNI app works with Leap Motion technology to translate each hand sign from American sign language and translates it into audible words on a tablet. (IT news)

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Amazon Fire Phone Flopsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Given that Amazon was tanking the price of the Fire Phone down to 99 cents two months after launch (leading to many a “Fire sale!” joke), this probably won’t come as much of a surprise: the Fire Phone isn’t a success. (IT news)

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Australian Service Directory Site Oneflare Raises $876,000 For International Expansionview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Oneflare, a local services marketplace based in Sydney, Australia, has raised an additional $1 million AUD (about $876,000), bringing its total funding so far to $1.5 million AUD (about $1.3 million). Investors include Les Szekely of Equity Venture Partners, Garry Visontay, of the Sydney Seed Fund and Dr. Jeffrey Tobias of The Strategy Group. (IT news)

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Amazon Tanks 10% After Reporting Larger Than Expected Third Quarter Lossview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Amazon reported lower than expected revenue in its third quarter, and a larger than expected loss. Analysts expected the company to lose $0.74 on revenue of $20.84 billion. Instead, Amazon lost $0.95 per share on revenue of $20.58 billion. That per-share loss works out to a net loss for the firm of $437 million. Read More (IT news)

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Microsoft Up 3% After Reporting Better Than Expected FQ1 Revenue Of $23.20B, EPS Of $0.54view story

http://techcrunch.com –  After gaining more than 1 percent in regular trading, Microsoft reported its fiscal first quarter 2015 earnings: Revenue totaled $23.20 billion in the period, leading to profits of $0.54 per share. The revenue figure represents a 25 percent year-over-year increase, a large piece of which is due to the Nokia hardware acquisition. Read More (IT news)