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Pizza, Beer, Glory, And The All-Night London Hackathonview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Here in London, the Disrupt Europe hackathon is racing towards its conclusion, with its participants all prepping their presentations for judging later today. Last night, however, around midnight, fueled by a recent infusion of pizza and beer, TechCrunch went around to ask a few questions and cause a little mayhem. (IT news)

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The Groups App I Wish Facebook Would Buildview story

http://techcrunch.com –  About once a week, if not more, I find myself typing these words or something similar on Facebook: “I just PM’d you, check your ‘Other’ inbox.” Or, “sorry, I’m on mobile, I can’t get to the ‘Other’ inbox right now.” Or sometimes, just “bump.” If any of these phrases sound familiar, you’re probably also a memb (IT news)

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Virtual Fitting Room Startup Metail Raises Further $12M — Shunning UK VC Money Along The Wayview story

http://techcrunch.com –  “To be brutally honest, I’m not enamored with the UK VC scene and don’t rate it very much if at all from a technology business success perspective,” says Tom Adeyoola, co-founder and CEO of Metail. (IT news)

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B2X Raises $15M For Smartphone Care, Buys Apple Partner TSS In India For $45Mview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Two more signs of growth for B2X, a startup based out of Munich that is a little like a “Zendesk for smartphones” — creating solutions for handset makers and carriers so that customers can identify, report and fix problems with their devices. (IT news)

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Ooyala Buys Euro Video Ad Startup Videoplaza In Its First Acquisitionview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Ooyala, the video company that was acquired by Telstra earlier this year, has now made an acquisition of its own. It has bought Videoplaza, a UK-based video advertising startup. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but we are trying to find out. It’s potentially a very valuable deal when you consider the reach of Videoplaza. (IT news)

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Twitter’s Music Strategy: No App, Just Better Listeningview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Music is a special kind of content, and people discover it on Twitter. That’s why building a music experience outside the main Twitter app was a boondoggle, and treating music like any other piece of media within Twitter sells it short. (IT news)

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Android Lollipop Easter Egg Casts Andy The Android As Flappy Birdview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming soon, and shipping on Google’s new Nexus hardware, but a newly discovered Easter Egg in the build is already available in the developer preview. (IT news)

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Are American Tech Companies Disloyal?view story

http://techcrunch.com –  FBI Director James Comey had some choice words this week for startups and technology companies about their increasing use of encryption and their responsibilities to law enforcement. (IT news)

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Bag Week: The Pad & Quill Attacheview story

http://techcrunch.com –  If life was like Toy Story, and when we fell asleep, all of our inanimate objects suddenly came to life, the Pad & Quill Attache bag would be some super combo of both Woody and Buzz Lightyear. Socially, this bag would be the head honcho. With a beautiful, hand-crafted (and signed by that hand) leather exterior, the Attache laptop bag feels slightly Old-World. (IT news)

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Jolla Does Angry Birds Themed Android Launcher To Fling Its Sailfish OS Furtherview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Jolla, the Finnish smartphone startup that expanded the MeeGo open source project into its own Sailfish OS, has released its first Android launcher — to give users of Google’s mobile platform a taster of what its alternative OS has to offer. Read More (IT news)

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Google Ventures Unleashes Its Investment Strategy For Europeview story

http://techcrunch.com –  To start off our annual European conference, we brought the new Google Ventures Europe partners onstage at Disrupt Europe in London. The panel was mostly focused on explaining Google Ventures’ investment strategy for its European arm. In particular, Google Ventures will employ the same operational strategy as in the U.S., and will be looking for co-investors for most of its deals. (IT news)

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U.K. Government Keeping An Open Mind On Bitcoin, Says Digital Economy Ministerview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Ed Vaizey, the U.K.’s minister for the Digital Economy, has said the government is keeping an open mind about digital currencies as it continues a review of Bitcoin and its ilk which kicked off this summer. Read More (IT news)