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WyzAnt Lands $21.5M From Accel To Take Its Tutoring Marketplace Global And Mobileview story

http://techcrunch.com – Building an online marketplace for local services is a tricky proposition, especially at scale. It takes time to recruit a stable of service providers, to offer deep coverage within local markets and maintain the quality of service (and the trust of customers) as the marketplace expands into new cities. (IT news)

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WTB: Playstation Network PSN $10 Codeview story

http://hardforum.com – Anyone got a $10 code free with their PS4 that they don't want? Please PM me with how much you want for it. I bought one from here for $7.50 last week. I can pay with PayPal or Amazon. Heat: somenobody (97-0-0) Can mod delete or move this? I thought I was in the "For Sale" forum. Sorry. (Hardware)

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What adapter for mSATA SSD? (Micron C400)view story

http://hardforum.com – I was given this mSATA SSD from someone who didn't want to deal with it (from a work computer). http://www.micron.com/products/solid...c400-msata-ssd I was looking on Amazon for a mSATA to SATA adapter but some were saying "Not compatible with so-and-so type of mSATA device" and reviews would say "Not compatible with my type of mSATA". (Hardware)

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Amazon offering Kindle Fire HDX with a payment planview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Did Christmas shopping burn a whole in your pocket? If so, don’t worry because Amazon is offering a payment plan to get their Kindle Fire HDX. Both the 7-inch and 8.9-inch models are available through the plan. Eligible customers can pay for the device over the four months, with the cost being divided among them. The WiFi models will set you back $57 and $94.75 each month, respectively. (IT news)

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[Deal] Chromecast available for $29 at Amazon and Best Buyview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Haven’t gotten your hands on a Chromecast yet? Well, now is probably the best time to do so. At Amazon and Best Buy, Google’s HDMI dongle is available for just $29.99, down from the usual $35 price. And if you are a member of Amazon Student, you can take off an additional $5 so you just have to pay $24. (IT news)

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[Deal] Grab the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom for as little as a penny at Amazonview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is not a device for the typical smartphone buyer, but for those who are interested in it, Amazon has a great deal if you are willing to be tied to AT&T for a couple years. For individuals signing up for a new 2-year contract with AT&T, Amazon will sell you the Galaxy S4 Zoom for a mere penny. (IT news)

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Facebook Launches “Donate” Button For Non-Profits That Also Collects Billing Info For Itselfview story

http://techcrunch.com – Facebook unveiled a “Donate Now” button today to make it much easier for non-profits to take contributions. A nice side effect for its business? (IT news)

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With $5.3M In Funding, Entitle Launches E-Book Service Emphasizing Ownership And Big Titlesview story

http://techcrunch.com – In the past few months, we’ve seen the launch of several e-book subscription services using a Netflix-style pricing model, where users pay a monthly fee and get access to any title in the catalog. A new service called Entitle is going in a different direction — users still pay a subscription fee, but they can only download a few books each month. Isn’t that a worse deal? (IT news)

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Amazon Reportedly Buys Mobile Payments Startup Gopago, Working On An ‘Ambitious’ New Projectview story

http://techcrunch.com – Looks like Amazon may have quietly made another acquisition, and another move to expand its role in the world of mobile: Italian newspapers are reporting that the e-commerce giant has acquired Gopago, a startup that offers consumers an iOS or Android mobile app to pre-pay for goods before picking them up at a store, and retailers a point-of-sale system to process those orders and more. Gopago, fou (IT news)

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My Long Road To Self-Publishingview story

http://techcrunch.com – After blindly supporting it for a number of years, I’ve decided to crowdfund my own project, a novel that I wrote for my son, and then write about the experience for you guys. Today I’d like to talk about my own experiences in publishing and why I think crowdfunding is, at the very least, a viable alternative to the traditional models. (IT news)