The Iconic Picks Up A $26M Round To Build Out Online Fashion In Australia, As Rocket Internet's Global March Continuesview story

http://techcrunch.com – Rocket Internet, the incubator run by Berlin’s Samwer brothers, has picked up hundreds of millions of dollars ($837 million, in fact) in funding this year for its e-commerce startups, with much of that focused on emerging markets, but today comes news of another significant investment for a far-flung part of the developed world. (IT news)

Second Life Maker Linden Lab Buys Desura For Games Distribution, Plans To Keep It Openview story

http://techcrunch.com – Linden Lab is continuing with its mini-acquisition spree in gaming: it has just announced that it is buying Desura, a Australia-based digital distribution service for PC gamers. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but it follows on from the company’s acquisition of LittleTextPeople in February 2012 and Blocksworld in January of this year. (IT news)

Raspberry Pi makes wardriving coolerview story

http://www.linuxandlife.com – Wardriving is the act of searching for Wifi networks by a someone on a vehicle, using a laptop, smartphone or personal digital assistant. (Distributions)

Boot troubles.view story

http://forums.androidcentral.com – First time poster, not very long lurker. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300T from Vodafone in Australia. I rooted the phone around 2 months ago using Odin. (HowTos)

50M Matches Strong, Hot Mobile Dating App Tinder Is Ready To Go Global, And Move Beyond Flirtingview story

http://techcrunch.com – Digital dating is nothing to scoff at; it’s a big business, and it’s changed a lot of lives — mostly for the better. Yet, while dating has seen enormous progress during the Digital Era, there’s still a lot garbage out there, and the space is still mostly dominated by a handful of old names. (IT news)

CrowdOptic Raises Another $1M To Build Experiences Based On Where Your Phone Is Pointingview story

http://techcrunch.com – CrowdOptic, a startup with technology for identifying where people are pointing their smartphone cameras, has raised another $1 million in funding. When I’ve spoken to the team in the past, they’ve emphasized the ways this could be used to create new types of social interactions — if people are attending a live event and pointing their cameras at the same thing, they can start chatting (IT news)

BuyReply Raises $1 Million From Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures & Others For An SMS, Email & Twitter-Based E-Commerce Solutionview story

http://techcrunch.com – BuyReply, a company that has developed a new platform for e-commerce that allows consumers to purchase items from offline medium, such as TV, print, newspapers and more using email, SMS, or Twitter, has raised $1 million in seed funding, from Peter Thiel’s international fund Valar Ventures, along with Square Peg Ventures (Paul Bassat, founder of SEEK), Adrian MacKenzie, and others. Based in (IT news)

Now In Search Of Its Second Cohort, AcceleratorHK Wants To Boost Hong Kong's Nascent Startup Sceneview story

http://techcrunch.com – Hong Kong’s startup scene is still in its infancy, but the founders of AcceleratorHK, the city’s first accelerator program, have high hopes that it will become one of Asia’s leading tech hubs. AcceleratorHK, which is sponsored by Telerik, is now seeking the second batch of startups from within and outside of Hong Kong for its fourteen week incubator AcceleratorHK. (IT news)

Linux Mint Debian 201303 released!view story

http://blog.linuxmint.com – The team is proud to announce the release of LMDE 201303. Screenshots LMDE 201303 Cinnamon Edition LMDE 201303 MATE Edition Highlights Update Pack 6 MATE 1.4 Cinnamon 1.6 Installer improvements (graphical timezone and keyboard selection, support for installation on multiple HDD, slideshow, webcam and face picture support) Device Driver Manager Plymouth splash screen If you’re new to LMDE, welc (Distributions)

Google Expands Chromebooks’ Geographic Availabilityview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is opening up geographic availability of the Acer, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) and Samsung Chromebooks to Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands to consumers, businesses and schools, according to a company blog post. “Many of you around the world have told us you’re eager to get your hands on a Chromebook, so we’ve been working with our part (IT news)