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)

MyOptique Raises Another £8M To Grow Internationally And Acquire Othersview story

http://techcrunch.com – A million years ago (ok, back in 2005), Glasses Direct was founded in the UK. It wasn’t quite Warby Parker, but it did help pioneer the whole wave of online optometrist startups. (IT news)

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella On Outgoing CEO Ballmer’s Legacy, Management Style, And Visionview story

http://techcrunch.com – ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley today published an interview with Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, one of its key executives and a candidate to be its next CEO. The discussion as written focuses on the legacy and style of the company’s outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer, with whom Nadella has worked closely. Given the CEO buzz about Nadella, his views, and criticisms of Ballmer matter. (IT news)

Salon Booking Platform StyleSeat Goes Mobile, Ahead Of Upcoming Series Aview story

http://techcrunch.com – Salon-booking service StyleSeat has finally made its way to mobile, after seeing its smartphone usage increase from 15% during the company’s first year (2011) to now 78% of total usage today. (IT news)

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)

Trustev Adds $500K From Notion Capital To Capitalise On The Ecommerce Boomview story

http://techcrunch.com – Ecommerce fraud prevention startup Trustev is on something of a roll. Having recently closed a $3 million seed round from investors including Greycroft Partners, Mangrove Capital Partners, ACT Venture Capital, Telefónica’s Wayra and Enterprise Ireland, it’s now adding to this with a $500,000 investment from enterprise-specialist VCs Notion Capital. (IT news)

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)

Comcast Will Spend Millions Developing And Promoting Khan Academy To Encourage Low-Income Broadband Adoptionview story

http://techcrunch.com – Comcast has committed to pumping millions of dollars into a joint partnership with Khan Academy that will pay for product development of its free, online education and promote it alongside Comcast’s cheap broadband access tier Internet Essentials for low-income families. (IT news)

Why Does Google Need So Many Robots? To Jump From The Web To The Real Worldview story

http://techcrunch.com – Why does Google need robots? Because it already rules your pocket. The mobile market, except for the slow rise of wearables, is saturated. There are millions of handsets around the world, each one connected to the Internet and most are running either Android or iOS. (IT news)

Electrical Frequency Sound From Large Transformer?view story

http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com – Along this beach promenade in Thailand adjacent to a tourist/business district. There are about 6 transformers (2meters x 3meters x 4meters) along a 2 km distance. The project objective was to put power spaghetti lines underground. There is no " electrical frequency sound" around them and it looks like they have been abandoned and in disrepair. (Embedded)