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Lightbank Invests $650,000 In Walk.by, A New Platform Connecting Local Merchants With Online Shoppers By Way Of Smartphonesview story

http://techcrunch.com – Lightbank has invested $650,000 in its own Founder-in-Residence Josh Hernandez’s new startup, Walk.by, a platform for bringing local merchants into the e-commerce world by way of smartphones. (IT news)

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Facebook Still Reigns Supreme With Teens, But Social Media Interest Dwindlingview story

http://techcrunch.com – Teens still love Facebook. No news there. (IT news)

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Website Testing Service Optimizely Raises $28M Round Led By Benchmark, Plans Global Expansionview story

http://techcrunch.com – Optimizely, a Y Combinator-incubated startup that helps companies A/B test different versions of their websites, has raised $28 million in Series A funding. That would be a sizable Series A for most startups, but it’s a particularly big step for Optimizely, which had only raised $3.2 million thus far. (IT news)

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Elon Musk Dares To Have A Political Opinion On Twitterview story

http://techcrunch.com – No more political comments for me now that I’ve shot off both my feet. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 9, 2013 Twitter is an extraordinary tool in so many ways. But, it’s a troll-lined black hole for civic dialogue. Last night, serial inventor Elon Musk dared to express a political opinion on Twitter and paid the price. (IT news)

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Facebook Phone Review: “HTC First” Decorates Home With Extra Alerts But A Shabby Cameraview story

http://techcrunch.com – After years of rumors, the Facebook Phone aka the HTC First finally launches April 12th for $99 on AT&T. It’s light and supple, plus comes with a suped-up version of Facebook Home pre-installed that pipes in non-Facebook notifications, but the 5MP Camera is a let down. (IT news)

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Foundation Capital Raises $282M For Seventh Fund, Will Focus Mainly On Early-Stage Investmentsview story

http://techcrunch.com – Foundation Capital is announcing its seventh fund, Foundation Capital Fund VII. The VC firm has raised $282 million in new capital, bringing total capital under management to $2.7 billion over 17 years. (IT news)

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Twitter Pushes Android App Update To Fix The “Me” Tab Bugview story

http://techcrunch.com – Over the weekend, we told you about an issue with Twitter’s Android update from last Wednesday. The issue centered around the “Me” tab not loading properly, just giving you a spinning wheel on a white screen. Users took to Twitter to complain about the bug, saying that they couldn’t access important features on the screen, like reading DMs and switching accounts. (IT news)

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Report: 46% Of Social Login Users Still Choose Facebook, But Google Is Quickly Gaining Groundview story

http://techcrunch.com – Since Google launched its Google+ sign-ins earlier this year, social logins have suddenly become a hot topic again. (IT news)

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YC-Backed TapIn.TV Evolves Into Framebase, Aims To Make Building Video Products Less Painfulview story

http://techcrunch.com – Sometimes, the business you should be building is hidden beneath the one you already are. Back in early 2012, four friends set out to build TapIn.TV. As one of many competitors in the crowded live mobile video broadcasting space, TapIn.TV focused almost entirely on video. (IT news)

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Just Six Months After Being Acquired, Twitter's Vine Hits #1 Free Spot On Apple's App Storeview story

http://techcrunch.com – Twitter acquired the mini-video-taking app Vine last October before it ever launched, sending everyone into a frenzy about the company getting into the video space. In late January, Twitter finally launched the app to much applause. (IT news)