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Everplans Raises New Cash To Expand Its End-Of-Life Planning Servicesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Everplans, the online service that helps people plan for the only certainty in life besides taxes, has raised new cash to bring to market a product for financial advisers and service providers in the new year. “We launched the product to consumers and we started to get calls from financial advisers, and insurers,” says Everplans co-founder and chief executive Abby Schneiderman. (IT news)

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Twitter Rallies On CEO Rumors, Positive Analyst Attentionview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Twitter had a strong day in the market, spiking more than 4 percent in midday trading before ending the day up a slightly more modest 3.67 percent. The company’s shares benefited from a positive ‘buy’ rating from Argus that included a $44 per-share price target. The company’s shares closed the day at $38.44 per share. (IT news)

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Datanyze Acquires LeadLedger, A Sales Tool That Tracks Tech Product Market Shareview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Sales startup Datanyze is announcing its first acquisition — it’s buying a similar service, LeadLedger. On a broad level, Datanyze and LeadLedger basically promise customers the same thing — they’re trying to help salespeople find new leads, particularly by tracking which websites are using competitors’ products, as well as overall market share. Read More (IT news)

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Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Sizeview story

http://techcrunch.com –  You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that’s just one foot long. The Phantom is a petite, spherical, all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles think may be the best sound in the world for around $2,000. Read More (IT news)

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The Blackberry Classic Is A Noble Throwback To The QWERTY Eraview story

http://techcrunch.com –  “You think you’ve got it/ Oh, you think you’ve got it/ But got it just don’t get it when there’s nothin’ at all.” Fast forward. It’s a week until 2015. Blackberry is on the ropes. The effort to bring Waterloo’s pride into this decade has largely fallen flat. New devices, slabs of glass with touchscreen keyboards, rule the day. (IT news)

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Who Do You Want To Give A Crunchies Award To Next Year?view story

http://techcrunch.com –  It’s the holiday season, and in the spirit of giving, the Crunchies Monkey made a visit to the TechCrunch office during our annual holiday party. He celebrated the year by exchanging gifts with a few of our TechCrunch staffers, handing out invitations to the 8th Annual Crunchies Awards Ceremony in the process. Read More (IT news)

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Twitter Users Can Now Track Tweet Impressions, Engagement Numbers Right In The iOS Appview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Twitter has once again expanded access to its analytics data, today introducing the ability to view your “tweet activity” on mobile. (IT news)

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Built In Brooklyn: Farmigo Brings Local Produce To Schools, Offices, And Homesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Food startup Farmigo is a San Francisco transplant — like me. The company was initially based on the West Coast, and it still has team members there (as well as in Tel Aviv, Israel). (IT news)

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LG launches G Pad 8.0 LTE in South Koreaview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – LG has finally launched the LTE variant of its G Pad 8.0 in South Korea. (IT news)

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A Gift Guide For Those Impossible To Shop For Peopleview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Everyone has someone on their list that is impossible to shop for. They have everything. In those times, it’s probably safe to give a nice bottle of whiskey. Or any of the items on the following list. There is no way they have everything listed below, but in case they do, default to the whiskey. That’s truly a gift that keeps on giving anyway. (IT news)

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Here’s What Google’s First Custom-Built Self-Driving Car Looks Like Nowview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Google has been working on self-driving cars for a few years now — but up until recently, they were mostly modifying the heck out of existing cars, not building a vehicle from the ground up. Back in May, they released a mockup of what they expected their first built-in-house vehicle to look like. Today, they’ve released a photo of the real deal. Read More (IT news)

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Yahoo Aviate Can Now Search For Apps, Contacts And The Web – Without Launching A Browserview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Aviate, the mobile homescreen application Yahoo acquired at the beginning of the year, has today received a notable update that will allow Android smartphone owners to search for contacts or apps installed on their device, or search across the web, all from a single interface. (IT news)