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Twitter Taps Partner Data To Help Marketers Target Their Ads — Twitter announced a new ad targeting feature today called partner audiences, allowing Twitter advertisers to aim their ads at audiences like "coffee buyers" and "cereal buyers."

Swiftype Raises $13M More For Its Smarter Site And App Search — Y Combinator-incubated search startup Swiftype has raised $13 million in Series B funding. When I first covered the company back in 2012, the pitch was pretty straightforward - it provided customizable search tools that didn't suck to sites like TechCrunch.

Visually Raises $3.3M As Its Content Marketplace Expands Beyond Infographics —, a startup that helps companies create infographics, videos, and more, has raised $3.3 million in additional funding. The company launched with an infographic-building tool before switching to more of a marketplace model - by the time it raised its $8.1 million Series A last year, was billing itself a marketplace for "visual content," a category that also includes videos and interactive graphics.

CrowdFlower Launches Open Data Project Covering Everything From Climate Change To #ThatDress — Crowdsourcing company CrowdFlower allows businesses to tap into a distributed workforce of 5 million contributors for basic tasks like sentiment analysis. Today it's releasing some of that data to the public through its new Data for Everyone initiative.

Cylindo Raises $1M To Create 3D Furniture Models And Expand In The US — Product visualization startup Cylindo has raised $1 million in new funding. CEO Janus Jagd told me the company emerged from his own struggles moving into a new apartment, where he and his girlfriend wanted to visualize how their living room would look with a bunch of new furniture.

ToutApp Raises $15M To Build Email Tools For Salespeople — Email-focused startup ToutApp has raised a $15 million Series B led by Andreessen Horowitz. The company started out as an email-tracking tool, but founder and CEO Taweed Kader told me that his team discovered that salespeople "used the product the most, complained the least, and stuck around the longest" - so ToutApp decided to do a " zoom in pivot " and focus on that customer base.

Livestream Revamps Its Hardware Lineup With Smaller, Cheaper Broadcaster Mini — Livestream is planning to make it even easier and more affordable to (you guessed it) livestream video with the launch of a new product called the Broadcaster Mini. The Mini is part of a two-pronged refresh of the Broadcaster, which launched about three years ago and allows customers to livestream from any camera.

Overdressed | TechCrunch — If you were offline between, say, 7pm and 10pm Eastern last night, boy, things must have seemed real weird when you logged back onto Twitter. Despite what you might have heard, BuzzFeed did not invent the optical illusion. " The Dress," as it immediately became known, is but one in a long line of images that trick the eye and the brain.

Kochava Acquires InferSystems For Mobile Ad Optimization — Mobile analytics provider Kochava is announcing that it has acquired Toronto-based ad tech company InferSystems, and it's using InferSystems technology to build a product called the Kochava Optimization Beacon. As explained to me by Kochava CEO Charles Manning, the new product allows company to move beyond mobile ad measurement into optimization.

Citymaps Raises $6M As Its Mapping App Goes Global — Mapping startup Citymaps today announced a new $6 million funding round. The company's app, which was previously available on iOS, also launched on Android, and it expanded its previously US-centric coverage to 80 million points of interest across the world. So why would you need another mapping app?
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Mar 05, 2015

RT @nitehawkcinema: CRITTERS: They're small, they're hungry & they've got foul mouths. Our kind of aliens. #35mm htt…

Mar 05, 2015

@DonJBaron Don’t land until Friday night, I’m afraid! (Though hey if you want it my email address is in my twitter bio)

Mar 05, 2015

@fromedome @alexia @mat In the future, everyone will be an MAU for 15 milliseconds

Mar 05, 2015

@alexia i was going to reply with a screenshot of my timeline, but then @fromedome’s tweet disappeared

Mar 05, 2015

Setting up a filter to redirect any email with the words “breakfast meeting” to spam

Mar 05, 2015

“Simply send in a Lyft moustache with the driver's blood smeared on it.”…

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