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With Hykoo, You Can Combine Video And Text To Create 12-Second Short Films — Despite all the mobile video apps out there, Gary Krieger said there's still something missing - a need he's trying to fill with his new app Hykoo. See, Vine has created its own set of stars, and Meerkat and Periscope offer new platforms for livestreaming, but Krieger pitched Hykoo as an attempt to build an Instagram for video (which, yes, Instagram itself is also doing ).

Ad Startup FameBit’s Long Tail Of Creators Grows To More Than 9K YouTubers — We hear more and more about the big stars of YouTube, but what about the creators who haven't quite reached superstar status? Well, if they're looking to connect with advertisers, startup FameBit aims to help.

Google Says “Vast Majority” Of Ads On Its Platforms Will Be Encrypted By June 15 — Google has been gradually moving all of its online services to HTTPS encryption - you may even remember the excitement wayyyy back in 2008, when Gmail switched to HTTPS. In a blog post published this morning, the company says that it's now working to switch its advertising over as well.

Following Merger With Addvocate, Trapit Launches A Combined Product For Social Sharing — Trapit, the combined company created from last year's merger of startups Addvocate and Trapit, is unveiling the main result of that merger today - a set of tools for "employee advocacy and social selling" that includes features from both companies.

99designs Raises $10M To Bring Its Design Marketplace To Japan — 99designs,the company that has popularized the crowdsourcing model where designers submit their work and compete to get paid, is announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Founded back in 2008, 99designs was bootstrapped for its first few years before raising a big $35 million round led by Accel Partners.

AOL Unveils One, Its Big Bet On Programmatic Ads — More than a year ago, AOL executives Tim Armstrong and Bob Lord first publicly outlined their plans to unify AOL's various ad products as a single platform called One. Today that platform is actually launching. The company bills One (or, to use the full name, One by AOL) as the platform where advertisers can optimize their ad campaigns across channels including video, display, and television.

Hello Alfred Raises $10.5M To Automate Your Chores — Hello Alfred, a startup that taps into existing on-demand services to automate your weekly chores, has raised $10.5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by NEA and Spark Capital, with participation from Sherpa Ventures and CrunchFund. (CrunchFund is backed by TechCrunch-owner AOL, and like TechCrunch, it was founded by Michael Arrington).

CrossChx Raises $15M To Identify Medical Patients And Fix Mistakes In Their Records — Healthcare startup CrossChx is announcing that it has raised $15 million in Series B funding. The company focuses on what it calls "global patient identification." That might sound a little arcane, but CrossChx says its technology can improve patient care and prevent identity theft. Basically, the company ties a patient's medical records to a single ID.

BuzzFeed Editor-In-Chief Ben Smith Says He “Blew It” By Removing Post Criticizing Dove — You might have heard about a BuzzFeed article criticizing a "condescending" Dove ad campaign (it asked women to walk through doors marked "beautiful" and "average") - but in the past couple of days, you wouldn't have been read it on BuzzFeed. Well, now it's back.

Ex Machina’s Stars Talk About Cinematic Robots And “Bro Billionaires” — A new science fiction movie called Ex Machina opens today - it's a tense, thought-provoking story, and one that may be particularly interesting to TechCrunch readers for its depiction of artificial intelligence and the way the characters struggle to understand the consciousness of the movie's robot, Ava.
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Apr 17, 2015

@KatEller Ha I’m just out here for the Lerer Hippeau summit and snuck out to do some writing

Apr 17, 2015

RT @HarrisonWeber: App I want: Vacation auto-responder guestbook. Where people leave you notes while you're gone only via stickers/emojis

Apr 17, 2015

RT @Annaleen: Some thoughts on Leap, the private bus system in San Francisco.…

Apr 17, 2015

@gauveyherbert It’s so weird when they turn my dreams into TV shows

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