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Microsoft Appears To Pre-Announce Its Purchase Of Email Startup Acompli

techcrunch.com — Whoops. Welcome to literal fait accompli. A short, unfinished blog listed as written by Microsoft corporate vice president Rajesh Jha hit the RSS wires earlier today. Here's what it looked like: It led to the following URL: http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2014/11/25/microsoft-acquires-acompli/. In case you missed it, the URL slug says "Microsoft Acquires Acompli."
Nov 27, 2014

Nice find by @alex TechCrunch: Microsoft Appears To Pre-Announce Its Purchase Of Email Startup Acompli tcrn.ch/1y38lWq

Nov 27, 2014

Microsoft Appears To Pre-Announce Its Purchase Of Email Startup Acompli tcrn.ch/11We0k2

Nov 26, 2014

If this pans out, smart move by Microsoft. Acompli is by far my fav email app on iOS (the Android version needs work) techcrunch.com/2014/11/26/mic…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @CaseyNewton: In April I called Acompli a powerhouse email app for Outlook users. theverge.com/2014/4/24/5645… Now looks like MS bought: techcrunch.com/2014/11/26/mic…

Nov 26, 2014

First Twitter DM fail, now Microsoft appears to accidentally announce acquisition plans techcrunch.com/2014/11/26/mic… via @alex

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Goldman Sachs Invests $36M In Korean Food Delivery App Baedal Minjok

techcrunch.com — Seoul's startup industry has been awash with major funding news over the past few weeks. Earlier this month, Yello Mobile and game developer 4:33 Creative Lab Game Studio each disclosed that they had raised $100 million or more.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @CatherineShu: Another big raises for a Seoul-based startup: Goldman Sachs Invests $36M In Korean Food Delivery App Baedal Minjok tcrn.ch/1pqc0uD

Nov 27, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Goldman Sachs Invests $36M In Korean Food Delivery App Baedal Minjok tcrn.ch/1pqc0uD by @catherineshu

Nov 27, 2014

Another big raises for a Seoul-based startup: Goldman Sachs Invests $36M In Korean Food Delivery App Baedal Minjok tcrn.ch/1pqc0uD

iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Are Shifting Reading Away From iPad, Study Finds

techcrunch.com — When Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it seemed likely that the larger screens on the devices would naturally lead to them assuming some of the functions of the iPad, giving users fewer reasons to turn to their tablets.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @nereidadin: MT niubi haven’t touched my iPad since got 6+ except 2 put in drawer techcrunch.com/2014/11/26/iph… | Less true if you used iPad mini before.

Nov 26, 2014

This data should surprise no one: iPhone 6, 6 Plus taking readers away from iPad tcrn.ch/1tubjvF

Nov 26, 2014

Nifty research from @getpocketbook: iPhone upgraders spent more time reading on larger screens, less time w/iPads techcrunch.com/2014/11/26/iph…

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How To Opt Out Of Twitter’s New Thing That Tracks Which Apps You Install

techcrunch.com — Twitter is now keeping track of which apps you have on your phone, and sending that data back to the mothership (birds nest?) Is it the worst offense in the world? Nah - they're not exactly perusing your browsing history and sending it to your grandmother, here.

Mobile Marketplace Carousell Raises $6M Series A Led By Sequoia Capital

techcrunch.com — Carousell, a mobile app marketplace that lets sellers upload items with a few taps on their smartphones, has raised $6 million Series A funding led by Sequoia Capital. The Singaporean startup's existing investors, Rakuten Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups, and serial entrepreneur Darius Cheung, also returned for this round, which brings Carousell's total raised so far to $6.8 million.
Nov 26, 2014

Another big investment in Singapore this week as mobile marketplace Carousell raises $6M tcrn.ch/1FtNRVP

Nov 26, 2014

Mobile Marketplace Carousell Raises $6M Series A Led By Sequoia Capital tcrn.ch/1FtNRVP

Tiger Global Raises $2.5 Billion For New Deals

techcrunch.com — Investment firm Tiger Global has been hunting down deals all year, and now it has a lot more cash to run down new prey. According to an SEC filing, the firm closed $2.5 billion in new funding, that comes a little more than 6 months after it raised a $1.5 billion fund in April.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @jonrussell: Tiger Global Raises $2.5 Billion For New Deals tcrn.ch/1tlfwmc lots of this is likely to go into India

Google.com Domain Should Be Covered By Search De-Listing, Say European Regulators

techcrunch.com — Google has kicked against it. Eric Schmidt was doing so in public only last month. But European regulators are now stipulating the so called ' right to be forgotten ' ruling should apply to search results displayed on Google.com, not just on European sub-domains such as Google.co.uk.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Google.com domain should be covered by search de-listing, say European regulators tcrn.ch/1yXJKPT

Nov 26, 2014

This is crazy: EU regulators want ‘right to be forgotten‘ to be applied to Google.com domain. techcrunch.com/2014/11/26/rtb…

Twitter’s New App Tracking Capabilities To Help Personalize User Timelines, Benefit Advertisers

techcrunch.com — Starting today, Twitter users on iOS and Android devices will be alerted to a change in the type of data the social network is collecting on them, and will be offered the option to opt-out by adjusting their settings.
Nov 27, 2014

Twitter wants to track your apps to improve your timeline & engagement. Other apps already do this btw. tcrn.ch/1vOTzT7

Nov 26, 2014

Twitter’s New App Tracking Capabilities To Help Personalize User Experience, Benefit Advertisers: ift.tt/1y2wQTG

Tumblr Overtakes Instagram As Fastest-Growing Social Platform, Snapchat Is The Fastest-Growing App

techcrunch.com — With 1.35 billion active monthly users, Facebook continues to be the world's largest social network by some margin, but when it comes to picking up new users, it appears to have reached a saturation point. Research out today from the Global Web Index notes that Tumblr's active user base in the last six months grew by 120%, while Facebook's grew by only 2%.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Tumblr overtakes Instagram as the fastest-growing social platform tcrn.ch/1rvKasp

Nov 26, 2014

can we talk about the 'Tumblr = the fastest growing social platform' study? this believable? techcrunch.com/2014/11/25/tum… pic.twitter.com/oKFCBSrA6U

Nov 26, 2014

Tumblr Overtakes Instagram As Fastest-Growing Social Platform, Snapchat Is The Fastest-Growing App tcrn.ch/1rcdhqg via @techcrunch

Nov 26, 2014

Tumblr Overtakes Instagram As Fastest-Growing Social Platform, Snapchat Is The Fastest-Growing App: techcrunch.com/2014/11/25/tum… via @TechCrunch

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Unity 4.6 Finally Brings The Long Promised User Interface Creator

techcrunch.com — Good news, everyone! Once upon a time, Unity promised to overhaul the way developers would build user interfaces in their Unity-powered games. This was roughly around the time man discovered fire*. [* In non-snark time, it was about a year and a half ago] At long last, Unity has shipped version 4.6 of its visual game development system - and with it, the long promised UI editor.
Nov 26, 2014

Legit excited about this. Making game interfaces in Unity used to be dreadful: techcrunch.com/2014/11/26/uni… tip @techmeme

Nov 26, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Unity 4.6 Finally Brings The Long Promised User Interface Creator tcrn.ch/1yc4cgE by @grg

U.K. Government Points Finger Of Blame At Web Firms For Counter-Terror Failures

techcrunch.com — The U.K. government is once again amping up counter-terrorism rhetoric against Internet companies, with Prime Minister David Cameron telling Parliament yesterday that digital communications firms' networks are "being used to plot murder and mayhem", and asserting that web companies have a "social responsibility to act on this".

The Snowden Effect, Quantified

techcrunch.com — The failure of the USA Freedom Act in the Senate earlier this month was a disappointment to many in favor of reforming the National Security Agency. The bill, far from perfect, and certainly incomplete in its scope was thought of by some as a possible first step.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @BobAckerman: The Privacy Wave is Coming... The Snowden Effect, Quantified tcrn.ch/1HGxrgS via @techcrunch

Applause Raises $765K From Salesforce CEO For Its Revamped Weight Loss App

techcrunch.com — If you're worried about blowing your diet over the holidays - or perhaps, thinking about making a New Year's resolution to "eat healthy" (you know, again) - an app called Applause, now seed funded by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, may help.
Nov 26, 2014

Applause Raises $765K From Salesforce CEO For Its Revamped Weight Loss App: ift.tt/1ycntyv

Rocket Internet-Backed Jumia Raises $150M For Its African E-Commerce Business

techcrunch.com — Rocket Internet-backed Jumia is in the money today, after the Africa-based e-commerce company announced it has raised €120 million ($150 million) in new funding. The company confirmed that the round values it at €445 million ($555 million). Jumia sells a range of products, from clothes, to electronics, cosmetics and even alcohol.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Rocket Internet-Backed Jumia Raises $150M For Its African E-Commerce Business tcrn.ch/1pmo7IZ by @jonrussell

Nov 26, 2014

Rocket Internet’s African #ecommerce business Jumia raises $150m in new funding to value company at $555m - techcrunch.com/2014/11/26/roc…

Expressiv Is An Irish MIDI Guitar With Some Groovy Light Effects, Man

techcrunch.com — Hey, man, is that a MIDI guitar with amazing internal lighting effects? Well turn it up! Hot on the heels of the GTar and the Jamstik we present the Expressive, a guitar designed by Rob O'Reilly. The Kickstarter, which ends today, sold the guitars for about $450 and aims to ship in March.
Nov 26, 2014

Expressiv Is An Irish MIDI Guitar With Some Groovy Light Effects, Man wp.me/p1FaB8-4yXa

GoPro Could Go Robo With Consumer Drones Launching Next Year

techcrunch.com — GoPro is working on a lineup of consumer drones to supplement its action camera lineup, according to the Wall Street Journal. The new product category would offer aerial drones like the Parrot Bebop and DJI Phantom and Inspire 1.

Firefox Redesigns Its Search Interface Ahead Of Yahoo Switch

techcrunch.com — Last week we learned that Mozilla had made a pact with Yahoo to switch Firefox's the default search engine in to a yet-to-be launched new version of Yahoo's Bing-powered search experience.
Nov 26, 2014

Firefox Redesigns Its Search Interface Ahead Of Yahoo Switch tcrn.ch/1rlZ6Pr

Emojiary Is A Mobile Diary App Where You Visualize Your Feelings With Emoji

techcrunch.com — Regularly journaling your thoughts and feelings is a good way to "check in with yourself," raise your self-awareness and connect with your intuition, but it can also be a time-consuming activity that most of us don't have time for, given our busy lives.
Nov 26, 2014

Emojiary Is A Mobile Diary App Where You Visualize Your Feelings With Emoji: ift.tt/15yyZL8

Citizens Grab Your Cameras, We Are Little Brother

techcrunch.com — Dystopian futures have always imagined governments oppressing us with surveillance. Under the all-seeing, all-hearing eyes and ears of Big Brother, free will is curtailed and only "approved" behavior is allowed. Edward Snowden revealed this was no conspiracy theory, and we wouldn't have to wait for the future.
Nov 26, 2014

The tools of the State can also empower its citizens. So: Grab Your Cameras, We Are Little Brother tcrn.ch/1thlfcL via @techcrunch

Nov 25, 2014

Citizens Grab Your Cameras, We Are Little Brother tcrn.ch/1thlfcL

Nov 25, 2014

Citizens Grab Your Cameras, We Are Little Brother tcrn.ch/1thlfcL My thoughts on #Ferguson, and how we can use surveillance for good