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Zillow’s Home Price Estimates Now Reflect Edits Immediately — Zillow now makes it easier for homeowners to edit facts about their homes and have those changes immediately reflected in its price estimates. Zillow's so-called Zestimates are one of the key features of its service. For every house in the U.S., Zillow will try to estimate its current value.

Twenty20 Raises $8M, Launches Crowdsourced Photo-Licensing Service — Twenty20, the startup formerly known as Instacanvas, today announced that it has raised an $8 million Series A round led by Canaan Partners. With this funding round, Twenty20 has also finalized its transformation from printing service for Instagram pictures to photo-licensing service.

Docker Launches Its Container Orchestration Tools — Last December, Docker previewed its plans to launch a comprehensive set of orchestration tools for its container platform and, starting today, developers will be able to download and use all of these tools. Together, Docker Machine, Swarm and Compose are meant to make it easier for developers and system administrators to create and manage their portable applications on top of the Docker platform.

Google Makes A Push For The Mobile Enterprise Market With Launch Of Android For Work — At a small press event in San Francisco today, Google officially launched Android for Work, a set of technologies that makes it easier for companies to adopt Android and allows their users to bring their own devices to work.

MediaTemple Expands Its WordPress Hosting Service With New Pricing Plans, Features — Media Temple, the popular GoDaddy-owned web hosting service, today announced an expansion of its dedicated WordPress hosting service. Media Temple first launched dedicated WordPress hosting almost exactly a year ago. At the time, it only offered a single $29/month plan.

Google Never Actually Acquired Social Polling Startup Polar — A few months ago, TechCrunch, the Wall Street Journal and a number of other publications reported that Google had acquired the social polling startup Polar and that its founders were going to join the Google+ team. The company's spokesperson published a story about how he helped the team.

Google Publishes Chrome Experiment #1000 — Google's Chrome Experiments site, which highlights cool, developer-submitted interactive applications that run in the browser, has been online since 2009 - almost as long as Chrome itself has been around. Today, Google is publishing the 1,000th experiment on the site and it's launching a redesigned version of the site that is meant to showcase Polymer, Google's web components library.

Mirantis Partners With Google To Bring Kubernetes To OpenStack — Mirantis, a major player in the OpenStack ecosystem, today announced that it has partnered with Google to bring support for Kubernetes, Google's open-source project for managing containerized applications, to the OpenStack project. This new project uses OpenStack's Murano application catalog to make it easier to deploy and configure these new Kubernetes-based clusters and their respective Docker containers.

Twilio Acquires Two-Factor Authentication Service Authy — Twilio today announced that it has acquired Authy, a Y Combinator-backed startup that offers two-factor authentication services to end users, developers and enterprises. The two companies declined to disclose the financial details of the transaction. Authy says that about 6,000 sites currently use its service to protect their users.

Google Launches Invite Program To Bring Inbox To Google Apps For Work Customers — Last Fall, Google started its (slow) rollout of Inbox, its completely redesigned email experience for Gmail on the web and mobile. Even today, it's still an invite-only service (but invites are pretty easy to come by these days). Until now, however, it wasn't possible to use Inbox with Google Apps for Work accounts.
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Feb 27, 2015

Zillow’s Home Price Estimates Now Reflect Edits Immediately

Feb 26, 2015

Twenty20 Raises $8M, Launches Crowdsourced Photo-Licensing Service

Feb 25, 2015

Google Makes A Push For The Mobile Enterprise Market With Launch Of Android For Work

Feb 25, 2015

RT @TechCrunch: Google Makes A Push For The Mobile Enterprise Market With Launch Of Android For Work by @fredericl

Feb 24, 2015

Polling Site Polar Not Dead (Or Acquired By Google) After All

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