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Apple Resets App Ratings For Developers Affected By App Crashing Bug, But Negative Reviews Remain

One more update on this week’s “app-ocalypse” – Apple says it has resolved the issue which caused iOS and Mac apps to crash upon launch, and it has now pushed out new, untainted updates to fix the previously corrupted apps. But in developers’ minds, the bigger worry here had been what to do about all those angry, one-star customer reviews related to crashes which were not their faul...

06 Jul 2:16 PM 0 Read More...

Mobile Gaming Startup Zipline Games Raises $750,000 More From Seattle Angels

So can we all agree that the future of gaming is mobile, and if you’re not building fun apps for your game studio, you’re missing out on a huge potential audience and huge monetization opportunity? If there’s any lesson from the success of Rovio’s Angry Birds or OMGPOP’s Draw Something, it’s that people love nothing more than putzing around on their mobile phones when they’ve go...

06 Jul 1:00 PM 0 Read More...

Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Student Competition Turns 10, Gets Underway In Sydney

Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is probably one of the world’s most best-known student technology competitions and Microsoft itself likes to call it “the world’s premier student technology competition.” Every year, thousands of local teams compete to represent their country in the finals. Over the last 10 years, over 1.65 million students from over 190 countries have participated in the eve...

06 Jul 8:30 AM 0 Read More...

Higgs Boson For The Layman

Yesterday afternoon, I was looking for a science-obsessed TC writer to take on the Higgs Boson story. Instead, I got an extremely elegant Yammer summation of the discovery news from TechCrunch executive assistant Greg Barto. It’s pretty self-explanatory. When I asked him later via text where he learned about physics, Greg said, “My dad got me into it as a kid. Also been a fan of Steven Ha...

06 Jul 6:31 AM 0 Read More...

British Airways Borders On Creepy With “Know Me” Google Identity Check

British Airways is using Google Images to develop passenger dossiers for checking people out as they come through the gate. Now that’s what you call customer service. At least that’s British Airways spin. Privacy advocates have a different take. According to The Evening Standard, the airline is facing considerable backlash today after it announced a plan to launch a program called “Know...

06 Jul 5:32 AM 0 Read More...

500Friends Predicts And Rewards Big Retailers’ Most Valuable Customers

Not all customers are created equal — that’s the idea behind a new product from Y Combinator-backed loyalty startup 500Friends. The company already allowed businesses to reward customers for activity like referring friends, writing reviews, checking in on Foursquare, and so on. Recently, however, it released an enterprise product that does a lot more. CEO Justin Yoshimura says the new pro...

06 Jul 3:01 AM 0 Read More...

Ridejoy Will Roll Out Drivers’ License Verification, Re-Launch ‘BurningManRides’ On Tuesday

Seeking to stand out in a crowded field of questionably differentiable ride-sharing companies, Ridejoy will release digital identification verification for driver’s licenses and passports on Tuesday. They will also offer optional background checks and re-launch BurningManRides.com. “Safety is the biggest concern people have about ridesharing and collaborative consumption in general, and s...

06 Jul 2:27 AM 0 Read More...

Big Data Startup Clustrix Raises $6.75 Million From Sequoia And Others To Build Scalable Databases

Pretty much everyone nowadays is chasing after the opportunity to take a shit-ton of unstructured data, and well, structure it. That means taking huge databases and making them searchable. Which is exactly the business that Clustrix is in. The company was founded in 2005 and about two years ago, it launched a proprietary database appliance that provides SQL database functionality at like, lim...

06 Jul 1:27 AM 0 Read More...

Nielsen: Digital Music Sales Up 14% So Far This Year, On Pace To Set New Sales Record

Nielsen today announced its 2012 mid-year SoundScan numbers for the U.S. and the trends look pretty familiar: digital album sales were up 14% compared to the same time period last year and digital track sales were up 6%. Overall, music sales were up 6%, though overall album sales were down a little bit (-0.6%), as the sales numbers of physical CDs continues to drop. Still, Nielsen says CD alb...

05 Jul 11:55 PM 0 Read More...

Fab.com For The Mass Market: NoMoreRack Sees $46M In 2012 Revenue With No Outside Funding

eCommerce is going through a second revolution, and flash sales have become a big part of that story over the last two years. Sites like Gilt, Rue La La and Fab have been getting a lot of attention from both consumers and investors. Yet, while many flash sales sites focus on luxury products or fashion, NYC-based startup NoMoreRack is finding success by trying to give consumers the things they...

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