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FunnyJunk Attorney Charles Carreon Drops Lawsuit Against Oatmeal Creator

Charles Carreon, the attorney with the the infamous lawsuit against The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman, has withdrawn the suit. The news was announced by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which also posted Inman’s “notice of voluntary dismissal“. (I would embed the document below, but there’s basically no text, aside from “plaintiff dismisses the action.”) The EFF was representi...

04 Jul 2:24 AM 0 Read More...

The Next Microsoft — Updating Its Branding And Messaging In Three Days

A very smart project is underway by a 21-year-old design student in Los Angeles. The goal: update Microsoft’s branding and messaging in three days. Judging by the reaction, Andrew Kim has hit a tap root of opinions out there. So far, there are more than 188 comments on Hacker News about his speculative design project. Microsoft is that company we love to hate but so want to make better. It...

04 Jul 1:47 AM 0 Read More...

Google Now Comes Online (Well, Its Homepage Does)

Google Now, the smart personal search assistant announced yesterday at Google I/O, has now come online. Well, the landing page for the service has come online, that is. The new site introduces the key aspects to Google Now, which arrives in Google’s next mobile operating system, Android 4.1 (aka Jelly Bean), including its ability to track flights, keep an eye on traffic and your calendar, c...

28 Jun 2:49 PM 0 Read More...

Alicia Navarro Of Skimlinks [TCTV]

Alicia Navarro is CEO and Co-founder of Skimlinks, having evolved the business out of a previous social shopping startup. Skimlinks is a leading content monetization technology, helping thousands of publishers all over the world to earn money from their content in seamless simple way. Alicia’s vision for Skimlinks is to see online publishers be rewarded for the role they play in creating purchas...

28 Jun 2:35 PM 0 Read More...

Extole Revamps Its Marketing Tools With Open Graph ‘Social Expressions’

Extole is announcing a new version of its marketing platform today. The big new feature: “Social expressions” that integrate with the Facebook Open Graph. Founder and CEO Brad Klaus says that the new stuff, in particular, taps into a larger marketing trend, where brands are finding new ways to communicate with consumers: “The landscape is shifting from brand-to-consumer to consumer-to-c...

28 Jun 2:28 PM 0 Read More...

Intuit Founder Scott Cook: Mint Is Roughly 4X Bigger Than It Was Pre-Acquisition

Scott Cook started Intuit in 1983, and since then he and the company have overcome quite a few obstacles. He watched as mobile became a dominant channel in people’s lives, found ways to penetrate emerging markets, and leveraged Intuit’s excellent reputation to pick up the hot new kid on the block, Mint.com. The acquisition went down in 2009, two years after Mint launched on the TechCrunc...

28 Jun 1:50 PM 0 Read More...

AOL Starts $400M Stock Buyback At $27-$30 Per Share

AOL (also known as the company that signs TechCrunch’s paychecks) has announced this morning it has started a “Dutch auction” tender offer to buy back shares of its common stock, up to $400 million. The Dutch auction format means that shareholders will say how many shares they want to sell at what price. AOL will then determine the lowest price per share in that range and buy the amou...

28 Jun 1:48 PM 0 Read More...

Facebook Adds BBC As Latest Partner For Summer Sports Push With A New Streaming App

Last week, Facebook staked out its claim as a prime destination for people looking for this summer’s Olympics coverage online. Today, the BBC threw its hat into the social media ring, too — it’s putting its sports coverage into a new Timeline app. The app, which is only usable by UK users, is currently in beta form (pictured here) and live already: people can currently access streams of...

28 Jun 1:41 PM 0 Read More...

L.A.-Based Accelerator MuckerLab Teams Up With Mozilla’s WebFWD

MuckerLab, the up and coming L.A.-based startup accelerator program, today announced that it is partnering with Mozilla’s WebFWD accelerator to create a joint acceleration program for open source entrepreneurs. The new six-month program will include three months at MuckerLab and access to Mozilla’s global network, infrastructure and other resources. The program is especially looking for L...

28 Jun 1:30 PM 0 Read More...

Galaxy Nexus Owners Can Taste Jelly Bean Early With Leaked (And Tweaked) ROMs

In a move that shocked absolutely no one, Google’s Hugo Barra announced at the end of the first I/O keynote that attendees would receive a little prize pack as thanks for their support. Goodies included both of the company’s new Nexus gadgets, along with a Galaxy Nexus that would receive its Jelly Bean update that same day. In another move that should shock absolutely no one, that OTA upd...

28 Jun 1:26 PM 0 Read More...