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Wikileaks To Publish Millions Of Emails From Syrian Officials

Wikileaks has just announced that they’re processing a trove of 2.4 million emails from and to Syrian officials that details the links between the internationally despised regime and outside governments and organizations. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange wrote that the “the material is embarrassing to Syria, but it is also embarrassing to Syria’s external opponents.” The emails could ...

05 Jul 2:36 PM 0 Read More...

AppHero Raises $1.8 Million For App Recommendation Service Which Learns Your Interests From Facebook

Following Apple’s acquisition of Chomp, the app search and discovery business continues to heat up. Last month, app search startup Quixey raised a healthy $20 million Series B, and today a much younger startup, AppHero, has raised a $1.8 million seed round for its app recommendation platform. The round included investment from  OMERS Ventures, Golden Venture Partners, and ENIAC Ventur...

05 Jul 2:30 PM 0 Read More...

From The Heart Of Beirut, Startup Accelerator Seeqnce Plans To Thrive

If you were going to choose an interesting place to run an accelerator program for startups, Beirut would probably be one place you’d pick. I recently travelled to the city to meet with Seeqnce, a unique project which hopes to woo the Lebanese diaspora – spread throughout the world after Beirut’s notorious war-filled history – to a newly peaceful Lebanon. This summer it plans to cre...

05 Jul 2:13 PM 0 Read More...

Noom Weight Loss Coach Gets A Revamp After Hitting 13.5M Organic Downloads On Android

Noom Weightloss Coach, an Android app that has seen over 13.5 million organic downloads, has just undergone a major redesign. The usual wheel on the homescreen has been replaced with a task list that shows all of your progress and goals at a glance. The exercise function has also been revamped to seamlessly integrate the pedometer into everything you do, letting you track your steps with your...

05 Jul 2:12 PM 0 Read More...

Startup Weekend Columbus: An Empire Is Born

The power is out in Ohio thanks to a series of rough storms that lashed down trees and left us in a sweltering swamp. As I sit here with 75% of my laptop battery left, drenched in sweat, in a totally dark house, recapping my first Startup Weekend experience — unfortunately I am one of the last of the 500,000 central Ohioans affected by power outages due to last weekend’s storms — I real...

05 Jul 2:07 PM 0 Read More...

Motorola Quietly Reveals The LTE-Friendly, Kevlar-Clad Atrix HD

Rumors and questionable leaks of Motorola’s next Atrix device have been making the rounds for what seems like ages, but Motorola finally put all that speculation to rest last night. The company recently revealed the new Ice Cream Sandwich-powered handset on their website, albeit with a notable lack of fanfare. With its rounded corners and gently sloping back, the Atrix HD looks an awful lot...

05 Jul 1:30 PM 0 Read More...

The Warby Parker Of Gadgets? YBUY Gets $1M From Schmidt’s Tomorrow Ventures To Open Its 50k-Strong Waitlist For Test-Driving iPads, Jawbones And More

The retail world of consumer electronics is a tough game, with a lot of the traditional bricks-and-mortar trade continually pushing online to compete against the likes of Amazon and eBay for consumers that prefer to get a wider selection for cheaper prices to seeing the products in action before purchasing. A startup called YBUY is trying to turn that ecommerce model on its head, by offering ...

05 Jul 1:20 PM 0 Read More...

Waze Doubles Its User Base To 20 Million In 6 Months

Waze, the Israel-based social navigation and traffic service, today announced that it now has 20 million users. That’s quite a milestone for any startup, but what makes this number so impressive is that the company also announced that it added half of its users in the last six month and continues to grow quickly. Just in the last month, the company said, it added 1.8 million new users to it...

05 Jul 12:34 PM 0 Read More...

Housebites Adds Do-It-Yourself Option To Its Airbnb-For-Takeout

Housebites, which we’ve previously described as the UK’s Airbnb-for-takeout, is launching a new product in Beta today: Housebites Fresh — a subscription service that aims to let anybody cook at home in the style of a “TV chef”. Slightly daft and PR-fueled description aside, what we have here is actually quite a nice idea, the origin of which we’ll dig into later. Each week, House...

05 Jul 10:08 AM 0 Read More...

First Came Facebook Disconnect; Now, Open Graph Redirect, A Plug-In To Read FB Open Graph Links Without The Apps

A new Chrome plug-in that lets users bypass the installation of Facebook apps, but still consume the content your friends are sharing via those Facebook-enabled apps, has been picking up users at a solid clip since going live only a week ago. Facebook Open Graph Redirect, which works with Facebook apps for sites like SocialCam, Yahoo, the Washington Post and others, now has 3,200 users, and...

05 Jul 9:12 AM 0 Read More...