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Samsung’s New Galaxy S III Combines LTE And Quad-Core Processor

There’s an argument to be made that Samsung’s Galaxy S III is the best Android phone on the market today, but that doesn’t mean that its formula can’t be improved upon. Case in point: now the Galaxy S III has wormed its way around the globe, Samsung is preparing to launch a version of its flagship handset that outshines the both the international and U.S. models, thanks to some crafti...

05 Jul 6:09 PM 0 Read More...

Mint Competitor HelloWallet Brings Its Personal Finance Service To Android

HelloWallet, the self-described Mint competitor which closed a $12 million Series B earlier this year, is now bringing its personal finance service to a second mobile platform: Android. Previously, available for web and iOS, the Android app will deliver the same sort of features iPhone users have access to, including budget details and the ability to view your cash balance, as well as HelloWa...

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Y Combinator-Backed LeanMarket Aims To Bring Real-Time Bidding To The Masses

“Real-time bidding” (where advertisers automatically bid on each ad impression) is a phrase that you hear more and more in the online ad world, but LeanMarket founder Cyrus Lohrasbpour says it’s still out-of-reach for smaller companies. Most RTB products are really built for large advertisers — they come with long-term commitments and high minimum ad buys, and to use them you have to ...

05 Jul 5:52 PM 0 Read More...

FairPlay DRM May Be To Blame For Widespread iOS & Mac App Crashes

Developers are frustrated over what appears to be an issue with corrupt app store binaries being served by Apple, which is leading otherwise functional iOS and Mac applications to immediately crash upon launch. The issue was tipped to us by app developers and has also been making the rounds thanks to details shared by high-profile app developer Marco Arment of Instapaper. On Arment’s blog, ...

05 Jul 4:16 PM 0 Read More...

Is This A Thing? A Business Man Carries iPad In His Pants Through Grand Central Station

Every morning, my girlfriend walks through Grand Central Station in New York City on her way to work, and every morning, she sees something odd. Such is the nature of living in the Big Apple. This happend: she saw a man — a regular dude in slacks and a button-down — carrying his iPad in his butt. Witness the horror. Admittedly, there’s very little news value to this story, but I have...

05 Jul 2:38 PM 0 Read More...

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...

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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...

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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...

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