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SaleMove Wants To Make Selling Big-Ticket Items On The Web More Personal

SaleMove Wants To Make Selling Big-Ticket Items On The Web More Personal

From: TechCrunch You and I might buy a pair of socks online without a second thought, but buying a car? Or a pricey bit of jewelry? The process becomes much trickier as the price of a product increases, and it isn’t long before canned descriptions and stock photos just don’t cut it anymore. That’s where [...]

Tattoo Hero Wants To Bring Tattoo-Seekers And Artists Together For Beautiful Results

Tattoo Hero Wants To Bring Tattoo-Seekers And Artists Together For Beautiful Results

From: TechCrunch One of the startups showing their stuff at Montreal’s International Startup Festival this year is Tattoo Hero, an Ottawa-based startup building a portal on the web to help connect those looking for tattoos with the artists who can make them. The startup is taking an age-old dilemma, which is normally handled almost exclusively via [...]

Facebook Uses Offline Purchases to Target Ads

Facebook Uses Offline Purchases to Target Ads

From: CNN   If you head to a department store to buy a pair of jeans, you might start seeing a lot of ads for pants on Facebook. For the first time, Facebook ads will target specific users based on their past buying history — even if the purchases happened offline. Facebook unveiled the new [...]

The Internet: It's Like Never Leaving Junior High

The Internet: It’s Like Never Leaving Junior High

From: CNN (CNN) – Remember when you were 12 years old and you’d pass notes in class, making snide remarks about members of the opposite sex? Remember the electricity that shot through school when word went around that there was going to be a schoolyard rumble? Remember the rollercoasters of emotions, the whispers of gossip, the [...]

LG Joins the Smart Watch Sweepstakes

LG Joins the Smart Watch Sweepstakes

From: CNN (CNN) – After Apple, Samsung and Google, another company is now rumored to be building a smart watch: South Korea’s electronics giant LG. According to Korea Times, citing a source familiar with the matter, LG is building both a smart watch and a product similar to Google Glass. “The company has spared no efforts to invest in products that it [...]

Black, Female, and a Silicon Valley 'Trade Secret'

Black, Female, and a Silicon Valley ‘Trade Secret’

From: CNN A CNNMoney investigation of 20 of the largest tech companies found that the few firms willing to share data about workplace diversity have mostly white and Asian males in their ranks. How diverse is Silicon Valley? Most tech companies really, really don’t want you to know, and the U.S. government isn’t helping shed [...]

Dropbox, Spotify, Gmail, Skype: Are We In A Subscription Bubble?

Dropbox, Spotify, Gmail, Skype: Are We In A Subscription Bubble?

From: TechCrunch Editor’s note: Ezra Galston is a VC at I2A Fund, a young entrepreneur at Foundation Capital, a Kauffman Fellows Finalist and a second-year MBA student at Chicago Booth. He focuses on early-stage technology investments. Follow him on Twitter @EzraMoGee. It seems like nearly every tech business has sought to employ a subscription model for its services. While [...]

Waterproof Phones & Tablets Make a Splash

Waterproof Phones & Tablets Make a Splash

From: CNN Call it a tech-induced hydrophobia. Consumer electronics and water don’t mix, and for many, there are few things more nerve-racking than a smartphone or tablet that’s been accidentally doused. A rainy day or a trip to the beach means gingerly baby-sitting our devices. And kitchens and bathrooms are fraught with danger zones: sinks, [...]

Six Tech Resolutions for 2013

Six Tech Resolutions for 2013

From: CNN Between your new regimen of daily workouts, volunteering, painting or whatever else you’ve resolved to do more of in the New Year, make time for a few tech-centric resolutions. They’re low impact and will keep your memories and online identity safer, your mind sharper and your friendships healthier. Here are six you can [...]

Twitter Is Already Winning The Social TV War, But It Will Soon Do More

Twitter Is Already Winning The Social TV War, But It Will Soon Do More

From: TechCrunch The past few years have been a rollercoaster ride for the social TV market. Driven by the growth of smartphone and tablet usage while viewers watch television, dozens of companies have emerged in that time to aggregate audiences who wish to share what they’re watching on TV with other, like-minded viewers. But for [...]