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    Dhingana Hits 100M Minutes of Streaming Music Every Month

    Dhingana is a music service that specifically targets the enormous quantity of Indian music lovers online through a streaming service that has stats comparable to Spotify or Pandora. For Indian music that plays such an important part in the culture of over 1.2 billion people, it’s surprising that it’s an issue that has barely been tackled online. “Dhingana is one…

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    Mile High Organics Raises $1.2M to Reinvigorate Online Groceries

    Ever since the days of Webvan and HomeGrocer, the tech industry has been sheepish around online grocers. Webvan was an online grocery delivery service that spent over $500 million in the 12 months before bottomed out in 2001, likewise HomeGrocer spent equity to build out a distribution service before it had the scale to support it. Now,…

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    Twitter: Now With More Impending Doom

    Twitter’s latest API update has shown one thing – for a communications company, Twitter doesn’t know how to speak to its users. The changes should be relatively trivial to the average daily user, but they’ve been interpreted as an all out poisoning of its developer ecosystem. But are developers really worried? For the most part, it seems the users are...
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    HearPlanet: Your Personalized Tour Guide to the Sound of the City

    Aimlessly wandering through an unknown city is probably one of the best ways to discover what it has to offer – that, or to get mugged. It also cuts off the annoyance of having to schedule tour guides that work on their own schedule – usually ones that involve early mornings – or may not coincide with your plans. Steven...
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    Good News, Ben Lerer: You Can Have Your Man-Child

    Ben Lerer expressed a desire to adopt a child tonight – under the stipulation that his child is older. Much older. As in older than himself. “I’m going to adopt kids who are significantly older than me,” says Lerer, “I don’t know what the laws are around this, but I’m going to make an attempt to get myself an older…

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    FTW Launches to Solve Gamers’ Rage Issues

    There’s only been one time that I truly feared for my life. A female friend had fostered a minor obsession with an certain zombie-related iPhone game. That was fine. She had played for hours, possibly days’ worth. Then her phone crashed. She lost everything, all her contacts and information on the phone – but the time she lost on the...
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    ClassDojo Raises $1.6M, Announces Upcoming iPhone and iPad Apps

    ClassDojo launched last September as a way for teachers to take control of their classrooms. Their focus is on handling the behavioural management side through a point system, so the teacher can focus on eduction. The site just launched out of beta today and as well as announcing upcoming iPhone and iPad applications, they’re also finally announcing $1.6 million in...
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    biNu Raises $2M, Gives 3G Speeds to 2G Feature Phones

    biNu is actively playing an important part in emerging markets. The company has managed the impossible feat of making social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, as fast on any Java-running 2G feature phone as  on a 3G smartphone. As well, it’s just as interactive. While the average iPhone toter may not be among their target market, biNu manages...
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    Impermium Tallies Medalists in Spam Olympics

    Almost everyone has been awarded their medals, except a mighty contingent from around the world that spent the last two weeks competing on similar grounds, exerting their superhuman talents to excel in their dastardly sport – Spamming. It increased through comments on sites and social networks by 54% during just the first four days of the Olympics alone. Luckily, Impermium, a company…

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    BumeBox Partners with B Productions, Blasts Into Fashion Week

    Last year, the BumeBox team had a one-off chance. They met Marc Jacobs and told him about their product – a near-perfect integration of social media over video content. They sold the fashion brand on testing out BumeBox during the Marc Jacob’s 20-minute catwalk show at New York Fashion Week. At the end of the show, viewers posted 18,000 Tweets, and the brand...

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