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Photo-Sharing App Memoir Snags $5.5 Million To Help You Recall The Past

memoir Photo-sharing application Memoir, a Timehop competitor that allows you to rediscover old photo “memories,” has raised an additional $5.5 million in a round led by Redpoint Ventures’ Ryan Sarver. Others participating included prior investors Founder Collective, Box Group, Lerer Ventures and Thrive Capital. The company had previously raised $1.2 million in seed funding.… Read More

Livefyre Studio Puts The Company’s Focus On User Generated Content And Social Media Curation

livefyre studio At this point, I should probably stop calling Livefyre a commenting platform.
Actually, the company has been expanding beyond comments for a while. It launched its StreamHub product, which included more social media widgets, back in 2012. And it acquired social media curation startup Storify last year. Read More

A New App Called Milk Helps You Save On Groceries, Without Clipping Paper Coupons

healthy-groceries-1 The creators of coupon-code finder Honey, which helps online shoppers save at checkout, have now launched a new app called Milk (mmm…milk and honey…) that lets you save at the grocery store. The app is now one of many aimed at helping consumers save on consumer packaged good purchases, even if they don’t have time for clipping coupons from a newspaper. Today, there a lot of… Read More

Uber’s Emil Michael isn’t going anywhere, report says

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Despite pressure to fire Uber executive Emil Michael after his controversial remarks surfaced this week, at least two investors in the company and CEO Travis Kalanick are still firmly behind him, according to a new report.

Bloomberg reported on Friday that Michael was integral to Uber’s financing round in June that valued it at $17 billion, as well as in the company’s deal with Spotify.

“I’m not surprised they haven’t fired him,” Michael’s previous boss and Klout CEO Joe Fernandez told the news service. “The Uber board has known him for 10 years and Travis knows him well. They know what Emil is really about, and I’m glad they didn’t make a rushed decision under a huge amount of pressure.” Read more…

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MovieGlu Brings TV Guide-Style Listings To Movie Showtimes

Screenshot - US - Homepage There’s no shortage of places to go online to search for local movie showtimes to get your cinema fix. But, arguably, when it comes to the way search results are displayed, the majority of sites and apps appear to take their UI inspiration from newspaper movie listings of yesteryear, employing a simple list view. Or so says U.K. startup MovieGlu. Read More

Aereo Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

aereo-legal-shutterstock_140860981 Aereo, the streaming TV service that let users watch near-live TV on any internet-connected device, has today announced that the company is filing for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The company has appointed Lawton Bloom, from Argus, to serve as Chief Restructuring Officer during the gradual shut down process. This comes on the… Read More

Slush brings investors, startups to the frozen North

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On arriving at the legendary Slush startup conference in Finland’s Helsinki, the environment is akin to a fantasy world, a place that is dark and mysterious. It’s as if the Northern Lights are flashing not in the interplanetary sky, but all around the conference center.

What began as an idea in a Helsinki bar is now a conference in its seventh year, having grown into one of the must-attend European events for investors, entrepreneurs, mavens, thought-leaders and more besides. Its reputation as a place to do business, have fun and enjoy the unique manner of Finnish hospitality as the Christmas season approaches is irreproachable Read more…

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Figure out your nonsensical Silicon Valley job title

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We’ve got a great piece of content for all you thinkfluencing disruptors out there.

Silicon Valley is no stranger to parody, given the startup culture’s rapid creation of buzzwords and unusual job titles. The Silicon Vally job title generator Tumblr is a solid example of how many are fed up with the high-vocabulary, low-meaning nature of some of the industry’s cushier jobs

Created by Freddie Campion of GQ, the generator spits out random titles that unsettlingly don’t sound all that farfetched.

We’ve put a handful of these randomly generated titles on startup-y stock photos because it felt like the right thing to do. Read more…

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VideoBlocks Launches New Stock Video Marketplace Where All The Money Goes To Contributors

film projector Stock video company VideoBlocks is expanding beyond its subscription business model with the launch of a new marketplace for contributed content.
The company has already built a library of 115,000 video clips, backgrounds, and effects, which it either created itself or licensed from others. Customers can use any of the content in that library for a subscription fee of $79 a month or $99 a year. Read More

Social Betting App Youbetme Raises $2.7M

youbetme Youbetme, the startup behind the social betting app of the same name, announced today that it has raised $2.7 million in Series A funding.
Youbetme says it launched the app in January. The company bills itself as a way to “bet on anything, at any time,” either through its iOS app or it’s website. To be clear, it doesn’t support real-money betting, but rather tracking… Read More