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HootSuite puts that $165M Series B to work, hiring 'hundreds' of new people

HootSuite is putting some of its recently raised cash to work. The enterprise social media management company turned in a massive $165 million funding round for international expansion, and it’s wasting no time using that money.<p>The company of 370 is attempting to increase its headcount by at least …

Gigaom | Why the startup Wibbitz could wipe out some publishers’ video businesses

Advertisement<p>Every so often you stumble upon a concept or service that makes it clear that major change is afoot. In this case, if you’re a …

iOS 7 Is Designed To Be Easy To Understand But Hard To Copy

Jony Ive explained in the video that introduced iOS 7 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference that the new design was both familiar to existing users and yet a totally new experience of the iPhone. There has been criticism of both the familiarity (nothing really new here) and the ad hoc nature …

Why New York’s rise as a startup haven is sustainable

Foursquare, Mashable, and 10gen.<p>What do a major social network, happening news website, and a rising database company have in common? They are all ‘Made in New York.’<p>Just a couple of days ago, Techcrunch announced that famous incubator AngelPad was opening up a large office in New York City. The …

iOS 7 allows iPhone and iPad control with head movements?

The idea of controlling an<p>iPhoneoriPadwith a gesture may not be too farfetched. According to 9to5Mac, Apple is said to have included a head movement feature in its latest iOS 7 beta version.<p>With a simple quick jerk of the head to the left or right, users could be able to get to the home page, …

Apple iOS 7: Sleek, Elegant Software Redesign for iPhone, iPad

Apple product lovers, your iPhone and iPad interfaces will look radically different this year.<p>At Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference …

Your Arduino Is In My Android Device! UDOO Mixes It Up With An All-In-One Solution

For most beginning hardware hackers, Arduino is hard and Linux/Android is easy. The folks at UDOO, a Kickstarter project that ends tonight, aim to solve that by mixing the best of both worlds. The UDOO device contains an ARM processor (dual or quad core) as well as an Arduino microprocessor. This …

London Startup YPlan Gets $12 Million To Start Telling New Yorkers Where To Party

Soon, YPlan will be available in the States. General Catalyst, Wellington Partners, Octopus Investments, Path's Dave Morin, Shakil Khan, and early Facebook employee Kevin Colleran have given YPlan $12 million to expand internationally. YPlan will launch in New York later this year.<p>YPlan debuted in …

Startups

Lenovo Paves the Way for Made-in-America Computers as North Carolina Facility Ramps Up Full Production

Stephanie Nance places Microsoft stickers on new Lenovo ThinkPad computers. And not just any computers. They are computers that her mother Sharon …

Crowd-Sourced Navigation Service Moovit Blasts Past 1m User Mark

Moovit, an app for finding your way home on public transport in the least busy (and therefore least painful) way possible, now has more than one million users around the world.<p>As well as bundling real-time public transport info alongside the ability for Moovit users to suggest ways to improve the …

Berlin’s Network Effect Will Make It A Global Startup Center

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Cohler is a General Partner at</i> <i>Benchmark</i> <i>and was the lead investor in Asana, Instagram and Quora among others. You can follow him on Twitter @mattcohler.</i><p>Throw a dart at a map. There’s a pretty good chance it’ll hit near someplace hoping to become the “next Silicon Valley.”<p>I’d bet …

One API To Rule Them All – Segment.io Lets Mobile Developers Send Analytics Data To Dozens Of Services, Without Resubmitting To App Stores

Segment.io, a Y Combinator-backed startup making it easier for developers to integrate APIs from multiple analytics providers into their applications, is today expanding its service to include support for mobile. The company is introducing mobile software development kits for both iOS and Android, …

Colorado entrepreneurs say they are doing ‘awesome’ & have the data to prove it

For entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley is no longer the only option. Burgeoning tech hubs like Seattle, Boulder, Austin and Denver offer a strong community, tax breaks, and a lower cost of living.<p>During a recent trip to Colorado, I met with Governor John Hickenlooper (D), who stressed his commitment to …

Facebook NY Signs 10-Year Lease To Move Into ~100K Sq Ft Office With 2X Space

After weeks of rumors, Facebook has just signed a 10-year lease to move its New York office into a new, nearly 100,000-square-foot space over two floors at 770 Broadway in Manhattan. The interior will be designed by famed architect Frank Gehry who is masterminding its Menlo Park Headquarters …

The story of Google Maps

Since 2005, Google has mapped 28 million miles of road in 194 countries. And it won't rest until the whole planet is on its servers. Tom Chivers reports on the mammoth operation and asks: is it ruining the way we travel?<p>Are you planning a holiday to North Korea? Probably not. But if you are, your …

Intel’s low-power, dual-core Haswell CPUs unveiled

On 1 June, Intel officially took the wraps off its first next-generation desktop and laptop CPUs based on the "Haswell" architecture. Absent from …

InsightSquared Raises $8M From DFJ For Its SaaS for SMB Analytics

InsightSquared, a provider of cloud-based sales and marketing analytics for small and midsize businesses, announced today that it has raised $8 million in Series B funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) to help accelerate its growth. Its existing investor Atlas Venture also participated in the …

Why Tim Cook's 'Level 5 Leadership' Might Not Be Enough To Secure Apple's Future

In 1996, when Jim Collins began the research that led to the book <i>Good to Great</i>, the aim was to identify characteristics that led average companies to become outperformers.<p>Many of the results were surprising, but perhaps none more so than his description of what he called the Level 5 leaders, …

Zynga Reaps What They've Digitally Sown

I won’t say I’m happy about Zynga’s recent move to shutter many of its studios and lay off nearly 20% of its workforce. Though I might say, “I told you so.”<p>What we witnessed yesterday, as the announcement was made and Zynga’s stock took a dive, was yet another disaster in a series of perfectly …

How to Survive the Series A Crunch—From Someone Who Didn’t

CEO/Founder’s only jobs:1) Don’t run out of $$2) Recruit AND retain best talent3) Set & spread the vision It’s harder than you think.<p>— Jason Evanish …

Building an App or Web Product? Don’t Focus on the Wrong Things Early

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This is a guest post by Nick Kishfy, CEO of MojoTech, a design and development agency with offices in Providence, RI and New York, NY. Nick has been launching startups, leading teams and shipping products since the first Internet gold rush, and he’s passionate about helping founders</i> …

How Facebook Could Turn Home Around With Expanded Integrations

Facebook constantly evolves to help people better connect with one another. Company CEO Mark Zuckerberg expounded recently that Facebook was no longer constrained to the browser and instead was not only mobile-first, but “mobile-best”. While that journey may have been rather difficult, in no way …

Mozilla Readies Major Firefox Redesign As It Ponders What The Browser Of The Future Should Look Like

“Maybe we shouldn’t even call it a browser anymore,” Mozilla’s VP of Firefox engineering Jonathan Nightingale told me a few days ago. “‘Browser’ is really an antiquated word. People don’t really browse all that much anymore.” Instead, he argues, we now mostly use our browsers to access …

11 Tips for Developing a Mobile App that Users will Love

Entrepreneurs are now going well beyond building mobile-friendly versions of their websites to create apps that actually add to their bottom line — but doing it well is easier said than done. And a big part of why an app does or doesn’t take off is its usability, plain and simple.<p>That’s why I …