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Even With A Supreme Court Win, Aereo Still Might Lose

The battle between broadcasters and Aereo, a startup that offers television programming over the internet, will be resolved by the Supreme Court later this year. If the court rules for the networks, Aereo will join a long list of companies that tried to upend the video business with interesting …

Marc Andreessen Just Suggested That Snapchat Could Become A $100 Billion Company

It's a lot of money to pass on. But, according to venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, Snapchat has an opportunity to build something much bigger, much more valuable.<p>In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Andreessen was asked about Snapchat's future as a business. Here's his answer:<p>"The bull …

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How Smart Can a Watch Really Be?

The watch, as we have known it for the past several centuries, is designed to provide a single piece of information at a glance, as unobtrusively as possible. It might also notify its wearer of an important moment, with an alarm, or perhaps function as a timer or a stopwatch. But you don’t really …

The Death Of Nintendo Has Been Greatly Under-Exaggerated

I love Nintendo. I love Nintendo. I love Nintendo.<p>I feel the need to say that over and over again to begin with because this post will inevitably be read by some as some sort of anti-Nintendo screed. I know that because every single time I write anything <i>mildly</i> critical of Nintendo, groups of folks …

GraphDive Raises $2M For Social Media Analytics And Targeting

GraphDive, a startup that uses Facebook Connect data to give businesses a better understanding of their online visitors, has raised $2 million in new funding.<p>Co-founder and CEO Shahram Seyedin-Noor said the company allows website owners to do more with the social data that’s already provided by …

PigIt helps students pay for college via ‘educational piggy bank’

Piglt is one of the many startups trying to rescue students from the burden of student loans.<p>Cofounder Casey Wallace described the site as “education’s entrepreneurial piggy bank.” Piglt is an incentive-based crowdfunding platform for higher education expenses and student loan debt. Students offer …