Felix Astin

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Betting On The ‘Reinvention Of Local,’ Sequoia Leads Thumbtack’s $12.5M Series B

Thumbtack, a marketplace for local service providers, has raised a $12.5 million Series B led by Sequoia Capital.<p>When co-founder and CEO Marco Zappacosta told me about the funding, he said he’s excited because Sequoia is “focused on building enduring, meaningful brands,” and it’s “making us their …

Google Will Soon Launch Google Web Designer, A Free HTML5 Development Tool For Creating Web Apps, Sites And Ads

Google will soon launch Google Web Designer, an HTML5 development tool for “creative professionals.” The service, Google says, will launch within “the coming months” and is meant to “empower creative professionals to create cutting-edge advertising as well as engaging web content like sites and …

Twitter Redesigns #Music To Further Highlight Charts, Offering A Hint Of What’s To Come Site-Wide

As we noted a few weeks ago, Twitter introduced charts for its #Music product. The company’s intentions for the service aren’t known, and it seems like they’re taking somewhat of a public beta approach with it. Having said that, before the service launched, I noted that it could be the next “Top …

Google Updates Gmail For iPhone With Support For New Auto-Categorized Inbox And Improved Notifications

As promised, Google today launched the latest version of Gmail for iPhone. Just like the new Android version, which rolled out yesterday, the iOS version now offers support for Google’s new auto-categorized emails for updates, promotions, newsletters and messages from your social networks.<p>If this …

Google’s New Content Experiments API Turns Google Analytics Into A Full-Blown A/B Testing Platform

Google today launched its new Content Experiments API, a tool that allows developers to easily test their sites’ content with programmatic optimization. The new API is deeply integrated with Google Analytics, so developers can use all of Analytics’ power to measure their different optimizations. …

Google Glass Updated With HDR Photography And Voice-Powered Photo Captions

Are you part of the lucky bunch that got offered a pair of Google Glass <i>and</i> had $1,500 bucks to kick down? Good news! The camera on your set just got a whole lot better.<p>Following up on their promise to update Google Glass every month, Google has just released a patch that brings two important …

Windows RT 8.1 Update Will Bring Full Outlook 2013 Desktop App To RT Tablets

This has long been rumored, but Microsoft just officially announced that Windows RT, its operating system for ARM-based tablets and other small touch-enabled devices, will get Outlook 2013 once the free Windows 8.1 update arrives. Until now, Windows RT featured the desktop versions of Word, Excel, …

iPhone 4 sales could be blocked in US after Samsung 3G patent victory

Samsung has won a surprise victory in a patent battle with Apple that could see the iPhone 4 and 3G-capable iPad 2 banned from sale in the US.<p>The …

Google To Take On Apple’s Game Center Soon, Leaks Suggest

Games dominate the mobile app ecosystem. Seriously.<p>It’s easy to forget that as we all search for the next big, hype-worthy app of the moment, but it’s the truth. Eight out of the ten most purchased apps last year were games. Nine of the ten highest grossing apps in the App Store last year, all …

Who wants to be an editor? Flipboard for Android gets a major update

Apple iPhone and iPad owners have been using the new Flipboard 2.0 for over 6 weeks now, and now it’s our turn. Today, Flipboard has officially launched version 2.0 in the play store. What does the update bring? Magazines, but not the type of magazines that you buy from your local 7/11.<p>Flipboard …

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