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Uber on track to make $210M on over $1B of rides in 2013 as revenue jumps 68%

On-demand car service Uber, which took in $258 million in funding this past quarter, may be blowing its projected revenue and growth numbers out of the water.<p>According to an internal company key metrics dashboard leaked to Gawker, the service is on track to record $210 million in revenue for 2013 …

Rukkus launches advanced ticket search engine for finding live music near you

On any given night in any given city, there are thousands of things to do.<p>Rukkus launched a ticket search engine for live events today, with tools for tracking your favorite performers, inviting friends to shows, and receiving personalized recommendations on upcoming events.<p>“Rukkus was born out of …

Change.org now has a community of 50M ready to change the world

Online petitions platform Change.org reached a huge milestone today, when its 50 millionth user registered on the site.<p>The San Francisco-based organization is fast becoming a household name around the world. It offers a means for ordinary people to start petitions against corporations, politicians, …

Fresh Off Rebranding Effort, Hightail Lands $34 Million in New Funding

It has been just three months since the once email-centric file-sharing service YouSendIt changed its name to Hightail, but it sure feels like …

With plans starting at $5, Republic Wireless looks more 'un-carrier' than T-Mobile

Republic Wireless — a unique service that operates off of Sprint's network but saves money by offloading calls and texts to Wi-Fi whenever possible — has launched the Moto X today for $299 off-contract. It's a great price (Sprint sells its Moto X outright for $549.99), and it marks the first time a …

Google wins book-scanning case: judge finds “fair use,” cites many benefits

Google(s goog) has won a resounding victory in its eight-year copyright battle with the Authors Guild over the search giant’s controversial decision …

Education Startup Udacity Bets It Can Fill The Need For More Data Scientists With New Online Degree Program

Hot on the heels of a new $37 million White House initiative designed to encourage data science work at American universities, education startup, Udacity, is responding with a data science initiative of its own. Today, the Palo Alto-based company launched an inexpensive, comprehensive degree …