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Readbug Wants To Be Spotify For Indie Magazines

Readbug Readbug’s pitch to its target indie magazine publishers is the chance to increase their digital reach without having to do any extra work or spend any extra money themselves. And its pitch to hipsters is all-you-can eat access to their favorite aspirational reads for a Spotify style monthly fee. Read More

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Upthere’s Beta Users Have Uploaded More Than 3.5M Files

15018665331_78cb92ddd9_k Upthere launched their first apps into beta last week, and so far the beta period is off to a good start, the company tells me. No word on how many users have slipped through during the beta, but I’m told that invites are being slowly doled out. Over 3.5 million files have been uploaded to Upthere, which aims to be your personal computer in the cloud. Once your files are there,… Read More

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Voter Is Tinder For Politics

Voter01 As we approach election season the average person is probably confused by the plethora of candidates. Should you vote Trump? Hillary? Dr. Fantasmus the Libertarian Cyborg? Voter can probably tell you. This app is basically a swipe left/swipe right interface for political leanings. It asks you questions about policy and then recommends a candidate based on who you should vote for. Do you… Read More

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10 Carpooling Apps To Take This Weekend In San Francisco That Aren’t Uber

Shared Rides Let’s all agree that public transportation in San Francisco is not the greatest, but there’s plenty more ways to get about town and not all of them include clicking on UberPOOL. Here we present a handful of startups in San Francisco hoping to make your commute easier than MUNI and cleaner and cheaper than Uber and Lyft. *H/T to 7×7 for first compiling a number of the… Read More

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When And How To Pick Your Next Launch Country

globe with arrows International expansion is a challenge any globally ambitious company will face — some sooner than others. As a long-time investor in both the U.S. and Europe, I often get asked by the venture community about the difference between the two. In my opinion, one of the key elements is the market fragmentation, which is something that European companies tend to come up against sooner than… Read More

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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Smart Fragrance Dispensers And Other Oddities

gadgets151120 The Apple Watch dock. The Pura Scents smart fragrance dispenser. A review of this badass gift guide. The Coolest Cooler. And an argument over 3D printers. Long story short, we wander near and far through this week’s TC Gadgets podcast. This week’s episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast is brought to you by John Biggs, Matt Burns, Romain Dillet, and Jordan Crook. We invite you to enjoy… Read More

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Trendquiz Is A Super Addictive Game Using Google Trends Data

8671901426_76af7e674a_k I’m a fan of Google Trends. Whenever a new meme pops up or some major news breaks, I head there to check how interested people are in said information and whether they’ve been interested all along, when it got really hot…and when it became not. A simple site called trendquiz uses Google Trends data to quiz you on whether you can pick out what the trend line is, and it gives… Read More

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Following The Launch Of Its Ad-Free Tier, Hulu Breaks Into The Top 10 Apps By Revenue

hulu-iphone Following a number of big moves to attract subscribers and grow its revenue, including a deal with Epix films and the introduction of a commercial-free paid tier to its service, streaming service Hulu has managed to shoot up the ranks on a number of app store charts this past month. It reached No. 8 on the worldwide iOS Top Revenue chart for October and No. 10 on the worldwide Top Revenue… Read More

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Chernin’s Otter Media Invests $22M Into Anime Service Crunchyroll

crunchyroll Otter Media says it’s investing another $22 million in Ellation, the parent company of anime-focused video service Crunchyroll. Founded in 2006, Crunchyroll’s content includes relatively well-known shows like Naruto Shippuden and Sailor Moon, as well as more obscure programming. The company says it now has 20 million registered users and expects to reach 750,000 paying… Read More

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