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Twitter hopes to reel in more users with new in-app video tool

by Marlize van Romburgh CES 2014

T witter has released its first native video recording tool, potentially propelling the San Francisco-based company's popularity as an all-inclusive social media platform.

Starting today, Twitter users can shoot, edit and upload 30-second video clips directly from its app.

"In just a few taps you can add a video to unfolding conversations, share your perspective of a live event, and show your  ...

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Startups

Former Pittsburgh Steeler Charlie Batch launching sports medicine startup

by Kris B. Mamula Charlie Batch

F ormer Pittsburgh Steeler Charlie Batch and partners have formed a partnership with the University of Pittsburgh's Innovation Institute to launch a wellness, fitness and rehabilitation-focused company.

Impellia will develop and commercialize technologies, including InterAction, a joint function monitoring tool used in rehabilitation from injury; PIVOT, a clinical exam for diagnosing knee  ...

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SUPER BOWL ADS: Kim Kardashian jokes about all the data you're using to look at pics of Kim Kardashian

by Alex Dalenberg Kim Kardashian

I t's been a very good year for Kim Kardashian the brand including a smash hit mobile game and a photo spread that, if it didn't “break the Internet", at least dented it.

Super Bowl Sunday will see her team up with T-Mobile, whose CEO John Legere is always working the social media angles for an ad in which the reality television star pokes fun at her selfie-snapping public image.

“Who better  ...

2 hours ago
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Is Austin's government going to ruin SXSW?

by Chad Swiatecki SXSW DoritosStage2012

M ajor brands such as Doritos are staying away from Austin during South By Southwest this year, in part because of concerns about increased scrutiny by city officials on large outdoor events.

In interviews with the Austin Business Journal, several events professionals said they've seen a decline in business for this year's festival compared to recent years, with glitzy and expensive activations  ...

2 hours ago
Startups

Craft brewers boo Anheuser-Busch purchase of one of their own

by Rachel Lerman Elysian Brewing

W hen a software startup is acquired by a larger tech company, it's considered a big success story in the Seattle tech community. But when an independent brewery is acquired by a big beer company, it's often thought of as a sellout.

"'Sellout' and 'acquisition' are evil, horrible words that drive knives into our bellies," said Kendall Jones, a craft beer industry insider who runs the Washington  ...

3 hours ago
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Tech exits surge, with Accel Partners leading the pack

by Cromwell Schubarth

T ech companies made 58 percent more exits via IPOs and acquisitions last year than in 2013, according to a report issued Tuesday.

There were 2,809 exits by way of mergers and acquisitions, and 79 through initial public offerings of stock, according to startup investment research firm CB Insights.

But, interestingly, almost three-quarters of the tech companies that exited raised no funding from  ...

4 hours ago
Startups

How one deal saved this retail startup

by Rachel Lerman Grayl

S eattle startup Grayl had several dark moments in 2014 when the co-founders, facing production problems, weren't sure if their water filter company was going to make it.

Co-founders Travis Merrigan and Nancie Weston started Grayl in early 2013 on a mission to create a water filter that works like a French press, instantly filtering out all bacteria and toxins to produce clean drinking  ...

5 hours ago
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