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2012-06-01 06:22:04

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles Syndicate of Technology, Inc. (OTCQB: LAST), a seed-stage venture fund and technology incubator, is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Virurl, Inc. ("VIRURL") was featured in premier online technology publication, TechCrunch. The article can be found on TechCrunch: Virurl Raises $1.2M To Reward Users For Spreading Viral ContentVIRURL is a viral advertising platform that allows brands and media owners to instantly...

2012-05-23 02:31:15

REDMOND, Wash., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TechCrunch Disrupt winner Soluto, a home PC remote-management startup, has switched to Windows Azure to help deliver its tool to more than 3 million PCs worldwide, maintain its market momentum and uncap its business potential. By adopting Windows Azure, Soluto solved scaling issues that arose after it won the worldwide competition for IT startups. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) Soluto uses Windows Azure table...

2012-05-22 02:35:10

NEW YORK, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Firespotter Labs announced from TechCrunch Disrupt NYC the launch of its game-changing audio conferencing service, UberConference. A free audio conferencing service with a visual interface, UberConference solves the most common problems faced in teleconferencing including making a conference easy to join, knowing who is participating, knowing who is speaking, and making advanced features easy to use. (Photo:...

2012-05-19 23:03:04

Lovvvit will be unveiling their upcoming Website and Application at Tech Crunch Disrupt 2012 in New York City. The sneak peak beta site will officially be launching in June 2012. Lovvvit combines the best elements of Yelp, YouTube and Groupon to offer all of us online shoppers a more entertaining and genuine user recommended video experience attached to a deal! This past month, Lovvvit launched a sweepstakes “Tell the World What You Love” allowing new users to enter their favorite...

Facebook Testing Pay-Based Status Update Promotion Tool
2012-05-12 04:44:21

Members of one of the Internet's most popular social media websites may soon be able to pay in order to have their status updates more visible to their fellow users, Stuff's Tom Pullar-Strecker wrote on Friday. According to Pullar-Strecker, Facebook is currently test-marketing a feature that would allow subscribers to spend $2 in order to "Highlight" important posts that will make the content featured more prominently across the social network. He said that the program was accidentally...

2012-04-03 10:23:00

LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grindr, the premier all-male geo-social network app, announced today that About.com's readers named Grindr the Best Dating App for the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards. The About.com Readers' Choice Awards showcase the best in hundreds of categories across most of About.com's channels, from technology to dating. Grindr was a clear favorite among About.com readers for Best Dating App, with 74 percent choosing Grindr over Are...

2012-02-08 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The TechFellow Awards (www.techfellows.com), a startup investment program that honors technology innovators for achievement and excellence in high-tech entrepreneurship, today announced details of the third annual award program and ceremony. Led by hosts Founders Fund, TechCrunch and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), a selection committee comprised of highly distinguished technology industry luminaries will recognize twenty...

2012-02-01 15:44:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grindr, the premier all male geo-social network app, today announced it was named the winner of TechCrunch's 2011 Crunchies Award for Best Location Application introduced at the Fifth Annual Crunchies Awards Ceremony in San Francisco at The Davies Symphony Hall. The Crunchies Awards, co-hosted by GigaOm and VentureBeat, recognizes and celebrates the most compelling startups, Internet and technology innovations of 2011. Separately,...

2011-12-31 00:50:00

DataStack Startup Pitch Day will give 10 data-centric startups a chance to meet Silicon Valley investors and win over $50,000 in prizes. The Data 2.0 Summit April 3rd, 2012 in San Francisco is the largest data innovation conference at the intersection of Big Data, Social Data, and the DataWeb. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 30, 2011 Data 2.0 Summit, the largest thought leadership conference on the future of data and the API economy announces the DataStack Startup Pitch Day. Data 2.0...

2011-11-02 10:26:00

BEIJING, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CooTek announced today that its newly launched TouchPal Contacts+ mobile app was selected as a Finalist at the TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing 2011 Startup Battlefield. Disrupt Startup Battlefield is the premier tech start-up launch competition. Organized by TechCrunch and held at TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing, over 400 companies submitted applications and only 17 were picked to participate. TouchPal Contacts+ was the only mobile app chosen as one of six...