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Tinder co-founders Sean Rad, left, Justin Mateen, center, and Jonathan Badeen, right, are ready to make some money.

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Tinder co-founders Sean Rad, left, Justin Mateen, center, and Jonathan Badeen, right, are ready to make some money.

Tinder Narrows Down Its Options for How to Make Money

Tinder, which has been connecting love-seeking, smartphone-swiping millennials for more than a year, has narrowed its money-making plans to three possible matches. Barry Diller, chairman of Tinder-backer IAC/InterActiveCorp, said the dating app is considering three approaches: subscription, advertising or “freemium,”...

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No Longer a Reader? Tribune Wants You to Listen to the News

While consumers may be reading daily newspapers less, one morning habit hasn’t changed: the commute. Now, the Tribune Co.’s innovation and technology unit wants drivers and bus riders to listen to audio versions of its stories. Newsbeat, the first major consumer...

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Zite co-founders Mike Klaas (left) and CEO Mike McCue develop popular mobile apps for news reading.

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Zite co-founders Mike Klaas (left) and CEO Mike McCue develop popular mobile apps for news reading.

CNN Said to Get Flipboard Stake in Sale of Zite

CNN sold its software unit Zite to Flipboard, which makes a competing news-reader application, in a deal that gives the media company a small equity stake in the startup, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. No...

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Snapchat is a popular way to send a quick photo to friends, but the app has its limitations in the workplace.

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Snapchat is a popular way to send a quick photo to friends, but the app has its limitations in the workplace.

Why Snapchat and Business Aren’t a Perfect Match

Howard Lerman, the CEO of location-services provider Yext, was interested in acquiring a smaller company last August, but he didn’t know what its executives would be willing to sell for. So Lerman, whose company has received about $70 million in...

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Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley is hoping to use a new round of cash to prove that his mobile app can be a viable business.

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Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley is hoping to use a new round of cash to prove that his mobile app can be a viable business.

Checking Into What’s Behind Foursquare’s $41 Million Infusion

Foursquare, the New York-based company that makes an application for checking into locations and discovering places to go, just got a big cash infusion. This comes after months of doom and gloom talk about the company’s future, Bloomberg Businessweek reported today. The round, structured...

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The entryway to PaPa's office is covered in graffiti.

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The entryway to PaPa's office is covered in graffiti.

PaPa Aims to Make a Big Noise in the World of Apps

PaPa, the Chinese smartphone app that allows users to tweak photos like Instagram and send voice messages that sound like a robot or hip-hop star, has seen its user-base surge as celebrities use the program to interact with their fans....

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A chicken soup dish with accoutrements is served at Naamyaa Cafe in London

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A chicken soup dish with accoutrements is served at Naamyaa Cafe in London

Hungry for Photos: OpenTable Buying Foodspotting for $10 Million

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but photos of restaurant food are apparently worth $10 million. OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation company, is announcing today it’s paying that amount to buy Foodspotting, a smartphone application that lets people share...

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Koozoo, a San Francisco-based startups, is aiming to offer free live video feeds from people's windows all over the world.

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Koozoo, a San Francisco-based startups, is aiming to offer free live video feeds from people's windows all over the world.

Have a Spare Smartphone? Koozoo’s New Angle on Public Webcams

As the Internet began to take off in the mid-1990s, several dot-coms tried to strike gold with the same idea: Show what’s happening at locations around the world by connecting to live video feeds from webcams. The market never really...

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A startup called Hover can create detailed 3-D maps of city streets using aerial imagery and crowd-sourced photos.

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A startup called Hover can create detailed 3-D maps of city streets using aerial imagery and crowd-sourced photos.

Seen Flyover in Apple Maps? Startup Raises $3.1M for ‘Flythrough’ Tool

Of all the things Apple unveiled at its annual developers conference this summer, the Flyover feature of its Maps application, where users zip around a three-dimensional city skyline, elicited maybe the most applause. But what if you could actually fly...

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