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Airbnb has been focused on redesigning its website and a new iPhone app that lets users create wish lists.

Airbnb has been focused on redesigning its website and a new iPhone app that lets users create wish lists.

Airbnb Not Eager for IPO, Makes Changes to Its Room-Booking Tool

  Airbnb has been focused on redesigning its website and a new iPhone app that lets users create wish lists. Airbnb, a website for renting rooms in people’s homes, sees an initial public offering in the wake of Facebook’s IPO...

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ThisLife has facial recognition technology that can be used on the photos you upload.

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ThisLife has facial recognition technology that can be used on the photos you upload.

ThisLife Raises $2.75 Million to Bring Family Photos, Videos Together

Andrea and Matt Johnson wanted a single Website to conveniently store and display all of the photos and videos of their three kids, along with notes on the crazy things they’ve uttered. However, they couldn’t find one that met their needs....

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Axio's Arye Barnehama, left, demonstrates his headband that measures the user's focus at an event held by the HAXLR8R incubator.

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Axio's Arye Barnehama, left, demonstrates his headband that measures the user's focus at an event held by the HAXLR8R incubator.

New Incubators Focus on Hardware

Arye Barnehama had an idea for a headband that could measure a person’s level of focus. So last year, he recruited people with the know-how to design software and arrange circuit boards to help build it. “We had a really great foundation...

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Codecademy co-founder Zach Sims said the site is considering building a career-matching service.

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Codecademy co-founder Zach Sims said the site is considering building a career-matching service.

Codecademy Raises $10M, Sees Job Service as Part of Its Future

  Codecademy, a free website that has taught computer programming to 5 million users, also wants to find them jobs. The New York-based startup, which announced today it raised $10 million in a funding round led by Index Ventures, is...

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There's no shortage of athleticism on Ooyala's team, which includes (left to right) Sean Knapp, Bismarck Lepe, Jay Fulcher and Belsasar Lepe.

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There's no shortage of athleticism on Ooyala's team, which includes (left to right) Sean Knapp, Bismarck Lepe, Jay Fulcher and Belsasar Lepe.

Ooyala Raises $35 Million as It Picks Up the Pace in Digital Video

(Updated to correct amount raised by Ooyala in sixth paragraph.) If the migration of old media to the Internet is more of a marathon than a sprint, then the management team at Ooyala Inc. has the legs for it. Sean...

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Indonesian staff wear 'Angry Birds' masks to promote the Angry Birds official Facebook launch at a mall in  Jakarta in February.

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Indonesian staff wear 'Angry Birds' masks to promote the Angry Birds official Facebook launch at a mall in Jakarta in February.

Felicis Ventures Raises $70 Million to Find and Fund Next ‘Angry Birds’

Felicis Ventures, the “super angel” fund founded by early-Google employee Aydin Senkut, has closed a $70 million round of funding that will be used to invest in technology startups including those in the mobile, health and education industries. In the...

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Mary Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, speaks at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco in October 2011.

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Mary Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, speaks at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco in October 2011.

LendingClub Brings Another Morgan Stanley Bigwig on Board

  LendingClub, the peer-to-peer Internet lender, has landed another Morgan Stanley heavyweight as part of its push to go from niche to mainstream. The company said today that Mary Meeker, the former Morgan Stanley technology analyst turned venture capitalist, is...

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Dave Morin of Path spoke during the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York last year.

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Dave Morin of Path spoke during the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York last year.

E-Mail From Path’s Dave Morin? You’ve Got Money

Last year, Dom Leca received an unexpected message. The French software developer was contacted by an investor from San Francisco who was eager to share his cash and ideas to improve Leca’s e-mail application, Sparrow. “I didn’t know Dave at...

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Jintronix is a startup that sees Kinect as a way to help rehabilitate patients who have suffered strokes or spinal cord injuries.

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Jintronix is a startup that sees Kinect as a way to help rehabilitate patients who have suffered strokes or spinal cord injuries.

Startups Try to Help Microsoft’s Kinect Grow Up Beyond Gaming

Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor lets gamers wield a light saber or slice falling fruit ninja-style, but Jintronix sees a more serious use — rehabilitating patients who have suffered a stroke or spinal cord injury. Jintronix is among 11 startups housed...

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