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Viber acquires Chatter Commerce, the startup behind its shopping keyboard
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Viber acquires Chatter Commerce, the startup behind its shopping keyboard

Messaging app Viber earlier this year made its first foray into shopping services with Instant Shopping, a feature that suggested items for sale based on your chats and a keyboard to help you navigate this. Today, the company is announcing …

One philanthropic foundation in Michigan is starting a college fund for an entire county
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One philanthropic foundation in Michigan is starting a college fund for an entire county

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The days where you could pay for all your college tuition with the earnings from a part-time summer job are long gone. Nowadays, things are a bit different: According to Forbes, the cost of college has risen an …

Ed Sheeran deleted his Twitter account after he said he was just on a break
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Ed Sheeran deleted his Twitter account after he said he was just on a break

Ed Sheeran got pounded for his "Game of Thrones" cameo and then deleted his Twitter account. Coincidence?

Singer-turned-actor Ed Sheeran had assured us earlier this month that he was just reading a lot of Harry Potter and taking a break …

BetterWorks and CEO sued by ex-employee for alleged sexually suggestive assault
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BetterWorks and CEO sued by ex-employee for alleged sexually suggestive assault

Beatrice Kim is suing her former employer, the performance management software startup BetterWorks, and its CEO Kris Duggan for allegedly assaulting her in a sexual manner during a company retreat. The lawsuit also implicates BetterWorks, regional VP Matt Hart, and …

Brad Feld: Don’t get too excited about all those “new” acquisitions by non-tech companies
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Brad Feld: Don’t get too excited about all those “new” acquisitions by non-tech companies

Before renowned venture capitalist Brad Feld embarked on a digital sabbath, he stopped by a San Francisco event hosted by this editor, where he talked with fellow investor Semil Shah about a wide range of things. The whole sit-down was …

Are you sure you really wanna watch that giraffe give birth?
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Are you sure you really wanna watch that giraffe give birth?

You really don’t want to be watching when April’s newest calf drops.

Picture this: a pair of sharp hooves and a giant head covered in slimy goop force themselves, almost in slow motion, out of the most delicate part of …

Curve now lets you ‘go back in time’ and switch the card you paid with retrospectively
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Curve now lets you ‘go back in time’ and switch the card you paid with retrospectively

Curve, the mobile wallet and all-your-cards-in-one app, is rolling out a nifty new feature today that lets you retrospectively switch the card you used to pay.

Audaciously dubbed “Financial Time Travel,” the option, which I understand was first asked for …

Prominent Twitter accounts compromised after third-party app Twitter Counter hacked
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Prominent Twitter accounts compromised after third-party app Twitter Counter hacked

A number of prominent Twitter accounts were hacked to tweet Nazi messages after Twitter Counter, a popular tool for analyzing Twitter followers, was hacked.

Official Twitter accounts belonging to Amnesty International, Forbes and other prominent organizations, not to mention many …

With $13.5M in new funds, Pillow partners with building owners to make rentals Airbnb-friendly
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With $13.5M in new funds, Pillow partners with building owners to make rentals Airbnb-friendly

Short-term rental management startup Pillow has raised $13.5 million in new funding, and is launching a new product to provide more transparency to apartment owners when renters make their apartments available on platforms like Airbnb.

A few years ago, Pillow …

Human toe used in “sourtoe cocktail” stolen from Canadian bar
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Human toe used in “sourtoe cocktail” stolen from Canadian bar

I don’t know what’s weirder – the fact that a bar uses an amputated human toe as a cocktail ingredient, or that the toe was stolen. But both happened at a saloon in Canada’s Dawson City, Yukon.

The Sourtoe Cocktail …