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Announcing Xconomy Boulder/Denver—7th Region in Our Network

Thank you Boulder and Denver! We are extremely pleased to announce today the launch of Xconomy Boulder/Denver, the seventh bureau in our growing network of news sites covering the business of technology in key innovation clusters around the United States. We couldn’t have done it without the incredible support of the entrepreneurial and innovation communities […]

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Track180 Builds iPad App to Bring More Context, Balance to Online News

The best entrepreneurs are an elusive mix of tech-business expert, clear-headed thinker, contrarian, psychologist, and elevator repairman. Because, really, if you know how to fix elevators, you can pretty much do anything. That would apply to Drue Hontz, the founder and CEO of Track180, a startup in New Haven, CT, that’s trying to reinvent how […]

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Betaworks-Backed News.me Puts a More Social Spin on News Medium

The ever-increasing use of social media to share stories can sometimes overwhelm users, but a New York-based startup has created a platform to curb such information overload. News.me, wholly funded by investor and business accelerator Betaworks, and born from a prototype created at The New York Times, curates news articles to help readers focus on […]

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How Zite’s News App Altered the Zeitgeist in Personalized Publishing

It’s just past noon on March 30, 2011. The entire executive team from Zite is at the Sharon Heights Starbucks in Menlo Park—the usual hangout for entrepreneurs making the venture circuit. They’re killing time between VC meetings on Sand Hill Road, and they’re a little nervous. But it’s not because of the meetings, or the […]

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Seattle Times Rolling Out New Paid Mobile Apps, Hints at Paywall

The Seattle Times plans to offer premium paid Web apps for tablets and smartphones in late April, part of an emerging digital strategy that also has the family-owned newspaper hinting at a possible paywall for traditional website access. In a press release, the newspaper said the upcoming “tablet and smartphone editions” were built in the […]

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The 10 Social News Apps You Need to Try

Once upon a time, there was a magical innovation called RSS, for Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication. It freed news articles, podcasts, and other content from their original homes on the Web and allowed news junkies to follow their favorite publications and blogs through story streams called news feeds, which could be bundled […]

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Xconomy is Looking for a Digital Media Intern to Join Our Cambridge Offices

Hey intern hopefuls, have you been on the hunt for a sweet media gig for the new semester? You’re in luck. Xconomy is looking for a rockstar intern to help out with a mix of editorial, social media, and event-related projects we’re initiating in the new year. On top of gaining professional Web and news […]

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Inside Flipboard’s Project to Rethink Its iPad App for the iPhone

Any iPad owner who uses Flipboard a lot knows the familiar disappointed feeling: You left your iPad at home, you’re waiting in line at the grocery store, and you just want to pull out your iPhone and spend a minute or two browsing the app’s beautiful lineup of stories pulled from your Twitter, Facebook, RSS […]

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NextDigest Raises $390K for Event Newsletters

NextDigest, the San Francisco-based parent company of StartupDigest, said yesterday that it has raised $390,000 in new financing to expand its network of weekly e-mail newsletters focusing on events in the Web and Internet startup sector. Equity investments from 500Startups, Charles Hudson, Tim Trampedach, Marco Magnocavallo, Joshua Baer, and Ron Gutman brought in $190,000 of […]

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The News Embargo Is Dead. TechCrunch Killed It. Let’s Move On.

My passion is for storytelling, and the stories that fascinate me most are about new technologies, how they’re brought into being, and how they’re changing everyday life. But there’s a wrinkle that’s been distracting me from doing my best work and getting it out to the readers who will appreciate it most. It’s called the […]

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