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  • Twitter Wants An Interest Graph: Now Tracking Your Browsing To Make Follow Suggestions

    Twitter Wants An Interest Graph: Now Tracking Your Browsing To Make Follow Suggestions

    Twitter does a lot of things right, but it still hasn’t solved the problem of turning its noise into signal. After joining Twitter, it can take a lot of following and unfollowing scores of accounts before you’ve curated a stream that makes sense for you. With its platform growing fast, Twitter is looking to make the onboarding process a little easier (and more personalized) for… Read More

  • Jetsetter Moves Beyond Flash Sales: Recommendations Now A Third Of Its Business

    Jetsetter Moves Beyond Flash Sales: Recommendations Now A Third Of Its Business

    Jetsetter, the exclusive travel community for globetrotters, seems to be on a roll. In recent days, the company has announced a dozen some new corporate partners, a handful of new sale formats to entice customers, and new distribution partnerships with high-profile sites like Kayak, The Economist and the vacation rental service HomeAway. But while many think of Jetsetter as a flash sales… Read More

  • Stamped Updated For SXSW: Better Maps, Search & Austin-Area Recommendations

    Stamped Updated For SXSW: Better Maps, Search & Austin-Area Recommendations

    Stamped, the NYC-based startup founded by ex-Googlers, is rolling out an update to its social recommendations app today with a focus on improving local discovery. Specifically, Stamped has overhauled the app’s map interface with the addition of a search box and slider for switching between views. The company has also teamed up with The Austin Chronicle for SXSW, whose branded account… Read More

  • Just In Time For SXSW, Social Discovery Service Sonar Arrives On Android

    Just In Time For SXSW, Social Discovery Service Sonar Arrives On Android

    Social discovery service (and TechCrunch Disrupt alumni) Sonar has some big news today, and just in time for SXSW: it’s arriving on Android. According to founder Brett Martin, support for the Android platform has long been users’ most frequent request for the service. But that’s not the only thing that’s new. Along with the Android launch, the company is also making… Read More

  • Crosswa.lk, The App Discovery Service Better Than iTunes Genius, Is Now An App

    Crosswa.lk, The App Discovery Service Better Than iTunes Genius, Is Now An App

    Mobile application discovery service Crosswa.lk has just debuted its much anticipated native counterpart, in the form of a new iPhone application. The app soft-launched over the weekend, allowing users to see what apps their friends are using as well as those that are popular on the wider Crosswa.lk network. It also allows users to quickly rate apps and receive recommendations of apps they… Read More

  • DealBoard For iPhone Finds Offers You Like, So You Can Kill The Daily Deal Emails

    DealBoard For iPhone Finds Offers You Like, So You Can Kill The Daily Deal Emails

    DealBoard, a recently launched iPhone app from Seattle and London-based nFluence Media, has just emerged as a new player in the crowded “daily deals” space. But this app isn’t yet another Groupon clone, it’s a daily deal aggregator. However, what makes dealBoard unique – and why the company has $3 million in funding – is how the app goes about aggregating… Read More

  • Forkly 2.0 Puts Your Taste Graph To Use With New, Personalized Recommendations

    Forkly 2.0 Puts Your Taste Graph To Use With New, Personalized Recommendations

    Forkly, the food rating app from Brightkite founders Brady Becker and Martin May, just launched a major update dubbed “Forkly 2.0.” Along with a user interface overhaul which features a faster feed, bigger photos and an upgraded user profile design, the app update also includes improved menus and a “Discover” function to offer better, personalized recommendations. Read More

  • Let’s Get Personalized: Moving Beyond Recommendations

    Let’s Get Personalized: Moving Beyond Recommendations

    Hank Nothhaft is the co-founder and chief product officer of Trapit, a personalized content discovery platform currently in beta. Trapit was incubated at SRI and the CALO project. eBay’s recent acquisition of the recommendation service Hunch was an important score for the online retailer, giving it a way to mine the ever-mounting mounds of structured and unstructured data for more… Read More

  • 1-Month Old BuzzDoes Scores $750K For Mobile App Marketing Platform

    1-Month Old BuzzDoes Scores $750K For Mobile App Marketing Platform

    BuzzDoes, a newly launched word-of-mouth marketing tool for mobile app developers, has secured $750,000 in seed funding from angel investors and Proxima Ventures. The tool, which operates as a drop-in SDK (software development kit), allows developers to add a viral recommendation feature to their application using a single line of code. Once installed, app users are… Read More

  • Outbrain Raises $35M In Series D Funding For Content Discovery Platform

    Outbrain Raises $35M In Series D Funding For Content Discovery Platform

    Today, content discovery platform Outbrain is announcing it has secured $35 million in Series D funding in a round led by Index Ventures. Existing investors Carmel Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners also participated in the round. As a part of the deal, Dominique Vidal, partner at Index Ventures, will join the company’s Board of Directors. Read More