Microsoft Previews New Bing Maps, Puts Focus On Travel Planning

9a125a96 Microsoft may have sold off some of its mapping assets to Uber last week, but almost as if to show that it’s still taking Bing Maps seriously, the company today announced a new preview release of Bing Maps for the web. Read More

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Microsoft’s New Tossup App Lets You Poll Your Friends, Plan Events

tossup2 A number of apps over the years have attempted to make it easier for friends to get together offline by helping them to plan everything from casual get-togethers to more formal events. Now Microsoft is taking a shot at this space with a new social polling app called Tossup. The app lets a group of friends vote on things like where and when to meet, what restaurant to choose, as well as RSVP.… Read More

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The Martial Arts Of Customer Relationship Management

dojo After spending six years with startups in the Salesforce.com ecosystem, I’ve spent the last six months as an EIR at Foundation Capital. One of the things I hear repeatedly from entrepreneurs as they illustrate their startup’s potential is their plan to “disrupt Salesforce.” Read More

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PicoBrew’s Zymatic Beer Making Machine Made A Brewer Out Of A Noob Like Me

Zymatic by PicoBrew PicoBrew is a beer-centered startup in Seattle, founded by brothers Bill and Jim Mitchell and Avi Geiger.
The machine at the heart of their operation is The Zymatic—an apparatus that simplifies beer-making by reducing the need to monitor the cooking process of creating Wort (unfermented beer).
Did their device turn a beer drinker like me, with zero brewing experience, into a beer maker? Read More

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11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

weekly roundup USE This week in tech, we got introduced to Apple Music, learned that Microsoft and AOL will enter a partnership, and much more. These are the stories to catch you up on this week’s news. Read More

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SpaceX’s Failed CRS-7 Mission Had Something To Do With An “Overpressure Event”

14391672592_63a4983d72_k It’s not entirely clear what happened during the launch of SpaceX‘s Commercial Resupply Services 7 (CRS-7) mission Sunday morning. A SpaceX cargo ship set out to deliver samples and supplies to the astronauts onboard the International Space Station for its seventh resupply mission this morning. Sadly, that rocket and all supplies exploded mid-air, shortly after blast-off at 10:22… Read More

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Dropbox Now Has More Than 400 Million Registered Users

dropbox-blueprint Dropbox said today that it now has more than 400 million registered users — a jump from the last public figure about its user base in May last year.
Previously, the company had said it had 300 million users. The company didn’t say how many of them are monthly active users, but it still shows that Dropbox’s registered user base at the very least continues to grow. Read More

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Docker Makes Containers More Portable With New Networking Stack, Adds Plug-In Support

DSC00286 Docker is holding its developer conference in San Francisco today, so it’s no surprise that the company is rolling out quite a few updates to its software container solution. Maybe the biggest announcement of the day is the launch of the Open Container Project — an attempt to create a standard container format and runtime under the Linux Foundation that’s supported by the… Read More

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