L.A. Stories: Mike Jones and Peter Pham Talk About the Science of Tech Studios (Video)

Down in SoCal, there is some serious start-up experimentation going on.
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Photobucket: Holidays Were All About Mobile Photos — And Fido

’Fess up: you took lots of holiday photos on your mobile phone this year, and/or you dressed your dog up as Rudolph for the annual greeting card.
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Twitter Photo-Sharing Went Through the Roof After Twitter Started Hosting Images

The number of photos shared on Twitter grew 421 percent over the course of 2011.
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Former Color Co-Founder Peter Pham Heads to Former Myspace CEO’s L.A. Tech Studio (Video)

The well-known Silicon Valley entrepreneur joins Mike Jones at Science.
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Why Selling Your Start-Up to Google is Better Than Raising More Cash

The trend among many tech entrepreneurs right now is to go big — and whatever you do, don’t sell out before you absolutely have to. In contrast, Dan Shapiro explains why selling out can be better than raising more money.
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Photobucket Gets New Life With Twitter Deal (Video)

Web turnaround stories and brand revivals are few and far between. But the once-forgotten Photobucket seems to have cemented itself on firm footing with a deal to host photos for Twitter’s new native photo-sharing service.
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It's Filter-ific: Photobucket Offers Mobile Photo Filter App

Photobucket today is launching Snapbucket, a photo-sharing app for Android and iOS. The app expands on photo-altering filters popularized by Hipstamatic and Instagram, offering 9,500 total filters, including customizable ones and advanced options that are unlocked through participation.

News Corp.'s IGN Buys Hearst's UGO In Preparation For Game Site Spin-Off

It’s the end of News Corp.’s Web 2.0 play that started back in 2005: The media conglomerate plans to spin out its IGN.com dudes-and-games site, and is bulking up in advance by acquiring Hearst’s dudes-and-games-centric UGO.com.

Sparkbuy Aspires to Be the Kayak for Consumer Electronics

Sparkbuy is officially launching today, unveiling a Web site that will let consumers sift through thousands of laptops and tablets to more easily find the device that best suits their needs.

In Mobile Gymnastics, the Motorola Backflip Scores a 6

The Motorola Backflip smart phone has a unique design: Its QWERTY keyboard is on the back of the device, so the screen appears to be doing a “back flip” when it opens up for use.
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Kara Visits Beta South!

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