TC Roundup: Google buys Jetpac to give context to visual searches

TC Roundup: Google buys Jetpac to give context to visual searches

Google just acquired the team behind Jetpac, an app that utilizes public Instagram data to determine things like the happiest or drunkest city. Jetpac launched in 2012 as a social travel guide on iPad but later shifted focus to its nstagram-driven data on its iphone app, "Jetpac City Guides." (Tech Crunch)

Advice For Startups: Don't Waste Your Time Talking To The Press: Don't Waste Your Time Talking To The Press: Tech reporters frequently get the following question: "What advice would you give to startups that are trying to pitch you?" It sounds counter-intuitive, but the honest response is: "Don't talk to me." There is a place in the tech world for press. When done well, it introduces innovative new ideas, shares lesson-filled stories of failure and success, and keeps companies and the people who run them honest. But most startups don't need, and shouldn't want, to grace headlines. (Business Insider India)

Samwer brothers reshuffle ahead of Rocket IPO: The Samwer brothers, who control the German online investment vehicle Rocket Internet, have reshuffled their complex portfolio of start-up holdings and raised extra cash ahead of an IPO planned for later this year. (Financial Times)

Indian doctors, government launch portal to share healthcare expertise: Indian-origin doctors across the globe have joined hands with the Indian government to launch a web portal for sharing expertise, skills, knowledge and resources with those in need of such services in India. (PTI)

Introducing Yahoo Stores: Turn your idea into a business in Less than 2 minutes: Today, we're excited to introduce Yahoo Stores, a completely reimagined, next-generation version of our eCommerce platform that will help anyone start, build and grow a successful business online. Yahoo Small Business took the best of everything we've learned from our million+ customers over the past 16 years, and applied it to Yahoo Stores to give small business owners a more powerful, streamlined and beautiful way to turn their ideas into a business. (Yahoo Small Business)

Introducing promoted video on Twitter: Earlier this year, we began testing a new Twitter Video Card that streamlines video playback and brings a one-tap viewing experience in our users' timelines. These tests have shown that Tweets containing native Twitter video generate better engagement and more video views than before. (Twitter Blog)

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