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Bing takes market share from Google; adds tweets

It's been a successful start for Microsoft's new Bing search engine - web metrics firm StatCounter claims Microsoft's share of the search market rose by 0.5 percentage points in June to 8.23%, while Google's fell 0.59 percentage...
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Talenthouse wants to foster creative collaboration

Fancy some moodboard-speak? You got it! New website Talenthouse claims that it "empowers all artists to create original content, collaborate with each other and become recognized by a global audience".
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10 tips for startups looking for VC funding

After some money from venture capital firms for your Big Online Music Idea? You should hightail it over to VentureBeat, which has an article written by serial entrepreneur Naval Ravikant.
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And now… the first BitTorrent iPhone app store

appDowner isn't the first unsanctioned iPhone application store, but it's the first one to use BitTorrent technology.
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Real-time search engines put to the test

We wrote about a couple of new "real-time" search engines last week - sites that provide up-to-the-second (in theory) results from Twitter and other social media services.
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Google to debut Flipper visual news site

Talking of search engines... Google is about to take the wrappers off a new service called Flipper, says TechCrunch.
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Imeem loves Android and iPhone ; slams BlackBerry

Streaming music service Imeem has revealed that it now has more than one million users of its mobile applications (on iPhone and Android), although it's the Android version that the company seems most excited about.
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Hunch helps you make decisions

We've been covering the new breed of search engines recently like Wolfram Alpha and Bing. Hunch isn't quite a search engine - it's more of a decision engine.
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Meuzer is the latest YouTube-scraping music site

Seeqpod may be down for the count, but there are plenty of other streaming music sites springing up in its place. Meuzer is the latest, which lets you search for songs and artists, with the audio being pulled from YouTube....
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Bopaboo still planning for launch this year

Remember Bopaboo? It originally planned to launch late last year, letting people sell their ''used'' MP3s to others, effectively creating a secondary digital music market. Or at least, that was the idea. It didn't launch.
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VCs planning to invest in fewer startups

Anyone surprised? Thought not. A survey of 700 venture capitalists confirms that they're being more cautious due to the economic downturn.
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We7 to launch iPhone app by Christmas

UK streaming music service We7 is developing its own iPhone application, and hopes to have it available on the App Store by the end of this year, CEO Steve Purdham has told Music Ally.