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United Airlines Begins Offering Satellite Wi-Fi On Overseas Flights

United Airlines LogoUnited Airlines has announced that inflight Wi-Fi is now available on the first of its international wide-body aircraft, which makes it the only U.S. carrier to currently offer an Internet connection on long-haul overseas routes.  read more »

Indian Streaming Music Platform Gaana’s App Rolls Out Across Four Mobile Platforms

Gaana iPhoneGaana, one of India's top music streaming services, just launched its app, which is now available on four platforms (iOS, Android, BlackBerry and J2ME for Samsung and Nokia feature phones) to take advantage of India's vast but fragmented mobile market.

Report: $28.3B Was Invested In 3,267 VC Deals In 2012; Seed Funding Hits Record Levels

cbVenture capital database CB Insights is releasing a new report today on the state of the VC industry and investments in 2012. For the year, $28.3 billion was invested by venture capital firms in 3,267 deals in 2012.  read more »

After 17 Years, Education Platform Raises Its First Round Of Funding, $103M From Accel & Spectrum

lynda_com_logoBack in May, we shared the unique story of, the veteran, video-based education platform, and how it was able to generate $70 million in revenue in 2011 without taking a penny from outside investors. Since then, it's continued chugging along, growing revenue to $100 million in 2012.  read more »

Twitter Now Lets You Know When You’ve Typed Something Clickable Or Went Over The Character Limit

4187460211_0ba6dc1a6c_zHere’s a nifty little addition to Twitter’s website. When you start composing your tweet, the text will change colors when you’ve added something clickable, like a username or URL.  read more »

Congresswoman Proposes “Aaron’s Law” In Honor Of Late Internet Activist

220px-Zoe_Lofgren_111th_pictorialIn the wake of Internet activist Aaron Swartz's suicide before his impending court case, Silicon Valley Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CrunchGov Grade: A) has proposed a bill that may have prevented the government from overzealous prosecution.  read more »

Hipster’s Doug Ludlow Joins AOL Ventures As Its First ‘Innovation Partner’

Doug_LudlowDoug Ludlow, formerly the CEO of AOL-acquired photosharing startup Hipster, is leaving the company's mobile team (where he was a senior director) to become the first innovation partner at AOL Ventures.

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Google Announces First Project Glass Hackathons In NYC And SF, Will Detail ‘Mirror API’

glass-model-logo-googleOver the last year, Google has slowly been unveiling its plans around Project Glass, the company's R&D program responsible for attempting to bring wearable computing to the mainstream.  read more »

What Can You Search For On Facebook Graph Search?

Graph SearchGreat, Facebook launched something called Graph Search. But how does it actually help you? From content discovery to finding a restaurant, from recruiting to dating to a trip down memory lane, here's what you can do with Graph Search. First, check out this quick hands-on video intro.  read more »