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This morning Dustin Moskovitz announced that Asana had got a $28 million investment from Peter Thiel and Founders Fund. Welcoming Thiel to their Board of Directors.
Moskovitz said they have admired and respected Founders Fund and loved their commitment to building teams to improve lives.

On Tuesday PayPal acquired card.io, a smartphone credit card scanner.
According to Hill Ferguson, VP Global Product PayPal, card.io will integrate its credit card information capturing technology to PayPal’s mobile wallet. The payment details were not made public.

Late last month Apple withdrew 39 of its green compliant MacBooks and desktops from EPEAT,the registry for promoting green electronic purchases.
Now, San Francisco city officials plan to block the purchase of Apple desktops and laptops for use by the all its municipal agencies.

Apple has been working hard to get you hooked on your iPhone, that’s if you have one.
A new survey from Gazelle released on the iPhone’s 5th birthday claims more consumers are hooked on the iPhone than on Facebook, Sex, and even alcohol with the iPhone having a tremendous impact on thousands of its consumers.

Sometimes a picture just isn’t enough. Times when you just want to see something from all angles. With the growth of mobile apps and high-res cameras, people are out to change that experience. YouSpin is in on the forefront of that change.

Reinventing mobile search is exactly was Everything.me has done. Serial entrepreneurs Ami Ben-David, Rami Kasterstein and Joe Simon are the co-founders of Everything.me, a startup based in San Francisco and Israel. It’s a new HTML5 browser-based app that empowers users by putting everything they need at their fingertips.

For generations the garage sale has been an american summer time tradition. In college they could be a gold mine for finding that once piece of furniture you needed, yet knew would be destroyed. With the growth of the e-commerce generation, we’ve begun to see a shift towards selling more online.

Its always great to see your local startups making big moves. Today former Spotlight: LA Tech company ParkMe announced their partnership with Magnifis. ParkMe, a leading provider of parking information to navigation companies and smartphones, and Magnifis a voice-based driver assistant application.

One thing Internet technologies have brought us over time is the increasing ability to create customizable or personalized content for ourselves. It started as basic as signing up for a newsletter from your favorite site to customizing a profile to display particular topics. Then we took a giant leap with social media integration. We could now not only see content we were aware of but we could discover new content via our friends and their friends.

Mobile social discovery is all the rage as evidenced by the early success of apps like Banjo, which achieved an astounding 500,000 downloads in its first six months alone.

Apparently the momentum is continuing. Earlier this week, Banjo announced it doubled its users in the last three months. For those of you who don’t do math, that’s one million people using Banjo in just nine months since launch.