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  • Facebook launches Origami Live for iOS, updates Origami for Mac; interactive UI design tool used internally for designing Instagram, Messenger, more; Live runs prototypes on iOS, reflects changes in real time; incl multi-touch & sensor support; new Mac Code Export feature lets devs copy/paste animations into code; also offers presentation mode for app demos - Link

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  • Fmr @Threadless CTO @Harper Reed launches @Modest, offering simple mobile storefront creation for small retailers; imports existing stores or auto-generates; offers branded, native apps w/ 1-tap buying, order editing, pricing w/ tax & shipping; freemium: $200 removes Modest branding & adds push notifications, promo codes, more - Link


  • @Pebble announces Pebble Time, a color e-paper smart watch promising 7-day battery life; initially limited to Kickstarter, slated to ship in May; starts at $159; to retail for $199; features microphone for responding to notifications & taking notes; compatible w/ existing Pebble apps; water resistant; campaign surpassed $500k goal & ends Mar 27 - Link

    Update: sets record as fastest campaign to raise $1M at ~30 mins - Link


  • Comms API co @Twilio acquires 2-factor authentication startup @Authy (YC W12); terms undiscl; entire Authy team to join Twilio; Twilio clients use its APIs to add various messaging & voice features to their apps; Authy brings user ID authentication to ensure secure comms; Twilio has raised $103.7M to date; Authy prev raised $3.8M - Link

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  • @TWistartups ep 519: @Jason speaks w/ @Storyhunter co-founder @JaronGilinsky, prev a foreign correspondent for TIME, NY Times & others; Storyhunter matches freelance journalists w/ publishers & provides tools for managing workflow, personal insurance, etc; conversation covers state of journalism, plight of correspondents, importance of software & more - Link