Celebs Crowdsource With Talenthouse, Pulse Raises $9M, Comcast Touts Gigabit Speeds

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Stan Lee

Celebs Crowdsource With Talenthouse

Legendary comic creator Stan Lee is looking for a new superhero; rapper the Game is scouting for a new verse--and anyone with an idea and an Internet connection could have the next big thing. Talenthouse has developed quite a cast of celebrity users scouring user-generated ideas to help break their creative blocks and create new stars in the process.

Pulse Raises $9M

The Apple award-winning iPad-curation app raised a hefty sum from New Enterprise Associates, Greycroft Partners, and Lerer Ventures. Since its legal flap with The New York Times last year, it's garnered partnerships with the likes of The Huffington Post and The New Yorker.

Comcast Boasts Gigabit Speeds

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts teased a new ultra-fast Internet service at the Cable Show 2011, a product clearly designed to compete with Google's broadband experiments (now in Kansas) and Sonic.net's impressively cheap $70 pilot gigabit Internet service--which tops Comcast's own 105 Mbps at $105 per month.

Sources: TechCrunch, Forbes, Engadget

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