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It was almost one year ago (to the day!) that we first wrote about Lyft, and how the company was going to offer some lower-priced competition to on-demand ride leader Uber in San Francisco. For those who use Evernote as a to-do list application, the service just became more useful today with the launch of a much-requested feature: reminders. TaskRabbit, the San Francisco startup that has made a name for itself by helping people connect with odd jobs, is now a place where you can find a real job too. Remember how over a year ago, everyone was all excited about the forthcoming Pinterest API? CEO Ben Silbermann even teased its release in a March 2012 email to Pinterest users detailing a Terms of Service change. More signs today the HTC First might also be the last smartphone to ship with Facebook Home pre-installed: UK carrier EE confirmed today that the first Facebook Home phone won't be launching in the UK soon as planned, as Facebook has decided to concentrate its efforts on making improvements to the Home software before looking to add international markets. Nextdoor, the company that lets people create private social networks accessible only to their local neighbors, has launched its first native mobile app for iOS, Nextdoor for the iPhone. Become an investor is easier than it's ever been, and yet the vast majority of people today aren't making individual investments. The biggest names in technology have normally been unflinching champions for the rights of same-sex couples. Being behind in a market sucks, and it's understandable to want to lash out at the top dog, as Microsoft has shown it's willing to do with Google in search and email, and now with Apple in tablet computers. Sometimes, when a truly innovative startup is acquired by a larger company, innovation slows to a crawl.