It looks like Intuit just acquired Cha-Ching, a Mac web app and iPhone app to help consumers manage their personal finance. According to the site of Midnight Apps, the developer of Cha-Ching, “The Cha-Ching team has merged with Intuit and will continue to provide you great design, useful features and incredible products as part of the Intuit Personal Finance Group.” See update below.
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Have you ever wondered who SMSes porn and astrology lines at $9.99 per message? Your phone! A new Trojan for Android adds a small Android extension that sends SMS messages to “premium numbers,” charging the users a few dollars per message. → Read More
Last year, we’ve shown you Yahoo Japan’s digital signage system that scans passersbys to put up personalized content (ads, news, and other information). And today, railway operator JR EAST showed a very similar device that’s actually a mix between digital signage system and vending machine. → Read More
A young lady named Jennifer – the Internet is now hunting down her last name – sent a selection of thirty-three photos to her entire office of twenty people detailing why she’s quitting. Mostly it was because of a man named Spencer who called her a HPOA (go ahead and look it up or just look at the pictures) but you’ll note one important slide in her presentation. → Read More
Finally. The Droid 2 is finally official. Finally. Thank jebus. The Android 2.2 handset will be available from Verizon’s online store tomorrow and in VZW stores this Thursday. It carries a $199 price after a $100 MIR and of course requires a data plan. Care to wait a bit longer? A special edition R2-D2 version will be available sometime in September and comes with exclusive Star Wars content… → Read More
Datacap software automates image and data entry from a variety of documents and forms, including medical claims, tax returns and highly variable documents such as invoices and shipping documents for more precise business outcomes. Datacap extracts and… → Read More
Cloud-based storage and sharing application Box.net has focused on offering its content management system wherever the workforce is, whether that be in the office, or on a mobile device. The startup offers iPhone and iPad apps, that allow users to access, share and collaborate on the go. Today, Box is upgrading its iPhone and iPad apps with the ability to access content even without a Wifi… → Read More
Mobile advertising company Medialets has raised $6 million in Series B funding led by the Foundry Group, with participation from DFJ Gotham, Dave McClure’s 500 Startups and Chris Saridakis. This brings Medialets’ total funding up to $10 million.
Medialets launched in 2008 with Feedburner-like model of free developer tools except for mobile ad application analytics. But as the mobile ad network… → Read More
Tagadas is a newly launched private buying club in the UK. Only unlike the more general designer offerings of Vente-Privee, Brands4friends and their various competitors, the London-based startup is attacking a more specific vertical: baby and children’s products from brands such as French Connection and Minihaha.
It could also be seen as a British version of US-based Zulily.com, which like… → Read More
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When I first heard the news that Google Wave was dead last week, I was surprised. I wasn’t surprised because it was a thriving, successful product (obviously, it wasn’t). I was surprised because of the gushing I heard about it from within Google leading up to and immediately following its introduction. To hear them tell it, this was the future. So I was obviously surprised that they only gave the… → Read More
Meet Eric Fisher, Product Designer at Facebook and Design Advisor at local search site Milo. Fisher also has the notable and somewhat awkward designation of being the first cousin of Jesse Eisenberg, the actor who plays his boss Mark Zuckerberg in the upcoming Aaron Sorkin movie The Social Network.
Fisher, who has been at Facebook since February, says he and Eisenberg are pretty close and very… → Read More
You may remember Samsung’s NX-10, a DSLR released during CES. There have been rumors floating around of a related camera, the NX100, but nobody has ever seen one except in one random shot, taken during what is presumed to be a commercial for the camera. But now, it appears that at the end of this little National Geographic/Samsung ad, there’s an NX-100 sitting there on the right. The… → Read More