• The iPhone 6 Plus Gets Bent

    The iPhone 6 Plus Gets Bent

    Every year, Apple announces a new iPhone. And every year, we go through a very similar cycle. First it’s rumors and leaks, and then spy shots from factory lines, and then the announcement comes! And then it’s reviews, and long lines, and pre-order figures, and first weekend sales figures… which brings us to today. Welcome to the “-gate” portion of our event… Read More

  • Business Goals Platform BetterWorks Leaves Stealth With $15.5M Led By KPCB

    Business Goals Platform BetterWorks Leaves Stealth With $15.5M Led By KPCB

    BetterWorks, a new, cloud-based platform designed to help employees set and reach business goals — and the newest project from gamification pioneer Kris Duggan of Badgeville — is coming out of stealth today, as the startup of the same name announces that it has reached some goals of its own. It has raised $15.5 million from a group of top investors; and it has picked up 25… Read More

  • Akeneo Raises $2.3 Million To Replace Excel For Catalog Management

    Akeneo Raises $2.3 Million To Replace Excel For Catalog Management

    It currently takes more than four months for a famous luxury company based in Paris to put new collection items on its website. It’s a nightmare for multiple people who have to fight with Excel to add all the relevant data. And before you know it, the next collection is already there. This is where Akeneo comes along. Akeneo is a CRM for product information. Instead of adding people… Read More

  • Selfie Lets You Share Yourself 24 Seconds At A Time

    Selfie Lets You Share Yourself 24 Seconds At A Time

    A year ago, “selfie” had just been added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online. At the same time, we were just discovering Selfie.com, a mysterious landing page for a “Selfie” service. All we knew at the time was that it was led by Hugh Dornbush and had raised some seed money. Today, however, the company is lifting the veil. Read More

  • Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Hints At A World Of Endless Expansion

    Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Hints At A World Of Endless Expansion

    Disney may have built the perfect game – Infinity, its “toys to life” franchise, which debuted in 2010 and was first released as a playable title in 2013. The game is entering its second generation with today’s launch of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, which also introduces version 2.0 features for all the original series collectibles, as well as new mini-games… Read More

  • Mobile Invoicing App Invoice2go Raises $35M, Former eHarmony Exec Greg Waldorf Joins As CEO

    Mobile Invoicing App Invoice2go Raises $35M, Former eHarmony Exec Greg Waldorf Joins As CEO

    More than a decade after it was founded, Invoice2go is announcing that it has raised $35 million in its first round of external funding. The round, a Series A, was led by Accel Partners and Ribbit Capital, with Accel partner Ryan Sweeney joining Invoice2go’s board of directors. In addition, Accel CEO-in-Residence Greg Waldorf has joined Invoice2go as, yes, its new CEO. Read More

  • After $25B IPO, US Cloud Infrastructure Players Best Pay Attention to Alibaba

    After $25B IPO, US Cloud Infrastructure Players Best Pay Attention to Alibaba

    Amazon Web Services better watch its back. And while we’re at it, let’s issue a warning to Microsoft and Google and just about any cloud service you can think of, because there is a new player in town and they have a lot going for them including being based in China and oh, getting a record-setting IPO last Friday that resulted in raising a whopping $25B. That kind of money gives… Read More

  • Groupon Doubles Down On Its DIY Deal Builder, Racks Up 25k Offers

    Groupon Doubles Down On Its DIY Deal Builder, Racks Up 25k Offers

    Groupon — on a mission to expand its business beyond the daily deal and into more local commerce (a mission to be partly fuelled by Apple Pay) — is also making efforts to ensure that the inventory of offers that it does have continues to grow. As part of that, Groupon is updating its Deal Builder, a do-it-yourself tool it launched in February for merchants to create and upload… Read More

  • Israel’s ironSource Raises $85M to Bolster Mobile App, Software Distribution Power

    Israel’s ironSource Raises $85M to Bolster Mobile App, Software Distribution Power

    One area that Israel’s tech scene has always done exceptionally well in is ad tech. So it’s not terribly surprising that one of its startups would quietly do a $85 million mega-round. ironSource, a Tel Aviv-based company with reach into both the Chinese and U.S. markets, is picking up this funding from a syndicate of institutional and strategic partners across the U.S., mainland… Read More