• Check Out The Official Lego SHIELD Helicarrier Set

    Check Out The Official Lego SHIELD Helicarrier Set

    Lego is no stranger to building epic sets as tie-ins timed with the release of big movies, but the upcoming SHIELD Helicarrier set (via Wall Street Journal) might take the cake in terms of scale. Lego’s version of the floating command and control vessel used by Marvel’s fictional global super spy and defence agency is made up of just under 3,000 pieces, and includes small… Read More

  • Imgur Releases A Fast Video-To-GIF Converter

    Imgur Releases A Fast Video-To-GIF Converter

    Here’s an embarrassing secret: Before today, I’d never made a GIF. I mean, obviously I’ve seen them, laughed when they’ve been passed along (and made a note so that I could send them myself later). I’ve even searched for them once or twice on Giphy. But deep down, I knew I was a fraud, someone who feared the day when one of my editors would say, “Hey, can… Read More

  • Alibaba’s December Quarter Revenue Falls Below Expectations As It Continues To Invest In Mobile

    Alibaba’s December Quarter Revenue Falls Below Expectations As It Continues To Invest In Mobile

    Alibaba Group’s chief financial officer said during its earnings call today that the e-commerce giant’s focus on mobile will result in some “near-term growing pains” but ensure profitability in the future. The company’s revenue for the quarter ending in December rose 40 percent to $4.22 billion, but still missed the $4.45 billion analysts polled by Thomson Reuters… Read More

  • Huddle Co-Founder Alastair Mitchell Steps Down As CEO, Morten Brogger Steps In

    Huddle Co-Founder Alastair Mitchell Steps Down As CEO, Morten Brogger Steps In

    On the heels of a $51 million round of funding, cloud collaboration company Huddle today announced a changing of the guard to lead the company to its next stage. Co-founder Alastair Mitchell is stepping down from his role as CEO and assuming a new position as president and CMO. Taking his place is Morten Brogger, a veteran exec whose past roles included CEO of Mach, which he helped sell… Read More

  • Tune Raises $27M To Unify Mobile Marketing Data

    Tune Raises $27M To Unify Mobile Marketing Data

    Tune, a company that bills itself as “the enterprise platform for mobile marketing,” is announcing that it has raised $27 million in Series B funding. Founded by twin brothers Lucas and Lee Brown (pictured above with CEO Peter Hamilton), Tune was previously known as HasOffers — it rebranded last summer, giving it what Hamilton called “a more flexible, bigger name.” Read More

  • Slyce Snatches Up Mobile Couponing App SnipSnap For $6.5 Million

    Slyce Snatches Up Mobile Couponing App SnipSnap For $6.5 Million

    Visual search provider Slyce is expanding its lineup of mobile applications taking advantage of its proprietary image recognition technology with the acquisition of popular mobile couponing app SnipSnap for $6.5 million. The deal was a combination of cash and stock, and brings SnipSnap’s 4 million-plus consumers to Slyce, as well as its enterprise product line which Slyce now plans to… Read More

  • Android Breaks 1B Mark For 2014, 81% Of Total 1.3B Smartphones Shipped

    Android Breaks 1B Mark For 2014, 81% Of Total 1.3B Smartphones Shipped

    With the quarterly numbers now in from smartphone leaders Samsung and Apple, the analysts at Strategy Analytics have published their latest figures on how the overall market performed for the last quarter of the year and 2014 overall. In short, it has been a milestone year. Globally we have now passed the 1 billion mark for annual smartphone shipments, with 1.28 billion devices in total… Read More

  • ‘Fitbit For Dogs’ Maker Whistle Acquires Tagg Pet Tracker And Raises $15M

    ‘Fitbit For Dogs’ Maker Whistle Acquires Tagg Pet Tracker And Raises $15M

    Wearables for pets used to be a punchline, but now it’s a legitimate business with multiple players active in the space. Said space did just get a bit smaller today, as Whistle, the startup which launched its Fitbit for dogs back in 2013. Now, Whistle is expanding its position with the acquisition of a competitor in the pet wearable space, Tagg, and adding another $15 million to its… Read More

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