• Social Shopping App Depop Raises $8M, Hires Ex-Reddit GM To Break Into US Market

    Social Shopping App Depop Raises $8M, Hires Ex-Reddit GM To Break Into US Market

    While eBay tries to get more social and local, and Pinterest deepens is position in e-commerce, a new mobile app out of London is building out a platform that combines all of those experiences together natively. Depop, a mobile app for iOS and Android that is part Instagram-style social network and part eBay marketplace, has raised an $8 million Series A round led by Balderton Capital… Read More

  • With $1.75M In Funding, MaestroIQ Promises Smart Recommendations For Mobile Marketers

    With $1.75M In Funding, MaestroIQ Promises Smart Recommendations For Mobile Marketers

    When you talk to ad tech and analytics companies, one thing you hear over and over again is the promise to deliver recommendations that marketers can act on, rather than overwhelming them with data and graphs. MaestroIQ is the latest startup to make that pitch, but it looks like it has the team and investors to back up that claim. The company is announcing today that it has raised $1.75 million… Read More

  • Why The Least-Talked-About Aspect Of The Dish Sling TV Is The Most Important One

    Why The Least-Talked-About Aspect Of The Dish Sling TV Is The Most Important One

    Among the many new technology products and services revealed at this year’s CES, perhaps none has gotten more press coverage than Dish’s new Sling TV service. As multiple outlets have reported, this $20 per month subscription service gives subscribers access to TNT, TBS, CNN, Food Network, HGTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, the Disney Channel, ESPN and ESPN2 — without the… Read More

  • Swipe Raises $6.5M To Combine Tinder And Photo Sharing Clichés Into Something Cool

    Swipe Raises $6.5M To Combine Tinder And Photo Sharing Clichés Into Something Cool

    What if you swiped through Instagram rather than scrolling? What if posts were anonymous until you commented and the author replied? What if you’re already too old to know what kids like? Swipe raises these questions, and it’s that last one that may have prompted top early stage firms Sherpa Ventures, First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, and Binary Capital to invest $6.5… Read More

  • Reddit Complied With 58% Of User Info Requests, 31% Of Takedown Notices In 2014

    Reddit Complied With 58% Of User Info Requests, 31% Of Takedown Notices In 2014

    Reddit just released its first transparency report, outlining the requests for user information and for content takedown that it received in 2014. Not surprisingly, the report doesn’t go into detail about individual requests, but it does break things down by category. It also notes how many of those requests the news and content-sharing site actually complied with and offers some… Read More

  • Now You Can Order Postmates From Your Browser

    Today, instant-delivery startup Postmates brought its app from mobile to the web. The move helps those on Windows Phone, BlackBerry, iOS and Android who are too lazy to pick up their phones to order. (Several TechCrunchers in the office have done this multiple times. I may or may not be one of them.) Read More

  • FullContact Raises $7 Million, Rolls Out A New Universal Contacts App For iOS

    FullContact Raises $7 Million, Rolls Out A New Universal Contacts App For iOS

    FullContact, a company offering a range of solutions for contact management for both consumers and developers alike, has raised an additional $7 million in Series B funding, it announced this morning alongside the launch of a new universal contacts app for iOS. The round was led by prior investor Foundry Group, and included participation from another earlier investor 500 Startups as well… Read More

  • Google Offering 24 Hours Of Inbox Invites On The Day Of Outlook’s iOS Launch

    Google Offering 24 Hours Of Inbox Invites On The Day Of Outlook’s iOS Launch

    Google is serving up its longest ever period of guaranteed invites for Inbox, its alternative mobile email app built by the Gmail team. The official Gmail account tweeted the announcement today (which was then retweeted by the official Inbox profile), noting that anyone who emails inbox@google.com from a personal Gmail account between 12 PM ET today and 12 PM ET tomorrow will receive an… Read More

  • Cargomatic Gets $8 Million To Build An Uber For Truckers

    Cargomatic Gets $8 Million To Build An Uber For Truckers

    Cargomatic hopes to bring some technology to the local trucking industry by providing a platform enabling shippers to list available jobs that local truckers with excess capacity can complete. By making the connection, the company hopes to not only help truckers make more money, but also to route shipping more efficiently. Read More

  • iTunes Connect Issue Logging Developers Into Other Accounts [Now Offline]

    iTunes Connect Issue Logging Developers Into Other Accounts [Now Offline]

    An issue with Apple’s iTunes Connect service, which lets developers upload new versions of their apps to the App Store and track sales and income, is causing some developers to log into the wrong accounts this morning. Read More

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