Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Mapbox Raises $52.6M Led By DFJ To Be The “Map Layer” For All Apps

    Mapbox Raises $52.6M Led By DFJ To Be The “Map Layer” For All Apps

    With questions swirling over who may end up buying Nokia’s mapping division Here, a startup trying to disrupt it and other big boys like Google has raised some major funding. Mapbox, a developer of customizable maps used by third-party apps like Foursquare, Pinterest, Mapquest and 16,000 others, has raised $52.55 million in a Series B round of funding. The company claims that it’s… Read More

  • BitTorrent Shoot Lets You Privately Share Photos And Videos With Friends

    BitTorrent Shoot Lets You Privately Share Photos And Videos With Friends

    A new mobile application from BitTorrent called Shoot wants to make it easier to move batches of photos or big video files between mobile devices – even when you’re sharing between iOS, Android and Windows Phone smartphones. The app’s biggest advantage, beyond its cross-platform support of course, is that it leverages BitTorrent’s Sync technology to move the files. Read More

  • You Can Now Reserve An Apple Watch To Buy In-Store

    You Can Now Reserve An Apple Watch To Buy In-Store

    Apple Watch has been severely supply constrained since launch, but you can now finally get one in a physical Apple retail store. The Apple Store website now supports online reservations of the Watch, letting you see if models are available in any stores near you and ensuring that if the model you’re after is there, staff will set it aside and have one waiting for you when you can come… Read More

  • Planted Launches iOS App To Help Non-Technical Millennials Find Startup Jobs

    Planted Launches iOS App To Help Non-Technical Millennials Find Startup Jobs

    For those who just graduated college with a computer science degree, landing a job at a startup shouldn’t be too difficult. For non-technical graduates, however, it’s not so simple — nearly half of all recent college grads are underemployed. Planted, formerly known as Lynxsy, is launching its iOS app today to help non-technical Millennials find jobs with startups. It pairs… Read More

  • Sharp’s New Screen Tech Promises To Make Smartphones Even Thinner And Lighter

    Sharp’s New Screen Tech Promises To Make Smartphones Even Thinner And Lighter

    Think smartphones are thin enough already? Well, they might be about to get thinner still, if Sharp has its way with a new type of screen that it has begun manufacturing. Read More

  • Mobile Apps Will Decide Your Product’s Success Crunch Network

    Mobile Apps Will Decide Your Product’s Success

    My home theater system recently stopped working and I found myself in the market for a specific piece of relatively complex consumer technology: a new receiver. A new home theater receiver is not an insignificant purchase. Surprisingly, the major factor in my decision had nothing to do with price point or technical specs. Instead, I chose a receiver that featured an intuitive mobile app that… Read More

  • Jason Kilar’s Subscription Video Service Vessel Expands To Android

    Jason Kilar’s Subscription Video Service Vessel Expands To Android

    Vessel’s video subscription service, headed by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and CTO Richard Tom, has today expanded to Android. The app is initially offered as an open beta available for download from the Google Play store. The service, which offers early access to videos from a number of creators before they hit YouTube or Vimeo, will now work on any Android device that runs version… Read More

  • Portal Lets You Quickly Transfer Big Files From PC To Phone

    Portal Lets You Quickly Transfer Big Files From PC To Phone

    Pushbullet, the company that makes a handy utility that moves notifications, links and files between devices, is out today with a new app called Portal, which focuses on file transfer alone. Launching first on Android where it’s able to more deeply integrate with the OS, Portal is designed to make it easier to move files – even large files – between your computer… Read More

  • BloomThat Grows Beyond Flower Delivery To Gifts With $5.5M

    BloomThat Grows Beyond Flower Delivery To Gifts With $5.5M

    BloomThat wants to be the “Make someone happy” button. Open its app, choose between a few curated bouquets, and a beautiful flower arrangement is delivered to someone you care about in 90 minutes. Y Combinator fertilized the startup in 2013 before it raised $2.1 million from SV Angel and Ashton Kutcher’s A-Grade to blossom in the SF Bay Area. Now BloomThat has found roots in… Read More

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