• Subway Teams Up With PayPal On Mobile Payments

    Subway Teams Up With PayPal On Mobile Payments

    Ordering your food or beverages by smartphone and then paying for it via an app is quickly becoming the new normal. Starbucks already allows for this across thousands of its stores in the U.S. Meanwhile, Burger King and Firehouse Subs announced integrations with MasterCard’s MasterPass digital payment solution just this week, and Taco Bell’s own mobile ordering solution is powered… Read More

  • A Brief History Of Spotify

    With over 75 million users, it’s hard to remember a time without Spotify. But there was. A time when we were all mulling the aisles of Target for new CDs. A time in our lives where we all became thieves on Napster. A time when iTunes forced us to buy songs for $2/piece. And then came Spotify. Read More

  • VR Chat Room AltspaceVR Raises $10.3M To Sell Virtual Events

    VR Chat Room AltspaceVR Raises $10.3M To Sell Virtual Events

    Pay-Per-Virtual Reality could become a thing thanks to AltspaceVR. The VR chat room and communication platform just raised $10.3 million to give us a digital place where we can hang out. But with this funding, which brings AltspaceVR to $15.7 million, comes a need to devise a business plan. While AltspaceVR is focused on growth now, its co-founder and CEO Eric Romo tells me it could… Read More

  • Occipital Raises $13M Series B For Its Computer Vision Platform

    Occipital Raises $13M Series B For Its Computer Vision Platform

    Occipital made its first splash years ago with the RedLaser barcode scanning app and 360 Panorama app. Since then, however, it has moved into the 3D scanning and computer vision space and the company today announced that it has raised a $13 million Series B round from Intel Capital, Shea Ventures, Grishin Robotics and previous investor Foundry Group. This new funding round brings… Read More

  • Smart Spreadsheet Service Blockspring Raises $3.4 Million

    Smart Spreadsheet Service Blockspring Raises $3.4 Million

    Blockspring, a service that connects to spreadsheets like Excel and Google Spreadsheets to easier import data, said it has raised $3.4 million. Instead of having to write specific code to import and sort data in a spreadsheet, Blockspring has several connections to services like Bing Search that will automatically populate spreadsheets with data. The company plans to release several… Read More

  • Little, A Hyperlocal Deals Service For India, Launches With $50M In Funding

    Little, A Hyperlocal Deals Service For India, Launches With $50M In Funding

    Some of India’s top entrepreneurs are pooling their resources to launch a marketplace that connects consumers with physical retailers via their smartphones. Called Little, the project is founded by Manish Chopra and Satish Mani — the same duo behind male-focused fashion startup Zovi. It’s kicking off with a $50 million funding round led by Indian payment and commerce firm Paytm. Read More

  • Rakuten Opens New Research Centers In Boston And Singapore

    Rakuten Opens New Research Centers In Boston And Singapore

    Rakuten, Japan’s largest e-commerce company, has opened two new branches of its research center in Boston and Singapore. Called the Rakuten Institute of Technology, the organization already has branches in New York, Tokyo, and Paris that not only support the company’s research and development, but also its efforts at worldwide expansion. Read More

  • Alibaba Plows $1B Into Aliyun, Its Cloud Computing Unit

    Alibaba Plows $1B Into Aliyun, Its Cloud Computing Unit

    Alibaba Group announced today that it will invest a further $1 billion into Aliyun, its cloud computing unit. The capital will be used to expand Aliyun, which currently has data centers in China, Hong Kong, and Silicon Valley, into other international markets. The company plans to target the Middle East, where it recently formed a joint venture with Dubai-based holding company Meraas… Read More

  • Interview: Duane Jackson Talks Prison Life To Startup Life, And His Multimillion Pound Exit

    Interview: Duane Jackson Talks Prison Life To Startup Life, And His Multimillion Pound Exit

    Listen to KashFlow founder Duane Jackson discuss his conviction for drug trafficking, the transition from prison life to startup life, why he shunned VC money, and his company’s eventual and successful exit nearly 4,000 days after he left prison. Read More

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