• A Brief History Of BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed has gone from a twinkle in the experimental eye of Jonah Peretti to a household name in the media world. It has truly disrupted the media landscape, forcing old fogies like the New York Times and fresher pubs like Mashable to re-think the way they present their content. And if that weren’t enough, BuzzFeed’s promoted content business could very well be the best and… Read More

  • Social Media Is Silencing Personal Opinion – Even In The Offline World

    Social Media Is Silencing Personal Opinion – Even In The Offline World

    Social media is not living up to its promise of being an online outlet for discussion that mirrors our communications and conversations that take place in the offline world. In fact, people are less willing to discuss important issues on social media, than they are in real life, a new report from Pew Research Center has found. It may seem like an obvious conclusion: of course, people are… Read More

  • Sync, BitTorrent’s Dropbox Rival, Now Lets You Share With Links, Hits 10M Installs

    Sync, BitTorrent’s Dropbox Rival, Now Lets You Share With Links, Hits 10M Installs

    Sync, a free file-sharing and synchronising service from P2P company BitTorrent that works like a server-less, cloudless Dropbox, has amassed 10 million user installs and 80 petabytes of data transferred since first going live last year — buoyed in part by a wave of sentiment against cloud-based services that some suspect keep your private files less private than you would hope… Read More

  • Pin Drop App Launches On US App Store With Smart New Features

    Pin Drop App Launches On US App Store With Smart New Features

    Pin Drop – an iPhone app and website which lets you save, organise, and share locations – has now launched on the US app store with new collaborative mapping features and the ability to have multiple profiles. We’ve been using it a lot in London, where it’s been taking off. It’s also had a privacy overhaul allowing the ability to toggle between making pins and… Read More

  • Dan Gilbert To Make The Case For Detroit At Disrupt SF

    Dan Gilbert To Make The Case For Detroit At Disrupt SF

    As a life-long Michigander, I’m very pleased to announce the Midwest will be well represented at Disrupt SF 2014. Detroit’s own Dan Gilbert will join me on stage for a fireside chat where we’ll talk about his ongoing plan to revive Detroit through startups and technology. I’m sure he also has some NBA protips for Ballmer. Read More

  • Edgecase Brings A Smarter Approach To Navigating Online Retailers

    Edgecase Brings A Smarter Approach To Navigating Online Retailers

    Edgecase is trying to make the online shopping experience friendlier and smarter — closer, perhaps, to what it’s like to shop with a salesperson who understands your needs and is totally knowledgeable about what’s in-stock. The company was previously known as Compare Metrics, but it’s relaunching today with a new name and an upgraded product. Read More

  • Instagram’s New Hyperlapse App Makes Mobile Timelapse And Steady Video Capture Easy

    Instagram’s New Hyperlapse App Makes Mobile Timelapse And Steady Video Capture Easy

    Instagram is building new apps that aim to do more with mobile photography, and today they’re launching Hyperlapse (via Wired), which allows you to make timelapse videos using standard video captured with your smartphone camera on the fly. The Hyperlapse app launch closely follows the international launch of Bolt, Instagram’s Snapchat-style photo sharing app, but this one looks like… Read More

  • Thiel Fellow Raises $1.5 Million For Social Commerce App Strut

    Thiel Fellow Raises $1.5 Million For Social Commerce App Strut

    By presenting users with a curated feed of instantly purchasable products, Strut hopes to highlight new fashions and allow users to build outfits by mixing and matching available apparel. Users will also be able to share those fashions with friends, get feedback, and message each other around specific products. Read More

  • Admittedly College Counseling Service Lands $1.2 Million In Funding

    Admittedly College Counseling Service Lands $1.2 Million In Funding

    Admittedly, a company looking to give students, parents and college counselors access to comprehensive tools for finding and applying to the right college, has today closed a $1.2 million seed round. Investors include Quotidian, RRE, Correlation, Joanne Wilson, and Shawn Byers. Admittedly launched back in 2013 out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator in New York, and was founded by… Read More

  • Berlin-Based Social Media Marketing Startup Brandnew Gets $1.9M In Seed Funding

    Berlin-Based Social Media Marketing Startup Brandnew Gets $1.9M In Seed Funding

    Brandnew, a Berlin-based startup that helps brands create native ad campaigns for Instagram and Pinterest, announced that it has raised a total of $1.9 million in seed funding. This includes a $1.1 million grant from the city of Berlin, as well as $845,000 from investors including PubliGroupe, Berlin Ventures, and Lukas Kirche. Brandnew plans to use the funding for technology development… Read More