• Mr. Moshi Goes To TechCrunch — Michael Acton Smith To Speak At Disrupt

    Mr. Moshi Goes To TechCrunch — Michael Acton Smith To Speak At Disrupt

    The TechCrunch Disrupt Europe conference will take place from 18-21st October 2014 in London. You can grab an early bird ticket right here. Over the weekend we’ll have a free hackathon, which you can apply for here. On Monday and Tuesday we’ll have a range of the most high profile entrepreneurs and investors from Europe. And that includes the very high profile founder of Mind… Read More

  • LinkedIn-Owned SlideShare Gets Its First iOS App

    LinkedIn-Owned SlideShare Gets Its First iOS App

    Better late than never? LinkedIn this morning announced it has at last rolled out the first-ever iOS app for SlideShare, the presentation and content-sharing platform it acquired back in 2012. The new app was built using Swift and is optimized to work on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, offering a modern, clean layout to browse and search through the presentations hosted on SlideShare’s… Read More

  • Google’s Play Newsstand App Makes Reading Print Magazines On Phones Easier

    Google’s Play Newsstand App Makes Reading Print Magazines On Phones Easier

    Google’s Play Newsstand app lets you read news from free and paid sources ranging from blogs and newspapers to The New Yorker and everything in between. The app has been available for Android for about a year and the iOS version launched only a week ago. Today, Google is launching a big update for the Android app that it says is meant to improve the magazine reading experience on phones… Read More

  • After Quietly Acquiring SnapSaves, Groupon Launches Snap, Paying You To Shop

    After Quietly Acquiring SnapSaves, Groupon Launches Snap, Paying You To Shop

    Groupon continues apace with its plans to evolve from an online daily deals giant into a wider e-commerce player, with an emphasis on mobile and local purchases. Today the company is launching a new app called Snap — which provides iOS and Android users with a set list of products, and gives you money back when you purchase them, by way of a photographed and uploaded receipt. Snap… Read More

  • Rocket And Zalando IPOs Fail To Excite Markets, But It’s Early Days

    Rocket And Zalando IPOs Fail To Excite Markets, But It’s Early Days

    If there is one thing Europe has been lacking in in the last five years or so it’s tech IPOs. London has bravely kicked things off in the last year with IPOs from companies like Just Eat. But the German markets, long ambivalent to the tech sector, are starting to re-awaken. Yesterday online apparel retailer Zalando, and Zappos competitor, debuted in Frankfurt. Today, Rocket Internet… Read More

  • Gracenote Acquires Australian Metadata Provider HWW for $19 Million

    Gracenote Acquires Australian Metadata Provider HWW for $19 Million

    Another day, another Gracenote acquisition. The Tribune-owned entertainment information company has bought yet another metadata provider — this time Australia’s HWW for $19 million USD. The purchase is designed to extend Gracenote’s reach into an international while also providing it with ever-more TV and movie data to feed back into its database. Read More

  • Glow Gets $17 Million In Series B Funding From Formation 8, Founders Fund And Andreesen Horowitz

    Glow Gets $17 Million In Series B Funding From Formation 8, Founders Fund And Andreesen Horowitz

    The app that helps women track their fertility cycles, Glow gained another $17 million from investors today in a Series B round of funding. That makes $23 million in Glow’s total funding. This latest round was led by Formation 8, with additional participation from Founders Fund and Andreessen Horowitz. Formation 8 founding member Joe Lonsdale and HVF’S Nellie Levchin, co-founder… Read More

  • 15Five Picks Up Another $2.2M To Improve How Work Teams Talk To Each Other

    15Five Picks Up Another $2.2M To Improve How Work Teams Talk To Each Other

    15Five, a startup that has built a platform to encourage employees and managers to give feedback to each other, is today announcing a new round of funding: it has raised $2.2 million in a “Seed 2″ round. As with its first round in January 2013, 15Five has again attracted the attention of a host of interesting investors: Point Nine Capital and Matrix Partners, leadership guru… Read More

  • Hired Sets Its Sights On Los Angeles Tech Talent Boom

    Hired Sets Its Sights On Los Angeles Tech Talent Boom

    Tech job marketplace Hired is officially announcing its rollout in LA today. The company had announced it was in New York City earlier this year and now says it wants to capitalize on what it sees as the third biggest startup scene in the country, Los Angeles. It’s not far off in that assumption. Well-known companies like Snapchat, Oculus and Maker Studios reside down in Los Angeles. Read More