• Amazon’s Fire HD 7 Is A Low-Priced Tablet For The Avid Reader
  • The Key To Raising Your Seed Extension Round

    The Key To Raising Your Seed Extension Round

    Given the growth in seed funding driven by the combined forces of the “Micro-VC glut” and increasing activity by angel investors (often via crowd funding), it’s become increasingly common to meet so called “Seed Orphans” looking to raise seed extension rounds. These companies often have good teams that have achieved solid initial traction, but were asked by Round… Read More

  • With Its iOS Update, StumbleUpon Becomes A Mobile Chat App

    With Its iOS Update, StumbleUpon Becomes A Mobile Chat App

    StumbleUpon, an older web brand still best known for its content discovery service that helps introduce web surfers to new and interesting websites (or maybe for getting bought, then sold again, by eBay), is now taking a big step to make its app more relevant for the mobile era. In an update to the StumbleUpon iOS app out now, the company is introducing social chatting. The chatting aspect is… Read More

  • Facebook Mobile’s New Collage Design Highlights Your Best Photos

    Facebook Mobile’s New Collage Design Highlights Your Best Photos

    Not every photo is worth exactly 1,000 words. That sweet pic of you skydiving is a lot more interesting than your lunch. So today Facebook profiles on iOS and Android apps are getting a new collage design for photos that enlarges your most-Liked pics, Facebook tells me. There’s also a new “Uploads” tab that shows all the photos you posted in one place so your friends… Read More

  • Box Acquires Y Combinator-Backed MedXT To Bolster Its Healthcare Push

    Box Acquires Y Combinator-Backed MedXT To Bolster Its Healthcare Push

    Box, an enterprise-focused cloud storage and productivity company, announced this morning that it has acquired Y Combinator-backed MedXT, a firm that provides a cloud-based file storage system for medical imaging. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition fits into Box’s recently announced strategy to pursue a number of industry verticals, which it calls Box for Industries. Read More

  • mParticle Raises $1.5M, Aims To Become The Platform For Mobile Data Integration

    mParticle Raises $1.5M, Aims To Become The Platform For Mobile Data Integration

    Mobile data startup mParticle has raised $1.5 million in an additional round of seed funding. The company, which says it previously raised $4.5 million, is working to become the data integration platform for mobile developers. In other words, instead of installing a bunch of different SDKs to collect data, app developers can just integrate with mParticle. Read More

  • Children’s Clothing Marketplace Totspot Raises $1.8M

    Children’s Clothing Marketplace Totspot Raises $1.8M

    500 Startups graduate Totspot is announcing today that it has raised $1.8 million seed funding to expand its mobile marketplace for parents to buy and sell children’s clothing. Read More

  • Mobile Ad Startup AppLovin Acquires German Ad Network Moboqo

    Mobile Ad Startup AppLovin Acquires German Ad Network Moboqo

    AppLovin is setting up its European expansion by acquiring German-based mobile ad network Moboqo. Palo Alto-headquartered AppLovin helps mobile developers find new customers by targeting ads at people similar to the existing user base, then it continues engaging those customers with personalized, retargeted ads. Co-founder and CEO Adam Foroughi told me a few months ago that the… Read More

  • Internet.org Offers $1M Prize For Apps That Make People In India Want The Web

    Internet.org Offers $1M Prize For Apps That Make People In India Want The Web

    “A recent survey that we did shows that 69% of people in India who are not connected, if you ask them why they’re not connected, what they say is that they don’t know why the Internet would useful for them”, Mark Zuckerberg explained today at the Internet.org summit in New Delhi. That’s why Internet.org is launching a contest to build apps that convince… Read More

  • Microsoft Promises Its Surface Project Is Here To Stay

    Microsoft Promises Its Surface Project Is Here To Stay

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made the pitch this morning that his company’s Surface project is here to stay, hoping to convince potential business customers that investing in the tablet-hybrids won’t leave them in the lurch. Out this morning from Microsoft’s chief is a quote calling the Surface Pro 3 an “enterprise-class device,” saying that the company is… Read More

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