• Social Media Engagement Startup Insightpool Raises $4M

    Social Media Engagement Startup Insightpool Raises $4M

    Insightpool, a startup that helps companies identify and connect with their target audience online, is announcing that it has raised $4 million in Series A funding. At first, the concept might seem similar to other services that identify valuable social media influencers, brand advocates, or what have you. However, CEO Devon Wijesinghe told me that Insightpool differs in some big ways. Read More

  • Translator Keyboard For iOS Makes Writing Foreign Missives A Breeze

    Translator Keyboard For iOS Makes Writing Foreign Missives A Breeze

    The Translator Keyboard for iOS 8 can translate what you’ve typed into one of 44 other languages — all without having to leave the keyboard interface. Read More

  • Roku Now Offers Screen Mirroring For Android And Windows 8.1 Users
  • Google Reveals ‘The Physical Web,’ A Project To Make Internet Of Things Interaction App-Less

    Google Reveals ‘The Physical Web,’ A Project To Make Internet Of Things Interaction App-Less

    Google’s Scott Jenson, an interaction and UX designer who left the company only to return to the Chrome team last November, has revealed a project underway at the company called The Physical Web to provide “interaction on demand” so that people can walk up and use any smart devices without the need for intervening mobile apps. This would make it possible for users to simply… Read More

  • 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 Candy… 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

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