• Progress Software Buys Telerik for $262.5M As Buying Spree Continues

    Progress Software Buys Telerik for $262.5M As Buying Spree Continues

    In a deal today involving two companies with links to the Boston area, Progress Software, which helps companies build business software, announced it was buying Telerik for $262.5M. Telerik’s portfolio includes a .net toolbox, a mobile development platform and a CMS called Sitefinity, as well as access to a developer community of over 1.4M people. According to Karen Tegan… Read More

  • Twitter Launches Digits, A New Way To Sign In To Apps Without Using Passwords

    Twitter Launches Digits, A New Way To Sign In To Apps Without Using Passwords

    Today, Twitter announced the launch of a new service called Digits, aimed at application developers looking for a simpler, password-free login option for their mobile applications. The news was revealed this afternoon at Twitter’s first annual developer conference called Flight, which served not only as the launchpad for a suite of tools aimed at mobile application developers, but… Read More

  • Twitter Introduces Fabric, A Toolkit For Developers To Build Apps On Its Platform

    Twitter Introduces Fabric, A Toolkit For Developers To Build Apps On Its Platform

    At Twitter’s Flight conference this morning, Dick Costolo’s introduced Fabric, a set of APIs aimed at developers to encourage them to build apps and services on top of the Twitter platform. In the build up to introducing the new APIs, Costolo said that Twitter “wanted to approach this not from the perspective of what would be best for Twitter, but what would help [developers]… Read More

  • Google’s Inbox is A New Email App From The Gmail Team Designed Not To Be Gmail

    Google’s Inbox is A New Email App From The Gmail Team Designed Not To Be Gmail

    Google has introduced a new email app, from the same team that builds Gmail, but intended as something completely different from Gmail. Inbox is the app, and it looks like it might owe some inspiration to Mailbox, and to Google Now. The new Inbox app is available to a limited user group only, and will be expanding its user pool via an invite system similar to the one that Google used for Gmail. Read More

  • Amazon Gets More Enterprise-Friendly With Launch Of AWS Directory Service

    Amazon Gets More Enterprise-Friendly With Launch Of AWS Directory Service

    Amazon has been moving into the enterprise world with the launch of corporate I.T.-friendly Fire HD and HDX tablets, its own secure storage service Zocalo, its virtual desktop computing platform WorkSpaces, and not to mention the cloud computing behemoth that is Amazon Web Services. Today, the company is making the combination of on-premise and cloud resources, easier to manage with the launch… Read More

  • Amazon Rewards Visa Card Will Support Apple Pay In The Future

    Amazon Rewards Visa Card Will Support Apple Pay In The Future

    Amazon has confirmed to TechCrunch that its Rewards Visa Card will indeed support Apple Pay, and that the company is working on making this happen. The Rewards Visa Card is powered by Chase, which is already one of the payments companies working with Apple on Apple Pay at launch. While Amazon has confirmed that it is working to bring Apple Pay to its credit card, there is no specific timeframe… Read More

  • Glamsquad Raises $7 Million For On-Demand Hair Styling And Beauty Services

    Glamsquad Raises $7 Million For On-Demand Hair Styling And Beauty Services

    New York-based Glamsquad, an on-demand beauty business now headed by Gilt Groupe co-founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson who joined earlier this year as co-founder and CEO, has now raised $7 million in Series A funding in a round led by SoftBank Capital. The company launched in January of this year in New York, and is now one of several services that bring professional hair stylists and makeup… Read More

  • U.K. Government Keeping An Open Mind On Bitcoin, Says Digital Economy Minister

    U.K. Government Keeping An Open Mind On Bitcoin, Says Digital Economy Minister

    Ed Vaizey, the U.K.’s minister for the Digital Economy, has said the government is keeping an open mind about digital currencies as it continues a review of Bitcoin and its ilk which kicked off this summer. Read More

  • Fitness Tracker Moov Raises $3 Million For Its Wearable A.I. Coach

    Fitness Tracker Moov Raises $3 Million For Its Wearable A.I. Coach

    The crowdfunded fitness tracker Moov, built by former Apple engineer and HALO game designer Nikola Hu, Microsoft Research vets Meng Li (now Moov CEO) and Tony Yuan, has raised $3 million in new funding in a Series A round led by Banyan Capital. The additional capital follows Moov’s earlier raise of $1 million via a crowdfunding page on its own website. There was early buzz around… Read More

  • Pandora Now Offers Audience Data To Musicians

    Pandora Now Offers Audience Data To Musicians

    Pandora just announced something called the Artist Marketing Platform, offering a variety of listener data to everyone whose music is played on the Internet radio service. In the release announcing the AMP, Pandora says the platform will offer data about each song (including the total number of plays and the number of thumbs up), as well as the number of fans who have created a station for… Read More

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