• Vint Launches A Monthly Subscription Service Offering Unlimited On-Demand Fitness Training

    Vint Launches A Monthly Subscription Service Offering Unlimited On-Demand Fitness Training

    Two months after bringing its fitness marketplace to San Francisco, Vint is introducing a new way for users to set up 1-on-1 workout sessions with trainers in the form of a $120 monthly subscription that lets you arrange as many meetups as you’d like. Read More

  • Apple Pay’s First TV Ad Is A World Series Spot From MasterCard And MLB

    Apple Pay’s First TV Ad Is A World Series Spot From MasterCard And MLB

    Apple’s new payment system is live, and Apple Pay has already garnered more attention than most mobile payment efforts to date. It also has a new ad, which aired yesterday during the opening game of the 2014 World Series, from payment partner MasterCard. MasterCard’s ad accompanies its new rollout of contactless payments at food and beverage purchase points in MLB ballparks across… Read More

  • Hands On With Google Inbox: Useful Email Triage Tools For A Mobile Workflow

    Hands On With Google Inbox: Useful Email Triage Tools For A Mobile Workflow

    Google’s Inbox email app is now available, and we have access to the limited release, which is being distributed via Google’s tried-and-true invite system. While many will have to wait to check it out for themselves, our first impressions might help you decided whether you want to even try chasing down an invite. First, this is a good-looking app that benefits from Google’s… Read More

  • Boostable Gets $3.2M, Its Ads Get More Sales For Your Event, Crowdfund, Or Online Store

    Boostable Gets $3.2M, Its Ads Get More Sales For Your Event, Crowdfund, Or Online Store

    Boostable doesn’t have to sell its ads. Marketplaces sell them for it. Ticket, crowdfunding, and ecommerce marketplaces make money when their users sell things, so they’re incentivized to route traffic to the listings they host, which is exactly what Boostable’s easy-peasy ad-buying tool does for marketplace sellers do. So the marketplaces do the legwork of recommending… Read More

  • Verizon Leads Flint Mobile’s $9.4M Round As Payment Service Comes To The Web

    Verizon Leads Flint Mobile’s $9.4M Round As Payment Service Comes To The Web

    Flint Mobile, a point-of-sale mobile payments solution originally built around snapping photos of your credit card instead of dongles or using other hardware to make payments, is today announcing that it has raised another $9.4 million in funding led by new, strategic investor Verizon via its Verizon Ventures arm; as well as an expansion of its service to the wider internet in a new… Read More

  • Biz Stone | Foundation

    Foundation: Biz Stone On Moving From Artist To Entrepreneur

    In our latest Foundation interview, I sat down with Jelly CEO and co-founder Biz Stone. We discussed his entrepreneurial roots, leaving college to jump into the world of art and design, and embarking on a social startup in the early days of the web. Biz on shifting from an artist to a tech entrepreneur: This is building companies, and building experiences for people to be able to design their… Read More

  • 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

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