• With $50M Boost, Silent Circle Aims Blackphone At Enterprise Security

    With $50M Boost, Silent Circle Aims Blackphone At Enterprise Security

    Encrypted comms company Silent Circle, one half of the SGP Technologies joint venture behind the pro-privacy Android smartphone Blackphone, has just announced it’s reached an agreement to buy out its hardware partner, Spanish smartphone maker Geeksphone. Read More

  • YC-Backed Open Listings Enables Home Buyers To Purchase Houses Without Real Estate Agents

    YC-Backed Open Listings Enables Home Buyers To Purchase Houses Without Real Estate Agents

    Open Listings is a startup fresh out of the current Y Combinator batch that’s easing the home buying process by letting people move forward without real estate agents. Because two-thirds of the overall residential market involves repeat buyers, some people may not want to rely on agents because they’re already familiar with what to do. So instead, Open Listings will refund the… Read More

  • SolarCity Creates $750M Fund For Residential Solar With $300M From Google

    SolarCity Creates $750M Fund For Residential Solar With $300M From Google

    SolarCity, the solar power startup whose chairman is the seemingly ever-present Elon Musk, has announced a new $750 million fund created to help fund residential solar projects, including defraying the upfront costs of solar panel installation at homes in 14 different states across the U.S. and in D.C. The new fund includes a contribution of $300 million, or just under half the total value… Read More

  • TinyOwl Lands $16M To Expand Its Food Delivery Service To 50 Cities In India

    TinyOwl Lands $16M To Expand Its Food Delivery Service To 50 Cities In India

    India-based food ordering service TinyOwl has raised a $16 million Series B round to fund an aggressive plan to reach 50 cities in the country, TechCrunch has learned. Read More

  • Circa Breaks Free From Mobile, Brings Its Personalized News Digest To The Web

    Circa Breaks Free From Mobile, Brings Its Personalized News Digest To The Web

    Circa, a mobile news reader for iOS and Android which, to date, has focused on offering users short, easily digestible news stories that allow you to more quickly consume news while on the go, is making a notable change to its service today: it’s expanding to the web. On a new website at CircaNews.com, the company is taking its summarized news stories to the big screen in an effort… Read More

  • Box’s Latest Vertical Package Focuses On Financial Services

    Box’s Latest Vertical Package Focuses On Financial Services

    Box has a plan to keep growing and it involves building vertical pillars on top of the base Box platform and APIs. To that end, Box announced a new financial services vertical today with a set of tools and technologies geared specifically to firms in the financial services industry. The company first revealed this vertical approach last Fall at the BoxWorks user conference, dubbing it Box… Read More

  • Wattpad Offers A Dedicated Sexy Stories App To Ride The ’50 Shades’ Wave

    Wattpad Offers A Dedicated Sexy Stories App To Ride The ’50 Shades’ Wave

    If you like your erotica like you like your restaurant recommendations, (crowdsourced and free), then Wattpad has an app for you: It’s called After Dark, and it’s a free app that curates content from Wattpad’s social network for readers and writers that specifically offer titillation and romance. After Dark’s stories are divided by category to help fans find the… Read More

  • Are You Ready For The Barcelona Meetup?

    Are You Ready For The Barcelona Meetup?

    We’re less than a week away from the Pitch-Off in Barcelona and we’re excited to see you. If you’ve purchased tickets already, good for you. They are a rare commodity. If you haven’t then you’re kind of out of luck because the event is sold out. Special dispensations may be made if you contact us but I doubt we can help. If you didn’t make pitch-off the cut… Read More

  • Apple Took 89% Of Q4 Smartphone Profits With Android OEMs In A Race To The Bottom

    Apple Took 89% Of Q4 Smartphone Profits With Android OEMs In A Race To The Bottom

    Google’s Android has gobbled up market share world wide, now accounting for over 80% of all smartphone shipped globally. But when it comes to actually making money, Apple is eating all the profits as it continues its focus on premium devices. Today Strategy Analytics said that Apple in Q4 last year accounted for 89% of all smartphone profits, equating to $18.8 billion, with… Read More

  • Vurb Is Crazy Enough To Fight Google
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