• 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

  • Xiaomi Is Moving International Users’ Data Out Of China Ahead Of Further Global Expansions

    Xiaomi Is Moving International Users’ Data Out Of China Ahead Of Further Global Expansions

    The past year has been an eventful one for Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi. The company’s devices are now sold in seven countries in Asia, that’s a big step up from Xiaomi’s inception — when it retailed in China only — and, with big plans to be global, the company is finally migrating international user data to servers outside of China, as International VP Hugo… Read More

  • Zoho’s Latest Service Targets Subscription Economy

    Zoho’s Latest Service Targets Subscription Economy

    Zoho.com has been delivering online applications since 2005. That’s long before most of us were calling it the cloud, and today it has over 30 applications, most of which to this point have been aimed at the front office with applications such as an office suite, email, CRM and project management. But Zoho.com wants to begin focusing on the back office more –and today… Read More

  • BackerClub Wants To Put Your Crowdfunding Campaign In Front Of Kickstarter Power Backers

    BackerClub Wants To Put Your Crowdfunding Campaign In Front Of Kickstarter Power Backers

    A new venture is hoping to ride the coattails of the Kickerstarter ecosystem by offering a way to get your crowdfunding campaign in front of a community of Kickstarter power backers — for a fee. Read More

  • Spot.IM Turns Any Site Into A Social Network

    Spot.IM Turns Any Site Into A Social Network

    Facebook and Twitter are essential tools for social marketing, but user engagement on those networks doesn’t necessarily translate into more visitors to a site. Created by the founder of a former TechCrunch Disrupt winner, Spot.IM wants to solve that problem by making it possible to turn any site into a social network with two lines of code. The company says that this gives site owners… Read More

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