• Smart Lock Pioneer UniKey Raises $10m And Looks Outside The Home For Growth

    Smart Lock Pioneer UniKey Raises $10m And Looks Outside The Home For Growth

    Way back in the year 2011 Phil Dumas’ company UniKey Technologies debuted its product on Shark Tank. It was a lock that used your smartphone as a key. Disruption! At the time smart locks were not really a thing yet UniKey plowed yet as the market exploded with similar products. Now, five years after its primetime debut, UniKey is announcing an oversubscribed Series A to charge forward… Read More

  • To Promote Diversity, Apple Increases The Number Of WWDC Scholarships

    To Promote Diversity, Apple Increases The Number Of WWDC Scholarships

    To encourage greater diversity amongst its developer community, Apple announced it’s increasing the number of WWDC scholarships this year which provide students and developers the opportunity to attend Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference taking place this June in San Francisco. Last year, Apple offered 200 scholarships by working with the National Center for Women &… Read More

  • Team Messaging App Fleep Adds ID Feature To Wean You Off Email

    Team Messaging App Fleep Adds ID Feature To Wean You Off Email

    Fleep, the team messaging app built and backed by a number of ex-Skype engineers, is another step further in its mission to help wean you off email. Read More

  • Sources: Yahoo In Talks To Buy Foursquare

    Sources: Yahoo In Talks To Buy Foursquare

    Yahoo has been busy rebuilding its business around mobile under CEO Marissa Mayer, and soon it could make one of its biggest bets yet on the platform. We have heard perennially that the company has been looking to buy Foursquare, the New York startup behind the eponymous local search app and location-based social “check-in” app Swarm. The latest rumor we are hearing is giving… Read More

  • Micro-Investment App Acorns Raises $23 Million Led By Greycroft, e.Ventures

    Micro-Investment App Acorns Raises $23 Million Led By Greycroft, e.Ventures

    Acorns, the micro-investment app that sets up a portfolio for you by collecting your spare change, has today announced the close of a $23 million Series C financing, led by Greycroft Ventures and e.Ventures, with participation from Sound Ventures, Garland Capital, and MATH Venture Partners. This brings Acorns’ total amount raised to $32 million. The company, which rounds up to the… Read More

  • Why Exhibit In Disrupt NY Startup Alley?

    Why Exhibit In Disrupt NY Startup Alley?

    We’ve still got a few spots left for startups to display in Startup Alley alongside dozens of other budding startups at Disrupt New York 2015, so if you haven’t snagged your tickets for the show, now is the time to act. But why should you put your startup on display in Startup Alley? The Alley is the best way to connect you with the hundreds of startup enthusiasts, industry experts… Read More

  • Tinder Cuddles Up To Instagram In Latest Update

    Tinder Cuddles Up To Instagram In Latest Update

    Tinder released an update today that integrates directly with Instagram, letting users scroll through the Instagram profiles of their potential matches within the app itself. Tinder now also supports common connections, letting users see the degree to which they’re separated from a person based on the social graph, as well as presenting all Facebook interests instead of just common… Read More

  • Menlo Ventures Closes On $400 Million For Its Twelfth Fund

    Menlo Ventures Closes On $400 Million For Its Twelfth Fund

    Menlo Ventures is announcing today that it has $400 million in fresh capital to invest in new startups, thanks to the close of its twelfth fund. With a size equal to the firm’s previous fund, the firm’s partners hope to carry forth the same strategy that served them well in Menlo Ventures XI, and hopefully to repeat some of its success. Read More

  • Europe’s Antitrust Chief Confirms Google Shopping Objections, Launches Formal Android Probe

    Europe’s Antitrust Chief Confirms Google Shopping Objections, Launches Formal Android Probe

    As widely expected, Europe’s antitrust chief, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, has issued a formal Statement of Objections (SO) regarding the operation of Google’s shopping search comparison service — marking both the latest step in a five-year long antitrust investigation, and an escalation of European anti-competition action against Mountain View. Read More

  • Tumblr 4.0 Arrives On iOS With Better Blogging Tools, Filtered Search, And A New Widget

    Tumblr 4.0 Arrives On iOS With Better Blogging Tools, Filtered Search, And A New Widget

    Tumblr this morning has begun to roll out a sizable update to its iOS application with the release of Tumblr 4.0. The new application, which also now appears under a revamped app icon, includes a number of features previously available only on desktop, like the ability to create secondary blogs on the fly or submit to submission blogs, for example. Meanwhile, other additions are… Read More

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