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  • Mixpanel Adds Mobile A/B Testing To Its Analytics Platform

    Mixpanel Adds Mobile A/B Testing To Its Analytics Platform

    Mixpanel, the analytics startup incubated at Y Combinator and backed by Andreessen Horowitz, is launching a new feature today for mobile developers who want to test out different variations of their app. We’ve written about several startups that are focused on mobile A/B testing, such as Taplytics. Optimizely, the big player in desktop A/B testing, recently moved into mobile. Read More

  • A Fancy Cooler Has Stolen The Title Of Most-Funded Kickstarter Project From Pebble

    A Fancy Cooler Has Stolen The Title Of Most-Funded Kickstarter Project From Pebble

    Arguably, Pebble and its record-breaking Kickstarter project woke the slumbering giant that is the smartwatch device category. It should follow, then, that by this time next year we’ll be seeing Android-powered smart coolers from Samsung, LG and every OEM under the sun flooding the market, given that the Coolest Cooler has now knocked the Pebble from its vaunted pedestal, with over… Read More

  • Smart Plug Startup Zuli Raises $1.65M And Kicks Off New Pre-Orders

    Smart Plug Startup Zuli Raises $1.65M And Kicks Off New Pre-Orders

    Smart home automation startup Zuli has just raised $1.65 million in venture funding following a successful Kickstarter campaign. The company has created the Zuli Smartplug, a connected outlet that plugs into your existing ones and gains Bluetooth LE powers. A single outlet provides basic smart features, including in-home control of lights and appliances plugged into them, but when you get three… Read More

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    StartX Opens Biolab For Stanford Startups

    StartX And QB3 Open A Biotech Lab In Palo Alto

    StartX, the nonprofit accelerator program spun out of Stanford University, is opening a biotech laboratory in conjunction with QB3, the institute focused on molecular biology research at the University of California. The space is intended for early stage medical and hardware tech companies, providing equipment useful for molecular biology startups and early stage hardware startups. Read More

  • Fleep, The Team Messaging App Built And Funded By Ex-Skypers, Flicks Monetization Switch

    Fleep, The Team Messaging App Built And Funded By Ex-Skypers, Flicks Monetization Switch

    Fleep, the team messaging app built and backed by a number of ex-Skype engineers, is flicking the monetisation switch today. A year after launching as a free public beta, the Estonian startup is introducing a freemium revenue model. Read More

  • Pinterest Investor Fritz Lanman Working On Two Different Companies

    Pinterest Investor Fritz Lanman Working On Two Different Companies

    Less than two years after selling his company Livestar to Pinterest, early Pinterest and Square investor Fritz Lanman is up to his old entrepreneurial tricks. Lanman, who continues to make angel investments and led the seed round of Class Pass, is trying out the “company builder” model, dividing his efforts between Doppler Labs, which is focused on wearable tech products, and DWNLD, … Read More

  • Instagram's New Hyperlapse App

    Hands-On With Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New Video Creation App

    Instagram has just launched a brand new standalone app called Hyperlapse, which focuses entirely on mobile video creation. The app looks dead simple, but is actually doing a lot in the background. When you first open Hyperlapse, you’ll go through a very quick tutorial and are then sent straight into a full-screen camera. The button on the bottom starts and stops recording. Once you… Read More

  • Snapchat Raising A New Round From KPCB At A $10B Valuation

    Snapchat Raising A New Round From KPCB At A $10B Valuation

    The rumors are flying around vanishing messaging app Snapchat, both on and off Secret. These rumors hold that Microsoft and Snapchat are in acquisition talks, though we can’t really grok why they would be, other than that the situation would make a great plot point in the inevitable Snapchat movie (“The Sexting Network”?). According to people familiar with Microsoft, there… Read More

  • Someone Keeps Sending Us Fake Tips About Path

    Someone Keeps Sending Us Fake Tips About Path

    Someone very desperately wants TechCrunch to write about Path. Over the past few weeks, we’ve received over half a dozen tips about layoffs, visitors from China in the office, an Alibaba “partnership,” potential acquirers and more. The funny thing is, none of these things seem to be true. For starters, the company outright denies it – on the record. Other sources… Read More

  • Pin Drop App Launches On US App Store With Smart New Features

    Pin Drop App Launches On US App Store With Smart New Features

    Pin Drop – an iPhone app and website which lets you save, organise, and share locations – has now launched on the US app store with new collaborative mapping features and the ability to have multiple profiles. We’ve been using it a lot in London, where it’s been taking off. It’s also had a privacy overhaul allowing the ability to toggle between making pins and… Read More