Apps

  • Blinq Enhances Your Favorite Messaging Applications With Extra Information

    Blinq Enhances Your Favorite Messaging Applications With Extra Information

    A new mobile application called Blinq is launching today into public beta to add a layer of contextual information to your favorite mobile messaging applications. Founder Yossi Ghinsberg, who’s better known for his adventures in the Amazon (not Amazon.com, but the actual unchartered wilderness), described Blinq as “more of a hack than an app,” saying that people are tired… Read More

  • Homeroom Brings Private Photo Sharing To The Classroom

    Homeroom Brings Private Photo Sharing To The Classroom

    The makers of the private photo-sharing app Cluster have been experimenting with spinning off the service’s technology into different verticals in recent days, including apps designed for documenting your travels, communicating with your community at church, tracking your baby’s milestones, and more. But one of the more successful of the spinoffs, now launching to the public… Read More

  • Slyce Snatches Up Mobile Couponing App SnipSnap For $6.5 Million

    Slyce Snatches Up Mobile Couponing App SnipSnap For $6.5 Million

    Visual search provider Slyce is expanding its lineup of mobile applications taking advantage of its proprietary image recognition technology with the acquisition of popular mobile couponing app SnipSnap for $6.5 million. The deal was a combination of cash and stock, and brings SnipSnap’s 4 million-plus consumers to Slyce, as well as its enterprise product line which Slyce now plans to… Read More

  • App Annie Reveals The Top 9 App Trends From 2014

    App Annie Reveals The Top 9 App Trends From 2014

    Mobile analytics provider App Annie, the market leader in the app measurement business today, is out this morning with its annual report that takes a look back at the app trends that defined the past year. The report includes a look at app category growth, like the expansion of mobile messaging services, mobile video streaming, “sharing economy” apps and more, as well as growth of… Read More

  • Fuse Raises $2.8M For Design-Centric App Development Platform

    Fuse Raises $2.8M For Design-Centric App Development Platform

    Fuse, an Oslo and now Palo Alto-based startup offering a iOS and Android app development platform, emerged from stealth today while also announcing $2.8 million in new funding as it heads to launch. The funding was led by investor Northzone, a Nordic firm and Spotify backer. The company is also backed by Alliance Venture and other private investors. The Fuse platform has been in private… Read More

  • Favado’s New App Helps You Find The Best Grocery Deals

    Favado’s New App Helps You Find The Best Grocery Deals

    In my house, I have a small stockpile of shampoo and other health and beauty products that I’ve acquired for almost nothing, thanks to coupon stacking techniques that let you go into stores and walk out with vastly discounted products. I’m disappointed if I don’t save at least 50% of my grocery bill using coupons, if not more. But working the system to your advantage in this… Read More

  • Shout Offers A New Take On Location-Based Social Networking By Ditching Anonymity

    Shout Offers A New Take On Location-Based Social Networking By Ditching Anonymity

    A new application called Shout is offering a twist on location-based mobile social networking, with a newly launched app that lets you post messages shared with those in your immediate vicinity, or even citywide. The idea is similar in some ways to the popular anonymous social app Yik Yak, which also lets you post things to be shared with those nearby, except for a key difference: On Shout… Read More

  • Shifts Is A Beautiful Mobile Calendar App Designed For Shift Workers

    Shifts Is A Beautiful Mobile Calendar App Designed For Shift Workers

    While there’s no shortage of mobile calendaring applications on today’s App Store, most are designed to serve the needs of office workers who need to carve out time for things like conference calls or meetings. A new calendaring app called Shifts, launching today on iTunes, is instead focused on a different demographic: those employees who work in shifts, like nurses, servers… Read More

  • Gift Card Marketplaces Raise Grabs $56 Million From NEA And Others

    Gift Card Marketplaces Raise Grabs $56 Million From NEA And Others

    A company offering a marketplace where consumers can buy and sell their unused gift cards, Raise.com, announced this morning it has taken in a sizable $56 million round of Series B funding, led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). The additional funding, which brings the company’s total outside investment to $81 million, comes after a period of rapid growth following the release of… Read More

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