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  • First Data Acquires Mobile Gift Card Platform Gyft

    First Data Acquires Mobile Gift Card Platform Gyft

    Payment technology solution provider First Data has acquired mobile gift card platform Gyft, a previous TechCrunch Disrupt battlefield company which offers a mobile app that lets consumers organize, shop for and send gift cards to others. The company first launched its service in 2012, with its then iOS-only mobile gift card “wallet,” which has since expanded cross-platform… Read More

  • Digital Gift Card Platform Gyft Raises $5 Million Series A

    Digital Gift Card Platform Gyft Raises $5 Million Series A

    Gyft, a company building a digital platform to bring the plastic gift card industry to both web and mobile, has raised $5 million in Series A funding in a round led by Karlin Ventures, with participation from A-Grade Investments, Chamath Palihapitiya’s Social + Capital Partnership, Hass Portman and Yammer founder David Sacks. The company previously raised $1.25 million in seed… Read More

  • Your Bitcoins Are Finally Worth Something

    Your Bitcoins Are Finally Worth Something

    Bitcoins are nominally worth $113 as of this very moment. That means very little in the real world. As Forbes writer Kasmir Hill notes, it’s pretty difficult to go up to the McDonald’s cashier and offer an invisible cryptocurrency that resides entirely on the Internet in exchange for a Big Mac. She’s survived a week using nothing but Bitcoins and, although she’s… Read More

  • Mobile Gift Card App Gyft Partners With BitPay To Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments In Its Android App

    Mobile Gift Card App Gyft Partners With BitPay To Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments In Its Android App

    If you’re sitting on a bunch of bitcoins that are burning a hole in your digital wallet, you now have another way to spend them. Today, mobile gift card company Gyft has partnered with BitPay to start accepting bitcoin within its app. Read More

  • Targeting Game Developers, Mobile Gift Card Platform Gyft Launches APIs

    Targeting Game Developers, Mobile Gift Card Platform Gyft Launches APIs

    Gyft, the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 finalist working to bring the plastic gift card industry to mobile, is today announcing the general availability of its APIs, which allow developers to integrate Gyft into websites, apps, or other services. However, as Gyft co-founder and CEO Vinny Lingham explains, the primary focus is on mobile app developers – a group that’s interested… Read More

  • Mobile Gift Card App Gyft Arrives On Android

    Mobile Gift Card App Gyft Arrives On Android

    Good things come in threes. Today, a third TechCrunch Disrupt alumni – in this case, Gyft – is launching on Android. Its debut follows news from earlier this morning which saw two other former participants, the Siri-like Maluuba app and Vocre’s translation app, also arriving on Google’s mobile platform. Read More

  • Mobile Gift Card App Gyft Starts Holiday Push With New Re-gifting Option, Weekly Giveaways

    Mobile Gift Card App Gyft Starts Holiday Push With New Re-gifting Option, Weekly Giveaways

    Gyft, the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 finalist which lets you buy, store and share plastic gift cards on your iPhone, is starting its big holidays push with the introduction of a new feature which will allow users to re-gift their own cards by sending them to others via email, text or Facebook. The addition (“Gyft It”) is one of many forthcoming new features, as the startup… Read More

  • Gyft Brings Gift Cards From Over 200 Retailers To Apple’s Passbook

    Gyft Brings Gift Cards From Over 200 Retailers To Apple’s Passbook

    Gyft, the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 finalist, which lets you buy, save, redeem and share gift cards using your iPhone, has just launched Passbook integration. Because Gyft supports storing your plastic gift cards thanks to its relationships with retailers and data partners, this integration means you can now dump out all those plastic cards cluttering up your physical wallet and just use… Read More

  • Gyft Presents During Startup Battlefield, Session Two

    Gyft Is Moving The Plastic Gift Card Industry To Your iPhone

    Gyft, a new mobile application launching at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, allows you to buy, save and redeem gift cards using your mobile phone. Unlike the numerous mobile gifting applications currently available, Gyft isn’t attempting to carve out a spot for itself in the new “social gifting” market; it’s taking the existing $100 billion market for physical gift cards and… Read More