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  • Why Startups Fail: A Postmortem For Flud, The Social Newsreader

    Why Startups Fail: A Postmortem For Flud, The Social Newsreader

    In late July, news broke that Flud, the social news reader for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, was headed to the deadpool. Startup failure is an all-too familiar, even cliche, story in Silicon Valley. But when San Diegoan co-founders Bobby Ghoshal and Matthew Ausonio officially shuttered the Flud app and website in August, after three years of development, it was a disappointing final chapter… Read More

  • Indonesian Newsstand App Scoop Closes $2.4M Series B

    Indonesian Newsstand App Scoop Closes $2.4M Series B

    Apps Foundry just announced that it has raised $2.42 million (S$3 million) in a Series B round of funding. The Indonesian company is registered and headquartered in Singapore, and this round of funding has come from Indonesia’s largest media group, Kompas Gramedia. The company’s main product is a┬ádigital newsstand app called Scoop. This round of funding will go towards Apps… Read More

  • Google Revamps Its Currents Mobile Newsreader App To Make It Smarter And More Scannable

    Google Revamps Its Currents Mobile Newsreader App To Make It Smarter And More Scannable

    Google just launched an update to Google Currents, the company’s Flipboard competitor, that makes it easier to scan through categories and editions from Google publisher partners like The Guardian and Forbes in the app. In addition, Google says it also brought some of its search technology to the app to power its breaking news sections. Read More