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  • Crowdtilt Goes Mobile With First App, Will Soon Let Anyone Launch A Crowdfunding Campaign On The Go

    Crowdtilt Goes Mobile With First App, Will Soon Let Anyone Launch A Crowdfunding Campaign On The Go

    As we’ve discussed before, thanks to a handful of names, including Kickstarter and Indiegogo and the gaggle of startups that have emerged in their wake, crowdfunding is on the “Big screen.” Yet, the team behind Crowdtilt — also known as the Y Combinator-backed startup building a “group fundraising” platform for projects that don’t work on… Read More

  • Zaarly Shutters Its Reverse Craigslist Marketplace, Goes All In On Virtual Storefronts As Co-Founder Exits

    Zaarly Shutters Its Reverse Craigslist Marketplace, Goes All In On Virtual Storefronts As Co-Founder Exits

    After winning LA Startup Weekend, Zaarly almost immediately raised $1 million from a long list of notable investors (even “Steve jOBS”), and then raised $14 million more before the end of the year in a round led by Kleiner, while adding Meg Whitman to its board. Fast forward to today and you’ll no longer find Zaarly’s marketplace on the Web. And, with the next update to… Read More

  • Skype Reaches A 45M Concurrent User Peak, And What Looks Like A New Stage Of Momentum

    Skype Reaches A 45M Concurrent User Peak, And What Looks Like A New Stage Of Momentum

    In case you thought Skype may be slowing down while settling into being a part of Microsoft and recently celebrating its ninth birthday, here are some numbers that seem to indicate otherwise: Last week, Skype reached a new peak of 45,469,977 concurrent users online, part of a strong run for the peer-to-peer voice/video/chat service this year. Overall it has seen an increase of 70% so far… Read More

  • RakOut Rates Drop

    Voice over IP (VoIP) has already been a reliable way to call friends in far off lands on the cheap, but Raketu, a global Internet communications and information company, is set to drop dial out calling rates for their RakOut VoIP service by up to 66 percent! This is part of a promotion that will run through June 30. Ratetu runs over any Internet connection on a Windows PC, and uses… Read More