Facebook And GE’s Newest App, HealthyShare, Points To How Open Graph Can Go Beyond The Web

The Open Graph has proven to be a major tool for Facebook to extend its reach beyond its own social network into the wider Internet, and today comes news of an app that could just be the first sign of

Square Ventures Beyond Payments With Debut Of Customer Loyalty Punchcard Program

Mobile payments startup <a target="_blank" href="https://squareup.com/">Square</a> is introducing a heavily requested feature today with the launch of a customer loyalty punchcard program. New digital

Second Screen App Yap.TV Gets Even More Social With Facebook Open Graph Integration

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.yap.tv/">Yap.TV</a> launched in late 2010 in an effort to help capture the growing audience of users who tune in to TV with their iPads and mobile phones open in fr

Mensch Launches Menshn For US Elections — A New Platform For Realtime Topical Chat

The rise of social media has been like the emergence of a new and powerful drug. But the the Facebook newsfeed and Twitter stream, despite being addictive, don't really serve the needs of people who w

Ten Week-Old Llustre Is Acquired by Fab.com After A Blistering European Roll-Up

Online design sales site <a target="_blank" href="http://Fab.com">Fab.com</a> has acquired <a target="_blank" href="http://Llustre.com">Llustre</a>, a similar but much smaller UK design store. The la

ImpulseSave Wants To Make Saving Money A Habit, Opens Doors To The Public

Companies and brands are always getting better at find ways to tempt people out of their money, and sometimes the siren call of those shiny new things are just too much to resist. Massachusetts-bas

Eucalyptus Systems Aims For Private Cloud Dominance

Marten Mickos is working on a joke. He has the opening line -- "An app guy, an ops guy, and a VMware sales guy walk into a bar..." -- but he hasn't figured out what the punchline is, yet. Mickos is th

Hands On With The Sonos Sub

The Sonos Sub, not to be confused with the Five-Dollar Footlong, is a subwoofer that works wirelessly with the Sonos family of devices and adds considerable bass to any Sonos CONNECT:AMP, PLAY:5, or P

Stanford Teams Up With Piazza, Apple To Bring Social Features To Its iTunes U iOS Development Class

With over 700 million downloads, Apple's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/">iTunes U</a> has been a massive success, but unlike other new online learning services like

FB’s Biggest Ecommerce Platform Payvment Lets Its 165K Sellers Easily Buy Taste Graph-Targeted Ads

The "Taste Graph" is <a target="_blank" href="http://www.payvment.com/">Payvment</a>'s secret weapon. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/payvment">Facebook's top ecommerce plat

Evernote By The Numbers: 34M Users, 1.4M Paying, And The Relative Merits Of Different Platforms

Phil Libin, the CEO of note taking app Evernote, is sitting on a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/05/03/evernote-70-million/">$1 billion valuation</a> and plans for an IPO, and while it may b

Burst Raises $3.5 Million For Private, Family-Friendly Photo And Video Sharing App

When it rains, it pours. Another new arrival in the private social networking space is <a target="_blank" href="http://www.burst.it/">Burst</a>, a mobile video and photo sharing solution designed for

Onefinestay Is Like A Super-Fancy Airbnb, And It Just Raised $12M

Onefinestay, a startup describing itself as "the world's first unhotel," just announced that it has raised $12 million in a Series B round of funding. The service allows people who are going out-of

Bluebox Raises $9.5M From Andreessen Horowitz & Others For A Stealthy, Disruptive Mobile Security Solution

San Francisco-based enterprise startup <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bluebox.com">Bluebox</a> has raised $9.5 million in a round led by <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/financi

Bright Unveils A Data-Driven Approach To The Job Search, Raises $6M

Startup <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bright.com">Bright</a> has already built a popular job board. CEO Steve Goodman says that over the past 18 months, Bright.com has attracted 8.6 million job

After Seed Labs, Cvent Snags CrowdCompass For $10M To Double Down On Mobile Event Apps

It's been an active seven days for <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cvent.com/">Cvent</a>, one of the largest event management companies in the world you've never heard of. The company, which offer

Aaron Levie, Box CEO: We Should Have Bought Yammer

It was clearly meant as a joke. Yammer is, according to many reports, just moments away from a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/06/14/yammer-1-4-billion/">big acquisition by Microsoft</a>, so

Zendesk Adds UK Government To Its List Of European Clients

Plenty of news coming out of <a target="_blank" href="http://leweb.co">Le Web London</a> this morning. Aside from Box announcing a new London office to scale it's 15% annual growth in Europe, today we

Uber Hires European Kees Koolen As COO, To Help It Scale Globally

Car service dispatch company <a target="_blank" href="http://www.uber.com">Uber</a> has hired a European Chief Operating Officer, making the announcement today at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.l

Codecademy Plans Global Code-Teaching Expansion With $10M From Branson, Milner, Kleiner, Index, Union Square

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.codecademy.com/">Codecademy</a>, the New York startup that wants to teach the world to code, has capitalized on widespread interest by raising a second venture roun
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