TrackDuck Secures €200K Seed From Kima And Practica

<a target="_blank" href="">TrackDuck</a>, a visual feedback and issue tracking startup, is aimed at small and mid-size organisations and freelancers. It lets the clients of small b

T-Mobile Discovers No One Wants A BlackBerry Anymore

T-Mobile ran a promo last month calling for BlackBerry owners to trade in their device for an iPhone 5s. Zero down. It was legitimately a good deal. But BlackBerry fanboys took the offensive and attac

Extended Volvo CarPlay Demo Video Shows Touch Scrolling, Integration With Other Car Software

[vimeo 88210154 w=640 h=361] Apple is showing off CarPlay at the Geneva Auto Show this week with its first crop of car makers, and so far we’ve seen it in action in Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz veh

With 3B Views A Month, Fullscreen Hires A CRO And Content Head To Explore New Revenue Opportunities

<a target="_blank" href="">Fullscreen</a> is one of the top multichannel networks on YouTube today, with more than 3 billion video views per month. But there's always more it

CloudBees Raises $11.2M Series C Led By Verizon Ventures To Expand Its Java-Centric Enterprise PaaS

CloudBees, a Java-centric Enterprise platform as a service we’ve covered a few times in the past, today announced that it has raised an $11.2 million Series C funding round led by Verizon Ventur

Flying, A Social App For Frequent Flyers, Unveils The “Flying.display” Hardware Device

I love it when a software startup ventures into connected hardware, even if that hardware is a tad pricey and might not even see the light of day. Enter Hamburg-based, maker of <a target="_

TVSmiles Closes $7M Series A To Take Its Second-Screen TV Ad Loyalty Program Beyond Germany

Berlin-based startup TVSmiles, which has built a second-screen app-based loyalty program to encourage people to watch TV ads, has closed a $7 million Series A funding round, from prior investors Vente

Zoho Seeks To Disrupt IT Helpdesk Market By Offering ServiceDesk For Free

With enterprises looking to achieve cost savings as their top priority in managing their IT systems, the IT help desk market is getting commoditized very fast, leaving little room for any disruptive i

Yahoo Does Social Data U-Turn — Will Be Ditching Google & Facebook Sign-Ins For All Products

Yahoo is planning to push users of its online services to register for a Yahoo ID to access its services — and will be removing the extant option for users to sign in with Google or Facebook cre

Facebook Messenger Is Now (Finally) On Windows Phone

Microsoft used its pre-Mobile World Congress press conference last week to talk about how Windows Phone is closing the app gap with rival platforms — and hammered that point home bu also announc

Google Capital Pours $50M Into Real Estate Marketplace At A $1.2B Valuation

Fresh off its public debut last week, Google Capital is putting more money to work this week with the announcement of a $50 million investment in real estate marketplace The valuation of

FreedomPop Announces The Privacy Phone, A Fully-Encrypted Smartphone For $10 A Month

Meet the Privacy Phone, a device that FreedomPop brags is the only smartphone and mobile service that allows for encrypted communications. Lovingly nicknamed the “Snowden Phone” by Freedom

Walmart Planning E-Commerce Marketplace To Enter India, Challenge eBay, Amazon

India’s e-commerce industry is on fire. After eBay doubled down on its India play by investing $133 million in Snapdeal a week ago, the world’s biggest retailer, Walmart, is now looking to

inPowered’s Content Discovery Tools Are Now Free — But Advertisers Still Have To Pay

<a target="_blank" href="">inPowered</a>, a company that helps businesses find and promote positive press coverage of their products, opened the doors to parts of its platform tod

TreSensa Raises $2M To Help Build And Distribute Games For The Mobile Web

<a target="_blank" href="">TreSensa</a>, which offers tools for the development and distribution for mobile games, is announcing that it has raised $2 million in Series A fundin

These Selfie Apps Refuse To Die

Anyone can create a self-portrait. Hell, we've been painting them since the stone age. But it's the way you share them that can be special. Are selfies narcissistic? Sure. Can they be annoying? Yes, i

TC Cribs: Crowdtilt’s Spacious HQ, Where Ring Toss Rules And Imaginations Run Wild

Welcome back to a new episode of TechCrunch Cribs, the show that knocks on the doors of some of tech’s hottest companies to see what the 9-to-5 life is like for the people who work inside. This

Humint Proposes A Way To Recover The Lost Treasures Of Mt. Gox

Like the King Solomon's Lost Mines or the treasures of the Spanish Main, the 750,000BTC lost in the Mt. Gox implosion isn't gone - it's just really, really hard to get back. The solution, then, is a s

How To Orchestrate A National Media Push Without A PR Team

This week, <a href="">Finish went freemium</a>. The anti-procrastination to-do list app, built by teenagers Ryan Orb

UK Advisor Involved In Britain’s Internet Filter Arrested For Child Porn

A top British Prime Minister advisor, who helped design the country’s controversial Internet filtering program, has been arrested for possessing child pornography. Patrick Rock was arrested at h
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