Apps

  • Frame.io Is Cloud-Based Collaboration For Everything

    Frame.io Is Cloud-Based Collaboration For Everything

    Given the world’s shift toward video, both in terms of consumption and creation, it’s almost surprising how tedious and painstaking the process of post-production collaboration can be. Lots of services focus on pieces of the problem, like accelerated file sharing or review in-progress collaboration, but there isn’t really a service that covers everything, end-to-end. Read More

  • Google Expands Advertising Options For Mobile Developers Designed To Increase Installs

    Google Expands Advertising Options For Mobile Developers Designed To Increase Installs

    Google announced this morning a range of new advertising options for Android app developers designed to increase the number of app installations. The most notable change rolling out today is that developers can now more easily advertise their applications on the Google Display Network, including via video app promo ads. The Google Display Network today reaches 2 million publisher websites… Read More

  • New York Times Will Deliver One-Sentence News Stories To Apple Watch

    New York Times Will Deliver One-Sentence News Stories To Apple Watch

    The New York Times will offer single-sentence stories on the Apple Watch, here’s what that might look like. Read More

  • Japan’s SmartNews Raises Another $10M At A $320M Valuation To Expand In The U.S.

    Japan’s SmartNews Raises Another $10M At A $320M Valuation To Expand In The U.S.

    While general sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google stake their claims as news portals, apps focused squarely on reading news continue to duke it out. The latest development comes from SmartNews, a popular app founded in Japan that competes against the likes of Flipboard and Nuzzel in the news recommendation and aggregation space. The startup behind it has raised $10 million to expand… Read More

  • Facebook’s Messenger Platform Must Go Beyond Apps And Embrace The Web

    Facebook’s Messenger Platform Must Go Beyond Apps And Embrace The Web

    Facebook’s move to turn Messenger into a platform for third-parties has been one of the company’s most important decisions to date. Mobile messaging is a pivotal trend that will shape the way billions of people consume the internet. It has the potential to overhaul the dynamics of digital distribution, but Facebook’s own embryonic platform must to develop in a more open… Read More

  • Phhhoto Tops 1 Million Users

    Phhhoto Tops 1 Million Users

    Phhhoto, perhaps the only social network to have first launched as a physical party product aimed at the enterprise, has topped 1 million registered users over the course of the past nine months. Users have posted upwards of 10 million Phhhotos to the platform. Phhhoto started back at SXSW in 2013 with an iPad-based photobooth, but instead of capturing the usual strip of four photos, the iPad… Read More

  • Gmail For Android Gets A Unified Inbox

    Gmail For Android Gets A Unified Inbox

    Google updated its Gmail app for Android today, and the most important feature is probably the addition of a unified inbox. Most of us probably manage multiple accounts and until now, you had to awkwardly switch between them in the Gmail app. To get started with this new unified inbox, you simply switch to the “All Inboxes” option in the app and you’re done. Read More

  • Google Now Includes Google+ Photos In Drive

    Google Now Includes Google+ Photos In Drive

    Google has begun showing photos uploaded via Google+ in Google Drive, where they can be managed via a new Google Photos tab, or stored in folders alongside other kinds of files easily. The inclusion of Photos and Videos in Drive is one sign that Google is moving to part out the Google+ social network into its key components, and is good news for mobile photographers. Google+ has one of the… Read More

  • Andreessen-Backed Teleport Launches A Mobile Search Engine For Globally Nomadic Tech Workers

    Andreessen-Backed Teleport Launches A Mobile Search Engine For Globally Nomadic Tech Workers

    It’s a big hairy vision — knowledge-workers freely migrate around the globe, and city and federal governments compete to lure them. Teleport, a startup founded by early Skype employees around the idea of supporting an increasingly global mobile workforce, is taking another step toward that reality today. It’s launching a set of iOS and Android apps that help tech workers find… Read More

  • Testlio Raises $1M To Provide On-Demand QA Testers

    Testlio Raises $1M To Provide On-Demand QA Testers

    Testlio, a startup that provides development teams with dedicated quality-assurance testers, has recently raised $1 million in seed funding to bring on more experts to fill out its “elastic” on-demand offering. Instead of hiring a team of QA engineers to deal with the bugs produced in new versions of an app or service, Testlio lets you sign up to have a dedicated team of their… Read More

  • Drifty Grabs $2.6 Million To Turn Web Developers Into Mobile App Makers

    Drifty Grabs $2.6 Million To Turn Web Developers Into Mobile App Makers

    Drifty, a company that has been making it possible for web developers to build and publish native mobile applications that can then be published to the major app stores, including Apple’s iTunes, Amazon’s Appstore and Google Play, has now raised an additional $2.6 million led by Lightbank in Chicago. The new funding comes after the startup has seen significant uptake of… Read More

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