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About.me, the online identity platform that spun out from Aol at the beginning of the year before acquiring the one-time Digg spinout Wefollow, is now lifting the curtains on its plans to generate revenue, with today’s debut of About.me Premium. Show More Summary
It’s Xbox day! Almost exactly 8 years after the announcement of the Xbox 360, Microsoft is back with another one. We’re live on the ground at Microsoft’s Xbox campus in Redmond, where the company is about to show its next-generation console for the very first time. Show More Summary
Airbrite, a Y Combinator-backed e-commerce startup, is debuting its first product today called Celery (its name a play on the world “sell”). Celery is designed to be a “pre-commerce” store builder – or, in other words, it allows anyone to start selling ahead of having a product to ship. Show More Summary
Change.org got its start in 2007 as a social network for non-profits. For years, growth was slow for the fledgling social action platform, but, over the last year, that changed dramatically. Change.org has grown from six million users in early 2012 to more than 35 million users today, and, as a result, has become one of the largest and fastest growing of its kind.
Today Brow.si, a new product from MySiteApp, is launching in open beta as an add-on for mobile websites that promises to bring a host of features to rival the engagement of native apps. These include social sharing, a read it later button, subscriptions, and push notifications -- sort of. Show More Summary
TeamSnap, a company that provides tools for managing sports teams, has today announced that it is acquiring Weplay, a social networking site for athletes, parents and coaches to help facilitate coordination for events, games, practices, etc. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"Payment marketing" startup Swipely is announcing that it has raised $12 million in Series B funding. Although founder and CEO Angus Davis (who founded TellMe, which was acquired by Microsoft) said that he's focused on "looking forward...Show More Summary
Burstly's grand vision coming out of its TestFlight acquisition is getting full reveal today with the announcement of the company's new corporate structure, which rebrands Burstly's monetization tools as SkyRocket, and opens them upShow More Summary
More developments in the Sprint acquisition foodchain saga. As expected, Sprint is upping its offer for outstanding Clearwire shares to $3.40 per share, working out to an offer of about $2.5 billion. This comes after originally making an offer of $2.2 billion, based on $2.97 per share. Show More Summary
Kudos to Apple's finance lawyers, who are the Cirque Du Soleil of legal contortionism. On the eve of live testimony from CEO Tim Cook, CFO Peter Oppenheimer and Phillip Bullock, head of Apple's tax operations, a scathing congressional...Show More Summary
When it comes to diagnoses and the possibility of undergoing serious medical procedures, we want second opinions (and trustworthy referrals) whenever we can get them. So, in light of the fact that 30 to 40 million Americans are slated...Show More Summary
Expect a swathe of consolidation in the European e-learning sector in the coming months. Edxus Group, a new London-based corporate operating edtech company, is planning to plough in €50-60 million ($64-$77m) over the next 18 months to...Show More Summary
In what is effectively a follow-on round, Brightpearl, the cloud software provider for multichannel retailers, has raised $8 million in Series B funding from previous backers Eden Ventures and Notion Capital. Both Eden and Notion seed-backed the UK company, before adding a further $5 million Series A in May 2011. This brings the total raised by Brightpearl to $14.5 million.
The barrier to entry for the Unity game rendering engine for developers on iOS and Android has gotten lower, as use of Unity tech is now free on both mobile platforms. Unity CEO David Helgason announced the changed terms today during the Unite Nordic trade conference, according to Pocket Gamer's Keith Andrew. Show More Summary
Last week we reported that MessageMe, one of the latest messaging apps to hit the smartphone market, had picked up a $10 million Series A round of funding, and today, the company is officially confirming the news, along with some more details on how it's been doing in the 2.5 months since it launched. Show More Summary
How many crowdfunding platforms is evidence of a crowdfunding bubble? Well, when an organisation feels the need to launch a directory to list and detail all of the options in a single market it's perhaps a sign that exuberance for crowdsourced financing is running a little high. Show More Summary
Uncovet, a startup that wants to be the recommendation engine for indie designer clothing and accessories, has raised $1.3 million from Javelin Venture Partners, Siemer Ventures, and L.A. angel investor Paige Craig.
Wanderful Media has raised another $9 million from the long list of media companies that were already backing the startup and its local deal service Find&Save. The announcement comes after the relaunch of Find&Save last month. The service allows readers to browse deals aggregated from newspaper circulars, retailers, and other data sources. Show More Summary
Browser maker Opera's first WebKit browser has exited beta. The full launch for the browser previously code-named Ice adds a few addition minor updates to the meaty feature-set demoed at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow back in February. Show More Summary
Game developer Rocket Jump had already proved its mettle with the hit Major Mayhem. But the company's location in Wellington, New Zealand meant its team often felt isolated from the resources they needed to build an even bigger hit.Show More Summary