Bitcoin today is getting its largest vote of confidence yet: Lots and lots of investor money.
Shopify aims to be a titan of commerce both on and off the web.
Instagram nabbed 150 million users for its addictive mobile photo and video sharing, but what if you want to send something to just one person, or to a small group?
Now you can back up your photos directly to your desktop.
The founders of Ngmoco want you to create your own content around your own interests.
Although companies might want to start big data projects, they aren’t always quick to implement Hadoop. Executives responding to a survey cited several issues with the open-source technology.
Disney moves Club Penguin to iPad as Apple allows subscription model.
The $99 hardware and app will let you play games on your exercise bike or treadmill so that 30 minutes of working out will feel like five.
In a bid to strengthen its community and position itself as more than just an eBook reader, Berlin-based Readmill has released a new update promoting book discussion and discovery.
Guest Post While healthcare has always been a conservative sector, it’s currently primed for some dramatic changes.
Health care is a massive market opportunity, but only about one percent of the APIs on ProgrammableWeb are associated with clinical services. A Silicon Valley startup called DrChrono aims to change that.
What if you opened a gift under a sparkling Christmas tree to find, holy crap, there are hundreds of millions of dollars in here?!
American Efficient wants to help everyone in the U.S. switch to renewable power suppliers and products through its energy-efficient-focused marketplaces.
Snapchat has officially raised $50 million in its third round of funding, according to a Snapchat spokesperson who confirmed the funding with VentureBeat, saying Coatue Managment is the newest investor.
Email is a messy platform for getting deals done. ToutApp has come up with tools to make it consume less of salespeople’s time, and new funding could help them become more pervasive.
New money for Palantir should come in handy as the company keeps moving away from government agencies for its revenue and relies more on private-sector companies.
27-year old Kevin Bollaert is currently being held in a San Diego County jail, following a six-month investigation by the California Attorney General’s eCrime unit into revenge porn websites. Bollaert is the suspected ringleader of revenge porn sites ugotposted.com and changemyreputation.com.
I’ve been getting into Snapchat lately and have been finding that using Snapchat actually drives my usage of competitive products like Twitter (which recently added the ability to send photos privately, albeit ones that don’t disappear), Facebook Messenger, Google Talk and iMessage.
Google Ventures, along with Sparklabs Global Ventures, has helped drop $1.2 million into The Orange Chef, a San Francisco-based smart kitchen company that wants to connect basic kitchen devices to the Internet.
Elissa Shevinsky is returning to Glimpse Labs as chief executive. The surprise: Controversially outspoken co-founder Pax Dickinson will be staying on as her chief technology officer.
Is your online privacy worth a speedier Internet connection? AT&T seems to think so.
The U.S. solar industry recorded its second largest quarter ever in the third quarter of 2013, and the largest quarter ever for residential installations. For the first time in more than 15 years, America is on track to install more solar capacity this year than world leader Germany.
The merger will create one of the meaty mobile monetization and analytics companies.
Square has acquired Evenly, an app that makes it easy to share expenses with your friends.
Pixalate aims to solve many of the biggest challenges facing digital advertisers, and has raised $4.6 million to do so.
Shoaib Makani, a former venture capitalist at Khosla Ventures, spends a lot of time at truck stops these days. But he’s not there for the luxurious amenities, as convenient as a laundry machine next to McDonald’s may be — it’s research.
Guest Post Imagine that you lead a rapidly growing national company, and you are ready to take your products to foreign markets.
Dude, you’re gettin’ a Dell (Chromebook).
Alminder’s Mynd Calendar app for iOS is designed to serve as a sort of hub for your day, listing just about everything you could possibly need to get things done in concise, easy-to-read boxes. In a new update now available on the iOS app store, the calendar learns a fairly clever way of tackling an old, fairly common task: scheduling appointments.
Sponsored Post The iTunes App Store freeze — when app rankings stop moving for a period of time, traditionally right around Christmas — has long been a cause for both excitement and concern among app marketers. This year, we can confidently say that it’s not just less important than it used to be: it’s downright irrelevant.
Streaming music service Rdio is now available in 20 new countries across Latin America and Europe, the company announced today.
The German triple-A game developer moves into mobile via the third-party route with its first free-to-play mobile game based on the CryEngine.
Nokia’s working on an Android phone, but it won’t ever see the light of day.
Box is now serving company #200,001.
In its quest to entice more users, Spotify is finally bringing its free music service to more devices — though they won’t all get the same free content.
Sponsored Post Calysta Energy™ (www.calystaenergy.com) today announced completion of a Series A financing round totaling $3 million. The financing was led by Pangaea Ventures Ltd., (www.pangaeaventures.com), and included current Calysta officers…
A week after Sony announced PS4 crossed 2.1 million in sales, Microsoft claims it is nearly keeping pace.
Xyo debuts an ad program that helps apps get discovered in a contextual way.
Back end web video service Ooyala added a fresh $43 million round of funding to its piggy bank today.