Launched 14 years ago and achieving $62 million in EBITA in 2012, online survey company SurveyMonkey is a veteran of the Silicon Vally startup scene. With more than 14 million users globally, the company is now keen to boost these numbers even more by upping its presence in Europe. It announced a new London office last week and is now scouting German cities for potential locations.
Geomerics will move ARM deeper into visual media.
The fund’s money will be used on an aggressive marketing strategy, opening a network of showrooms in Moscow and other big Russian cities, and changing its IT infrastructure and its website to make it more user-friendly.
Earlier today Twitter decided to make a pretty significant change to its account-blocking functionality that caused such a huge uproar from users that it ended up changing everything back already.
As our Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences class winds down, a good number of the 26 teams are trying to figure out whether they should go forward to turn their class project into a business.
Aereo issues a bold statement to TV broadcasters regarding their efforts to sue the startup over copyright infringement claims. (How bold? Bolder than A1 ‘Bold & Spicy’ sauce.)
Oculus VR will use the money to fund the commercial launch of its virtual reality gaming goggles.
After reading George Parrott’s article yesterday about his effortless 1,200-mile West Coast road trip along Tesla’s Supercharger Highway, I have only one thing to say.
Yes, one day soon your smoke detector is going to need to be secured. And Mocana is already thinking about how to do it.
Dell attempts to protect hardware revenue while also shooting for a vendor-neutral management role through new partnerships it announced today.
Specifically, Dell’s venture arm is looking to fund enterprise technologies, including cloud computing, big data, next generation data center, security and mobility.
Here are the startups that attracted a little investor sugar today.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools chief executive Barbara Byrd-Bennett revealed plans for every student to take a foundational course called “Exploring Computer Science.”
I, for one, welcome our new bot overlords … particularly since they are still allowing us humans to use the Internet.
Call of Duty: Ghosts sold better on PlayStation 4 than on Xbox One.
With Snapchat, you can send self-deleting photos and videos to your friends. Younity can send anything.
If Internet history teaches us anything, it’s that even the most successful-seeming online music companies can evaporate almost overnight. Here’s what Spotify is doing to ensure its dominance.
Kiva is launching Kiva Labs, a new initiative that aims to generate $25 million in loans for clean energy, mobile technology, and agriculture. Google granted Kiva $3 million for winning its Global Impact Award, which is funding the project.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden will address the European Parliament, probably in January on the topic of data security, over the objections of conservative parliamentarians.
We’ve seen plenty of gadgets try to make our cars smarter, but investors have apparently taken a liking to newcomer Zubie.
Unlike LinkedIn, recruiters must include a salary range, and provide ample information about the opportunity at the outset.
TrueCar has raised $30 million to make the process a little less stressful. The company claims to have “changed car buying forever” with its site that generates price estimates for buyers, so they go into the dealer knowing how much to pay.
The company, which connects caregivers with people who need care, aims to raise $80 million in its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.
Should you buy a Fitbit Flex or a Jawbone UP24? How about a sultry Vibease? Consult our wearables gift guide before making a decision you may regret.
Japan’s spending on mobile apps has skyrocketed in the last year. In fact, from about 36 percent of U.S. spending in October 2012, Japan has now surpassed the United States to become the most important country in the world for app spending.
Guest Post Andrew Bud is the global chairman of MEF.
Hot travel startup Peek now has an iPhone app that puts thousands of vetted, curated, bookable experiences at your fingertips.
A judge in South Korea’s Seoul Central District Court dealt another blow to Samsung on Thursday, dismissing a lawsuit that claimed Apple had infringed on Samsung mobile patents.
Loom, the iOS and web app for storing media in the cloud, today added support for mobile video playback. And, according to the company, it’s the fastest private streaming video application on the App Store.
Android’s premier app market awards fan-favorite apps and games with year-end awards.
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Pixelberry’s founder, Oliver Miao, was bullied himself. He’s raising money to help teens deal with it.
If you need further proof that something interesting is going on right now in mobile messaging apps, just take a look at Kik.
We may have finally found a legitimate use for Facebook’s Graph Search.
Social data processing startup DataSift has complete access to Twitter’s pipe as well as a fresh $42 million in funding to sort all that data into something more beautiful and efficient.
Bitcoin is getting yet another big vote of confidence today: 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.