ClientShow today announced a revamp and redesign of its collaboration tool for graphic designers and photographers to communicate with their clients.
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Placecast, a company that lets retailers send mobile advertisements to nearby shoppers, today announced that it’s releasing free tools that should help various location-based systems communicate. making its available for free. The tool is positioned to help correct a looming problem that is multiple references to the same location across the variety of location-based systems.
The Wikimedia Foundation, creators of popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia, just announced that during the week of April 5, the site will begin rolling out changes in the default user interface settings for projects. The changes should make for a better user experience in finding and sharing content, according to the company’s blog.
Microsoft unveiled some interesting new features to it’s Bing search engine today at the Search Engine Strategies conference in New York City. While the new features are available to some, the company said the majority of users will see the roll-out happen over the next couple weeks.
IM-History, developer of G-Recorder, a tool that allows Skype users to record their chats and calls into email services like Gmail, today announced the launch of G-Recorder Pro. The upgraded tool will bring its features to a wider audience, including users of Google Apps, Yahoo Mail, AOL and other IMAP compatible hosted email servers (MS Exchange and Zimbra) — for a higher price.
Life360, an online platform of safety and security widgets you can use to protect your family, today announced it has acquired item-recovery service Foundog for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will help support Life360′s item-recovery services for corporate customers.
Phone Halo is one of 65 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2010 event taking place this week. These companies do pay a fee to present, but our coverage of them remains objective.
CalendarFly is one of 65 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2010 event taking place this week. These companies do pay a fee to present, but our coverage of them remains objective.
General Inspection is one of 65 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2010 event taking place this week. These companies do pay a fee to present, but our coverage of them remains objective.
Popular live video streaming site Justin.tv today unveiled its much-anticipated new iPhone application, which is available in the app store now.
Infusionsoft is one of 65 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2010 event taking place this week. These companies do pay a fee to present, but our coverage of them remains objective.
Genieo is one of 65 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2010 event taking place this week. These companies do pay a fee to present, but our coverage of them remains objective.
DigitalScirocco is one of 65 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2010 event taking place this week. These companies do pay a fee to present, but our coverage of them remains objective.
Flinc is one of 65 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2010 event taking place this week. These companies do pay a fee to present, but our coverage of them remains objective.
It looks like competition among translation startups is heating up, with a number of companies popping up making substantial announcements in the last few months. Smartling, a startup that helps businesses to better use their websites by speaking to customers in their native language in real time, announced today it has secured a first round of funding for $4 million.
Facebook users listed as admins of Pages, public profiles that enable users to share a business or product, may start noticing an email with the subject line “Your Weekly Facebook Page Update” in their inboxes.
Zector, developer of cloud-based storage platform ZumoDrive, announced today that its solution is now available for Palm Pre and Android mobile devices.
Cloud Engines, maker of PogoPlug, a device that lets you access and share content from your hard drive via the internet, today announced two new features, including the ability to stream rich media content to game consoles, as well as automatically backup content folders.
BrightEdge, a search engine optimization management platform, today announced that it has secured a second round of funding for $6.5 million. The new funds will be used to expand engineering and operations for a growing customer base as well as to ramp up marketing and sales.
Weedle, a social platform that lets users connect with people who need their skills or expertise, announced today that it has raised a $4 million round of funding to expand its platform in the U.S. and around the world.
Riding the wave of location-based application announcements, GeoSentric, maker of GyPSii, a real-time geo-social networking platform for many different handsets, announced today that it landed $11 million in funding (PDF). The news was bundled in the release of the company’s Tweetsii application, which combines tweets and location based ”check-ins,” popularized by mobile applications like Foursquare.
Twitter is abuzz today with a story attributed to popular news wire service The Associated Press. The new trending topic spotlights Formspring.me, a social network that lets users create profiles to post and answer questions anonymously, and its CEO, who was supposedly arrested two days ago for an elaborate scheme to release private customer information to the public on April 1.
The saying a picture is worth a thousand words just got another real-world illustration. FunMobility, a mobile content community, today announced the launch of FunTweet, a website that adds a visual component to tweets that are related to the text.
Well-known technology and market research firm Forrester Research today unveiled an upgraded blog platform for its various industry category teams and individual analysts.
Lucid Imagination, a company that provides support, training and consulting for open source search technologies Lucene and Solr, today announced it has secured a second round of funding for $10 million.
Looking to stake a claim in the online gaming market, Turiya Media today announced the launch of its Leafnode product, which helps game publishers better retain and monetize their customers through mining and analyzing behavioral data. The company is also competing as a finalist today in the startup competition our GamesBeat@GDC conference in San Francisco.
Google today announced that it will now be adding banner advertising to its YouTube mobile sites. According to the company’s blog, the ads will appear on U.S. and Japanese mobile websites for home, browser and search pages.
Consumers redeemed nearly 3.3 billion coupons in 2009, according to a recent report from research group Inmar, up from 2.6 billion in 2008. Looking to take advantage of the growing market, and to help struggling news publishers do the same, Analog Analytics today launched its digital coupon platform.
Citysearch, a directory of local stores and services, today announced a strategic partnership and investment in OrangeSoda, an online search marketing service, to offer customers a more complete local online advertising service called CityGrid Complete.
Apple today announced that the official iPad launch is scheduled for April 3 in the U.S. The “Wi-Fi” model will be the first available and then followed by the “Wi-Fi + 3G” model in late April of this year.
Adenyo, a company that develops mobile marketing campaigns, announced today it has secured $30 million in funding to accelerate its international growth.
Creating a social application can be a great way to attract an online audience, but it’s often expensive and time consuming, especially for those without the technical expertise. Transpond, a development platform for custom social and mobile applications, today announced the launch of TAP Social to make creating and deploying applications a breeze.
Google announced today that it has acquired Seattle-based online photo editing service Picnik. The terms of the acquisition have yet to be disclosed.
A wave of Twitter phishing attacks have hit many users over the past couple of days. While there has been a consistent stream of these attacks throughout the course of Twitter’s history, two have managed to spread aggressively and seem to be infiltrating some well established political and media circles in the United Kingdom.
Music Mastermind, a developer of music creation products and software, today announced it has secured a first round of funding for $4.9 million from undisclosed angel investors. The funding will be used to further product development and finalize release plans to the public.
Busuu.com, an online community offering free language courses, today announced it has secured an undisclosed six figure angel round from an Austrian serial entrepreneur. The new funding will help the company strengthen the language platform and continue to expand internationally.
Photo services company Smilebox today announced it has added $2 million in additional funding to its previously raised $7 million second round. The funds will help the company expand its services into Europe.
Popular e-book community Wattpad announced today an agreement with Sony Electronics to make several of its top unique titles available on Sony’s Reader store.
Currensee, a social network for foreign exchange traders, today announced it has secured a second round funding of $8 million to expand its presence in Europe and Asia as well as continue development of several new products.
Consumer and digital information company The Nielsen Company announced today a set of impressive new social media statistics. According to the company’s blog, in December 2009 consumers spent 82 percent more time on social networking sites compared to the same period a year ago.