Today was really Twitter’s day.
stories by Rebecca Grant
The holidays are upon us, and if you haven’t thought what to get your colleagues, friends, and family, you are a terrible person. Not really, but if you don’t know what to get the people in your life, Loop & Tie can help.
Blech, homework is the worst. Slader tries to make it a little more fun with a social network and virtual currency that rewards helping others.
“Two hacks totaling about 4,100 BTC have left Inputs.io unable to pay all user balances,” the company said on its site. “I know this doesn’t mean much, but I’m sorry, and saying that I’m very sad that this happened is an understatement.”
Jukely launched its “concert matchmaking” service nationwide today, which recommends live shows for you to see based on your music preferences and those of your friends.
Coresystems powers mobile technology that helps enterprise organizations to manage their field operations. It makes important business information available to sales and service reps when they are on site and helps make operations more efficient.
You can stop pretending to turn your phone off during flights now, as more airlines respond to the Federal Aviation Administration’s newly relaxed regulations on in-flight gadget usage.
Did someone say ”acqui-hire?”
Gain Fitness has raised $2.14 million to tighten and tone your body using its library of fitness apps. Its apps surpassed 1 million downloads and the company has some interesting new products and partnerships in the works.
Customer retention is the difference between life and death for subscription businesses. Gainsight has closed $20 million in funding to help businesses keep their customers.
A French court ordered Google to remove links to images of former chief of Formula One racing Max Mosley. The press caught Mosley having a “sick Nazi orgy” in 2008, and Mosley said Google’s remaining links to these photos are an invasion of privacy.
LA will unloose a request for proposal (RFP) next month to require fiber in “every residence, every business, and every government entity within the city limits of Los Angeles.” The catch? It wants the provider to foot the bill.
Catalyst launched its social, local, mobile application today (never seen those three things together before), that seems to do little other than pull concepts from Instagram, Foursquare, Path, Highlight, Tinder, etc. and bundle them into one.
GeoPoll raised $11.6 million for its mobile surveying technology, which lets organizations send out questions and get quickly get responses through text, voice call, or web-based surveys from anywhere in the world (except North Korea).
Editor’s Pick Teaser: A lithium-ion cell production “giga-factory” could be in the works.
After two years of blood, sweat, and infinite photo storage, the company can no longer sustain itself and is going under.
Don’t feel like a $135 tagine dish adequately expresses your joy for your betrothed friends? Zola’s goal is to turn the wedding registry into a pleasant online retail experience.
The TOMS marketplace features a curated selection of brands and products that have a social mission behind them.
Linio, which positions itself as the ‘Amazon of Latin America,’ is soaking up $50 million in new funding to continue its growth.
You know those weird people who spend hundreds of dollars on spa treatments for cats, or enroll their dogs in therapy? Well now these people can take their neuroticism to a whole new level with PetBot.
The median valuations for venture capital backed companies are at a decade high, according to the results of Pitchbook’s quarterly report on venture capital trends.
Grease is gross. ‘Anti-McDonalds’ food delivery app Zesty offers a curated selection of dietitian-approved dishes for delivery in San Francisco.
Lob has built an API that powers printing and mailing, to make it easier for organizations of all sizes to set up enterprise-scale printing infrastructure. This Y Combinator backed company is already profitable, and has raised a hefty $2.4 million seed round.
Chinese travel booking service Qunar went public on the NASDAQ today and its shares nearly doubled during the first day of trading.
You know all those brilliant startup ideas you have, that you just don’t have time to execute? Now there is a way to turn those ideas into reality, without dealing with silly little things like accounting and legal issues.
You too can feel like Sergey Brin, Larry Ellison, or even James Bond — flying around the world in a private jet. Fresh Jets launched its apps today that connect individual and business travelers with seats on private jets.
The candy industry and the tech industry have a lot in common. Success in both fields requires a delicate balance between art and science, both are driven by innovation in ideas and technology, and proper positioning is key.
In a couple of hours now we are all going to be attacked by zombies. Prepare yourselves.
Twitter released an update this evening that puts linked photos right smack in your feed This is preferable to that arduous clicking required before to view a photo, and is great for advertisers who don’t have to rely on clicks for people to see their ads.
Full Slate will join the Intuit’s Demandforce team and will integrate its scheduler, customer relationship management, and e-commerce capabilities.
Blend is a mobile app for college students only, which gives them free stuff in exchange for doing college-y things and sharing photos of them. The company has raised $1.325 million in seed funding to continue its national expansion.
TalkToDocs is a voice-activated health companion that lets people speak their questions to their phone and receive quick, responses from a database of 50,000 doctors.
Browsing through TabTale’s library of apps make me want to be a kid again. You get to plan a puppy birthday party, fly around the universe on a unicorn, and work as an ice cream sundae chef.
“Runnable is creating a library of reusable code for software developers of all skill levels,” CEO and cofounder Yash Kumar told VentureBeat. “There are 200 million searches for code every month and no one centralized place to discover it.
The mobile app contains location-based postings from students and the university organizations about campus activities. The goal is to put the “pulse of the community” in their hands so students can stay on top of what is going on around them, follow their interests, and communicate with fellow students.
Go on, ask to borrow a cup of sugar.
Uber, like humans, is experiencing growing pains. It started out as one thing, grew like a weed, and is emerging as a multifaceted adult — one that is mature, complicated, and like all of us, flawed.
Munchery debuted its new and improved self to the world today, including a newly designed site, apps for iPhone and iPad, new features and services, and a commitment to sustainability.
Nearly half of the American population doesn’t have dental insurance. Brighter has raised $15 million to make dental care more accessible and affordable.
If people are willing to stand in line for an hour for a free taco, imagine how they will react to free stuff delivered to their door on a regular basis.