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.
Editor’s Pick This is billionaire Rackspace founder Graham Weston’s attempt to create a popup startup center in San Antonio.
And, truth be told, all over the world.
Currently, you can listen to music in Spotify. Or iTunes. Or YouTube, Soundcloud, Rdio, and any of a dozen other places. Listn, however, is aiming to aggregate all those musical silos into one simplified place to enjoy music — and chat about it.
Beijing’s Cafe Bar 2nd Place has become the first bar in China to accept payment in Bitcoin.
Guest Post Five years ago many VCs had written off adtech as a tough, crowded category with poor exit potential. But a handful of “believers,” both entrepreneurs and investors, kept the faith.
Apple released an internal report of government information requests today, saying that countries around the world have asked Apple for private user data on about 2,219 accounts and precisely 36,464 devices between January 1, 2013, and June 30.
After two years of blood, sweat, and infinite photo storage, the company can no longer sustain itself and is going under.
He’s a musician, a dancer, a character actor, and the last great hacker. What’s not to love?
Streaming platform startup Agawi said it is expanding its offerings to enable app companies to stream their rich media apps to smartphones, tablets, and computers via Amazon’s web services cloud technology.
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In the tech world, 17 years is an awfully long time to operate without receiving a single penny of institutional investment.
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.
If you’re like me, when you think of Adobe you think of Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, and InDesign. That’s still Adobe, but it’s old-school Adobe. The company’s fastest-growing division is Adobe Marketing Cloud, expanding each of the past few quarters at 20-25 percent year-over-year, and taking a massive bite out of the retail analytics sector.
The TOMS marketplace features a curated selection of brands and products that have a social mission behind them.
The shortest Thanksgiving-Christmas shopping season since 2002 is almost upon us, but it promises to deliver record earnings. Based on an exhaustive analysis of 450 billion retail website visits over the past seven years, and direct insight into 72 percent of all the cash flowing into the 500 largest retail websites in the U.S., Adobe is forecasting the biggest Thanksgiving, the biggest Black Friday, and the biggest Cyber Monday in history.
Microsoft wants you to use its Dynamics CRM (customer relationship management) software to manage customers everywhere. And we mean everywhere.
Google would have been crazy not to build out Hangouts. Helpouts combines some of the best tools, services, and features Google has to offer, and it’s more than the sum of its parts.
Thanks to Apple’s new M7 chip, any iPhone 5S can be a Nike+ FuelBand — or something like it, anyway.
Guest Post If you’re looking for a career in an innovative industry that can do a lot of good, should you pick finance or tech? Economist Robert Shiller says finance can do far more than tech. I say he’s wrong.
The Basis fitness gadget just got more useful with an update that tracks your running, biking, or walking activities.
Zemanta, a startup that provides tools for online publishers, has secured a new $2 million round of funding, the company announced today.
Fifteen new jobs are posted to Twitter every single minute, according to a new study by social recruiting company Gozaik, and that that number has grown by 32 percent in just the last six months.
That growth rate, Gozaik co-founder Joe Budzienski says, will make Twitter the “dominant channel” for talent recruitment.
AOL had both good and bad news to share with investors today, showing that one big gamble paid off while another one continues to drag the company down.
The post-PC era has cost Acer millions over the past few quarters. Now, it’s taken the company’s CEO.
With the launch of Cisco’s software-defined networking startup Insieme expected tomorrow, our industry is about to hear a lot about “application-centric” everything. So what does “application-centric infrastructure” mean?
Leila Janah will assume the role of chief executive at Sama Group, running three nonprofits.
Sponsored Post Gone are the days when developers, working in traditional “waterfall” development chains, worked on a predictable, monolithic stack of technology.
BitTorrent Sync, the way to sync your files without Dropbox, without the cloud, and without the risk of the NSA snooping through your private data, just hit the million-user mark.
Linio, which positions itself as the ‘Amazon of Latin America,’ is soaking up $50 million in new funding to continue its growth.
Sponsored Post Today, Nimble, the pioneer in social relationship management software, announced the newest release of its award-winning platform with significant updates across the board. These new features enable true social selling at an advanced…
Guest Post Alex Romanov is president and CEO of iSIGN.
Sponsored Post While new programming languages and frameworks abound that focus on the written code, new tools like Decisions are providing that graphical abstraction layer that allows for the non-technical user to construct applications by dragging and dropping instead of needing to know the correct syntax for an operation. Granted, a basic understanding of information systems is useful and will allow more to be done, but in many cases the graphical representation of a process provides enough context to guide additional development.
Guest Post Everyone’s building social and marketing apps — someone needs to build an app for manufacturing.
It’s video chat plus scheduling plus payments plus ratings — it’s Google Helpouts. Based on the best of Google+, it’ll connect you with all kinds of experts.
Square Enix is teaming up with Ubisoft and other partners to provide content for a new cloud gaming technology.
The good news is that you can now buy a car with Bitcoin. The bad news is that the only ones available are commercial off-road vehicles built in Australia and sold online.
We’re looking for an amazing account executive to add to our team.
Active investors don’t have a lot of faith in Twitter.
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.