Lemon backs up your entire wallet on your smartphone

In the past, losing your wallet was a nightmare. The fear that someone would go on a spending spree with your money often caused frantic calls to banks and credit card companies to cancel the cards in your lost wallet. Digital receipt startup Lemon seeks to do away with the drama with its mobile app that backs up everything in your wallet, receipts and all. The company announced Tuesday it raised a $8 million funding round.

iOS 6 revealed: Better Siri with iPad support, Facebook, and more

Apple’s next installment of its mobile operating system, iOS 6, will include a better version of the voice-assistant Siri that will work on the iPad, Facebook integration, and more, the company announced today at WWDC 2012. The OS will be released this fall on the iPhone 3GS and later, the iPad 2, and the latest iPad. Developers will get preview access starting today.

Crowdfunding: the next generation — four changes that will shake up the model

Crowdfunding has come a long way in a short period of time. What started out as a social experiment several years ago has been validated as a viable means for thousands of people to tap into their inner-entrepreneur. Recent data suggests that crowdfunding – defined here as a contribution toward a project in exchange for non-economic benefits — has enabled more than $1.5 billion to change hands and tens of thousands of projects to get funded, ranging from “passion projects” to real companies.