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Australian Graphic Design Startup Canva Raises Additional $3.6M

Techcrunch - lun, 21.07.2014 - 20:00

 Canva, a site that lets non-designers create graphics using drag-and-drop tools, has nabbed an additional $3.6 million in funding from Founders Fund and Shasta Ventures, as well as existing investors Matrix Partners, Blackbird Ventures, and Square Peg Capital. This brings its total raised so far to $7 million. Read More

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Urban Compass Raises $40M To Expand Its Apartment Marketplace Beyond NYC

Techcrunch - lun, 21.07.2014 - 19:46

 Urban Compass, the startup that runs an online marketplace for people to rent, buy, and sell apartments, announced today it has closed on $40 million in new funding. The round, which is Urban Compass’ Series B, includes participation from Advance Publications and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, who also pitched into the company’s $20 million Series A round announced in September… Read More

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New York To Bitcoin Startups: Get Permission Or Get Out

Techcrunch - lun, 21.07.2014 - 19:42

 Bitcoin allows people to build financial technology without asking for permission, but if New York state has its way, this won’t be the case for long. The New York Department of Financial Services released a series of proposed regulations last week that could shut down the digital currency startup ecosystem as we know it. Deemed “BitLicense,” it may help “Big… Read More

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Dealflicks Raises $1.7 Million To Offer Movie Discounts Through An App

Techcrunch - lun, 21.07.2014 - 19:05

 DealFlicks, which considers itself a kind of “Priceline for movie tickets,” is trying to get more people into movie theaters that by partnering with theater chains and offering discounted tickets and snacks at concessions stands. And it’s raised $1.7 million in seed funding to do so. Read More

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Google In The Running To Turn NYC Pay Phones Into Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

Techcrunch - lun, 21.07.2014 - 18:44

 A New York meeting providing information to companies interested in offering free Wi-Fi access counted Google among its attendees, according to a new Bloomberg report. Others at the event included IBM, Samsung and Cisco, but Google’s ambitions regarding blanketing the U.S. with free or affordable Internet connectivity could be a good reason so suspect it’ll submit a compelling… Read More

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Microsoft Blends 5 Conferences To Create The “Unified Microsoft Commercial Technology Event”

Techcrunch - lun, 21.07.2014 - 18:33

 Apparently the team that handled the Windows Vista version naming framework still works at Microsoft. This morning, the software company announced that it will end several of its standalone conferences, including its confabs for SharePoint, Lync, Project, and Exchange, along with its TechEd event. The five events will be replaced, and I promise that I am not making this up, the… Read More

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Interlude’s Parallel Video Feature Gives You A Cool Way To Combine Clips, Channel Surfing Style

Techcrunch - lun, 21.07.2014 - 18:24

 Hey, remember that interactive video for Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” that came out last fall? You know, the one that allowed you to switch between 16 faux TV channels on the fly, each of them lip syncing to what is arguably the greatest song of all-time? Well, Interlude, the startup that created the technology behind the Dylan video, is now making these capabilities… Read More

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Digital Hints Point Towards More Unified Windows Experience

Techcrunch - lun, 21.07.2014 - 18:23

 A job posting and a LinkedIn page are driving conversation in the Microsoft-watching community this morning. The job listing details a position on the “XAML team [...] building the UI framework at the core of the ‘One Microsoft’ OS.” The goal of that team is to “[enable] developers to create UI that works well across all of [Microsoft's] devices: phones,… Read More

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Meet The UK Startup That’s Taking On Big Pharma — With Digital Medicine

Techcrunch - lun, 21.07.2014 - 18:10

 Five years ago Peter Hames had chronic insomnia. Today he’s the co-founder of Big Health, a multi-million dollar VC-backed startup that’s setting out to create a new category of healthcare — under the self-defined banner of ‘digital medicine’. Read More

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London Startup Jinn Raises $200K Seed Round For Local On-Demand Delivery App

Techcrunch - lun, 21.07.2014 - 17:42

 Four months after bootstrapping a London launch, which saw its co-founders initially jumping on a scooter to deliver customer orders themselves, local on-demand delivery app Jinn has raised a modest seed round of $200,000, to be used primarily for customer acquisition. Thus far the startup says it’s doing around 1,000 orders per month, with little to no money spent on marketing. Read More

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Mamabear Raises $1.4 Million For A Parenting App That Monitors Children’s Social Media Use And More

Techcrunch - lun, 21.07.2014 - 17:30

 While there are a number of family locator services to choose from today, ranging from those offered by the mobile operators to venture-backed startups, a nearly two-year old mobile application called Mamabear was created with a goal of doing more than simple location tracking – it’s a full-featured “parenting app” which allows parents – yes, mainly moms, by… Read More

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This DIY Game Boy With A Raspberry Pi Inside Can Play All Your Favorite Classic Games

Techcrunch - lun, 21.07.2014 - 17:16

 A hack project by DIY enthusiast and gamer John Hassl has given new life to the original Game Boy, thanks to a helping hand from the Raspberry Pi, the $35 complete computer that fits in the palm of your hand. The project features Hassl cramming the Pi into the case of an original Game Boy, and running classic game system emulation software on the Pi to give you access to all your favorite… Read More

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Toyota’s Latest Minivan Keeps Eyes On The Road And Kids Quiet

Techcrunch - lun, 21.07.2014 - 16:11

 Some of the most satisfying new updates to technology are devastatingly simple. Take, for instance, Toyota’s 2015 Sienna Minivan, which will come with mic integration for the parents in the front seat to keep badly behaving children quiet in the back seat. Read More

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Forget Wristbands, FreeWavz Brings Fitness Monitoring To Your Earphones

Techcrunch - lun, 21.07.2014 - 16:02

 Health and fitness monitoring is a popular function in many of today’s wristband wearables like the Fitbit or Jawbone UP, for example, but a new company called FreeWavz wants to bring those features and more to a different form factor: earphones. FreeWavz’s bluetooth-connected earphones offer wireless connectivity to your streaming music, as well as a step counter, plus heart rate… Read More

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Apple iPhone 6 Could Offer A Light-Up Logo According To The Latest Rear Case Leaks

Techcrunch - lun, 21.07.2014 - 15:42

 The Apple logo that glows on the back of MacBook computers is basically a beacon that says “hey, I’m a person with pretty good taste in notebooks.” That signal might be making its way to the iPhone 6, too, according to multiple reports, now supported by what is supposedly the back case component of the upcoming smartphone. The case leak, from repeated, accurate leaker… Read More

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Swoon Editions Raises £4M Series A Led By Octopus Investments. Because More Furniture.

Techcrunch - lun, 21.07.2014 - 14:35

 Furniture remains a hot space for venture capital right now. The UK designer furniture startup Swoon Editions, which offers one deal a day to members who effectively pre-order artisan items before they’ve left the workshop floor, has raised a £4 million Series A led by Octopus Investments. Read More

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Knicks Star Carmelo Anthony Launches Venture Firm

Techcrunch - lun, 21.07.2014 - 14:00

 After scoring a new contract worth over $122 million with the N.Y. Knicks, NBA star Carmelo Anthony is looking to take a different kind of shot — starting a venture capital firm. Anthony and longtime NBC and Bertelsmann executive Stuart Goldfarb are launching their new investment firm, M7 Tech Partners, with an inaugural investment in the children’s media company Hullabalu .… Read More

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BlackBerry Names New COO, Marty Beard, ex-CEO Of Enterprise Cloud Startup LiveOps

Techcrunch - lun, 21.07.2014 - 13:44

 On the heels of news that Apple would be significantly ramping up its mobile enterprise push in a partnership with IBM, BlackBerry is also looking to step up its game. Today, the company announced that it is appointing a new COO, Marty Beard. This is a poach from the ranks of enterprise startups, but also an example of BlackBerry’s CEO bringing in people he already knows: Beard… Read More

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Bigpoint Acquires Little Worlds Studio To Place Bigger Bet On Mobile Gaming

Techcrunch - lun, 21.07.2014 - 13:31

 Bigpoint, the European free-to-play online gaming company, is placing a bigger bet on mobile gaming: It’s acquired France’s Little Worlds Studio, maker of mobile titles such as Color Cross Online and Mana Crusher, in a move that will see Bigpoint establish a dedicated mobile games studio in Lyon. Read More

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Startupbootcamp Names The Ten Startups In Its First London Fintech Program

Techcrunch - lun, 21.07.2014 - 12:15

 Startupbootcamp has just announced the first cohort of ten startups that will participate in the 2014 program of its London-based fintech accelerator. The startups that have made the cut for the inaugural three-month mentoring program include teams from Europe, Africa and the US. Read More

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