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  • Why Rudy Giuliani wants Noriega to get his bloody hands off Activision’s Call of Duty profits

    23 September 2014, 10:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    The former New York Mayor revisits his days as a First Amendment litigator.
  • Invoice2go, founded in 2002, scores first financing — $35M

    23 September 2014, 10:00 am by: Barry Levine

    The financing will help the company to expand globally, involving not just translation and marketing, but localization. In Brazil, for instance, invoicing services need to be licensed by the government.
  • Teladoc raises $50 million for telemedicine platform

    23 September 2014, 9:00 am by: Mark Sullivan

    The company hopes to use the funding to further develop its platform and to reach new customers.
  • Ad delivery and software distribution startup IronSource nabs $85M

    23 September 2014, 9:00 am by: Harrison Weber

    IronSource today announced an $85 million funding round led by “strategic and institutional investors” based in the U.S., China, and Europe. IronSource, based in Tel Aviv, offers ad-tech and software distribution services which are largely focused on…
  • Karma Go launches so you can stop hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots

    23 September 2014, 9:00 am by: Ruth Reader

    Karma is trying to end the hunt for WiFi with its latest portable wireless Internet hub. The new device, called Karma Go, gives users nationwide coverage via Sprint’s 4G LTE and 3G network. Previously the company serviced only select regions and cities in…
  • New stealth payments startup OmnyPay raises $1.5M

    23 September 2014, 8:53 am by: Harrison Weber

    As the payments industry reinvents itself, investors can’t get enough of the sector. Global Internet Ventures (GIV) has invested up to $1.5 million in stealth payments startup OmnyPay, according to an SEC filing made public today. San Francisco-based…
  • New tool called Chookka today offers the “&” as the symbol for conversations

    23 September 2014, 8:30 am by: Barry Levine

    The cloud-based tool is intended to solve the much-lamented problem of email overload by converting emails into a thread in a social conversation stream.
  • Salesforce focuses on apps as ‘new channel’ with Journey Builder for Apps

    23 September 2014, 8:00 am by: Barry Levine

    This more specialized tool, expanding on the Journey Builder announced in July, allows marketers to plot how app usage fits into a customer's overall journey from prospect to customer, utilizing maps, interactions and analytics.
  • Xbox One will make Chinese debut this month despite minor delay

    23 September 2014, 7:40 am by: Jeffrey Grubb

    The console will debut Sept. 29 for around $600.
  • Branch Metrics grabs $3M to make mobile app referrals actually work in one click

    23 September 2014, 7:30 am by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    We might be shifting to mobile and that might mean a lot of wonderful things, but mobile is still not as easy to organize as the Web is when it comes to linking. The inability to transmit data through the app store means that downloading an app doesn’t take…
  • Gametime raises $4M to make it easy to get mobile tickets for sports events

    23 September 2014, 7:30 am by: Dean Takahashi

    No printing is required for these mobile-friendly tickets.
  • Radius scores $54.7M as it helps make marketers smarter

    23 September 2014, 7:30 am by: Barry Levine

    CEO and founder Darian Shirazi told VentureBeat that the new Series D funding will be used "to hire as many great data scientists as we can."
  • Jiff raises $18M for employee health tech platform

    23 September 2014, 7:30 am by: Mark Sullivan

    The new money will accelerate the rollout of Jiff's enterprise platform for digital health programs and wearable devices.
  • Crushing your next mobile app install campaign

    23 September 2014, 7:00 am by: -

    Sponsored Post: Historically, many developers have obsessed over their app store rank. But if you’re focusing on quantity versus quality of users, you’re likely going to miss important strategies that will generate longer revenue streams that translate…
  • Kinvey gets $10.8M because even big businesses want to make mobile apps

    23 September 2014, 7:00 am by: Jordan Novet

    The people at Kinvey, a startup with a cloud service for constructing and running mobile applications, have watched competitors get acquired, one after another. Now some key investors are placing bets on the startup in a $10.8 million round Kinvey is…
  • Traxpay Closes $15 Million Series B Round to Transform B2B Payments and Financial Transactions

    23 September 2014, 6:56 am by: Business Wire

    Press Release: Traxpay, the leader in B2B Dynamic Payments, today announced that it has closed $15 Million in series B funding. This oversubscribed round was led by main incubator, corporate incubator of Commerzbank (XETRA: CBK), and Software...
  • Cribspot takes in $600,000 to help college kids find a suitable home

    23 September 2014, 12:00 am by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    Cribspot will help you, the college student, find a decent apartment. They face competition from Abobo and Zillow though.
  • Wedding Spot raises $3M to disrupt weddings — and, soon, all events

    22 September 2014, 11:30 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The company has carved out a necessary middle-man niche between venue buyers and sellers.
  • Push notifications don’t have to be so @#$%ing annoying — here’s how

    22 September 2014, 11:03 pm by: Bhavin Shah, Refresh

    Guest Post: Push notifications can serve as critical reminders -- they’re just misused in today’s app marketplace. iOS 8 will help, but developers need to keep a few key points in mind, too.
  • Mobile analytics startup puts Southeast Asian telcos to work collecting data

    22 September 2014, 9:25 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    A mobile analytic startup in India is partnering with large telcos in an audacious bid to garner data gold for mobile advertisers.
  • Lyft acquires carpooling competitor Hitch

    22 September 2014, 7:57 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    Lyft, the ride-sharing company that recently launched a carpooling service, has acquired a startup named Hitch.
  • Nexon reassigns its top American brass to deal with star developers

    22 September 2014, 7:44 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    Min Kim and Ron Moravek will run Nexon XP, while Rich Williams will head Nexon America.
  • Funding Daily: Security, weddings, and valet parking

    22 September 2014, 7:40 pm by: Dylan Tweney

    Duo Security, HoneyBook, EdCast, Curbstand, and all hit the news today with funding rounds. Read on to find out the skinny on these tech company deals.
  • Facebook launches anti-cyberbullying initiative Down Under

    22 September 2014, 6:34 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    Facebook launches an anti-cyber bullying campaign in Australia, its second in three years.
  • Apple isn’t shutting down Beats Music, Apple says

    22 September 2014, 6:18 pm by: Tom Cheredar

    Contrary to an article published earlier today by TechCrunch, Apple told VentureBeat it will not shut down streaming music service Beats Music. Beats Music is the on-demand streaming service Apple acquired as part of its $3 billion purchase of Beats Audio…

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