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  • With $2.5M In Funding, Mapsense Launches Developer Tools For Analyzing And Visualizing Location Data
    Screen Shot 2015-05-26 at 4.46.49 PM A new company called Mapsense is trying to help developers make sense of location data they’re collecting with a set of tools they can use to overlay information gleaned from users on top of various different demographic maps available on its platform. Read More


  • Campanda, The Booking Platform For RVs, Scores ?5M Funding
    Campanda_Logo_EN Berlin-based Campanda, which offers an online booking site for RVs (that’s motorhomes and trailers, to you and me) has raised ?5 million in further funding. Read More


  • Location-Based Marketing Startup Ubimo Gets $7.5M To Create Ad Campaigns Using Real-Time Data
    location Many brands now rely on location-based marketing, which sends consumers ads based on which stores or venues are nearby. Founded by former Googlers, Ubimo incorporates additional data points, including weather and local events, to make ads more relevant and result in higher conversion rates. Read More


  • Jobandtalent Gets $25M To Steer Its Linguistic Analysis Recruitment Platform Toward The U.S.
    Jobandtalent Recruitment startup Jobandtalent, which uses linguistic analysis to alert candidates to jobs they might otherwise have missed, has topped up its Series A funding round with another $25 million — bringing the total to $39 million. Read More


  • As Agriculture Tech Heats Up, Farm Management Startup VitalFields Scores Further $1.2M Funding
    VitalFields Perhaps spurred on by Monsanto’s acquisition of Climate Corporation in 2013, the agriculture tech (or agtech) space looks set to continue heating up, not leasts in the eyes of investors. Today, Estonia-based farm management startup VitalFields has raised an, albeit modest, Series A round of $1.2 million. Read More


  • Business Currency Exchange Startup Kantox Raises $11M Series B
    IMG_9198 Another London-headquartered fintech startup, albeit one with a development and marketing team in Spain, has raised more capital of its own. This time it’s the turn of Kantox. Read More


  • Don?t Hold Your Breath For The Apple Watch Snapchat App
    DSCN0019 After answering questions about media, messaging and what he thought about diversity in tech at the Code conference in Southern California today (spoiler alert: he didn’t reveal much), Snapchat* CEO Evan Spiegel was asked whether, in all its efforts, Snapchat had plans for an upcoming Apple Watch app. He said no. “We ended up waiting to do Snapchat on the watch. Why would you look at… Read More


  • Snapchat Considers Losing A Finger
    DSCN0014 You might not have to hold your finger on the screen to view your snaps in the future, says CEO Evan Speigel. “It’s annoying to hold your finger there,” said Spiegel, talking about the difficulty of longer video content on Snapchat. Because there’s a screenshot API now, Spiegel says that their initial ‘hack’ of having a user hold a finger on the screen… Read More


  • Facebook Tinkers With iPhone Design That Copies Path?s Flyout Buttons
    2809RUBEN Resistance is futile when it comes to Facebook. If your feature benefits the social network’s 1.44 billion users, it doesn’t care if you built it for a smaller audience first. Whether it’s Twitter’s Follow button and verified profiles, or Snapchat’s disappearing photos you can draw on, Facebook will quickly try to assimilate the competition. Read More


  • Vox Media Acquires Re/code
    recode-logo Digital media conglomerate Vox Media has acquired Re/code, the technology industry news publication led by renowned tech journalists Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. The news was first reported today by the New York Times. Financial details of the size of the deal, which was reportedly all-stock, have not been disclosed. Re/code launched in January 2014 by Swisher and Mossberg and a number… Read More


  • The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Coming To Austin And Seattle In June
    14236219000_1ee726041f_k TechCrunch is headed to Austin and Seattle on June 23 and June 25 respectively, and we’re stoked to see what some of our favorite cities have to show us. We’ll be holding the world famous TechCrunch Pitch-Off, where about ten companies will have exactly sixty seconds to pitch their product live on stage. Alongside the input of the audience, local VCs and TechCrunch editors will hold… Read More


  • The Bank Of Facebook
    Facebook Payments Technology is changing one of the most fundamental mediums that touch every person on the planet: money. Bitcoin’s rise showed us how much demand there is for a globally accepted digital currency. However, all the things holding bitcoin back? — ?merchant acceptance, instant transactions (bitcoin takes about an hour), and security? — are actively being created by the… Read More


  • TC Cribs: Lumosity?s Brilliant SOMA Office
    Lumosity 7 Today’s episode of Cribs takes us to the San Francisco headquarters of Lumosity, the company that makes online games aimed at keeping your brain alert and healthy. Lumosity’s games are rooted in academia, through neuroscience and biology research, and that influence is also reflected in the design of its office: Lumosity HQ feels like a mix between a state of the art science lab,… Read More


  • Workday Falls 5% Despite Beating Market Expectations In Its FQ1
    workday-earnings_720 Following the bell, Workday reported the results of the first quarter of its fiscal 2016. The company lost $0.02 per share during the period, using adjusted metrics, on revenue of $251.0 million. Investors had expected the company to lose an adjusted $0.08 per share on revenue of $245.0 million. In its sequentially preceding quarter, Workday had top line of $226.3 million. The company, up… Read More


  • Oculus Acquires Surreal Vision To Bring The Real World To VR
    Oculus improvement F8 Oculus VR announced the acquisition of Surreal Vision today, bringing the company’s expertise on recreating real-time 3D representations of the outside world into virtualized environments. This means making things like virtual telepresence possible, letting you “be there” without actually being there. Based on info shared by Surreal Vision regarding the acquisition, it… Read More



 
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