U.S. incubator and investor firm 500 Startups is accepting investments for its Fund II via the seed funding network AngelList. The new development is a continuation of earlier ties between the two firms.
The popular email app, Mailbox, has been gaining a lot of traction of late. The app was made available only a month ago and has already attracted raving reviews. Now, Dropbox has acquired the app, together with the entire team behind it.
When Chad Hurley and Steve Chen created YouTube, they had no idea that the video site is going to become a huge sensation on the web and an integral part of the internet experience itself. The duo sold the service to Google for a whopping $1.65 billion. One of the founders, Hurley, has now hinted that he’s working on yet another video-related project.
Storylane is a company that tried to popularize a rather unique aspect of personal blogging. The site had only recently launched an iPhone app and was still in the process of taking off. But apparently, Facebook has spotted promise and potential in the Storylane team and has decided to acquire it.
Snapchat is the wildly popular app that lets you send impermanent messages, which expire after a given time. The app has mustered wild popularity in recent months and now, Reggie Brown has filed a patent against the company, claiming that he is a co-founder of Snapchat and deserves one-third ownership.
Despite all the caustic remarks, negative reviews at the start and critics, Pinterest has trumped all odds to emerge as a major social media player in recent months. During its Series D funding round, the company has secured another $200 million, pegging its overall valuation at a whopping $2.5 billion.
Given the sheer number of mobile platforms available today, it gets a little hectic for developers to add support for each one of them. migMobile is a new framework which essentially allows the developers to build fast, native mobile apps in a language of their own liking.
Messaging app Snapchat has fast risen to popularity and fame. The app essentially allows users to send texts which are automatically deleted from viewers’ stream after a given time. The makers have been able to raise a massive $13.5 million during the Series A round of funding.
Vevo has a very strong presence in the realm of digital music. The music video site has garnered a rather sizeable user base since its inception. It now seems that YouTube is considering buying a minority stake in Vevo, evidently in an attempt to expand its influence in digital music.
Every month, thousands of iOS and Android apps are submitted to both Apple App Store and Google Play store, respectively. However, given the sheer bulk of apps hosted by these apps marketplaces, very few get the spotlight. PreApps now plans to change this by offering developers pre-submission exposure for their apps.
KickStarter has popped up times and again on the tech horizon during 2012. The funds crowdsourcing website has been an immense hit with the online audience and its projects have garnered massive support. It has now rolled out impressive statistics regarding its projects and the amount of pledges it attracted during the last year.
Inventables is the hallmark of a rather interesting phenomenon on the web – that of an e-retailer which deals exclusively in hardware products meant for designers indulging in product development and essentially connects vendors with buyers. The good news for designers are that the company has now been able to raise $1.65 million in funding.
Apart from many small unmanned helicopters or drones that can be controlled with remote control or smartphone, we have seen brain controlled helicopter too. Though the brained-controlled technology is not new, still we’ve seen very few of mind controlled helicopters. However now a Silicon Valley startup Puzzlebox has come up with a new project in Kickstarter – a mind-controlled helicopter.
isocket is the company that pioneered premium online advertising solutions for the publishers and advertisers online. The company now intends to take the world of premium online advertising to the next level and has been able to raise $8 million in a recent round of funding.
Yotpo has been a pioneer company when it comes to social reviews for ecommerce websites. The company had launched a funding round to raise enough capital to take a step forth and has been able to secure $1.5 million.
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