NEWS

07
Oct

Boku Buys Germany’s Mopay In Carrier Billing Consolidation, Covering 5B Users

mopay payments on ipad Boku — the U.S.-based startup that enables consumers to pay for goods on their phones by charging directly on to their phone bills or deducting from available phone credits — is today announcing it is acquiring Germany-based Mopay, one of its biggest competitors. The companies are not disclosing the financial terms of the purchase — we are still trying to find out and… Read More

07
Oct

Blockchain Goes From Bootstrapping To Scoring $30 Million

Credit Card Payment Here comes another mega funding round in the bitcoin space. The world’s largest bitcoin wallet provider, Blockchain, has been a bootstrapped startup so far. But the startup eventually accepted VC money, raising a little bit over $30 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Wicklow Capital and others. Read More

07
Oct

Ambi Climate Gives Any Air Conditioner Nest-Like Powers

a22b4e88df260f6f914eb41367e7d024_large Ambi Climate wants to democratize smart home climate control with a device that brings learning climate management to standalone window air conditioner units, central air systems, freestanding systems or the single room machines more common in Europe and Asia, so long as the existing system can work with an IR-based blaster or remote. It originally launched in July on Asia-specific… Read More

07
Oct

RosterBot Launches Mobile Apps To Organize Little League And Pickup Games

6205345905_d59a564256_b Nearly six years after its debut in TechCrunch, and five months after raising $1 million in seed funding, the online organizational tool for little league and pickup games, RosterBot has launched a mobile app for iOS and Android. The company’s founders Ian Bell and Bret Hedican met in a pick-up hockey league and developed the service as an online tool to organize pick-up hockey games… Read More

06
Oct

Tesla Wants To Sell You A Used Model S

model-s-photo-gallery-01 The only thing better than a new Tesla is a cheap Tesla, and the company reportedly is set to unveil a program to address the sticker shock and it isn’t a cheaper car. It’s used cars. Certified pre-owned vehicles are big business for luxury automakers. Speaking to automotive News, Tesla vice president of communications, Simon Sproule, confirmed that the electric car maker is… Read More

06
Oct

ShipHawk Raises $5 Million To Provide Large-Item Shipping With No Sticker Shock

shipping ShipHawk wants to take the pain out of shipping those items, with a platform that allows users to get shipping quotes from multiple providers and pick the one that makes the most sense for them. The company just closed on $5 million in new funding to expand its business and get its shipping engine integrated with a wider range of e-commerce platforms. Read More

06
Oct

Cirqle Debuts A Photo-Sharing App For Groups That Works Offline

1502603_233183376873885_840525182_o A mobile application called Cirqle – no, not that Circle or that one either – launched last year as a way for users to share and collaborate on photo and video collections in groups, both public and private. Now Cirqle is rolling out version 2.0 on Thursday, which introduces an interesting new feature: offline mode. That means users can now share and collaborate on photo sets… Read More

06
Oct

Passive Fitness Tracking App Human Showcases Where HealthKit Shines

v3-hand The Human app has been on the App Store for a while now. But this beautifully designed passive activity app received a major update that showcases how some of the main new features in iOS 8 can be useful. Human takes advantage of the brand new HealthKit APIs, syncs with the Health app and provides a widget for the Today view. The last time I covered Human, there were already rumors of an… Read More

06
Oct

Backed By $9.5 Million, Curbside Launches A Mobile Shopping App For Same-Day Pickup, Not Delivery

Curbside-Shopping-Shoot-1-043 A number of companies today are experimenting with same-day e-commerce, including Amazon, Google, eBay, Instacart and others – but for most, the focus has been on same-day delivery. A new shopping startup called Curbside, backed by $9.5 million in seed and Series A funding, instead wants to become the go-to solution for same-day pickup from local stores. That is, it’s combining… Read More

06
Oct

Azalead Ends Cold Calls By Telling You Which Company Visited Your Site

Azalead Imagine how many people end up on your company’s website looking for more information about your B2B product and never call you. These visitors are incredibly useful leads for your sales team, but you just don’t know them. Meet Azalead, a French startup that tells you which company recently visited your website and sends you alerts in real time. Read More