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BaubleBar Raises $10 Million For Its “Fast Fashion” Jewelry Business

47 min 37 sec ago
3D7A4546_email E-commerce jewelry business BaubleBar has raised $10 million in Series B funding, in a round led by Burch Creative Capital, the investment firm headed by billionaire retail and fashion veteran Chris Burch, known for co-founding his ex-wife’s fashion label, Tory Burch. Other participants in the round include Aspect Ventures, Triplepoint Ventures, Comcast Ventures, and existing… Read More

Fly Or Die: Tinder Moments

58 min 48 sec ago
Last month, Tinder launched Moments. It’s a new feature that lets users send photo blasts to all of their matches. The photos don’t last forever, but they’re a much better ice breaker than “hey.” That said, we took a close look at the feature for Fly or Die. Read More

Kurbo Health Raises $5.8 Million To Fight Childhood Obesity Via An App, Live Now On iOS

1 hour 17 min ago
kurbo-health4 Kurbo Health, a mobile subscription service focused on fighting childhood obesity through the use of simple food diaries and live coaching, is today opening its doors to all families who want to sign up and try its weight loss program, initially available as an iOS application. The company also just closed on $5.8 million in Series A funding from Signia Venture Partners, Data Collective,… Read More

Voyat Launches With $1.8M In Seed Funding For Social CRM Tool Aimed At Hotels

1 hour 17 min ago
Voyat V-CRM card view. Voyat, a social CRM tool aimed at the hotel industry, came out of stealth today and announced $1.8M in seed funding from Metamorphic Ventures, Eniac Ventures, BoxGroup and several angel investors, including Brett Crosby, who was co-founder of Google Analytics. Metamorpic Ventures is led by David Hirsch, who worked out of Google’s New York office for 8 years. These Google connections… Read More

Video Re-Mix Startup Coub Raises $2.5 Million From VC Fund Headed Up By VK.com Founders

1 hour 17 min ago
Coub 1 There’s money in them loops — apparently. Coub, the Russian startup that lets you create and embed looped, 10-second video clips, has raised a new round of funding. Now seeing 50 million unique viewers per month (up from 8 million a year ago), the company has added $2.5 million to its coffers, courtesy of Vaizra Investments, the fund headed up Lev Leviev and Vyacheslav… Read More

Mota $99 3D Printer: Too Good To Be True

1 hour 36 min ago
Mota3D An affordable yet high quality consumer 3D printer has turned out too good to be true, surprising no one. The 3D printer market is generally sitting in a quasi-limbo state that’s progressed beyond proving itself on early adopters willing to shell out serious dollar to live the dream, yet still has a very long way to go — and specifically a lot of squeezing of price-tags… Read More

Indian E-Commerce Giant Flipkart Raises Massive $1B Round

2 hours 2 min ago
flipkart screenshot Flipkart, the largest e-commerce company in India, announced on Twitter that it has raised a massive $1 billion round. The tweet confirms reports several days earlier in the Economic Times that company had secured that amount in funding. Read More

Apple Updates Retina MacBook Pros With Better Specs

3 hours 28 min ago
retina-mbp Apple has updated its Retina MacBook Pro line, with new Haswell processors that edge their predecessors (also Haswell) by small amounts (200MHz), and with new base RAM for the low-end 15-inch model that doubles the amount of memory it carries within from 8GB to 16GB. The Retina MacBook Pro update is similar to the MacBook Air update Apple issued earlier this year, in that it improves… Read More

Indian Inventor Makes A Decidedly Unsexy (But Cool) Open Source Glass Clone

3 hours 32 min ago
mesn Now don’t laugh. I see what you’re about to say: this project looks like a mess. But trust me when I tell you this thing could be slapped to your face sooner than later, provided you prefer not to trust Google with your location, photo, and activity data and provided you’re a lover of open source hardware. The guy in the picture, Arvin Sanjeev, is an inventor. He built an… Read More

Migraine Buddy Helps Patients And Doctors Work Together For Better Treatment

3 hours 32 min ago
Photo by Flicker user r. nial bradshaw Migraines aren’t just awful headaches. They are a neurological condition that often come with cluster of syndromes before and after pain starts. These are called prodromes, which can warn some sufferers when a headache is coming, and postdromes, or “migraine hangovers” that can leave patients feeling exhausted. Read More

Napster Owner Rhapsody Passes 2M Paying Users As It Extends unRadio To Europe

8 hours 26 min ago
napster grafitti In 2012, Rhapsody nabbed the European assets of streaming service Napster, covering the UK and Germany, to fill out its 2011 acquisition of Napster in the U.S., as part of its strategy to square up globally to Spotify and other online music rivals. Today, it’s putting that reach to use as Rhapsody is expanding its unRadio service for the first time outside of the U.S. The news comes… Read More

Uber Gets Down To Business With New Travel Expense Tools And Concur Integration

8 hours 45 min ago
eyeem uber Uber has spent four years building a perfect transportation alternative to taxis and black car services in cities around the world. But until today it’s just been focused on consumer travel. Now the company is going after a huge new opportunity by changing the way business users can book and expense rides on its platform. Read More

Dive Into Fates Forever, Startup Battlefield’s First MOBA Game

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:22
9729104214_5daa181505_o When Jason Citron launched Fates Forever in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield, it was impressive but many would say they weren’t surprised. Gamers have undoubtably heard of Jason’s previous success, OpenFeint, one of the first and most significant social platforms for mobile games on iOS and Android. Basically the Xbox live for the iPhone. Not bad for a 24-year-old. Read More

With Apple’s Novel Acquisition, A Chance To Reinvent The Book

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:00
Leonid_Pasternak_001 Apple’s acquisition of BookLamp, a Boise, Idaho-based startup billed as a “Pandora for Books,” is a key move in the battle over the future of our printed-and-bound friends. When we combine this information with the rumors swirling around a potential smartwatch product from Apple, we can start to gaze into the future of publishing. Read More

Facebook Forces Users Worldwide To Download Messenger For Mobile Chat

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:25
Messenger Over the next few days, Facebook will stop allowing messaging in its main iPhone and Android apps, and force all their users around the world to download its standalone Messenger app. Facebook first started requiring users in Europe to use Messenger back in April, but after seeing “positive results” in terms of engagement, its rolling out the plan to the everyone. Facebook tells… Read More

TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon: Get Your Tickets!

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:00
TCDisruptHackathonSanFransisco We’ve got details regarding the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon you’ll want to hear. You wouldn’t want to miss out on one of the greatest all-night hacking events on the planet, would you? The Disrupt Hackathon is the all-weekend event that kicks off TechCrunch Disrupt. Starting on Saturday, September 6th at 12:30pm, hackers will have 24-hours(ish) to build a… Read More

Rising Share Prices Could Ignite A New Tech Acquisition Spree

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 20:03
moneybags In early 2014, a number of high-profile acquisitions were locked in at prices that many found confusing. The good times are probably coming back. Companies that compete across numerous technology strata like Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook are trading near record highs — or at least, the highest prices they’ve seen in a decade. Those same companies are all incredibly cash-rich. Read More

Fleet Unveils An App For Late Night Rides Between Silicon Valley And San Francisco

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 19:51
fleet-stops Newcomers to Silicon Valley are often shocked at how appallingly bad the transit options between San Francisco and the rest of the region can be. It’s a legacy of fragmented regional governance where nine different counties created at least 10 different semi-overlapping public rail and bus systems. BART was originally going to connect the entire region but two counties dropped out in… Read More

Jonathan Teo And Justin Caldbeck Raise $125 Million For Binary Capital

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 19:20
Teo-Caldbeck Former General Catalyst managing director Jonathan Teo and former Lightspeed Venture Partners managing director Justin Caldbeck have closed their first fund together. Back in March, we reported that the two had started a new investment firm named firm Binary Capital, and now they’ve raised $125 million. The two, who had previously made early investments in companies like Snapchat,… Read More

Beats Music Mobile App Gets Recommendation Tweaking, Verified Profiles And More

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:51
beats-music Beats Music has updated its iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications with a few new features, including a way to tune the Beats recommendation engine manually for better suggestions, a new history view for The Sentence, the Songza-like Madlibs playback engine, and Verified Badges, which add a checkmark to celebrity profiles so you know they’re the real deal. Read More