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Google Launches New Local Search Algorithm: SEOs Notice Significant Ranking Changes

Last night, Google pushed out a new and major local search ranking algorithm change. I broke the story at Search Engine Land where Google provided …

LendUp Raises $50 Million To Disrupt Payday Lending

Y Combinator-incubated payday loan disruptor LendUp has raised a $50 million credit debt facility from Victory Park Capital. This adds to the $18 million in equity funding LendUp has raised from investors including Google Ventures, Data Collective, QED and others.<p>LendUp wants to redefine payday …

DollarPhotoClub Expands Into More Markets, Hits 11,000 Users

Stock photo provider DollarPhotoClub is a shot across the bow of the Big Stock Photo Cartels™. Created by a repeat entrepreneur and owner of one of the biggest modeling agencies in England, the company aims to make getting a stock photo as easy as ordering new razors. Now the company has announced …

Cloaq, The Anonymous Social App That Doesn’t Require An Email Or Phone Number, Goes Live

On the same day that anonymous social sharing app Secret is officially crossing the pond to launch in the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, another new anonymous app called Cloaq is making its App Store debut. The app, previously detailed here, hopes to differentiate itself in the space by …

Shoebox Raises $1.2M To Not Only Store Your Photos In The Cloud, But Help You Rediscover Them, Too

Toronto-based cloud photo storage, backup and management startup Shoebox has raised a $1.2 million seed round, the company told TechCrunch exclusively today. The round is led by Canada’s BDC Venture Capital, and includes local angel investor Mario Pozzuoli. Shoebox’s initial round of funding comes …

Waggl Raises $1.1 Million With A New Take On Enterprise Messaging And Polling

A new San Francisco-based startup has raised $1.1 million in seed financing with a new take on messaging and polling for businesses.<p>The company takes its name from the informative dance that bees in a hive conduct to communicate with their fellows.<p>At Waggl, executives can post queries to their …

PunchTab Raises $6.25M To Turn Loyalty Programs Into An Enterprise Data Business

PunchTab, the startup led by YouSendIt (now known as Hightail) founder Ranjith Kumaran, is announcing that it has raised $6.25 million in additional funding.<p>The company started out by helping businesses run promotions and loyalty programs, such as giveaways. More recent products include “second …

Flipt Wants To Help You Make Smarter Home Investment — And Flipping — Decisions

While the U.S. real estate market is still experiencing its ups and downs, the number of online real estate startups continues to increase quickly. The latest entrant in this business is Flipt, which aims to take some of the emotion out of real estate purchase decisions and replace it with a more …

How to rank for images and video in universal search

<b>You don’t have to go far to find digital marketers wringing their hands over the growing invasion of Google’s universal features into the SERPs.</b><p>And …

These Sites Tell Which Of Your Accounts Have Been Hacked

Heartbleed, the massive flaw in web encryption recently made public, is just one of the unending stream of vulnerabilities that enables hackers to steal personal details and passwords from companies with which you do business.<p>Of recent, a number of websites have opened up shop to alert users when …

The Pros, Cons, and Costs of the Top 10 Content Distribution Platforms — The Content Strategist

<i>Welcome to the third post in our Contently Labs series, where we answer common questions we hear from current or prospective brand publishers.</i> …

With Carousel, Dropbox Wants To Handle ALL The Photos

Looks like someone’s a <i>Mad Men</i> fan: Just like Don Draper showed Kodak clients his presentation for the Carousel slideshow machine, Dropbox revealed its decidedly digital and cloud-oriented take on photo sharing and organization today, also named Carousel.<p>(Funny, though—Drew Houston always reminded …

Israeli startup\’s battery can charge a smartphone in 30 seconds

Samsung opens Galaxy S5 wireless charging cover pre-orders

You’ve still got a few days to go before you can get your hands on your very own Galaxy S5 (at least in most places), but that doesn’t mean it’s too …

How to Share HD Movies from the iPhone

For many users the iPhone is their main way of taking photos and videos, due to its compact size. While having the iPhone for all of your media is …

New Accessory Turns iPhone Into the Ultimate Weather Station

iPhone and Android users may not have to rely on the observations of sometimes inaccurate weather apps when choosing what to do or what to wear going …

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Emu Messaging and More

5 Can't-Miss Apps 4/5<p>Emu<p>Fantastical 2<p>Expedia<p>FTL: Faster Than Light<p>IFTTT<p>Between Amazon unveiling its Fire TV set-top box, and Microsoft finally …

Bank of America, Citigroup Faulted on Foreclosure Pact

<i>By Aruna Viswanatha</i><p>WASHINGTON -- Top U.S. banks including Bank of America and Citigroup failed to fully comply with a government settlement to …

Quinn signs foreclosure measure into law

Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a measure extending the time period to protect homeowners from losing their home to foreclosure while seeking federal assistance to modify their mortgages.<p>The measure extends to Dec. 31, 2015, protections that allow homeowners to prevent a lender or loan …

14 US Housing Markets Struggling With Foreclosures

This was down 27% from a year ago and was the lowest monthly total since December 2006. In fact, one in every 1,170 U.S. homes received a foreclosure filing in February.<p>But the headline number can be misleading.<p>"Cold weather and a short month certainly contributed to a seasonal drop in foreclosure …

New Payments Startups Face An Uphill Battle To Disrupt The Credit Card Processing Industry

But the credit card processing industry isn't going to change over night. These startups are entering into an extremely complex and entrenched space.<p>In a recent report from BI Intelligence, we look at the complicated series of interactions among different legacy players that powers each credit card …

TechCrunch’s Picks: The Top 8 Startups From Y Combinator W14 Demo Day

While today saw Paul Graham physically pass the reins to new Y Combinator president Sam Altman, the bigger buzz at Demo Day was about how most investors thought this was the best YC class yet. There were unsexy startups in industries ripe for disruption, deep B2B specialization to meet the needs of …

Shyp Officially Launches Its Mobile Shipping Service In San Francisco

Shipping ain’t easy. You have to pack up your goods and figure out the best service to ship them on, which no one does, and then you have to take your stuff to the local FedEx/UPS/DHL dropoff location and figure out whether or not you want to send your items First Class, or track them, or insure …

NewsCred Unveils Content Marketing Partnerships With Getty Images, Visual.ly, Others

Content marketing startup NewsCred isn’t just connecting marketers with freelancers anymore — through a new partnership program, it allows them to commission work from organizations like Getty Images and Visual.ly.<p>The goal of these content marketing programs is to help companies build their …

Chris Burch & Others Put $1 Million Into Split, An App For Avoiding Your Exes And Others You Don’t Want To See

Split, a newly launched “anti-social” application and competitor to the recently buzzed about app Cloak, is offering yet another way for users to tap into their social networks in order to avoid other people, instead of connecting with them. The app is backed by $1 million in seed funding, which …

LoopMe Closes $3M From Holtzbrinck, Open Ocean For Its Mobile Ad In-Box

So, we know developers and publishers make money from apps and other mobile content often via advertising. But smartphone screens are small, so ads have to be small. And ad formats vary widely. LoopMe solves this problem by creating an “ad inbox” that users access through a small button, instead of …

AppGyver Raises $2.5M Funding Round To Expand Its App Development Platform

AppGyver, an HTML5-centric development platform for quickly building mobile apps, today announced that it has raised a $2.5 million funding round led by Initial Capital, an early investor in companies like Supercell, with participation by Finnish VC firm Open Ocean Capital, which was established by …

Three Classes In, Boost.vc Is Raising A New Fund With Plans To Incubate 100 Bitcoin Startups By 2016

Adam Draper and Brayton Williams launched Boost.vc in 2012 at a time when the accelerator market was beginning to burst at the seams with new entrants — some would say it was nearing saturation. In an effort to differentiate their approach and attract quality startups amidst the growing noise in …