Joshua Binder

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6 of the Best WiFi Thermostats

Today’s thermostat isn’t interested in sitting on the wall and quietly adjusting temperatures by itself – it wants to be connected to your WiFi, …

WillCall Adds Ticket Gifting To Grow Its “Live Music Logistics Company”

Today, WillCall is a concert ticket sales app aiming to grow by adding the option to gift tickets to friends. But founder Donnie Dinch’s ambitions are more akin to that of Travis Kalanick. Dinch has been staffing up and raising money to transform WillCall into an Uber for nightlife — one that makes …

Twitter User Growth Decelerating: +6% In Q3 To 231.7 Million Now Vs +10% In Q1

Twitter’s percent user growth is slowing. In a new S-1 amendment to its IPO filing, Twitter notes it hit 231.7 million monthly users by the end of Q3 2013, up 6.13% from 218.3 million at the end of Q2. If you look back, you’ll see Twitter had 6.86% growth in Q2, 10.27% in Q1, and 10.77% in Q4 2012. …

Social Shopping App Depop Bags $1M Seed From Fashion-Focused Investors Red Circle & Luca Marzotto

Another day, another social mobile shopping app on the march. U.K.-based Depop, which was founded in 2011 but launched officially in April this year, has just closed a $1 million seed round, from several fashion industry-focused investors: the round was led by Red Circle Investments, the investment …

Social Ad Companies Team Up As Brand Networks Acquires Optimal For $35M

Social media marketing company Brand Networks is announcing that it’s acquiring Optimal for $35 million in cash and stock.<p>Brand Networks co-founder and CEO Jamie Tedford told me that he sees the two companies as largely complementary. While Brand Networks is trying to address all of a company’s …

40% Of YouTube Traffic Now Mobile, Up From 25% In 2012, 6% In 2011

It’s hard to get people to concentrate long on anything on their phones and tablets, yet YouTube seems to be the exception. The video service is quickly going mobile, with small screens making up 40% of its traffic now compared to 25% last year, Google said on its earnings call today. In 2011, just …

Google Partners With Facebook To Let DoubleClick Clients Buy Retargeted Ads On FBX

Google and Facebook are getting a bit friendlier despite their social networking competition. Google’s DoubleClick ad buying software will soon allow clients to buy retargeted ads on Facebook. FBX, Facebook’s retargeted ads platform, has become a major player in the 16 months since launch, and …

This Is Your Last Chance To Register For Startup Alley At Disrupt Europe

Disrupt Europe in Berlin is almost here and we would like to extend the offer for you, some of the best startups in the world, to take part in Startup Alley, our special pavilion focused on bringing amazing startups together under one roof. This gets you a table at the event and the chance to show …

TechStars-Backed Lua Will Open To The Public By 2014

More than two years after launching out of TechStars NYC, little Lua has grown up.<p>The company, which provides mobile workforce technology to enterprise customers with mostly out-of-office employees (think Convo or Yammer but as a usable mobile-first product), is today announcing plans to offer …

YPlan Launches On Android

YPlan has only been around for less than a year, but the company is rapidly covering new ground.<p>After expanding from the UK into New York city last month, the social planning service is today launching an Android app.<p>YPlan works by aggregating cool events, parties, and activities happening within …