Monica Badran

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Osom mashes up Craigslist and Instagram, lets you sell your beautiful things

Perhaps after wading through one too many bleach bypass photos of someone's scooter, a trio of Swedish developers thought an Instagram-like app would be an ideal way to sell such things. To wit, they developed Osom, an iPhone app that pays homage to the social shooter in concept as well as design …

Disconnect.me Lets You Control Your Data Online

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Fits.me Closes $7.2M Series A To “Aggressively Expand” Its Virtual Fitting Room Tech In Europe, Start Prepping For U.S. Push

Try-for-size-before-you buy virtual fitting room startup Fits.me has closed a €5.5 million ($7.2 million) Series A round. It’s not all new money — we covered the first €1.5 million tranche, back in January 2012 — but the startup has now added €4 million to complete the round. Backers include …

Here are 5 mobile startups that build businesses, not apps

SAN FRANCISCO — During his keynote discussion at Demo Mobile, Vinod Khosla said that “mobile is central to everything.” Whether you are interested in selling boutique clothing, creating a community of sports fans, or publishing media about beer, having a mobile presence is key. The fourth session …

Goodbye Sherpa, Hello Osito! Predictive Intelligence iOS App Rebrands And Graduates From Beta

It was only about three weeks ago when the team behind predictive intelligence app Sherpa announced a hefty seed round and that it was rolling the app out to private beta users. Now it seems they’re all ready for prime time… with a few changes.<p>Since there’s already a glut of mobile apps named …

Startups and immigration: 500 Startups, Google, and Creative Commons-backed Engine speaks to Congress

Political advocacy group Engine, which bills itself as the voice of startups in government, spoke to the House Committee on Small Business today in Washington, D.C., advocating for those who have “created all the net new job growth in this country for the last quarter century.”<p>You guessed it: …

CrunchWeek: Bitcoin Mania, Foursquare Gets A Cash Infusion, And VCs Rally Around Google Glass

The weekend is finally here, and so is another episode of CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show where a few of us writers sit down for some real talk about the stories that dominated the tech world over the past seven days.<p>This time, Leena Rao, Anthony Ha and I talked about the relentless (and …