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Two Tap Raises $2.7M Seed Round For Its “Shopping Cart For The Entire Internet”

Two Tap, a Y Combinator-backed startup that aims to become the “shopping cart of the entire Internet,” today announced that it has raised a $2.7 million seed round from the likes of Khosla Ventures, SV Angel, Green Visor Capital, Ryan Petersen, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Posterous …

Introducing The Startups From Accelerator DreamIt New York’s Fourth Class

Twelve new companies just hit the NY tech scene during today’s DreamIt Demo Day in midtown Manhattan. Ranging from a location-based messaging app, a cloud-based hotel management system and a service that makes pins on Pinterest shoppable, these companies took part in startup accelerator DreamIt‘s …

PriceJump Tells You Which Amazon Products are Cheaper Elsewhere

While there are some great deals to be found on Amazon, it's not always the cheapest option. An online tool called PriceJump tells you what products …

The Digital Marketing Checklist For Ecommerce Ventures

<b>Buzzfactory</b><br>Buzzfactory is a social media & digital agency.<p>Starting out to create a digital marketing presence for an ecommerce startup can be hard if …

500 Startups Accelerator Announces Its Tenth Batch Of Companies

Hot on the heels of its demo day last week, 500 Startups is already announcing its tenth batch of startups.<p>In order to get more companies through its program, 500 Startups has been alternating between hosting batches in San Francisco and Mountain View, California. The accelerator’s tenth batch will …

Doctor on Demand Brings Its Video Appointments to the Web

Doctor on Demand today announced a desktop browser version of its video service for on-demand doctor’s visits. The company has also closed a $21 million Series A funding round and signed a partnership with Comcast that will offer the cable company’s employees free access to the service.<p>Previously, …

Music Messaging App La-La Lets Users Chat With Songs Snippets

As Yo has proved, the public’s appetite for messaging seems not to have stopped with WhatsApp. Many others have appeared before an since. As Sarah Perez recently found out. Now another has appeared which plans to plug at our emotional side a little more, drawing the medium most tied to the heart: …

Sympler: Collaborative Music-Video Mashups

Launching initially as a beta product last August, Sympler hit the App Store as a means to help users create 20-second music videos through mashing together a range of content. Since then, the app was iterated and refined, with a new experience and slew of fresh features added to the mix.<p>However, …

LinkedIn Acquires Newsle

LinkedIn’s has announced it has acquired Newsle, a service that lets you import your contacts from Facebook or LinkedIn and scans the Web to alerts you whether anyone in your network has been mentioned on the Web.<p>The good news for current Newsle users is that it’s not being shuttered, and will …

What Silicon Valley refuses to learn from Steve Jobs

Just about every tech leader in Silicon Valley says they admire Steve Jobs, but when it comes to following his lead, where’s the love?<p>Visit any hacker hangout, tech firm, or investment company in Silicon Valley, and you’re sure to hear people say how much they admire Steve Jobs. They’ll say that he …

Echobox Launches To Let Publishers Intelligently Share Content To Twitter And Facebook

It looks like SocialFlow and, to a lesser extent, social media scheduling apps like Buffer, just got some more competition. Pulling back the curtain today is Echobox, the UK data and analytics startup, with a service that lets publishers intelligently share content to Twitter and Facebook.<p>By …

13 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

Last week was a big week as we saw 13 startups get funded. Some of these are hoping to disrupt their own industries with the new funds in their …

24 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us or …

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The 6 Disrupt NY Finalists: Boomerang Commerce, ISI Technology, Mimi, Mink, Showkit and Vurb

Oh New York in the springtime! In the past two days, 1600 people have passed through the Manhattan Center for TechCrunch Disrupt NY, in hopes of seeing or being the new new thing. We’ve seen Fred Wilson, Brenden Iribe, Mike Judge and many more grace our stage. Tomorrow we’ll get to see interviews …

Winners Of The TechCrunch London Meetup: GiftGaming, Rook And Keekla

The TechCrunch London Summer Meetup rolled into town this week as part of our Summer Tour to promote TechCrunch Disrupt in London on October 20-21. We had a bunch of brand new startups apply.<p>The pitch-off was judged by TechCrunch writers Ingrid Lunden and Natasha Lomas and myself, with Andy Chung …

ClassDo Is Google Helpouts On Steroids

Late last year, Google launched Helpouts, which brought the idea of allowing people to receive instant help through live video feeds into the limelight. But the concept behind Helpouts has existed for some time, with one startup quietly building up a business based on the same premise since …

10 Time-Saving Social Media Tools for a Productive Summer

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Imagine you’ve got a week’s vacation planned this summer (lucky you!), and you’d love nothing more than for your social media efforts to keep humming right along while you’re gone.<p>No problem. There are a handful of social media tools that can assist …

At Lunch With Restaurant Payment Startup Cover, Which Just Raised $5.5 Million

Splitting meals is what they do -- professionally.<p>Mark Egerman and Andrew Cove have shared more than a few meals together. Egerman and I pick the Nicoise salad for lunch at Lure Fishbar in New York’s Soho neighborhood, and he quickly starts snagging fries off Cove’s burger plate without …

Google to Launch a $100 Million Venture Capital Fund in London | Inc.com

Google Ventures will open a $100 million tech startup investment fund in London, the company announced on its blog. Google believes that Europe may be as interesting as Northern California when it comes to entrepreneurs and innovation:<p>We believe Europe's startup scene has enormous potential. We've …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Dropcam was only the beginning. How Nest plans to build a smart home empire.

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Today’s news that Nest is throwing open its developer program with integrations from vendors that range from Logitech to LIFX …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Facebook Just Fired A Huge Shot At Cisco

On Wednesday, Facebook introduced Wedge, making good on its promise from last year to push into the $23 billion Ethernet switch market, currently dominated by Cisco.<p>Wedge is part of the Open Compute Project (OCP), one of the most important tech projects Facebook has ever created. OCP began in 2012 …

After global success with clever photo app, Pakistan startup Groopic gets funding

The startup team behind Groopic, the clever photo app that puts the photographer back into the picture, has secured funding to help it build more …

Google Capital’s first investment in India went to a company made famous by a Twitter spat

Google Capital has made its first investment in India and the winner is … Freshdesk. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup raised $31 million from Google Capital and existing investors Tiger Global Management and Accel Partners in its fourth round of funding. That’s a big deal also because the …

10 leading sustainability innovations

A study released today profiles 100 leading sustainability innovations. We showcase the top 10, featuring carbon-neutral plastic, e-waste recycling kiosks and an ethical smartphone

Software that makes internet search relevant for you

Have your ever felt riled at the irrelevant and unwanted results a search engine throws in response to your query?<p>Don’t worry. A new computer program …

Apple Brings New 'Browse by Category' Section to iOS and Mac App Stores

Apple has introduced the new 'Browse by Category' section in both the iOS and Mac App Stores, making it more visually appealing and encouraging users …

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