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Google announces Analytics 360 Suite for enterprise marketers

Google is launching a new product for enterprise marketers today that will directly challenge Adobe’s Marketing Cloud and similar services.<p>The Google Analytics 360 Suite will combine Google Analytics Premium (now called Google Analytics 360) and Adometry (which it acquired in 2014 and which is now …

betaworks Launches Dexter, An Open Platform For Building Integration-Driven Web Apps

betaworks has today launched the latest product out of its Hacker-In-Residence program, meant to help developers and laymen alike develop third-party API integrations into an app that can be distributed and used via a single link.<p>Dexter, as it were, is an open web platform, and offers developers …

Segment Raises $27 Million For Its “One API To Rule Them All”

Segment, a Y Combinator-backed startup that allows businesses to use a single API for event tracking in order to send data to hundreds of different tools and databases, including Google Analytics, MailChimp, KISSmetrics, Omniture, Mixpanel, Quantcast, Flurry, and much more, today announced an …

Sell SaaS, They Said … It Will Be Easy, They Said

It has never been easier for customers to buy software. A couple of clicks or taps, depending on your device of choice, and you can be up and running with even the most sophisticated enterprise business applications.<p>The result of all of those fast, easy transactions is impressive: According to …

SaaS

Easily Measure The Profitability Of Your Consumer Subscription Business

We are currently witnessing a shift in business models, as many consumer tech companies move from transactional models in favor of subscription-based ones. YouTube is launching an ad-free, subscription-based service. Apple recently launched a streaming music service for $10/month. Microsoft just …

Product Management

KashFlow Founder Duane Jackson Launches Supdate To Let Startups Keep Investors Updated

“What’s more boring than accounting software? Business progress reporting!” says Duane Jackson, who previously founded and sold online accounting software startup KashFlow. His latest venture, Supdate, aims to solve another pain-point faced by startups: how to provide investors with regular updates …

Startups

Stacklist Launches As A Way For Entrepreneurs To Recommend The Best Enterprise Software, Tools

Serial entrepreneur Amanda Moskowitz has been running into this problem for 10 years. After starting company after company, she always needed to consult other founders for the best software, payroll and HR tools.<p>Today, she’s launching a platform to solve this exact problem. Stacklist is a …

Mobile-First Stock Photo Marketplace Foap Snaps Further $2.3M Funding

Sweden’s Foap, one of a number of startups taking aim at the stock photo industry via iOS and Android apps that let you upload and sell your photos through the company’s marketplace, has raised a further $2.3 million in funding. This brings total funding to approximately $5 million.<p>Leading the …

New Cloudyn Tool Wants To Bring Clarity To Cloud Billing

The promise of the cloud, whether private or public, has always been the potential to bill users or lines of business for specific usage, but it’s proven difficult to do in practice. Today, Cloudyn introduced a new tool called Cost Allocation 360° that attempts bring some clarity to cloud billing, …

ZenHub Helps Engineering Teams Manage Their GitHub Projects

GitHub is now popular enough for other companies to start building services around it. One of the latest projects that aims to make working with GitHub faster and easier is ZenHub. With ZenHub, teams get a project management service that is deeply integrated with GitHub and provides them with …

You Can Now Order Taco Bell On Your iPhone Or Android

<b>Scenario:</b> It’s 12:30 am. You’re in Taco Bell. You’d do pretty much anything for a crunchwrap supreme.<p><b>The problem:</b> If you open your mouth and try to speak, it’ll become immediately obvious that you just smoked what you’re at least 90% sure was <i>all of the weed in the entire world</i>.<p><b>Solution:</b> You can now …

Reserve, From Startup Studio Expa, Makes Restaurant Reservations Easier Than Ever

A startup called Reserve is launching a beta version of its “digital concierge” app today, promising to help users snag reservations at top-tier restaurants and improve the dining experience overall.<p>This is the first launch out of Expa, the “startup studio” created by StumbleUpon and Uber …

Nexmo Announces Verify, An API To Help Developers Confirm Users’ Phone Numbers

Nexmo, a company that sells telecom services to developers, announced an early release of its new product ‘Verify’ today, a tool to help apps confirm the phone numbers, and therefore verify the identity of their users. Verify will formally launch in November, but developers can take part in an …

Airport Car Rental Startup Silvercar Raises $14 Million From Eduardo Saverin And Velos Partners

Silvercar is taking a bit of a contrarian approach to changing airport car rentals. The company, which launched in Dallas nearly two years ago, isn’t trying to make car rentals cheaper, but trying to make them better thanks to an awesome mobile app and generally higher-quality vehicles.<p>The company …

Watch Apple’s First Timberlake And Fallon iPhone 6 Ads

Apple has gone back to territory that treated it well in the past with new ads for the iPhone 6, with a spin on the “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” John Hodgman/Justin Long duo act that served it well in the latter half of the last decade. This time, it’s not quite so oppositional, as the spots compare the …

Business Goals Platform BetterWorks Leaves Stealth With $15.5M Led By KPCB

BetterWorks, a new, cloud-based platform designed to help employees set and reach business goals — and the newest project from gamification pioneer Kris Duggan of Badgeville — is coming out of stealth today, as the startup of the same name announces that it has reached some goals of its own.<p>It has …

Code.org Launches Code Studio, A Toolset And Curriculum For Teaching Kids Programming

Since its creation, Code.org‘s mission has been to get coding into curriculums for students as schools nationwide. Today, the nonprofit group is launching Code Studio, a combined set of tools and curriculum to get students in kindergarten through high school interested in the underlying concepts …

Property Partner Secures Seed Cash For Its Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform

A new startup that lets users invest as £50 in the booming buy-to-let housing market in the UK has launched with £1.25m seed funding led by Octopus Investments.<p>The investment round in Property Partner also includes participation from a number of high profile European funds and investors. These …

Push For Pizza Is Yo For Food Delivery

While apps like Seamless and Postmates have made it easier than ever to order food with almost no hassle, sometimes having to look through options is just too much of a pain. With Push For Pizza, five teens from Brooklyn have created an app that makes it simpler still to get sustenance delivered to …

The Jury Is Out On Legal Startups

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Christine Magee is an analyst for CrunchBase.</i><p>Venture capitalists may have rested their case for investing in legal startups, according to data from CrunchBase.<p>Investments in law-related startups declined sharply this year, after peaking last year with over $150 million committed in 57 …

Sosh Launches Concierge, The Uber Of Restaurant Dining

Sosh, the recommendations app that helps find the best stuff to do in your city, is today launching a new branch of the service dedicated to restaurants.<p>With the introduction of Sosh Concierge, the company will now give users same-day access to exclusive restaurants that are hard to book with on …

London Startup Jinn Raises $200K Seed Round For Local On-Demand Delivery App

Four months after bootstrapping a London launch, which saw its co-founders initially jumping on a scooter to deliver customer orders themselves, local on-demand delivery app Jinn has raised a modest seed round of $200,000, to be used primarily for customer acquisition. Thus far the startup says …

Urban Compass Raises $40M To Expand Its Apartment Marketplace Beyond NYC

Urban Compass, the startup that runs an online marketplace for people to rent, buy, and sell apartments, announced today it has closed on $40 million in new funding.<p>The round, which is Urban Compass’ Series B, includes participation from Advance Publications and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, who …

Twitter Acquires CardSpring To Power In-Tweet Commerce And Offers

Twitter just announced it’s acquired CardSpring to enable “in-the-moment commerce experiences.” CardSpring is an application platform that lets developers build card-linked offers electronic coupons, loyalty cards, and virtual currencies that work with credit cards and other types of payments. …

Amplitude, The Analytics Startup Undercutting Mixpanel, Raises $2 Million Seed Round

Y Combinator-backed Amplitude, a startup taking on big-name analytics providers like Mixpanel, Kontagent, Localytics and others, has raised $1.975 million in seed funding from a number of investors, including SV Angel, Charlie Cheever, Dave Morin, Quest Venture Partners, Data Collective, Merus …

Custom Analytics Startup Keen IO Raises $11.3M Round From Sequoia And Others

Keen IO, a startup that helps developers build their own analytics products, is announcing that it has raised $11.3 million in Series A funding.<p>Co-founder and CEO Kyle Wild told me that when the company started talking about raising more funding, its previous backers offered to fund the new round …

72Lux Launches Shoppable, Giving Users A Universal Wish List With Multiple Retailers

72Lux today announced the launch of Shoppable, a new website and e-commerce platform that allows consumers to manage their shopping wish lists over a variety of retailers and publishers in one place.<p>Previously, 72Lux provided its universal checkout service to digital publishers to sell products on …

Foursquare, Quora, Path: What Becomes Of The Underachievers?

Foursquare, Quora, Path. Each is (or was) a Valley darling; each has millions of loyal users; each has raised more than $50 million, albeit nontraditionally, and been valued at $400 million or more — and each has recently done something remarkable. Foursquare and Path pivoted, <i>hard</i>. Quora, …

Premium Restaurant Take-Out Platform Deliveroo Raises £2.75M From Index, Hoxton, And Others

With Just Eat’s recent multibillion dollar IPO, along with heavy competition from Rocket Internet’s FoodPanda, and heavily-backed Delivery Hero, you’d be forgiven for thinking the online take-out delivery platform space was sewn up in the UK and Europe. But actually, online food delivery remains a …

One Month Raises $770K To Teach All Of The Coding

What did you accomplish in the past 30 days? If you’re a student at One Month (Formerly One Month Rails), you could have a fully functional web application.<p>Yesterday, the Y Combinator-backed company announced it closed a seed round of $770K to bring accelerated programming instruction to the …