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Hukkster, The Winklevoss-Backed Online Shopping Tool, Has Shut Down

Hukkster, the New York City-based startup that created a price-monitoring app for online shopping, has shut down for good.<p>Hukkster, which was founded in 2012 and raised a total of $4.5 million dollars from a group of prominent tech and business investors including Winklevoss Capital, allowed users …

Enterprise Mobile Apps Pay The Most Yet Attract Few Developers

A recent survey by Vision Mobile found that just 16% of worldwide developers are building mobile apps for enterprises, despite this market being the most lucrative of all to serve. Their recent global study of 10,000 developers across over 130 nations is the basis of the free downloadable report, …

Amazon Quietly Launches Its Consumer-Facing Mobile Wallet App, Amazon Wallet

Amazon’s first attempt at its own mobile wallet application, designed for use at the point-of-sale, has made a quiet debut on the Amazon Appstore and on Google Play. However, the current implementation of the new “Amazon Wallet” application is fairly barebones – it doesn’t yet support mobile …

American Users Spend An Average Of 40 Minutes Per Day On Facebook

American Facebook users spend way more time on the social network than exercising. Mark Zuckerberg said today on Facebook’s Q2 earnings call that “people on Facebook in the US spend around 40 minutes each day using our service”, while the CDC recommends Americans exercise 21 minutes a day but only …

Fixed, An App That Just Raised $1.2 Million, Fights Your Parking Tickets For You

David Hegarty and DJ Burdick cofounded Fixed last fall after Hegarty received five parking tickets in three weeks. Hegarty knew how to contest tickets, but he realized that his friends didn't and often just paid the fine.<p>"I'm a stickler for protesting all my parking tickets," he told Business …

Startups Are Finally Hacking Healthcare

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tim Chang is managing director at Mayfield Fund where he leads consumer investing practice with a focus on the Internet of Things, consumerized health & wellness, crowdsourcing, collaborative consumption, mobile-first service and product marketplaces, vertical communities, and</i> …

Weave is a Tinder for LinkedIn, minus the sexy parts

It seems like these days, every app is using the swiping-interface dating app Tinder made popular, and most of the time, it feels like an unnatural me-too attempt — except maybe in the case of Weave.<p>Weave is a networking-meets-social-discovery mobile app, and it’s just raised $630,000 in seed …

11 of the Hottest Startups from Tech Open Air Berlin 2014

Ah, Berlin. The city that wears its history on its sleeve, yet allows ample space for new culture to thrive. Its creative scenes, tech companies and weekend-long dance parties have made headlines in recent articles in Vice, Fast Company and The New Yorker. All eyes seem to be on Berlin.<p>But don’t …

Kinomatic for iPhone Offers Pro-level Video Features Without the Complexity

Like many apps that at first appear to revisit the functionality of others in the same genre — which is especially true in the photo/video category — the new Kinomatic video app for iPhone was created to solve a problem that the developers encountered when trying to shoot their own stuff for …

Vingle Lets You Mingle With People Who Share Your Interests

Vingle is a fun, community-oriented site from two of the three founders of Viki, the crowdsourced subtitling platform that was acquired by Rakuten for a reported $200 million last year.<p>Changseong Ho and Jiwon Moon saw how devoted fans on Viki were to translating and subtitling the dialogue in their …

Former Microsoft Engineers Launch Pixotale, A Social Networking App For Visual Storytelling

A pair of ex-Microsoft engineers, Robert Mao and Haitao Li, have launched what they describe as a new social network based around photos and videos with Pixotale, an app that aims to re-imagine long-form storytelling for the mobile era.<p>Mao, previously having spent five years with Microsoft …

Singular, Founded By Ex-Onavo Execs, Raises $5M For Its Cross-Platform Mobile Marketing Dashboard

The rapid growth in the world of apps — Google Play and Apple‘s App Store have over one million apps each — has given rise to a vast number of ways that developers are trying to get their own apps to stand apart from the crowd. Now a new startup wants to help developers manage and analyse the …

Refresh Wants You to Get Personal in Your Meetings

Do I need to say to my yoga instructor, "Did you know you share a birthday with Tom Selleck?"<p>In a perfect business world, we would all have plenty of time to over-research the people we’re taking meetings with.<p>But it’s not, and we don’t.<p>A new mobile app called Refresh wants to make your meeting …

4 Steps to Knowing What Your Customers Want Better Than They Do

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The problem with asking customers what they want, like, or think is often that:<p>They don’t know.<br>• They think they know, but they’re wrong.<br>• They know, but they don’t tell you the truth.<p>Companies famous for predicting customer …

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How a dev who couldn’t code built one of world’s hottest photo apps

Merek Davis is not a coder. The developer never even made an app before 2013. Yet on his first iOS at-bat, he hit an App Store grand slam with Mextures, his photo-editing app that quickly became one of the top photo apps of the year.<p>Mextures is like Photoshop for your iPhone, only easier to use. …

A Mobile Health Care Marketplace That Curates The Best Technologies

Quantified Care will offer mobile health devices and advice for doctors and patients.<p>To give someone a decent medical exam these days, all you need is a smartphone and a few hundred dollars. The standard equipment–electrocardiogram, otoscope, blood pressure monitor, and so on–is all available as …

Q2 2014 Referral Traffic: Facebook Up, Pinterest/Twitter Down

Social discovery and sharing platform Shareaholic today released its quarterly report for referral traffic from the eight largest social media sites. In Q2 2014, Facebook gained share, while Pinterest, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Reddit, YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn all fell.<p>As in the company’s previous …

Nextdoor Talks Growth, Now Being Used In One In Six Neighborhoods In The US

Nextdoor, the fast-growing startup that has been compared to a Facebook for your neighborhood, has revealed some new numbers today in a TCTV interview with co-founder and CEO Nirav Tolia and Greylock partner and Nextdoor investor Josh Elman. As Tolia tells us, Nextdoor just launched its 25,000th …

The Always-On Auto Shazam

Today, Shazam is rolling out Auto Shazam, an upgrade that allows users to collect all songs they hear throughout the day- no more rush to pull phones from pockets or purses. The new feature can be turned on to identify all songs over a set course of time and shuts itself off when battery runs low. …

Crowdtilt Wants to Be the Next Kickstarter

The startup, which runs crowdsourcing campaigns for everything from new business ventures to group vacations, has scored $23 million in capital from Andreesen Horowitz.<p>Not just anyone can grab the attention of Andreesen Horowitz. But on Monday, Crowdtilt, a San Francisco-based crowdfunding startup, …

Startups

17 Mobile Apps to Help you Discover New Music

If the last decade has taught us anything, it’s that ten years can be a very long time in technology. And one needn’t look any further than the music industry to see how technology has shifted and shaped the way we listen to, share and discover bands and artists.<p>As cool as MiniDisc players were …

6 Ways Startups Can Boost Sales (Without Selling Their Soul)

<i>Gregg Schwartz is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Strategic Sales & Marketing, an industry-founding lead generation firm based in Connecticut.</i><p>Startup companies often struggle with lead generation and sales – even though the founders are often very enthusiastic about their company’s …

Competition Brings Lyft, Sidecar and Uber Closer to Cloning Each Other

Sometimes competition forces players to distinguish themselves. Other times, it brings them closer together. That seems to be ever more the case …

Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors

SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It's run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent.<p>Yet investors are fighting for the opportunity to throw hundreds of millions at the mobile messaging service that is all the rage with teens.<p>The …

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New Medical Device Treats Epilepsy With A Well-Timed Zap

Imagine a tiny computer embedded under your scalp that's constantly tracking your brain activity and zapping you when it senses something awry.<p>That might sound like science fiction, but a medical device that does that was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration as an option for people …

Mobile Web Add-On Brow.si Raises $1M, Partners With PrestaShop To Help M-Commerce Stick

MySiteApp, the Israeli startup behind mobile website add-on Brow.si, has raised a further $1 million from existing investors thetime and a number of U.S./Israel-based angels, bringing the total backing for the company to $3.2 million. The additional funding will be used to help the company double …

73 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

More than meets the eye: 12 startups coming out of Cambodia

Don’t look down on Cambodia. Although the population is just 15 million with only three million online, its capital’s latest Barcamp (a tech …

October's Notable iOS App Releases

We’re back with our monthly retrospective look at some of the more notable iOS apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>So without further ado, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>Moment.us<p>What is the right music to listen to on a rainy Wednesday afternoon in London or Chicago? Open the …

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>He told me a bit about …