Archive for category: social

Twitter Purchases Image Search Startup Madbits
/ July 30, 2014 11:47 am
Twitter Purchases Image Search Startup Madbits

TechCrunch reports “Twitter has acquired image search startup Madbits for an undisclosed amount.”. Read More

Palantir Acquires Social Polling Startup Poptip
/ July 30, 2014 11:47 am
Palantir Acquires Social Polling Startup Poptip

TechCrunch reports “Poptip, a startup that helps companies conduct social media surveys and analyze online conversations, just announced that its team will be joining Palantir Technologies starting on August 1.” . Read More

Instagram Introduces One-Touch Photo and Video Messaging App Bolt outside the US
/ July 30, 2014 11:47 am
Instagram Introduces One-Touch Photo and Video Messaging App Bolt outside the US

TechCrunch reports “Instagram is taking on Snapchat by turning your best friends’ faces into the shutter button with today’s official release of its first standalone app Bolt, but only Singapore, South Africa and New Zealand will get this initial phase of the iOS and Android rollout.”. Read More

Facebook Forces Users Worldwide To Download Messenger for Mobile Chat
/ July 29, 2014 10:52 am
Facebook Forces Users Worldwide To Download Messenger for Mobile Chat

TechCrunch reports “Over the next few days, Facebook will stop allowing messaging in its main iPhone and Android apps, and force all their users around the world to download its standalone Messenger app.”. Read More

Tango Teases “Music Pix,” A Social App for Creating Instant Photo Slideshows
/ July 29, 2014 10:52 am
Tango Teases “Music Pix,” A Social App for Creating Instant Photo Slideshows

TechCrunch reports “Tango, the mobile messaging platform that raised a massive $280 million from Alibaba earlier this year, has quietly rolled out a new photo-sharing application called Tango Music Pix.”. Read More

Facebook Dedicated to long-term future of Oculus VR
/ July 25, 2014 11:08 am
Facebook Dedicated to long-term future of Oculus VR

GamesIndustryBiz reports “Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg has explained the company's recent acquisition of virtual reality company Oculus VR, a deal which only officially closed this week.” . Read More

PumpUp Lands $2.4 Million in Seed Funding
/ July 24, 2014 3:02 pm
PumpUp Lands $2.4 Million in Seed Funding

PumpUp, the San Francisco-based developer of a photo-based social network focused on healthy and active living, said on Thursday it has landed $2.4 million in a round of seed funding, led by General Catalyst Partners. The company said it will use the proceeds to expand its user base, which currently stands at 1.7 million, grow its staff and further develop its app. The app combines photo sharing, community and fitness tracking, allowing members to share content around their personal fitness. "The community we've cultivated is a positive, comfortable space where members come together to share, support, and motivate each other," said co-founder Phil Jacobson. Read More

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