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Earshot Raises $1.7 Million to Help Companies Connect With New Customers on Social Media
/ June 17, 2014 2:03 pm
Earshot Raises $1.7 Million to Help Companies Connect With New Customers on Social Media

TechCrunch reports that Earshot has raised $1.7 million in its recent round of funding from TriplePoint Capital, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Serra Ventures, Birchmere Ventures, and Point B Capital. Earshot combines user profiles with location data, so it can recommend whom to reach out to on social media and what to say to them. Read More

Facebook Releases Game Discovery Feature for the iPad
/ June 17, 2014 2:03 pm
Facebook Releases Game Discovery Feature for the iPad

VentureBeat reports that Facebook is stating today that it reformed its front page to add a bigger game discovery feature for its iPad users. That will make it simpler for gamers to discover new Facebook games, and it means more downloads for game developers. The new games and trending sidebar will assist individuals in the U.S. to discover more enjoyable content on a tablet. . Read More

Social News Aggregator Nuzzel Raises $1.7 Million
/ June 13, 2014 2:46 pm
Social News Aggregator Nuzzel Raises $1.7 Million

TechCrunch reports that Nuzzel has raised $1.7 million in its recent round of funding from Chris Sacca & Matt Mazzeo, Hunter Walk & Satya Patel (Homebrew), Ullas Naik (Streamlined Ventures), DG (Digital Garage) Incubation, WiL (World Innovation Lab), DeNA, MOL, and angel investors like Chris Michel, Daniel Lurie, Darmesh Shah, Gordon Crawford, Jon Boutelle, Narendra Rocherolle, Nicolas Heyman, Othman Laraki, Russ Fradin, and Ryan Spoon. . Read More

Facebook Messenger Integrates Tap-And-Hold Video Sharing
/ June 13, 2014 2:46 pm
Facebook Messenger Integrates Tap-And-Hold Video Sharing

TechCrunch reports that Facebook Messenger is moving deeper into visual communication with a new choice to promptly record and send short videos, similar to Snapchat. The feature comes to iOS today and is making its way to Android. Messenger integrated pre-recorded video sharing and a split-screen selfie camera in April, but now you can hold and tap the camera button to fire off a mini-movie. . Read More

FightMe, an App That Allows You to Challenge Others through Video, Raises $1.35 Million
/ June 12, 2014 5:42 pm
FightMe, an App That Allows You to Challenge Others through Video, Raises $1.35 Million

TechCrunch reports that FightMe has raised $1.35 Million in its seed round of funding from VC firm HTG Ventures, Daniel and Raphael Khalili, and David Reuben Junior of Reuben Brothers. FightMe is an iOS application that allows you to challenge others by sharing and recording 30 second-long videos. Read More

About.me Raises $11 Million to Rival Facebook for Simple Online Identity
/ June 11, 2014 4:27 pm
About.me Raises $11 Million to Rival Facebook for Simple Online Identity

TechCrunch reports that About.me has raised $11 Million in its Series B Round of Funding. The funding round was led by existing investor Foundry Group with participation from True Ventures, SoftTech VC, CrunchFund, and Bullpen Capital, and Google Ventures. About.me allows you to make a simple page about yourself online that others can use to discover a bit more about you. . Read More

SocialBakers Purchases EdgeRank Checker, Moving into Deep Facebook Analytics
/ June 10, 2014 5:07 pm
SocialBakers Purchases EdgeRank Checker, Moving into Deep Facebook Analytics

VentureBeat reports that Social media analytics company SocialBakers has purchased EdgeRank Checker, a Chicago-based startup that aids marketers in examining how they are doing on Facebook. The purchase came just a few months after Prague-based SocialBakers raised a $26 million third round of investment led by Index Ventures. . Read More

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