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Anonymous Messaging App Yik Yak Raises $10 Million to be the Twitter of Your College Campus
/ June 30, 2014 4:43 pm
Anonymous Messaging App Yik Yak Raises $10 Million to be the Twitter of Your College Campus

VentureBeat reports that Yik Yak has raised $10 million in its recent round of funding. The funding round was led by DCM with participation from Azure Capital, Renren, and Tim Draper. Yik Yak is an Android and iOS application on which individuals can secretly upload their information and thoughts, and view a feed of posts from individuals nearby. Read More

Samsung, LG Introduce Smartwatches with New Google Software
/ June 30, 2014 4:42 pm
Samsung, LG Introduce Smartwatches with New Google Software

YahooTech reports that South Korea’s Samsung and LG introduced rival Smartwatches driven by Google’s new software as they push to lead a increasingly competitive market for wearable devices seen as the mobile industry’s next growth promoter. Samsung’s “Gear Live” and LG’s “G Watch” both driven by Android Wear are the first devices to adopt the new Google software specially intended for wearables. Read More

YouTube Reveals Crowdfunding
/ June 30, 2014 4:42 pm
YouTube Reveals Crowdfunding

DigitalMusicNews reports that YouTube recently previewed upcoming features for creators on their blog. Some of these features are now live, as YouTube revealed numerous new features at VidCon in Anaheim, California. Fans will be capable of offering money to their preferred YouTube channels at any time. This puts YouTube head-to-head with platforms like Patreon. Some popular channels are now testing the feature, and it will soon be launched on android and desktop. Read More

Hansoft Raises $10 Million with Hasso Plattner Ventures
/ June 30, 2014 4:42 pm
Hansoft Raises $10 Million with Hasso Plattner Ventures

GamesIndustryBiz reports that Dev tool company Hansoft has raised $10 Million and partnered with investment firm Hasso Plattner Ventures. "We are truly excited that Hasso Plattner Ventures have joined our team of investors. Their international network and experience will help us bring Hansoft to a much wider group of users," said Patric Palm, CEO and Co-Founder of Hansoft. Read More

Secure Messaging App Wickr Raises $30 Million
/ June 27, 2014 6:09 pm
Secure Messaging App Wickr Raises $30 Million

TechCrunch reports that Self-destructing and encrypted messaging app Wickr has raised $30 Million in its Series B Round of Funding. The funding round was led by Jim Breyer, founder and CEO of Breyer Capital, with participation from CME Group and Wargaming. The application was created by CEO Nico Sell, also Co-Founder of the DEF CON security conference, as a tool that lets receivers and senders interact in private. Read More

Loyalty and Marketing Analytics Startup CrowdTwist Raise $9 Million
/ June 27, 2014 6:09 pm
Loyalty and Marketing Analytics Startup CrowdTwist Raise $9 Million

TechCrunch reports that CrowdTwist has raised $9 Million in its Series B Round of Funding. The funding round was led by StarVest Partners with participation from other investors, including Fairhaven Capital and SoftBank Capital. CrowdTwist offers tools for creating online loyalty programs, which gathers data about customers across online, offline, mobile and social channels, and all the data is owned by a company and not a third party provider. Read More

Moi Corporation Raises $5 Million for Mobile Live Streaming App TwitCasting
/ June 27, 2014 6:09 pm
Moi Corporation Raises $5 Million for Mobile Live Streaming App TwitCasting

TechCrunch reports that Moi Corporation, which is the company behind Japanese mobile live stream app TwitCasting, has raised $5 million in its recent round of funding from Indonesia’s Sinar Mas Group leading and Japanese seed investor East Ventures. TwitCasting has two different applications, one for broadcast and one for looking, and lets both viewers and broadcasters chat with each other. Read More

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