Category : Digital

Photobucket Co-Founder Alex Welch Lets You Demand Photos From Friends With Lasso

Photobucket Co-Founder Alex Welch Lets You Demand Photos From Friends With Lasso

From: TechCrunch roll, I realize there are a ton of images that I haven’t shared that my friends might enjoy. Photobucket has raised a $1.25 million seed round from Welch, Jerry Murdock, Greylock Partners’seed fund, and Trinity Ventures, which Welch says will mostly go toward more product development. Lasso will expand beyond photos soon, explaining that the concept [...]

SaleMove Wants To Make Selling Big-Ticket Items On The Web More Personal

SaleMove Wants To Make Selling Big-Ticket Items On The Web More Personal

From: TechCrunch You and I might buy a pair of socks online without a second thought, but buying a car? Or a pricey bit of jewelry? The process becomes much trickier as the price of a product increases, and it isn’t long before canned descriptions and stock photos just don’t cut it anymore. That’s where [...]

Tattoo Hero Wants To Bring Tattoo-Seekers And Artists Together For Beautiful Results

Tattoo Hero Wants To Bring Tattoo-Seekers And Artists Together For Beautiful Results

From: TechCrunch One of the startups showing their stuff at Montreal’s International Startup Festival this year is Tattoo Hero, an Ottawa-based startup building a portal on the web to help connect those looking for tattoos with the artists who can make them. The startup is taking an age-old dilemma, which is normally handled almost exclusively via [...]

Facebook Uses Offline Purchases to Target Ads

Facebook Uses Offline Purchases to Target Ads

From: CNN   If you head to a department store to buy a pair of jeans, you might start seeing a lot of ads for pants on Facebook. For the first time, Facebook ads will target specific users based on their past buying history — even if the purchases happened offline. Facebook unveiled the new [...]

The Internet: It's Like Never Leaving Junior High

The Internet: It’s Like Never Leaving Junior High

From: CNN (CNN) – Remember when you were 12 years old and you’d pass notes in class, making snide remarks about members of the opposite sex? Remember the electricity that shot through school when word went around that there was going to be a schoolyard rumble? Remember the rollercoasters of emotions, the whispers of gossip, the [...]

Yahoo Paid $30 Million in Cash for 18 Months of Young Summly Entrepreneur’s Time

Yahoo Paid $30 Million in Cash for 18 Months of Young Summly Entrepreneur’s Time

From: AllThingsD Earlier today, Yahoo said it hadacquired the trendy and decidedly stylish news reading app Summly, along with its telegenic and very young entrepreneur Nick D’Aloisio. Yahoo said it plans to close down the actual app and use the algorithmic summation technology that the 17-year-old D’Aloisio built with a small team of five throughout [...]

LG Joins the Smart Watch Sweepstakes

LG Joins the Smart Watch Sweepstakes

From: CNN (CNN) – After Apple, Samsung and Google, another company is now rumored to be building a smart watch: South Korea’s electronics giant LG. According to Korea Times, citing a source familiar with the matter, LG is building both a smart watch and a product similar to Google Glass. “The company has spared no efforts to invest in products that it [...]

Black, Female, and a Silicon Valley 'Trade Secret'

Black, Female, and a Silicon Valley ‘Trade Secret’

From: CNN A CNNMoney investigation of 20 of the largest tech companies found that the few firms willing to share data about workplace diversity have mostly white and Asian males in their ranks. How diverse is Silicon Valley? Most tech companies really, really don’t want you to know, and the U.S. government isn’t helping shed [...]

Google closes the book on Reader, announces July 1 sunset

Google closes the book on Reader, announces July 1 sunset

The beloved service, which has suffered increasing neglect as the popularity of RSS declined, is going away From: Yahoo The day long feared by fans of Google Reader has come: the service will shut down, the company said. “We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on [...]

Dropbox, Spotify, Gmail, Skype: Are We In A Subscription Bubble?

Dropbox, Spotify, Gmail, Skype: Are We In A Subscription Bubble?

From: TechCrunch Editor’s note: Ezra Galston is a VC at I2A Fund, a young entrepreneur at Foundation Capital, a Kauffman Fellows Finalist and a second-year MBA student at Chicago Booth. He focuses on early-stage technology investments. Follow him on Twitter @EzraMoGee. It seems like nearly every tech business has sought to employ a subscription model for its services. While [...]