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Seedrs Goes Live To Help Crowdfund The Gap In Idea-Stage Investing

Seed funding is difficult to raise in Europe. Often, very difficult. Though some might say that it should be when a company is only at the idea stage. But that’s a view that is in stark contrast with Silicon Valley, which is a constant complaint aired by the European entrepreneurs that I talk to. However, the situation in the UK at least could be about to get a whole lot better with the lau...

05 Jul 11:02 PM 0 Read More...

Index Shows iOS Programming Language Now In Top 3 As Mobile Development Booms

According to the TIOBE Index, Objective-C is now more popular than C++, showing proof that mobile development is surging ahead as we enter the post-PC era. Objective-C is the object-oriented programming language used by developers for iOS.  It had its start in 1983, the same year C++ was created.  C++ proved far more popular over the years. But in 1988, Steve Jobs changed the course of Obj...

05 Jul 10:15 PM 0 Read More...

Y Combinator-Backed Delight.io Lets Developers See What Beta Users Are Really Doing In Their Apps

Good developers are constantly trying to get feedback on the user experience and navigation of their apps, in an effort to improve them before launch. But few tools exist right now that allow them to do so, outside of just watching beta users over their shoulders. Delight.io was launched to solve that problem. By just adding a single line of code to their iOS apps, developers can now record u...

05 Jul 10:10 PM 0 Read More...

Tapjoy Looks Beyond Gaming, Brings Virtual Rewards To Popcornflix

Tapjoy is best known as a monetization service for mobile games, but the company is working to expand into other industries. Case in point — a just-announced partnership with movie-streaming site Popcornflix. Owned by Screen Media Ventures, Popcornflix allows its website visitors to watch movies (mostly independent titles that I haven’t heard of) for free. With the planned launch pf an An...

05 Jul 8:29 PM 0 Read More...

Olympus Yells “Me Too!” With The MEG4.0 Wearable Display Prototype

Watch out, Google. Here comes Olympus with the MEG4.0 and don’t dismiss this as a Google Glass knockoff. Olympus has been researching and developing wearable displays for more than 20 years. The MEG4.0 concept, and with that, its eventual production counterpart, has been a long time coming and could be a serious competitor in the space. Olympus made it clear in today’s announcement that t...

05 Jul 8:28 PM 0 Read More...

Apple Responds To App Crashing Issues, Has A Dedicated Team Working On A Fix

Just a quick update on the issues plaguing Apple’s iOS and Mac App Stores: Apple has now informed developers that it’s aware of the problem and is working on a resolution. For background, a serious problem has been discovered in the iOS and Mac App Stores which has been causing apps to immediately crash after users update to the most recent version. This is now day three of the problem, a...

05 Jul 7:30 PM 0 Read More...

Southern Start-Ups: Tomorrow We’re Coming To Savannah!

Here we go: tomorrow we’re heading to the offices of Creative Coast, 15 West York Street for our first ever Savannah meet-up. We expect a few hundred folks to roll out and we’ll have some excellent food sent over by Erwoods.com and MyApply.com. We’re excited to see what Savannah has to offer. You can RSVP here. Special thanks to The Creative Coast for hosting the event. The Creative Co...

05 Jul 7:18 PM 0 Read More...

Facebook’s Doug Purdy And Mike Schroepfer To Join Us At This Year’s CrunchUp

Summer is here and our annual CrunchUp mini-conference is just a month away. The focus this year is on Facebook, its developer ecosystem, and how it is adapting its product and business to a mobile-first world. And we’re excited to announce two speakers who will be joining us from Facebook. The first is Doug Purdy. He’s in the middle of the action on the product side these days. As a dire...

05 Jul 7:16 PM 0 Read More...

Rocket Launch Numbers – Bridge Signs Up 1,000 Developers for Messaging Platform in First Day

These are numbers any startup would love to post. In its first day, Bridge signed up 1,000 developers. In the span of one week the messaging platform has delivered more than 60 million messages. It has had more than 500 server downloads. In January, the startup previously known as Flotype, announced it had raised $1.4 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Partners, InterW...

05 Jul 6:59 PM 0 Read More...

ZipList’s Web Clipper Turns Pinterest Recipes Into Shopping Lists

ZipList, the shopping list startup nabbed by Condé Nast in April for a reported $14 million, has just added a nifty little tool that makes the “inspirational” imagery found on Pinterest a bit more practical. If you cook and you like pinning stuff, then you’ll like this,too. The company has introduced a web browser button that, when clicked, adds the ingredients from a recipe on Pinter...

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