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Canva Courts Design Pros With New Social Features And A Marketplace For Their Work

friends US-Australian startup Canva is injecting a dose of social into its easy-to-use graphic design platform after it rolled out public user profiles, a Twitter-style following system, and a real-time content stream. Read More

Belieb it or not: Twitter reportedly in talks to acquire selfie app Shots

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Justin Bieber may be set to cash in on his popular Twitter account.

Shots, a selfie app that has been partly backed by the pop star, is in talks to be acquired by Twitter, according to CNBC. Twitter’s CFO on Monday night accidentally tweeted about plans to go acquire an unnamed company, leading many to speculate that Shots could be the target.

Twitter and Shots did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The app has accrued a following as something of a “safe” social network that encourages networking while limiting bullying and other negative interaction. Read more…

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Dropbox’s Mobile Apps Are Now Integrated With Microsoft Office

iOS-and-Android-version-1 Earlier this month, Dropbox and Microsoft announced a partnership that would see Dropbox offer better support for Microsoft’s Office Suite, including the ability to edit Office docs from the Dropbox mobile app among other things. Today, those integrations have gone live for users of both the Android phone and iOS Dropbox applications. Explains Dropbox in a blog post announcing the… Read More

Vine Now Lets You Get Push Notifications For New Content From Your Favorite Accounts

vine Vine’s fast-becoming a place that houses funny and entertaining content from a range of different artists, and now the Twitter-owned company wants to help you keep with your favorites via push notifications. Read More

Tumblr Rolls Out Mobile App Install Ads In The Form Of Shareable Sponsored Posts

TwoDotsSTAs Tumblr this morning is rolling a new mobile-only ad unit called “Tumblr Sponsored Apps” which will allow app publishers to target the social blogging service’s largely Millennial and heavily mobile audience with creative posts designed to drive users to the iTunes App Store and Google Play to download new applications. App install ads, as these units are commonly called,… Read More

Chromecast Adds Comedy Central, Sesame Street Go, Nickelodeon, TuneIn And More

Chromecast_dongle Google continues to build out its lineup of content partners for the Chromecast streaming media device. This time, partners include Comedy Central, Sesame Street Go, Nickelodeon, and TuneIn, providing a good mix of comedy, kids and radio/podcast content for direct broadcast to your TV or display.
Other new channels include EPIX, YuppTV and Encore, which add additional TV and movie content… Read More

Batch Insights Is AppGratis’ New Trick, A Benchmark Tool For Push Notifications

Screen Shot 2014-11-25 at 22.57.21 The two co-founders behind AppGratis are working on a new project for mobile developers. Batch Insights is a push notification aggregator that will let you search, filter and manipulate notifications from thousands of popular apps. This service is a good way to benchmark your competitors when it comes to push notifications. “With Batch Insights we’re on a mission to index all… Read More

Addappt Relaunches On iOS With A Focus On Messaging

addappt Addappt, released in 2012 as an application to keep your contacts up to date, relaunched this morning with a new focus on messaging. Its re-designed iOS app still has a focus on your address book — it forms the locus of your social data — but Addappt now includes a feature the company calls ‘Tapp.’ Tapp is a 100 character text and emoji tool that allows you to send… Read More

Alexa Competitor SimilarWeb Raises $15M To Expand Into Mobile Analytics, App Engagement Insights

similarweb Online, and now, mobile measurement service SimilarWeb has raised $15 million in Series D funding from prior investors Naspers and angel investor Lord David Alliance, chairman of clothing catalog retailer N Brown Group, as the company prepares to expand its capabilities in terms of measuring mobile application data, including app engagement metrics. To date, Tel Aviv-headquartered… Read More

Going Out App YPlan Raises $24M As It Lays Off Staff, Plans Pivot Into Long-Tail Events

Screen Shot 2014-11-25 at 12.04.52 YPlan — the app that gives people with no plans a curated selection of things to do and the ability to buy tickets to do them — has some big plans of its own. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that the startup has raised another $24 million — funding that comes at a key time for the company. YPlan is planning a pivot, of sorts: in a bid to boost the number… Read More