apps

Snapchat Outgrows The Friend Zone

snapchat-ghost Discover is Snapchat’s big new play in the world of media. It’s a special tab in the app powered by content publishers like ESPN, Yahoo, etc., offering daily long-form content with videos, articles and, of course, advertisements.
Brands can buy advertisements against these Discover “Editions,” which play every three or four swipes. It’s really not all that bad. Read More

Social Shopping App Depop Raises $8M, Hires Ex-Reddit GM To Break Into US Market

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 19.26.10 While eBay tries to get more social and local, and Pinterest deepens is position in e-commerce, a new mobile app out of London is building out a platform that combines all of those experiences together natively. Depop, a mobile app for iOS and Android that is part Instagram-style social network and part eBay marketplace, has raised an $8 million Series A round led by Balderton Capital… Read More

Social Shopping App Depop Raises $8M, Hires Ex-Reddit GM To Break Into US Market

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 19.26.10 While eBay tries to get more social and local, and Pinterest deepens is position in e-commerce, a new mobile app out of London is building out a platform that combines all of those experiences together natively. Depop, a mobile app for iOS and Android that is part Instagram-style social network and part eBay marketplace, has raised an $8 million Series A round led by Balderton Capital… Read More

FullContact Raises $7 Million, Rolls Out A New Universal Contacts App For iOS

fullcontact-ios FullContact, a company offering a range of solutions for contact management for both consumers and developers alike, has raised an additional $7 million in Series B funding, it announced this morning alongside the launch of a new universal contacts app for iOS. The round was led by prior investor Foundry Group, and included participation from another earlier investor 500 Startups as well… Read More

Google Offering 24 Hours Of Inbox Invites On The Day Of Outlook’s iOS Launch

Google Inbox Google is serving up its longest ever period of guaranteed invites for Inbox, its alternative mobile email app built by the Gmail team. The official Gmail account tweeted the announcement today (which was then retweeted by the official Inbox profile), noting that anyone who emails inbox@google.com from a personal Gmail account between 12 PM ET today and 12 PM ET tomorrow will receive an… Read More

Homeroom Brings Private Photo Sharing To The Classroom

homepage-billboard-vf629b3b6 The makers of the private photo-sharing app Cluster have been experimenting with spinning off the service’s technology into different verticals in recent days, including apps designed for documenting your travels, communicating with your community at church, tracking your baby’s milestones, and more. But one of the more successful of the spinoffs, now launching to the public,… Read More

Shyp Brings Its On-Demand Shipping App To Android

Shyp Android On-demand shipping startup Shyp just made its service available to a much wider audience with the launch of its app on Android via the Google Play Store. Read More

Slyce Snatches Up Mobile Couponing App SnipSnap For $6.5 Million

ss_snap_redeem Visual search provider Slyce is expanding its lineup of mobile applications taking advantage of its proprietary image recognition technology with the acquisition of popular mobile couponing app SnipSnap for $6.5 million. The deal was a combination of cash and stock, and brings SnipSnap’s 4 million-plus consumers to Slyce, as well as its enterprise product line which Slyce now plans to… Read More

Microsoft’s Office For Android Tablets Comes Out Of Preview

PowerPoint Hero Landscape Last November, Microsoft launched a beta of its free Office apps for Android tablets and announced that it would make them generally available for Android tablets in early 2015. It’s now early 2015 and today Microsoft is living up to its promise by launching Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android tablets. The updated apps should arrive in the Google Play store over the course of the next… Read More

AnalyticsMD Applies AI To Optimize The ER

Root cause sample AnalyticsMD, which is launching out of Y Combinator’s latest batch, is a startup tackling a difficult but very worthwhile problem: how to boost the operational efficiency of hospitals and improve patient care by helping staff make better choices about how resources are allocated. Its founders liken their product to an “air traffic controller for the hospital and healthcare… Read More