Why is “anti-Facebook” network Ello popping up on your social feeds now?
Carmel DeAmicis, gigaom.com
On Facebook and Twitter today you may have heard chatter of a mysterious place called “Ello.” It’s not often that a new social networking site rises above the fray without raising some serious venture capital or being propelled by professional…
IT’S OFFICIAL: ALIBABA WILL BE THE LARGEST IPO EVER
Myles Udland, businessinsider.com
Alibaba just priced its IPO at $68 per share.
At this price, Alibaba is raising just less than $21.8 billion, making it the largest IPO in US stock market history.
This sets the company’s value at $167.8 billion.
The company was expected to…
Acer’s Selfie-Hat is a giant glittery pink sombrero
Brittany Hillen, slashgear.com
Joining the slew of odd gadgets that have surfaced in recent days is Acer’s Selfie-Hat, which is exactly what it sounds like, only in the oddest way possible: a giant pink sombrero adorned with glittery stuff. The Selfie Brush pales in comparison.…
Facebook Is Testing Self-Destructing Posts
Alexis Kleinman, huffingtonpost.com
Ever wanted to set a self-destruct timer on your Facebook posts? Well, just in case, you may soon be able to do just that.
The social networking site is testing a new feature that will let you schedule a post for deletion. All you have to do is …
Reddit reportedly raising $50M at a $500M valuation
Tom Cheredar, venturebeat.com
Community news sharing site Reddit might be raising upwards of $50 million in a new funding round that includes investments from Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and others.
The funding — first reported late last night — wouldn’t be unheard…
Swipe Left, Swipe Right, But Why?
STEVEN MELENDEZ, fastcolabs.com
Tinder-inspired apps have exploded, letting users swipe yes to dogs, shoes, and threesomes. But does it work for every company?
Swipe left. Swipe right. It’s such a small gesture that packs such a big punch.
After Tinder launched about two yea…
Moto 360 Smartwatch Sells Out in Under Three Hours
Emil Protalinski, thenextweb.com
The Moto 360 smartwatch went on sale in the US today at noon EST. 2 hours and 25 minutes later, and Motorola has already announced that it is sold out, while Best Buy and Google Play online stores are also displaying “Out of Stock”…
Apple’s official version of TestFlight lands on the App Store
Buster Hein, cultofmac.com
Beta testing apps is about to get ridiculously easy for developers and users alike now that Apple’s new version of TestFlight has landed on the App Store.
Testflight has been used by developers for years, but the app has never been available on …
Feed.fm picks up $1.2M to inject music into your marketing campaign
Tom Cheredar, venturebeat.com
Marketers spend gobs of money and even more time trying to devise ways to engage people with a particular brand. Not enough of them realize music might be the best way to do that — and that Feed Media could be music to their ears.
Feed Media (ak…
Apple’s Upcoming Wearable Device Not Likely to Ship Until Early 2015
by Eric Slivka, macrumors.com
While Apple is expected to unveil its new wearable device, popularly referred to as the iWatch, at its media event scheduled for September 9, the device will likely not begin shipping until early next year, according to Re/code.