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.
Honest Co., Jessica Alba’s E-Commerce Startup, Has Raised A $70M Series C
Colleen Taylor, techcrunch.com
Honest Co., an e-commerce startup co-founded by actress Jessica Alba that makes and sells eco-friendly personal care products, has raised $70 million in a series C funding round, the company announced yesterday.
The new round was led by funds…
Google buys Instagram-analyzing mobile app startup Jetpac
Derrick Harris, gigaom.com
Google has purchased Jetpac, a startup that launched in 2012 and analyzes Instagram photos to build what it calls City Guides for travelers — stuff like which bars have the most women (or men), or which beaches have the best views. According to th…
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Airbnb closes $475 million funding round
BY BENJAMIN SNYDER, fortune.com
The online room rental service service raised $475 million, according regulatory filing.
Online room rental service Airbnb laid rumors of its latest funding round to rest in a regulatory filing Friday that shows the company recently raised anoth…
You Can Now Donate to Wikipedia in Bitcoin
Noah Rayman, time.com
"We accept 13 different payment methods enabling donations from nearly every country in the world, and today, we’re adding one more."
The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit responsible for Wikipedia, said Wednesday that it will accept…
Why $10 billion isn’t a crazy valuation for Snapchat—and may turn out to be a bargain
Dan Frommer, qz.com
Snapchat is raising a new round of funding that could value the company at $10 billion, Bloomberg reports, citing sources. This is a significant increase in theoretical value, since Snapchat reportedly turned down a $3-billion buyo…
BitTorrent releases its privacy-focused chat app Bleep as a closed pre-alpha for Windows
Nick Summers, thenextweb.com
Following internal alpha testing, BitTorrent is offering its new server-less messaging app as a closed pre-alpha for Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Formerly referred to as BitTorrent Chat, the company has announced its official name …
Yelp Now Lets You Add Video to Reviews
Paul Sawers, thenextweb.com
While the move isn’t exactly surprising, Yelp has announced that it is now opening its mobile apps to user-generated videos to help create more engaging, visual reviews.
The feature is already live in its iPhone app, and the company sa…
Hilton Hotels soon to turn your smartphone into room keys
Edgar Cervantes, androidauthority.com
Hilton Hotels are looking to pioneer the use of smartphones as a replacement to plastic (or metal) keys. Hilton Worldwide Holdings is, reportedly, to announce the transition this week. This would put the hotel chain above the…