Restaurant Discovery Service Zomato Acquires Italy’s Cibando

 Zomato, the restaurant search and discovery service backed by Vy Capital, Info Edge, and Sequoia Capital, continues to be on an acquisition spree as a means to accelerate its international expansion. Read More


Few Winners In Anonymous Social Networking, And Secret’s Not One Of Them

anonymity-apps Is anonymous social networking a flash-in-pan trend? A winner-take-all category? Which of the anonymous social networking apps around today are still thriving, and which are practically dead? These questions come to mind today as one of the leading companies in the “anonymous social” category, Secret, revamped its application, borrowing ideas from popular apps like Yik Yak and… Read More


RebelMouse Expands Its Publisher Tools With The River, A Personalized Newsfeed

rebelmouse river RebelMouse first launched as a way for people to aggregate their social network updates into a “social front page,” but more recently, it’s been working to give publishers social tools for their own websites and apps, through a platform called Rebel Roar. Now it’s rolling out the latest piece of Rebel Roar — The River. If you’re on Facebook or pretty much… Read More


Lost-Item Tracker Tile Arrives On Android

android-now-on-tile When Tile, the square-shaped lost-item tracker that attaches to bags, bikes, key chains and more, announced this fall that it had raised $13 million in funding (a combination of a seed round and Series A investment), the company said it had earmarked some of that money to be put towards hiring more Android engineers. Now that investment has paid off, as Tile today debuts support for… Read More


Snapchat Acquired QR Scan.me For $50M And Vergence Eyeglass Cam For $15M, Plans Music Feature

Snapchat Leaked emails from the Sony Pictures hack have uncovered several acquisitions made by Snapchat. According to emails between Snapchat, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, and Snapchat board member Mitch Lasky, Snapchat bought a QR scanning and iBeacon startup called Scan.me for $14 million in cash, $3 million in restricted stock units, and $33 million in Class B common Snapchat stock. It… Read More


NowThis Media Raises Another $6M To Deliver Video News Stories In Less Than A Minute

 NowThis Media, which covers the news with videos that are usually around 15 or 30 seconds longs, is announcing that it has raised $6 million in Series C funding. NowThis was founded by Kenneth Lerer (chairman at Buzzfeed and co-founder of the Huf…


Instagram Adds Five New Filters

instagram-14-12 Today Instagram has added five new filters for still images, which is the first time they’ve done such a thing in two years. The most recent filters before this, which seems odd considering they’ve been there longer than most of Instagrams users have actually been on the app, were Willow and Mayfair. Just like you’d expect, each of the new filters has a slightly odd-sounding… Read More


Online Consignment Shop For Kids’ Items Swap.com Raises $4 Million Series A

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 1.27.54 PM A newer competitor in the online consignment space, Swap.com, has raised $4 million in Series A funding for its e-commerce shop where parents can buy secondhand kids’ clothing, gear, books, toys, games and more. Though similar in some respects to competitors like thredUP.com, which also began by focusing on the kids’ clothing resale market, Swap.com differentiates itself by not… Read More