Ecommerce Lessons from the Wish Shopping App

The Wish shopping app connects shoppers in the United States and Europe with primarily Chinese wholesalers and retailers that sell at steep discounts. The app’s functions, features, and popularity may be able show online retailers a few things about ecommerce and generating sales. The Wish shopping app has been around since 2010. But in 2015 […]

Genius Poaches New Yorker Pop Critic Sasha Frere-Jones

Genius, the ambitious lyric and annotation start-up, has landed a coup with the hire of Sasha Frere-Jones, The New Yorker’s longtime pop music critic. Frere-Jones this week joins Genius as executive editor, where he’ll be tasked with building a team for a company in full expansion mode, the New York Times reports. The NYC-based tech business, […]

AirDog Rocks CES

World’s first auto-follow action sports drone “AirDog” was recognized as the best robot at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015, and placed second in the “Best of CES Awards 2015″ vote, Helico Aerospace Industries informed LETA.   MORE

Wish is Kicking Ass

Why you should watch: Wish is a mobile shopping startup that looks like Pinterest and only shows you the stuff you want to buy. Techcrunch says the startup is in “talks to raise roughly $100 million at a valuation of around $1 billion.“ Wish CEO Peter Szulczewski said “We want to be Google AdWords for […]

Snapchat Plans Music Feature, Acquires QR

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 for $14 million in cash, $3 million in restricted stock units and $33 million in Class B common Snapchat stock. It also acquired Vergence Labs, makers of an eyeglass video […]

KPMG Capital Takes Equity Stake in Bottlenose, a Pioneer in Real-time Trend Intelligence

SAN FRANCISCO — KPMG Capital, whose first investment fund was created to accelerate innovation in data and analytics, today announced it has taken a substantial equity stake in Bottlenose Inc., a Los Angeles-based real-time trend intelligence company. The Bottlenose® cloud-based trend intelligence solution analyzes real-time streaming data that enables enterprises to identify, anticipate and monitor the […]

Two Tap launches API to make sure the product you want is in stock

If you hate clicking to buy something after reading the product info — only to find it’s out of stock or the wrong size — a San Francisco-based company thinks its newProduct Availability API will help change that. “This is the first time an app developer can integrate with an API that gives access to […]

Loverly Adds Smarter Search And Picks Up $3.5 Million In Series A Funding

Wedding planning marketplace Loverly has now officially announced a raise of $3.5 million in Series A funding. We reported that talks were in the $2.5 million range last April. It has since added more investors, bumping it up another million. Montage Ventures takes the lead on this round, with participation from Female Founders Fund,Softbank Capital, Comcast […]

LevelUp Leveraging iBeacons

Boston-based tech company LevelUp is making moves to enhance their customer engagement and loyalty platform, this time by leveraging iBeacons. Merchants using LevelUp already have access to a comprehensive loyalty and mobile payment platform that provides cutting-edge customer engagement tools, actionable customer insights, and a seamless customer payment/loyalty experience. MORE>