TrialPay Acquired by Visa

We are very excited to announce that Visa has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TrialPay. We will be joining forces with the world’s leading payment company, extending our vision from 2006 to make transactions more profitable for merchants and consumers alike. As the worlds of commerce and payments continue to merge, combining Visa’s incredible […]

Coinbase Axes Tipping Feature Following ChangeTip’s Success

Bitcoin services provider Coinbase has announced it is shutting down its tip button effective 1st April, citing the traction of competitor ChangeTip. Perhaps most notably, Coinbase will be directing the 10,000 users its service has enrolled to ChangeTip in a bid of industry collaboration. MORE>

Kiip Year in Review and Goals for 2015

2014 was an outstanding year for the Kiip Network. Bigger than ever developer eCPM’s, new territories for serving rewards and even better stuff set for 2015. Want to find out more about how Kiip is empowering developers to reward their users? Find out by visiting or emailing questions to [email protected] More>

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 […]