Google Acquires Mobile App Prototyping Tool Pixate

tumblr_nrt9eoHeDw1tcykk3o1_1280 Google has acquired mobile app prototyping tool Pixate today, both companies have confirmed. Pixate had raised $3.8M from Accel Partners in 2013. It had popped out of the Y-Combinator oven previously (YC S12). Here’s what the Pixate CEO Paul Colton shared on their blog about the move today: Today, I am very proud to announce that Pixate has joined Google’s design team. Pixate… Read More

Flipagram Raises $70M, Scores Record Label Deals Thanks To 30M+ Music Hungry Users

HQ It’s a mix of Instagram and YouTube…maybe a bit of a old school RockYou component. No matter how you look at it, Flipagram has seen enormous growth and is a mobile juggernaut. Today, the company has formally announced that it has raised a $70M B round of funding led by Sequoia and including Kleiner Perkins and Index Ventures. The company declined to talk valuation, but we reported… Read More

Flipagram Raises $70M, Scores Record Label Deals Thanks To 30M+ Music Hungry Users

HQ It’s a mix of Instagram and YouTube…maybe a bit of a old school RockYou component. No matter how you look at it, Flipagram has seen enormous growth and is a mobile juggernaut. Today, the company has formally announced that it has raised a $70M B round of funding led by Sequoia and including Kleiner Perkins and Index Ventures. The company declined to talk valuation, but we reported… Read More

Google Confirms Acquisition Of Agawi, A Specialist In Streaming Native Mobile Apps

Agawi AppGlimpse Native apps have overtaken the web as the main place where smartphone users go for entertainment, information and more. So it should come as no surprise that one of the companies that profits the most from our use of the web is looking for ways to get us to use the it more again. According to The Information, Google last year secretly acquired a startup called Agawi, which had developed… Read More

Meteor Raises $20M To Build The One JavaScript Stack To Rule Them All

Meteor framework The competitive landscape for app development tool providers continues to become tighter, with Meteor Development Group raising $20 million for its stack of frameworks and tools for developing web and mobile applications in JavaScript. Read More

Google Acquires Timeful To Bring Smart Scheduling To Google Apps

timeful Google has acquired Timeful, a startup designed to make scheduling easier by helping you solve larger goals without requiring you to sweat the details. Timeful’s app analyzes your schedule, and uses it to help you achieve specific goals you have in mind. The features Timeful created will be integrated into Google Apps going forward, and the app will remain available, but the Timeful team… Read More

Microsoft And Google Battle Once Again For Title Of Second Most Valuable Tech Company

Google They’re back at it. After reporting earnings yesterday, Google and Microsoft are once again locked in their long-running battle for second. Apple, the most valuable technology company, is also the most valuable company in the world, with Google and Microsoft rounding off the top three. Google, up 3.56 percent as of the time of writing, is currently worth $385.59 billion. Microsoft, up… Read More

Edtech Tool RefME Bags $5M To Take The Tedium Out Of Referencing

RefME The copy-and-paste generation has another tedium-busting digital tool in its arsenal: RefME is a book-barcode scanning app that speeds up the task of creating, formatting and managing citations, references lists and bibliographies of academic source material. Read More

Mobile App Search Service Quixey Confirms $60 Million In New Funding

Quixey Mobile app search company Quixey, which has been focused on solving the challenges with app discovery, and counts among its customer base names like Ask.com and Sprint, confirmed today it has raised $60 million in a strategic Series C1 funding round led by Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba. Other investors in the round included SoftBank, GGV, Goldman Sachs. To date, this additional… Read More

Google Acquires Odysee, An App For Private Photo/Video Backup And Sharing, Team Joins Google+

odysee Google may be soon adding more offline and private sharing features to its Google+ Photos service. It has acquired Odysee, an iOS and Android app that let users automatically back up photos and videos taken on their cameras or tablets to their home computers. It also let users set up private, automatic sharing with other people, and it had an API for integrating the service with other… Read More
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