Glamsquad Raises $7 Million For On-Demand Hair Styling And Beauty Servicesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  New York-based Glamsquad, an on-demand beauty business now headed by Gilt Groupe co-founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson who joined earlier this year as co-founder and CEO, has now raised $7 million in Series A funding in a round led by SoftBank Capital. (IT news)

U.K. Government Keeping An Open Mind On Bitcoin, Says Digital Economy Ministerview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Ed Vaizey, the U.K.’s minister for the Digital Economy, has said the government is keeping an open mind about digital currencies as it continues a review of Bitcoin and its ilk which kicked off this summer. Read More (IT news)

Fitness Tracker Moov Raises $3 Million For Its Wearable A.I. Coachview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The crowdfunded fitness tracker Moov, built by former Apple engineer and HALO game designer Nikola Hu, Microsoft Research vets Meng Li (now Moov CEO) and Tony Yuan, has raised $3 million in new funding in a Series A round led by Banyan Capital. (IT news)

Amazon Rewards Visa Card Will Support Apple Pay In The Futureview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Amazon has confirmed to TechCrunch that its Rewards Visa Card will indeed support Apple Pay, and that the company is working on making this happen. The Rewards Visa Card is powered by Chase, which is already one of the payments companies working with Apple on Apple Pay at launch. (IT news)

Pandora Now Offers Audience Data To Musiciansview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Pandora just announced something called the Artist Marketing Platform, offering a variety of listener data to everyone whose music is played on the Internet radio service. (IT news)

Zoho’s Latest Service Targets Subscription Economyview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Zoho.com has been delivering online applications since 2005. That’s long before most of us were calling it the cloud, and today it has over 30 applications, most of which to this point have been aimed at the front office with applications such as an office suite, email, CRM and project management. (IT news)

Apple CEO Tim Cook Meets With China’s Vice Premier Following iCloud Security Attackview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai on Wednesday, and on the agenda was discussing the protection of user information. The meeting took place in Zhongnanhai in central Beijing, which is the central seat of power for the ruling Communist Party of China. (IT news)

BackerClub Wants To Put Your Crowdfunding Campaign In Front Of Kickstarter Power Backersview story

http://techcrunch.com –  A new venture is hoping to ride the coattails of the Kickerstarter ecosystem by offering a way to get your crowdfunding campaign in front of a community of Kickstarter power backers — for a fee. Read More (IT news)

Adaptive Math Learning Platform KnowRe Raises $6.8M Series Aview story

http://techcrunch.com –  KnowRe, an online math learning platform for secondary students, has raised a Series A round of $6.8 million. The funding was led by returning investor SoftBank Ventures Korea, with participation from KTB Ventures, Partners Fund, and SparkLabs Global Ventures. Read More (IT news)

Bango Inks Global Samsung Deal To Power Carrier Billing In Galaxy Apps Storeview story

http://techcrunch.com –  One more deal in the bag for Bango, the UK-based startup that enables carrier billing services for mobile users: it has signed an agreement with Samsung for the handset giant to preload its services on to all Samsung devices running the Samsung Galaxy Apps store — letting consumers charge games, e-books, music and videos directly to their mobile phone bills or deduct them from their&he (IT news)