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)

Snapchat Ads Are Probably Cooler Than Facebook’s, But Still Not Coolview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Prepare for ads on Snapchat, bruh! The company announced on Friday that users will start receiving ads from brands under the Recent Updates section of the app. This is the same portion of the Snapchat inbox where you find Stories, a product that threads together multiple snaps (both video or photo) into one, long snap. (IT news)

Amazon Quietly Launches A Functional App Store Within Its Main Android Applicationview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Until recently, if you wanted to install an application from Amazon’s own Appstore onto your Android device, you would have to install the Amazon Appstore app separately. And this is a bit of a hassle, since you can’t exactly just download the app from Google Play. (IT news)

Microsoft Drops Nokia Name, Sticks With ‘Lumia’ For Windows Phonesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  After a long and complicated relationship that first involved just a close partnership with Nokia handling hardware duties, and then Microsoft acquiring Nokia’s phone-making business during what appeared to be a fairly acrimonious separation, there will be no more confusion as to who’s making first-party Windows Phone hardware going forward: they’ll be called just… Re (IT news)

Australian Service Directory Site Oneflare Raises $876,000 For International Expansionview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Oneflare, a local services marketplace based in Sydney, Australia, has raised an additional $1 million AUD (about $876,000), bringing its total funding so far to $1.5 million AUD (about $1.3 million). Investors include Les Szekely of Equity Venture Partners, Garry Visontay, of the Sydney Seed Fund and Dr. Jeffrey Tobias of The Strategy Group. (IT news)

InstantAPI Lets You Build An API In An Instantview story

http://techcrunch.com –  “In the world of cloud computing, APIs are the new currency,” Microsoft’s VP of its developer division S. “Soma” Somasegar told me last week. But if that’s true, then how can you best create an API for your services? (IT news)

The Best Panels, Talks And Startup Pitches From The First Day Of Disrupt Londonview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Our interview with Tim Armstrong answered some interesting questions about the future of AOL our fireside chat with Google Ventures showed us what’s on the horizon for Europe. Then there are some amazing pitches by some great stealth startups including CosmEthics and Sign2Pay. In short, it’s business up front and party in the the back. (IT news)

Join Me Tomorrow In Krakowview story

http://techcrunch.com –  I’ll be speaking at an event held by Geek Girls Carrots Crakow, a group of amazing programmers who are working to bring everyone onto the STEM wagon. The event will be held at Przemysłowa 12 in Krakow, Poland at 7pm. You can sign up here. I’ll also be attending and judging AGHacks, the biggest student Hackathon in Poland. (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)

Yelp Strikes Hotel Bookings Partnership With Hipmunkview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Yelp has partnered with Hipmunk to allow people to book hotels within the business review platform. While this is not the first time Yelp has offered a way for users to purchase from businesses right on its site, it is the first time it’s done this with hotel bookings. Yelp says the idea is that people will book a place to stay immediately after reading the Yelp reviews on it. (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)

Travel Search Company Skyscanner Acquires Budapest-Based Mobile App Developer Distinctionview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Skyscanner, the travel search company headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland (and a veteran of the space), is consolidating its mobile strategy today with the acquisition of Budapest-based app developer Distinction. Read More (IT news)