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Verizon Leads Flint Mobile’s $9.4M Round As Payment Service Comes To The Webview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Flint Mobile, a point-of-sale mobile payments solution originally built around snapping photos of your credit card instead of dongles or using other hardware to make payments, is today announcing that it has raised another $9.4 million in funding led by new, strategic investor Verizon via its Verizon Ventures arm; as well as an expansion of its service to the wider internet in a new… (IT news)

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MilkzUpBottle Is Yo For When You’re Out Of Milkview story

http://techcrunch.com –  I’m not great at being an adult. If I’m lucky enough to have milk in the fridge for my cereal, it’s normally gone bad. Luckily, a hack at yesterday’s Disrupt EU Hackathon can tell you everything you need to know about your milk situation. (IT news)

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Carmel Ventures Raises $194M From Investors Including Baiduview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Israeli venture capital firm Carmel Ventures has closed its latest investment fund worth $194 million. Called Carmel Ventures IV, the fund’s investors include several major Chinese companies, including Baidu (the maker of China’s biggest search engine), mobile services provider Qihoo, and financial conglomerate Ping-An. Other investors include Horsley Bridge Partners. (IT news)