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Built In Brooklyn: FlyCleaners Saves You A Trip To The Laundromat

November 24, 2014 @ 11:41 am
For this episode of Built in Brooklyn, producer Steve Long and I visited the Bushwick garage of FlyCleaners, an on-demand laundry service — and Steve even went for a ride in one of those blue FlyCleaners vans (they've become a common sight in Williamsburg, my neighborhood of Brooklyn). With FlyCleaners, instead of having to bring your laundry to the laundromat or dry cleaner, you… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup

Let’s Pivot Again — Handmake Me Is An Ethical Marketplace For Handmade Gifts

Call it a pivot. Or failing and starting over. But, either way, some of the most successful startups and tech companies have done it. After all, the entrepreneurial road can be a long and winding one. The latest example to cross my in-box is Handmake Me, an “ethical marketplace” born out of multiple pivots by the team behind Hobzy. Specifically, the U.K. startup has re-launched… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup

Doxie Updates Its Portable Doxie Go Scanner With Wi-Fi And iOS App

I've been using my Doxie Go scanner for the past two years. It's a small little portable scanner that you can put in a drawer and use whenever you need it. Doxie just updated its flagship scanner with not one but two new models — the Doxie Go Plus and the Doxie Go Wi-Fi. The Doxie Go Plus, as the name suggests, is an improved version of the scanner. The company claims that… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup
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Open-Source Chat Platform Scrollback Raises $400,000 Seed Round

November 24, 2014 @ 12:45 am
Scrollback, a free open-source chat platform for online communities, has raised $500,000 Singaporean dollars (about $400,000) led by Jungle Ventures, with participation from Singapore's National Research Foundation, Crystal Horse Investments, Singapore Angel Network, Roland Turner, and other angel investors. Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup

Snapchat’s Newest Money Maker Is A Sponsored Our Story For Samsung And The AMAs

Snapchat took its first shot at monetizing its Our Stories collaborative livestream feature tonight with a Samsung-branded look at The American Music Awards. We were tipped off to the AMA Our Story, and Snapchat confirms to me that it was paid by Samsung for the promotion. The AMA Our Story intersplices “Sponsored”-tagged Samsung photos and videos from behind the scenes at the… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup

Whitney Wolfe, Other Former Tinder Employees To Launch Direct Competitor Called Bumble

November 23, 2014 @ 12:30 pm
Whitney Wolfe, an early employee at Tinder who sued the company for sexual harassment and workplace discrimination, has joined up with two other early Tinder employees, Chris Gulczynski and his parter Sarah Mick, to launch a direct competitor to Tinder called Bumble, sources tell TechCrunch. According to the app's Facebook page, Bumble is a social discovery app that “promotes a… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup

Whitney Wolfe, Other Former Tinder Employees To Launch Direct Competitor Called Bumble

November 23, 2014 @ 12:30 pm
Whitney Wolfe, an early employee at Tinder who sued the company for sexual harassment and workplace discrimination, has joined up with two other early Tinder employees, Chris Gulczynski and his parter Sarah Mick, to launch a direct competitor to Tinder called Bumble, sources tell TechCrunch. According to the app's Facebook page, Bumble is a social discovery app that “promotes a… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup
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Yahoo Acquires Photo Startup Cooliris

Photo app-maker Cooliris just announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo. The company was founded in 2006 and was initially known for creating a “3D wall” for navigating photos and other media content. More recently, its focus shifted to an app (also called Cooliris) that allowed users to browse photos from across services like Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr. It also launched… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup

Yahoo Acquires Photo Startup Cooliris

Photo app-maker Cooliris just announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo. The company was founded in 2006 and was initially known for creating a “3D wall” for navigating photos and other media content. More recently, its focus shifted to an app (also called Cooliris) that allowed users to browse photos from across services like Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr. It also launched… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup

Yahoo Acquires Photo Startup Cooliris

Photo app-maker Cooliris just announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo. The company was founded in 2006 and was initially known for creating a “3D wall” for navigating photos and other media content. More recently, its focus shifted to an app (also called Cooliris) that allowed users to browse photos from across services like Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr. It also launched… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup