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French Startup Vestiaire Collective Raises $20 Million

Paris-based luxury marketplace Vestiaire Collective (née Vestiaire de Copines) raised $20 million Series C funding. The startup, which allows anyone to buy and sell second-hand luxury items, received more than $10 million from magazine publisher Condé Nast best known for publishing Fashion magazine Vogue among many others. Other investors included Idinvest, and previous investors Balderton… Read More »

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Google reveals it spent $966 million in Waze acquisition

Google disclosed Thursday how much it paid for the Israel-based company behind the mapping app Waze: a whopping sum of $966 million. After weeks of speculations about the how much Google had spent on the Waze acquisitions, search engine finally confirmed it had spent $966 million, a price a few million dollars shy of the… Read More »

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Yahoo buys Qwiki for $50M

In an attempt to increase its internet presence, on Tuesday Yahoo acquired Qwiki, an iOS app that allows Apple iPhone users to turn photos, music and videos into slideshow videos in their camera roll. Yahoo did not reveal how much they paid for Qwiki, but according to sources, the app cost between $40m and $50m… Read More »

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Yahoo Acquires Bignoggins

Earlier this week Yahoo announced that they’d acquired Silicon Valley startup Bignoggins Productions, a one-man iPhone development shop which had previously built a handful of fairly popular Fantasy Sports mobile apps. The acquisition of Bignoggins announced on Monday is the latest in a series of mostly small deals that Yahoo Inc has completed since the… Read More »

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WhatsApp’s new milestone – 27bn messages in 24 hours

Today WhatsApp, the mobile messaging app, which runs on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Asha, Symbian among other platforms hit another milestone with the processing of 27-billion messages in 24 hours. This is a significant leap from the previous record of 19-billion messages processed on the last day of 2012. According to Whatsapp, the number… Read More »

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AppMesh Transforms the iPad into First Ever Personal Call Center, Making the Mobile Office a Reality

AppMesh, a leading next generation business platform for mobile devices, today unveiled a new feature, CallCapture that transforms iPads into personal call centers, enabling mobile salespeople to work smarter and more efficiently than ever before from any location. CallCapture capability makes staying in touch with contacts effortless by instantly linking users’ iPads and iPhones with… Read More »

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