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Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:
Amid Uber controversy, taxi-hailing app Flywheel raises $12M, adds new management   —  At the end of Uber's first full day of PR wreckage on Tuesday, one of my bosses announced she was downloading taxi-hailing app Flywheel and deleting Uber's app — like many have tweeted they have done.
Nov 20, 2014, 1:03 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:
Forter raises $15M as it takes care of fraud detection for online retailers   —  Above: Alon Shemesh (left), Michael Reitblat (middle), Liron Damr (right)  —  We might have hit data-breach fatigue, but online fraud and security is still a huge concern and resource drain for retailers.
Nov 12, 2014, 9:30 AMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:
Lytro announces $20K developer kit for its camera technology; initial partners include NASA and Department of Defense   —  Lytro launches its first developer kit, partners with NASA, Department of Defense, and others  —  Lytro won't be keeping its fancy light-field camera technology to itself much longer.
Nov 7, 2014, 11:20 AMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:
Luxe offers parking valets on demand, launches in San Francisco, raised $5.5M in seed funding   —  Luxe Valet officially unleashes its blue-jacketed on-demand valets in San Francisco  —  San Francisco Giants fans will be assembling in the city's SoMA neighborhood to watch the World Series games …
Oct 23, 2014, 2:30 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:
Jukely nabs $2.4M to let NYC music lovers get unlimited concert tickets for $25 per month   —  The music concert gods might have answered my poor-person prayers: Jukely, a startup launching its first pilot program in New York City today, lets people attend an unlimited number of concerts for the measly fee of $25 per month.
Oct 8, 2014, 4:05 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:
Y Combinator-backed Eventjoy joins Ticketmaster   —  After acquiring Belgian ticketing company Sherpa.be yesterday, Ticketmaster has bought one more: Eventjoy, a little startup that provides do-it-yourself tools for event organizers.  —  Although it's joining Ticketmaster, the company will continue to operate and support its products.
Sep 11, 2014, 3:00 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:
Not to be outdone by rival Stripe, Braintree announces Apple Pay support   —  Yesterday was a huge — huge! — day for Apple, as it unveiled new and bigger phones, its first smartwatch, and a new wireless, NFC-based payments system: Apple Pay.  —  Apple announced a long list of financial …
Sep 11, 2014, 10:55 AMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:
Product Hunt raises $1M seed funding, launches iOS app   —  Silicon Valley darling Product Hunt gets $1M, launches app for its tech-fanatic community  —  Two days ago, Product Hunt, one of the buzziest communities in recent times, graduated from the most highly-regarded accelerated program around, Y Combinator.
Aug 21, 2014, 10:05 AMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:
GitHub's ‘Atom’ text editor is now public, free, and fully open source   —  Ten weeks ago, code-hosting giant GitHub introduced its latest creation: a text editor named Atom.  —  Now, the company is opening it up to the public after an apparently successful invite-only phase.
May 6, 2014, 2:25 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:
Omada Health grabs a new $23M to ‘deliver weight loss over an Internet connection’   —  Health-tech startup Omada Health promises to help people with health issues change their behavior.  And it's starting out with a program to help diabetes sufferers.  —  “It is a digital therapeutic …
Apr 9, 2014, 4:05 PMIn context

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