New York, US-based online architectural construction project marketplace Architizer raised $2 million in a seed funding round led by Gaspar Global Ventures, Alessandro Piol, and Joanne Wilson, to pursue a $200-billion construction supplies project.
Chicago, US-based venture capital (VC) fund NIN Ventures, a firm being managed online, is taking advantage of the JOBS Act to raise funds publicly from accredited investors.
Soon-to-be Microsoft-owned mobile phone maker Nokia will reportedly launch its first Android phone code named Normandy, which could be powered by Microsoft and Nokia, on February 24 in Barcelona, Spain.
Google announced today that its media streaming dongle, Chromecast, now supports YouTube videos that are embedded on the page, eliminating the need to navigate to the YouTube site or mobile app in order to flick videos to the TV screen.
San Francisco, US-based big data startup Splice Machine raised $15 million in a Series B funding round led by Interwest Partners for the marketing and development of its database that can make Hadoop run in real time.
Hanoi, Vietnam-based game developer Don Nguyen of dotGears took down the top-ranking mobile game Flappy Bird from both iOS and Google Play app stores today, reportedly due to the various criticisms he had been receiving in connection with the game.
Pittsburgh, US-based firm NoWait released a consumer app that lets customers remotely add themselves to the wait lists of restaurants using their phone and cut waiting time significantly.
The value of digital currency Bitcoin plunged 21% to $619 from $783 after Tokyo, Japan-based exchange paused its trading because of an increase in withdrawal requests.
London, UK-based startup Togethera closed $250,000 in a seed funding round led by European and American angel investors to roll out its private family photo sharing app on Android.
San Francisco, US-based online real-time restaurant reservation service OpenTable launched a private beta of its dining payments service for 11 restaurants in San Francisco, with new restaurants to be added soon.
Moscow, Russia-based investment fund Flint Capital and government-backed early-stage fund FRII poured an undisclosed amount into St Petersburg-based photo manipulation detecting startup SMTDO Tech LTD.
Facebook is scrambling to fix a mobile security glitch discovered this week by MyPermissions chief Olivier Amar which involves the inability to remove apps that were previously downloaded.
San Francisco, US-based scientific research crowdfunding platform Experiment.com (formerly Microryza) opened its site to include independent scientists in the scientific communities that the firm supports.
San Francisco, California-based mobile video advertising startup Vungle snagged $17 million in a Series B funding round led by Thomvest Ventures to build monetization tools for developers of mobile apps.
Yobie Bejamin, the former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Citigroup, raised $1 million on via crowdfunding platform Kickstarter for hardware startup Avegant's new kind of headset called Glyph.