AppOnboard offers fast, playable mobile ads
AppOnboard is betting that the best ad for a mobile game is the game itself. Co-founder and CEO Jonathan Zweig (who was previously CEO at AdColony, which was acquired by Opera) said that this addresses a big need for game developers, namely the fact that they spend lots of money promoting their apps, ..
The New York Times offers free Spotify to new subscribers
If you’ve been thinking about subscribing to The New York Times, this could be the moment to do it, since The Times just announced a special offer that also includes free access to Spotify Premium. The offer applies specifically to the Times’ All-Access subscription, which includes unlimited reading ..
Bulletin offers a flexible approach to shared retail space
For startups, opening a real-world, physical store can seem a bit quaint. Who wants to deal with the sky-high rents charged in prime, urban locations, not to mention getting locked into a long-term lease? Well, a Y Combinator-backed company called Bulletin is looking to offer a more flexible experience ..
Viber offers free calls from the U.S. to the 7 countries affected by Trump travel ban
Mobile calling app Viber is the latest tech company to offer help to those affected by President Trump’s immigration and travel ban. This morning, the company announced it would indefinitely waive the fees for calls to landlines or mobile numbers between the U.S. and the seven countries impacted by the travel ..
Photos in Daydream VR offers a powerful trip down memory lane
I’ve resolved to take a lot more panorama images from now on, and Daydream View is the reason why. Google’s new mobile VR headset, which makes it possible to use Daydream VR in Android 7.1 on the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, is an easy and enjoyable way to try out virtual reality, and its most ..
Samsung offers U.S. Note 7 owners $100 to buy another Samsung
After the flaming disaster of the defective Galaxy Note 7, which earlier this week drove Samsung to nix production of the device for good, the South Korean electronics giant is upping its damage limitation strategy by offering a larger credit note for consumers who do not abandon its brand. ..
Facebook Offers gets revamped for mobile, now lets you track saved coupons in a dedicated section
Facebook’s goal of tracking ads all the way through to a customer’s purchase at point-of-sale is getting a big boost today with a makeover of the Facebook Offers program. Now designed to be more mobile-friendly, Facebook is allowing businesses to create two kinds of offers – those customers ..
Pleo, a startup that offers a card and app to manage company expenses, gets backing from Creandum
London and Copenhagen-based fintech startup Pleo, which offers a card and app to manage company expenses, has closed an additional $3.25 million in funding. The round was led by European VC firm Creandum, with participation from pre-seed and seed investor Seedcamp, and previous backer Founders. Launched ..