BlackBuck Raises $25 Million from Tiger Global and Yuri Milner

Indian based logistics marketplace BlackBuck was successfully able to raise $25 million in the latest rounding of Series B funding. Some of the investors that showed confidence in the company include Apoletto, Tiger Global and Yuri Milner.

Early this year, $5 million was pumped into the organization by Flipkart and Accel. The officials of BlackBuck confirmed that the fresh funding will be utilized for expansions, product buildings and team management. Read More

Flipgram Doubles the Flip Time; Create 60-Second Flips Now

Flipgram which started off as an app to create slide shows that can be shared across various services like Instagram, Facebook and others has now doubled its slide show timeline to a minute against 30 seconds earlier.

This has come as great news for Flipgram users who have now crossed the 30 million mark. The app has been constantly ranked in top 100 apps at the Google store. Read More

Swift Navigation Raises $11M For Piksi, the Low Cost GPS Receiver

Swift Navigation Inc. has recently raised $11 million in Series A funding  round lead by Eclipse Ventures. Other  investors include Lemnos Labs, Promus Ventures and New Enterprise Associates. Read More

Aquabit Spirals Raises $325,000 in a Seed Round

Aquabit Spirals, a Tokyo-based startup has announced 40 million yen (approximately $325,000) funding from K&P Partners in a seed round.

Launched in 2009, Aquabit Spirals has been developing O2O (offline to online) solutions using NFC (near field communication) technology. It showcased its Smart Plate in  Spring 2015 Season batch of the Orange Fab Asia incubation program. Read More

RealtyCompass the Real Estate Analytics Platform is Acquired by Quikr

Quikr, the online cross-category classified portal has reported the acquisition of RealtyCompass, a real-estate analytics platform, to enhance its offerings in the property space.

RealtyCompass provides builder ratings along with detailed project analysis to users as well as investors to help them make informed decisions. With this acquisition, Quikr will  enhance its services as it plans to develop the RealtyCompass platform by adding project approvals, social sentiment analysis and user credit score, among others. Read More

Facebook Launches Live Video Streaming Feature for iPhone Users in the US

Four months earlier, Facebook introduced live video streaming for celebrities and other high-profile users and now the test drive is expanding further to the regular users.

Initially, Facebook’s Live Video feature is now available for testing by “a small percentage” of U.S. iPhone users, as per official statement from the company. Read More

INGELIANCE Raises $5.3M in Most Recent Funding Round

INGELIANCE a technology  firm based in Angoulême, Poitou-Charentes has recently raised$5.3M from Arkea Capital Investissement as announced on November 28, 2015. This is the first big round for the firm and it plans to spend it on constant technological evolution. Read More

Apple Buys the Motion Capture Company Faceshift

Apple is reported to have acquired Faceshift, a motion capture startup that specializes in translating human faces onto digital avatars. Faceshift is based in Zurich and is best known for having worked on the upcoming “Star Wars” film, helping to bring the galaxy’s aliens to life. Read More

WATCHMASTER Raises $5.5M in Series A

WATCHMASTER a pan-European full-service trading platform for new and pre-owned luxury watches has recently raised $5.5M in Series A. The announcement is made on November 30, 2015. The investors who participated in the round include Cherry Ventures and Piton Capital. Read More

Sony Sold More Than 30 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles Worldwide

Last week Sony announced that it has sold more than 30.2 million units of Playstation 4 worldwide, making it the “fastest and strongest” growing product in the PlayStation family.

Keeping in mind that PlayStation 4 was launched in November 2013, and within two quick years, the PS4 has experienced steady growth. Right in April 2014 (just 6 months after the launch) Sony announced that it sold 7 million units, and in January 2015, that number has climbed to 18.5 million. Read More