Funding Daily: Today’s tech funding news, in one place

Here’s a list of today’s tech funding stories, updated as the day unfolds. Tip us here if you have a deal to share. Former Google exec raises $28M to start shipping his smart payment terminals Last year, Osama Bedier introduced what he deemed the future of payment terminals: a developer-friendly payment point of sale that accepts everything… Continue reading Funding Daily: Today’s tech funding news, in one place

CMO roundtable: Mobile user engagement is the new user acquisition (webinar)

VB WEBINAR: Join us for this live webinar on Thursday, November 5th at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern. Register here for free.  Since Apple’s app store first opened seven years ago, app publishers have been keenly focused on new installs. That made sense — an entire new ecosystem had to be developed, and users were like a blank slate, eager… Continue reading CMO roundtable: Mobile user engagement is the new user acquisition (webinar)

My daughter took on Dash and Dot, the kid-friendly robots that teach programming

FEATURE: Before my daughter got to test out Dash and Dot, our dogs were already getting to know them. I’d gotten the two kid-friendly robots — Dash, who sits up high on three wheels, and Dot, his more static little partner — up and running less than 10 minutes after opening the box. That included… Continue reading My daughter took on Dash and Dot, the kid-friendly robots that teach programming

Righteous ROI: How do you know marketing automation is paying off?

VB WEBINAR: This sponsored post is produced in association with Autopilot. How do marketers know if their marketing automation investment is paying off? It’s a good question, with a quantifiable answer: you’ll be able to show them the money. At its core, marketing automation is about attracting, acquiring, and growing customers. But unlike other awareness-generating… Continue reading Righteous ROI: How do you know marketing automation is paying off?

Runkeeper finally lets you leave your iPhone at home thanks to its latest Apple Watch update

Popular GPS fitness-tracking company Runkeeper has launched an all-new Apple Watch app, “rebuilt from the ground up,” says founder and CEO Jason Jacobs. As with other fitness tracking apps, Runkeeper has been available for Apple Watch for months already, but with its latest incarnation, it’s inviting users to leave their iPhones at home. This would… Continue reading Runkeeper finally lets you leave your iPhone at home thanks to its latest Apple Watch update

Chrome 47 beta brings cooperative multitasking, flexible desktop notifications, and splash screens on Android

More than a week after releasing the stable version of Chrome 46, Google released Chrome 47 beta for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The company detailed the new features, which include support for cooperative multitasking, flexible desktop notifications, the usual security fixes, and splash screens for sites added to the Android home screen. Chrome is… Continue reading Chrome 47 beta brings cooperative multitasking, flexible desktop notifications, and splash screens on Android