Digby, which helps retailers design, deploy and manage mobile commerce web sites and rich applications optimized for smartphones, has raised $8 million in Series C funding led by Battery Ventures with the BlackBerry Partners Fund, S3 Ventures and Daylight Partners participating in the round. This brings the startup’s total funding... more.
Visa is making a strategic investment in mobile payment provider Square, providing the start-up with an undisclosed sum of money as well as a new advisory board member. It’s a nice boost for Square, which is on a roll as it tries to ramp up payments via a smartphone. But... more.
Photo sharing has become one of the hot areas in the social sector in recent months with a large number of start-ups competing for users. Start-up Viewdle has new free app, SocialCamera, that it believes has a major differentiator: auto-tagging. The app recognizes people’s faces and does auto-tagging, making it much... more.
TORONTO – April 28, 2011 - BlackBerry Partners Fund™ has launched today the fourth annualBlackBerry Partners Fund Developer Challenge. This year, developers of BlackBerry® smartphone and BlackBerry PlayBook™ tablet applications can enter their applications in a series of competitions to win US$3 million in prizes. Winners will be selected on... more.
Instead of clogging up your mail and piling up uncontrollably on your coffee table, Padopolis wants to deliver the same content you’d find in a catalog in electronic form – starting with an iPad application. Catalog Spree, which launched yesterday on the iPad, aggregates a number of catalogs in one place,... more.
Two weeks after launching an all-new digital-payments platform called Serve, American Express is doubling its efforts in the emerging space with an investment in Payfone, a mobile-payments provider. Payfone has raised $19 million in a third round of funding. In addition to American Express, Verizon Investments and Rogers Communications are... more.
Brooks Brothers is targeting upscale consumers via a mobile-optimized site that lets them search, review and buy products wherever they are. The company rolled out a mobile site as part of its strategic move into mobile commerce. Brooks Brothers tapped Digby for the creation of the site. “Brooks Brothers is... more.