Yello Mobile Raises $30M More At A $4B Valuation From Japan’s SBI Holdings

 Yello Mobile — the Seoul, Korea-based mobile apps business that has grown by raising nearly $ 150 million and acquiring over 80 other app startups — has picked another $ 30 million in funding. This latest cash injection comes from SBI Holdings, a digital financial services group… Continue Reading

Twitch’s Users Watch More Video In A Month, On Average, Than Typical YouTube Users Do

 Twitch, the Amazon-owned video game streaming site, has been growing in popularity as more of today’s younger users look to online video instead of traditional television for entertainment. Today, the company released figures that paint of picture of its user base and… Continue Reading

More Money Into The Cloud As NewVoiceMedia Gets $30M For Its Contact Center Solutions

 As more businesses move their IT from on-premise solutions and into networked, cloud-based services, startups that are building products for them to do this are raking in yet more funding as they grow. NewVoiceMedia, a UK business that offers a solution for… Continue Reading

Snapchat Leak Reveals An Upgraded Messaging Experience With Audio & Video Calling, Stickers & More

 A number of new features have been spotted within the existing code for Snapchat’s mobile app, including audio and video calling, as well as stickers within Snapchat’s chat interface, among other things. Assuming Snapchat actually rolls out the updated code to its… Continue Reading

“No More Ballparks” — Oculus’ Palmer Luckey Admits Screwing Up Rift Price-Point Messaging

 Oculus co-founder admits he screwed up Rift price-point messaging, explaining in a Reddit AMA that when he said “that ballpark” he had been thinking about the ‘all in’ cost of the headset — which requires a gaming PC to power… Continue Reading