inShare17 Cinemacraft Raises $1.5M From NTT DoCoMo, Turner Broadcasting’s Media Camp And 500 Startups

Cinemacraft, a startup that wants to replace static video thumbnails with its interactive Videograms, has raised a $1.5 million strategic funding round from investors NTT DoCoMo, Turner Broadcasting’s Media Camp and 500 Startups. Combined with an earlier seed round of $500,000 from 500 Startups and angel investors, this brings Cinemacraft’s total funding raised to date to $2 […]

Shutterfly Has Acquired Photo Printing Company R & R Images

Shutterfly has acquired R and R Images. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. R and R Images, a private company that was founded in 1986, specializes in digital printing and photo products. Shutterfly focuses on photo books, stationary, wedding invitations, and other personal goods. Shutterfly said the acquisition will “enhance the company’s enterprise and consumer product[…]

Apple Poaches Exec For A New High-Level Retail Job

Apple AAPLAug 22 09:19AM 505.32 Change +2.96 % Change +0.59%   Apple has poached away a senior executive from clothing company Levi Strauss to serve as director of sales in the U.S., Mark Gurman 9to5Mac first reported. The exec’s name is Enrique Atienza and he’ll be in charge of retail operations on the west coast. However, Apple still[…]

Restaurant Recommendation Service Nara Expands To Hotels

Nara, a Cambridge, Mass.-based recommendation service, today announced that it is expanding its service from restaurant recommendations to also include hotels in about 50 cities in the U.S. and Canada. Nara, which calls itself a “computational neuroscience company that analyzes and personalizes Web data,” always had the ambition to be much more than just a restaurant recommendation[…]

Abercrombie Is Getting Punished (ANF)

REUTERS/Mike Segar Job seekers speak with recruiters from retailer Abercrombie and Fitch at a career fair at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, January 6, 2011. Teen clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch just reported second quarter earnings this morning, and shares are already down 18% in pre-market trading. The company reported earnings of $0.16 per share[…]

Website Editor Jimdo Launches An iOS App So Users Can Build And Edit Sites From Their Phone

Jimdo, a Hamburg-headquartered company offering easy-to-use tools for building websites, already seems pretty mobile friendly. Jimdo-powered sites can also be viewed in mobile-optimized layouts, and earlier this year the company announced a “mobile express” format, where businesses create a landing page that highlights their most important information. What’s left? Well, actually creating and editing sites from a[…]

HTC Is Dying And Running Out Of Options

HTC, the one-time king of the Android phone makers, is on a downward course with few options left to correct itself. Last November, Business Insider’s Nicholas Carlson wrote that HTC was the biggest tech business disaster in 2012. Things have only gotten worse for the company since then. This past quarter, net income was down 83% from[…]

Developer Company Toptal Accuses LinkedIn Of ‘Extreme Sexism’ After It Pulled An Ad Featuring a Beautiful Argentinian Engineer (LNKD)

Toptal Argentinian developer Florencia Antara in a rejected Toptal ad. Toptal, a small developer networking platform, is accusing LinkedIn of perpetuating “extreme sexism within the tech community.”Why? The tech giant started rejecting Toptal’s ads for female engineers because “many LinkedIn members complained about the women images [it was] using.” Toptal was told that if it planned to continue[…]