Archives for May, 2013

Livefyre Lands $15 Million

Social business software company Livefyre announced Wednesday that it secured an additional $15 million in series C venture capital, bringing the total amount raised to more than $20 million. The round was led by U.S. Venture Partners, and included existing investors Greycroft Partners, Cue Ball, HillsVen Group and ff Venture ...

Email CRM Contactually Raises $1 Million Seed Round, Kicks Off API Launch With Do.com Integration

Washington, D.C.-based Contactually, which makes a lightweight CRM tool for email, is today announcing it has just closed on a $1 million seed-funding round led by SaaS backers Point Nine as well as Boston Seed, with participation from previous investor 500 Startups and other angels. The company is also announcing the public debut ...

Verizon launches cross-platform SMS, letting you text from your PC or tablet

Summary: Verizon just turned tablets and PCs into fully functioning SMS clients. It’s new Verizon Messaging service virtualizes its texting and MMS capabilities on the iPad, Android tablets and multiple web browsers. Verizon Wireless just updated its messaging service with an interesting and extremely useful feature. The carrier will now allow you ...

Facebook names Schroepfer as its new CTO, as infrastructure takes center stage

Summary: With Facebook’s appointment of Mike Schroepfer as its new chief technology officer, the company is putting in place a person who has overseen an infrastructure strategy that has made an industry take notice. Facebook has appointed Mike Schroepfer as its new chief technology officer, AllThingsD reported Friday. Schroepfer has been vice ...