Family App Life360 Acquires Couple, A Private Messaging App For Two

life360-couple Life360, the mobile application designed for families, announced today that it has acquired the private messaging application and Y Combinator grad Couple (formerly known as Pair), based in Mountain View. Not a pure talent acquisition, Life360 sees Couple as being a potential initial entry point into its larger platform, which now counts over 55 million families using its location tracker… Read More
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Sendbird Looks To Help Developers Add Chat Functions To Any App

customer_beat When John Kim and his team were working on a community-based application called Smile Mom — which was designed to connect nearby moms — they ran into a problem: they wanted to integrate messaging, but couldn’t find an off-the-shelf solution they liked. They ended up building one themselves, and that led a bunch of friends to ask to use the service. So Kim and his team decided… Read More
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YouTube Acquires BandPage To Attract Musicians With Money-Making Tools

Screen Shot 2016-02-12 at 9.36.46 AM YouTube wants to win the love of musicians by solving their biggest problem: how to turn popularity into cash. So today it announced it’s acquired BandPage, a startup that helps artists show off and sell concert tickets, merchandise, and exclusive fan experiences. Founded in 2009 and having raised $27.6 million, BandPage began as an app that let musicians create a special Music tab on… Read More
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