We are very proud and happy to announce The Next Web Conference 2011 today! This sixth edition will be held on 27, 28 and 29 April, 2011 in the heart of the European technology scene (well at least for that week) in the city we all love so much: Amsterdam. Reserve your ticket today and join 100+ other Internet experts,...
The panic at absurd rumors of Facebook's demise over the weekend, coupled with the Goldman Sachs Facebook investment frenzy at the beginning of this year got us thinking; Did initial Facebook investor Peter Thiel, who invested 500K early on and still thought Facebook was undervalued at $30 billion back in September, actually make the most impressive investment call in tech history?
If you've got an iPhone or Android device, there's a decent chance you're familiar with Bump, the nifty service that lets you swap contact information (and other data) by simply tapping two phones together. The service has been around since 2009, and now has 7 million active users across 25 million total installs on Android and iOS devices. And today Bump has some big news: it's just raised $16 million in a funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Sequoia, Sherpalo (Ram Shriram), and SV Angel (Ron Conway). Marc Andreessen will join Sequoia's Greg McAdoo on the board.
That's a lot of money for the startup, especially given that it doesn't have a clear path to revenue quite yet. But it has some ambitious plans.
Bump has historically been all about person-to-person transfers. First, it started with swapping contact information. It's since added support for photos (which are very popular), music, and even money via PayPal. But now it also wants to help with a different kind of interaction: helping people 'Bump' with businesses, bands, and countless other venues.
L'année 2010 a été riche en évolutions et c'est l’heure des bilans. Quelles sont les stratégies à ne pas manquer pour l’année à venir ? Découvrez les cinq bonnes résolutions de l’e-mail marketing pour 2011 !