With all the revelations from Edward Snowden’s cache of documents, one might be left wondering, “What’s left that the NSA hasn’t been monitoring?”
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News ByteStarMaker Interactive, which makes pitch-correcting karaoke apps under its own brand, as well as an app for the hit NBC singing competition “The Voice,” has raised $4 million from Qualcomm Ventures and iGlobe Partners. The company, which has been around for three years, said it has logged two billion minutes of singing so far. It just recently launched on Android.
News Bytemuch-hyped payments startup, plans to lay off somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 percent to 25 percent of its employees, or about 16 people, AllThingsD has learned. The move was led by former Netflix CFO Barry McCarthy — now Clinkle’s new COO — who wants to bring in more experienced staff. Fortune’s Dan Primack was the first to report the news.
News Byterecently raised $50 million in new funding in a round led by Rizvi Traverse Management and Goldman Sachs, will file information about an additional $50 million investment from Rizvi tomorrow, said sources. The expansion of its Series C funding means that Flipboard will have raised about $160 million in total, and puts the valuation of the Silicon Valley startup that makes the popular social reading service that has 100 million active users at $800 million. The possibility of extra funding was first reported by Fortune’s Dan Primack.