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Cloud services outfit Box announced today that it had acquired the technology behind the Folders iOS app and brought aboard its developer, Martin Destagnol, to help integrate its features into Box’s app. The IPO-bound Box also recently picked up document-sharing service Crocodoc, and you can expect to hear more about the company’s strategy from CEO Aaron Levie on the D11 stage next week.
HasOffers, a four-year-old company that helps companies track their affiliate marketing programs, has raised its first outside funding, a $9.4 million round led by Accel Partners, along with angels including RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser. The company also offers a service that lets app developers track installs and other engagement metrics they can attribute to advertisers.
News ByteI/O conference keynote that app installs from its Google Play store had hit 48 billion, the iTunes App Store countdown clock rolled over to 50 billion, passing another major milestone and surpassing the achievement its rival had announced earlier in the day. The 50-billionth app? Say the Same Thing. Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio, will receive a $10,000 App Store gift card for downloading it.