Gift Card Marketplaces Raise Grabs $56 Million From NEA And Others

Raise_Facenook__Opt_A2 A company offering a marketplace where consumers can buy and sell their unused gift cards, Raise.com, announced this morning it has taken in a sizable $56 million round of Series B funding, led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). The additional funding, which brings the company’s total outside investment to $81 million, comes after a period of rapid growth following the release of… Read More
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Cartographic Arts: Beautiful Maps From the Atlas of Design

Cartographic Arts: Beautiful Maps From the Atlas of Design

Many of the maps that go viral on the internet make professional mapmakers cringe due to terrible color schemes, landmass-distorting projections, and amateurish composition. You won’t find any of that nonsense here. The maps in this gallery were selected by a panel of cartographers and designers for the second volume of the Atlas of Design.

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CloudRail Scores Seed Round To Help Developers Solve IoT Interoperability Problem

apis_with_cloudrail If the Internet of Things (IoT) is the tech industry’s latest gold rush, it stands to reason that a plethora of startups will set up shop to provide the picks and shovels. But, actually, CloudRail, a burgeoning startup hailing out of Mannheim, Germany, is attempting to solve a genuine pain-point for developers and the wider IoT and ‘smart’ devices market in general. Read More
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