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Taplet Lets You Pull HD Photos From Any Video With A Single Tap — The iPhone has offered the ability to take photos at the same time as you record video, but capturing photos from video that has already been captured isn't quite so straightforward. Taplet aims to solve that. The company, with $1 million in seed funding, has created an app that lets users upload HD video and then tap the perfect moments to pull HD videos.

Coin, The One Credit Card To Rule Them All, Is Finally Shipping — The Coin card (promising to let you combine all your credit/debit/loyalty cards into a single piece of tech) has delayed for so long that you might have forgotten that you ordered one. In November of 2013, the YC-backed company blew past its $50,000 pre-order goal in forty minutes, but despite a promise of summer 2014 shipping, the company has yet to ship a product that wasn't in beta.

The New HowAboutWe Will Let Your Order A Date On Demand — HowAboutWe, five years old and recently acquired by digital dating giant IAC, is relaunching its mobile app today with a bevy of new features and updated pricing. The most notable update comes in the form of Tonight, a feature that allows users to essentially order a date on-demand.

Managed By Q Launches Out Of Beta In NY, Expands To Chicago — Managed By Q, the iPad-powered office management platform, has today announced that it will be launching out of beta in NYC. The company is also expanding to Chicago, launching an invite-only beta to startups and businesses in the area.

Spring, The Shoppable Instagram, Closes $25M In Series B — Spring, the Instagram for shopping, has today closed $25 million in Series B funding led by Box Group, with participation by Yuri Millner, Groupe Arnault, Google Ventures, and Thrive Capital. Spring has raised a total of $32.5 million.

The Flatiron School Raises $9 Million In Series B Funding — The Flatiron School, an educational platform aimed at getting young kids and adults comfortable with programming, has today announced the close of a $9 million Series B funding round led by Thrive Capital with participation from CRV and Matrix.

WeWork’s Adam Neumann To Join Us At Disrupt NY In May — WeWork is just about five years old, and in five years has grown to be one of the biggest real estate companies in the world, with a valuation north of $5 billion. Given the tremendous growth of the company, alongside WeWork's ability to combine technology with physical space, made CEO Adam Neumann a perfect fit for the Disrupt NY Stage.

Sources: Yahoo In Talks To Buy Foursquare — Yahoo has been busy rebuilding its business around mobile under CEO Marissa Mayer, and soon it could make one of its biggest bets yet on the platform. We have heard perennially that the company has been looking to buy Foursquare, the New York startup behind the eponymous local search app and location-based social "check-in" app Swarm.

Micro-Investment App Acorns Raises $23 Million Led By Greycroft, e.Ventures — Acorns, the micro-investment app that sets up a portfolio for you by collecting your spare change, has today announced the close of a $23 million Series C financing, led by Greycroft Ventures and e.Ventures, with participation from Sound Ventures, Garland Capital, and MATH Venture Partners. This brings Acorns' total amount raised to $32 million.

Tinder Cuddles Up To Instagram In Latest Update — Tinder has today released an update that integrates directly with Instagram, letting users scroll through the Instagram profiles of their potential matches directly from within the app itself. The app also now supports common connections, letting users see the degree to which they're separated from a person based on the social graph, as well as presenting all Facebook interests instead of just common interests.
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Apr 18, 2015

The biggest struggle I face with Coin is that I want to spend money ALL THE TIME just so I can use it

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