A little sweet, a little Soyent for today’s funding roundup.
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Time for a new Foundry Group video. If you want the backstory, go take a look at the post Foundry Group Announces Major Shift In Investment Strategy. If you just want a break from reality and hopefully a few laughs in the process, enjoy.
Guest Post A few weeks ago my team at MuleSoft created a video describing what it’s like to be a developer at the company, and I noted in the video how developers are like artists. In response, I received numerous questions and comments about it being an interesting metaphor and requests to elaborate on the concept.
The new virtual card is intended for subscribers who have no bank account and for those who have one but avoid shopping online for security reasons.
While it won’t help the distracted driving problem, in-car Internet access is becoming a popular option among tech-conscious customers, and a new source of revenue for car makers and data providers.
Guest Post If tech diversity enthusiasts want to continue to expand the gender divide, then we have to begin to look towards the trans community as necessary investments in the broadest sense of the term.
In honor of sitcoms and Snuggies, pumpkins and playlists, falling leaves and Grand Theft Auto, we’re taking a look at how the biggest players in digital entertainment are doing this fall.
“We do not agree with the Bank of Russia’s decision and intend to contest it in court after receiving the text of the decision,” said a Mail.ru rep.
Three former researchers are now aiming for one lofty goal: to build the “Evernote for researchers.”
Smart people want to try many new ideas, but a resource-constrained startup does not have the luxury to try all the cool things.
On Volvo’s S80 prototype, the trunk lid and a plenum cover are both made of the material. The former, says Volvo, is “a functioning electrically powered storage component” with the potential to replace the batteries seen in today’s cars.
Editor’s Pick If you ever wondered why reporters are bitter, joyless black holes, this waste of 1s and 0s is why. Take your anti-nausea meds and prepare to lose your faith in humanity.
This baseball-sized, camera-loaded device is great for quickly gathering intelligence when lives are at stake. But what about when it’s used by the enemy?
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Tap. Hold. You just entered a secure building. Or paid for your lunch. Or verified your identity.
Just kidding. You will totally die. Ironically, you will die while wearing a helmet designed to protect you from dying.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — At DEMO today, we have yet another contender in an increasingly crowded arena: mobile payments.
Between the nascent state both of bitcoins and Glass itself, we wonder (read: highly doubt) whether big-box stores and small businesses will be willing to jump aboard this particular tech train.
The apps are currently being tested at the University of California, Irvine, where pilot participants have called the program “very promising.” But others have voiced major concerns.
“Unless you’re developing for wearable now, you’re going to get left in the dust. We actually consider ourselves a wearable-first company,” said CEO Peter Berger.
It’s just pumpkin spice lattes and money-money-money around here when Q4 kicks off.
When you think of services that let you create interactive maps for use on your website or in your app, you might automatically think of Google Maps first or even exclusively.
We’re counting down the days until DevBeat 2013. It’s like an Advent calendar for nerds — wait, next year, we should totally make DevBeat countdown calendars. Thoughts?
Guest Post A second language is one of the most important tools you can have in your entrepreneurship toolbox. Don’t avoid your foreign language fear: deal with it!
You know how when there’s a Monday holiday and you come back on Tuesday to over nine thousand new emails and a to-do list longer than Jay-Z’s money? That’s Funding Daily today.
In today’s earnings call, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer continued on a well-worn theme for the old-school company: mobile, mobile mobile.
More eyeballs means (Yahoo hopes) more opportunity to target and sell ads. More ads means more revenue. We’ll see how well that flow holds true as Yahoo continues its push into the modern web.
“Not boring” is high praise for earnings calls.
Coming off a second quarter that was at once “disappointing” and quite healthy, Yahoo announced $1.13 billion in revenue for the third quarter, down 5 percent year-over-year.
This is a blog post with a Shakespearean reference. Click through to see if you’re literate enough to get it!
This is just one in a string of high-profile success stories for open-source developer tools. Stay tuned for more; this is a great trend we don’t see dying down anytime soon.
Many iPhone and iPad users are angry with the color palette on Apple’s new iOS7. Some have even compared it to the Easter bunny on weed. But a few of the color world’s most influential experts like the choices because they fit current design trends towards lightness and harmony.
Because “birches” sounds like a naughty word, but birches are trees, and trees are in forests… Get it?!?
DevBeat is now less than a month away, and our sick agenda is jam-packed with hacker-speakers, each more impressive than the last
Hardware has a big showing in this day’s roundup.
Leaders from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), ICANN, the Internet Architecture Board, and other organizations made it clear that the U.S.’s policies and practices in surveillance are harmful to an open web.
Of course, after the year-long trial period ends, Amazon is looking squarely at a bumper crop of more mature startups ready to pay for AWS — and likely reluctant to change their development and business processes to migrate to another service.
Guest Post Aaron Contorer created FP Complete, a commercial Haskell IDE and deployment platform.
In short, the zombies captured the city, bit all the Nazis, and the Second World War ended, leaving hordes of wandering ghouls. And now one lonely girl, a sniper sitting in a building, keeps shooting them down, one by one.
Guest Post For the rich app experience that customers have grown accustom to, auto manufacturers need to change how they think about apps. Native apps that reside on smartphones and interact with on-board systems are the answer to what’s been plaguing in-car infotainment systems since they were introduced to the market.
Guest Post Being a great VC is about more than having a stacked Rolodex, 80-hour work weeks, and lightning-fast response times. It takes community, generosity, and most important, empathy.