Munchery debuted its new and improved self to the world today, including a newly designed site, apps for iPhone and iPad, new features and services, and a commitment to sustainability.
stories by Rebecca Grant
Nearly half of the American population doesn’t have dental insurance. Brighter has raised $15 million to make dental care more accessible and affordable.
If people are willing to stand in line for an hour for a free taco, imagine how they will react to free stuff delivered to their door on a regular basis.
The “private social network for neighborhoods” has raised over $100 million to date and is now active in 22,500 neighborhoods across the United States — approximately one out of every seven.
Why might a preschooler need to program, you might be wondering? They don’t, but an early grasp of programming concepts can have a significant impact on the rest of their life.
“This is about the unconstitutional, unethical, and immoral actions of the modern-day surveillance state and how we all must work together to remind government to stop them.”
Samsung was too eager to get the Galaxy Gear to market early, and the result is a product that too few people want and too many people return.
Openbay’s goal is to improve the process of getting your car repaired and maintained. The Cambridge-startup launched its service today and revealed seed funding from Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz’s a16z seed fund, Boston Seed Capital, and Stage 1 Ventures.
Luhu launched its platform today which makes it easier (read: less awkward) for people to share the results of regular STD tests with potential partners.
USC found that Google has dramatically increased the number of sites around the world from which its serves queries by repurposing client networks.
You may not be a star basketball player, but now you can experience what its like to be one.
What if your washing machine could remind you to put your clothes in the dryer, or music started to play in your bathroom as soon as you started running a bath?
Technology is hailed as a powerful engine of job creation, but things may not be as rosy as we like to think. It creates opportunities for new businesses, but there is also evidence that tech destroys jobs and the industry is beset by layoffs.
Editor’s Pick Lumen View Technology filed a “Motion for Protective Order” to prevent FindTheBest, an e-commerce company it sued for patent infringement, from publicly sharing details about the case.
“Japan is a special market. Even if you have a very good service or product, without a good marketing or distribution channel, you won’t be successful. You need a good partner.”
Bytelight has raised $3 million for its indoor positioning system that connects LED lights with the cameras in your mobile device.
UGallery’s new commision artwork service means normal people can feel like a Medici. Its marketplace connects people with working artists who can create personalized pieces of art at a reasonable price point.
The Innovation Act, sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is a comprehensive bill aimed at neutralizing patent trolls. And it just might pass.
Shan Sinha has spent his entire career building enterprise communications products, and is now hunkered down building his own. The former Microsoft and Google exec founded Highfive, an enterprise communications product that Sinha said is “reimagining the way people communicate at work.”
Venture capitalists invested $1.12 billion to U.S. mobile companies in last quarter, making it the biggest venture capital financing quarter in history for this sector.
Vine has fixed some of its fundamental problems, which users have been complaining about since the beginning. You can now maintain multiple posts in progress over time and remove, reorganize, and replace any shot within a post before you share them.
Covering your entire body in paint and yelling like a maniac are perfectly acceptable modes of behavior, if you are a football fan. As is compulsively checking game scores and stats.
The fund will invest in early-stage companies across Asia, Europe, Israel, and the U.S.. The goal is to support startups with a global vision.
The fast-growing online education provider has partnered with 100 academic institutions. It now offers 500 courses and works with 5 million students around the world.
Pinterest was the clear buzz winner of today’s funding daily. Not that its a competition or anything.
Funding Circle connects small businesses with investors who fund their loans, so they don’t have to go through banks. Lenders benefit by earning higher rates than their money might get elsewhere.
This behemoth of a round brings the company’s total capital raised to $338 million. It will fuel international expansion.
Applauze is a recently-launched iOS app that presents users with thousands of events happening every day, across 41 U.S. cities and 5 in Canada.
The company develops APIs for custom analytics. Today it announced locking up $2.35 million in financing to cement its foothold in current verticals, which includes ad tech, gaming, and the Internet of Things, and go after other verticals.
Founded by the former CTO of E*Trade, Sharewave makes it easier for private companies to communicate with their shareholders.
Ed-tech startup Tiggly has closed a $500,000 seed round, released its products for sale on Nordstrom.com, and will start selling its toys at hundreds of Apple retail stores.
Happify gives you activities and exercises people to hone your happiness skills.
Handybook has swept up $10 million and released a new mobile app today to let you book house cleaners, handymen, furniture builders, movers, and plumbers.
Navigating and biking at the same time can be challenging and unsafe, which is the problem Hammerhead is trying to solve. Its device mounts on your handlebars and gives you turn-by-turn directions using LED lights.
Wellbe is developing technology that gives patients greater awareness and control over the entire surgical process, and helps hospitals improve the care experience. The health-tech startup has raised $1.4 million to build out its Patient Guidance System (PGS) and suite of “Guided CarePath” solutions.
Teads provides a customizable ad tech platform for buyers and sellers. Its tools not only make it easier to create video ads, but also to serve them to a large audience.
The Wikimedia Foundation is conducting an investigation into as many as several hundred accounts that have been paid to write articles on Wikipedia that promote organizations or products.
The pitch reads, “It’s a concept so simple that even animals understand–give a dog a bone, and it will obey. Give a woman a present, and she’ll…” Ew. Ew. Ew. Ew.
More people than ever before are using online dating services and finding partners online. Public attitude towards these services is also improving and viewed by fewer people as the domain of the desperate.
A team from MIT has developed the “Copenhagen Wheel” that turns regular bikes into electric, connected bikes that are loaded with sensors and transmit a wealth of data. They launched a startup called Superpedestrian out of stealth mode today backed by $2.1 million in venture capital.