If people insist on sharing photos of their food before chewing, swallowing, and digesting it, their friends might as well get something in return.
stories by Rebecca Grant
CEO Adriano Farano said Watchup for Google Glass will bring “the newscast to the age of wearable devices.” And make it easier to catch up on news while making espresso.
The Provo, Utah-based company designs, installs, monitors, and services solar systems with no upfront costs to the home owners. This means customers can go solar without actually buying or installing the panels themselves, thus lowering their energy costs.
Businesses sink or swim depending on the quality of their legal counsel, but despite these high stakes, the resources for finding good lawyers are shockingly limited. Priori connects small businesses with a curated, trusted community of lawyers, and the pricing is all up front.
If I was a wizard, I would cast a spell whereby my computer could automatically round-up and type all these funding stories for me, while I lounge casually off to the side drinking Butterbeer. Alas I am not a wizard.
Travel startup Mygola has raised $1.5 million for its platform that aims to compress six weeks of itinerary planing into 15 minutes.
UserMind is developing software that makes it easier for business operations teams to integrate multiple software applications, creating stronger connections between the teams, applications, and data, and making it easier to iterate.
My image of the typical software engineer now includes someone splashing about in a bathtub full of money.
Shanghai-based grocery delivery service Fields has raised $5 million to bring fresher more trustworthy food to people living in China.
The personal shopping platform has raised $12 million to make professional styling more accessible and affordable.
The popular social fitness tracking app is leaping over various startup hurdles, fueled by international expansion.
Journeyman Leo was learning to code with the help of 23-year old software engineer Patrick McConlogue. The NYPD arrested him for trespassing yesterday morning, but the community outcry fueled a quick release.
If you find yourself tossing and turning at night, your computer screen could be to blame. F.lux released a new version of its software today that helps solve this problem, and hackers everywhere are rejoicing.
Refinery29 is like that cool friend who always knows what to wear, the hottest restaurants, and the latest trends.
Izzui has raised $1.4 million to build out its platform where individuals and brands can create, publish, share, and sell courses on Facebook.
Adidas is taking the smartwatch craze and running with it. The popular sports brand announced today that it is coming out with a smartwatch of its own, entering the increasingly competitive and crowded arena of wearable devices.
TechShop Menlo Park filed a 506(c) with the SEC, which following the lift on the ban of general solicitation, allows startups to publicly announce that they are fundraising.
NewMediaMetrics released the results of its annual LEAP survey today, which indexed the twenty-five most loved brands in the U.S.. The iPhone came in first, and 12 of the 25 are tech brands.
LAUSD special education teacher Neil Virani said using iPads in his classroom has significantly improved progress and test scores for his students.
Apps on Apple’s “best iPhone ever” are twice as likely to crash. Everybody freak out. Or don’t.
The startup has raised $500,000 to make learning a foreign language part of your daily Internet browsing experience. This extension for Chrome gives you quizzes and flashcards based on what interests you online.
Alme for Healthcare is a virtual health assistant that understands medical language and can have conversations with patients.
LitRes sells legal e-books in Russia. It was founded in 2006 to combat the rampant piracy in the e-book market and capitalize on the governments anti-piracy crackdown.
This ‘Airbnb for dogs’ will continue expanding its marketplace that connects pet owners with local, qualified caregivers who host the dogs in their homes.
This “Fitbit for personal finance” calculates your total income, recurring bills, and recommended savings for each month, and gives you a breakdown of what you can spend that day, week, and month.
Greenwave has raid $19 million to prepare for the day when our homes are run by computers. The company is building a “Home2Cloud” platform that connects all the different connected devices in a home and makes it easier to manage them from one dashboard.
School bus drivers in Boston initiated a surprise work stoppage this morning, that left thousands of the city’s 57,000 schoolchildren stranded at home or at bus stops. Uber is offering them rides to school for free.
Gilt Groupe’s founder launches Zola, a ‘modern’ wedding registry to improve the process of listing and buying all the crap people think they need to get married.
Editor’s Pick These 4 CEOs are all skilled coders, but they spend little-to-no time actually writing code. The ability to code, however, is an important part of their ability to grow their startups and effectively lead their teams.
Splice is an open source music community where musicians can create songs and samples, and everything is backed up and organized in the cloud. They can also share music, collaborate on projects with other members of the community, track changes, and receive feedback on their work.
Editor’s Pick Uncharted Play is the company behind SOCCKET, a soccer ball that generates energy as you play.
Flipkart is one of the biggest websites in India, and this $360M will help the company to build out its supply chain and undercut the competition.
“An investor called me from London after seeing my profile on AngelList,” Gee said to VentureBeat. “After a 20 minute phone call he was offering me a trip to London to finalize a $5 million investment.”
The government may be shut down, but the venture capital engine sure isn’t.
Amazon’s 215 million customers will now be able to checkout in just a few clicks, using their Amazon credentials.
The daily deals site for moms and kids filed a $100 million initial public offering (IPO) today, the first deals site since Groupon to go public.
Socratic is an online open community where teachers share educational video content. Anyone can add or suggest videos and the best videos for each topic rise to the top.
“Personal posture trainer” startup LumoBack released the results of its study today that examined “Silicon Valley Syndrome,” otherwise known as the physical and mental health symptoms that arise from spending WAY too much time sitting in front of computer screens.
Swirl uses beacons, bluetooth low energy (BLE), and mobile devices to deliver targeted offers to consumers when they walk into a store.
A global group of scientists are spending the next ten years and over a billion dollars to try and develop a computer simulation of the brain. Meanwhile, in Washington, the U.S. equivalent is on pause.