The U.S. solar industry recorded its second largest quarter ever in the third quarter of 2013, and the largest quarter ever for residential installations. For the first time in more than 15 years, America is on track to install more solar capacity this year than world leader Germany.
Google will also make it easier to find games in new categories like education, simulation, and role-playing games.
Pixalate aims to solve many of the biggest challenges facing digital advertisers, and has raised $4.6 million to do so.
Shoaib Makani, a former venture capitalist at Khosla Ventures, spends a lot of time at truck stops these days. But he’s not there for the luxurious amenities, as convenient as a laundry machine next to McDonald’s may be — it’s research.
Guest Post Imagine that you lead a rapidly growing national company, and you are ready to take your products to foreign markets.
Dude, you’re gettin’ a Dell (Chromebook).
Alminder’s Mynd Calendar app for iOS is designed to serve as a sort of hub for your day, listing just about everything you could possibly need to get things done in concise, easy-to-read boxes. In a new update now available on the iOS app store, the calendar learns a fairly clever way of tackling an old, fairly common task: scheduling appointments.
Sponsored Post The iTunes App Store freeze — when app rankings stop moving for a period of time, traditionally right around Christmas — has long been a cause for both excitement and concern among app marketers. This year, we can confidently say that it’s not just less important than it used to be: it’s downright irrelevant.
Streaming music service Rdio is now available in 20 new countries across Latin America and Europe, the company announced today.
Sponsored Post Austin-based Apptive, a mobile commerce solution offering do-it-yourself iPhone and Android apps, announces a second tranche of funding that brings its total amount raised to just over $1 million. Apptive’s cloud-based EasyApp…
The German triple-A game developer moves into mobile via the third-party route with its first free-to-play mobile game based on the CryEngine.
Box is now serving company #200,001.
In its quest to entice more users, Spotify is finally bringing its free music service to more devices — though they won’t all get the same free content.
Sponsored Post Calysta Energy™ (www.calystaenergy.com) today announced completion of a Series A financing round totaling $3 million. The financing was led by Pangaea Ventures Ltd., (www.pangaeaventures.com), and included current Calysta officers…
Xyo debuts an ad program that helps apps get discovered in a contextual way.
Sponsored Post iMedicare, the high growth Medicare decision-making platform, announced today that it now has 1,000 pharmacies as paying customers nationwide and has performed over 100,000 Medicare plan comparisons for seniors enrolling in affordable…
Rabbit lets friends watch movies or concerts in the same video chat room.
The thesis behind Cirrus Insight is pretty simple: Salespeople spend most of their day in email, so why not bring the other tools they need to their inbox?
More and more makers are visiting Shenzhen, and the Huaqiangbei district is a must-go place for visitors to the industrial city. So here’s a map just for the makers who want to find factories and other features throughout the city.
The #1 best tech company to work for recently went public, its mascot is a bird, and presents the world through 140 character messages. Can you guess what it is?
The boom and bust cycles of the chip industry are getting smoother as the business tracks the global economy.
While Google might be retreating on data center construction plans in Hong Kong, the search and cloud giant’s infrastructure growth has been steady and considerable. Expect that to continue.
The Mountain View-based online education provider released its new iPhone app this morning.
Come for the adorable puppy photo, stay for all the important funding news announced today.
Can a streaming TV network add value to cable TV? NimbleTV is attempting to find out.
Apple has hired former Cumulus Media exec Michael Pallad to lead advertising sales of its new iTunes Radio streaming music service.
Vuzix teamed up with Nokia to create augmented-reality optics that will eventually be used in conventional-size glasses.
Too often, executives who hear about novel (and cheap) methods of marketing think they’ve found a unicorn: a mythical, wonderful, powerful, and beautiful strategy to solve all their problems, cheaply and effectively.
PayPal president David Marcus thinks people are mistaken thinking Bitcoin is a currency.
Launching today, a new mobile app called Doctor on Demand can connect you with a physician anywhere and at anytime for a $40 video consultation.
Mars One announced today that it has contracted Lockheed Martin and Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) to develop mission concept studies for its first (albeit unmanned) mission to Mars. It also kicked off a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $400,000 to finance the studies.
The financial services startup launched a new online service today that automatically balances individual investors’ portfolios for them, watching out for hidden fees, balancing risk, and diversifying.
The new machines have tiny footprints and focus on energy efficiency and touch technology.
TinyCo promises a laugh a minute for its first Family Guy title, coming in 2014.
UberConference doesn’t want users to have to deal with the annoyance of entering a PIN number to enter a group call. Now paid users can live without it.
PaeDae makes a push to become a broader mobile advertising platform.
Sponsored Post FOCUS, a newly formed creative startup dedicated to advancing the future of fitness monitoring technology, today announced the release of TRAINR, a new app that puts the power of a personal trainer on a person’s wrist. Available now…
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is apparently watching popular simple image sharing startup Imgur closely, and she may even be trying to acquire it, according to a Business Insider post that cites an anonymous source.
Only 14 states in the U.S. currently permit tough computer science courses to count toward graduation requirements for math and science. Meanwhile, some surveys say that 570,000 jobs are going unfilled in computing — and that the demand for software engineers is four times higher than the national average.
The game taps crowdsourcing to get more people to help in testing software.