Today’s funding deals:
Because Gentry intends to keep pursuing his encryption work, and because computing power will keep going up, his technique could become a standard in cloud computing, where the promise of security is important.
Work hard, rest hard.
iHealth will use the new money to expand its global reach, accelerate growth and innovation, and invest in additional sales and marketing resources, the company says.
Alibaba enjoyed a pop in stock price this morning, beginning trading at $92.70 a share.
The people at iFixit have been up all night. Two iFixit people flew to Australia to get the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus early, then they flew home and started tearing the phones apart, said iFixit’s Scott Dingle.
DroneDeploy, a startup that’s been cooking up software to manage several drones from one central place, said today that it’s secured a seed round totaling $2 million.
If you help fund a project on Kickstarter and that project fails, Kickstarter has no legal obligation to intervene.
Guest Post The South Korean tech ecosystem has passed the tipping point, and we’ll see even more “unicorns” coming out of Korea over the next five years.
Big Health had planned to pull HealthKit data into its app, but hustled to launch Tuesday after HealthKit was delayed due to bugs.
Chinese Internet giant Alibaba opened on the New York Stock Exchange at $92.70 a share.
EA’s current and former CEOs want to dominate the world, but they have learned humility.
Apple is giving new meaning to the old adage “you can’t pick your family.”
Instagram has ushered in a golden age for the drug trade.
Customers are storing 270 minutes of video now, up 50 percent from two years ago.
A thriving secondary market was emerging hours after the first phones left stores, with mainland China having been left out of the initial global rollout.
For Red Hat, buying FeedHenry is a quick solution to the increasingly critical need for cloud-based mobile-development tools that securely integrate well with companies’ existing architectures.
Guest Post Voxels are the new benchmark for graphics realism.
Nvidia holds a worldwide party to show off its GeForce GTX 980 and 970 graphics cards.
New subsidiary aims to launch cloud gaming beta tests in early 2015.
Developers are eager to create health products, but are hesitant to market them because of confusion over health privacy rules.
Robots, nerdy software, marketing tools, and an “Airbnb for meals” also got funding too.
Enterprise-software company SAP is adding to its bag of tricks today by buying Concur Technologies, a company that sells software for keeping track of money employees spend on travel and expenses.
Yahoo’s shares in Alibaba will yield about $8.3 billion.
Venture capital has always been a cyclical business. Boom times are followed by busts, and the busts are inevitably (we hope) followed by new booms. The trick is in figuring out the timing.
Guest Post Fast-growth companies face a number of challenges, and worrying about infrastructure – which is rarely a differentiator or a revenue generator – shouldn’t be one of them.
Twitpic gave itself up for dead. Now a mystery buyer has thrown them a lifeline.
The second round of layoffs was expected, but the closure of the Silicon Valley research facility was not.
Today Twitter snuck a small but noteworthy change into its iOS 8 app update: a new design for profiles.
Google are pirates who need to be stopped. That’s the view of Foxs’ new chief executive Robert Thomson.
Tapjoy’s data shows adoption on launch day is fairly sedate.
Privacy, for those who can afford it.
President Mark Hurd and CFO Safra Katz will take over Ellison’s CEO duties as he transitions to his new role.
This week, we talk to legendary venture capitalist Tim Draper about the future of California, the state of the startup economy, how he picks entrepreneurs, and why he’s so bullish on Bitcoin.
Press Release Coupa Software, the leading provider of cloud applications for finance, announced today dates and locations for its annual roadshow event series, Coupa One Vision World Tour 2014. The series will showcase how Coupa’s vision…
The taxi business has taken a massive hit thanks to the extraordinary rise in ride-sharing services. A new report from the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency finds that since 2012, the average number of trips per taxi has plunged from 1,424 a month in March 2012 to 504 in July 2014 — a 65 percent drop.
Looks like Facebook wants a piece of the real-time events coverage that Twitter dominates.
Drones. Box’s Aaron Levie likes them, Amazon and Google want to use them to deliver stuff, they’ve creeped up on national soccer teams during their World Cup practices…. The list goes on.
New York-based wearable technology announces consulting service to promote smart eyewear applications in the workplace.
Guest Post The difficulty of extracting and integrating data from a variety of big data sources has become an issue that can no longer be ignored.