Guest Post Tomorrow, our smartest systems will instantly and masterfully oversee, optimize, manage and adapt processes that are as critical as they are complex, across a broad spectrum of industries, having taken their cues from the most ready example of a natural supercomputer we have: the human brain.
Leaf manufactures customized tablet POS systems for brick and mortar businesses. Its LeafPresenter tablet comes with a magnetic stripe card reader, near field communication (NFC), Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV), front and rear-facing cameras, and can also accept gift cards, PayPal, and mobile wallets.
Sponsored Post The digital health landscape isn’t what it was five years ago — or even last year. Advances in remote diagnostics, big data, advanced sensing technologies, mobile, and genomics research are enabling patient-powered applications, improved doctor-to-patient communication, and smarter physician tools and insights.
Looks like Apple’s new iPad 5 will come in at least one of the same colors as the new iPhone 5S: space gray. And it appears that the coming-soon updated iPad will be both lighter and smaller than the existing iPad 4.
The car-sharing startup grew by 3 times in 2013, fueled by surging demand for long-duration and airport rentals. 95% of its revenue came from this part of the business, and RelayRides decided to get rid of short-term rentals all together.
Editor’s Pick Smart investors and entrepreneurs are thinking about the long-term impacts of the Affordable Care Act, the biggest expansion in coverage in nearly 50 years.
GTA Online and digital content downloads will add lots of revenue for the year’s hottest game.
Facebook’s mobile app ads have been tremendously successful, with 8,400 advertisers driving a massive 145 million app installs so far in 2013 alone. Now the company is adding a new ad type: mobile app ads that help developers build app engagement and conversion.
Original programming has yet to become the engine driving viewers to binge-friendly streaming platforms like Netflix. Here’s why.
You saw an ad on your laptop at work. Decided to do a quick Google search on the product on your phone at lunch. Then bought it on your iPad at home after dinner. How’s a savvy online advertiser to know when his or her ads work?
TheFind crossed the “1 billion shopping searches” mark, and shoppers have browsed over 100 billion products. The database includes 500,000 stores and 500 million products, and it updates 100 million listings a day to reflect new items, price changes, and current discounts. Whew.
Cover launched a mobile payments app today that lets you enjoy your meal without having to wait for or worry about the check. It also announced it has closed a $1.5 million seed round of funding.
Not even a day after Google officially announced plans to expand its Google Fiber service in Austin, Texas, AT&T made plans to launch its own competing service. And now it seems AT&T will get there first. Sort of.
Augmented reality could soon make language barriers a thing of the past.
Vulture capitalist Carl Icahn wants Apple to buy back a massive $150 billion of its own stock. He told CEO Tim Cook that last night and plans to meet with the Apple CEO again in three weeks.
Will Ouya disrupt traditional gaming? We’re checking in with Julie Uhrman to see how her console’s revolution is going.
Smule’s fans have created more than 1 billion of their own songs in apps like Sing! Karaoke. Let’s hope they’re not all bad.
“There’s three legs of marketing automation,” Stuart Wall, CEO of Signpost, told me yesterday. “Presence, customer information, and remarketing. Most small businesses fail at all three steps.”
Netgear’s wireless router is smart enough to prioritize video and game data. And it lets you share a wireless network across mobile devices.
HP is going after the ‘hearts’ of enterprise users.
One decade after it first entered the Russian market, fashion retailer Zara launched online sales in the country this past summer.
Amazon says it will wind up hiring thousands of those temp workers.
TellApart, a company that helps businesses make the most of their customer data, announced today that it had completed the acquisition of AdStack, a provider of email marketing software.
Guest Post Chipotle Scarecrow will, without a doubt, go down as one of the most successful marketing campaigns in history.
DC to VC, which took place in Santa Clara this afternoon, is organized by the Health 2.0 conference and Canvas, the health and IT-focused venture fund formerly known as Morganthaler Ventures.
Windows Phone is continuing to make inroads over the Atlantic, almost doubling its share of new phones sold in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK.
60 percent of Android smartphones returned to the store aren’t actually broken. And if InnoPath’s new Mobie app gets widespread adoption, they may not actually get returned in the first place.
Guest Post New and young tech-sector businesses play an outsized role in job creation and economic growth. So the impact of a shutdown on tech could reverberate back around the economy as a whole.
AOL isn’t done with the subscription business yet.
When Wikipedia and Google aren’t enough, Wizpert’s experts can come to the rescue.
Google released its new tool for building adaptive, universally usable rich ads this morning. With Google Web Designer, hard-core animators and wet-behind-the-ears newbies can build, edit, and publish animated HTML5 ads for any platform in just minutes.
A Creative Cloud expert demonstrates some of the simple but powerful potential of Adobe’s latest apps in this exclusive video.
In the tablet wars, even the airlines are picking sides.
Searching for an apartment lies somewhere between falling down the stairs at a party and getting a root canal on the “suckiness” spectrum. RentalRoost uses 20 lifestyle search criteria and social media data to make it easier.
Editor’s Pick “Miley Cyrus could be the next big tech investor,” Ferriss told me. “Therein lies the promise … and the risk.”
Editor's Pick “DevOps” is one of those buzzwords that nearly everyone in the tech industry feigns to understand. Few people really do. I’ve always thought it sounds like a codename for some kind of covert NSA mission.
Revolution Ventures has raised a $200 million fund, which the firm said is the “largest first-time venture fund outside of Silicon Valley since the 2008 financial crisis.” It focuses on early startups “off-the-beaten path.”
Mike Gallagher is the leader of the game industry’s trade group. We hope to learn from his insights at GamesBeat 2013.
Sponsored Post Enmetric Systems, Inc., the leading provider of plug load management solutions for the enterprise, today announced it has closed on a $1.5 million follow-on financing led by Navitas Capital with participation from new investors including Azure International, Lakewest, Inc. (Belgravia Group, Ltd.), and several prominent angel investors.
SpaceX successfully launched a new, upgraded Falcon 9 rocket with 60 percent more powerful engines yesterday. The demonstration flight appeared to go off without a hitch, as the rocket reached a speed of 5 kilometers/second and an altitude of 310 kilometers within five minutes of launch.