Juniper released its top 10 tech trends for 2014 today. And if the research firm is right, our cities are going to get smarter, our money is going digital, and we’ll be printing a lot more products at home.
Thanksgiving is apparently the time to open apps as well as eat Turkey.
Guest Post There are over 2,000 startups on AngelList that are categorized as “social commerce.” That’s equivalent to every Stanford MBA over the last 5 years starting a brand new social commerce company.
The tech-savvy home cleaning service has raised $38 million so you never have to sweep a floor again, if you don’t want to.
OK, so first it was condoms. Then it was same-day cat delivery service. And now, on-demand car service Uber is offering Christmas tree deliveries.
On-demand car service Uber, which took in $258 million in funding this past quarter, may be blowing its projected revenue and growth numbers out of the water.
Sorry, I killed Santa.
Sadly, few of us mobile warriors need classes in douchebaggery.
At our DataBeat event this week, we’ll be featuring the most interesting companies we can find that leverage data science in fresh ways.
In between chowing down on turkey, slurping up cranberry sauce, and sucking down a cold beverage or two with friends and family, we’ve been busy shopping.
It’s always a good time to think about what you’re thankful for, rather than what you are bitter about, or anxious to acquire, or angry at.
Fashionistas rejoice — Keep is making Instagram shoppable.
A tiny unfunded five-person startup in Massachusetts has created a Google Glass alternative that, they say, is much more immersive than Glass — and much less geeky.
Aging is a fact of life. We should all be so lucky as to age with grace and comfort, but the reality is somewhat harsher. The GENerator and its 11 portfolio companies are driving innovation for the elderly.
The four-hour man finally got a day job.
Founded by the cofounder of popular Facebook dating app AYI, AllPaws wants to help millions of rescued pets get adopted.
Editor’s Pick In the event that this divisive case reaches the California courts, it will have far reaching implications for the entire health care industry.
Editor’s Pick Some might call it good parenting. Others, snooping. But how much can a Chrome extension tell you about your kid, anyway?
Click “like” if you love Jesus. Click “like” if you support the troops. Click “like” if you think this tragically disfigured burn victim is still beautiful. Click “like” if you have a heart, care even a little, love puppies, and aren’t a selfish evil jerk.
How much would you spend to have coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook, or go on a polar bear expedition on Manitoba?
Rukkus launched a ticket search engine for live events today, with tools for tracking your favorite performers, inviting friends to shows, and receiving personalized recommendations on upcoming events.
Finding a home isn’t just about what is in between its four walls — location also makes a huge difference. Real estate startup RentalRoost launched nationwide today, with a new focus on helping renters figure out which neighborhoods suit their needs.
It could really be a black Friday this year for online retailers. Or at least moderately grey.
GetYourGuide launched iOS and Android apps today so travelers can find and book interesting things to do while on-the-go. The Zurich-based startup claims to be the largest online platform for tours and leisure activities in the world.
Hucksley features a curated array of products from emerging brands. Each item is offered at a discounted price for a limited amount of time, flash-sale style, and twenty-five percent of every purchase you make goes to a participating charity.
Online shopping startup Sift, which just closed a $2 million seed round, simultaneously snubs and relies on retail marketing emails.
Facebook started in colleges. Japanese live video startup TwitCasting said yesterday that it owns 50 percent of the college market in Japan — and it’s coming here.
Vowch recently launched a social recommendation platform where people can share things that they to a community of friends and followers.
The Stir Kinetic is like no desk you’ve ever seen before. It’s a $3,980 work surface that moves, senses your presence, learns your habits, comes equipped with a touchscreen controller, and even breathes, sort of.
Mobile branded content company TextPride has completed a $1 million seed funding round, the company said. TextPride makes stickers and emojis that mobile messaging apps can add as paid upgrades to their services.
While it might seem unfair to those of us poking along at a few tens of megabits per second, Kansas City residents are getting a second chance to sign up for Google Fiber, the company posted today.
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BarkBox, which sends you monthly boxes of goodies for your pooch, is launching a new site called PuppyFeed. PuppyFeed is basically a photo-sharing forum where BarkBox subscribers post photos of their dogs with captions and hashtags, and bond with other users over their shared passion for puppies.
If you need to quickly google a Call of Duty cheat while playing the game, Microsoft has the console for you.
And the web browser.
“Everything we do revolves around building a product for chefs. We hope to achieve the construction of the most credible chef-driven digital media property on the planet.”
This isn’t your mama’s takeout. Caviar expands to Seattle and New York.
Victoria’s Secret, Swarovski, and 3D printing marketplace Shapeways have joined forces to give Victoria’s Secret models their 3D printed angel’s wings.
Chief Operating Officer Beth Ferreira is leaving the large e-commerce retailer, making it the second high level departure this month.
Vox Media acquired three popular digital media brands — Curbed, Eater, and Racked — doubling the number of media properties under its umbrella. Fortune estimates the deal at around $20-30 million.
Flipboard recently gave readers the ability to curate their own magazines. Now the company is embracing e-commerce by enabling people to create catalogs.