A lot of people love fresh, locally grown food. And a lot of those folks are also too lazy to go to the farmer’s market. Good Eggs is a service for those people — and beginning today, they’ll have even more choices.
The holidays are upon us, and if you haven’t thought what to get your colleagues, friends, and family, you are a terrible person. Not really, but if you don’t know what to get the people in your life, Loop & Tie can help.
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Editor’s Pick 15 examples of technology that will roster your faith in humanity, or is just plain cool!
Today only 60 million people use augmented reality apps on a regular basis. By 2018, that should hit 200 million, according to a new report by Juniper Research.
First up, India; next stop, the world.
Guest Post Lately, there’s been an undercurrent of criticism against the web, and not just the web itself, but its constant intrusion into our lives due to smartphones.
Don’t feel like a $135 tagine dish adequately expresses your joy for your betrothed friends? Zola’s goal is to turn the wedding registry into a pleasant online retail experience.
The TOMS marketplace features a curated selection of brands and products that have a social mission behind them.
Guest Post If you’re looking for a career in an innovative industry that can do a lot of good, should you pick finance or tech? Economist Robert Shiller says finance can do far more than tech. I say he’s wrong.
Linio, which positions itself as the ‘Amazon of Latin America,’ is soaking up $50 million in new funding to continue its growth.
Grease is gross. ‘Anti-McDonalds’ food delivery app Zesty offers a curated selection of dietitian-approved dishes for delivery in San Francisco.
You too can feel like Sergey Brin, Larry Ellison, or even James Bond — flying around the world in a private jet. Fresh Jets launched its apps today that connect individual and business travelers with seats on private jets.
Munchery debuted its new and improved self to the world today, including a newly designed site, apps for iPhone and iPad, new features and services, and a commitment to sustainability.
Editor’s Pick Penelope Trunk has always been about careers. And she’s always been about off-the-wall suggestions, wacky ideas, and colorful ways of expressing them. Her new startup, Quistic, is exactly like her.
Quistic is a career-building online learning site focused on people who are not like you.
I’m not sure why the Cyclops Cap exists, but I’m glad it does, if only because the pitch video (filled with dancing, explosions, and questionable English) puts a giddy smile on my face.
Editor’s Pick Want a coffee? Now you can pay in Bitcoin.
The world’s first Bitcoin ATM is opening up for business this morning at a coffee shop in Vancouver, Canada. You can now buy, sell, and trade Bitcoin at a real, physical machine, depositing cash and checks for Bitcoin.
Openbay’s goal is to improve the process of getting your car repaired and maintained. The Cambridge-startup launched its service today and revealed seed funding from Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz’s a16z seed fund, Boston Seed Capital, and Stage 1 Ventures.
UGallery’s new commision artwork service means normal people can feel like a Medici. Its marketplace connects people with working artists who can create personalized pieces of art at a reasonable price point.
In a new study on mobile wallets, Javelin Research investigated the “gang of five” — Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, and PayPal — and their ability to win or lose the still-developing war for the mobile wallet. Interestingly, all of them would lose to consumer’s primary financial institution, their bank.
Applauze is a recently-launched iOS app that presents users with thousands of events happening every day, across 41 U.S. cities and 5 in Canada.
Happify gives you activities and exercises people to hone your happiness skills.
Handybook has swept up $10 million and released a new mobile app today to let you book house cleaners, handymen, furniture builders, movers, and plumbers.
A PR rep who is among the first Google Explorers has created a 3D-printed shade for Google Glass that makes it easier to read — and much less obvious to observers.
The pitch reads, “It’s a concept so simple that even animals understand–give a dog a bone, and it will obey. Give a woman a present, and she’ll…” Ew. Ew. Ew. Ew.
More people than ever before are using online dating services and finding partners online. Public attitude towards these services is also improving and viewed by fewer people as the domain of the desperate.
Travel startup Mygola has raised $1.5 million for its platform that aims to compress six weeks of itinerary planing into 15 minutes.
It’s not just the the NSA or FBI that today’s kids have to worry about snooping on their phones and tracking their locations. Their parents are doing a fine job of that all on their own, thank you very much.
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.
Refinery29 is like that cool friend who always knows what to wear, the hottest restaurants, and the latest trends.
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.
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch launched a couple of weeks ago as a fat, ugly, and expensive smartphone accessory that our own Devindra Hardawar called “relentlessly inessential.”
That’s not where Apple is going with iWatch.
Google Maps just got a whole lot more useful — and probably a whole lot more monetizable.
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.
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.
“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.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has hit Airbnb with a subpoena for data on its 225,000 New York users. This is the latest development in an ongoing legal battle Airbnb has faced in NYC.
Editor’s Pick NYC-based Melba is building a network of fine dining restaurants where diners pay for fixed price meals in advance online — no decision-making, waiting around, or transacting, so you can sit back and enjoy the experience.
Sales of wearable technology jumped almost 300 percent in 2012 as we bought 8.3 million fitness trackers, smart watches, and smart glasses. But we’re still at the very, very early stages of the industry, according to a new report that says that sales will balloon to 64 million devices within four years.