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.
Wondering where that beautiful tunnel of ivy everyone is pinning actually lives? Now Pinterest will let you attach pins to a map, showing exactly where you can find the real thing.
Study in Britain found that playing video games does not lead to behavior problems.
Recently, I took a trip to Pier 39 in San Francisco just to see what all the tourism-love was about. What I found was taffy.
Microsoft says its Kinect voice controls will work with YouTube app on Xbox One.
This week, Calico’s chief executive Art Levinson revealed that he is beginning to recruit a superstar genetics team.
Tech companies can point the finger at end users for not getting quick returns on analytics software investments. But sometimes the vendors themselves are to blame for making complicated products.
This is the first time women have represented a majority of new hires in the past decade, but it is also due to the fact that hires of men went down.
Twitter is the new customer service, to the surprise of no one who’s been paying attention. But few companies are taking it as far as Dutch airline KLM, which is now displaying live wait times on its Twitter account.
Guest Post Native is high performance, but also high maintenance. Web gets you maximum reach but has its own drawbacks. And “write once, run anywhere” platforms are still very new.
Guest Post Cloud application valuations — and growth expectations — are at an all-time high. Who will chief marketing officers and sales leaders lean on to drive growth?
Sponsored Post The BASES Challenge is Stanford’s landmark event, awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars to startups with business plans and demo products in categories such as technology, education, social enterprise, clean tech, and health care.
After hitting its $50,000 crowdfunding goal in just 40 minutes, the connected credit card startup Coin is now opening the flood gates for even more preorders.
60 percent of social shopping starts on Facebook. 15 percent starts on Pinterest, and a little five percent wedge begins on Twitter. But there’s one network you’ve probably never heard of that drives more than Pinterest and four times more social shopping traffic than Twitter.
Forty-thousand Kiwis have a signed a petition on online activism site Care2, asking New Zealand police to apprehend and charge several teen boys who allegedly date- and gang-raped underage girls and then posted details — including their victims’ names — on Facebook.
Editor’s Pick At companies that run on Google Apps, the Google+ identity machine creates an invasive view of everything you do, including personal email and search conducted from work devices.
Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and others succeeded in preventing expansion of the “Covered Business Method” (CBM) program, which gives companies more opportunities to defend themselves against trolling and cuts down on the number of low-quality patents.
Cloud storage provider Box is raising a $100 million round, according to a public document filed last month.
Take that, Sand Hill Road’s good ol’ boys! Illuminate Ventures just closed a $20 million fund to invest in early-stage enterprise startups.
Sponsored Post The widespread adoption of Node.js in such a short period of time is nothing short of astounding.
Welcome to Instagram, Windows Phone owners. We can’t wait to see what your dessert looks like today.
Google is doing some consolidating when it comes to its various news services.
“Legal agreements should be as easy and affordable as doing any other task on your phone — be it taking notes, reserving a car service, or managing your finances,” said Shake CEO and cofounder Abe Geiger.
Editor’s Pick GamesBeat’s editor-in-chief compares the two consoles in a few categories that matter the most.
Wordnik is using its massive online dictionary to create a highly intelligent news reader called Reverb, which makes personalized content recommendations based on its understanding of words and concepts.
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.
Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) might be the best thing to happen to physical retail in a long, long time.
Between 10 and 20 million accounts on Facebook are owned by people who are dead, but no one can access their account and update it. And if you die with a PayPal account, or perhaps Bitcoin in a digital wallet, it’s possible no one will be able to collect your cash. In fact, up to 55 percent of digital assets are impossible to restore after death, according to a McAfee study.
Since they’re digitally literate from the start, many younger workers are required or encouraged to use personal Facebook and Twitter accounts to post company-approved messages.
Apartment List claims to be the fastest-growing apartment search engine in the U.S. and has raised $15 million in funding to help people find homes.
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When it launched in 2011, Onswipe fed a major need for publishers who wanted a simple way to make their websites mobile-ready. Now, it’s getting even better.
Sebastian Thrun made robots smarter, and built “Stanley,” the driverless car that won the 2005 DARPA Challenge. Now he’s making humans smarter with Udacity, the online education company he co-founded in 2011.
Editor’s Pick Google has an even bigger vision for Helpouts, its face-to-face video consultation platform: To bring affordable health care to patients.
Maybe we need to set OKCupid up on a date with a security expert.
Building the next generation of enterprise apps is important, but so is bringing enterprises’ past efforts into the future — because they spent a lot of money back then.
The debate actually precedes the first app store to hit volume.
For Twitter, it’s not enough to be a social network that serves as the pulse for what everyone is currently talking about the most. Now the company also wants to direct your eyeballs to a specific location at a specific time, such as your television screen during prime time viewing hours.
4K, the high-res video format few consumers care about, is getting another big push — this time from Qualcomm.
Guest Post Why consolidation will dominate a rapidly maturing mobile market over the next couple of years.