Chris Anderson left Wired to make commercial drones. Now he’s got $30M altogether for 3D Robotics.
Sponsored Post In the 40 years since the introduction of the mobile phone, its influence has grown more than its size has shrunk. And it’s not longer about just making calls. For many, it’s nothing less than the center of their digital lives. And now it is also central to safeguarding that digital life.
BeSmart.net, a Russian platform for posting and viewing paid educational and informative content, will receive a total of $4 million over the next three years from Hong Kong-based investment fund Education Matrix.
Once more into the fray: Another state’s car dealers are pushing for legislation to ban Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to buyers.
The Guardian is being investigated by the British parliament to see if it violated Section 58A of the country’s Terrorist Act for publishing former NSA-contractor Edward Snowden’s documents on the NSA and British spy agency GCHQ.
Zalora is Rocket Internet’s Southeast Asian Zappos clone. It raised $100 million earlier this year, and is tacking on another $112 million to fuel its growth.
In the last full year, more than 1.1 million people donated the equivalent of $30 million in 80 different currencies to the Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia. This year, the Wikipedians are hoping for even more — about $50 million.
Sponsored Post Layers of software protect data on your desktop and internet security applications ward off viruses plus hackers. Yet, the “firewall” around the heart of your business, the data center, is literally made of porous sheetrock. Every time…
Today is Giving Tuesday — the next T-day after Thanksgiving that bookends a weekend of spending that follows the one day we’re supposed to give thanks for what we already have.
Just because lots of companies use Salesforce.com’s software for managing sales leads doesn’t mean the program can’t get better. Startups have found ways to improve on it with data and analytics.
Just as Giving Tuesday is a reminder of the importance of giving back, so is it a reminder to charitable organizations that the Internet has powerful tools and platforms for rallying support and raising money, and should be leveraged more than once a year.
So Amazon is experimenting with drones that will deliver its goods via “Prime Air” — its “octocopter” robotic aircraft that will deliver packages up to 10 miles from Amazon’s warehouses. And UPS, unwilling to be left completely out of the consumer orgy hype cycle, says it has been testing and evaluating delivery drones as well. TechCrunch thinks drones should be used to rent stuff instead of buying it, and CNN is investigating how they would work.
TechStars and digital ad agency R/GA have finally announced the first class of their connected devices accelerator, and the first 10 startups are as diverse as you might expect.
VentureBeat talked with a series of data scientists who went on to become founders and CEOs, to learn more about how their background informs their leadership, product, and overall business strategy.
Big data startup DataSift has closed a fresh $42 million round of funding, the company announced today.
Consumer Watchdog issued a report today which said that Google’s “search monopoly” allows the company to charge higher prices on its shopping search engine.
More traffic on Bay Area highways lately isn’t just a coincidence. It’s happening in sync with soaring rent and continually falling unemployment rates, according to publicly available data.
Square acquired photo sharing app Viewfinder today, which was attempting to build a private social network that let you send photos and later retract access rights if you want.
Our DataBeat/Data Science Summit takes place tomorrow and Thursday in Redwood City, and there are only 20 seats remaining!
Sponsored Post Local Motors, Inc. announces the launch of its first crowdfunding campaign for the Cruiser electric and gas-powered bicycles, designed by Local Motors community member Ianis Vasilatos. In partnership with San Francisco, California-based…
Scientists raised $9 million today to fund clinical trials for a technology that illuminates cancer cells during surgery.
Guest Post Stanford bioethics professor Hank Greely provides in-depth analysis on the 23andMe case, and its broader relevance to the genetics industry.
Juniper Research released a report today which said that by 2018, 164 million people will either place a bet, visit a mobile casino, or buy a lottery ticket on their phone or tablet.
Mobile shoppers spent a lot of money on Black Friday as the consumer frenzy spreads to mobile.
Guest Post Healthcare is a massive amount of invaluable data waiting to be unearthed. This is why an application developer is a data scientist’s best friend: to put data the hands of the people who make everyday decisions.
We tend to have certain paradigms about the “developed world” and the “developing world.” Including, of course, media-fed images of Africa as a place of almost irredeemable poverty, deprivation, and pain.
Run into problems while working with the Node core? Now you can buy the time of Node core engineers at Joyent to help you squash bugs and hunt down problems.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Eye-tracking is going to be a big deal for consumers very soon.
“Our hope is that together we can end the days when only overachieving students in schools wealthy enough to have a computer science teacher on their faculty have access to programming classes,” said Treehouse co-founder Alan Johnson.
Spotify has rolled out a new set of analytics tools specifically for artists that have music featured on the streaming service, the company announced today.
Data backup and protection firm Acronis is launching an official research and development wing.
With a broader marketing message, Ubisoft believes it can reach people who want to learn the guitar with its Rocksmith video game. And this kind of marketing may further open the market for learning games.
The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.
Okay, haters, you win: Huawei is nixing its growth plans in the US.
After an 18-month preview period, Google’s Compute Engine is finally ready for prime time.
After implementing a fingerprint sensor for unlocking the iPhone 5S, Apple has now landed a patent for an even simpler unlocking method: by using your face.
Sponsored Post In this video, Julius Marchwicki, Global Product Manager for SYNC AppLink, at Ford talks about the capabilities of the Ford SDK and shows off the SYNC TDK, or Technology Development Kit, a black box that lets Ford’s engineers — and its partners — test apps with a simulated vehicle.
You hear about startups getting venture capital or crowdfunding money all the time in Silicon Valley. But the two combined barely make up the money given by startups’ biggest funding source: friends and family.
Sony has rolled out the PS4 in the U.S., Australia, parts of Asia, Latin America, and Europe.
Coffee brewing is getting more complicated and more nuanced and people absolutely love it. So, it’s no wonder that Cupertino-based Acaia has created a digital scale that brings the “art” down to a science.