How’s your back feeling right now? About 80 percent of Americans experience significant back pain sometime in their lives and that pain costs more than $50 billion per year. It’s a leading cause of missed work days, disability claims, and visits to the doctor, outnumbered by only the common cold. LUMOback from zero2one is hoping to do something about that.
Subscription music service MOG on Wednesday announced it will launch a free on-demand component to its service tomorrow, in a move that will help it better challenge players like Spotify and Grooveshark.
MeMeTales wants to make reading “the funnest thing ever.” Yep, the funnest. The mobile application launched its publishing product today, with the intent of roping kids into a love of reading.
If you’re not a coder, but you’ve got a great idea for a mobile app (and need to communicate that idea to developers, investors, beta testers and others) FieldTest is one way to quickly and easily solve your problems.
FieldTest allows you to upload images — paper sketches, wireframes, beautifully illustrated mock-ups, whatever — then designate interactions, touch hotspots and more to create a functioning application for testing and demos.
The combined impact of Verizon‘s recent worker strike and major storms could end up costing the company up to $250 million, Reuters reports.
Will.i.am, star of the pop music group the Black Eyed Peas, said yesterday that his creative role at Intel has changed his life. The musician opened the tech showcase for the Intel Developer Forum and said it was like looking at the future (see the video below).
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Wantlet is a new social shopping site that lets consumers compare product listings across several retail stores.
Video editing doesn’t have to be a lonely undertaking. Stoome, a web-based video editing startup, wants to turn the creation and sharing of videos into a truly collaborative and social experience. Today at Demo Fall 2011 in Silicon Valley, Stroome announced that Mozilla has come on board as a new adviser on its open source efforts.
Street Fight, a trade publication geared toward businesses that focus on hyper-local deals, has closed an undisclosed funding round, VentureBeat has learned.
Location-based social network Foursquare is planning to release its API for push notifications to the public later today, reports BetaBeat.
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TasteJive wants to make wine just a little bit easier to swallow. Today the company launched its wine recommendation engine to take the jargon out and make wine more contemporary.
A wave of anti-science sentiment in the U.S. government — through the lens of ignoring global warming and a reliance on fossil fuels — could hamper innovation in the clean technology space, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner John Doerr (pictured right) said.
Intel executive Mooly Eden showed off a prototype version of a new Intel microprocessor code-named Haswell this morning.
Typical mobile group messaging apps are great for staying in touch with a handful of friends, but they’re not ideal for large group chats, like organizations or companies that want to stay in touch with members and customers. Enter SmartDonuts, a group messaging app built with larger groups in mind.
Intel executive Mooly Eden profiled a new kind of PC today while on stage at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. You don’t expect to be wowed by PC advances in this age of smartphones and tablets, but Eden said new PCs — super-thin laptops nicknamed “Ultrabooks” — will combine functions that please both the left brain and the right brain.
Apple has been working together with Sprint to develop an iPad compatible with its network, and it may be ready to launch together or soon after Sprint’s iPhone in October, reports 9to5Mac.
Thirteen startups presented in the Social and Media Technologies category at this week’s Demo Fall 2011 conference in Silicon Valley. Common themes were getting advice from strangers and trying out items for purchase virtually before buying. Here’s a look at three of those startups we haven’t covered yet in our Demo reporting:
The next time you post a tweet saying you’re hungry, you might be surprised to see a response in your @ reply stream, offering you a discount at the pizza joint down the block.
Gumhoo, which gathers opinions about shopping lists from social connections, launched today at VentureBeat’s Demo Fall 2011 conference.
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Executives from AOL, Yahoo and Microsoft met with web publishers Tuesday to present their plan to cooperate on display advertising, reports All Things D.
If the new startup 1Ring has its way, soon we’ll be punching in phone numbers to learn more about the world around us.
MindJolt got a lot of goodness with its acquisition of mobile game maker SGN back in April. Mobile game revenues now account for a third of MindJolt’s revenue and the company recently released five more mobile games.