If you’re a bug hunter for companies such as Google and Facebook, the last few weeks have been good to you. Google announced today that it has officially given out over $2 million to people who poke holes in its systems on purpose.
So to prove once and for all that August 12, 2013, is not Elon Musk Day in North America, here’s another thrilling round of Funding Daily.
Editor’s Pick Kiva has partnered with youth non-profit Dosomething.org to fund loans for 25,000 female entrepreneurs around the world.
Plumfare, a mobile discovery app for foodies, has been acquired by Groupon.
Elon Musk revealed plans for his radical new form of transportation called the Hyperloop today, and yes, it really does look cool.
It’s about the size of a pack of gum, and attaches to your computer via USB. Leap Motion is also working with HP to build the technology right into your desktop or laptop — and eventually into smartphones, tablets, smart watches, and any other type of device.
It looks like the House Intelligence Committee kept information secret about two intelligence collection documents that were released in 2011 to all members of congress.
Google issued a Glass software update today that previews how the massive search and mobile company plans to monetize its innovate wearable technology.
The updates help make TweetDeck something startling close to what social media management tools such as HootSuite offered when starting out.
Finally, Path is adding more companies access to its application programming interface (API) — that means you’re going to be able to pull in updates about your life from WordPress, Viddy, the Bible, and more.
Microsoft says the Xbox One controller looks similar to the 360 controller, but the technology inside is completely different.
The technology is still in its alpha phase, but is being used by a handful of large corporate customers. In a nutshell, it helps companies connect employees who would work well together.
Fast-moving Fab is on a mission to become a “really massive” global e-commerce company.
Guest Post As video becomes the most popular way to share information, companies are vying to be the top platform.
“I don’t really understand the logic behind it,” Kingman said. “Unlocking is completely legal in pretty much every other country at the minute, except for the U.S.”
Norway is barring Apple from taking 3D images of its Oslo buildings out of fear for national security.
Microsoft is undressing its next-gen controller to give gamers a look inside how they will control games on Xbox One.
Marketers are bringing the tracking cookie-like advertising to the physical world.
“I think I kind of shot myself by ever mentioning the Hyperloop,” he said. “I don’t have any plans to execute, because I must remain focused on SpaceX and Tesla.”
Thanks to eBay, ZTE can bring the gift of Firefox OS to the entire world.
The shutdown of privacy focused email services Lavabit and Silent Circle has inspired Kim Dotcom and his file-sharing service Mega to launch their own secure e-mail app.
Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man HTC’s only hope.
This move may be several years too late, but BlackBerry announced this morning that it will be exploring “strategic alternatives” for its business through a newly formed special committee.
We’re seeing some scary estimates about how much the NSA spying revelations could cost American technology businesses.
Roaming the Outside Lands festival this weekend, I bumped into a startup that wants to make radio relevant and cool again. Ever heard of TuneIn?
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Apple’s new phone could include a convex home button that will act as a fingerprint sensor, according to an analyst report, and could open up all kinds of fun possibilities.
Guest Post One thing Google has going for it is that it’s cool to be smart. Google Glass is actual proof that glasses make you smarter, in this case with custom apps built to optimize the “always on” experience.
As a 10-year anniversary present to its users, the Pirate Bay team created the Pirate Browser to get around censorship measures and virtual blockades around the globe.
The company needed some big changes because its high-profile Defiance online game isn’t a big hit.
Nokia and Microsoft teamed up on a great phone and saw stock price bumps as it launched to great reviews. And the Lumia 1020 news appears to have stolen some thunder from other smartphone players, too.
Guest Post Will the connected cars of 2020 offer night vision, automatic alcohol detection via breath monitors, virtual driving simulations, and advanced lessons (remotely administered) to practice our reaction times when safely parked in the garage?
Instead of giving to a nonprofit as a whole, you donate your dollar to fund a nonprofit’s specific project. Nonprofits can create projects in about 10 minutes.
Coming as a shock to pretty much no one, AOL chief exec Tim Armstrong confirmed today that the company’s local news gathering arm Patch will see heavy layoffs and some community sites closing down in the coming weeks.
Looks like Sheryl Sandberg is pleased with the company’s stock growth in the last couple weeks. The Facebook chief operating officer sold off $91 million worth of stock this week, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The last of this week’s round up of funding news.
President Barack Obama laid out a four-step plan to help the American public understand the government’s surveillance programs, saying he, too, would be skeptical if he wasn’t on the inside.
Careers site Glassdoor conducted a report titled the Top 25 Most Difficult Companies to Interview. Tech companies make up almost half the list.
VentureBeat has learned that under-the-radar video-based social network, which just hit 58 million users, is currently raising a massive $100 million round of financing.
The iPad may have lost the tablet wars to an army of Android tabs, but it’s still first in people’s hearts. Second place, however, belongs to a somewhat unlikely candidate.