Y Combinator got so big, it had to split its Demo Day in two. During today’s second wave we saw a variety of promising biotech, marketplace, enterprise, and financial tech startups. Yesterday we chronicled 50 consumer, B2B, developer, and hardware companies. With bigger and bigger batches,
Pejman Mar Ventures is just two years old, yet it has managed to make a name for itself among Stanford students, partly because its 5,
Palo Alto-based Branch Metrics has just raised $3 million from NEA and others to address a series of challenges affecting the mobile app ecosystem today. The company has come up with an advanced “deep linking” technology for app developers,
DigitalGlobe, the publicly traded, high-res imagery service that owns its own fleet of satellites, has long been known as a purveyor of fine satellite imagery to governments and large companies like Google and Nokia.
It was a rough month for Phobos, as astronomers decreed —yet again —that Mars is ripping its lumpy moon apart. But apparently, Phobos’ loss is the Red Planet’s gain. After the satellite is torn to pieces, its fragments will fan out into a disk and 20 million years from now,
Palo Alto-based Branch Metrics, one of the many companies focused on developing better mobile deep linking technology – that is, links that point users to specific pages within mobile applications themselves – is announcing today the close of its $15 million Series A round of funding,
There is a tension at the heart of the startup ecosystem in Boston between glorifying the city’s past as a leader in the Industrial Revolution and acknowledging the city’s current status in the tech world behind Silicon Valley and New York City.
Giving out samples on the street is kind of silly. Taking a little cup of urine-colored sports drink or a nasty bag of chips offers little in the way of customer generation and it usually ends up in a messy sidewalk and tired sample givers.
FundersClub democratized angel investing with its equity crowdfunding marketplace. Two years later, it wants to do the same for launching a fund or being a limited partner by licensing out its backend system for legally doing venture deals and transferring cash.
Honestbee just raised $15 million for its on-demand grocery delivery service, but it has loftier aspirations. Head of marketing Shane Chiang says the Singapore-based company launched as a “social impact business” to give employment to people who can’t hold a regular job,
The SPACE Act bill, if passed, will allow private companies to mine asteroids and sell whatever they dig up. This is great news for companies like Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries (DSI) who have already invested millions of dollars into this exact concept Read More
The UK has a strong history when it comes to processors, but the global chip market has seen some ups and downs of late.
Fintech startup Revolut is raising a large Series D round of funding. TCV is leading the $500 million round, valuing the company at $5.5 billion. Over the past few years, Revolut has raised $836 million in total. Some existing investors are also participating in today’s funding round,
Oxx, a European venture capital firm co-founded by Richard Anton and Mikael Johnsson, this month announced the closing of its debut fund of $133 million to back “Europe’s most promising SaaS companies” at Series A and beyond. Launched in 2017 and headquartered in London and Stockholm,
The specter of constant surveillance hangs over all of us in ways we don't even fully understand, but it is also possible to turn the tools of the watchers against them.
Boris Renski, the co-founder of Mirantis, one of the earliest and best-funded players in the OpenStack space a few years ago (which then mostly pivoted to Kubernetes and DevOps), has left his role as CMO to focus his efforts on a new startup: FreedomFi.
Allowance is going digital. Venmo has been spotted prototyping a new feature that would allow adult users to create a debit card connected to their account for their teenage children.
Jordi Greenham, the co-founder and CEO of Mexican long-term rentals startup Homie, has resigned after a sexual harassment investigation was carried out by the company’s ethics board. On February 14, Homie launched an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against Greenham,
I’ve heard people wonder if we’re in a bubble with regard to startups. Is it as bad as the 2000 dot-com bubble? Might it actually be worse? I thought it would be worthwhile to look at the available data to see if we can figure this out with more than just a personal opinion. After all,
Apple has acquired FoundationDB, a company that specializes in speedy, durable NoSQL databases, TechCrunch has learned. A notice on the FoundationDB site notes that it’s?no longer offering?downloads of its?database software. Financial terms of the deal were not available.
Assume, for sanity’s sake, that this isn’t an April Fool’s joke. If we begin our exploration of the Ant Watch on that basis we are able to suspend, for a moment, or disbelief and consider deeply and truly the madness of wearing a watch full of ants on your wrist.
The Microsoft and Nokia acquisition deadline is getting closer and closer each day, and consumers still don’t know whether Microsoft will rename the “Lumia” brand to maybe a “Surface” brand or something else -- or perhaps just keep the Lumia name.
This clever power strip (can I even call it that?) is shaped like a cube to accomodate all of your oversized all warts. It even has a couple of USB ports for your convenience. The price currently varies by color, but the green is as low as $13. [PowerCube Power Strip with 4 outlets, Dual USB Port,
漫畫《鋼之鍊金術師》停載了好幾年的時間，但鋼鍊的熱潮一向不減， 最近《鋼之鍊金術師》與 SuperGroupies 合作， 推出愛德華造型的手錶。The post 鋼鍊再臨！SuperGroupies 推出愛德華造型手錶 appeared first on UNWIRE.HK 流動科技生活.
谷歌公司旗下有一座雄心勃勃的研究實驗室，它就是Google X。而最近，它剛剛與一家名為“百健艾迪”(Biogen Idec)的制藥公司達成了合作，并將共同研究多發性硬化癥的持續過程、以及患者間為何會出現差異。
HTC 雖對其新旗艦機 HTC One M9 寄予厚望，不過市場反應卻不如預期；據電子時報獲得的線報指出，由於銷售低於原本的預期， HTC 將削減 30% M9 相關零組件訂單。閱讀全文
Researchers at Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory, the University of Tokyo, and Tokyo Electron Device have developed a high-speed projector system that can track and flawlessly match the complex movements of whatever surface it’s projecting on.Read more...
During World War I, ships were painted in zebra stripes to deceive the enemy. The effectiveness of this “dazzle” camouflage was never quite clear, but a new study suggests that these zigzag patterns can be quite deceptive when they move. Read more...