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Metromile to Provide Uber Drivers Per-Mile Car Insurance

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Today, Metromile and Uber announced they are partnering up to provide variably-priced, pay-per-mile auto insurance for drivers who use Uber’s rideshare platform. The two companies have jointly developed the first technology solution that serves the Transportation Network Company (“TNC”) market and strives to provide continuous seamless insurance coverage for Uber driver partners – a unique… Read more »


DADO Labs Makes Your Favorite Appliances Smart

DADO Labs Internet of Things

Tom Worley is a long-time technologist, developer, and engineer. Back in 2010, he cofounded Tater Tot Design, bootsrapped its way through creating an Internet of Things platform, and now he is the President and CEO of DADO Labs. During CES 2015, DADO Labs presented an entire day of programming and introduction to companies and platforms powered… Read more »


Apply by February 6 for the SixThirty Accelerator!

Six Thirty Accelerator

Jim McKelvey’s SixThirty financial tech accelerator program is currently accepting applications for their next class of startups through February 6, 2015. SixThirty will accept up to five startups in both its fall and spring classes, and the current selections will most likely be made at the end of February. SixThirty invests up to $800,000 per… Read more »


Coolbox Beyond 100% Funded in Less Than a Day

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The Coolbox Indiegogo page went live at 11:59 pm EST on January 26, and they’re already fully funded. Actually, they’re beyond funded and have hit $89,373 blowing by their $50,000 goal; there’s still 44 days left for them to accrue even more funding. Coolbox cofounder Mike D’Agostini has in effect brought the old school toolbox… Read more »


What Does Tesla Model S P85D ‘Insane Mode’ Feel Like?  

Tesla P85D Insane Mode Reaction Video

The all-wheel drive Tesla Model S P85D sports car is what Elon Musk wants to define as a new class of automobile. Priced around $120,000 this electric car is insanely fast, offering a new mode called Insane Mode. The car can go 0-60 MPH in an eye-opening 3.2 seconds and offers 687 lb-ft of torque. So what does… Read more »


Thanks to Juno, NYC and Boston are Drunk

Drizly Winter Storm Juno NYC and Boston are Drunk

In case you weren’t aware (or you didn’t care), Winter Storm Juno began its movement across the Northeast yesterday, not-so-gently allowing its icy, white hexagrams to fall on the insignificant human beings. Mondays are already terrible as they are, but having to face a winter blizzard on top of that pretty much deserves major imbibing – and, it… Read more »


Witkit is Immune to Data Breaches

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Witkit was built as a platform that allows individuals and businesses to assemble teams and groups within companies to tackle problems collectively. However, it will be remembered as a platform that’s immune to data breaches. Recognizing that security is one of the biggest concerns for consumers and businesses alike, Witkit officially announced their launch this… Read more »


Google Fiber Plans Major Expansion

Google Fiber Expansion

Google Fiber has just announced that it will expand its gigabit Internet service to 18 cities across four new metro areas, including Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Nashville, TN; and Raleigh-Durham, NC. This news was first reported by The Wall Street Journal and confirmed by the recent blog post written by Google Fiber vice president Dennis Kish…. Read more »


Microsoft Ventures Asks: What Makes Your City Special?

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We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Digital Work Accelerator in Seattle. The team from the Digital Work Accelerator has been traveling across the country to conduct pitch events and information sessions to help startups apply to the accelerator. Got a question? Add your question here: Click to Tweet:@MSFTVentures @techcocktail #digitalwork #Q&A Last Friday, the Microsoft… Read more »


installCore: Collect Money While Giving Software Away for Free

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Editor’s Note: This article was submitted as a sponsored placement by ironSource.  How will this idea make money? It’s the question that every tech entrepreneur must answer. The issue of  monetization comes before investment, marketing…even before telling your friends about your startup plans. When it comes to consumer software, making money traditionally boils down to… Read more »


The Grillbot Is a Roomba for Your Grill

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The Super Bowl has been around since 1967, but the American tradition of grilling is even older. Handed down to us by generations past, we perfected the art form starting with the first portable gas grills in the 1950s. Today, grilling adherents around the country aspire to popularity, crispy goodness, and that certain je ne… Read more »


3D Pen,CreoPop, raises financing round led by 500 startups

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CreoPop, a 3D pen with cool ink, today announced that the company has raised a financing round led by Silicon Valley based 500 Startups. Imagine being able to draw anything you want in 3D?! The possibilities for artists to draw their vision in 3D, and even kids will be able to more creative in class. The… Read more »


Lamudi Expands to Markets in Africa, Middle East

Lamudi Expansion to Africa, Middle East

Lamudi, the international, online, real estate company serving emerging markets, has announced today a further expansion throughout Africa and the Middle East. The platform is now available in four additional countries: Qatar, Gabon, Angola, and the Republic of Congo. “Since we launched in late 2013, Lamudi has grown at breathtaking speed. The website is now available… Read more »


Christine Robins: The Internet of Things is Here

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“The Internet of Things has arrived,” announced Christine Robins, President & CEO at Char-Broil, to a crowd gathered in Downtown Las Vegas during CES 2015. “The challenge,” she cautioned, “is to make it really work for everybody. Not every piece of innovation is going to capture the hearts and minds of people.” Since creating wearable… Read more »