Breaking News

Celebrities don’t have to be hacked (and neither do you)

By | Sep 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm

You’ve likely already heard the news: more than 100 young female celebrities had racy personal photos stolen from private cloud storage accounts, and the criminals who  committed the crimes are actively attempting to sell the stolen property for personal profit. Were it not for the…

Acquisition

Amazon Acquires Video Site Twitch for USD $970M in Cash

By | Aug 25, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Amazon just announced that it has agreed to acquire Twitch, a live-streaming service for videogame players, for  $970 million in cash.  According to The Wall Street Journal and The Information, the deal closes during the second half of this year. Google and Yahoo were previously…

Breaking News

DC

DC’s iStrategyLabs Creates Facebook’s ‘Mentions Box’ for Celebrity Video Interaction at Emmys

By | Aug 21, 2014 at 3:44 pm

This afternoon, iStrategyLabs founder and CEO Corbett posted a Mashable article about Facebook’s Mentions Box device that Facebook plans to use on the red carpet at Monday’s Emmy Awards. It seems, however, that Facebook was not actually the ones in charge of creating the device;…

Announcements

Miami

Macy’s Announces It Will Bring Fashion Incubator to Miami

By | Jul 23, 2014 at 10:35 am

Macy’s, the American chain of department stores, announced today that it will bring its fashion incubator to Miami as an effort to foster talent in the city. The announcement was made by Edward Jay Goldberg, the Vice President of Government & Consumer Affairs for Macy’s…

Breaking News

DC

Obama Visited DC’s 1776 Today [PHOTOS]

By | Jul 3, 2014 at 1:04 pm

President Obama spent this morning at DC startup campus 1776, meeting entrepreneurs and giving a talk about jobs and growing the economy. His visit comes the day before the 4th of July and also the day that the June jobs report was released. 1776 is an…

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Acquisition

Box Acquires Y-Combinator-Backed Startup Streem

By | Jun 16, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Cloud-based file management service Box announced today that it has acquired Streem, a Y Combinator startup that allows customers to stream files to their desktop environments. Box declined to share terms of the agreement, but according to Tech Crunch the company mentioned that it bought the company…

Breaking News

Chinese Bistro P.F. Chang’s Possibly Hacked

By | Jun 11, 2014 at 6:37 pm

If you recently ate at America’s favorite Chinese Bistro, you should check your credit card statement. According to a recent report released today, thousands of credit card numbers are on sale online after hackers targeted P.F. Chang’s chain. According to The Verge, it’s unknown how widespread…

Breaking News

Uber Raises $1.2 Billion in Funding at $17 Billion Valuation

By | Jun 6, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Cha-Ching…looks like Uber is joining the $17 billion Club.  The San Francisco-based black car service transportation announced today that it has raised $1.2 billion in a new financing led by Fidelity Investments.  Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick confirmed the funding and valuation by saying that, “With our growth and…

Breaking News

Miami

UberX Goes Head-to-Head with Lyft in Miami

By | Jun 4, 2014 at 9:21 am

Starting 12 pm today, Miami riders will be able to request rides through the Uber app on their smartphones. The launch of UberX, the peer-to-peer service provided by the company, comes in direct response to competitor Lyft’s recent launch in the city. For months, Uber…

Breaking News

Las Vegas

Andrew Hyde Is Returning to Startup Weekend to Create “Startup Week”

By | May 29, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Today, at UP Global’s UP Summit in downtown Las Vegas, Startup Weekend founder Andrew Hyde announced that he’ll be returning to the organization to run something called Startup Week. Startup Week will be a weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship held in 20 cities during the…

Accelerator

Chicago

Techstars Chicago Announces 10 Startups in Its Summer 2014 Class

By | May 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Techstars Chicago announced this morning in a blog post that it has selected ten startups to participate in the accelerator program’s summer 2014 class. Formerly Excelerate Labs, this will be the accelerator’s second season as Techstars Chicago, having launched their inaugural class last summer. Ten companies were…

Acquisition

Baltimore

Baltimore’s Curiosityville Acquired by Education Giant Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

By | May 20, 2014 at 10:06 am

Baltimore-based Curiosityville, an education tech video game startup, was reportedly purchased by global education powerhouse, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), according to the Baltimore Business Journal. The acquisition was announced this morning for an undisclosed price. Curiosityville provides children between the ages of three and eight with an…

Breaking News

DC

Paul Singh’s Disruption Corporation Launches Disruption Research 

By | May 7, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Today, former 500 Startups partner and Disruption Corporation founder Paul Singh announced the launch of Disruption Research. “While most people know us for our latest venture fund, our actual business is research and reports,” wrote Singh. This announcement gives us a peek at Disruption…

Announcements

Miami

Miami-Based Startup AdMobilize Raises $2.2 Million in Funding

By | May 6, 2014 at 2:50 pm

AdMobilize, a startup that provides real-time metrics and intelligence for outdoor and indoor advertising, announced during eMerge Americas Techweek in Miami Beach that they raised more than $2.2 million in a new round of funding. This new round brings the company’s total funding amount to more than $2.81…

Breaking News

Guy Kawasaki Joins an Australian Startup as Chief Evangelist

By | Apr 16, 2014 at 9:17 am

Today, Guy Kawasaki and Canva announced that he is joining the Sydney startup as chief evangelist, responsible for growing their global audience. Kawasaki, who was the chief evangelist at Apple from 1995-1997, is now an advisor to startups like StumbleUpon, Ustream, and TripWire. He…

Acquisition

San Francisco

Social Media Influence Tool Klout Acquired for $200 Million

By | Mar 26, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Fortune/CNN has just reported that the social media influence scoring platform, Klout, has been acquired by Lithium Technologies, a company that provides social customer solutions for enterprises. According to the report, the deal is valued at nearly $2oo million in mixed cash and Lithium…

Breaking News

Miami

Miami’s LiveNinja Launches Katana to Give Online Shoppers an In-Store Experience

By | Mar 26, 2014 at 10:00 am

Miami-based LiveNinja today announced the launch of Katana, an immersive and customizable platform allowing businesses to drive sales by connecting customers instantly using real-time video chat technology. Now online shoppers don’t have to sacrifice the personalized assistance they receive from salespeople while shopping in-store….