The Bouqs Comes Up Empty On Shark Tank, But They’re Still Kicking

By | May 14, 2014 at 6:53 pm

At the beginning of the month, we saw yet another familiar startup face on ABC’s Shark Tank. John Tabis of The Bouqs, a Los Angeles-based flower company, walked in front of the Sharks, gave it his all, and asked for $258,000 in exchange for…


Quarterly Closes in on 50 Curators as Site Gets Cooler by the Second (or Quarter!)

By | Apr 15, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Imagine getting home from a long day at work, after a traffic-jam-infused commute, to find a neatly selected care package from the ever-so-“Happy” Pharrell Williams, or the “bizarre” Andrew Zimmern, or human daredevil Tim Ferriss. I mean, how cool would that be!?! Well, if…


Partners in Coffee: Blue Bottle and Tonx Team Up

By | Apr 8, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Yesterday the Los Angeles-based Tonx coffee announced that they would be joining forces with the Oakland-based coffee roasters Blue Bottle Coffee. Tonx offers fresh coffee delivered to your front doorstep via a monthly subscription, and their new partnership will help them further their mission…


Rumr: There’s Nothing More Fun Than A Totally Anonymous Conversation With Friends

By | Mar 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Yesterday James Jarlecki, the CEO and founder of rumr, announced the culmination of his team’s work to release a completely anonymous messaging platform for friends. Launched for both iOS and Android, rumr focuses on highlighting the positivity that an anonymous nature can have while…


Superman With A GoPro Camera

By | Mar 18, 2014 at 11:57 am

The GoPro camera, a rugged, versatile sports camera, has made it fairly easy to capture amazing photos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter doing extreme sports like surfing, skiing, snowboarding or skateboarding. But what would happen if Superman had a GoPro camera? Well, now we know…


SmartestK12 is Giving Teachers More Time for Meaningful Interactions With Their Students

By | Mar 5, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Before pursuing an MBA and starting a company, Craig Jones spent four years teaching in the classroom. During each of those years, he taught more than 160 students. Motivating and teaching one’s self can already prove to be difficult – can you imagine having…


Phone Halo’s StickR TrackR Triple-Threat Release

By | Mar 4, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Phone Halo today released the newest addition to their TrackR Bluetooth Low Energy device family: the StickR TrackR. The new product will be joining the roster of other TrackR products like the Wallet TrackR, Audiovox inSite, and Cobra Tag in an effort to help…


Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Takes Twitter Record From President Obama

By | Mar 3, 2014 at 12:03 am

Technology took center stage at the Oscars as host Ellen DeGeneres decided to take a star-studded selfie. The tweet got over a million retweets in just a couple of hours and appears to have topped a record tweet made by President Obama. The tweet…


Bishop Peak Technology: Providing An Efficient Transit Commute For All

By | Feb 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Three years ago John Osumi, Zach Negrey, and Jeff Brown met during an Android programming class at California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo. For a class project they developed a crude and clunky app that scraped together real-time vehicle positioning data from…


This is Ground Launches A Kickstarter for the Cargito Charging iPad Case

By | Feb 13, 2014 at 10:41 am

This is Ground today launched their Kickstarter campaign for the newly designed Cargito iPad mini and air charging case. It’s made from 100 percent Napa leather, accommodates a stylus or pen, and has a pocket for money, business cards, or credit cards. If all…


Crowdfunder Closes Big Seed Funding Round, Plans Expansion

By | Feb 7, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Yesterday, Crowdfunder announced a successful $1 million seed funding round, which brings their total funds raised to $2 million. The money will be used to help Crowdfunder accelerate its growth for investment crowdfunding in the US, as well as speed their international expansion efforts…

Downtown Project

Science Inc’s Mike Macadaan: User Experience is Important From the Very Beginning [VIDEO]

By | Feb 5, 2014 at 2:47 pm

How integrated is the user experience into your product or service? According to Mike Macadaan, startups need to dedicate their time to user experience and establish a brand direction from the very beginning; otherwise, they run into a higher risk of criticism from their fans/users when…

Gear & Gadgets

AIO Robotics Takes 3D Manufacturing to a Whole New Level

By | Feb 4, 2014 at 2:39 pm

3D printing blows my mind; it always has and it always will. It’s definitely one of my favorite technological advancements of the past few years, and the things that people create are unbelievable. When I heard about AIO Robotics and their ZEUS machine, I…


How a Non-designer Created a Tablet Stand for Lying in Bed

By | Jan 30, 2014 at 5:27 pm

When we’re not using our tablets whilst sitting on the toilet, then we’re using it in our beds (to say that you use your tablet predominantly elsewhere is a blatant lie). While it certainly takes very little effort to hold up your tablet while…


Science Inc Launches Newly Backed Startup HomeHero

By | Jan 28, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Today Science Inc. launched their newly backed startup HomeHero so families can find, hire, and manage in-home care for seniors. The platform provides access to hundreds of caregivers who have been vetted with background checks, references, and reviews. Additionally, Science Inc. released HomeHero Connect…


How To Take A Product From Idea To The Apple Store In 1 Year

By | Jan 11, 2014 at 5:01 pm

I’m a busy single dad, with extensive background in design and product development and an partner in Science, a Santa Monica, California based tech studio. I want to share with you my story of how I took my side passion project and married it…

Social Media

Penned Provides a New Take on Cell Phone Novels

By | Dec 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Brian Sanders, the founder of Penned, opened my eyes to a whole new form of writing when we talked recently: cell phone novels. The first of these appeared in Japan in 2003 and were usually released in several installments of 70- to 100-word chapters….