Gear & Gadgets

The 5 Coolest Lifestyle Apps Ever

By | Oct 24, 2014 at 7:00 am

Lifestyle apps never cease to be released that will make us all happier, healthier, more spoiled, more connected, and simply take  life to the next level. In today’s world there’s no shame in using technology to upgrade your quality of life, especially when a recent study suggests there’s…

Business

Last Day to Get Half-Off the SoundFocus iPhone Sound System Case

By | Oct 23, 2014 at 6:30 pm

The release of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus obviously made headlines everywhere for the many improvements to past models. The processing speed – faster, the phone – thinner, the screen resolution – higher, and yet the quality of the iPhone sound system has not…

Funding

Chicago

Chicago’s NuCurrent Raises $3.48M Series A for Wireless Charging Technology

By | Oct 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm

NuCurrent, the Chicago-based startup that has grown to become a leader in wireless charging antenna technology, announced this morning that it has raised $3.48 million in a Series A round of funding. “Wireless power is rapidly being engineered into a broader range of consumer…

Advertising

San Francisco

Toronto Startup Uplette Demos at 500 Startups Demo Day

By | Oct 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Today is Demo Day for Batch 10 of 500 Startups, and after having trended on Product Hunt, mobile marketing solution Uplette should be riding high on a cloud. Amanda Parker, cofounder and CEO, says that her time spent in the 500 Startups program has…

Gear & Gadgets

Pittsburgh

Back This: LifeShel’s Whistl Smartphone Case Aims to Prevent Sexual Assault

By | Oct 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), this adds up to more than 237,000 Americans every year. At a time when national attention has been focused on the disappearance of Hannah…

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Breaking News

What Are YOU Doing with iOS 8 Autocomplete? This Guy Made a Song.

By | Oct 20, 2014 at 9:45 am

If you’ve cleared up space on your iPhone to install iOS 8, you probably now fall into two categories: “Wow, look at all this thing can do!” or “Nooo! Don’t do it! It’s a TRAP!” (These are actual quotes I have read or heard…

Business

San Francisco

Monkimun Arrives in San Francisco by way of Singapore and Spain

By | Oct 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Startup teams join the 500 Startups accelerator from all over the globe. Monkimun is no exception. Prior to being accepted into the program, CEO Cristobal Viedma was in Spain, after just having left Singapore upon the acquisition of his previous startup. “The whole project started…

Android

NYC

Mind My Business is Leveraging Open Data to Support Small Local Business

By | Oct 18, 2014 at 4:25 pm

As if starting a business weren’t already difficult in itself, managing and running a small business has many additional challenges. From having to navigate the various local and state laws, to ensuring that customers actually make it through the door, being a small business owner…

Mobile

Los Angeles

The Diverse Team at Adtech Startup RAIN Looks to 500 Startups Demo Day

By | Oct 17, 2014 at 10:30 am

The team at RAIN had not deployed a live app prior to starting at 500 Startups, the micro-VC accelerator program based in Silicon Valley and founded by Dave McClure. RAIN is an app that helps small businesses reach local customers with real-time, accessible promotional…

Android

5 Photo Sharing Apps That Aren’t Instagram

By | Oct 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

Photo sharing apps are huge right now. Ever since Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram for 1 billion dollars back in 2012, photo sharing and collaboration has been at the top of developer’s hit lists. Obviously, Instagram is the most popular, and you are probably already…

Announcements

Yosemite Update to Apple OS X: Not Only Pretty, but Pretty Awesome too

By | Oct 16, 2014 at 9:47 pm

One thing that most Mac enthusiasts can agree on is that they all love the multitude of features, updates, and the UX of Yosemite. The update to Apple’s OS X system basically brings the Mac in line with all of the features offered with the iOS…

Automotive

DC

DC’s Urgent.ly Raises $1.2M Pre-Series A Round for Roadside Assistance Service

By | Oct 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm

DC-based startup Urgent.ly has announced the closing of a pre-Series A round of funding for its roadside assistance service. The company raised $1.2 million in this round of financing and was led by Select Venture Partners. Select Venture Partners is a new investor in…

Mobile

5 Tips To Fuel Your Business Via App Constellation

By | Oct 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Indubitably, mobile applications have reached a ground where they can be considered all the rage today. Whether we consider the usage of mobile in regular activities or businesses, its demand is rapidly increasing. And alongside this growing demand, a burgeoning number of approaches and tools are…

Business

Where Will Cloud Computing Be in 2020?

By | Oct 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The future holds great promise when it comes to the cloud. It’s no secret cloud computing has taken off in recent years with new innovations and business applications. But figuring out where cloud computing will be by the end of the decade can be…

Android

Why Android Is Lagging Behind in Race of Apple-IBM Partnership

By | Oct 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Sometime before, news about Apple and IBM partnerships were hot dish for the media. Many assumptions had drawn about the true reasons behind this tie and the pros and cons of this partnership phenomenon. If we are going to draw conclusions based on commonsense,…

Business

Forget Typing: Log in Anywhere With Just a Fingerprint

By | Oct 3, 2014 at 9:00 am

Recently Splikity launched their platform on iOS 8, bringing a new service to users that safely and securely stores and syncs usernames and passwords. In short, it’s a password solution for iOS 8 and the iPhone6, but it also uses TouchID to enter passwords…

Android

Social News Reading App SmartNews Makes US Debut

By | Oct 1, 2014 at 4:30 pm

The news reading app from Japan, SmartNews, has released its app for both iOS and Android today in the U.S. market. With nearly 5 million users in a country of 127 million people, the app has become a valuable commodity in the Japanese market…