Business

Neiman Marcus Teams Up with Slyce for Image Recognition Shopping App

By | Oct 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Neiman Marcus, the luxury fashion retailer, has just released its new app that incorporates image recognition shopping capabilities. The app was created in partnership with Slyce, the Canada-based startup that provides retailers with a visual recognition search platform. The retailer’s new app is available…

Acquisition

Tel Aviv

Wix.com Acquires OpenRest to Expand Online and Mobile Ordering to Restaurants

By | Oct 29, 2014 at 7:00 am

The Cloud-based web development platform, Wix.com, has announced this morning that it has acquired OpenRest, a startup that gives restaurant owners the ability to easily create online ordering and mobile ordering solutions. The acquisition allows Wix to further expand into other industry verticals while expanding the…

Business

Hidely’s Zero Trace Camera App Aims to Prevent Future iCloud Hacks

By | Oct 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

In light of all the celebrity nude photo hacks (which seem to occur interminably – with a new headline every couple of weeks), greater scrutiny has been shifted on Apple’s iCloud, in particular, and the Cloud space, in general. Is it safe? Can we…

Cloud Storage

How Mobile Technology Has Revolutionized Small Business

By | Oct 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Don’t look now, but mobile technology is leveling the playing field for American firms. Technologies and capabilities that were once reserved for the upper echelon of the Fortune 500 can now fit comfortably in the palm of almost anyone’s hand. Mobile technology, whether you…

Announcements

Challenge: Create an App to Make People Happy

By | Oct 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm

What are you doing to increase happiness in this world? What things make you happier? Are you using, building, or thinking of a product that could promote a stress-free, violence-free society? These are lofty goals, but progress is made in small bits. And in apps….

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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…

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…