Productivity

San Francisco

You Can’t Achieve a Goal You Don’t Know About

By | Mar 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The folks over at Workboard know that managing a team can be harder than it needs to be. It’s why they recently introduced a new component into their leadership and management productivity platform; the team rolled out a goals and metrics app that lets managers…

Funding

San Francisco

Visually Gets $3.3M, Brings on Key New Hires

By | Mar 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Our culture is trending more towards on-demand services, as you may have already noticed. When it comes to on-demand creative services though, Visually has been one of the top dogs in the field. CrossLink Capital, 500 Startups, Mitch Kapor Foundation, and SoftTech VC would…

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iPhone

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Imgur Building for Mobile-First on Android and iOS

By | Mar 5, 2015 at 4:07 pm

In January, 2013 Imgur announced the launch of their Android app while iOS users had to wait a little while for theirs. However, their patience was not without it’s due reward; iOS users rejoiced today as Imgur finally got the go ahead to launch their…

Sharing Economy

San Francisco

The Netflix for LEGO, Pley is Shipping Fun Direct to Kids

By | Mar 3, 2015 at 9:00 am

If you go back far enough in the history of LEGO you’ll see that the models of old are in stark contrast to what they are today. There weren’t instructions, detailed LEGO bricks, and you were supposed to build purely off of imagination. What…

Indiegogo

San Francisco

Evoz: A Baby Monitor for Today’s Connected Parents

By | Mar 3, 2015 at 7:00 am

We can all imagine what a connected home looks like, but some of us might have a harder time imagining what the innovative hardware embedded in such a home might be capable of. Except for Avishai Shoham, who built the Evoz Smart Parenting Monitor….

Social Media

San Francisco

BAND Hits 40 Million Users, Expands to US

By | Feb 27, 2015 at 11:00 pm

I wrote about Camp Mobile’s BAND recently, a platform that’s looking to redefine social networking and messaging apps for maximum control and private communications. The team was proud to announce that they recently hit 40 million users worldwide. The invite-only platform lets users organize…

Marketplace

San Francisco

Try Products Before you Buy With Gorilly

By | Feb 26, 2015 at 10:10 pm

Try before you buy: it’s a mantra that serves us well, but there aren’t a lot of places you can put it into effect. Sure, you can test drive a car, but how often can you test drive a custom, handcrafted piece of furniture?…

Security

San Francisco

Michael DeCesare Joins ForeScout Technologies as New CEO

By | Feb 25, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Michael DeCesare recently left his position as the President of Intel Security, previously McAfee, to pursue a different executive role at a different company. ForeScout Technologies, a leading provider of continuous monitoring and mitigation solutions, named the veteran industry executive as their new CEO….

Cannabis

San Francisco

Can Science Bring Legitimacy to the Cannabis Industry?

By | Feb 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

Steep Hill, an industry leader in cannabis testing and analytics, recently acquired a dedicated genetic sequencer from Pacific Biosciences. That might not sound like much at first glance, but this sequencer (RSII) has already led to an exciting breakthrough: what is believed to be…

Productivity

San Francisco

Anaplan Releases 2014 Fiscal Year Highlights

By | Feb 24, 2015 at 11:59 pm

Anaplan today announced the highlights from their fiscal year, which ended on January 31, 2015. The company reported that their bookings increased by 230 percent, which is 2.1 times more than the previous two years combined; these results were fueled by a 91 percent…

Entertainment

San Francisco

Imgur Doubles Down on Heightening Visual Storytelling

By | Feb 20, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Header Image credit: https://www.etsy.com/shop/sharpwriter There’s rarely a photo post on Reddit that isn’t powered by Imgur these days; they are the internet’s visual storytelling community after all. A big part of their success is the fact that Imgur has been continually updating their image viewing…

Marketplace

San Francisco

Sindeo Gets $5M for Disruptive Mortgage Marketplace

By | Feb 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

Sindeo successfully closed their $5 million Series A funding round led by Renren, one of China’s most prominent social networks; renren literally means “everyone” in Chinese.  In addition to the funding, cofounder and COO of Renren James Liu will be joining Sindeo’s Board of…

Business

San Francisco

50 Women in Tech Dominating Silicon Valley

By | Feb 18, 2015 at 11:00 am

“One of the things that I really strongly believe in is that we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. We’ve got half the population that is way underrepresented in those fields and that means that we’ve got a whole…

Gear & Gadgets

San Francisco

Complete Your V-Day Outfit with This Vibrator Necklace

By | Feb 12, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Apparently, jewelry that doubles as a sex toy is a thing, and the latest creation by Crave is something called the Vesper vibrator necklace. Yes, you heard that right: it’s a vibrator for women that they can clean and hang around their necks to…