Mobile

Boston

Moodsnap is Image-Based Music Discovery

By | Nov 7, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Moodsnap wants to help you choose what music you want to hear – based on tapping the image that feels right. This product was designed for the instinct-driven, right-brain oriented music consumer. How many millions of songs are available at your fingertips on today’s…

Android

Ping Your Friends, Forget Messaging Them

By | Nov 7, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Are you suffering from communication jitters? The Ping app was just launched worldwide, and it could very well be the tool you need to help kick the communication habit. Not to say communicating with people is a bad thing though. Rather, Ping is a…

Business

The Impact of BYOD on Business Continuity

By | Nov 6, 2014 at 8:00 am

Disasters happen and there’s no way to prevent them completely. That’s a sad reality that many business owners have to face. Whether it’s a severe outage, a natural disaster, or some other unforeseen catastrophe, even the best preventative methods aren’t enough to stay 100…

Android

NYC

What the Heck is MeowChat and How Did It Just Raise $8M?

By | Nov 5, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Minus, Inc., the New York-based company responsible for creating the MeowChat app, has announced that it has raised $8 million from investors including Eniac Ventures, Social Starts, IDG-Accel, and SIG. That’s a pretty sizable amount of funding considering that MeowChat hasn’t been covered much in…

Announcements

Riffsy Adds Custom Keyboard for Sharing Animated GIFs, Raises $3.5M

By | Nov 4, 2014 at 8:03 pm

My life was not complete until I was shown that iOS 8 offered a custom keyboard to install. Because emojis. Now I can send dancing girls through text just like my grandmother. Imagine my surprise when I found out that, besides Fleksy of course,…

Android

Trick or Treat: Which Wine Goes with my Candy?

By | Oct 31, 2014 at 11:00 pm

If you’re staying in tonight for whatever reason: you don’t believe in Halloween, you don’t like celebrating, you are afraid of the dark, you have to work because this startup isn’t going to build itself… I’d like to still give you a little treat. Maybe…

iPad

Denver

Why Wait for Google Inbox When MailDeck Already Offers a Tailored Email Experience?

By | Oct 30, 2014 at 7:00 am

Inbox! Inbox! Since the release of Google Inbox, I feel like talk of its features – and from whom one can score an invite – is one of the most prioritized topics among a certain subset of my social network (i.e. the tech/Internet/startup circle of…

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….

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…