• The Next Front Of Wearables

    The Next Front Of Wearables

    In 2014, Nike abandoned its FuelBand fitness tracker and Sergey Brin “left his Google Glass in his car.” In 2015, Apple will launch its iWatch and Sony will enter the eyewear space. More kinds of wearables were introduced in CES 2015, just to leave us wondering whether what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, physically. Read More

  • The Makers Of Need Launch Foremost, A New Brand Producing Affordable, High-Quality Clothing

    The Makers Of Need Launch Foremost, A New Brand Producing Affordable, High-Quality Clothing

    Foremost is launching next month to provide customers with a monthly collection of small-batch, American-made clothing that is priced within reach. It hopes to entice users not just with affordable pricing, but also an online lifestyle magazine and interview series designed to show off its goods. Read More

  • Hopper’s New Travel App Tells You The Best Time To Fly

    Hopper’s New Travel App Tells You The Best Time To Fly

    A mobile application called Hopper, out today on iTunes, is using data and analysis from “billions” of flight prices in order to tell travelers when they should fly and buy tickets. The company claims that it’s able to save users as much as 40% on flights, and in 95% of cases will get you a cheaper flight or one that’s at least the same price as you would have… Read More

  • Microsoft Wants You To Store And Manage Your Photos On OneDrive

    Microsoft Wants You To Store And Manage Your Photos On OneDrive

    When Dropbox introduced Carousel, it made a bid to be the home for all your photos. Microsoft wants to make a similar pitch. Today, the company outlined new ways to import, manage and share your photos on OneDrive, its cloud storage platform. Again, it is far from the first company to do so, so we can view its efforts from a historical perspective. Read More

  • Disrupt NY Battlefield Applications Are Now Open

    Disrupt NY Battlefield Applications Are Now Open

    Holed up in your apartment for #Blizzard2015? Already whipped your roommate in Settlers? Binge-watching your favorite show isn’t cutting it? Well, friends, it sounds like a perfect time to get going on your application for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt NY. Read More

  • With New Update, Yeti Hopes To Compete With Google In Local Search

    With New Update, Yeti Hopes To Compete With Google In Local Search

    Yeti, an app that is essentially Tinder for places, released an update today that makes it easier for users to use the app for local searches. Previously the app generated a stack of cards showing nearby restaurants, bars and activities, such as hiking routes or bike trails. Using the same interface as Tinder, you could swipe right to indicate that you like a place, or left to discard… Read More

  • Slack Buys Screenhero To Add Screen Sharing And Voice Chat To Its Work Messaging Platform

    Slack Buys Screenhero To Add Screen Sharing And Voice Chat To Its Work Messaging Platform

    Slack, the enterprise collaboration service that has raised $180 million and proven to be a runaway success with 365,000 daily active users, has made another acquisition to add more functionality to its platform and position itself as a sharper competitor against the likes of Microsoft. It has bought Screenhero, a Y-Combinator alum that competes against the likes of Webex, letting users… Read More

  • App Annie Reveals The Top 9 App Trends From 2014

    App Annie Reveals The Top 9 App Trends From 2014

    Mobile analytics provider App Annie, the market leader in the app measurement business today, is out this morning with its annual report that takes a look back at the app trends that defined the past year. The report includes a look at app category growth, like the expansion of mobile messaging services, mobile video streaming, “sharing economy” apps and more, as well as growth of… Read More

  • TL;DR, A New App From Everything.Me’s Co-Founder, Wants To Make Email More Like Messaging

    TL;DR, A New App From Everything.Me’s Co-Founder, Wants To Make Email More Like Messaging

    Messaging apps and social networks have overtaken email for many consumers as their primary way of communicating with people — with some collaboration startups like Slack specifically aiming to kill email altogether. Now a new email app hopes to reverse that trend, bringing people back into the email fold by adopting messaging characteristics. Read More

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