• Navdy Raises $6.5M For Its In-Car Heads-Up Display Platform

    Navdy Raises $6.5M For Its In-Car Heads-Up Display Platform

    Hardware startup Navdy has raised a $6.5 million seed funding round for its connected car tech, which focuses on the heads-up display it created. The company had closed the funding officially before it ever began its pre-order campaign, which has netted the startup $2.4 million in committed orders since it began on August 5. The company closed the funding on August 1, and the round… Read More

  • Personalized News-Reading App Pipes Now Smartly Summarizes Articles, Without The Help Of Editors

    Personalized News-Reading App Pipes Now Smartly Summarizes Articles, Without The Help Of Editors

    A personalized news reading app, Pipes, is now offering summaries of news stories to save mobile readers time while trying to catch up on-the-go. This is a big shift for the app, which launched earlier this year to offer a more mainstream-friendly way of consuming news and other topical information from a variety of sources, without having to understand the technicalities of using RSS or… Read More

  • Locqus Launches To Equip Plumbers And Handymen With Technology

    Locqus Launches To Equip Plumbers And Handymen With Technology

    So you run a little plumbing company. You have a couple of plumbers. They’re good guys. You get a call for a job, and assign it to Jim who has car trouble but doesn’t phone back to the office to let you know. Now the customer is upset and her cat is still stuck in the drain pipe. When Jim finally arrives, the lady doesn’t have cash to pay Jim so she’ll mail you a check. Read More

  • Google Wants Mr. YouTube To Go To Washington (Or Vice Versa)

    Google Wants Mr. YouTube To Go To Washington (Or Vice Versa)

    Google is hoping to encourage legislators, lawmakers, elected representatives and others under the general category of nation-runners to use YouTube to spread their messages and speak to their constituencies and citizens. The company just launched YouTube for Government, a destination that’s designed to make the onboarding process easy for even the most out-of-touch members of… Read More

  • Social Media Engagement Startup Insightpool Raises $4M

    Social Media Engagement Startup Insightpool Raises $4M

    Insightpool, a startup that helps companies identify and connect with their target audience online, is announcing that it has raised $4 million in Series A funding. At first, the concept might seem similar to other services that identify valuable social media influencers, brand advocates, or what have you. However, CEO Devon Wijesinghe told me that Insightpool differs in some big ways. Read More

  • Translator Keyboard For iOS Makes Writing Foreign Missives A Breeze

    Translator Keyboard For iOS Makes Writing Foreign Missives A Breeze

    The Translator Keyboard for iOS 8 can translate what you’ve typed into one of 44 other languages — all without having to leave the keyboard interface. Read More

  • Roku Now Offers Screen Mirroring For Android And Windows 8.1 Users
  • Google Reveals ‘The Physical Web,’ A Project To Make Internet Of Things Interaction App-Less

    Google Reveals ‘The Physical Web,’ A Project To Make Internet Of Things Interaction App-Less

    Google’s Scott Jenson, an interaction and UX designer who left the company previously, only to return to the Chrome team last November, has revealed a project underway called The Physical Web at the company to provide “interaction on demand” so that people can walk up and use any smart devices without the need for intervening mobile apps. This would make it possible for users… Read More

  • Mr. Moshi Goes To TechCrunch — Michael Acton Smith To Speak At Disrupt

    Mr. Moshi Goes To TechCrunch — Michael Acton Smith To Speak At Disrupt

    The TechCrunch Disrupt Europe conference will take place from 18-21st October 2014 in London. You can grab an early bird ticket right here. Over the weekend we’ll have a free hackathon, which you can apply for here. On Monday and Tuesday we’ll have a range of the most high profile entrepreneurs and investors from Europe. And that includes the very high profile founder of Mind… Read More

  • LinkedIn-Owned SlideShare Gets Its First iOS App

    LinkedIn-Owned SlideShare Gets Its First iOS App

    Better late than never? LinkedIn this morning announced it has at last rolled out the first-ever iOS app for SlideShare, the presentation and content-sharing platform it acquired back in 2012. The new app was built using Swift and is optimized to work on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, offering a modern, clean layout to browse and search through the presentations hosted on SlideShare’s… Read More