• You Can Play Tetris On This Steampunk Bracelet

    You Can Play Tetris On This Steampunk Bracelet

    Keven Bates, the creator of the Arduboy programmable business card, has taken his upcoming project and stuffed it into the coolest bracelet you’ll see all week. The wearable, made of copper and exposed circuitry (do not get it wet, naturally) can play Tetris on a tiny LCD screen. You move the blocks by tapping the sides of the bracelet and it scrolls the falling parts across multiple… Read More

  • Garmin Announces A New Running Watch, The Super Smart Forerunner 920XT

    Garmin Announces A New Running Watch, The Super Smart Forerunner 920XT

    Running watches can either be dead simple – see Timex’s Ironman line – or complex. Garmin usually errs on the side of complex. Their latest running watch, the 920XT, will be available before the holiday and promises enough bells and training whistles to help you go from couch to (probably not) a 100 miler in a few weeks. The new Forerunner looks similar to the previous… Read More

  • Next-Generation Email Platform Inbox Rolls Out Open Source Apps, Details Its Hosted API Pricing

    Next-Generation Email Platform Inbox Rolls Out Open Source Apps, Details Its Hosted API Pricing

    Inbox, the email startup founded by Dropbox and MIT alums offering modern APIs that allow developers to build new applications on top of email’s aging underpinnings, is today taking steps to make it even easier for developers to get started with the launch of open source email apps. The company is also announcing the pricing for its hosted version of the Inbox API for the first time… Read More

  • Video Discovery App Showyou Launches A Platform For Subscription VOD Channels

    Video Discovery App Showyou Launches A Platform For Subscription VOD Channels

    Over the past several years, Showyou has been in the business of helping users find interesting videos that might appeal to them. Now it’s preparing to flip its model just a little, with the introduction of a new way for content owners to find viewers and get paid for their videos with the launch of a subscription channel store. Read More

  • Lost-Item Tracker Tile Raises $13 Million To Fund International Expansion, Android Release

    Lost-Item Tracker Tile Raises $13 Million To Fund International Expansion, Android Release

    Tile, the lost-item tracker that raised millions in crowdfunding wants to give objects a voice by connecting them to the web. To capitalize on the growing demand for Tile’s small, square-shaped devices that attach to bags, bikes, keychains and more, the company has raised $13 million in funding, in a $9.5 million Series A round led by GGV Capital, a firm known for its global ties, and… Read More

  • Capital One Debuts A New Mobile Wallet App, Designed To Work With Apple Pay

    Capital One Debuts A New Mobile Wallet App, Designed To Work With Apple Pay

    Just ahead of Apple Pay’s public release, a top credit card provider, Capital One, has rolled out a new mobile wallet app for cardholders that will work with Apple’s forthcoming mobile payments platform to provide users with detailed information on their Apple Pay transactions, in addition to balance rewards access, and other features. The app was soft launched on iOS earlier… Read More

  • Thanks To A Partnership With Gimbal, Urban Airship’s Push Notifications Get Smarter About Location

    Thanks To A Partnership With Gimbal, Urban Airship’s Push Notifications Get Smarter About Location

    Push notification company Urban Airship is announcing a partnership with Gimbal, the beacon technology company that spun out of Qualcomm earlier this year. The end result, according to Urban Airship CMO Brent Hieggelke (who answered my questions via email), is a more precise approach to targeting promotional push notifications, one that uses Gimbal’s proximity beacons as well as… Read More

  • Houzz Raises $165M Series D Funding Round Led By Sequoia To Fuel International Expansion

    Houzz Raises $165M Series D Funding Round Led By Sequoia To Fuel International Expansion

    Houzz, the fast-growing home-remodeling site, today announced that it has raised a $165 million Series D round led by Sequoia Capital, one of its early backers. Existing investors Oren Zeev, New Enterprise Associates, GGV Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers also participated in this massive round, as well as new investors DST Global and T. Rowe Price. As Houzz co-founder and CEO… Read More

  • Yahoo Tests A New Homepage Highlighting Magazines, Talent… And Twitter

    Yahoo Tests A New Homepage Highlighting Magazines, Talent… And Twitter

    For the past year or so, Yahoo has been working through a major design overhaul under CEO Marissa Mayer, and it looks like it has now started testing out new formats for its biggest property of all, Yahoo.com. From the looks of tips that we’ve received from readers, and a handful of others on Twitter, the new site will sport a much cleaner look, with a collapsable vertical menu bar… Read More

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    StoreDot Charges Up With $42M For Its Fast-Charging Bio-Organic Batteries

    StoreDot Charges Up With $42M For Its Fast-Charging Bio-Organic Batteries

    Israeli startup StoreDot, which is developing quantum dot-utilizing fast-charging smartphone battery technology, among other things, has closed a $42 million Series B funding round. It pitches its bio-organic nano-crystal technology as an enabler for faster charging batteries and also a cheaper and non-toxic alternative to cadmium in screens. Read More