• UK Prime Minister Holds First Ever Startup Pitch At No.10 Downing Street

    UK Prime Minister Holds First Ever Startup Pitch At No.10 Downing Street

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron played host to the first ever tech startup pitch event at his residence yesterday, entertaining 10 high-growth tech companies, venture capitalists, angel investors and invited guests on a hot Summer’s day in London. This was the equivalent of holding a pitch event at The White House. Despite its name, the “Pitch 10” event at No.10 Downing… Read More

  • Crave’s Vesper Is A Vibrator That Hides In Plain Sight

    Crave’s Vesper Is A Vibrator That Hides In Plain Sight

    In a market filled with many, many, many sex toys, Crave stands out by making vibrators that are not only elegant and discreet, but also multifunctional. For example, Duet, the first vibe it produced, charges through USB and can also be used as a thumb drive. Now Crave, which raised a $2.4 million Series A last year, has released its newest product, Vesper, a small vibrator that also doubles as… Read More

  • Ezeecube Is A Stackable, All Inclusive Media Center For Your Home

    Ezeecube Is A Stackable, All Inclusive Media Center For Your Home

    Ezeecube wants to be the all-in-one media hub for your home. You can use it to wirelessly back up photos and other files from all your mobile devices and cameras, while removing duplicates and organizing with its photo management software. It also functions as a home media cloud so you can access your files anywhere, while streaming photos and videos to iOS and Android devices, or Windows and… Read More

  • Y Combinator-Backed ListRunner Eliminates Hospital Paperwork

    Y Combinator-Backed ListRunner Eliminates Hospital Paperwork

    A majority of a doctor’s time is spent jotting down notes about a patient for the next doctor on duty over and over again with a pen and paper, according to Dr. Jeeshan Chowdury. His new Y Combinator-backed startup, ListRunner, promises to eliminate this paperwork with a mobile app. Read More

  • Alibaba Invests $120M In Kabam At A Valuation Above $1B

    Alibaba Invests $120M In Kabam At A Valuation Above $1B

    Chinese conglomerate Alibaba is making another big investment in an American startup. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is investing $120 million in mobile game developer Kabam, best known for games like “Dragons of Atlantis” and for buying the naming rights to UC Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium. Read More

  • eBay Reports More Diverse Staff Than Other Tech Companies

    eBay Reports More Diverse Staff Than Other Tech Companies

    According to a report released Thursday, eBay maintains one of the highest rates of gender diversity in the tech industry — 42 percent of its total employees are female. Women make up 24 percent of the company’s tech employees. Although this may seem like a relatively low number when considering women make up almost 50 percent of the company’s non-tech employees, it puts… Read More

  • Strengthened Senate NSA Reform Measure Is ‘A Good First Step’

    Strengthened Senate NSA Reform Measure Is ‘A Good First Step’

    Earlier this week, Sen. Patrick Leahy introduced a strengthened version of the USA FREEDOM Act to praise from tech companies, privacy groups and the New York Times editorial board. As that initial applause settled, Rep. Zoe Lofgren argued on Thursday that the legislation would only rein in parts of the nation’s intelligence apparatus. Read More

  • Free, France’s T-Mobile, Wants To Acquire T-Mobile For $15 Billion

    Free, France’s T-Mobile, Wants To Acquire T-Mobile For $15 Billion

    France’s disruptive telecom company, Free, just announced that it wanted to acquire T-Mobile US. The WSJ first broke the story. Free then confirmed the bid in a press release. Sprint was already in talks with T-Mobile for a potential acquisition. Now, Free (also known as Iliad) is offering $15 billion in cash for 56.6 percent of the American company at $33 per share. Overall, Free says… Read More

  • GoPro Falls 8% After Reporting Stronger-Than-Expected Q2 Revenue Of $244.6M

    GoPro Falls 8% After Reporting Stronger-Than-Expected Q2 Revenue Of $244.6M

    Today marked GoPro’s first earnings report as a public company. The camera firm traded up more than 3.5 percent in regular hours before its release. GoPro had roughly doubled from its IPO price of $24 heading into reporting its second-quarter financial results. For the second quarter, GoPro had revenue of $244.6 million, up 38.1 percent year-over-year, and earnings per share of $0.08 on… Read More