• Apple Now Lets You Check If An iPhone Is Stolen Before You Buy It

    Apple Now Lets You Check If An iPhone Is Stolen Before You Buy It

    Want to check if that iPhone you’re considering nabbing off of Craigslist is stolen before you hand over your cold, hard cash? Apple has just released a tool that exists solely to verify whether or not a used iPhone has been locked down remotely by its rightful owner. All you need is the IMEI or the serial number. Punch one of those in, and it’ll tell you whether or not the device… Read More

  • This Is CG

    This Is CG

    This is your semi-regular reminder that CGI is at or beyond the point of absurdity, that everything on the Internet is fake, that there is no spoon, etc. Because seriously. Look at that. Look at it. I think this is the first time I’ve watched a video like this and wandered right on past the uncanny valley, only to plummet backwards into it when I realized — about halfway through… Read More

  • Why Your Geography Does Not Control Your Destiny

    Why Your Geography Does Not Control Your Destiny

    Editor’s note: Harley Finkelstein is the Chief Platform Officer at Shopify, the Canadian-based company behind the commerce platform that lets anyone sell online and in-store. Follow Harley on Twitter @harleyf
    Now more than ever, geography no longer controls your destiny in the tech world. While fashion centers around cities like Paris and New York, oil and gas around Calgary and… Read More

  • YesVideo’s Legacy Republic Is Building A Freelance Workforce To Digitize Family Photos and Videos

    YesVideo’s Legacy Republic Is Building A Freelance Workforce To Digitize Family Photos and Videos

    YesVideo announced a new initiative today that aims to recruit an army of “Legacy Makers” to help digitize family photos and videos. For those of you who aren’t familiar with YesVideo, the company was founded back in 1999 and focuses on converting videos (in formats like VHS and 8 millimeter film) to digital, then making the content available online and on DVD. With… Read More

  • Box Said To Further Delay Its IPO

    Box Said To Further Delay Its IPO

    Box, an enterprise-facing cloud storage and productivity company, is said to be further delaying its initial public offering (IPO). The delay could last until its fiscal fourth quarter, which ends after the first month of the new year. This is viscerally unsurprising given that the company has consistently said that it will go public when it makes sense, and that it closed another round of… Read More

  • With A New “Experience Studio”, Echo Aims To Bring Its Social Media Curation To A Broader Audience

    With A New “Experience Studio”, Echo Aims To Bring Its Social Media Curation To A Broader Audience

    Echo is a startup that’s been helping big companies and their agencies create widgets that highlight social media conversations. Now, with the launch of a new product called the Echo Experience Studio, co-founder and Chief Product Officer Chris Saad said the company has expanded its technology and made it accessible to a much broader group of customers, including small businesses… Read More

  • Night At The Roculus Makes Bobbing Your Head To “What Is Love” Funny Again For A Minute

    Night At The Roculus Makes Bobbing Your Head To “What Is Love” Funny Again For A Minute

    The 90s may be over… the pogs stuffed in a box in the garage, the bowl cuts shaved, the grungy hemp necklaces thrown away… But we have virtual reality. We can rebuild it. And, apparently, we’re starting by rebuilding the back seat of the car from Night At The Roxbury. Read More

  • An Immigrant Experience

    An Immigrant Experience

    Editor’s note: Gilles Raymond is the Founder and CEO of News Republic, which offers news from 1,000 licensed content partners worldwide. He previously founded, successfully grew and sold two mobile app companies – IN-FUSIO and Mobilescope. Four times in my life I have been an immigrant: in Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Singapore, and currently in San Francisco. Each time I have enjoyed… Read More

  • StartX | Incubated

    Incubated: How StartX Helps Stanford-Affiliated Founders Get Their Companies Off The Ground

    StartX has emerged to help founders from Stanford build their companies. The accelerator seeks to take advantage of all the resources at the university, as well as the wide range of tech companies nearby, to improve the ecosystem of Stanford-affiliated startups. Read More