• Simply Hired is shutting down June 26, reportedly as part of an acquisition

    Simply Hired is shutting down June 26, reportedly as part of an acquisition

    Simply Hired — a job search engine with 30 million monthly users that is active in 24 countries and 12 languages — is shutting down on June 26, with one report claiming that at least some of the company is getting acquired. We heard of the shutdown initially from one of Simply Hired’s partners, who received an email Friday from the company noting that it is terminating… Read More

  • Instagram officially announces its new business tools

    Instagram officially announces its new business tools

    Instagram this morning officially announced the launch of its tools for business users, including new business profiles, analytics and the ability to turn Instagram posts into ads directly from the Instagram app itself. The launch comes following a series of leaks and reports of the tools’ imminent launch, and largely confirms details we already knew — like how the profiles would… Read More

  • Where are they now? Startup Battlefield participant Wellth raises $2M

    Where are they now? Startup Battlefield participant Wellth raises $2M

    In the world of healthcare, physicians and insurers are struggling to meet seemingly conflicting goals: improving patient quality outcomes while reducing the total costs of care. Disrupt NY 2015 Startup Battlefield participant Wellth thinks it has found a solution to this problem, a mobile-first platform that actually pays people to embrace healthier habits. Wellth focuses on the costly… Read More

  • Nearly 1 in 4 people abandon mobile apps after only one use

    Nearly 1 in 4 people abandon mobile apps after only one use

    Apple’s iTunes App Store is home to over 1.5 million apps and Google Play hosts over 2 million, but the number of apps that actually get installed and used on consumers’ devices is still quite small. We already knew that people only interacted with a small handful of third-party apps on a regular basis, and now, according to a new study on mobile app usage, we learn that about one… Read More

  • Sirin Labs shows off $14K, super private Solarin smartphone, on sale June 1

    Sirin Labs shows off $14K, super private Solarin smartphone, on sale June 1

    Is the world ready for another smartphone? How about one that will cost $14,000 for its most basic model? Today, Sirin Labs — a startup put together by a team of founders out of Israel — used an event in London to unveil the Solarin, a privacy-first device “aimed at the international businessperson who carries a lot of sensitive information but doesn’t want to… Read More

  • Transportation technology will be the next Internet protocol Crunch Network

    Transportation technology will be the next Internet protocol

    A communications test was performed in 1975 between Stanford and University College London for what was to become arguably the most important communication innovation of the 20th century: The Internet Protocol (IP). At its core, IP was focused on speed and simplicity. This required decentralization of ownership of the “web” and resulted in no one owning the Internet, nor the… Read More

  • The $599 ASUS Zenbo robot is just trying to help out around the house

    The $599 ASUS Zenbo robot is just trying to help out around the house

    ASUS is going big at Computex this year with the launch of new additions to ZenBook, Transformer and ZenFone lines. But the biggest new piece to the company’s unfortunately named “Zenvolution” puzzle is this bright-eyed little guy who’s something along the lines of a cross between Wall-E and Sico, the robotic butler who had a fairly unsettling relationship with… Read More

  • Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft agree to remove hate speech across the EU

    Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft agree to remove hate speech across the EU

    Facebook, Twitter, Google’s YouTube, Microsoft as well as the European Commission unveiled a new code of conduct to remove hate speech according to community guidelines in less than 24 hours across these social media platforms. The EU has ramped up efforts leading to this code of conduct following the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris. Read More

  • Whill raises $17.5M Series B for its high-tech motorized wheelchairs

    Whill raises $17.5M Series B for its high-tech motorized wheelchairs

    Whill, a startup dedicated to building better wheelchairs and mobility devices, plans to enter the European market after raising a $17.5 million Series B. The round was led by Eight Road Ventures with participation from other investors including Mirai Creation Investment Limited Partnership and Golden Asia Fund II. Read More

  • Robin makes the office smarter with $7 million in new funding

    Robin makes the office smarter with $7 million in new funding

    One of the first-world problems most plaguing the new corporate world is the time wasted trying to find and secure a meeting room. At least, that’s the premise Robin is based on. Robin is a company that helps offices organize, track, and monitor their spaces. The company just raised $7 million in Series A led by FirstMark capital, with participation from existing investors such as… Read More

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