• 62 percent of U.S. adults get their news from social media, says report

    62 percent of U.S. adults get their news from social media, says report

    A new study from Pew Research claims that 62 percent of people get their news from social media, with 18 percent doing so very often. As expected, the top social media news source is Facebook. The study claims that two-thirds of Facebook’s user base read their news on the platform, with 59 percent of Twitter users getting news on Twitter, and 70 percent of Reddit users doing the same… Read More

  • Skillshare books $12 million to take its education platform international

    Skillshare books $12 million to take its education platform international

    Edtech startup Skillshare Inc. has raised a $12 million round of venture funding to grow its marketplace of “bite-sized, self-paced courses for creators,” according to founder and CEO Michael Karnjanaprakorn. Amasia and Omidyar Network co-led the Series B investment in Skillshare joined by Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital. The funding brings the company’s total… Read More

  • Front grabs $10 million to bring email to the next level

    Front grabs $10 million to bring email to the next level

    It’s safe to say that email is broken. But a startup called Front wants to reinvent email, or at least make it suck less. Front started as a collaborative email service for companies so that multiple people can interact and deal with incoming emails on your on your support@, jobs@ or contact@ email addresses. And the company is raising a $10 million Series A round led by Social Capital. Read More

  • How ready is the Internet for IoT? Crunch Network

    How ready is the Internet for IoT?

    We’re currently witnessing rapidly expanding product launches and sky-high elevated expectations from the emerging deployment of the Internet of Things in both personal and commercial domains. Stakeholders — ranging from hardware manufacturers and service providers to cloud platforms — are vigorously weighing in to position their offerings in anticipation of windfall rewards… Read More

  • FullContact launches a better alternative to your Mac’s built-in Contacts app

    FullContact launches a better alternative to your Mac’s built-in Contacts app

    Managing a large database of contacts can get messy, which is why a number of startups over the years have attempted to tackle this space with a wide variety of apps that attempt to streamline the process of keeping contact information up-to-date, while also offering other tools to clean up your contacts, organize them, and more. One company that has carved out a solid niche in contact… Read More

  • Netatmo launches new platform to make smart objects talk to each other

    Netatmo launches new platform to make smart objects talk to each other

    French startup Netatmo just introduced a new developer platform called Netatmo Connect so that developers can build software and hardware integrations with Netatmo products. Netatmo sells weather stations, thermostats, indoor and outdoor cameras. The startup raised $32 million in November 2015. It's interesting Read More

  • Dish ships the HopperGo, a tiny little cloud player for TV on the run Crunch Network

    Dish ships the HopperGo, a tiny little cloud player for TV on the run

    Originally announced at CES in January, the minuscule HopperGo is a 64GB USB drive with a built in wireless access point. The little device connects to your Dish Hopper 3 or Hopper 2 – essentially Dish’s DVR – and sucks down up to 100 hours of TV. You can then unplug the little bugger and watch for four hours on one charge through the Dish Anywhere app. When I first pulled… Read More

  • Nintendo’s first game Miitomo is turning into a ghost town

    Nintendo’s first game Miitomo is turning into a ghost town

    Nintendo’s first smartphone application – the social game called Miitomo, which allows avatars to interact in a virtual world – may already be in decline, according to a new report. Following its launch earlier this year, it seemed that Miitomo found immediate success, shooting to the top of both the iOS and Android app stores. Nintendo also claimed in May that the… Read More

  • Qualtrics makes a small acquisition — its first

    Qualtrics makes a small acquisition — its first

    Qualtrics, a Provo, Utah, company whose online survey research platforms help 8,500 enterprise customers better understand both their employees and their customers, has made its first acquisition, picking up four-year-old, San Francisco-based Statwing. Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed, but Statwing’s three-person team is relocating to Qualtrics’s Seattle office and… Read More

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