• Authorea Nabs $610k For Its Bid To Become A ‘Google Docs For Scientists’

    Authorea Nabs $610k For Its Bid To Become A ‘Google Docs For Scientists’

    Authorea, a startup that’s aiming to shake up the staid scientific publication process — of learned journals and lengthy peer reviews — with a digital collaboration platform that encourages more immediate knowledge-sharing in the scientific research community, has closed a $610,000 seed round, jointly led by ff Venture Capital and NY Angels. Read More

  • New Video Streaming App From BrightSky Labs

    Now You Can Quickly Share The Best Parts Of Your GoPro Videos With BrightSky Labs’ App ’10’

    A few months ago, we told you about BrightSky Labs, a startup that hoped to unlock videos recorded on GoPro cameras and other wearable devices and make them ultra-easy to edit and share. Today, the company is releasing the first version of its video-sharing app 10, which is designed to do just that. Read More

  • It’s Official: Alibaba Is The Biggest IPO Ever

    It’s Official: Alibaba Is The Biggest IPO Ever

    Alibaba has officially become the largest public offering in history, according to a report from Reuters. The IPO was always going to be a blockbuster, but thanks to high demand which rocketed the stock up another 38% after its $21.8 billion opening, underwriters exercised an option to sell another 48 million shares. The sale means that Alibaba raked in $25 billion in its public offering… Read More

  • Realty Mogul Gets A $73M Capital Commitment From Direct Lending Investments

    Realty Mogul Gets A $73M Capital Commitment From Direct Lending Investments

    Realty Mogul, a startup that allows accredited investors to back real estate projects, is announcing a new agreement with Direct Lending Investments — the investment firm has committed to invest $73 million in Realty Mogul projects. This is the startup’s first partnership of this kind with an institutional investor, but founder and CEO Jilliene Helman said she’s interested… Read More

  • Yahoo Acquires Bangalore-Based Bookpad, Makers Of Online File Editing And Collaboration Software Docspad

    Yahoo Acquires Bangalore-Based Bookpad, Makers Of Online File Editing And Collaboration Software Docspad

    Is Yahoo working on its own online document creation and collaboration software? That’s the question which immediately comes to mind upon hearing news that the company has now picked up a Bangalore-based startup called Bookpad, makers of Docspad, a service aimed at developers looking to add document viewing, annotations and editing features within their own applications. What… Read More

  • Telenav Copies Foursquare’s Swarm With New Social App, HopOver

    Telenav Copies Foursquare’s Swarm With New Social App, HopOver

    Telenav’s name tends to be associated with mapping and personal navigation, but today the company is trying its hand at something a little more social with the launch of an iPhone app that lets you see what your friends are up to, and if they’re nearby. The app is called HopOver, as it allows you to invite friends to join you and hang out by creating a “Hop” – aka… Read More

  • With Nexus 9, HTC Could Get A Crack At Making An Android Tablet To Get People Excited

    With Nexus 9, HTC Could Get A Crack At Making An Android Tablet To Get People Excited

    HTC is gearing up production of a Nexus 9 tablet device to showcase the Android operating system, a report from the Wall Street Journal claims. The report follows earlier rumors that this would be the case, and suggests a Nexus 9 from the Taiwanese device maker is almost a lock. But HTC is a strange bedfellow for Google in this case – the OEM swore off tablets altogether back in… Read More

  • Notion’s Connected Sensors Aim To Serve You All Sorts Of Home Alerts

    Notion’s Connected Sensors Aim To Serve You All Sorts Of Home Alerts

    The march of sensors into our homes to furnish and flesh out the concept of the automated ‘smart home’ continues apace, rallied by the advent of device certification programs like Apple’s HomeKit initiative. To that end meet Notion, a smart home-focused hardware startup which is currently in TechStars’ Boulder program and also now raising crowdfunds on Kickstarter to put… Read More

  • Skype Gets An iOS 8-Friendly Update With Interactive Notifications

    Skype Gets An iOS 8-Friendly Update With Interactive Notifications

    Microsoft’s Skype messenger got a major update for iOS 8 today, which includes all-new interactive notifications that take advantage of what Apple has made possible with its latest OS update. The new notifications in Skype let you respond to various activity directly from notices as they appear, including text-based messages, voice and video calls. It makes Skype a much more… Read More

  • Twitter Tests A “TestLab” For Features Before They Roll Out To The Public

    Twitter Tests A “TestLab” For Features Before They Roll Out To The Public

    Twitter, regularly tinkering with the look and features of its news-sharing platform to drive more usage, could be experimenting with yet another way of introducing people to new things that it’s trying out. A new TestLab account has appeared on the service that encourages users to follow it to test out early releases of new features. It has only tweeted once since first appearing… Read More