• Let’s Make ‘Off The Grid’ A Thing Of The Past

    Let’s Make ‘Off The Grid’ A Thing Of The Past

    We live in a world where there are nearly as many cell phone subscriptions as people on earth, where we can instantly see a real time view of streets or buildings halfway across the planet, and where our TVs, homes, and cars get smarter by the day. The level of connectivity that we currently enjoy could barely have been imagined even a decade ago, and yet the reality is that even today we… Read More

  • Rounds Brings Its Group Chat Capabilities To Android

    Rounds Brings Its Group Chat Capabilities To Android

    Have you ever wanted to have a live chat with 11 of your closest friends? Well, even before this week, you could’ve done it using video chat app Rounds — but only on iOS. Now, however, the majority of Rounds users (namely, the ones on Android) will have access to the company’s group chat feature, too. CMO Natasha Shine gave me a quick demo of the Android app last week… Read More

  • Nintendo 64 And DS Games Arrive On The Wii U Virtual Console

    Nintendo 64 And DS Games Arrive On The Wii U Virtual Console

    Nintendo just announced that it’s bringing Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS consoles to the Wii U’s Virtual Console, its app that lets you play older games through software emulation. Read More

  • GoDaddy’s CFO Talks About Taking The Company Public

    Web hosting company GoDaddy just finished its first day of trading as a public company, with the stock both opening and closing at $26.15 (31 percent over its IPO price). GoDaddy was founded all the way back in 1997, but in the past few years, we’ve seen some new names leading the company — Scott Wagner joined from investor KKR and became interim CEO in 2012, then he shifted to… Read More

  • LocBox Expands Its Local Business Marketing Tools With Support For Facebook And Google Ads

    LocBox Expands Its Local Business Marketing Tools With Support For Facebook And Google Ads

    It’s been more than two years since I wrote about marketing startup LocBox, but co-founder and CEO Saumil Mehta told me that the company has been busy — it’s now up to 600 customers and is growing between 7 and 10 percent each month. Most of those customers are small, local businesses, which is why Mehta hasn’t made it a priority reach out to the tech press. Read More

  • IBM And Apple Release Eight More Enterprise Apps For Healthcare, Airlines And More

    IBM And Apple Release Eight More Enterprise Apps For Healthcare, Airlines And More

    Apple and IBM’s partnership that has the companies working together to produce enterprise-friendly apps has expanded yet again with the addition of eight more apps designed for iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad, bringing the total number of MobileFirst apps up to now 22. The new apps are focused on the healthcare and industrial products industries, following prior announcements… Read More

  • AgTech Is The New Queen Of Green

    AgTech Is The New Queen Of Green

    Before Monsanto acquired Climate Corporation in late 2013 for nearly $1 billion, few investors gave much thought to technological innovation in our agriculture system. What a difference a year can make. In what can be described as the Netscape moment for agriculture technology (AgTech), the sector had a breakout year in 2014, receiving over $2.36 billion of investment across 264 deals spanning… Read More

  • Former Motionloft CEO Jon Mills Sentenced To 24 Months In Prison For Wire Fraud

    Former Motionloft CEO Jon Mills Sentenced To 24 Months In Prison For Wire Fraud

    Founder and former Motionloft CEO Jon Mills has been found guilty on two counts of wire fraud, and ordered to serve 24 months in jail. In addition, he was ordered to pay $6,000 in fines and to pay restitution to his victims in the amount of $572,039. Read More

  • Sling TV’s Service For Cord Cutters Will Offer HBO Starting This Month

    Sling TV’s Service For Cord Cutters Will Offer HBO Starting This Month

    Sling TV, Dish’s new over-the-top service designed for cord cutters, announced today that it will become the first Internet service to offer video-on-demand content from HBO starting this month, just in time for the “Games of Thrones” premiere. The HBO content will be available as an optional add-on at $15 per month – the same price point that Apple scored for its… Read More

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