• Robocoin, The Bitcoin ATM, Adds A Way To Send Cash Overseas

    Robocoin, The Bitcoin ATM, Adds A Way To Send Cash Overseas

    Remittances – sending cash overseas – has always been bitcoin‘s killer app. Now the guys at Robocoin have made it more killer. Their new product, called Romit, is basically a way to send cash through a Robocoin ATM to another ATM or merchant account at fees far lower than other remittance providers. Robocoin runs 20 ATMs around the world including systems in Hong Kong… Read More

  • WhatsApp Begins Rolling Out Its Voice-Calling Feature To iOS Users

    WhatsApp Begins Rolling Out Its Voice-Calling Feature To iOS Users

    Less than a month after WhatsApp introduced free voice calls to users of its Android app, so the Facebook-owned company has begun rolling the feature out to its iOS customers. Read More

  • Twitter Makes Tweaks To Limit Abuse And Abusers

    Twitter Makes Tweaks To Limit Abuse And Abusers

    Twitter has today announced some product and policy changes aimed at better tackling violent threats and abuse on its platform. The problem of the mainstream social network being misappropriated as an amplification medium for minority hate groups to — for instance — spread jihadist terrorist sentiments and propaganda, or harass and threaten women with messages of violent misogyny… Read More

  • Facebook News Feed Reprioritizes Your Real Friends Above Pages

    Facebook News Feed Reprioritizes Your Real Friends Above Pages

    No one likes brands more than their friends, and there are plenty of ways to get their marketing updates. Facebook’s unique value is keeping you up to date on your real-life friends. So to “get this balance right” Facebook today announced it’s reconfiguring News Feed to show content from close friends higher up, which may push posts from business Pages further down. A… Read More

  • Apple Offers Developers Chance To Purchase Apple Watch, Guarantees Delivery By April 28th

    Apple Offers Developers Chance To Purchase Apple Watch, Guarantees Delivery By April 28th

    Apple is sending out emails to developers, offering them a chance to purchase an Apple Watch Sport for delivery by April 28th. It’s doing this to encourage them to test and develop for the Watch, according to the text of an email sent to developers and shared with us. The email, pictured below, says that Apple wants to give developers the opportunity to test WatchKit apps on Apple Watch… Read More

  • Stop Calling. Schedule Local Biz Appointments With MyTime, Which Just Scored $9.25M

    Stop Calling. Schedule Local Biz Appointments With MyTime, Which Just Scored $9.25M

    “I don’t know anyone who likes calling businesses. It’s not fast or convenient, and it definitely doesn’t feel like the future.” Mark Zuckerberg may as well have been explaining the need for MyTime when he said that last month about Messenger’s upcoming business chat feature. But while Facebook’s just getting started, MyTime’s been working on its… Read More

  • With Water Running Out, Freight Farms Launches 2015 Farm-In-A-Box

    With Water Running Out, Freight Farms Launches 2015 Farm-In-A-Box

    Climate change is real, and it is getting uglier. Global temperatures are continuing to rise, placing enormous strain on water and food supplies throughout the world. Many areas have been hit hard by the climate disruption, but none more prominently than California, where the state has entered its fourth year of drought with massively diminishing water supplies and hectares of fallow… Read More

  • Amazon Expands Its Travel Footprint With New “Local Getaways” Site, Amazon Destinations

    Amazon Expands Its Travel Footprint With New “Local Getaways” Site, Amazon Destinations

    Amazon last night rolled out a new travel site it’s calling Amazon Destinations, which focuses on helping customers find “getaway destinations” within driving distance of their homes. Currently, Amazon Destinations features hotel selections in three U.S. metro areas: L.A., New York and Seattle, the company says. This is not the first time that Amazon has dabbled in the… Read More

  • Education App Development Platform Clever Hires A VP Of Engineering From Square

    Education App Development Platform Clever Hires A VP Of Engineering From Square

    Clever today said it has hired Ben Adida, previously a director of engineering at Square, to be the company’s VP of engineering. The company, which creates a third-party development platform that centers around applications for teachers and students, has around 50 employees, but plans to expand to 150 in the coming year. More than half of that will be engineering, which is why Adida… Read More

  • Peer-To-Peer Pet Boarding Marketplace DogVacay Launches Daycare

    Peer-To-Peer Pet Boarding Marketplace DogVacay Launches Daycare

    Have you ever seen a home security video of what dogs do when their owners go to work? I like to imagine that they chill out and celebrate like teenagers whose parents are away, but that’s not usually the case. They typically either mope in the same spot for hours, or anxiously stare at the door waiting for their owner to come home (on special days, this all might be punctuated by… Read More

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