• Shared Inbox Front Pulls $3.1 Million To Optimize Your Email Workflow

    Shared Inbox Front Pulls $3.1 Million To Optimize Your Email Workflow

    Front is the front desk of your company. Whenever someone sends an email to your contact@, jobs@ or support@ email addresses, the email will appear in your team member’s Front accounts. Then, instead of forwarding the email, creating group emails and forgetting to CC someone, it works like a modern task manager. You can assign an email to someone, comment, get notifications and more. Read More

  • Google Launches Drive For Education With Unlimited Storage

    Google Launches Drive For Education With Unlimited Storage

    Students whose school use Google Apps for Education will soon be able to store as many files in their Google Drive folders as they like. Earlier this year, Google launched Drive for Work, its premium $10/month version of Google Drive with unlimited storage and a couple of additional enterprise features. Today, the company announced that is bringing unlimited storage to Google Apps for… Read More

  • Hipcamp Cooks Up $2M Seed To Get People Camping

    Hipcamp Cooks Up $2M Seed To Get People Camping

    In today’s connected world, with phones ringing and buzzing and emails constantly flowing in, unplugging and getting back into nature for a few days each year should be a required activity. Turns out, however, that finding a campsite based on any specific search criteria is a horrible process. That’s where Hipcamp comes in. The company has just raised a $2 million seed round led… Read More

  • Parrot’s New Zik 2.0 Headphones Are Perfect For Hipsters

    Parrot’s New Zik 2.0 Headphones Are Perfect For Hipsters

    Parrot is better-known for its drones, but the company just announced brand new high-end headphones, the Zik 2.0. They are colorful, feature-packed and different. You can tweak sound settings for each and every different song so that they sound closer to the perfect sound for your ears. In other words, it’s a hipster’s dream. Like its predecessor, the Zik 2.0 is a Bluetooth pair… Read More

  • Barry Bonds Discovers Glassing

    Barry Bonds Discovers Glassing

    Urban Dictionary might be adding a new definition to the word “glassing.” Former Major League Baseball left fielder Barry Bonds sent out a tweet and an Instagram of himself sporting a pair of Google glasses yesterday while looking off into the distance and holding a cup of coffee. The message starts with “I’m glassing.” However, Bond’s tweet is not an… Read More

  • Apple Rubs Elbows With The Fashion Elite For Paris Apple Watch Event

    Apple Rubs Elbows With The Fashion Elite For Paris Apple Watch Event

    Apple is at Paris Fashion Week, hosting a special event for the Apple Watch at Collette, a high-end boutique shop in France. This is the first time Apple has revealed its device in person to the public, after a press preview held in September for the wearable. Apple still isn’t letting anyone get their hands on fully functional prototypes, but the display of the anticipated gadget is… Read More

  • General Catalyst Commits $10M To Startups In Stripe’s Payments Ecosystem

    General Catalyst Commits $10M To Startups In Stripe’s Payments Ecosystem

    Another bout of news is coming from the world of online payments: General Catalyst has announced a new, $10 million initiative — called the GC Stripe Platform Fund — to help its portfolio company, payments startup Stripe, continue to scale up: GC will invest in interesting startups that are powered by Stripe’s network, and startups that are building ways of extending the… Read More

  • With $3.5 Million In New Funding, Expensify Targets Concur Customers

    With $3.5 Million In New Funding, Expensify Targets Concur Customers

    Expense management startup Expensify is hoping to win over some new customers thanks to SAP’s acquisition of competitor Concur. To do that, it’s making it free for Concur customers to switch to its platform, and also offering a way for its competition’s users to leverage its products when submitting expenses into Concur. Read More

  • Forza Horizon 2 Review: A Driving Game That Could Even Win Over People Who Hate Driving Games

    Forza Horizon 2 Review: A Driving Game That Could Even Win Over People Who Hate Driving Games

    Let me start by saying I’m not a fan of most driving games. Any Gran Turismo title has left me cold, and aside from Mario Kart, Rad Racer and San Francisco Rush, I’ve mostly been content to let the genre alone. So reviewing Forza Horizon 2 was not among my top asks for this season’s crop of new games. The launch Forza title for Xbox One left me nonplussed, and I’d… Read More

  • Payment Network Dwolla Picks Up A Strategic $9.7M Led By CME Group

    Payment Network Dwolla Picks Up A Strategic $9.7M Led By CME Group

    On the same day that eBay announced that it plans to spin off its payments business PayPal, a smaller payments competitor has quietly announced another round of funding to continue building out its own platform. Dwolla — the startup that is disrupting payments services by giving users an independent platform to pay each other and avoid high money transfer and bank payment fees… Read More

  • Ebay’s Dark Binary Star Is Finally Exploding

    Ebay’s Dark Binary Star Is Finally Exploding

    eBay hasn’t been a big deal since Beanie Babies. Back when an auction was the coolest thing on the web and real-time JavaScript countdown timers were all the rage, eBay’s main draw was a sort of theatre of commerce aimed at the bored and competitive. You, too, could win a genuine fake quartz Rolex or a broken Barney Rubble bank if you put in the time. The auction/commerce… Read More

  • Atlantic.Net Launches $0.99/Month SSD-Based Servers To Challenge DigitalOcean

    Atlantic.Net Launches $0.99/Month SSD-Based Servers To Challenge DigitalOcean

    The price of cloud hosting is quickly trending downward and the latest evidence for this comes from Atlantic.Net, a hosting service that’s been around since 1994. The company is launching a $0.99 per month VPS service today that comes with 256MB of RAM, 10GB of SSD storage, 1TB of outbound bandwidth and a choice of using Linux or FreeBSD as the operating system. Previously, the company… Read More

  • eBay And PayPal To Split Into Two Separate Companies

    eBay And PayPal To Split Into Two Separate Companies

    eBay and PayPal are going their separate ways, with the payments company moving out from under the eBay umbrella to form its own, publicly-traded company. The move follows a strategic review conducted by eBay, Inc. and its Board of Directors, and is intended to help both businesses grow faster in their respective markets. The spin-out of PayPal is expected to be complete by the second half… Read More

  • AppDynamics Extends APM Coverage To Native Mobile Apps

    AppDynamics Extends APM Coverage To Native Mobile Apps

    AppDynamics, the company that helps monitor application performance issues typically on the server side, announced an upgrade today that adds performance monitoring to native mobile apps. The new functionality came out of Beta this morning. As CEO Jyoti Bansal explained, they have been monitoring the server side of app interactions for some time. Any mobile app can invoke thousands of… Read More

  • With New Ad Publishers On Board, Appsfire Becomes A Solid Alternative Mobile Advertising Network

    With New Ad Publishers On Board, Appsfire Becomes A Solid Alternative Mobile Advertising Network

    Advertising technology startup Appsfire provides some of the best interactive advertising formats on mobile devices. Yet, on mobile, Facebook, Google and now Twitter seem to be the overwhelmingly dominant advertising networks. To counter this idea, Appsfire just announced some of its first advertising publishers, and it looks like the startup is becoming a solid alternative network. When I… Read More

  • Dan Schulman To Lead Newly Independent PayPal, Devin Wenig Will Be CEO Of eBay Inc.

    Dan Schulman To Lead Newly Independent PayPal, Devin Wenig Will Be CEO Of eBay Inc.

    So much for rebuffing Carl Ichan and his calls to split the company: eBay today announced that it would split itself into two separate, publicly traded businesses, with an ex-American Express executive, Dan Schulman, heading up the new PayPal, and an eBay veteran, Devin Wenig, running the remaining eBay portal. Schulman joins PayPal immediately as president and will step up to CEO after… Read More

  • Cloudflare’s Matthew Prince To Speak At TechCrunch Disrupt Europe

    Cloudflare’s Matthew Prince To Speak At TechCrunch Disrupt Europe

    TechCrunch Disrupt Europe will take place from 18-21st October 2014 in London. You can grab an early bird ticket right here. Over the weekend we’ll have a free Hackathon, which you can apply for here. But on Monday and Tuesday we’ll have both the Battlefield and many great speakers. Among them will be Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare (You can follow him on… Read More

  • Pavlok’s Wristband That Electroshocks You For Facebooking Or Skipping Workouts Now On Indiegogo

    Pavlok’s Wristband That Electroshocks You For Facebooking Or Skipping Workouts Now On Indiegogo

    Pavlov and his dogs proved conditioning shapes behavior patterns. A hundred years later, a startup called Pavlok hopes the same theory and its electroshock wristband will make us exercise, wake up on time, and stop procrastinating. Launching today on Indiegogo starting at $99, Pavlok’s app lets you set up goals like hitting the gym or avoiding social media sites, and then its… Read More

  • Basis Unveils The Peak, A Smarter Fitness Tracker

    Basis Unveils The Peak, A Smarter Fitness Tracker

    Today Basis is taking the lid off of the Peak, its followup to its Basis B1 fitness tracker. Like its predecessor, it’s a device focused on tracking your health, fitness, and sleep, but with this time the company has spent some time on their watch’s looks, packing its motion and heart rate sensors into a thinner body made of aluminum and glass. Read More

  • Akamai: Broadband Speeds Tip 4 Mbps Globally; DDoS Attacks Down 15%

    Akamai: Broadband Speeds Tip 4 Mbps Globally; DDoS Attacks Down 15%

    Internet speeds, fuelled by the growth of cellular networks and low-cost smartphones and tablets, are on the rise, and this last quarter the world finally reached a tipping point. Globally, we have finally passed average connection speeds of 4 megabits per second — the threshold for global “broadband” connectivity. The figures come from Akamai, which provides… Read More