This Sunday, there’s a lot you can do in honor of the woman who raised you. But the San Francisco-based startup Samahope hopes that funds usually reserved for cross-state chocolate delivery might be used to finance medical treatments for women in need around the world. Its #HonorYourMom project is soliciting donations for medical treatments for women along with tweet-length anecdotes about… → Read More
Barriers to international manufacturing and high fuel costs have long made overseas production painful for small businesses. Now, an economic trend towards American manufacturing has created a timely entrance to the market for Maker’s Row. The startup, a finalist in last week’s Women 2.0 Pitch Competition, says it wants to become a go-to resource to create, well, anything. Co-founders… → Read More
NewlyWish, the newly minted winner of the Women 2.0 Pitch NYC Startup Competition, provides a custom multi-merchant online marketplace. Users can choose from and register for goods at brick-and-mortar stores which have largely been excluded from the $19 billion annual domestic wedding registry market. → Read More
San Francisco-based startup SuperBetter Labs is shifting the focus of its namesake social game to focus on strengthening mental resiliency, a decision that coincides with the release of its iPhone app and launch of clinical trials. → Read More
As the amount of digitally collectable data grows, we’ve entered a period of homebrew health, investor Esther Dyson said when being interviewed by the New York Times’ John Markoff at Stanford School of Medicine’s emerging tech conference Medicine X on Sunday morning. “People are buying FitBits but writing their own software,” she said, “and as we can make much better predictions, there’s a sea… → Read More
As kids head back to school this month and next, some will find a rather new arrangement greeting them: blended classrooms.
These don’t feel like the ways that many of us attended class, with a single teacher lecturing at students from front and center (“Bueller?”). As it’s difficult–if not impossible–for cash-strapped schools to develop their own original learning products in house, startups… → Read More
The Menlo Park-based company formerly known as iSwifter has announced version 2.0 of its cloud gaming platform to offer more content types and usage on clients beyond iPads. Android tablets, Windows 8 tablets, smart TVs, Macs, and PCs will be able to stream games via cloud service. → Read More