• Fluc Raises $2.3 Million To Improve The Logistics Of Food Delivery In More Markets

    Fluc Raises $2.3 Million To Improve The Logistics Of Food Delivery In More Markets

    Fluc raised $2.3 million in seed funding to expand its business and keep moving into new markets. The new financing came from investors that include Sherpa Ventures, WI Harper, Charlie Cheever, Blake Ross, Zhou Hongyi, and other angels. Read More

  • Pathgather Raises Looks To Bring Social Networking To Learning Management

    Pathgather Raises Looks To Bring Social Networking To Learning Management

    Companies feeling they aren’t getting enough out of their learning management systems now have a new tool that may help with the recent financing and launch of Pathgather. In the learning management space roughly 61% of companies that use services are looking to change them, according to Eric Duffy, Pathgather’s chief executive officer. “I got started on this on the… Read More

  • Black Friday Starts Early This Year, With Pre-Thanksgiving Sales Up 19% Over 2013

    Black Friday Starts Early This Year, With Pre-Thanksgiving Sales Up 19% Over 2013

    Holiday shopping got an earlier start this year with a number of retailers including Walmart, Target, Amazon, Staples, Lowe’s, Sears and several others launching “pre-Black Friday” deals, or kicking off a week of Black Friday-like sales where select items are deeply discounted. The overall effect has been an early lift in online sales ahead of Thanksgiving. This… Read More

  • Let’s Pivot Again — Handmake Me Is An Ethical Marketplace For Handmade Gifts

    Let’s Pivot Again — Handmake Me Is An Ethical Marketplace For Handmade Gifts

    Call it a pivot. Or failing and starting over. But, either way, some of the most successful startups and tech companies have done it. After all, the entrepreneurial road can be a long and winding one. The latest example to cross my in-box is Handmake Me, an “ethical marketplace” born out of multiple pivots by the team behind Hobzy. Specifically, the U.K. startup has re-launched… Read More

  • Vainglory Review: A Solid MOBA On Your iPhone

    Vainglory Review: A Solid MOBA On Your iPhone

    Now we’ve had a chance to actually try out Vainglory in real-world settings: on my apartment’s decent Wi-Fi setup and on an actual iPhone 6 Plus. As it turns out, the game is almost entirely successful at transferring to the the smaller form factor, with only a few minor gripes that can be addressed in future updates. Read More

  • Comcast, Stop Scamming Me So I Can Stop Scamming You

    Comcast, Stop Scamming Me So I Can Stop Scamming You

    Have you ever heard anyone excited to get Comcast service? Of course not. That’s like being excited for a hernia operation. Here’s my hernia operation: every year or so I have to do a dance with Comcast. You know, feigning the intention to quit their service. The so-called trial period on my TV and Internet package ended, causing my bill to nearly double from $90 a month to $160… Read More

  • Homescreen Is Betaworks’ Latest Experiment-Turned-Product

    Homescreen Is Betaworks’ Latest Experiment-Turned-Product

    When someone picks up their phone to take a peek, I can’t help but take a peek, too. Whether it’s a perfect stranger on the train or the girl I’ve had a crush on for months, I can’t help but look. With the latest product out of betaworks, you can take that curiosity to a whole new level. Read More

  • Tesla Has Discussed Sharing Electric Car Tech With BMW

    Tesla Has Discussed Sharing Electric Car Tech With BMW

    A future where the electric car is ubiquitous cannot be built by one company alone, regardless of the hype around Tesla and its progress in consumer automotive space. That’s why it’s exciting to hear from Elon Musk himself about talks between BMW and Tesla, even if they’re only informal, around potential collaboration on battery and charger technology. Musk’s comments… Read More

  • Trading Huge Telecom for the Startup World: RelianceCM’s Big Risk

    In Recession’s Wake RelianceCM Rebuilds A Tech Brand

    Editor’s Note: Fara Warner is the editorial director for This Built America and Aol Tech, which includes TechCrunch and Engadget. She has worked for the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company and was the 2007-2009 Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism at the University of Michigan. Corvallis, Oregon seems an unlikely high-tech town. Once a center for logging, small produce… Read More

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