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The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Bosch, Flextronics back CropX to help farmers grow more food without wasting water

    Bosch, Flextronics back CropX to help farmers grow more food without wasting water

    A Tel Aviv startup that wants to help farmers produce more food with fewer resources, CropX, has attracted sensor manufacturers Robert Bosch and Flextronics International as strategic backers. Specifically, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH and accelerator Flex Lab IX added $1 million in venture funding to the Series A round for CropX, which now totals $10 million. CropX makes soil sensors… Read More

  • Telegram beefs up its bot platform

    Telegram beefs up its bot platform

    Later today at its f8 developer conference Facebook is expected to unveil a big push into bots on its Messenger platform. So little surprise that rival messaging platform Telegram has taken the opportunity to remind people it launched its own bot platform back in June 2015 — by announcing a 2.0 update to said platform today, the biggest update since launch it says. Read More

  • Facebook adds Dropbox support and video Chat Heads to Messenger

    Facebook adds Dropbox support and video Chat Heads to Messenger

    Good news, everyone. Facebook Messenger has two new features! No sense saving them for below the fold: it’s Dropbox integration and live video Chat Heads. It’s even in the headline. Read More

  • Lady Gaga’s startup Backplane burns out and sells assets

    Lady Gaga’s startup Backplane burns out and sells assets

    “Why do you need money from me when you have every great investor on earth?” That’s the question that caused Backplane to buckle under the weight of its own early buzz. Lady Gaga’s social network builder startup has run out of money, gone out of business and sold its assets to a group of previous and new investors who will try to restart it. That’s according… Read More

  • Smartphones are the latest invisible ally of the Fed Crunch Network

    Smartphones are the latest invisible ally of the Fed

    Throughout my business career of some 60 years, I have always been fascinated by change — the dynamics of change and how businesses, governments and people respond to change. Or fail to respond. Throughout history, major technological trends have had a profound, and often invisible, impact on governments and traditional institutions. In the digital era, this pace of change is amplified… Read More

  • Computing’s future? It’s in your pocket

    Computing’s future? It’s in your pocket

    Technology’s neverending story has always, apparently, been the quest for The Next Big Thing. Whether that thing is something entirely new and transformative — unimaginable except within the fantastical confines of the sci-fi genre, say. Or just a far faster/more powerful iteration of the rough-round-the-edges gizmo sitting on your desk today — one which delivers a bona fide… Read More

  • Slidebox brings its Tinder-like photo management app to Android

    Slidebox brings its Tinder-like photo management app to Android

    A new application called Slidebox aims to help Android users clean up their photo library by swiping to delete unwanted photos, as well as use other tools to more easily organize photos into albums. It’s sort of like a “Tinder for Photos” with a few extra features, in fact. The app is now one of many utilities arriving to address a longtime challenge smartphone users… Read More

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