• Yahoo Tests A New Homepage Highlighting Magazines, Talent… And Twitter

    Yahoo Tests A New Homepage Highlighting Magazines, Talent… And Twitter

    For the past year or so, Yahoo has been working through a major design overhaul under CEO Marissa Mayer, and it looks like it has now started testing out new formats for its biggest property of all, Yahoo.com. From the looks of tips that we’ve received from readers, and a handful of others on Twitter, the new site will sport a much cleaner look, with a collapsible vertical menu bar on… Read More

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    StoreDot Charges Up With $42M For Its Fast-Charging Bio-Organic Batteries

    StoreDot Charges Up With $42M For Its Fast-Charging Bio-Organic Batteries

    Israeli startup StoreDot, which is developing quantum dot-utilizing fast-charging smartphone battery technology, among other things, has closed a $42 million Series B funding round. It pitches its bio-organic nano-crystal technology as an enabler for faster charging batteries and also a cheaper and non-toxic alternative to cadmium in screens. Read More

  • Rowl Raises $4M To Help You Find The Heart Of Saturday Night (Or Any Night)

    Rowl Raises $4M To Help You Find The Heart Of Saturday Night (Or Any Night)

    Is your inbox cluttered with too many messages from clubs in your area notifying for all the shows coming up, but not the RIGHT shows coming up? Can you never figure out when the hell that band that plays that song that you like on Spotify will actually be in Baton Rouge, Boise, or Dubuque? Or get your friends to come out with you to just hang? Well Rowl has raised $4 million in fresh… Read More

  • Estate Assist Wants To Provide Estate Planning For The Social Media Age

    Estate Assist Wants To Provide Estate Planning For The Social Media Age

    Contemplating the end of life freaks me out and as such, I’ve never put together a will. But then I’m young, healthy and I don’t own much so I can’t say I’ve felt the need to. Most Americans don’t actually. Over half of adults with kids don’t plan their estate, according to a 2012 Rocket Lawyer survey. But who lets Facebook or your other social… Read More

  • Eve Raises $2.3M To Rethink Programming

    Eve Raises $2.3M To Rethink Programming

    While everybody in the tech industry seems to be trying to make programming easier to pick up, most of the efforts that have popped up either repackage the concepts found in existing languages or boil down the logic programmers use to the point where you don’t learn skills that are directly applicable to actual software development. Read More

  • LinkedIn Flexes Its Search Engine Muscle, Adds College-Finding Tools For Students

    LinkedIn Flexes Its Search Engine Muscle, Adds College-Finding Tools For Students

    Last year, LinkedIn widened the net for potential users when it started to allow high schoolers to join its social network for professionals, and today it’s launching a clutch of features that it hopes will get them to stick around a while longer: three new tools — Decision Boards, University Outcome Rankings and University Finder — focus on college-bound students who… Read More

  • Apple’s iPad Update Plans Could Put Gold First And Offer 12.9″ Model For 2015

    Apple’s iPad Update Plans Could Put Gold First And Offer 12.9″ Model For 2015

    Apple could add gold to the menu for the next version of the 9.7-inch iPad Air, according to Bloomberg, and then introduce a 12.9-inch version of its tablet next year. This is in line with rumors we’ve heard from Bloomberg before, which pegged a large-screen iPad as being added to the lineup back in August. But the note regarding the color update for the new iPad is interesting in that… Read More

  • To-Do App Wunderlist Links Up With Dropbox, Its First Integration

    To-Do App Wunderlist Links Up With Dropbox, Its First Integration

    Wunderlist, the task management app with 9 million+ users, is adding a new feature to its web and mobile service: from today you will be able to link and access Dropbox documents through the app. Dropbox will be live first on Wunderlist’s web app and Android app, with the feature coming up in the iOS coming any day now. This is Wunderlist’s first full integration with a… Read More

  • PopKey’s Animated GIF Keyboard For iOS 8 Is The One You Should Be Using

    PopKey’s Animated GIF Keyboard For iOS 8 Is The One You Should Be Using

    Apple is now accepting keyboards that go beyond just offering different ways to type text – it appears to have opened the doors for graphical keyboards, too. Riffsy already showed us an animated GIF keyboard that makes it easy to communicate via reaction GIFs, but PopKey is another startup that came up with the same idea at the same time, and their offering is now available, too. Read More

  • Commercial Drones Are Coming, And Sooner Than You Think

    Commercial Drones Are Coming, And Sooner Than You Think

    When Jeff Bezos talked about delivering your Amazon packages by drone last year on 60 minutes, it seemed like a grand publicity stunt designed to get his company some attention, but the fact is we are not that far away from seeing widespread use of commercial drones –including package delivery and much more. Over the coming decade, drones will very likely become commonplace. Today, when… Read More