• We need more driverless car accidents Crunch Network

    We need more driverless car accidents

    A driverless car was involved in a traffic accident on a California city street earlier this year. No one was hurt in the small fender bender, but the accident does signal we are making incredible leaps forward on the road toward driverless cars. It may sound counterintuitive, but this crash shows just how far autonomous technology has come in such a short time. Read More

  • ZModo’s Pivot gives you 24/7 monitoring on the cheap Crunch Network

    ZModo’s Pivot gives you 24/7 monitoring on the cheap

    We’ve come a long way from the days of pale beige IP webcams with wonky interfaces and limited recording times. Today’s webcams, like the ZModo Pivot, are motion-sensing, low-light seeing, and notification-rich cylinders that hide out in secret places and store video for days at a time. In essence webcams have morphed from wonky toys to actual tools and, in the process, have gone… Read More

  • Facebook enables Continuous Live Video to power puppycams and more

    Facebook enables Continuous Live Video to power puppycams and more

    Live mobile video is evolving beyond selfie-stream rants and citizen journalism. Facebook will now allow non-stop, long-form broadcasting as long as the creators don’t mind that they won’t be able to permanently save and share the video. The new Continuous Live Video API enables persistent streams like nature feeds, 24-hour windows into major landmarks or cameras trained on a pit… Read More

  • Spice up your Snapchats with Stickers, not just emojis

    Spice up your Snapchats with Stickers, not just emojis

    Snapchat just rolled out an update that lets users decorate their Snaps with the 200+ stickers they released as part of Chat 2.0. The new feature works exactly like emojis — they even live inside the same button on the camera screen. Just like the emoji feature you can drag, resize and reposition any sticker on your photos or videos. The stickers even work with Snapchat’s new… Read More

  • Amazon no longer offers price match refunds on anything but TVs

    Amazon no longer offers price match refunds on anything but TVs

    Amazon has quietly ended its price protection policy on all products except for televisions. The change to the company’s policy comes at a time when a handful of startups have launched to help consumers automate the process of requesting refunds when prices change on online sites, including Amazon and dozens of other e-commerce stores. For example, newcomer Earny recently debuted… Read More

  • Penny raises $1.2M in seed funding for its personal finance bot

    Penny raises $1.2M in seed funding for its personal finance bot

    Penny, a personal finance bot we reviewed last fall, has raised $1.2 million in seed funding from Social Capital. As a refresher, the app offers a chat-based interface that offers advice tailored to your personal finances. This advice includes things like how much you spend on food each week, how this month’s spending compares to last month’s and even income graphs. One unique… Read More

  • SyndicateRoom raises $4.5M Series A to push for growth in equity capital markets

    SyndicateRoom raises $4.5M Series A to push for growth in equity capital markets

    SyndicateRoom today announced a £3.1 million ($4.5 million) Series A from a number of heavy hitting angel investors. The round was led by Abcam founder Jonathan Milner, who noted he is excited about the company’s “superb leadership and a brilliant company culture.” Unicorn AIM VCT was the largest investor in this round, putting down a $1.4 million bet on the… Read More

  • Kleiner is raising two new funds totaling upwards of $1.3 billion

    Kleiner is raising two new funds totaling upwards of $1.3 billion

    Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, long a leading venture firm, is talking with investors about two new funds that would total roughly $1.3 billion, CNBC reported earlier today and TechCrunch has confirmed. Roughly two-thirds of the money would go toward a new growth stage fund; the rest would be invested through a new, early-stage fund. The firm may have a slightly harder go of it than in… Read More

  • Zzish wants to make it easier to create educational apps and use them in the classroom

    Zzish wants to make it easier to create educational apps and use them in the classroom

    London-based edtech startup Zzish is on a mission to unlock the potential of apps for learning, by making it easier to first create educational apps and then use them properly in the classroom. Read More

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