• With Mimo, MIT Alums Are Disrupting The Baby Nursery, Onesie At A Time

    With Mimo, MIT Alums Are Disrupting The Baby Nursery, Onesie At A Time

    For all the innovation that has come out of startups, few have addressed one of the hardest tasks in the world: caring for a newborn infant. Whether it is providing milk at 3 a.m. or ensuring that the baby is exposed to the right shapes and sounds appropriate for its age, parents are faced with a near-constant barrage of challenges, often under incredible pressure and stress. Read More

  • The Fragility Of Our Connected World

    The Fragility Of Our Connected World

    A decade ago, one would have never predicted the sheer size and impact the Internet has made on our planet. Now, with everything including government, healthcare, commerce and financial services brokered through connected devices, the stakes are much higher. Within the past month alone, Internet connectivity made headlines in Cuba after the U.S. trade embargo was lifted, in North Korea as… Read More

  • Pinterest Brings Ads To Users’ Home Feeds

    Pinterest Brings Ads To Users’ Home Feeds

    More users will be seeing ads on Pinterest, the company announced on Tuesday, detailing an expanded test of its advertising product which will now place ads in the form of “Promoted Pins” directly in users’ home feeds. Because the home feed is the first thing you see when landing on Pinterest’s site, this will make the advertisements more visible to users of the… Read More

  • Google Brings Fiber To Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville And Raleigh-Durham

    Google Brings Fiber To Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville And Raleigh-Durham

    After a few weeks of rumors, Google today officially announced that it is bringing its Google Fiber Internet and TV service to 18 new cities in four metro areas. These include Atlanta, Ga., Charlotte, N.C., Nashville, Tenn., and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. This marks Google’s largest expansion of its gigabit network yet. Read More

  • YC-Backed Final Raises A Million For Its Fraud-Fighting Credit Card

    YC-Backed Final Raises A Million For Its Fraud-Fighting Credit Card

    Credit card startup Final, which is focused on combating fraud online and off while giving consumers more control over their spending, has raised $1 million in seed funding from investors including Ludlow Ventures, T5 Capital Partners, Y Combinator and other fintech angels, in advance of the launch of its 2015 pilot program. The company tells us it already has 37,000 consumers signed up on… Read More

  • iOS 8.1.3 Arrives, With Lighter Storage Requirements For Updates And Spotlight Fix

    iOS 8.1.3 Arrives, With Lighter Storage Requirements For Updates And Spotlight Fix

    Apple has issued iOS 8.1.3, and update for its mobile devices that fixes a number of bugs, and makes it so that iOS requires less free storage space on your hardware (this update itself comes in at 247 MB) to actually perform an update. Especially with iOS 8’s launch, users without much free space on their device had difficulty updating because of the size of the software download itself. Read More

  • Facebook Expands Its Tools For Measuring When Ads Lead To Online And Offline Sales

    Facebook Expands Its Tools For Measuring When Ads Lead To Online And Offline Sales

    If you’re a Facebook advertiser wondering whether your ad actually convinced people to buy your product, well, you may now be able to measure that directly. The company has worked with measurement companies like Nielsen and Datalogix to study ad effectiveness in the past, and it’s been adding offline measurement data to its Custom Audiences ad targeting tool. Read More

  • DoorDash Comes To San Francisco, Because Lord Knows We Need Another Food Delivery Option

    DoorDash Comes To San Francisco, Because Lord Knows We Need Another Food Delivery Option

    As DoorDash becomes available in SF, the company will have more than 100 restaurant options available for customers. However, at least at launch, the service will only be available is certain neighborhoods, like the Mission, Castro, Noe Valley, and Potrero. Read More

  • Hands-On With Snapchat Discover: Fun Content For Short Attention Spans

    Hands-On With Snapchat Discover: Fun Content For Short Attention Spans

    Snapchat today launched its media hub Discover. With bite-sized content blips that mix photos, videos, and text, it could become a millenial entertainment destination. And by mixing in pre-rolls and looping video interstitial advertising, Snapchat may have found how to turn storytelling into a serious business. To access Discover, users swipe left until the see a screen of buttons that open… Read More

  • New Apple Pay Deal Gives It Greater Presence In A Key Market: Self-Serve

    New Apple Pay Deal Gives It Greater Presence In A Key Market: Self-Serve

    Apple has a new partnership in place with USA Technologies that will help it accept Apple Pay at approximately 200,000 in-use self-serve payment terminals, 9to5Mac reports. The roll-out will bring Apple Pay to coffee machines, snack dispensers, laundromats, goods kiosks, amusement part ticket machines, car wastes, transit ticket and taxi terminals and more. USA Technologies has a list of… Read More

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