• TC Cribs: Lumosity’s Brilliant SOMA Office

    Today’s episode of Cribs takes us to the San Francisco headquarters of Lumosity, the company that makes online games aimed at keeping your brain alert and healthy. Lumosity’s games are rooted in academia, through neuroscience and biology research, and that influence is also reflected in the design of its office: Lumosity HQ feels like a mix between a state of the art science lab… Read More

  • Workday Falls 5% Despite Beating Market Expectations In Its FQ1

    Workday Falls 5% Despite Beating Market Expectations In Its FQ1

    Following the bell, Workday reported the results of the first quarter of its fiscal 2016. The company lost $0.02 per share during the period, using adjusted metrics, on revenue of $251.0 million. Investors had expected the company to lose an adjusted $0.08 per share on revenue of $245.0 million. In its sequentially preceding quarter, Workday had top line of $226.3 million. The company, up… Read More

  • Oculus Acquires Surreal Vision To Bring The Real World To VR

    Oculus Acquires Surreal Vision To Bring The Real World To VR

    Oculus VR announced the acquisition of Surreal Vision today, bringing the company’s expertise on recreating real-time 3D representations of the outside world into virtualized environments. This means making things like virtual telepresence possible, letting you “be there” without actually being there. Based on info shared by Surreal Vision regarding the acquisition, it… Read More

  • Salesforce Isn’t Going Anywhere

    Salesforce Isn’t Going Anywhere

    For the past several weeks we’ve been hearing persistent rumors that somebody is going to buy Salesforce.com. The company delivered its quarterly report last week, performing decently, seeing its share price and market capitalization grow as a result. Yet in spite of ongoing industry gossip, it remains unlikely anyone will buy the crown jewel of SaaS. Read More

  • Leaked Site Reveals More Info On “ShippingPass,” Walmart’s Answer To Amazon Prime

    Leaked Site Reveals More Info On “ShippingPass,” Walmart’s Answer To Amazon Prime

    A leaked internal link on Walmart.com accidentally unveiled more details regarding the retailer’s forthcoming three-day shipping service which aims to challenge Amazon Prime. For starters, we now have a name: it’s called ShippingPass. During the brief time the link was live, shoppers were able to sign up and even place orders using ShippingPass, and were able to see which types… Read More

  • Microsoft Doubles Down On Office For Android Tablets

    Microsoft Doubles Down On Office For Android Tablets

    Call it the robot bear hug. Microsoft announced today that its Android hardware manufacturer (OEM) program that sees Office apps pre-installed on new hardware has been expanded to 20 new companies. According to the software company, there are now 31 “partners” in the program. Read More

  • Taxi-Hailing App Flywheel Adds A Group Of New Investors

    Taxi-Hailing App Flywheel Adds A Group Of New Investors

    Flywheel has been gradually expanding its availability in new markets, and also offering new ways for customers to pay. To do so, the company has extended its Series C financing to make room for a group of investors with experience building huge businesses and ties to its new CEO. Read More

  • Female Founders On An Upward Trend, According To CrunchBase

    Female Founders On An Upward Trend, According To CrunchBase

    Anyone working in the startup world knows intuitively that women are not well represented in technical or founder roles — and that quantifying the issue is difficult because data is so scarce. In 2013, Pinterest technologist Tracy Chou famously highlighted the issue in her post, “Where are the numbers?, which exposed the lack of published data from startups and mainstream tech… Read More

  • Nathaniel Popper’s Digital Gold Sheds Light On The Rise Of Bitcoin

    Nathaniel Popper’s Digital Gold Sheds Light On The Rise Of Bitcoin

    The world of bitcoin is like the Lord Of The Rings without the Hobbits. You’ve got Sauron (Satoshi Nakamoto, who essentially wants freedom from law), Saruman (Ross Ulbricht, the technologist who wants to unleash the currency no matter the cost). They are battled by folks like Boromir (the hapless Mark Karpeles), Aragon (Wences Casares, the hidden knight) and the elves (Cameron and… Read More

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