• Microsoft Acquires Organizational Analytics Service VoloMetrix

    Microsoft Acquires Organizational Analytics Service VoloMetrix

    Microsoft today announced that it has acquired VoloMetrix, a service that specializes in analyzing organizational performance using anonymized data it gathers from across a company’s corporate communications systems. Organization analytics is something Microsoft itself has been looking at, too, and its Delve organizational analytics service is currently in preview and scheduled for… Read More

  • Estimote Creates An Indoor Location System Using Beacons And “Nearables”

    Estimote Creates An Indoor Location System Using Beacons And “Nearables”

    The dream of indoor location sensing has always been just that – a dream. The difficulty of Wi-Fi tracking and other technologies has made it hard for anyone – from businesses to regular users – to figure out where they were in a venue. But the folks at Estimote, a Polish beacon company, may have just cracked the code. Using something they’re calling… Read More

  • Facebook Looks To Tackle Personalized Learning In The Classroom

    Facebook Looks To Tackle Personalized Learning In The Classroom

    Facebook is working to give public school students an education that’s more tailored to their needs. In a blog post today from Facebook’s Chief Product Officer Chris Cox, the company announced that over the past school year it has partnered with Summit Public Schools, an innovative school system in the Bay Area to improve and test their new learning technologies. Read More

  • Disrupt London 2015 Comes To The Copper Box Arena

    Disrupt London 2015 Comes To The Copper Box Arena

    Can you feel the excitement? It’s just a few short months until some of the best and brightest minds in tech will be descending upon London for TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015, and we’re thrilled to announce that the event will take place at the illustrious Copper Box Arena. The Copper Box Arena was built specifically to accommodate the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London. Read More

  • Technology And Data Are Spurring A Clash Of Travel Titans Crunch Network

    Technology And Data Are Spurring A Clash Of Travel Titans

    There’s no way to put this gently, so here it goes: The rapid advancement in digital technology is transforming the cozy world of travel retail into an all-out war for customers. And that’s a good thing for you and me as travelers, because it will ultimately mean more selection, better customization and, potentially, lower prices. Read More

  • Google’s New Street View App Lets You Browse 360-Degree Imagery, Share Your Own Panoramic Photos

    Google’s New Street View App Lets You Browse 360-Degree Imagery, Share Your Own Panoramic Photos

    It’s no “street view for cats,” but Google’s newly launched Street View mobile app does promise to make it easier to explore Google Map’s immersive, 360-degree imagery as well as contribute your own photos to improve the overall Google Maps experience. The app, which is actually an update and rebrand of Google’s older “Photo Sphere Camera,”… Read More

  • Databox Raises $3.3M Seed Round To Help Marketers Understand Key Metrics

    Databox Raises $3.3M Seed Round To Help Marketers Understand Key Metrics

    Businesses of all sizes now have access to reams of data about their performance, but it can be difficult to read the story behind the numbers. Boston-based startup Databox’s goal is to make data relatable. Its mobile app draws in data from different analytic platforms, analyzes it, and then presents the results in customized reports. Read More

  • Skype Gives Its iOS And Android Apps A Makeover

    Skype Gives Its iOS And Android Apps A Makeover

    Microsoft announced this morning it’s rolling out a new version of Skype (ver. 6.0) for users on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Across all platforms, the popular communications app has gotten a redesign, though in Android’s case, it references Google’s “Material Design” aesthetic while the iOS version’s redesign is more focused on improvements to the… Read More

  • Seven New Startups From Silicon Valley’s Favorite New Demo Day

    Seven New Startups From Silicon Valley’s Favorite New Demo Day

    For the second time in its two-year history, in a small space that’s easy to miss on a leafy Palo Alto street, the boutique venture firm Pejman Mar brought together seven startups yesterday to present their fledgling ideas to some of the best early-stage investors in the startup industry. Roelof Botha of Sequoia Capital was there, as were local investors Jeff Clavier, Manu Kumar… Read More

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