• Following Blockbuster Q2 Results, Twitter’s Stock Opens At Four-Month High

    Following Blockbuster Q2 Results, Twitter’s Stock Opens At Four-Month High

    Twitter is out of the woods — or so it seems. Following yesterday’s impressive earnings report, the company has had a quick and clear reaction from the stock market. Yesterday evening, Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) was up 30 percent in after-hours trading. This morning, shares opened at $47.01, 21.8 percent above yesterday’s closing price of $38.59 — it’s a four-month… Read More

  • Fling Pulls Early Eyeballs With A Random Message-Bombing Feature

    Fling Pulls Early Eyeballs With A Random Message-Bombing Feature

    Make way for (yet) another messaging app. Fling, for that is its name, has a twist — as all messaging apps must now have — in the form of a random message-flinging interface which sends your photo or text (or captioned photo) to up to 50 other users anywhere around the world. Read More

  • Founders On Depression

    Founders On Depression

    Last month, I wrote a post asking people working in startups to seek help if they are dealing with depression. It was a personal plea, because I have dealt with depressive episodes since I was a teenager and hate thinking about other people suffering without support. The scope of my advice is limited, however, because I don’t have the experience of balancing the emotional and… Read More

  • Square Reveals A Reader For Chip Payment Cards Ahead Of Coming U.S. Launch

    Square Reveals A Reader For Chip Payment Cards Ahead Of Coming U.S. Launch

    Square is set to bring its payment card reader for mobile devices in line with modern tech used most places in the world outside of the U.S. – today it revealed its upcoming EMV and chip-compatible dongle, which will be available soon for pre-order with an estimated ship date of sometime in 2015. The new reader looks very similar to the existing one, but it’s designed to read… Read More

  • Movidius Launches Improved Version Of The Vision Processor That Powers Google’s Project Tango

    Movidius Launches Improved Version Of The Vision Processor That Powers Google’s Project Tango

    Movidius isn’t exactly a household name (yet), but chances are you came across the company’s name when Google launched its Project Tango smartphones and tablets earlier this year. Those are Google’s testbeds for seeing what developers can achieve when mobile devices have advanced 3D sensing on a phone and Movidius provided the specialized vision processor for those devices. Read More

  • Ex-Zynga Developers Land $2.5 Million For New Studio JuiceBox Games

    Ex-Zynga Developers Land $2.5 Million For New Studio JuiceBox Games

    Three former Zynga developers have raised $2.5 million to build out their new gaming studio, JuiceBox Games, on the back of the release of their first gaming title HonorBound. With 3 million downloads and counting, JuiceBox’s first game is already generating revenue for the company. The game is ranked 94 on the list of top-grossing apps with a daily revenue estimate of $14,726 and… Read More

  • Nintendo Posts A Loss Despite Wii U Sales Tripling During The Quarter

    Nintendo Posts A Loss Despite Wii U Sales Tripling During The Quarter

    Nintendo’s quarterly results are out (via WSJ), and the company saw disappointing sales of both its hardware platforms, with the Wii U managing to triple sales but still only achieving 510,000 units shipped overall, and the Nintendo 3DS dropping below a million units moved with a 41 percent decline in sales year-over-year. The release of Mario Kart 8 still managed to buoy the… Read More

  • Giant Pixel Launches Nama, A Project Management Tool That’s The First Company From Its Venture Studio

    Giant Pixel Launches Nama, A Project Management Tool That’s The First Company From Its Venture Studio

    San Francisco-based venture studio The Giant Pixel is officially launching the first of three projects that it’s been cooking in its SoMA offices with the unveiling of the new startup Nama. Named for the Japanese word for “fresh” Nama is a project management application that the startup lab is hoping can take on companies like Podio and Atlassian. Nama began as an… Read More

  • Robocoin Opens The First Bitcoin ATM In Vegas, Baby

    Robocoin Opens The First Bitcoin ATM In Vegas, Baby

    Luck be a protected cryptocurrency-based transaction via a highly secure, distributed network tonight! Robocoin, a bitcoin ATM company, has announced that they’ve placed the first bitcoin ATM on the Las Vegas strip where the high-rollers and low- can go to turn their winnings into crypto cash. Read More

  • Google’s European Privacy Rights Debate Forum Calls For Public To Weigh In

    Google’s European Privacy Rights Debate Forum Calls For Public To Weigh In

    Earlier this month Google announced its committee of Google-selected “experts” who are sitting in public judgement on Europe’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ (RTBF) ruling — by interrogating privacy-related issues, holding public meetings, banging the debate drum and generally doing the work of a public policy think tank at Google’s behest. Read More