• Amazon, Netflix, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla And Others Partner To Create Next-Gen Video Format

    Amazon, Netflix, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla And Others Partner To Create Next-Gen Video Format

    Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix today announced that they have formed a new open source alliance — the Alliance for Open Media — with the goal of developing the next generation of royalty-free video formats, codecs and other related technologies. Read More

  • Edenworks Is Building The Future Of Food On Urban Rooftops

    Edenworks Is Building The Future Of Food On Urban Rooftops

    Avocados from Mexico. Apples from Chile. Broccoli from China. If you take a look at the stickers on the produce you’re buying at the grocery store, chances are they’ll read something like this. Fast-forward twenty years. Instead of driving to Whole Foods to pay top dollar for produce that was picked two weeks ago and artificially kept alive with preservatives and refrigeration… Read More

  • Instagram Direct’s 85M Users Can Now Reply With Photos In Snapchat-Style Visual Convos

    Instagram Direct’s 85M Users Can Now Reply With Photos In Snapchat-Style Visual Convos

    Instagram Direct felt half-baked when the in-app chat feature launched without the ability to send photo replies in December 2013. Still, the private group messaging feature built an audience of 85 million monthly users, and now it’s getting upgrades that make it a true visual communication tool to rival Snapchat. Read More

  • In Pursuit Of Presence And True Immersion Crunch Network

    In Pursuit Of Presence And True Immersion

    The experience of “reality” is a result of our sensory organs delivering information about the external world to our brains via electrical stimulus. The brain interprets this input and creates our reality. The ultimate goal of virtual reality (VR) is to achieve a true replacement for the external world as the source of these stimuli, thus creating true immersion, and a sense of… Read More

  • On-demand Alcohol Delivery Startup Saucey Drinks To $4.5 Million In Seed Funding

    On-demand Alcohol Delivery Startup Saucey Drinks To $4.5 Million In Seed Funding

    Los Angeles-based on-demand alcohol startup Saucey has delivered good times in a bottle since 2013 but held off raising VC funding till now. The service just pulled in $4.5 million in seed money to make its platform more efficient. Saucey origins begin with three buddies who worked together and liked to imbibe after a long day. Founders Chris Vaughn, Daniel Leeb and Andrew Zeck were… Read More

  • MoPub Founder Jim Payne Joins Accel As An Entrepreneur In Residence

    MoPub Founder Jim Payne Joins Accel As An Entrepreneur In Residence

    Jim Payne left day-to-day operations at Twitter nearly a year ago, and now he’s ready to work on his next company Not that Payne has been twiddling his thumbs since his departure — he’s been advising startups and also making plans of his own, for a startup has something to do in mobile video. With today’s announcement that he’s joining Accel Partners as an… Read More

  • Kinsa’s New Smart Ear Thermometer Will Tell You What To Do When You’re Sick

    Kinsa’s New Smart Ear Thermometer Will Tell You What To Do When You’re Sick

    Kinsa, the maker of a smart thermometer that tracks the spread of illness, has today announced their second product in the form of the Kinsa in-ear thermometer. Unlike the first thermometer, which was a standard (though smart) stick thermometer, the new in-ear thermometer is completely wireless, and connects to the smartphone app via Bluetooth. The Kinsa portfolio of thermometers work like… Read More

  • DoorDash Now Delivers More Than Food With A New 7-Eleven Partnership

    DoorDash Now Delivers More Than Food With A New 7-Eleven Partnership

    DoorDash, known for its restaurant delivery service, is the latest in a string of startups aiming to bring anything to your door right within hours of ordering it. The company said it is partnering with 7-Eleven to deliver products to DoorDash users beyond its typical restaurant deliveries. DoorDash has experimented with other types of stores — like delivering groceries — in… Read More

  • Ride This One-Wheeled Gyro Skate They Call A “Hoverboard”

    The mad scientist who started Hoverboard Technologies calls his vehicle an “earned experience.” That means it’s hard to ride. Despite the name, this hoverboard* doesn’t levitate. Instead, it uses gyroscopes like a Segway to help you balance with your feet on either side of one giant rollerblade-style wheel in the center. Read More

  • Google Gets A New Logo

    Google Gets A New Logo

    Google is giving itself a makeover. The company today announced that it’s making some changes to its iconic logo and overall branding. It’s also making changes to the design of its mobile search results pages. The company says it’s making these changes because the way people interact with its products has changed. The idea is for the new logo and identity family to… Read More

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