• Realty Mogul Gets A $73M Capital Commitment From Direct Lending Investments

    Realty Mogul Gets A $73M Capital Commitment From Direct Lending Investments

    Realty Mogul, a startup that allows accredited investors to back real estate projects, is announcing a new agreement with Direct Lending Investments — the investment firm has committed to invest $73 million in Realty Mogul projects. This is the startup’s first partnership of this kind with an institutional investor, but founder and CEO Jilliene Helman said she’s interested… Read More

  • Yahoo Acquires Bangalore-Based Bookpad, Makers Of Online File Editing And Collaboration Software Docspad

    Yahoo Acquires Bangalore-Based Bookpad, Makers Of Online File Editing And Collaboration Software Docspad

    Is Yahoo working on its own online document creation and collaboration software? That’s the question which immediately comes to mind upon hearing news that the company has now picked up a Bangalore-based startup called Bookpad, makers of Docspad, a service aimed at developers looking to add document viewing, annotations and editing features within their own applications. What… Read More

  • Telenav Copies Foursquare’s Swarm With New Social App, HopOver

    Telenav Copies Foursquare’s Swarm With New Social App, HopOver

    Telenav’s name tends to be associated with mapping and personal navigation, but today the company is trying its hand at something a little more social with the launch of an iPhone app that lets you see what your friends are up to, and if they’re nearby. The app is called HopOver, as it allows you to invite friends to join you and hang out by creating a “Hop” – aka… Read More

  • With Nexus 9, HTC Could Get A Crack At Making An Android Tablet To Get People Excited

    With Nexus 9, HTC Could Get A Crack At Making An Android Tablet To Get People Excited

    HTC is gearing up production of a Nexus 9 tablet device to showcase the Android operating system, a report from the Wall Street Journal claims. The report follows earlier rumors that this would be the case, and suggests a Nexus 9 from the Taiwanese device maker is almost a lock. But HTC is a strange bedfellow for Google in this case – the OEM swore off tablets altogether back in… Read More

  • Notion’s Connected Sensors Aim To Serve You All Sorts Of Home Alerts

    Notion’s Connected Sensors Aim To Serve You All Sorts Of Home Alerts

    The march of sensors into our homes to furnish and flesh out the concept of the automated ‘smart home’ continues apace, rallied by the advent of device certification programs like Apple’s HomeKit initiative. To that end meet Notion, a smart home-focused hardware startup which is currently in TechStars’ Boulder program and also now raising crowdfunds on Kickstarter to put… Read More

  • Skype Gets An iOS 8-Friendly Update With Interactive Notifications

    Skype Gets An iOS 8-Friendly Update With Interactive Notifications

    Microsoft’s Skype messenger got a major update for iOS 8 today, which includes all-new interactive notifications that take advantage of what Apple has made possible with its latest OS update. The new notifications in Skype let you respond to various activity directly from notices as they appear, including text-based messages, voice and video calls. It makes Skype a much more… Read More

  • Twitter Testing A “TestLab” For Features Before They Roll Out To The Public? No.

    Twitter Testing A “TestLab” For Features Before They Roll Out To The Public? No.

    Update: Sources close to Twitter have now told us that there was a miscommunication. This is not a Twitter experiment, and the account has been suspended. Original story follows. Twitter, regularly tinkering with the look and features of its news-sharing platform to drive more usage, could be experimenting with yet another way of introducing people to new things that it’s trying… Read More

  • Apple Sells 10 Million iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Devices During Launch Weekend

    Apple Sells 10 Million iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Devices During Launch Weekend

    Apple has officially confirmed a total of 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales during their initial weekend on sale. This is a new record for an iPhone launch, besting the 9 million iPhone 5s and 5c sales from that launch last year, and far outpacing the 5 million new iPhone 5 devices sold back in 2012. Analyst estimates for launch weekend sales ranged from between 7-8 million from… Read More

  • Tilt My Blinds Lets You Retrofit Your Existing Blinds To Make Them Smarter

    Tilt My Blinds Lets You Retrofit Your Existing Blinds To Make Them Smarter

    Tilt My Blinds, which is currently on track to be successfully crowd funded on Kickstarter, offers a clever way to get in on the home automation action by letting you control your blinds’ ’tilt’ mechanism via a smartphone app, dedicated wall switch, or its own built-in light sensor. No longer will you need to get up, walk across the room and awkwardly reach for the cord to let… Read More

  • On-The-Go Freelancers Get A Business Management Tool With PocketSuite

    On-The-Go Freelancers Get A Business Management Tool With PocketSuite

    Calling all photographers; dog trainers and dog walkers; handymen; hair stylists and makeup artists, plumbers and pool boys. Your on-the-go businesses now have access to the same type of management software tools that other, more sedentary, small business owners have been working with for years — thanks to the efforts of PocketSuite founders Yang Fordjindam and and Sam Madden. Read More