• Codasip Secures $2.8M Funding Led By Credo Ventures

    Codasip is an ‘application specific processor design tool’ and IP provider. Today it’s closed its first round of public funding totalling $2.8 million to push its technology product forward. The funding is being led by Credo Ventures, a VC based in the Czech Republic, and includes additional funds from multiple private investors. In case you’re wondering, an… Read More

  • Kittyo Keeps Your Cats Entertained While You Spy On Them

    Kittyo Keeps Your Cats Entertained While You Spy On Them

    Do you feel blue when separated from your cat for any length of time? (I hope so, because then I'd feel a lot less alone). Despite their rugged individuality, indoor cats need to satisfy their stalking instinct, keep stimulated, and get enough exercise, according to the Humane Society. Kittyo is a device that lets owners keep their cats entertained while spying on them from afar. Read More

  • Apple Sells iPhones To Reanimate The Pixies

    Apple Sells iPhones To Reanimate The Pixies

    One day in the fall of 1990, or maybe it was ’91, I discovered a box my cousin had left at our house. In the box was a black cassette tape with a grubby label. On one side, recorded in long play mode to fit it all, was the Beastie Boys ‘License To Ill’ and Concrete Blonde’s ‘Bloodletting’. Read More

  • What Is The Opposite Of A BuzzFeed Quiz?

    What Is The Opposite Of A BuzzFeed Quiz?

    “i really feel like we need a buzzfeed-type writer,” our community manager Skypes me, because we’re hiring and dealing with all the fun stuff that that entails, “everyones going in that direction it seems.” “What is that direction?” I ask. “something that you don’t have to click on yet do cause why not” is her answer. This is the most… Read More

  • Lifeline, The Early-Stage Finnish VC Firm That Backed Supercell, Closes Another Fund

    Lifeline, The Early-Stage Finnish VC Firm That Backed Supercell, Closes Another Fund

    Lifeline Ventures has never ceased to surprise me. There’s their annual benchpress and dead-lifting contest every November to find the world’s strongest investor and founder. Or, I mean, just look at their portfolio: Trash-sorting robotic systems. Ear-plugs that shine light on the surface of your brain to treat seasonal affective disorder. They even backed the Finnish rock band, the… Read More

  • David Einhorn Just Cried Bubble And Let Slip The Shorts Of War

    David Einhorn Just Cried Bubble And Let Slip The Shorts Of War

    David Einhorn, a hedge fund manager worth north of a billion dollars, isn't bullish on technology stocks. In a letter to his investors sent today, Einhorn called the current market environment regarding technology companies the "second tech bubble in 15 years." Read More

  • Hipster’s Ludlow And eBay’s Mengerink Are Working On A Startup Called The Happy Home Company

    Hipster’s Ludlow And eBay’s Mengerink Are Working On A Startup Called The Happy Home Company

    Doug Ludlow, formerly CEO of startup Hipster, is working on something new called The Happy Home Company, and he has convinced former eBay executive Matthew Mengerink to co-found it with him. Hipster, for those of you who don't remember, was a photo-sharing startup that was probably best-known for stunts like offering a year's supply of Pabst Blue Ribbon as part of its referral bonus. Read More

  • Tactus Exclusive Hands On

    New Details On Tactus’ Funding

    On the heels of its announcement with Wistron last week, Tactus chief executive Craig Ciesla stopped by TechCrunch to talk about its future plans. Ciesla said that the company raised $13.5 million in its Series B round, with Thomvest Ventures as the lead investor, with Ryoyo, Wistron and other undisclosed strategic and financial investors participating. Ciesla says that the company is using the… Read More

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  • Star Trek And The Politics Of Silicon Valley

    Star Trek And The Politics Of Silicon Valley

    Let’s get outside of the San Francisco bubble for a little while (trust me, there is oxygen here). I realize in a world saturated with protesters who have all the sophistication and menace of a shipful of Pakleds, it may seem like a protest in front of Kevin Rose’s home is the Biggest News in the Universe. It may seem doubly so when said protesters are demanding $3 billion in latinum, and your… Read More

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