• Carmelo Anthony Makes His First VC Plays

    Carmelo Anthony Makes His First VC Plays

    Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony is making a bid for a legacy off the court — with a big assist from CrunchBase. The power forward-turned-venture capitalist launched Melo7 Tech Partners earlier this year with partner Stuart Goldfarb and has since closed 10 deals ranging from a seed for smart kitchenware startup The Orange Chef to Lyft’s latest $250 million cash bonanza. Read More

  • Ebay Now Pulled From App Store As Company Rethinks Its Same-Day Delivery Plans

    Ebay Now Pulled From App Store As Company Rethinks Its Same-Day Delivery Plans

    Ebay Now, the same-day local delivery service from the online marketplace giant, was pulled from the App Store over the weekend, where previously it allowed mobile customers to shop from their phones in order to receive items from nearby retailers later that day for an additional $5 fee. The changes come about as eBay is rethinking how it wants to handle the high costs associated with… Read More

  • Doxie Updates Its Portable Doxie Go Scanner With Wi-Fi And iOS App

    Doxie Updates Its Portable Doxie Go Scanner With Wi-Fi And iOS App

    I’ve been using my Doxie Go scanner for the past two years. It’s a portable scanner small enough to keep in a drawer for when you need it. Doxie just updated its flagship scanner with not one but two new models — the Doxie Go Plus and the Doxie Go Wi-Fi. The Doxie Go Plus, as the name suggests, is an improved version of the scanner. The company claims that image quality has… Read More

  • Host Analytics Raises $25M And Says Next Step Is IPO

    Host Analytics Raises $25M And Says Next Step Is IPO

    Host Analytics, a company that provides cloud-based financial analytics tools, announced $25M in Series E funding today, and suggested the next logical step for the company is going public. Today’s funding brings their total to date to $77M. The round was led by Centerview Capital Technology. Also participating were previous investors Advanced Technology Ventures, Next World… Read More

  • Uber Rides High, Dominates Transport App Revenues And Downloads Up To November

    Uber Rides High, Dominates Transport App Revenues And Downloads Up To November

    The calls for people to #deleteuber keep coming in after revelations that an Uber executive casually suggested opposition research on journalists; that Uber has used and abused its so-called “God View” to access and share information about individual customers; and that some in the Senate are now calling for answers around the controversies. We’ll have to see what kind… Read More

  • Samsung Ponders Executive Shakeup As Galaxy S5 Sales Fall 40% Short Of Expectations

    Samsung Ponders Executive Shakeup As Galaxy S5 Sales Fall 40% Short Of Expectations

    Samsung is looking long and hard at its top executive team with changes in mind, the Wall Street Journal reports, following Galaxy S5 devices sales that have underperformed company expectations by as much as 40 percent. The total sales for the S5, this year’s Samsung flagship device, are at around 12 million, compared to 16 million for the Galaxy S4. As a result of the lacklustre… Read More

  • Mobile-Focused Ad Platform PocketMath Raises $10 Million From Rakuten Ventures

    Mobile-Focused Ad Platform PocketMath Raises $10 Million From Rakuten Ventures

    PocketMath, a US-Singapore startup specializing in mobile advertising, has landed a $10 million Series A funding round from Rakuten Ventures, the VC arm of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten. Read More

  • A Gift Guide For The Childless Who Have To Buy Gifts For Children

    A Gift Guide For The Childless Who Have To Buy Gifts For Children

    Buying toys for kids is like trying to help a couple of strangers carry a couch up two flights of steps. While your assistance may be appreciated, in theory, you’re probably going to end up doing something wrong. To that end, we present five toys that are, in theory, amazing (and I like all of them and you should, if the child in question is old enough to handle them, buy them) but that… Read More

  • Apple’s iPhone 6 Sales Drive App Downloads Sky-High In October

    Apple’s iPhone 6 Sales Drive App Downloads Sky-High In October

    Apple has likely handily broken sales records with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and new app download numbers from app marketing firm Fiksu give us even more reason to believe that’s true. Fiksu’s October App Store Competitive Index found that app downloads through the month were up 42 percent over their September total, and up 39 percent year-over year, reaching a record high of… Read More

  • Meet & Jam Could Help You Form Your Next Supergroup (Or Simply Book A Rehearsal Studio)

    Meet & Jam Could Help You Form Your Next Supergroup (Or Simply Book A Rehearsal Studio)

    When you think about what it’s like to be in a band, you probably think sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. I think schlepping it around London playing in half-empty venues, continually having to recruit a new drummer, and spending too much time organising evenings spent in a hot, sweaty and dingy rehearsal studio. If only Meet & Jam existed back in my rock ‘n’… Read More

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