• Hired Sets Its Sights On Los Angeles Tech Talent Boom

    Hired Sets Its Sights On Los Angeles Tech Talent Boom

    Tech job marketplace Hired is officially announcing its rollout in LA today. The company had announced it was in New York City earlier this year and now says it wants to capitalize on what it sees as the third biggest startup scene in the country, Los Angeles. It’s not far off in that assumption. Well-known companies like Snapchat, Oculus and Maker Studios reside down in Los Angeles. Read More

  • Apple Patents An Advanced Smart Remote App For Apple TV And iTunes

    Apple Patents An Advanced Smart Remote App For Apple TV And iTunes

    Apple has a new patent application (via AppleInsider) for a new mobile app that could be used specifically to amp up the Apple TV viewing experience. This would be different from the existing Remote app, in that it would more directly translate the on-screen experience of using both Apple TV, and iTunes on the desktop. From the ground up, the app is based on a different paradigm when compared… Read More

  • Big Data Analytics Go Large: GoodData Gets $25.7M Led By Intel, Eyes Up 2016 IPO

    Big Data Analytics Go Large: GoodData Gets $25.7M Led By Intel, Eyes Up 2016 IPO

    GoodData, a cloud-based big data analytics firm, is rising higher into the clouds itself. Today it is announcing a $25.7 million round of funding led by Intel Capital, with participation also from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Tenaya Capital, TOTVS, Next World Capital, Windcrest, and Pharus Capital. This is a Series E round for the company, which has raised… Read More

  • ScribbleLive Closes $12M Series C, Eyes Acquisitions And International Expansion

    ScribbleLive Closes $12M Series C, Eyes Acquisitions And International Expansion

    ScribbleLive is today announcing the closing of a $12 million Series C investment led by WIN (Waterloo Innovation Network) Fund with all of the company’s existing investors also participating. The company plans to use the cash injection to open new international offices and execute strategic acquisitions. Read More

  • How The Mighty Eagle Is Fallen — Rovio Announces Layoffs

    How The Mighty Eagle Is Fallen — Rovio Announces Layoffs

    Rovio Entertainment, the Finland-based maker of Angry Birds, among other games, is laying off 130 people, or 16% of its current workforce. The move comes because — you probably guessed this — it’s biggest game has gone off the boil and the newer games it’s producing are not taking up the slack, thus growth has been slower than they thought. In a blog post today CEO… Read More

  • Wonga Writes Off 330,000 Debts To People It Should Never Have Lent Money To

    Wonga Writes Off 330,000 Debts To People It Should Never Have Lent Money To

    Payday loans startup Wonga has agreed to entirely write off the debts of 330,000 customers after the UK regulator found its affordability checks were inadequate. Read More

  • Twitter UK TV Ratings Go Live This Month, The First Of 6 New Markets With Kantar

    Twitter UK TV Ratings Go Live This Month, The First Of 6 New Markets With Kantar

    Twitter is today putting in place the latest piece of its global “social TV” strategy, which involves measuring how its users share and discuss TV programs and related content on Twitter’s network. Twitter is turning on TV ratings in the UK, in partnership with WPP subsidiary Kantar Media. The service — which includes a variety of metrics, the creation of a… Read More

  • Apple Now Lets You Check If An iPhone Is Stolen Before You Buy It

    Apple Now Lets You Check If An iPhone Is Stolen Before You Buy It

    Want to check if that iPhone you’re considering nabbing off of Craigslist is stolen before you hand over your cold, hard cash? Apple has just released a tool that exists solely to verify whether or not a used iPhone has been locked down remotely by its rightful owner. All you need is the IMEI or the serial number. Punch one of those in, and it’ll tell you whether or not the device… Read More

  • This Is CG

    This Is CG

    This is your semi-regular reminder that CGI is at or beyond the point of absurdity, that everything on the Internet is fake, that there is no spoon, etc. Because seriously. Look at that. Look at it. I think this is the first time I’ve watched a video like this and wandered right on past the uncanny valley, only to plummet backwards into it when I realized — about halfway through… Read More