• Groupon’s Shares Gyrate In Wake Of Profit Beat, Revenue Miss In Q1

    Groupon’s Shares Gyrate In Wake Of Profit Beat, Revenue Miss In Q1

    After the bell today, Groupon reported its first-quarter financial performance. The company, best known for its discount coupons to local businesses, earned an adjusted $0.03 per share on $750.4 million during the period. Those figures compare to street expectations of a $0.01 per-share profit, and revenue of $812.19 million. Down around 3 percent in regular trading, Groupon is now mostly flat… Read More

  • This Pressure-Sensing Stool Wants You To Sit Better

    This Pressure-Sensing Stool Wants You To Sit Better

    Bootstrapping Dutch startup Zami Life is aiming to engineer posture problems out of the office worker’s life with an ergonomic stool that has a curved seat. The shape of the seat is designed to encourage the sitter’s spine to rest in what they claim is a healthier s-curve given there’s no option for slouching on this backless, convex surface. Read More

  • Pangea Delivers Data-Over-Voice Infrastructure In Emerging Markets

    Pangea Delivers Data-Over-Voice Infrastructure In Emerging Markets

    One of the most interesting problems facing the technology industry is getting the billions of unconnected people around the world online. Facebook and Google think aerial drones are the answer, with plans to put hundreds or thousands of flying robots in the atmosphere to beam down data rather than building expensive infrastructure in remote regions. Given the periodic updates we get on… Read More

  • Carly Fiorina Just Played The Gender Card All Wrong

    Carly Fiorina Just Played The Gender Card All Wrong

    Wrapping up her interview onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt with presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, TechCrunch’s Sarah Lane asked a pretty common question for a candidate running for president — if you don’t win, are you interested in serving as vice president? “Would you ever ask a man running for president that question?” Fiorina said. Read More

  • Paribus Can Save You Money When Online Prices Drop

    Paribus Can Save You Money When Online Prices Drop

    A new startup called Paribus, launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, wants to help online shoppers get money back when prices drop. Today’s consumers know that prices change more often on e-commerce sites than they do in brick-and-mortar stores. Amazon alone makes roughly 80 million price changes every day. But what many don’t realize is that there’s actually a way to… Read More

  • Faster Better Stronger Chargers with Nucleus Scientific

    Nucleus Scientific Launches To Revolutionize Batteries

    How long does it take to recharge an iPhone? A few hours, right? Nucleus Scientific revealed a solution onstage today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY that can charge a phone in minutes. With this technology, a Tesla can be fully recharged in the amount of time it takes to pump a tank of gas. Read More

  • Arctuition’s ArcSite Modernizes The Early Stages Of Engineering With The iPad

    Arctuition’s ArcSite Modernizes The Early Stages Of Engineering With The iPad

    Arctuition is hoping to take advantage of the iPad’s portability, flexibility and range of input options to bring meaningful improvements to an area of CAD and engineering that has remained primarily low-tech. When engineering projects kick off, especially in the consulting engineering field specifically, engineers often have to go out into the field and figure out their plan by scouting… Read More

  • DigitalGenius Brings Artificial Intelligence To Customer Service Via SMS

    DigitalGenius Brings Artificial Intelligence To Customer Service Via SMS

    Imagine you’re dreaming of buying a new car. You see a commercial on TV with a phone number where you can text your questions, but the answers aren’t coming from a human. They come from a smart system fueled by artificial intelligence and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). That’s what DigitalGenius, which presented onstage at Disrupt NY, can do. The tool carries on a… Read More

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