• The Promise Of Invisibles

    The Promise Of Invisibles

    Flight or invisibility? The age-old question about which superpower one would choose unveils a preference for either showboating or stealth. When the same lens is applied to wearable technology, the question becomes rhetorical. We do not want to be overshadowed or defined by our devices. Rather, we want to retain a sense of agency. Technology should serve as a secret helper. Enter… Read More

  • Taplet Lets You Pull HD Photos From Any Video With A Single Tap

    Taplet Lets You Pull HD Photos From Any Video With A Single Tap

    The iPhone has offered the ability to take photos at the same time as you record video, but capturing photos from video that has already been captured isn’t quite so straightforward. Taplet aims to solve that. Read More

  • A Conversation With DemocracyOS, The YC Non-Profit That Built A Latin American Political Party

    A Conversation With DemocracyOS, The YC Non-Profit That Built A Latin American Political Party

    One of the stranger things that Y Combinator has supported — among the many more interesting things they’ve started to back like prosthetic legs, macrobiotic research and Uber-for-marijuana startups — is a non-profit that built an entire political party in Buenos Aires, Argentina. DemocracyOS is a software platform that allows regular voters to debate and forward policy ideas. Read More

  • CrunchWeek: Yahoo+Foursquare, Etsy’s IPO Goes Boom, And Slack Raises Another Chunk Of Capital

    We hope you accomplished enough this week. If not, you won’t be saving your productivity this Friday afternoon, so we’re here to CrunchWeek with you. This time around Sarah Buhr, Colleen Taylor and Alex Wilhelm riff through the latest Yahoo and Foursquare rumors, Etsy’s mind-bending initial public offering, and Slack’s massive new capital raise. Read More

  • Microsoft Promises ‘Universal’ Office App For Phones Running Windows 10 This Month

    Microsoft Promises ‘Universal’ Office App For Phones Running Windows 10 This Month

    Microsoft promised this morning to release by the end of April a set of Office applications that it calls “Universal” for smartphones running Windows 10. The company has a two-prong productivity strategy in place for Windows: Office 2016 for desktop use, and, for all other Windows 10 experiences, its touch-focused Office Universal apps. The latter apps, according to Microsoft… Read More

  • Trio Lets You Mash Up Your Own Media With GIFs, Vines, Music And More

    Trio Lets You Mash Up Your Own Media With GIFs, Vines, Music And More

    If you spend entirely too much time creating, searching for and sharing the best GIFs and Vines with your friends, then you might get a kick out of a new mobile application called Trio. The app allows you to mash up media in order to create unique “remixes” that combine photos, videos, GIFs and music pulled from a variety of public sources, as well as from your own Camera Roll. Read More

  • How A Founder Can Think Like An Investor At The First Outside Round Of Funding

    How A Founder Can Think Like An Investor At The First Outside Round Of Funding

    The mean case can cost a founder up to $200k in self-funded investment and up to 24 months before they are ready to test outside funding. It is a nontrivial investment, in both capital and time, to test a hypothesis of product-market fit. And in many instances, a founder can fail to give themselves enough time and runway to reach product-market fit. Read More

  • Twitter Makes It Easier For Developers To Add Timelines To Mobile Apps

    Twitter Makes It Easier For Developers To Add Timelines To Mobile Apps

    Twitter this week rolled out new features to its mobile developer platform, Fabric, aimed at expanding access to Twitter timelines from third-party applications. With an update to Twitter Kit, the platform component that lets developers authenticate users via Twitter and showcase tweet embeds within apps, developers are now also able to integrate Twitter timelines within their iOS or… Read More

  • Three Weeks After Launch, Vessel Gets Another $57.5 Million In Funding Led By IVP

    Three Weeks After Launch, Vessel Gets Another $57.5 Million In Funding Led By IVP

    Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has an ambitious plan for transforming the way we think about online video. His new startup Vessel is taking some of the same basic concepts that were successful in getting people to pay to watch streaming versions of their favorite TV shows on Hulu and applying it to YouTube videos. But hey, reinventing the digital video space isn’t cheap! There are all sorts… Read More

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