• Smithsonian’s Giant Leap Into Kickstarter Pays Off

    Smithsonian’s Giant Leap Into Kickstarter Pays Off

    Millions of Americans gathered around small black and white television sets in the hot July of 1969 to watch Neil Armstrong step off the Apollo 11 spacecraft and set his left boot onto untouched moon dust. Armstrong would go down in history as the first man to ever walk on the moon. Armstrong’s suit is now much older and in bad need of repair. So the Smithsonian launched a… Read More

  • Restaurant Delivery Startup Deliveroo Raises $70M Series C

    Restaurant Delivery Startup Deliveroo Raises $70M Series C

    Deliveroo, the ‘on-demand’ startup that offers food delivery from premium restaurants that don’t traditionally offer a take-out service, appears to be on somewhat of a roll. Today the company is disclosing $70 million in new funding, money it plans to use for further international expansion. Read More

  • Opternative’s Online Eye Exam Gets You A Glasses Prescription From Home

    Opternative’s Online Eye Exam Gets You A Glasses Prescription From Home

    The annoyance of going to the doctor keeps tons of people from finding out if they need glasses or updating their prescription. But it turns out you don’t need one of those giant multi-lens machines to do an eye exam. Opternative has passed its clinical trials and today launched its $40 online eye exam. All you need is a computer, smartphone, Wi-Fi and 25 minutes to take its test… Read More

  • PragueCrunch IV Is Coming

    PragueCrunch IV Is Coming

    PragueCrunch IV is an annual celebration of all things central European and startupy and it’s coming back on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CEST). We’ll be holding the event on the terrace at Střelecký Ostrov. If you’ve been to any of the previous events you’ll know it’s a good time. We have special early-bird tickets available now right here so… Read More

  • YC’s ROSS Intelligence Leverages IBM’s Watson To Make Sense Of Legal Knowledge

    YC’s ROSS Intelligence Leverages IBM’s Watson To Make Sense Of Legal Knowledge

    As our body of legal knowledge, court rulings and laws becomes ever more complex, simple keyword searches won’t cut it for surfacing prior precedents and policies. That’s why the founders behind YC-backed ROSS Intelligence are using IBM’s Watson, an artificial intelligence system capable of natural-language processing, to filter through legal documents. Instead of searching… Read More

  • Neglect Is Still The Biggest Threat To Data Security Crunch Network

    Neglect Is Still The Biggest Threat To Data Security

    When it comes to data security, we hear a lot about how cyber attackers are becoming more sophisticated or that cloud technology is full of risks. While these statements are true to some extent, both can be convenient excuses hiding a harsher truth. Today, neglect is actually one of the biggest threats to corporate data. Read More

  • Twitter’s Periscope Now Lets You Mute Users, Watch Live On Mac Via iOS 8 Handoff

    Twitter’s Periscope Now Lets You Mute Users, Watch Live On Mac Via iOS 8 Handoff

    One of the biggest problems with the Twitter-owned live streaming app Periscope from day one has been its notification system. While push notifications are a useful way to immediately discover which broadcasters you follow have just started a live stream so you can tune in and join in real time, its lack of granular controls meant users were faced with what could often be a deluge of alerts. Read More

  • Earnings Preview: Twitter And Yelp Report In 24 Hours

    Earnings Preview: Twitter And Yelp Report In 24 Hours

    Have you recovered from last week? If not I forgive you — after that earnings deluge I think that we all need a break. However, tomorrow has two key earnings reports that will help set the camber of the current tech financial cycle. Read More

  • Ebay Closes Delivery Service EBay Now, Will Also Shut Down Its Fashion, Motors & Valet Apps

    Ebay Closes Delivery Service EBay Now, Will Also Shut Down Its Fashion, Motors & Valet Apps

    Following its split from PayPal last week, eBay announced this morning it’s closing down a number of standalone mobile applications, including eBay Valet, eBay Fashion and eBay Motors, and is retiring its on-demand delivery service eBay Now. On the latter item, the company says that eBay Now was “always intended” as a pilot program, and while it saw encouraging results, it… Read More

  • Google Not Playing Nice With Apple Music Yet

    Google Not Playing Nice With Apple Music Yet

    If you want to stream your music instead of buy tracks, there are more options than you can shake a stick at. You’ve got Spotify, Rdio, XBox Music (Microsoft), Amazon, Apple Music and Google Play just to name a few. One of the players, Google, which happens to have the world’s biggest search engine, has chosen to only recognize a few of them. Read More

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