• This Tiny Sensor Turns Your Thumbnail Into A Trackpad

    This Tiny Sensor Turns Your Thumbnail Into A Trackpad

    Like the football phone or the Dick Tracy two-way wrist radio, humankind has always dreamt of melding two technologies together to create a synergistic improvement on our meager, exhausting existence. Today we have NailIO, a solution that adds a ray of light to our user interface needs by melding touchpads and thumbs. What is NailIO? It’s a wearable sensor that sits on your thumbnail. Read More

  • Soundbrenner Pulse Helps You Get Down To Your Own Sick Beat

    Soundbrenner Pulse Helps You Get Down To Your Own Sick Beat

    If you find yourself staying out too late with nothing in your brain, perhaps you could use the Soundbrenner Pulse. This haptic smartwatch won’t make calls or manage your calendar for you but it will buzz out time while playing a musical instrument, allowing you to stay on the beat while you’re wailing on the sax or burbling on your kazoo. The watch is, quite simply, a wearable… Read More

  • Join Us At The TC Pitch-Off In Budapest And Zagreb

    Join Us At The TC Pitch-Off In Budapest And Zagreb

    Ahoy, Hungary and Croatia, TC is in town and we’d love to see you. As part of Startup AddVenture, we’ll be holding a mini pitch-off in Budapest and Zagreb. We’ve been through this part of the world a few times but this time we’re giving away two tickets to Disrupt New York to the winners so you’ll want to take part. I will be in Budapest on April 18 starting at 9am… Read More

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    Slack Now Valued at $2.8B | Crunch Report

    New Star Wars trailer released, Etsy goes public, startup Airware releases drone OS

    Slack Now Valued at $2.8B | Crunch Report
  • Snapchat Is Paying Ex-Apple Exec Scott Forstall 0.11% To Be An Advisor

    Snapchat Is Paying Ex-Apple Exec Scott Forstall 0.11% To Be An Advisor

    A leaked email from the Sony Pictures hack indicates Snapchat set aside .11% of its stock for former Apple head of iOS Scott Forstall to be an advisor. Michael Lynton, Sony Pictures’ CEO, is a Snapchat board member, so when his email was stolen by hackers protesting the release of The Interview, sensitive Snapchat information came to light. WikiLeaks recently made those emails easier… Read More

  • Glossier CEO On Building A Skincare, Cosmetics Empire Online At Disrupt NY

    Glossier CEO On Building A Skincare, Cosmetics Empire Online At Disrupt NY

    The world’s major cosmetics companies like L’Oreal and Shisheido are at least a century old. But a New York-based startup from a former fashion assistant at Vogue and W is making waves. Emily Weiss is the founder and CEO of Glossier, a skincare and cosmetics line that raised $8.4 million from Thrive Capital and other investors. It started with a beauty blog she founded… Read More

  • EyeEm Raises $18M To Expand Its Photo Marketplace

    EyeEm Raises $18M To Expand Its Photo Marketplace

    Photo-sharing startup EyeEm has raised $18 million to accelerate the expansion of its recently launched photo marketplace, CEO Flo Meissner announced on Medium this afternoon. EyeEm’s marketplace leverages the app’s social aspect to generate content that feels truer than most stock photography, giving even amateur photographers a chance to monetize their hobby. To help find… Read More

  • The Rolling Robot From The Star Wars Trailer Actually Exists And It’s Awesome

    The Rolling Robot From The Star Wars Trailer Actually Exists And It’s Awesome

    Remember that incredibly neat soccer-ball lookin’ robot from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer? The fans started debating about it pretty much immediately, as they tend to do. How the hell did it work? It had to be CGI, right? NOPE! Its name is BB-8, and it’s totally real. Read More

  • Establishing Trust In The Bitcoin Ecosystem

    Establishing Trust In The Bitcoin Ecosystem

    On October 31, 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto proposed “a system for electronic transactions without relying on trust.” Yet, it can be fairly argued that trust, or a lack thereof, has been at the heart of the troubles in the Bitcoin ecosystem since that day. While the technology has been and continues to be robust, the failure of a few individuals to meet their fiduciary or legal… Read More

  • Etsy Closes Up 86 Percent On First Day Of Trading

    Etsy Closes Up 86 Percent On First Day Of Trading

    It turns out Wall Street investors like those homespun crafts. Etsy, the online marketplace for handmade goods, went public today. Shares opened at $31 on the NASDAQ, popping up 94 percent from the initial set price of $16 per share. The company closed its first day of trading at $30 per share, an 86% percent rise from its initial price. Read More

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