• Docker Launches Its Container Orchestration Tools

    Docker Launches Its Container Orchestration Tools

    Last December, Docker previewed its plans to launch a comprehensive set of orchestration tools for its container platform and, starting today, developers will be able to download and use all of these tools. Together, Docker Machine, Swarm and Compose are meant to make it easier for developers and system administrators to create and manage their portable applications on top of the Docker platform. Read More

  • Google Starts Testing Mobile App Ads In The Google Play Store

    Google Starts Testing Mobile App Ads In The Google Play Store

    Google announced this morning the launch of a pilot program which will allow mobile application developers the ability to advertise their apps directly within the Google Play store. These ads, which will initially be made available to advertisers already running search ads on Google.com, will also only be shown against Google Play search results. That is, they won’t just randomly appear… Read More

  • Opendoor Gets Another $20 Million To Simplify The Process Of Selling Your Home

    Opendoor Gets Another $20 Million To Simplify The Process Of Selling Your Home

    It’s only been about three months since home-sales marketplace Opendoor has been open for business, but it is already making its market on residential real estate in Phoenix, Ariz. As it looks to expand into two new cities, the company has raised $20 million in additional funding led by GGV Capital. Read More

  • Google Merges European Operations To Square Up To Regulators And Rivals

    Google Merges European Operations To Square Up To Regulators And Rivals

    United we stand, divided we fall. So goes the old saying that search and mobile giant Google is now taking to heart in Europe, as it faces off with regulators and rivals in the region. The company is merging its European regional and product operations into a single unit, to be led by Matt Brittin, formerly the head of Google’s operations in northern and western Europe, who now… Read More

  • 500 Startups Launches A $15M Korea-Focused Fund Called 500 Kimchi

    500 Startups Launches A $15M Korea-Focused Fund Called 500 Kimchi

    With its extremely high smartphone penetration rate, speedy broadband connections, and advanced economy, South Korea is one of the richest breeding grounds for tech innovation in Asia. 500 Startups, which has already made several investments in Korean companies, is digging deeper into the country with the launch of 500 Kimchi, a $15 million fund that will focus on mobile companies. Read More

  • LG’s New Smartwatch Will Support LTE But Won’t Run Android Wear

    LG’s New Smartwatch Will Support LTE But Won’t Run Android Wear

    LG is developing its own software for smartwatches after the company announced that one version of its upcoming LG Watch Urbane will run on its own “proprietary” platform. Read More

  • SamaUSA Rethinks Workforce Development For The Digital Age in East Palo Alto

    SamaUSA Rethinks Workforce Development For The Digital Age in East Palo Alto

    Nestled between Silicon Valley suburbs with median multi-million dollar home prices, East Palo Alto is a 28,000-person community that can feel like it has been left by the wayside of the current tech boom. One-third of its adult residents don’t have more than a high school diploma and its unemployment rate is about double of what the neighboring communities see. Some of this is… Read More

  • Samsung Filed The Most Patents In Europe In 2014, U.S. Led The Field By Country

    Samsung Filed The Most Patents In Europe In 2014, U.S. Led The Field By Country

    While IBM is number-one when it comes to the number of patents filed in the U.S., in Europe, Samsung is leading the pack. Today, the European Patent Office released 2014 figures for patents filed in the region, which showed that the Korean company, and currently the world’s largest smartphone maker, filed 2,541 for the full year. In terms of countries, the U.S. dominated the list… Read More

  • LocoMotive Labs, Maker Of Todo Math App, Raises $4M To Expand In Asia

    LocoMotive Labs, Maker Of Todo Math App, Raises $4M To Expand In Asia

    Math can be fun, but try telling that to a small child stuck behind a desk doing endless drills and worksheets. Founded by a former game developer, startup LocoMotive Labs’ mission is to make learning mathematic basics entertaining for all children, no matter their learning styles. Read More

  • Chat App Viber Opens Its Games Service To All Users Worldwide

    Chat App Viber Opens Its Games Service To All Users Worldwide

    Messaging app Viber has quietly made its games service available for all users worldwide following a two month pilot in five countries. The company, which was bought by Rakuten for $900 million a year ago, initially launched three games for users in Belarus, Malaysia, Israel, Singapore and Ukraine in December 2014. The titles — Viber Candy Mania, Wild Luck Casino and Viber Pop, links… Read More

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