• XPRIZE Contender Astrobotic Strives To Be FedEx To The Moon

    XPRIZE Contender Astrobotic Strives To Be FedEx To The Moon

    Astrobotic Technology, a leading Google Lunar XPRIZE competitor, is setting up to become the first delivery service to the Moon. With a low-cost launch, they now have a lander with the potential for precision landings driven by new system on a chip (SOC) technologies developed by Nvidia with help from General Electric. Read More

  • Fanbase Co-Founders Discuss Their Pivot To Nextdoor

    Fanbase Co-Founders Discuss Their Pivot To Nextdoor

    In a video from Greylock Partners (from their new greymatter series), Fanbase co-founders Nirav Tolia and Sarah Leary discuss their decision to close their site and launch Nextdoor. Read More

  • Why ‘Do It For Me’ Is The Next Big Thing

    Why ‘Do It For Me’ Is The Next Big Thing

    Now that we are a decade-and-a-half into the software-as-a-service (SaaS) revolution, many of us in Silicon Valley are thinking hard about the next big wave in B2B software. We’re excited about many themes—mobile enterprise, vertical SaaS, predictive analytics—but one less-obvious trend involves people power as much as computing power. Read More

  • Heal Wants To Be The ‘Uber’ For Doctors Making House Calls

    Heal Wants To Be The ‘Uber’ For Doctors Making House Calls

    These days you can take yourself to the doctor or teleport the doctor to you from a mobile device. Now Heal, a startup out of Los Angeles, wants to take us back to an era of old-fashioned house calls by ‘ubering’ a doctor to your door. We’ve written about marijuana delivery services that will ‘uber’ over a doctor to you for “insomnia” and other… Read More

  • Online Jobs Marketplace Freelancer.com Moves Into Home And Local Services

    Online Jobs Marketplace Freelancer.com Moves Into Home And Local Services

    Make way for one more company trying to carve out a business in local and home services. Following in the footsteps of Amazon and Google in their race after the likes of Angie’s List, TaskRabbit, Thumbtack and Handy, Freelancer.com is launching a marketplace for local plumbers, cleaners, cooks, couriers and others to offer their services on demand in their vicinity, starting first… Read More

  • Fly Or Die: HTC One M9

    The HTC One M9 isn’t all that different from its predecessor the M8 — it still has a premium though relatively thick design, but it upgrades in the camera department as well as in general processing speed. But does it stand out? Biggs feels that the One M9 isn’t suited for the current competitive landscape, given the recent release of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge &mdash… Read More

  • Fintech Startups Navigate Legal Gray Areas To Build Billion-Dollar Companies

    Fintech Startups Navigate Legal Gray Areas To Build Billion-Dollar Companies

    Innovation, growth, technology, user experience, revenue and gross margin have become synonymous with how you define success for a tech startup. What is missing from this list is local, state, and federal regulation; terms that startups in the financial technology sector understand far too well as either barriers to or catalysts for growth and early success. Read More

  • We Need To Get The Internet Of Things Right

    We Need To Get The Internet Of Things Right

    Nowadays, it seems that everything is connected to the Internet. There are connected socks, shoes, shirts, hats, glasses, appliances, beds, homes, drones, cars, and even diapers. Yet, for the Internet of Things (IoT) to play a key role in shaping our future, we need to get a few thingsright. The statement, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” has never… Read More

  • The Year Of Mobile Payments

    The Year Of Mobile Payments

    Ask most people what the state of mobile payments is today, and they’ll tell you it’s just kicking off. With Facebook announcing the option to ‘send money to friends’ via messenger and the release of Apple Pay last year, 2015 has excitedly been dubbed “The Year of Mobile Payments.” Yet what most people don’t realise is that these services are… Read More

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