• Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Invests $70 Million In Healthcare Group DXY

    Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Invests $70 Million In Healthcare Group DXY

    Chinese Internet giant Tencent has invested $70 million in DXY (also known as Ting Ting Group), which claims to be the largest online healthcare service community in China. In return, Tencent will receive a minority equity stake in DXY. Read More

  • How To Present A Successful Hackathon Demo

    How To Present A Successful Hackathon Demo

    It’s sad to stay up for three days building something awesome only to bomb the demo presentation. It’s no surprise it happens: you’re exhausted and racing to finish your project, with little time to plan your words, and only a few minutes to say them. So here’s some advice on how to give a great hackathon presentation. Read More

  • FreeCharge, Which Gives Users Coupons For Charging Their Mobile Plans, Raises $33M Series B

    FreeCharge, Which Gives Users Coupons For Charging Their Mobile Plans, Raises $33M Series B

    FreeCharge, an India-based online platform that lets user earn coupons when they add money to their prepaid mobile phone plans or pay utility bills online, has raised a $33 million Series B from returning investor Sequoia Capital, as well as Sofina, and RuNet. Read More

  • LinkedIn Is Quietly Retiring Network Visualization Tool InMaps

    LinkedIn Is Quietly Retiring Network Visualization Tool InMaps

    A little autumn cleaning underway at LinkedIn. The company is quietly retiring InMaps, a tool that let you map out how your LinkedIn network looks. A notice on the InMaps homepage notes that today, September 1, is the last day for you to use it, and that it is being discontinued so that LinkedIn “can focus on developing new ways to visualize your professional network.” As of… Read More

  • When Does Uber Become Cheaper Than Owning A Car?

    When Does Uber Become Cheaper Than Owning A Car?

    Thanks to the proliferation of local transportation services like Uber, we’re entering a world in which people have less reason to drive everywhere they need to go. But at what point will it become less expensive to rely on someone else to drive you around rather than driving yourself? Read More

  • Tables, Tablets, Data And Eating

    Tables, Tablets, Data And Eating

    Restaurants as we know them have remained the same for over two hundred years, and fables about amazing restaurant tech have inevitably leapt to futuristic ideas: robot waiters, food printers, talking refrigerators. Today’s reality is far more interesting and complex than those sweeping visions. A tsunami of technology, both from established industry providers such as POS and IT… Read More

  • Windows XP’s Market Share Fell By Less Than 1% In August

    Windows XP’s Market Share Fell By Less Than 1% In August

    According to Net Applications, Windows XP’s global desktop market share fell from 24.82 percent in July, to 23.89 percent in August. That’s just under one percentage point in a full month. At that pace, it will take more than two years for Windows XP’s market share to fully dissipate. Read More

  • Where You Are Is Who You Are Even If It Is China

    Where You Are Is Who You Are Even If It Is China

    Where your cloud data is stored is, increasingly, critical to determining who controls it. Though many around the globe have become concerned about data storage in the United States, there are worse alternatives. Imagine, for example, if your personal data were stored on a cloud server in China, a nation-state actor well known for conducting cyber espionage against U.S. businesses and… Read More

  • GuiaBolso Brings Mint-style Financial Management To Brazil

    GuiaBolso Brings Mint-style Financial Management To Brazil

    In August a new, homegrown entry raced onto Brazil’s top 10 most downloaded apps. It’s a list usually cluttered by American-made social media, music and gaming apps; but GuiaBolso, a Mint-style personal finance app joined the App Store on July 2 when Brazil was mid-way through a month-long World Cup paralysis and passed Tinder, Facebook and even Whatsapp over the last month to… Read More

  • RunScribe Is A Wearable For Granular Gait Analysis

    RunScribe Is A Wearable For Granular Gait Analysis

    Do you heel strike or are you a forefoot runner? If you have no idea what that question means this wearable probably isn’t for you. RunScribe is aiming for serious running geeks who want to nerd out over exactly how, where and when their feet connect with the ground — and use that data to improve their running technique and (hopefully) avoid injury. Read More

  • Press Fit Standing Desk Review: An Affordable Option With U.S. Manufacturing And Materials

    Press Fit Standing Desk Review: An Affordable Option With U.S. Manufacturing And Materials

    A standing desk is a resource for the home office that’s increasingly common, but they’re still not affordable or convenient in most cases. The Press Fit standing desk began life as a Kickstarter project designed to fix both those problems, with an innovative standing desk design that’s easy to assemble/break down and reassemble, and that won’t break the budget. Read More

  • If Apple Makes A Move Into Mobile Payments, It Could Not Come At A Better Time

    If Apple Makes A Move Into Mobile Payments, It Could Not Come At A Better Time

    Apple, the reports say, will add NFC technology to the iPhone 6, and it will debut a mobile wallet-style service that could include integrations with American Express, Visa and MasterCard and possibly PayPal to enable physical, in-store payments using the smartphone. Read More

  • Twitter’s Timeline Could Get (More) Algorithmic

    Twitter’s Timeline Could Get (More) Algorithmic

    Twitter has changed significantly over the past 8 years. With every new product manager and leadership cadre there have been attempts to make it more accessible to new users and more sticky for existing ones. But the biggest changes may yet be ahead as Twitter considers altering the core of its product: the timeline. If you’ve been watching the company for a while — or have been… Read More

  • Vandrico Wants To Become The Wearables Platform For The Workplace

    Vandrico Wants To Become The Wearables Platform For The Workplace

    If you know about Vandrico, it’s probably because of the company’s cool wearables database we featured earlier this year. That was just a byproduct of Vandrico’s research, however. What the company is really about is bringing wearables into the workplace. Read More

  • What Students Really Carry Back To School
  • A Dozen Apps For Finding The Best Local Deals

    It’s the Labor Day holiday here in the U.S. which naturally means that’s it’s a good time to shop. Retailers are buzzing about their Labor Day sales, with discounted prices and big cuts as they try to move the final remnants of their summer merchandise. If you’re planning on a shopping trip of your own today, here are a few apps from companies both big and small that… Read More

  • Are All Accelerators Decelerators?

    Are All Accelerators Decelerators?

    Hari, a smart and very savvy early-stage entrepreneur, emailed me to ask if it was worth joining a well-known accelerator. I texted an emphatic “No!” We then spoke to each other for over 30 minutes and I don’t recall having made such an impassioned argument. I almost felt like it was my duty to save an entrepreneur. Read More

  • Here’s What We Know So Far About The Celebrity Photo Hack

    Here’s What We Know So Far About The Celebrity Photo Hack

    UPDATE: Clearly this post was written very early on in this incident and information has since come to light which suggests Apple has majorly dropped the ball. Original post: As you will by now have probably read, around 100 women celebrities (including Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice and Kate Upton) have had naked and explicit pictures seemingly hacked from their iCloud… Read More

  • Yohann Is An iPad Stand Jony Ive Could Be Proud Of

    Yohann Is An iPad Stand Jony Ive Could Be Proud Of

    I didn’t think I’d ever get excited about an iPad stand. But the Yohann, designed by Swiss architect Berend Frenzel, ticks all of my boxes. First up, it’s a thing of beauty, with an incredibly simple but clever — why didn’t I think of that — design. It’s also highly functional, in terms of viewing angles and positions. And it’s… Read More