• Dat Venture Opens Second Class For Startups Expanding Into The U.S.

    Dat Venture Opens Second Class For Startups Expanding Into The U.S.

    For people who didn’t grow up in the U.S., navigating the American startup scene can be intimidating. Dat Venture, a Boston-based accelerator for international entrepreneurs, wants to change this. Dat, which is kicking off its second cohort today, has refashioned the traditional accelerator model into a program designed to lower the barriers for international entrepreneurs looking… Read More

  • BelezaNaWeb Raises $30M To Bring Brazil’s Beauty Market Online Crunch Network

    BelezaNaWeb Raises $30M To Bring Brazil’s Beauty Market Online

    Brazil is the largest market in the world for beauty products behind the US and China, pushing $43 billion of cosmetics, perfume and personal care products to a population of almost two hundred million. Read More

  • Extra Early Bird Tickets For Disrupt SF End 6/19

    Extra Early Bird Tickets For Disrupt SF End 6/19

    If you’ve been putting off buying your ticket to Disrupt SF, you should definitely stop procrastinating. You have just a few days left to purchase extra early bird tickets to the show at the discounted rate of $1,795 (normally $2,995). Disrupt SF 2015 runs from September 21-23 at the historic Pier 70, and with all of the wonderful speakers and killer startups we’re lining up for… Read More

  • Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 8: Hands-On With Sling TV)

    Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 8: Hands-On With Sling TV)

    There are two potential audiences for Sling TV, Dish Network’s relatively new internet TV service aimed at cord cutters: those who have wanted to ditch their cable or satellite TV subscription, but couldn’t imagine living without ESPN or its flagship show, SportsCenter, and then everyone else who has contemplated cord cutting in general. For the first group, I’d say fine… Read More

  • Microsoft Reveals Dedicated Version Of Minecraft For HoloLens

    Microsoft Reveals Dedicated Version Of Minecraft For HoloLens

    Microsoft showed off a version of Minecraft designed specifically for HoloLens today for the first time at its E3 2015 press show. The HoloLens augmented reality display lets you view Minecraft in 2D anywhere you want, on a wall for instance, but also lets you display a 3D version of the world you’re interacting with on a surface like a table. You can play with others in the Minecraft… Read More

  • Philo Raises $10 Million From NEA, HBO & Others For Its On-Campus Internet TV Service

    Philo Raises $10 Million From NEA, HBO & Others For Its On-Campus Internet TV Service

    The way people watch TV in a multi-device world is changing, which has led a number of consumers – especially among the younger demographic – to cut the cord with traditional pay TV, or just never sign up in the first place. Philo is a startup that’s helping cable and satellite TV providers re-engage this audience at the university level with a live TV service offering… Read More

  • Microsoft’s $150 New Controller Is A Gamer’s Dream

    Microsoft’s $150 New Controller Is A Gamer’s Dream

    Microsoft recently announced an updated controller with a 3.5mm jack input instead of a proprietary input, but this new controller is an entirely new beast. The new Elite wireless controller comes with hair-trigger locks, a textured rolling pad instead of the good old D-pad and bumpers. But the best part is that most components and swappable, meaning that you can switch the joystick for a… Read More

  • Facebook Moments Uses Facial Recognition To Send Friends Your Photos They’re In

    Frustrated with friends who take photos of you, say they’ll pass them on, but never do? Facebook’s newest companion app Moments could retrieve your memories trapped on other people’s phones through facial recognition. Moments scans your Camera Roll for the all the photos featuring a friend’s face, and bundles them up for one-tap private sharing with that friend. They… Read More

  • Xbox One To Gain Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility

    Xbox One To Gain Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility

    Microsoft just announced that Xbox One will soon be able to play Xbox 360 games, which gives it backwards compatibility with the previous generation hardware for the first time. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer announced the news on stage at the E3 2015 Xbox keynote today, and the crowd went wild. This will work with over 100 titles beginning this holiday season, with 100 more to follow later. Read More

  • Referral Marketing Startup Ambassador Raises $2.35M

    Referral Marketing Startup Ambassador Raises $2.35M

    Ambassador, a startup that helps companies like Spotify and T-Mobile manage their referral marketing programs, is announcing that it has raised $2.35 million in Series A funding. For those of you not up on your marketing lingo, referral marketing basically involves encouraging customers to promote your product to their friends and family, then rewarding them when their referrals pay off. Read More

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