• Rakuten Acquires Tokyo-Based Travel Startup Voyagin

    Rakuten Acquires Tokyo-Based Travel Startup Voyagin

    Rakuten not only runs Japan’s largest e-commerce site, but also one of its leading online travel agencies, booking over 3.8 million hotel nights each month. Now the company is expanding its horizons beyond hotels and flights with the acquisition of Voyagin, a Tokyo-based tour planning startup. Read More

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    Facebook’s A.I. Investments Explained | Crunch Report

    Wikileaks releases "The Euro Intercepts" documents, unencrypted web streams give Android users access to Apple Music, India is now Uber's second biggest market, Industry is a new professional network for cooks and bartenders.

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  • Enterprises Don’t Have Big Data, They Just Have Bad Data Crunch Network

    Enterprises Don’t Have Big Data, They Just Have Bad Data

    PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel commonly harps on the tech community for overusing buzzwords like “cloud” and “big data.” He’s not the only one who’s been saying this, but the message still doesn’t appear to be sinking in with most enterprises. Read More

  • SuperDuper Is An App That Aims To Find Less Expensive Matches To High-End Nail Polish

    SuperDuper Is An App That Aims To Find Less Expensive Matches To High-End Nail Polish

    Certain high-end nail polish colors have almost a cult-like following on the Internet. Devotees scour the web and share tips and links via Pinterest, beauty blogs and Reddit discussions in pursuit of the perfect match to that limited edition Olivia Palermo Red Hutch or Christian Louboutin’s Python. Enter SuperDuper, an iOS app that matches those high-end hues with grocery store brands… Read More

  • PayPal Agrees to Buy Xoom for $890 Million

    PayPal Agrees to Buy Xoom for $890 Million

    Xoom, a San Francisco-based online money transfer technology and services company that went public in 2013, is being acquired by PayPal for $25 per share in cash or $890 million. The price represents a  32 percent premium over Xoom’s three-month volume-weighted average price. As stated in a PayPal-issued release about the tie-up, “Acquiring Xoom allows PayPal to offer a… Read More

  • Beet Looks To Record The Feature Film Of Your Life

    Beet Looks To Record The Feature Film Of Your Life

    We seem to have been residing in a second age of social media usage, a technological era of willful impermanence birthed from a post-Snowden culture that fears the concept of content which is immortal by default. It’s in this environment that apps like Snapchat have thrived, but with what we’ve gained in perceived security we seem to have lost in online spontaneity and… Read More

  • Box Joins The Establishment

    Box Joins The Establishment

    Box was once the intrepid upstart, but its recent announcements underscore the company’s growing maturity. By our measure, the publicly traded company is now clearly a member of the enterprise establishment. In the last few weeks, Box has formed close partnerships with the sort of companies its CEO Aaron Levie once made fun of — Microsoft and IBM. Yet these partnerships are… Read More

  • A Look At The Tech That Could Mean We Never Have To Charge Our Phones Again

    Technology that can wirelessly power our devices on the go could change our world. Imagine never having to plug in your cell phone again, or technology that continuously keeps your electronic car battery running. According to Energous Corporation, that day is just around the corner. Energous’ WattUp is a wireless charger for electronic devices. It can charge your cell phone and… Read More

  • Shapeways Snags Another $30M In Funding To Expand Its 3D Printing Ecosystem

    Shapeways Snags Another $30M In Funding To Expand Its 3D Printing Ecosystem

    Shapeways, a 3D printing service and marketplace, announced a $30 million Series D round led by INKEF Capital. The round was supported by new investors like Hewlett Packard Ventures and Presidio Ventures, as well as existing investors like Union Square Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. Robert Jan Galema of INKEF Capital will also join the Shapeways board. Read More

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