• Opera Mini To Become The Default Browser On Microsoft’s Featurephones Before They Are Phased Out

    Opera Mini To Become The Default Browser On Microsoft’s Featurephones Before They Are Phased Out

    Opera Software has signed a partnership with Microsoft that will pre-install Opera Mini as the default browser on Microsoft’s featurephones and Asha phones. Included in the licensing agreement are devices based on the Series 30+, Series 40, and Asha software platforms. The news isn’t as big a boon for Opera Software when you consider that Microsoft plans to stop manufacturing… Read More

  • Shipbeat Is A “Logistics-As-A-Service” To Solve E-Commerce Delivery Woes

    Shipbeat Is A “Logistics-As-A-Service” To Solve E-Commerce Delivery Woes

    Denmark’s Shipbeat plans to offer an API that aggregates the services of leading parcel delivery companies, such as UPS, Fedex, Royal Mail, Deutsche Post, and DHL etc., in a bid to solve the delivery woes of small to medium-sized e-commerce businesses and enable them to give customers all of the delivery options they desire. Read More

  • Meedoc, The Video Conferencing App For You And Your Doctor, Raises $1.5M Seed Round

    Meedoc, The Video Conferencing App For You And Your Doctor, Raises $1.5M Seed Round

    Why can’t you Skype your doctor? That was the question Mikko Kiiskilä asked before co-founding Meedoc, an app and service that lets patients connect with their doctor online via the medium of video. Read More

  • Uber API Terms Bar Developers From Working With Competing Services

    Uber API Terms Bar Developers From Working With Competing Services

    So a quick side note that wasn’t really mentioned in the coverage around Uber’s big API announcement this morning: The on-demand transportation company will keep developers who are interested in using its API from integrating with other ground transportation services as well. Read More

  • Startup Marketing And How Emotion Drives Customer Action

    Startup Marketing And How Emotion Drives Customer Action

    Put down the calculator and ignore the data for a second. Contrary to popular belief, startup marketing is not all about quantitative metrics and growth hacking. It’s time to start mapping out what creates a connection between you and your customer. Specifically, I am talking about driving customer actions by leveraging human emotion through the art of storytelling. Read More

  • 12 Questions With The CEO Of Thumbtack, Google Capital’s New $100 Million Bet

    12 Questions With The CEO Of Thumbtack, Google Capital’s New $100 Million Bet

    In terms of Silicon Valley hype, Thumbtack has flown a bit under the radar since it was founded five years ago in 2009. But with the announcement today that it’s landed a whopping $100 million investment led by Google Capital, Thumbtack’s days of relative tech press anonymity are almost certainly over. For the uninitiated, Thumbtack is an online marketplace that helps connect all… Read More

  • A Look Back In Ballmer

    Yesterday, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer exited the company’s board. It marked the end of an era for the software company, and showed, simply, how much the technology industry has changed since Ballmer first took the reins at Microsoft more than a decade ago. For a look back, I’ve compiled a number of important events and dates from Ballmer’s time at Microsoft, up… Read More

  • Sony Doesn’t Know Why The PS4 Is Doing Well

    Sony Doesn’t Know Why The PS4 Is Doing Well

    Earlier this month, Sony announced that it has already sold 10 million units of its PlayStation 4 game console since its launch last November, a record-setting figure for the company’s hardware. In an interview with Eurogamer published yesterday, SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida admitted that the company doesn’t really know why its console is doing so well in… Read More

  • A Second Act For The Internet Of Things

    A Second Act For The Internet Of Things

    For the last few years there has been a lot of talk in the venture capital industry about automating the home and leveraging Internet-enabled devices for various functions in manufacturing and the traditional workplace. The first wave of this was the use of the smartphone as a remote control, like the Nest’s ability to allow consumers to control their thermostat using their smartphone. Read More