• Mixpanel Adds Mobile A/B Testing To Its Analytics Platform

    Mixpanel Adds Mobile A/B Testing To Its Analytics Platform

    Mixpanel, the analytics startup incubated at Y Combinator and backed by Andreessen Horowitz, is launching a new feature today for mobile developers who want to test out different variations of their app. We’ve written about several startups that are focused on mobile A/B testing, such as Taplytics. Optimizely, the big player in desktop A/B testing, recently moved into mobile. Read More

  • Flash Giveaway: Win A Free Ticket To #TCDisrupt

    Flash Giveaway: Win A Free Ticket To #TCDisrupt

    ***The giveaway has ended for today. Please check back tomorrow.*** Yes, you heard that right. Enter to win a free ticket to Disrupt. We’ve decided to do something a little crazy this year for the ticket giveaways. We’re giving away tickets…lots of tickets. Almost every day from now until Disrupt we will be giving away tickets to our Disrupt event in San Francisco. Read More

  • Standalone Kinect For Xbox One Will Go On Sale October 7 For $149.99

    Standalone Kinect For Xbox One Will Go On Sale October 7 For $149.99

    Starting October 7, consumers who opted to buy an Xbox One without a Kinect will be able to snag one for $149.99. Microsoft unbundled the Kinect device from the Xbox One in a bid to lower the price of its current-generation console. Since then, according to the company, Xbox One sales have increased by more than 100 percent. The Xbox One is part of Microsoft’s larger Windows strategy… Read More

  • Cotap, A WhatsApp For The Workplace, Adds Box, Dropbox, Google, OneDrive And Desktop App

    Cotap, A WhatsApp For The Workplace, Adds Box, Dropbox, Google, OneDrive And Desktop App

    Cotap, a startup founded by former Yammer executives Jim Patterson and Zack Parker that launched last year with the premise of becoming a “WhatsApp for the workplace“, is today unveiling a new build of its product, and a wider remit. Cotap is going beyond mobile messaging and moving into file sharing, with integrations with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive; adding… Read More

  • The Hollywood-ification Of The App Store

    The Hollywood-ification Of The App Store

    Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’s success in the App Store could open the doors to future celebrity-publisher partnerships, suggests app analytics firm App Annie in a new report out this morning which looks back on the latest in app store trends. The game, a joint effort between the celeb and publisher Glu, was the most downloaded game on iOS in July, and helped Glu become the number one… Read More

  • Nutanix Lands $140M On $2B+ Valuation, IPO Could Be Next

    Nutanix Lands $140M On $2B+ Valuation, IPO Could Be Next

    Nutanix, a five-year old converged infrastructure provider, announced $140M in Series E funding today, based on a whopping $2B+ valuation. The funding comes from the two biggest Boston public market investors, which chose to remain nameless (but Boston isn’t that big so we’re probably talking Wellington Management and Fidelity). The company most recently scored $101M in January… Read More

  • Kobo’s Aura H20 Makes The High-Res E-Reader Waterproof – Your Move, Amazon

    Kobo’s Aura H20 Makes The High-Res E-Reader Waterproof – Your Move, Amazon

    Kobo has a new e-reader out that actually could shake up the market, since it offers waterproofing as a standard factory feature on a $179.99 e-reader, with a high-res, 265 DPI 6.8-inch e-ink display. The Kobo Aura H20 basically takes the already-impressive Aura HD, makes the design thinner and lighter, and adds IP67 environmental resistance, which is a tough package to beat. The e-reader… Read More

  • Amazon Promotes Its Student Program With 50 College Scholarships

    Amazon Promotes Its Student Program With 50 College Scholarships

    Amazon announced this morning that it will be offering 50 full-time, undergraduate students with a college scholarship that includes $5,000 toward their tuition as well as an additional $500 to spend on textbooks at Amazon. The scholarships, which will be merit-based, will be distributed in time for fall semester 2015. According to Ripley MacDonald, Director of Student Programs at Amazon… Read More

  • Disney Files Patents To Use Drones In Park Shows

    Disney Files Patents To Use Drones In Park Shows

    If Disney isn’t already the most magical place on earth, it soon will be. The mega-amusement park has filed three patents to use drones within the park, first spotted by MarketWatch. Within the patents, Disney lists a few different use cases for the drones. The first is that they could carry marionette-version Disney characters, with patent drawings showing something similar to… Read More