• New Mobile Game Developer Ministry Raises €1.8M Seed To Build A Dream Games Team

    New Mobile Game Developer Ministry Raises €1.8M Seed To Build A Dream Games Team

    Ministry, a new mobile game developer based in Helsinki has raised €1.8M in funding from Index Ventures, Initial Capital, Sunstone Capital and Proxy Ventures, among others. To put that in context, Index backed Supercell; Initial backed Supercell and Super Evil Mega Corporation; Sunstone has backed multiple games companies; and Proxy was founded by the creators of Supercell and Peak. Read More

  • Vettery Raises $1.7M And Officially Launches Its Job Marketplace

    Vettery Raises $1.7M And Officially Launches Its Job Marketplace

    As companies vie for top-tier talent, New York City startup Vettery is offering an alternative to the traditional recruiting process. Although Vettery is officially launching its marketplace today, a beta version has already been up and running for a couple of months, and the company has already worked with companies that are well-known in the local scene, including Jet, Casper, Etsy, Blue… Read More

  • “Free” Shows Which Friends Are Available To Hang Out

    “Free” Shows Which Friends Are Available To Hang Out

    Sick of lonely nights at home browsing feeds? Free tells you which friends are…free…and let’s you ask if anyone wants to meet up without making you look desperate. Launching today on iOS, Free lets you announce plans or that you’re flexible, and group chat to organize your congregation. It’s like a green dot online status indicator for your real-life availability. Free… Read More

  • U.K. Review Backs Mass Surveillance But Wants Judges To Sign Warrants

    U.K. Review Backs Mass Surveillance But Wants Judges To Sign Warrants

    A long-awaited independent review of U.K. government surveillance capabilities, conducted by QC David Anderson and published today, has recommended that interception warrants should be signed off by the judiciary, rather than government ministers. Read More

  • Watch Oculus VR’s Special Rift Event Live Here At 10 AM PT

    Watch Oculus VR’s Special Rift Event Live Here At 10 AM PT

    Oculus is hosting a special, pre-E3 press event today in San Francisco, and the festivities kick off at 10 AM PT. The stream above will provide live video from the show so you can follow along with all the announcements. This is probably going to be the day Oculus takes a lot of the remaining mystery out of its much-anticipated consumer launch, which is happening early in 2016. We could get… Read More

  • Sextronauts Want Your Help Funding The First Porno Shot In Space

    Sextronauts Want Your Help Funding The First Porno Shot In Space

    Another day, another attempt to shoot a crowdfunded pornographic film in space for three million dollars. PornHub [NSFW] has created an Indiegogo page to help support their effort to film the first porn in space, the aptly titled SEXPLORATION. The plan is to send actors and, presumably, a camera crew into space where they will film the procreative act. The plan is a perfect storm of modern… Read More

  • Time Spent In Apps Up 63 Percent Over Past Two Years, But Apps Used Monthly Show Little Change

    Time Spent In Apps Up 63 Percent Over Past Two Years, But Apps Used Monthly Show Little Change

    Today’s app stores each may host well over a million apps, but consumers only use roughly 26 or 27 of these per month, according to new data from Nielsen out today. However, the time they spend engaging with those apps is increasing – up 63 percent over the past two years, the study found. In the fourth quarter of 2012, consumers spent 23 hours and two minutes per month engaging… Read More

  • Startups Are Hard In 100 Different Ways Crunch Network

    Startups Are Hard In 100 Different Ways

    The most important part of your startup is your brain. If your brain is not okay, then you are not okay and your startup will also not be okay. As a founder, your brain’s most common state will be stressed out. Anxiety, worry, and sleeplessness are expected. This is because you are trying to do something big with limited resources and time. Read More

  • Product Hunt Levels Up With A Gaming Category

    Product Hunt Levels Up With A Gaming Category

    Product Hunt, the platform for upvoting the top tech products, is making its first expansion outside of tech into gaming and has pulled in game publication Polygon co-founder Russ Frushtick to head up the new category. The Product Hunt Games section will look similar to the main list of the top tech products of the day on Product Hunt, but filled with new gaming products instead. The… Read More

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