• Box Finally Ready To Hit Go On IPO

    Box Finally Ready To Hit Go On IPO

    Box filed its S-1 indicating it was ready to go public on March 24th last year. More than 9 months later, Box has at long last announced its share pricing, signalling the road show to Wall Street is ready to start — finally. But the 9-month waiting period was really only part of the story. Box is the quintessential start-up story, conceived in a dorm room by childhood friends, Aaron… Read More

  • John Biggs Talks to James Park of Fitbit

    Fitbit CEO James Park Talks About Wearables And The Apple Watch

    Fitbit recently announced a new smart devices, the Surge and the Charge and took to CES to show just how cool they were. I got the chance to sit down with CEO James Park to talk wearables, heart rate monitors, and his expectations for the Apple Watch. See, Fitbit isn’t afraid and I’m not sure they should be. While a true popular wearable will cut into some fashion and tech… Read More

  • MongoDB Has Raised Another $80 Million

    MongoDB Has Raised Another $80 Million

    MongoDB, the company known for its next-generation open source database technology, has closed on nearly $80 million in new funding, the company has confirmed to TechCrunch. According to a regulatory filing issued this week, which was signed by MongoDB CEO Dev Ittycheria, MongoDB has closed on $79.99 million so far in an equity offering worth a total of $100 million. That means there is just… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang LIVE

    Gillmor Gang LIVE

    Gillmor Gang – Doc Searls, David Weinberger, Kevin Marks, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today at 1pm Pacific/4pm Eastern. Live chat during the show recording is at http://friendfeed.com/stevegillmor/15bb3b9c/gillmor-gang-live-friday-01-09-15-recording-at Gillmor Gang on Facebook Our sister show, G3, on Facebook Read More

  • People, The Original Selfie Stick

    People, The Original Selfie Stick

    If you’re like me, you’ve been sitting here, counting the hours until CES is over so you can get back to non-CES business next Monday (T minus five hours). Beyond CES, it’s been for all intents and purposes a harrowing, tragic week for the news business (Je suis Charlie). Awkward CES selfie stick images like the one above are a particularly small hairball in this… Read More

  • Here Are The Best 6 Images From CES (According To Neon Labs)

    By the time the booths, barricades, banners and CES 2015 itself come to a close,  there will have been more than 550,000 tweets with the conference hashtag #CES2015 and over 200,000 images tweeted. Based on research conducted at Carnegie Mellon and Brown, the San Francisco-based Neon Labs has developed an algorithm predicated on neuroscience research to identify the images that the human… Read More

  • Micro-Artisan Beer from Picobrew

    PicoBrew Automates Home Beer Brewing (And It’s A Great Excuse For CES Day Drinking)

    If you’re a fan of craft beer, you might be tempted to try homebrewing — if only it wasn’t (to quote my colleague Ryan Lawler) “a pain in the ass.” Startup PicoBew has built a machine called Zymatic that should make the process a lot easier, automating the brewing process and making it more consistent. PicoBrew’s Greg White even pitched it (half-jokingly… Read More

  • Smartphone Makers Need To Put An End To Distracted Driving

    Smartphone Makers Need To Put An End To Distracted Driving

    I’m cruising down the road at 45 mph when – ka-ching! – the sound of a cash register blares out from my iPhone. It’s one of now several deal-finding apps I have installed that alert me to nearby sales at local stores. I love the functionality they provide, but I’m not thrilled with the timing. The phone buzzes some more as the alerts roll in as I coast past the… Read More

  • Mark Zuckerberg Will Hold His First International Q&A From Bogotá, Colombia January 14th

    Mark Zuckerberg Will Hold His First International Q&A From Bogotá, Colombia January 14th

    International users will get their questions about Facebook answered while CEO Mark Zuckerberg is Colombia’s capital Bogotá on Wednesday, January 14th. The executive is in South America for meeting around Internet.org, Facebook’s partnership with telecoms to make the Internet accessible to everyone. After tackling decreases in organic Page reach, the Messenger migration, and why… Read More

  • PYOD Lets Your Print Your Own D

    PYOD Lets Your Print Your Own D

    Ahem. We begin this post by noting that the forthcoming material relates to human sexuality and should be construed as NSFW if you work at a retirement home for men or women of the cloth. The rest of y’all, hop on in! So PYOD is a product that aims to allow you to print your own dildo. The service wants to become your one stop shop for custom dildonics in that you can design the contour… Read More

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