• Ikea Does Emoji

    Ikea Does Emoji

    Few things in life are certain. Death and taxes make two. Other contenders for immoveable universal principles might include the inevitability that any Ikea flat-pack furniture you buy will be revealed to be missing a crucial piece/contain a large, unsightly crack once you’ve hauled it home, spent your Sunday clearing the spare room to accommodate it and unboxed 90% of the pieces. Read More

  • HotelsByDay Lets Travelers Book Daytime Hotel Rooms For Less Than Overnight Stays

    HotelsByDay Lets Travelers Book Daytime Hotel Rooms For Less Than Overnight Stays

    A new travel technology company called HotelsByDay wants to offer a new option for those looking for a place to work or unwind during their trips, when they don’t need to book a full overnight stay at a hotel. As you may have guessed by the name, the company is attempting to break open a new category in lodging: hotel rooms you can book by the day, for roughly 40 percent less than… Read More

  • Datameer Heads To The Cloud With Latest Big Data Product

    Datameer Heads To The Cloud With Latest Big Data Product

    Datameer launched a new cloud service called Datameer Professional today that offers customers a Big Data solution without the hassle of installing, configuring and maintaining it themselves in-house. The goal of this new approach is to put the buying decision into the hands of business units, instead of being mainly driven by IT. Datameer, which launched in 2009, offers big data and… Read More

  • JW Player Brings Its Video Player To Android Apps

    JW Player Brings Its Video Player To Android Apps

    JW Player, the streaming video company that (in the words of its president Chris Mahl) helps online publishers find “life after YouTube, or life beyond YouTube,” has made a big move onto mobile with the general release of its Android SDK. The player already worked in mobile web browsers, so it wasn’t entirely absent from Android. But this will allow publishers to include… Read More

  • New Facebook Threat-Sharing Project Sees Safety In Herd

    New Facebook Threat-Sharing Project Sees Safety In Herd

    Facebook announced a new repository this morning for sharing information about malware threats called ThreatExchange. Using a familiar Facebook look and feel, with APIs for querying and publishing threat data, the system is designed to allow companies to contribute information about common attacks, and thereby make it safer for the group. Early partners include Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter… Read More

  • Samsung Teases Galaxy S6 Camera As Reports Of Two All-Metal Models Emerge

    Samsung Teases Galaxy S6 Camera As Reports Of Two All-Metal Models Emerge

    Samsung’s next flagship device is going to be revealed in just a few short weeks ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress, and the head of the company’s camera division is already teasing us about its photo capabilities. In an official blog post, Samsung SVP DongHoon Jang provided a survey of the company’s smartphone camera progress over the years, complete with a… Read More

  • Peter Thiel’s Mithril Leads A $50M Round For AppDirect And Its Cloud-Based App Marketplace

    Peter Thiel’s Mithril Leads A $50M Round For AppDirect And Its Cloud-Based App Marketplace

    The app revolution that has changed how consumers interact with online services is being played out among businesses, too. And as a sign of how fast that’s growing, one of the startups at the center of how enterprises are using cloud-based software is getting a major cash injection. AppDirect, which has developed a marketplace and platform for distributing cloud-based apps, is… Read More

  • Reserve Raises $15M To Help With Your Restaurant Reservations And Payments

    Reserve Raises $15M To Help With Your Restaurant Reservations And Payments

    Reserve, the app promising to serve as your “personal dining concierge,” is announcing that it has raised $15 million in Series A funding. The company was incubated at Expa, the startup studio created by StumbleUpon and Uber co-founder Garrett Camp. The app launched on iOS last fall. Read More

  • AOL Stock Drops 11% On Q4 Miss Of $710.3M In Sales, As It Pushes Ahead On Programmatic

    AOL Stock Drops 11% On Q4 Miss Of $710.3M In Sales, As It Pushes Ahead On Programmatic

    On the heels of a plan to restructure its business to focus more on programmatic advertising and its bigger content brands, today AOL reported its Q4 earnings that show it still has some way to go on that front. The company (which owns TechCrunch) reported revenues of $710.3 million and adjusted EPS of $0.92. This was a mixed result: analysts were expecting revenues of $721.8 million… Read More

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