• EHANG, Maker Of Ghost Drone, Raises $10M Series A Led By GGV Capital

    EHANG, Maker Of Ghost Drone, Raises $10M Series A Led By GGV Capital

    Though the market is still in its early stages, drone startups are becoming increasingly popular among venture capital firms. One of the latest companies to benefit is EHANG, maker of Ghost Drone, which users can control by tilting their smartphones. The company announced today that it has raised a $10 million Series A led by GGV Capital, with participation from entrepreneurs Xiaoping Xu… Read More

  • Flurry Finds That Apple Devices And Phablets Scored Big On Christmas

    Flurry Finds That Apple Devices And Phablets Scored Big On Christmas

    Flurry has released its annual Christmas report. Each year, the holiday sees the highest number of device activations and app installations as people open presents, and last week was no exception. What is interesting is that 51.3 percent of new devices activated were made by Apple, compared to 17.7 percent for Samsung, and 5.8 percent for Nokia. Read More

  • Flow Wireless Controller

    Designers Are Ditching The Mouse For The “Flow” 3D Motion Touch Controller

    Sliders suck. “Little too far to the left. Ugh. Little too far to the right. ARRHGH!!!” The mouse can be a frustrating controller for Photoshop, Final Cut, AutoCAD or even Spotify. But a new input device called Flow lets you play your computer like an instrument, with infinite dexterity through feeling rather than sight. Read More

  • Tattly | Built in Brooklyn

    Built In Brooklyn: Tattly Works With Artists And Designers To Create Sweet-Looking Temporary Tattoos

    Thanks to Tattly, the Dumbo-based startup featured in our latest episode of Built in Brooklyn, you can adorn your skin with temporary tattoos created by professional artists and designers. Founder and CEO Tina Roth Eisenberg told me that she was inspired to create the company when her daughter returned home with temporary tattoos that Eisenberg described as “hideous” and… Read More

  • Google X’s Astro Teller Says Wearables Still Need A Killer App

    Google X’s Astro Teller Says Wearables Still Need A Killer App

    Back in November, I had a chance to visit Google’s Mountain View headquarters to chat with Astro Teller, the head of Google X’s so-called “moonshot” projects, about the past, present, and future of wearables. Read More

  • Microsoft Is Rumored To Be Building A New Browser That Is Not Internet Explorer

    Microsoft Is Rumored To Be Building A New Browser That Is Not Internet Explorer

    Remember when Chrome was fast? Microsoft might, if ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley’s recent report that the software company is building a lightweight browser, codenamed “Spartan,” bears out. According to Foley, Spartan is “new” and “isn’t [Internet Explorer].” Her post notes that it could be set free inside of the Windows 10 release schedule. In… Read More

  • Latest Snowden Revelations Expose Scope Of NSA Interceptions

    Latest Snowden Revelations Expose Scope Of NSA Interceptions

    Over the weekend, German news outlet Spiegel published a story about the NSA’s ability to crack encrypted forms of communication, exposing the agency’s routine interception of SSL/TLS, which are used by web servers to transmit sensitive information. The report also exposed the fact that the agency has the ability to decrypt a virtual private network. Read More

  • From Internet To Internets

    From Internet To Internets

    Over the past few days, China has blocked access to servers required to use Gmail through its Great Firewall. Earlier this month, Spain passed a law that requires Google to pay fees to publishers for every single snippet of a news article the company uses with Google News. Russia blocked the websites of several of Vladimir Putin’s critics, and also convinced Facebook to block the page of… Read More

  • Biz2Credit Gets $250 Million Commitment

    Biz2Credit Gets $250 Million Commitment

    Lending startups are en vogue this year, with LendingClub and OnDeck planting the flag for the industry in public markets (and offering healthy returns to investors). But there’s a crop of other lenders and service providers waiting in the wings, like Biz2Credit, which just received a $250 million commitment from investment firm Direct Lending Investments. Read More

  • Xiaomi Confirms It Raised $1.1B At $45B Valuation

    Xiaomi Confirms It Raised $1.1B At $45B Valuation

    Xiaomi, the fast-growing Chinese hardware company best known for its low-cost smartphones, confirmed today that has raised $1.1 billion in new funding at a valuation of $45 billion. In a Facebook post, Xiaomi co-founder and president Bin Lin said the round was raised from investors including All-Stars Investment, DST, GIC, Hopu Fund, and Yunfeng Capital. Read More

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