• Tiggly, An iPad Learning Toy For Babies And Toddlers, Raises Series A

    Tiggly, An iPad Learning Toy For Babies And Toddlers, Raises Series A

    Tiggly, an educational app designed for iPad’s youngest users – babies! (oh, and toddlers, too) – has raised a Series A round of funding led by Habermaass GmbH, a Germany-based early play and learning company, and owners of the toy brand HABA, which is now entering the U.S. edtech market. Though the startup won’t disclose the size of the round, it had previously raised… Read More

  • When The Funding Bubble Bursts It Doesn’t Have To Mean Disaster

    When The Funding Bubble Bursts It Doesn’t Have To Mean Disaster

    Hold tight. Wait till the party’s over
    Hold tight. We’re in for nasty weather
    ~Talking Heads, Burning Down The House One law of economic physics always holds true: what goes up must come down. Last week, my pal Alex Wilhelm pointed out that winter’s coming to Silicon Valley, not in the form of snow of course, but metaphorically. He was reacting to Bill Gurley’s… Read More

  • MakerBot’s Bre Pettis Launches Bold Machines, A Workshop For 3D-Printed Stuff

    MakerBot’s Bre Pettis Launches Bold Machines, A Workshop For 3D-Printed Stuff

    After a slightly surprising move away from a managerial role at MakerBot, former CEO Bre Pettis has finally announced what he’s working on: Bold Machines, an “Innovation Workshop” for MakerBot parent company Stratasys. Designed to be a creative skunkworks for the 3D printing company, Bold Machines will design cool 3D prints, work with artists and inventors, and even make movies. Read More

  • The Biggest Joystick

    Up Close With The Biggest Joystick In The World (That We Know Of)

    A member of the Udoo team, Michelangelo Guarise, was at the Maker Faire in New York this weekend with a special treat: something that appears to be one of the biggest working joysticks in the world. Built by the Udoo team, the massive stick and two Frisbee buttons allowed children of all ages to play emulated games on a little LCD screen connected to Guarise’s creation. Udoo, as… Read More

  • The FCC Hasn’t Decided How It Will Enforce Net Neutrality

    The FCC Hasn’t Decided How It Will Enforce Net Neutrality

    This morning the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) indicated in a blog post that it is “reviewing” a number of legal methods concerning how to enforce new net neutrality rules. The implication is plain: No choice has been made. The FCC claims that it is “looking ahead” to more round tables that could help shed light on which method is best. The agency noted… Read More

  • Goat Simulator Is A Gloriously Weird Tribute To The Old ‘Tony Hawk’ Games

    Goat Simulator Is A Gloriously Weird Tribute To The Old ‘Tony Hawk’ Games

    While the free section of Apple’s App Store can sometimes make it seem like we’re living in an Idiocracy, some weird stuff occasionally finds a way to take off on the paid charts as well. The latest such oddity is Goat Simulator, a game that gives you a small town to wreak havoc in as the titular farm animal. Read More

  • New $15M Global XPrize Focuses On Bringing Basic Literacy to 250M Children Globally

    New $15M Global XPrize Focuses On Bringing Basic Literacy to 250M Children Globally

    XPRIZE, a nonprofit that runs competitions to stimulate technologists toward building products that improve humankind, is dipping its toes into basic education. They’re launching a $15 million educational tech challenge that is looking for a free, open-source and scalable software solution that will enable children to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic. There are… Read More

  • Launcher Adds Shortcuts To Favorite Apps And Common Actions To iOS 8’s Notification Center

    Launcher Adds Shortcuts To Favorite Apps And Common Actions To iOS 8’s Notification Center

    A new iOS application called Launcher is taking advantage of iOS 8’s expanded feature set in a unique way. With the updated version of Apple’s mobile operating system, developers can now create interactive widgets that sit in iOS 8’s Notifications Center. But currently, most apps that have rolled out widget support are offering support for their own applications alone. Read More

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Tech Companies Should Accept No Compromises On Climate Change Issues

    Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Tech Companies Should Accept No Compromises On Climate Change Issues

    Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres today at Climate Week NYC to discuss Apple’s concerns when it comes to climate change, and what the company is doing to address the situation. Cook summed up his company’s efforts by saying that Apple needs to be “one of the pebbles in the pond that creates… Read More

  • AT&T And Chernin To Buy Majority Stake In Fullscreen, Valued Between $200-$300 Million Deal

    AT&T And Chernin To Buy Majority Stake In Fullscreen, Valued Between $200-$300 Million Deal

    YouTube multichannel network Fullscreen will sell a controlling stake in the company to AT&T and the Chernin Group’s joint web video venture, Otter Media. The Chernin group, Comcast and WPP made a $30 million investment in a Series A round in Fullscreen over a year ago. This new deal will likely value Fullscreen at around $200-$300 million, according to ReCode, which first reported… Read More

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