• Last Call To Vote For The Crunchies

    Last Call To Vote For The Crunchies

    Voting is about to close for The 7th Annual Crunchies Award. You have until Sunday 26, 2014 at 11:59 pm PST to throw your support behind your favorite startups, technology, apps, founders and venture capitalists. Will Mark Zuckerberg will CEO of the Year again? Is GitHub still the overall startup? Which new technology was the best of 2013? It’s all up to you. Vote here. Read More

  • How To Get Apple’s Custom Font Celebrating 30 Years Of Mac

    How To Get Apple’s Custom Font Celebrating 30 Years Of Mac

    Apple left an easter egg (intentional or otherwise) in its new 30 years of Mac tribute website today: A custom font that depicts each Mac model from the past three decades of its history as a maker of personal computers. IOS developer and hacker Greg Barbosa discovered the icon set, and tweeted a link so that others could find and download it, too (via Seth Weintraub): @MichaelSteeber OMG. Read More

  • WTF Is Your Wearable Strategy? Well, Here It Is

    WTF Is Your Wearable Strategy? Well, Here It Is

    I’m sure many of you have, of late, been lying awake at night – as I have, on many a lonely evening in my London garret, listening to the wind blow through the rain-soaked city as I dab plaintively at the condensation on the window – about what on earth your “Wearable Strategy” is going to be. I mean. Seriously. What the hell are we going to do about it. Yes… Read More

  • Black Car Competitor Accuses Uber Of DDoS-Style Attack; Uber Admits Tactics Are “Too Aggressive”

    Black Car Competitor Accuses Uber Of DDoS-Style Attack; Uber Admits Tactics Are “Too Aggressive”

    Competition is fierce in the world of on-demand transportation. The consumer demand for better, more convenient car service has exploded over the last two years, and startups are racing to capitalize. In fact, the race is now so heated that it seems some companies are willing to try anything to put the brakes on their competitors. As one of the early movers in a staunch, union-controlled… Read More

  • Mom Meet Mom Is A Match.com For The Stroller Crowd

    Mom Meet Mom Is A Match.com For The Stroller Crowd

    People may warn you that parenting can be a tougher job than you expected, but they never seem to warn you that it can be a lonely one, too. Mom Meet Mom, an up-and-coming service built by three women who have struggled with this difficult, but often undiscussed, aspect to parenting, is trying to help. Having kids changes everything, or so they say. And while it brings joys of its own… Read More

  • Aviary Says It Has Been Used To Edit 10 Billion Photos

    Aviary Says It Has Been Used To Edit 10 Billion Photos

    Aviary is announcing today that it’s hit a big milestone in the use of its photo editing platform — that platform has been used to edit 10 billion photos. And it seems that most of that activity happened in the past year, since Aviary made its 3 billion photo announcement in March of 2013. Read More

  • 500 Startups-Backed Evoz To Power British Telecom’s Home And Connected Devices Offering

    500 Startups-Backed Evoz To Power British Telecom’s Home And Connected Devices Offering

    Given that Google just acquired connected device maker Nest for $3.2 billion, I’m sure plenty of others have now realised that this is the best evidence yet that the smart device space – especially in homes – is really starting to take off. So while plenty have speculated about this next wave there, others are capitalising on it. Read More

  • Kickstarter Goes Tube Clock Crazy, Pick Your Crowdfunded Retro Timekeeping Poison

    Kickstarter Goes Tube Clock Crazy, Pick Your Crowdfunded Retro Timekeeping Poison

    Kickstarter has a fever at the moment, and the only cure is more tube clocks. For those unaware of this type of gadget, a Nixie tube clock uses heated cathodes in a glass-encased gaseous mixture to display the time, and there are currently two undergoing crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter, both of which launched in the past week. The two clocks share the same basic technological premise… Read More

  • VCs, They’re Just Like Us!

    VCs, They’re Just Like Us!

    One of our favourite things about Twitter is that if you follow the right people, its conversational nature can feel like you’re hanging out at Starbucks eavesdropping on other people’s conversations. And when those conversations are VCs talking amongst themselves, beautiful, life-affirming things can happen. Read More