• Boomerang Commerce Launches A/B Testing Platform For Pricing

    Boomerang Commerce Launches A/B Testing Platform For Pricing

    Boomerang Commerce, a startup that helps online retailers optimize their pricing and a 2014 Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield finalist, today announced the launch of its A/B testing service for pricing. Marketers love A/B testing to see which message works best, but when it comes to pricing, offering two different customers two different prices for the same product can quickly become a recipe… Read More

  • On-Demand Food Delivery Service Sprig Has Raised $45 Million

    On-Demand Food Delivery Service Sprig Has Raised $45 Million

    Sprig, a food delivery service that specializes in healthy on-demand meals in San Francisco, has raised $45 million in a funding round led by Social+Capital and Greylock Partners. The company plans to expand to the remainder of the Bay Area and Chicago in the coming months, and then more cities by the end of 2015. Sprig’s menu is limited, but is supposed to arrive no later than 20… Read More

  • Wikipedia’s New iOS App Sees An Improved Design, Adds Social Features With Shareable “Fact Cards”

    Wikipedia’s New iOS App Sees An Improved Design, Adds Social Features With Shareable “Fact Cards”

    The Wikimedia Foundation has been steadily rolling out updates to the Wikipedia mobile experience in recent months, and today that trend continues as the organization rolls out a brand-new iOS app. This release is focused on improvements to the visual design of Wikipedia’s app, better search, and includes the addition of social features that allow you to share facts and images with… Read More

  • Home Automation System Seed Labs Launches Silvair Control To Make Your Lightbulbs Smart

    Home Automation System Seed Labs Launches Silvair Control To Make Your Lightbulbs Smart

    As our homes becoming increasingly wired (or unwired) it’s important for our teakettles to talk to our fridges and, potentially, for both to gang up on our vacuums. But how? They can now use something called the Silvair Control from Seed Labs. We last met up with Seed Labs last November when they showed me a working system to control electronics in the home using an open and very usable… Read More

  • Dormi Turns Android Smartphones Or Tablets Into A Video Baby Monitor

    Dormi Turns Android Smartphones Or Tablets Into A Video Baby Monitor

    A number of companies today leverage the ubiquity of smartphones in order to offer parents “connected” baby monitoring systems that can be accessed from anywhere. Often, as with devices like NapTime or Evoz, these include a monitor and camera of some sort and an accompanying mobile app. But a startup called Dormi has historically offered a different take – instead of selling… Read More

  • Biddulph And Coates Launch Thington, A New Super-Angel-Backed IoT Startup

    Biddulph And Coates Launch Thington, A New Super-Angel-Backed IoT Startup

    Every day there are more appliances and devices coming out that have network components. For instance, by 2017, “all Samsung televisions will be IoT devices, and in five years, all Samsung hardware will be IoT devices”. That’s a quote from BJ Yoon at Samsung at CES this year. Samsung is betting on openness as a key to IoT. Why? Because almost every hardware manufacturer… Read More

  • Smart Lock Pioneer UniKey Raises $10m And Looks Outside The Home For Growth

    Smart Lock Pioneer UniKey Raises $10m And Looks Outside The Home For Growth

    Way back in the year 2011 Phil Dumas’ company UniKey Technologies debuted its product on Shark Tank. It was a lock that used your smartphone as a key. Disruption! At the time smart locks were not really a thing yet UniKey plowed yet as the market exploded with similar products. Now, five years after its primetime debut, UniKey is announcing an oversubscribed Series A to charge forward… Read More

  • To Promote Diversity, Apple Increases The Number Of WWDC Scholarships

    To Promote Diversity, Apple Increases The Number Of WWDC Scholarships

    To encourage greater diversity amongst its developer community, Apple announced it’s increasing the number of WWDC scholarships this year which provide students and developers the opportunity to attend Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference taking place this June in San Francisco. Last year, Apple offered 200 scholarships by working with the National Center for Women &… Read More

  • Team Messaging App Fleep Adds ID Feature To Wean You Off Email

    Team Messaging App Fleep Adds ID Feature To Wean You Off Email

    Fleep, the team messaging app built and backed by a number of ex-Skype engineers, is another step further in its mission to help wean you off email. Read More

  • Sources: Yahoo In Talks To Buy Foursquare

    Sources: Yahoo In Talks To Buy Foursquare

    Yahoo has been busy rebuilding its business around mobile under CEO Marissa Mayer, and soon it could make one of its biggest bets yet on the platform. We have heard perennially that the company has been looking to buy Foursquare, the New York startup behind the eponymous local search app and location-based social “check-in” app Swarm. The latest rumor we are hearing is giving… Read More

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