• Photo project aims to take cringe factor out of “techies”

    Photo project aims to take cringe factor out of “techies”

    Techies Project, a photo and interview project that launched today, explores the personal stories and experiences of hundreds of underrepresented people in tech. You might recognize people like Tristan Walker, founder and CEO of Walker & Company Brands, and John Maeda, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. You will probably also learn about someone doing amazing work in tech… Read More

  • Israel prepares for #OpIsrael cyberattack Crunch Network

    Israel prepares for #OpIsrael cyberattack

    The #OpsIsrael attack has taken place every year on April 7 since 2013, and was first launched on the eve of the Holocaust Remembrance Day with a stated goal of erasing Israel from the Internet. Read More

  • How easy access VC funding has softened the startup world Crunch Network

    How easy access VC funding has softened the startup world

    The last decade has seen a period of extremely high venture capital activity, with a record peak of investment reached in 2015. This period of high VC investments has led to many amazing new products and companies, but it also has sparked a “Hollywood” era of high spending for early-stage companies. This glitzy big-budget period in Silicon Valley and further afield led influential… Read More

  • Outlook Premium, Microsoft’s subscription email service, starts trials at $3.99 per month

    Outlook Premium, Microsoft’s subscription email service, starts trials at $3.99 per month

    Microsoft’s experiment with getting customers to pay for additional features in Outlook will be priced at $3.99 per month, according to an updated page on Microsoft’s website, uncovered today. Earlier this year, news leaked of a new, paid version of Microsoft’s Outlook.com email service, called “Outlook Premium,” which would allow users to set up custom… Read More

  • Robinhood preps for zero-fee stock trading launch in China

    Robinhood preps for zero-fee stock trading launch in China

    Robinhood will bring its free U.S. stock trading app to the world, and just announced one of the first countries will be China. To prepare, today it launched a Chinese-language version in the U.S. and began asking users to invite friends and family in China to its waitlist. Robinhood previously launched a waitlist for Australia, but has otherwise only been available in the United States. For… Read More

  • Early-bird ticket sales to Disrupt NY end soon

    Early-bird ticket sales to Disrupt NY end soon

    Planning on making the trip to the Big Apple for Disrupt NY? You might as well save $1,000 in the process, but to do that you’re going to need to act quickly. Early-bird tickets to the hottest startup show in tech end on Friday, April 8. You can get your early-bird tickets here for the discounted price of just $1,995 apiece. After the 8th, tickets will increase to their final retail… Read More

  • Apple has made Siri a baseball trivia guru

    Apple has made Siri a baseball trivia guru

    Just in time for the start of baseball season, Apple has beefed up Siri’s knowledge of baseball stats, scores, and trivia. Siri can now do things like tell you Babe Ruth’s career batting average, the lineup of the 2008 World Series-winning Phillies, or even who won the World Series in 1934. Siri has also learned how to do league-level queries from 29 different baseball leagues… Read More

  • Bkstg launches to directly connect musicians with their fans

    Bkstg launches to directly connect musicians with their fans

    There are countless ways to connect with famous musicians, whether it’s following them on Instagram and Snapchat or buying tickets to all of their public appearances. But on either side of the spectrum, from the passive follow to the active stalking, the connection between fan and celebrity is minimal. Bkstg is looking to change all that, not only for fans but for artists. Bkstg is its… Read More

  • Product discovery platform Influenster secures $8M in Series A funding from Ebates

    Product discovery platform Influenster secures $8M in Series A funding from Ebates

    Product discovery and reviews platform, Influenster, has raised $8 million in financing from Ebates, a leading online cashback shopping service. Ebates is a subsidiary of Rakuten — the multi-billion dollar Japanese holding corporation which owns stakes in the entertainment service, Viki, the messaging service, Viber, and was a lead investor in Pinterest. As part of the agreement… Read More

  • Amazon takes on PayPal and others with launch of Amazon Payments partner program

    Amazon takes on PayPal and others with launch of Amazon Payments partner program

    Amazon announced this morning a plan to spread adoption of its payments service, Amazon Payments, to more third-party websites. With the launch of its Amazon Payments Global Partner Program, the retailer will help e-commerce platform providers and other developers integrate with Amazon Payments so their own merchants can offer the option to “Pay with Amazon” at… Read More

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