• Y Combinator-Backed Vatler Wants To Be Your On-Demand Valet

    Y Combinator-Backed Vatler Wants To Be Your On-Demand Valet

    Vatler hopes to offer an alternative to having to deal with all that. It provides a way for you to order a valet through a mobile app, enabling you to drop your car off in front of your office and then request it whenever you’re ready to leave. Read More

  • Coinbase Acquires Blockchain Explorer Blockr.io

    Coinbase Acquires Blockchain Explorer Blockr.io

    A small consolidation wave in the Bitcoin space continues as bigger, better-funded companies scoop up teams of talented designers and engineers. Coinbase, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed Bitcoin wallet and merchant processing company, completed another talent acquisition today with the purchase of Blockr.io. Blockr.io is a popular explorer for the Blockchain, or the distributed public ledger… Read More

  • Uber Back Online In Berlin And Hamburg After Court Suspends Earlier Ban

    Uber Back Online In Berlin And Hamburg After Court Suspends Earlier Ban

    Four days after being banned in Berlin by local taxi regulators on safety grounds, Uber is back on track in both that city and Hamburg. The company just released a statement confirming the news after the presiding judge of the Berlin Administrative Court today suspended the regulator’s ban on Uber “until further notice”. The ruling said Uber can continue its business in… Read More

  • The Saleen FourSixteen Is A Faster, Louder And More Slippery Tesla Model S

    The Saleen FourSixteen Is A Faster, Louder And More Slippery Tesla Model S

    The Tesla Model S is already a shockingly quick car. The electric drive train will propel the car to 60 miles per hour in just over five seconds. But that’s not fast enough for Steve Saleen, owner of Saleen Automotive, who recently said his company’s upgraded example of the Model S, called the FourSixteen, will sprint to 60 mph in the mid- to low four-second range. Because why not. Read More

  • The Mystery Of Lorem Ipsum

    The Mystery Of Lorem Ipsum

    If you’ve spent any time around designers or the Internet, you’ll at least have a passing familiarity with a chunk of text so pervasive online that it’s almost invisible. Called Greeking or Lorem Ipsum, the chunk of Latin is used by many designers as a placeholder for text on Internet pages. And, until recently, it could have been a secret language for spies. First, a bit… Read More

  • Craft Coffee’s Coffee DNA Project Is Designed To Find You The Perfect Cup Of Joe

    Craft Coffee’s Coffee DNA Project Is Designed To Find You The Perfect Cup Of Joe

    It’s not easy finding the perfect cup of coffee. There are literally thousands of independent coffee roasters around the United States, and it’s nearly impossible to find one that you’ll love. Even if you do, not many are set up to take online orders. Y Combinator-backed startup Craft Coffee has come up with a way to connect its customers with roasters and beans that… Read More

  • BlockTrail Secures Cash For Its Bitcoin Transactions Analysis Platform

    BlockTrail Secures Cash For Its Bitcoin Transactions Analysis Platform

    BlockTrail is a new platform for bitcoin analytics launched today by Amsterdam-based researchers BlockCorp. It’s secured €500,000 ($669,310) in funding from BlockCorp, which was set up by entrepreneur Boaz Bechar and VKontakte co-founder Lev Leviev. Competing with Blockchain.info and Blockr, the platform hopes to surface information about cryptocurrency transactions by creating… Read More

  • Chris Burch’s Office Products E-Tailer Poppin Raises Another $17 Million

    Chris Burch’s Office Products E-Tailer Poppin Raises Another $17 Million

    Attractive, decked-out offices are a good way to attract new talent, which has led many tech companies (and others) to furnish their office spaces via Chris Burch’s workplace products company Poppin, which counts among its clients LinkedIn, Rent the Runway, Squarespace, Warby Parker, and the NFL Network. Today, the company is announcing an additional $17 million in Series C funding. Read More

  • DSTRUX Brings Self-Destructing Files To iOS

    DSTRUX Brings Self-Destructing Files To iOS

    We’ve all had those moments when we share a picture or document with a friend but suddenly you’ve lost control and they’re showing it to everyone they know. It works the same on social media — once a tweet, a Facebook post or email is sent, there’s no going back. Read More

  • Purplebricks Gets Another £8M To Disrupt Real Estate Agencies In The UK

    Purplebricks Gets Another £8M To Disrupt Real Estate Agencies In The UK

    Purplebricks, the UK-based property startup which hopes to disrupt the agency model by charging a low fixed fee for transactions which normally cost thousands, has secured a £7 million investment – or a 30% stake – from Neil Woodford, one of Britain’s highest profile fund managers. An additional £1m has also been raised in this round from existing angel investors alongside… Read More