• Adaptive Math Learning Platform KnowRe Raises $6.8M

    Adaptive Math Learning Platform KnowRe Raises $6.8M

    KnowRe, an online math learning site for secondary students, has raised a new round of $6.8 million. The funding was led by returning investor SoftBank Ventures Korea, with participation from KTB Network Partners Fund, Partners Investment, and SparkLabs Global Ventures. Read More

  • Retail Software Startup LightSpeed Now Caters For Restaurants After Buying Belgian Startup POSIOS

    Retail Software Startup LightSpeed Now Caters For Restaurants After Buying Belgian Startup POSIOS

    LightSpeed, a Montreal-based startup that provides point-of-sale software for retailers, is expanding into the restaurant and hospitality industry. The company, which last month bagged a $35 million investment round led by iNovia Capital, helps brick-and-mortar retailers increase their sales and improve customer experiences online, has also announced the acquisition of Belgian startup POSIOS. Read More

  • Japan’s Rakuten Ramps Up Globally, Lauches Rakuten.co.uk And Drops Play.com

    Japan’s Rakuten Ramps Up Globally, Lauches Rakuten.co.uk And Drops Play.com

    Rakuten, Japan’s e-commerce powerhouse, is taking another step in its ambitions to be a global player on par with the likes of Amazon and Alibaba. Today, the company is launching Rakuten.co.uk, its first own-brand online marketplace in the UK, where it will bring together goods sold directly by itself as well as third-party retailers; its Kobo e-books store; and its Wuaki video… Read More

  • Indonesian Marketplace Tokopedia Raises $100M From SoftBank and Sequoia

    Indonesian Marketplace Tokopedia Raises $100M From SoftBank and Sequoia

    Tokopedia, an online marketplace in Indonesia, has raised an impressive $100 million round led by SoftBank Internet and Media (SIMI), with participation from Sequoia Capital and returning investor SB Pan Asia Fund. Read More

  • iPad Air 2 Review: The Best Tablet Available, Now More Portable And Powerful
  • iPad Mini 3 Review: Apple’s Small Tablet Stays Mostly The Same
  • Carvey Is A Powerful CNC Machine For The Rest Of Us

    Carvey Is A Powerful CNC Machine For The Rest Of Us

    Robotic CNC machines – cutting systems that use spinning tools to swipe through metal, wood, and plastic – are cool but ugly. Most of them are as big as a fridge and designed to carve out objects in a few minutes but none will sit quietly on your desk and do its business with aplomb and elegance. Now, however, there’s Carvey. Carvey is the Form 1 of CNC. Designed to be a… Read More

  • Our Four Favorite Companies From The 500 Startups Demo Day

    Our Four Favorite Companies From The 500 Startups Demo Day

    Time just keeps flying by, as it’s already demo day for 500 Startups’s tenth batch of companies. We spent the better part of this afternoon watching the 29 companies in the accelerator’s latest batch put their best face forward for a group of investors at Microsoft’s campus in Mountain View, Calif., and we’ve rounded up the most exciting companies that presented. Read More

  • Nexus 6 Hands On

    Hands-On With The Nexus 6 And Android Lollipop

    Smack dab in the middle of last week, Google announced two new pieces of shiny: the Nexus 6 phone, and the Nexus 9 tablet. Alas, both announcements came by way of blog post, rather than the standard fanfare-filled physical event — meaning no one actually got to touch the devices. Until now! Read More

  • Nexus 9 Hands On

    Hands-On With The Nexus 9 Tablet

    The Nexus 9 in a nutshell: it’s big, and it’s beautiful. I got to spend a few fleeting minutes with the device this afternoon, and though we plan to have a full review in the coming days, I thought I’d share my initial thoughts. Like the jump from Nexus 5 to Nexus 6, there’s a pretty huge spike in quality and build feel from the Nexus 7 to the Nexus 9. The predecessor… Read More

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