• MyTwinPlace Is Like Airbnb For Housing Swaps

    MyTwinPlace Is Like Airbnb For Housing Swaps

    If you like to travel you’ve probably heard of Airbnb, even if you’ve never used it. That lodgings marketplace enables users to rent out their homes to others. But what if you just wanted to swap apartments with someone who lived in a city you wanted to visit? To solve that problem a startup called MyTwinPlace has built a marketplace for housing swaps. Read More

  • Business Services, Retail Saw The Most Online Security Breaches In 2014: FireEye

    Business Services, Retail Saw The Most Online Security Breaches In 2014: FireEye

    Business services and retail operations saw the most online intrusions from malicious hackers in 2014, and one business was infiltrated and tapped for a full eight years before it figured out it was being targeted, according to Mandiant, a division of computer security firm FireEye. In the news recently for tracking how supporters of the pro-Assad Syrian government have been… Read More

  • Twilio Acquires Two-Factor Authentication Service Authy

    Twilio Acquires Two-Factor Authentication Service Authy

    Twilio today announced that it has acquired Authy, a Y Combinator-backed startup that offers two-factor authentication services to end users, developers and enterprises. The two companies declined to disclose the financial details of the transaction. Authy says that about 6,000 sites currently use its service to protect their users. These include Coinbase, MercadoLibre and CloudFlare. The… Read More

  • Mack Weldon Stitches Together $4 Million In Series A

    Mack Weldon Stitches Together $4 Million In Series A

    Mack Weldon, a basics clothing brand that leverages technology in as many ways as possible, has today raised $4 million in Series A funding from RiverPark Ventures, Bridge Investments and Lyrical Partners. The company had previously raised $1.9 million, bringing total funding to $5.9 million. Mack Weldon is a basics brand for men that offers socks, underwear and undershirts that are high… Read More

  • No, T-Mobile And Mozilla Are Not Launching A New ‘Privacy Phone’ [Updated]

    No, T-Mobile And Mozilla Are Not Launching A New ‘Privacy Phone’ [Updated]

    Update: A Mozilla spokesperson has been in touch to say that the WSJ has misunderstood what Mozilla and DT are doing and they are not launching a phone, just working together. “It appears that there has been a misunderstanding and the reference to a new device or phone from DT/Mozilla is incorrect,” the spokesperson says. “To clarify, DT/Mozilla will not be launching… Read More

  • Hello’s Sense Sleep Tracking Hardware Is Shipping Soon

    Hello’s Sense Sleep Tracking Hardware Is Shipping Soon

    Hello, the company behind sleep sensing monitor Sense, is ready to start shipping. Over the next week or so, the company will make its sleep-tracking hardware and software generally available to consumers who want to have a more rewarding sleep. Read More

  • Txtter Aims To Be A More Photo-Centric Messaging App

    Txtter Aims To Be A More Photo-Centric Messaging App

    From Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage, to startups like Kik, and Telegram, it is easy to think the social messaging market is all sewn up. Then there are photo and video-focused apps like Facebook’s Instagram, Twitter’s Vine or upstarts Coub, DubSmash, Prezi’s Nutshell, and MusixMatch’s Clip, which look to enhance the social messaging… Read More

  • Opera Adds Free Apps To Its Android Data Savings App Opera Max

    Opera Adds Free Apps To Its Android Data Savings App Opera Max

    Last year mobile browser company Opera launched Opera Max, a data-compressing Android app that let users save money on their mobile data. Now, to drive more usage of the product, Opera is adding another feature to Max: apps you can use for free. App Pass, as the service is called, is aimed first at users in emerging markets, where smartphone adoption is booming, but the average smartphone… Read More

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