• Fitbit Won’t Work With HealthKit Because It’s Building An Apple Watch Competitor

    Fitbit Won’t Work With HealthKit Because It’s Building An Apple Watch Competitor

    A few weeks ago, Fitbit publicly admitted that it had no plans to follow the growing crowd of fitness trackers and apps that are rushing to integrate with Apple’s HealthKit and Health app. In response, it seems, Apple has pulled Fitbit devices from its retail stores. And now we know why — because Fitbit is building a device that will compete directly with the upcoming Apple Watch. Read More

  • OnePlus’ Impressive $299 Smartphone Will Finally Go On Sale To All — But Only For An Hour

    OnePlus’ Impressive $299 Smartphone Will Finally Go On Sale To All — But Only For An Hour

    If you’ve been in the market for OnePlus One, the hugely impressive $299 Android smartphone that is available by invite only — thus far — then your luck is in. The startup has announced that it will make its first smartphone available to all members of the public, but for a one hour window only. The impressive device will be available to buy for an hour on October 27… Read More

  • The Best Panels, Talks And Startup Pitches From The First Day Of Disrupt London
  • Zap Puts Ads On Top Of Taxi Cabs As They Scoot Around Town

    Zap Puts Ads On Top Of Taxi Cabs As They Scoot Around Town

    Unlike startups Zoom, Pow, Zing, and Schwongooza, Turkish startup Zap is trying to disrupt the on-taxi advertising market. By placing bright LED signs on the top of standard cabs, the company aims to turn dead space into a lucrative advertising spot for drivers and fleets. Founded by Yigit Kipman, Ahmet Bati and Emrecan Bati, the company has received a $100,000 grant to expand through Europe… Read More

  • CareZapp Is Building A Support Platform For Home Healthcare

    CareZapp Is Building A Support Platform For Home Healthcare

    If you’re hoping to provide home care for a sick or elderly family member, startup CareZapp is building a technology platform to help. The company just took the stage as part of the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Europe. Co-founder and CEO Andrew Macfarlane told me that his interest in the field began with his mother’s death from cancer more than two decades ago, and the… Read More

  • Ooyala Buys Euro Video Ad Startup Videoplaza In Its First Acquisition

    Ooyala Buys Euro Video Ad Startup Videoplaza In Its First Acquisition

    Ooyala, the video company that was acquired by Telstra earlier this year, has now made an acquisition of its own. It has bought Videoplaza, a UK-based video advertising startup. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but we are trying to find out. It’s potentially a very valuable deal when you consider the reach of Videoplaza. The company says that more than half of all the broadcasters… Read More

  • Introducing API as a Service with InstantAPI

    InstantAPI Lets You Build An API In An Instant

    “In the world of cloud computing, APIs are the new currency,” Microsoft’s VP of its developer division S. “Soma” Somasegar told me last week. But if that’s true, then how can you best create an API for your services? There are a number of API management services on the market — and some of them sold for a lot of money recently — but you… Read More

  • iOS 8.1 With Apple Pay Now Available, Here’s What Else It Brings To Your iPhone And iPad

    iOS 8.1 With Apple Pay Now Available, Here’s What Else It Brings To Your iPhone And iPad

    Apple’s iOS 8.1 arrives today, and it brings with it some impressive new abilities. First and foremost, at least in terms of its long-term impact, is probably the introduction of Apple Pay, the new mobile payment solution built into iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. But 8.1 also offers the ability to send/receive texts and phone calls from your phone on your… Read More

  • Deeplink Rolls Out Developer Tools That Make Apps More Interoperable

    Deeplink Rolls Out Developer Tools That Make Apps More Interoperable

    Mobile deeplinking company, Deeplink is focused on making native applications on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices function more like the web, in the sense that you should be able tap your way in between apps similar to the way you can tap on hyperlinks to navigate the web. Today, the company is taking a major step forward in making this functionality more widespread with the… Read More

  • MicroBlink Launches PhotoMath To Solve Math Equations With A Phone

    MicroBlink Launches PhotoMath To Solve Math Equations With A Phone

    Imagine you are a 14-year-old kid again. You need to do this really difficult math exercise for tomorrow, but have no idea how to do it. What if you could just open an app on your phone, point your camera at your textbook, snap a picture and get the detailed instructions to solve your equation. This is exactly what PhotoMath does. The team is launching this app today at TechCrunch Disrupt… Read More

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