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  • Bitfinder’s Awair Air Monitor Is Now Available For Pre-Order

    Bitfinder’s Awair Air Monitor Is Now Available For Pre-Order

    Bitfinder, launched out of the R/GA accelerator in February, has opened up pre-order availability for the Awair air-monitoring system. The Awair sits in the home, office or other indoor space to monitor the quality of the air in that environment, with sensors to detect temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide (CO2), fine dust particles (PM2.5) and volatile organic compounds (VOC). The information… Read More

  • Slack Has Seen 8-10 Acquisition Offers So Far

    Slack Has Seen 8-10 Acquisition Offers So Far

    Speaking onstage at the Code conference, Stewart Butterfield, CEO of work collaboration startup Slack which launched two years ago, fielded a question about his company being a prime acquisition target at a time when valuations are high. Slack’s most recent funding valued it at $2.8 billion. Read More

  • Startup Job Offers And How To Interview Founders

    Startup Job Offers And How To Interview Founders

    Let’s set the stage: You’ve always wanted to work at an early stage startup that is growing exponentially. So you’ve done your research and figured out a startup/product that you’d be passionate about. You have already interviewed with them, and they like you so much that they have made you a job offer. (Note: When I refer to a company in this article as a startup, they… Read More

  • YC-Backed Eden Launches To Offer On-Demand Electronics Repair And Installation

    YC-Backed Eden Launches To Offer On-Demand Electronics Repair And Installation

    There is no doubt that the technology of today, from smartphones to connected devices to WiFi everywhere, is making our world a more convenient and navigable place. But in many ways we’ve grown dependent on this type of lifestyle, which makes a busted device or a malfunction a debilitating experience. YC-backed Eden is launching to solve this. The company offers on-demand tech pros that… Read More

  • In-Image Ad Company GumGum Raises $26M

    In-Image Ad Company GumGum Raises $26M

    GumGum announced this morning that it has raised $26 million in a Series C round led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital. Founded in 2007, the company offers technology to identify the content of an image, then place ads to match the picture — for example, here’s a GumGum-powered Coke ad that appears in an image of “healthy” pizza. The company also… Read More

  • London’s Passion Capital Raises $69M For Its Second Early Stage Fund

    London’s Passion Capital Raises $69M For Its Second Early Stage Fund

    London-based Passion Capital has raised a second fund for investing in early stage U.K.-based startups — today announcing a coffer of £45 million ($69M) to power its next phase of investments. Read More

  • SumoMe Is An App Store For Tools To Grow Your Online Traffic

    SumoMe Is An App Store For Tools To Grow Your Online Traffic

    “The first app store for websites” — that’s how AppSumo co-founder Noah Kagan describes the company’s new-ish product SumoMe. What does that actually mean? Basically, Kagan aims to create a one-stop shop (yes, it’s a cliché, but one I feel justified using since it’s a literal store) where people can find tools to improve their websites. Just add just… Read More

  • GoPro Working On A VR Camera Array And Quadcopter Drone

    GoPro Working On A VR Camera Array And Quadcopter Drone

    Today, GoPro announced that it was working on an array that combines six GoPro Hero cameras for spherical shots all at once. CEO Nick Woodman says that when Facebook bought Oculus, the ‘gauntlet was dropped’ and GoPro started work on a spherical setup that could generate content for virtual reality and augmented reality systems. Woodman also said that the company has software… Read More

  • Pinterest Adds A Few Tools To Integrate More Easily With Squarespace

    Pinterest Adds A Few Tools To Integrate More Easily With Squarespace

    Squarespace users this afternoon will get a set of tools that will enable them to more easily publish content to Pinterest and gather data about the traffic those pins are driving to their site. Previously, adding Pinterest tools like the Pin It button would require a small amount of code added directly to the site, but the new integration has built it into the user interface of the… Read More

  • Airbnb Hopes To Have Almost A Million Stays A Night By Summer

    Airbnb Hopes To Have Almost A Million Stays A Night By Summer

    Over 500k people are staying in an Airbnb tonight. And the company hopes to have nearly 800k staying in one by this summer. CEO Brian Chesky gave these numbers at Code today, revealing his wide-eyed plan for the housing yield-management startup. In addition to wanting there to be a million stays by summer, Chesky expressed his desire for Airbnb to own all experiences around a vacation. Read More

  • How To Practice Good Design

    How To Practice Good Design

    I love design and startup and I firmly believe magical companies emerge when these two meet, e.g. Braun, Apple, Airbnb, Medium, YouTube, Square, and Nest. The critical mass of combined business, design and technical skills have made these companies incredibly successful. But I always feel people overcomplicate design with their multiple principles and frameworks. Read More

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