august

  • Home Automation Startup August Raises $8 Million From Maveron To Make Smart Locks Mainstream

    Home Automation Startup August Raises $8 Million From Maveron To Make Smart Locks Mainstream

    Home automation startup August is getting ready to start shipping its first product to consumers early next year. But first, it’s raised a bit more cash to add personnel and ramp up production of its mobile-operated smart lock. August raised $8 million in a funding round led by Maveron, with participation from Cowboy Ventures, Industry Ventures, Rho Ventures, and SoftTech VC. Read More

  • Yves Behar’s August Smart Lock Lets Users Open Doors With A Mobile App

    Yves Behar’s August Smart Lock Lets Users Open Doors With A Mobile App

    The smart home has grown in importance over the years, with new technologies being used to connect users with what used to be dumb objects. A startup called August, which provides a $199 keyless lock system powered by a mobile app, was founded by tech entrepreneur Jason Johnson and industrial designer Yves Behar, who were searching for a new way to give users access to their homes. Read More

  • August NPD numbers: Madden sells well (shocking!)

    August NPD numbers: Madden sells well (shocking!)

    The August NPD numbers are out, and to no one’s surprise Madden NFL ’09 was the biggest seller of the month, with EA moving some 2.3 million units. August is sorta a slow month for the video game industry, as folks enjoy the last throws of summer, spending less on hardware and software. That said, as far as hardware goes, the Nintendo DS saw the most sales (518,300). Following that… Read More