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  • POP Gets $700K To Make Prototyping Apps Easy, Releases Second Version

    POP Gets $700K To Make Prototyping Apps Easy, Releases Second Version

    POP, an app that lets developers quickly turn paper sketches into prototypes for iOS or Android apps, has raised an angel round of $700,000 from ZPark, Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups (which POP participated in last year) , and other investors. POP, which launched for iPhone first, also released a new version that can be used to create apps for iPads, Android devices, and desktop as well. Read More

  • Need A Quick Answer? Pop Lets You Take Two Photos, Poll Your Friends

    Need A Quick Answer? Pop Lets You Take Two Photos, Poll Your Friends

    Do you have trouble making decisions? Do you have to get your friends’ input on a bunch of things? Are you 15 years old? Then you might like Pop, a new iPhone application today making its official debut, which lets you quickly ask your friends for feedback by sending them two photos. Basically, Pop is a simple voting app with a more limited number of choices compared to other social… Read More

  • Echelon 2013 Will Bring Together Asia-Pacific’s Top Startups In June

    Echelon 2013 Will Bring Together Asia-Pacific’s Top Startups In June

    Now in its fourth year, tech conference Echelon will gather 52 of the Asia Pacific’s most promising startups from June 4 to 5 in Singapore. The event will also feature more than 50 speakers and judges, including 500 Startups’ Dave McClure and Sahil Lavingia, who raised $8.1 million for his startup Gumroad when he was just 20 years old, and was an early employee at Pinterest. Read More

  • Prototyping App POP Joins AVOS, The Company Led By YouTube Founders Chad Hurley And Steve Chen

    Prototyping App POP Joins AVOS, The Company Led By YouTube Founders Chad Hurley And Steve Chen

    POP, the app that lets developers turn paper sketches into app prototypes, has joined AVOS, the Internet company led by YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. When it launched in November, POP’s (Prototyping On Paper) easy and intuitive set-up garnered it a lot of buzz on both tech and design blogs. All developers need to do with POP is draw a user interface on paper, take photos… Read More

  • As POP Crosses $85k On Kickstarter, The Company Announces The $99 POP Station, Storage Bins

    As POP Crosses $85k On Kickstarter, The Company Announces The $99 POP Station, Storage Bins

    The POP, short for POrtable Power, is a delicious, high-capacity battery capable of recharging portable devices. With its beastly 25,000 mAh battery, the little station is capable of recharging an iPhone ten times. But it’s not just an iOS accessory. In fact the POP’s secret sauce comes in the form of four dual-tipped retractable charging cables that feature both a dock connector… Read More

  • Behold! The pop machine of the future — today!

    Behold! The pop machine of the future — today!

    The future! Imagine a pop machine with seemingly endless combinations of styles and flavors that can be mixed up and poured on demand. Coca-Cola and software company Bsquare have developed “The Freestyle”, an internet-connected soda fountain with over 100 different available flavors spanning carbonated, non-carbonated, and energy drink beverages. Read More

  • Review: Penguin Home Soda Maker

    Review: Penguin Home Soda Maker

    You probably don’t need an entire review to help you decide whether or not you want a soda-making machine, but if you’re at all interested in making your own carbonated beverages then the Penguin Home Soda Maker is a good bet. Read More

  • New Prince of Persia coming in time for Eid ul-Fitr

    New Prince of Persia coming in time for Eid ul-Fitr

    PoP: Something to Do with War or Swords or Sand will be available this holiday season for all of those willing to wait for more red hot Persian on Persian action. Obviously I’m a big crank and haven’t enjoyed this franchise since the original PoP, one of the best action games for the Atari 800XL I’ve ever played. Read More

  • Pop Goes the Soda Bot

    Pop Goes the Soda Bot

    This conversion toy kit allows you to turn your pop can into some sort of motorized robot bug that vibrates, slides and buzzes (that’s right, I’m from the Midwest. It’s called “pop”). Although the UK company that sells it, Great Gizmos, has yet to put a price or release date, I can imagine it being extremely popular with beer-drinking frat boys and activist recyclers. Read More