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  • NASA Releases 360-Degree Video Of Martian Surface

    NASA Releases 360-Degree Video Of Martian Surface

    Today, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory released a new 360-degree video, giving you a virtual tour of the Martian surface. The video was created by stitching together images taken by the Mars Curiosity Rover on December 18th, 2015. The scene takes place at Namib Dune with a view of Mount Sharp on the horizon. Curiosity’s Mast Camera took the images on the 1,197th sol (a Martian… Read More

  • NASA Rover Designed To Last 90 Days Celebrates 12 Year Anniversary

    NASA Rover Designed To Last 90 Days Celebrates 12 Year Anniversary

    This week NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover celebrated its 12 year anniversary on the red planet. What’s truly remarkable about this is the fact that the rover was only designed to operate for about 90 days. Due to helpful unforeseen surface conditions and few creative software changes, NASA has been able to keep Opportunity alive and operational to this day. After a… Read More

  • The ‘Do It When I Want Economy’ Is Here To Stay Crunch Network

    The ‘Do It When I Want Economy’ Is Here To Stay

    The public discourse about the “on-demand” economy gets a D+. Wherever I turn, whether it’s the Economist, New York Times, TechCrunch, ReCode, Forbes, Washington Post or Business Insider, journalists, politicians and tech influencers all too often flock around a frustrating mix of myths, memes and conflation. OK, that’s a bold claim. So you be the judge. Read More

  • Pet Sitting Marketplace Rover Raises $12 Million Series C

    Pet Sitting Marketplace Rover Raises $12 Million Series C

    Rover, the Seattle-based online community that connects dog owners with in-home sitters, is today announcing $12 million in Series C funding, in a round led by new investor Menlo Ventures. Existing investors Madrona Venture Group, Foundry Group, and Petco (yes, the retailer) also participated. The company has raised nearly $25 million to date. The new funding also sees Menlo’s Sunil… Read More

  • Pet Boarding And ‘Dogbnb’ Startup Rover Raises $7M To Take On DogVacay

    Pet Boarding And ‘Dogbnb’ Startup Rover Raises $7M To Take On DogVacay

    Rover, a Seattle-based startup that provides an ‘Airbnb’ for dog sitting, has raised $7 million in Series B funding led by Foundry Group with existing investor Madrona Venture Group participating. This brings the company’s total funding to over $10 million. Read More

  • The ‘Dogbnb’ Wars Escalate: Rover Raises $3.4M in Round Led By Madrona

    The ‘Dogbnb’ Wars Escalate: Rover Raises $3.4M in Round Led By Madrona

    Finding a place for your pooch while you’re away should be getting easier. Rover, a Seattle-based startup that is trying to disrupt the kennel market, said it has raised $3.4 million in a round led by Madrona Venture Group. It’s one of several startups that are vying to be the online marketplace for pet owners that need a sitter or a place for their dogs to stay when they’re… Read More

  • Clearwire launches 4G Pay As You Go Internet

    Clearwire launched their Rover – pay as you go internet service today, offering unlimited usage for $5 a day, $20 a week, or $50 for a month of 4G service. The Rover service is accessed via one of two ways, either from the Rover Solo; a single system dongle, or the Rover Puck which allows connectivity with up to eight devices at a time. The Rover Solo dongle sells for $99, and the Puck… Read More

  • Next Mars rover to have frikkin' lasers

    Apparently NASA saw something when they sent up the last Mars rover, because the next one is going to be packing heat. The next rover, named Curiosity, is scheduled to launch next year and will be equipped with an analysis system that uses high-energy laser pulses to help find out what Mars is made of. Read More

  • FCC docs show… Nokia's N900?

    Remember that big reveal we did of Nokia’s next internet tablet? Well, these FCC documents appear to show the very device… or at least its outline. The picture is only for the FCC to show where its little “OK by us” label is, and there’s no revelation other than the basic shape (lozenge) and many buttons or knobs around the edges (indeterminate). If you click… Read More