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  • How Many Angels is Too Many? It Depends on the Founders

    How Many Angels is Too Many? It Depends on the Founders

    Yesterday, the New York Times published a smart landscape piece about the growing ubiquity of angel investing in Silicon Valley, where everyone with money wants to pour at least some of it into a startup – preferably one that has already received the blessing of a better-known investor or ten. In fact, the crux of the piece was whether startups are now accepting checks from too many… Read More

  • CrowdSuit Wants To Help You Get Even With Your Phone Company

    CrowdSuit Wants To Help You Get Even With Your Phone Company

    We all know telecoms are evil.* But as an individual, there’s rarely a way to fight back. Enter CrowdSuit, a new company that aims to help phone customers seek legal redress against phone companies even when they cannot file class action suits. Telecoms increasingly are including a contract provision that prevents customers from filing class action lawsuits against them. Because the… Read More

  • ClipMine Improves Videos With Crowdsourced Tagging And Annotations

    ClipMine Improves Videos With Crowdsourced Tagging And Annotations

    So this happens to pretty often: I pull up an online video that I want to watch, only to be taken aback when I realize that it’s 10 or 20 or 30 minutes long. It’s particularly frustrating when there’s just one section or just one quote that I’m looking for. I end up skipping around trying to find that one bit — not exactly a great experience. A new startup is… Read More

  • Google’s Self-Driving Cars Take The Safe Road To Austin

    Google’s Self-Driving Cars Take The Safe Road To Austin

    Whether they’re actually fully safe or not yet for your own joyriding, Google’s self-driving cars are pretty damn cool. It looks like people other than Googlers and journalists will get to take a look, as the company has shared that Austin, TX is first to get a visit. Why Austin? – BBQ.
    – It’s pre-prepped with Googly infrastructure thanks to its Fiber project… Read More

  • I’ve Seen The Future Of Twitter And It’s Apple Music

    I’ve Seen The Future Of Twitter And It’s Apple Music

    When I was listening to Pharrell and Justin Timberlake (assumedly stoned out of their minds) ramble about the meaning of art with Cara Delevigne on Beats 1 over the weekend, I came to the sudden realization that the product that I had been listening to was the future of Twitter. Apple Music is far from the most intuitive product Apple has pushed out, but the features they’ve finessed… Read More

  • Wireless Power And Battery Life Anxiety Crunch Network

    Wireless Power And Battery Life Anxiety

    Battery life is one of the most vexing problems in mobile tech. Indeed, Smartphone users consistently rate battery life as their No. 1 gripe. Consumers want better batteries, not wearables. So Apple’s recent announcement isn’t that surprising: iOS 9 will have a Low Power mode, which could provide an extra three hours of battery life. But that doesn’t solve the battery… Read More

  • Where Are They Now? Startup Battlefield Competitor QuickFire Networks

    Where Are They Now? Startup Battlefield Competitor QuickFire Networks

    QuickFire Networks launched its QuickFire TV platform at Disrupt SF 2014 during Startup Battlefield. Perhaps best described as a Pied Piper-esque solution for video, QuickFire TV is a custom hardware and software platform that reduces video file sizes and upload times so individuals and companies can get their videos out faster. Read More

  • Top Security Experts Say Government Limits On Encryption Present Risks

    Top Security Experts Say Government Limits On Encryption Present Risks

    A group of top cybersecurity experts reported today that giving law enforcement special access to encrypted data for investigations would pose “major security risks.” The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab report included input from cryptography expert Bruce Schneier and researchers from MIT, Stanford University… Read More

  • This 3D-Printed Hydroponic System Snaps Together Like Pot-Laced LEGO

    This 3D-Printed Hydroponic System Snaps Together Like Pot-Laced LEGO

    As we move towards a 420 future, hydroponic systems for a bit of homegrown foliage will be in great demand. The folks at 3Dponics are ready. They’ve announced a sort of modular hydroponic garden that snaps together like stoner LEGO and feature little pots, shields, and filters for your wee buds. The 3Dponics folks are planning to release more information later this week but… Read More

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