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  • Emberlight Turns Any Dimmable Bulb Into A “Smart” Light You Control With Your Phone

    Emberlight Turns Any Dimmable Bulb Into A “Smart” Light You Control With Your Phone

    Smart light bulbs – like the Philips’ Hue connected bulbs or those from LG, GE or Samsung - are an easy jumping off point for those wanted to experiment in the “connected home” arena without the complexity or costs involved with the installation of a full “smart home” system. But even still, those bulbs aren’t cheap: A 3-bulb starter pack of Hue bulbs… Read More

  • Ahead Of Earnings, A Mixed Developer Landscape For Microsoft

    Ahead Of Earnings, A Mixed Developer Landscape For Microsoft

    A recent report by Developer Economics details a mixed picture for Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Windows 8 platforms. Microsoft reports its earnings today after the bell, making the results of the survey more interesting. How will Microsoft frame its progress in attracting developer attention, and will its notes agree with the established figures? Read More

  • Buy Last-Minute Broadway Tickets With TodayTix

    Buy Last-Minute Broadway Tickets With TodayTix

    Mobile accounted for more than 50% of ecommerce last year, yet was just 0.08% of Broadway sales. TodayTix is changing that with its last-minute theater ticket app, and it’s making good money along the way. Six months after launch, the startup has 120,000 users, 15 employees, is making a hefty 12% margin on purchases, and is set to sell 1% to 2% of all Broadway tickets in 2014. The… Read More

  • FLIR ONE Starts Pre-Orders For Its iPhone Thermal Imaging Camera

    FLIR ONE Starts Pre-Orders For Its iPhone Thermal Imaging Camera

    If you ever wanted to experience how the Predator sees the world, now’s your chance, and all you’ll need is an iPhone and the FLIR ONE case. The FLIR ONE case packs a full thermal imaging camera that sees variances in temperature on the infrared spectrum, and works with either the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s, along with the FLIR ONE companion app. It can show you a live view of the… Read More

  • Quandoo Closes $25M Growth Financing Round To Take On OpenTable

    Quandoo Closes $25M Growth Financing Round To Take On OpenTable

    OpenTable is the main real-time reservation platform for restaurants, but it’s an old incumbent and there is plenty of opportunity out there. New startup Quandoo wants to address this area and today it’s close its Series $25m growth financing round lead by Piton Capital and affiliates. It will use this cash to extend its market Germany, Austria and Italy across Europe as well… Read More

  • Restaurant Tablet Provider E La Carte Opens Up To Outside Developers

    Restaurant Tablet Provider E La Carte Opens Up To Outside Developers

    Already providing an interactive tablet for every table to give Applebee’s diners an alternative way to order, pay for food, and amuse themselves with social games, the electronic restaurant management and gaming hardware and software developer, E la Carte, is now opening up its platform to outside developers. The company wants to enable any app developer or company to be able to… Read More

  • Liberio Launches New eBook Publishing Platform Based On Google Drive

    Liberio Launches New eBook Publishing Platform Based On Google Drive

    Liberio is a new platform (launching today out of private beta) for simple eBook creation and publishing straight from Google Drive. Liberio could be used to create anything form a eBook, magazine, school project, you name it, and from publishing to distributing the finished product. Its competitors including Leanpub and Inkling are already established, but Liberio is hoping that its approach… Read More

  • Quantifind Raises $12M To Translate Social Media Data Into Sales

    Quantifind Raises $12M To Translate Social Media Data Into Sales

    Quantifind, a marketing analytics startup led by former physicists, is announcing that it has raised $12 million. The company describes this as a strategic funding round, led by Comcast Ventures and Iris Capital. Existing investors AME Cloud Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and U.S. Venture Partners also participated in the new funding. Read More

  • Amazon Quietly Launches Its Consumer-Facing Mobile Wallet App, Amazon Wallet

    Amazon Quietly Launches Its Consumer-Facing Mobile Wallet App, Amazon Wallet

    Amazon’s first attempt at its own mobile wallet application, designed for use at the point-of-sale, has made a quiet debut on the Amazon Appstore and on Google Play. However, the current implementation of the new “Amazon Wallet” application is fairly barebones – it doesn’t yet support mobile payments or the ability to store credit cards or debit cards. Instead… Read More

  • Sunrise Raises $6 Million From Balderton And Others To Build The Perfect Calendar

    Sunrise Raises $6 Million From Balderton And Others To Build The Perfect Calendar

    A year and a half after launching its first calendar app, Sunrise is raising a $6 million Series A round from Balderton Capital and existing investors — Bernard Liautaud is joining the board. The company had previously raised $2.2 million. Sunrise is also launching a platform preview for third-party developers, so that other companies can build apps for the calendar… Read More

  • Samsung Pre-Trolls The iPhone 6 With New Ad

    Samsung Pre-Trolls The iPhone 6 With New Ad

    Samsung can’t resist throwing shade at Apple – even with devices that don’t actually exist yet. The Korean smartphone maker has a new video on its official YouTube account that digs into the Mac maker about rumors that it’ll ship an iPhone 6 with a bigger display this fall. Samsung’s conceit: We’ve had that all along! And so you have Samsung, and therein… Read More

  • Security Software Service Firm Edgewave Raises $11M

    Security Software Service Firm Edgewave Raises $11M

    EdgeWave, which sells infsecurity software and services, has raised $11 million in equity and debt financing to boost sales and marketing efforts for its technology. The company, originally financed through a special purpose acquisition company called Sandhill IT, initially focused on content monitoring and management. With the 2010 acquisition of a company called Red Condor, EdgeWave began… Read More

  • SimpleReach Raises $9M To Measure Content Marketing And Native Ads

    SimpleReach Raises $9M To Measure Content Marketing And Native Ads

    SimpleReach, a startup that helps marketers and publishers measure the effectiveness of their content and ads, is announcing that it has raised $9 million in Series A funding. The company says it can not only tell customers how well their content is doing on publisher websites and on social media, but also predict which articles will take off — each article is assigned a score between 0… Read More

  • Genie Smart Lock Aims For Year-Long Battery Life

    Genie Smart Lock Aims For Year-Long Battery Life

    Move over Lockitron, there’s a new smart lock contender aiming to connect your door handles to the Internet so that you can lock and unlock remotely, send digital keys to friends and tradespeople (via the companion app), keep tabs on comings and goings, and get into your home without the faff of taking your keys out of your pocket. Read More

  • NVIDIA SHIELD Gaming Tablet | Demo

    Nvidia’s Shield Tablet And Shield Controller Look To Offer No-Compromise Mobile Gaming

    The Nvidia Shield was a first attempt by graphics chip- and card-maker Nvidia, but it gave the company a taste for building gadgets that wouldn’t go away, so now they’re back with the Shield Tablet, a gaming monster that doubles as a $299 Android slate. Nvidia’s gaming tablet is actually its second Android tablet hardware – the first was the Tegra K1 reference device… Read More

  • Apple Tipped To Bet Big On Big Phones With iPhone 6

    Apple Tipped To Bet Big On Big Phones With iPhone 6

    Apple has made its largest-yet initial order for iPhones, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. The order encompasses devices with both 4.7- and 5.5-inch displays, echoing rumors we’ve been hearing for a while now, but the WSJ’s sources say that Apple has ordered between 70 million and 80 million units combined across the two styles, which is increased well above… Read More

  • Tackling Food Safety And Supply Chain Issues ICix Raises $25 Million

    Tackling Food Safety And Supply Chain Issues ICix Raises $25 Million

    Tainted peanut butter, rotten eggs, bacteria-ridden fruits and vegetables, and chemically compromised merchandise are literally the spoils of the globalization of industry, and the bane of the big businesses that sell most people the food they eat and products they buy. For years, companies promised to manage and monitor the process of provisioning for global retailers with tools that would… Read More

  • Apple Gets An Exhaustive iWatch Patent

    Apple Gets An Exhaustive iWatch Patent

    Apple has received a patent from the USPTO (via AppleInsider) that covers multiple kinds of smartwatch devices, including a modular design that includes a smart strap with built-in sensors and controls that can host a plug-in personal media device (like the previous iPod nano) and an all-in-one that likely bears more resemblance to the coming iWatch we’ve been hearing so many rumors… Read More

  • Urban Massage Rubs Shoulders With Passion Capital For Seed Round

    Urban Massage Rubs Shoulders With Passion Capital For Seed Round

    Urban Massage, a UK startup that bears more than a little resemblance to U.S.-based Zeel after the latter pivoted to offer an on-demand, Uber-style, massage service, has raised an undisclosed seed round from London VC Passion Capital. Read More

  • Hillary Clinton Visits Silicon Valley, Holds Twitter Q&A

    Hillary Clinton Visits Silicon Valley, Holds Twitter Q&A

    For a year now, Hillary Rodham Clinton has been a fixture on Twitter, posting observations with #TweetsFromHillary at @HillaryClinton. But when the former secretary of state made the rounds at Facebook, Twitter and Google on Monday, the hashtag became #AskHillary, as she switched to interactive mode. Read More