Nominations Are Open For The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards

It’s that time of year again when we start taking nominations for the sixth annual Crunchies Awards, the Oscars of startups and technology. Once again we are co-hosting the awards with GigaOm and Ve

Google Wallet Expands To Mobile Web

Google is today <a target="_blank" href="">announcing</a> mobile support for its Google Wallet checkout service, wh

OLPC Project Puts Tablets In The Hands Of Formerly Illiterate Children With Amazing Results

The story sounded far-fetched: <a href="">OLPC</a> researchers, working with a team of technicians in Ethiopia, created a special "hut" covered in solar panels wher

Ebook Publisher Inkling Launches Its Own Online Store: An Amazon For Illustrated Learning Content

Since its launch in 2009, <a target="_blank" href="">Inkling</a> has been on a mission to reinvent publishing for the mobile, digital era by building engaging, interactive lear

Backed With $1M In Fresh Funding, Summly’s 17-Year-Old Founder Shows Off His App’s New Look [TCTV]

We first met <a target="_blank" href="">Summly</a>, an application that summarizes news stories algorithmically, and its "<a target="_blank" href="

Apple Releases iOS 6.0.1 With Fixes For Keyboard, Wi-Fi, And OTA Updating For iPhone 5

iOS 6.0.1 arrives today ahead of the iPad mini, and it features some bug fixes that resolve issues around the famous horizontal lines appearing on the software keyboard bug, a camera flash issue, and

Move Over BlackBerry: Pentagon Opens Up The Possibility Of Adding iPhone Or Android Devices

The U.S. Government will now be looking into solutions for provisioning iOS and Android devices in addition to those featuring RIM's BlackBerry OS, according to a new report from Reuters. That means R

Facebook Gifts Get Charitable: You Can Now Give The Gift Of Donations To Your Friends

Facebook Gifts launched with the ability for you to buy something meaningful for a friend or family member on the social network. <a href="

55Social, Brazil’s Answer To Buddy Media & Wildfire, Lands Series B From Redpoint

<a target="_blank" href="">55Social</a>, a Sao Paulo, Brazil-based startup that makes a social media marketing platform, has raised a new round of funding from <a target="_blank

Tired Of Waiting In Line At Bars? Coaster’s Got Your Back With A Mobile App For Placing Drink Orders

Coaster's iPhone app lets you skip the line at the bar. Instead, you just place an order from your phone, sit back, and wait for your drinks to be made. When they're ready, you get a push notification

Online Consignment Shop ThredUP Launches Digital Fundraising Platform Called “Groups,” Now Raising Money For Hurricane Sandy Relief

Online consignment shop <a target="_blank" href="">thredUP</a> is launching a timely new feature called Groups, which allows consumers to use the service in order to generate ca

What If Apple Went In On A Mobile OS Mashup?

Three mobile operating systems dominate the market: iOS, Android, and now Windows Phone 7/8. Each has their interface strengths — iOS is clean where Android is customizable where WP8 is dynamic.

Microsoft Surface RT: The Sad Treadmill Of Overhyped Expectations

While I'm loath to point to certified Apple nerds like <a target="_blank" href="">Marco Arment</a> and Gruber in regards to Windows Surface (in thi

500 Startups Alum Monogram Raises $400K More, Launches iPad App To Aggregate All Your Favorite Fashion Brands

Monogram just launched a beautiful app that feels like you're shopping from a traditional catalog. The only difference, of course, is that all items are immediately purchasable. The app includes appa

Agawi’s GameZen Puts Streaming Games In Windows 8’s Modern UI

Cloud gaming may have taken a hit with the floundering of OnLive, but Agawi is still going strong and today, the Menlo Park company is officially launching its GameZen app for Windows 8. We previewed

M2M Standard, Weightless, Cements Industry Support For White Spaces With SIG Backed By ARM, Cable & Wireless Worldwide, CSR, Neul

Another Internet of Things-related development today: Neul has cemented some high profile industry support for Weightless, its would-be global, open, royalty-free standard for M2M comms which utilizes

Big Data Visualization Startup Lucky Sort Partners With StockTwits, Lets Investors Chart Stock Trends In Real-Time

<a target="_blank" href="">Lucky Sort</a>, the Portland-based visualization engine for making sense out of live data streams, is announcing its first partner: <a target="_blank" h

$300M Raised, Movember Bankrolls Shift in Cancer Research With Social Network

"Movember is absolutely uniquely placed to smash up the rules," said Adam Garone, whose breakout nonprofit is on a mission to bankroll a global shift in cancer research -- from isolated silos of occas

The Best Part About Google+ Hangouts Is That The Technology Itself Completely Disappears

One of the underlying features launched originally with the Google+ project was its video conferencing platform, Hangouts. It's been a success from the perspective of user adoption and also <a href="h

California Threatening Developers With $2,500 Fine Per Download For Privacy Violations

The California Attorney General is threatening scores of app developers with massive fines for non-compliance with privacy notification laws.
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