• Drizly transforms its on-demand booze delivery service into a marketplace

    Drizly transforms its on-demand booze delivery service into a marketplace

    Drizly, the service that lets you order alcohol online, has today announced a major transition of the company with the launch of its marketplace. The Drizly marketplace will let any retailer integrate with the Drizly software to generate extra sales. And for the user, the marketplace will allow more pricing transparency and flexibility. The old Drizly, by comparison, would use a set of criteria… Read More

  • AOL’s new Alto mail client lets you take action from your inbox

    AOL’s new Alto mail client lets you take action from your inbox

    The AOL Alto team is today delivering a new version of the product that may make some of your biggest email woes disappear. Enter the Alto Dashboard. With the latest version of AOL Alto, users can choose between a regular inbox view and a dashboard view of their communications. Dashboard view surfaces contextually relevant information right to the top of the page and offers the ability to… Read More

  • CodeSpark raises $4.1 million for games that teach kids how to code

    CodeSpark raises $4.1 million for games that teach kids how to code

    A Los Angeles startup called codeSpark has raised $4.1 million in seed funding for web and mobile games that teach kids how to code, even before they know how to read and write effectively. CodeSpark’s games were developed for kids 4 to 9 years old, and with a goal of not just teaching them STEM concepts, but engaging boys and girls equally well. The games feature characters who are… Read More

  • Grow launches its app for socially responsible investing

    Grow launches its app for socially responsible investing

    Amid an increasing number robo-investors like Betterment, Stash, and Robinhood, a new San Francisco-based fintech startup called Grow is entering the fray to compete based on investment type, not only financial returns. While the app operates much like its rivals in terms of making it easier for novice investors quickly build their portfolios, its biggest differentiator is that it focuses… Read More

  • Hotel Tonight launches HT Perks, their version of a hotel loyalty program

    Hotel Tonight launches HT Perks, their version of a hotel loyalty program

    The one downside to using Hotel Tonight is that you have to forgo the loyalty points you’d normally earn from a hotel stay. That’s because almost all major hotel brands now won’t give you points if you book through a third-party platform like Hotel Tonight. So Hotel Tonight is launching their own program called HT Perks. Here’s how it works: It’s not… Read More

  • Free stock trade app Robinhood monetizes with $10/month to buy on credit

    Free stock trade app Robinhood monetizes with $10/month to buy on credit

    Robinhood says it will never charge commissions to trade stocks, but the $66 million-funded startup is finally ramping up monetization with the launch of “Robinhood Gold” premium features. For $10 per month, users can skip the three-day waiting period with instant deposits and reinvesting, trade 30 minutes before and 2 hours after the market is open, and borrow up to double the… Read More

  • Here’s how Civilization VI brings new life to the epic game series

    Here’s how Civilization VI brings new life to the epic game series

    Civilization is a game I’ve been playing for more or less 15 years, across multiple iterations of the series, and yet each new version always seems to feel fresh. After spending nearly 20 hours with a special preview version of Civilization VI, I can safely say that the same is true of this upcoming game, which manages to deliver all the familiarity you’d want as a Civ fan, with… Read More

  • Microsoft forms new AI Research Group led by Harry Shum

    Microsoft forms new AI Research Group led by Harry Shum

    Artificial intelligence is quickly shaping up to be one of the key defining technology areas of our time. A day after announcing a new artificial intelligence partnership with IBM, Google, Facebook and Amazon, Microsoft is upping the ante within its own walls. The tech giant announced that it is creating a new AI business unit, the Microsoft AI and Research Group, which will be led by… Read More

  • Mercedes-Benz looks to the future with Generation EQ EV concept

    Mercedes-Benz looks to the future with Generation EQ EV concept

    Mercedes-Benz is trying to play with your emotions with its new electric vehicle concept, debuted at the Paris Motor Show today. The “Generation EQ” it unveiled is a sporty SUV design, which is reminiscent of the Tesla Model X in its lines and overall look. It has a dual electric motor drive train, and a theoretical max range of around 310 miles, thanks to a scalable battery… Read More

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