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Microbot Push Is A Smart Button For Dumb Devices

South Korean startup Naran launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo today for a smart button meant to control analog devices ranging from speakers to your crock pot. Called Microbot Push, the de

Omni Is Cloud Storage For Your Physical Stuff

Omni is trying to find a solution for the problem of shrinking apartments and rising rent in urban areas. The company launched their iOS app in the Apple App Store today, the first full release of a p

Amazon Revamps Parental Leave Policy

Amazon announced a new parental leave policy earlier this morning in an email to employees. The Seattle-based company's new policy includes 20 weeks of paid parental leave for birth mothers and a nove

Snapchat Responds To Chatter About Privacy Policy Change

Social media rumors were taken far too seriously this weekend, as word spread around the globe that Snapchat’s recent privacy policy update gave the company ownership over user content, which in

A Look At Who’s Down From Google

No longer content to just being the ubiquitous source of information of all kinds for the typical college student, Google is now trying to be the platform that friends use to plan their next hangout.

OpenGov’s Comparisons Aims To Help Local Governments Benchmark Spending

OpenGov launched Comparisons yesterday morning, a feature that allows local and municipal governments in its network to compare their performances against other jurisdictions and established benchmar

Walmart Is Looking To Get Into The Drone Delivery Game

Not content to let Amazon (the world’s No. 1 retailer) have the corner on the drone delivery market, today Walmart announced its own plans to enter the quadcopter package-delivering fray. Walmart ap

Google Says It Will Not De-List Entire Sites For Copyright Violations

In an open letter to the Office and Management and Budget’s Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Google announced today that it opposes the practice of removing entire sites from search re Wants To Take The Reins of Mobile Game Development

Michael Carter and his team at want to break mobile games out of Apple’s App Store and move them into the cloud. In their office on Mountain View’s Castro Street, the team at is

Stanford Researchers Treat Autism With Google Glass

As Google retools its Glass experiment, researchers at Stanford are using the device to help autistic children recognize and classify emotions. In a small office buried inside an administrative buildi

Siliconvicts Are The Tech Slogan T-Shirts You’ve Always Talked About Making

Remember all those jokes about Silicon Valley you always said you’d put on t-shirts? Siliconvicts Clothing Co., a shirt company from Malibu, just beat you to it. With slogans ranging from ‘Unicorn

Turing Email Makes Checking Your Inbox As Fun As Using Slack

The team at Turing Email is setting out to fix the little things that make email so tedious. Although many solutions to replace email for internal communications are growing in popularity today, Turi

Singularity University Launches Accelerator To Seize Academia’s Innovation Monopoly

Singularity University, the technology think tank and incubator, on Wednesday announced a new accelerator program that aims to push technologies out of research facilities and into the real world. S

Uber Brings Its Carpooling Service To India, As Rival Ola Prepares Its Own Version

Uber has introduced its carpooling program, Uber Pool, in India in its latest move to grow its presence in the world's second most populous country. The service is initially being piloted in Bengal

Uber Hits Roadblock In India After Being Denied Permission To Operate In Delhi

The Government of Delhi rejected Uber Technologies' application to run taxis in the state on Tuesday, the latest roadblock the ride sharing service has hit in its foray into the Indian market. Whil

This One-Afternoon Project Could Change How You Meet Friends

Frustrated by how difficult it was to have spur of the moment get-togethers with friends, Stanford classmates Joseph Lau and Nikil Viswanathan spent a Friday afternoon in San Francisco’s SoMa di

Loss Of Extended Post-Graduation Work Permit Could Hurt International STEM Students

International students in the United States who are working toward a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degree may soon find it a whole lot harder to work legally in the country a

Air Traffic Control Is Getting A Much-Needed Upgrade

Air traffic control (ATC) towers are an omnipresent feature of modern airports, second in recognition only to airliners themselves. Towers, though, represent only a small part of the vast network that

United Airlines Brings Highly Detailed In-Airport Maps To Its iOS App

No matter how advanced phone mapping technologies have become, stepping into an airport takes you back several decades into the era of physical maps. With no other way for unseasoned travels to get ar

Shotput Wants To Be The AWS For Logistics

“We’re in a unique, extremely unsexy industry,” explained James Steinberg, who founded Shotput with fellow Northeastern University graduate Praful Mathur around 18 months ago. Part of Y Comb