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Render gets $2.25M seed round to give developers alternative to biggest names in tech

A couple of weeks ago, when Pinterest filed its S-1, its AWS bills raised eyebrows and questions about cheaper alternatives for startups. Render is a small startup with a big idea to provide infrastru

Mejuri raises $23M Series B to serve women buying jewelry for themselves

New Enterprise Associates, the 42-year-old venture capital firm, has invested in the $23 million Series B round for Mejuri, a startup capturing millennial women’s penchant for affordable and tre

Meet the 13 startups launching out of Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

The Entrepreneurs’ Roundtable Accelerator is today presenting yet another batch of startups to the world at its Demo Day in NYC. ERA has already launched a total of 180 startups which have raise

Adobe shows off new color palette experiment for Illustrator

Adobe today used the OFFF festival in Barcelona to show off an experimental feature for its Illustrator vector drawing application. The basic idea here is to allow Illustrator users to easily experime

Walmart unveils an AI-powered store of the future, now open to the public

Walmart this morning unveiled a new “store of the future” and test grounds for emerging technologies, including AI-enabled cameras and interactive displays. The store, a working concept ca

The Google Assistant can now tell you a story on your phone

For the last year or so, you could ask the Google Assistant on your Google Home device to read your kids a story. Today, just in time for National Tell a Story Day, Google is bringing this feature to

Verizon announces 20 5G markets for 2019, as Samsung Galaxy S10 5G preorders open

Analysts have been all too happy to discuss 5G’s cart and horse problem, even as they wax poetic about the wireless technology’s future. Networks require devices and devices require networks. And

Online learning startup Coursera picks up $103M, now valued at $1B+

Coursera, an online learning startup that offers free and paid short courses, skills certifications and complete degrees in partnership with universities and businesses, has raised another $103 millio

Snapchat will let you play as your Bitmoji in video games

Want your video game character to look just like you? Soon you’ll be able to scan an in-game code with Snapchat to play as your personalized Bitmoji avatar on PC, console and mobile games. Today

Shopify unveils a new lineup of retail hardware

Shopify is expanding its efforts in brick-and-mortar retail with the launch of its new retail hardware collection. The company is best-known as a platform for building online stores, but it also offer

The Switch has now outsold the N64, but Nintendo sees growth slowing

Nintendo’s Switch has now outsold its N64 console on lifetime sales, but prospects for the portable gaming system look mixed for the next year following a conservative sales forecast. Nintendo j

SalesLoft nabs $70M at around $600M valuation for its sales engagement platform

Artificial intelligence and other tech for automating some of the more repetitive aspects of human jobs continues to be a growing category of software, and today a company that builds tools to address

A new cryptocurrency mining malware uses leaked NSA exploits to spread across enterprise networks

Two years after highly classified exploits built by the National Security Agency were stolen and published, hackers are still using the tools for nefarious reasons. Security researchers at Symantec sa

The startup behind that deep-fake David Beckham video just raised $3M

The recent global campaign showing Malaria survivors speaking through David Beckham to help raise awareness around the Malaria Must Die initiative spooked a lot of people: The campaign has already exc

Labster scores $21M Series B to bring VR to STEM education

Labster, the Denmark-headquartered startup building virtual laboratory simulations for STEM students, has raised $21 million in Series B funding. Leading the round is Owl Ventures, with participation

Internet connectivity projects unite as Alphabet spinout Loon grabs $125M from SoftBank’s HAPSMobile

Two futuristic projects are coming together to help increase global internet access after Loon, the Google spinout that uses a collection of floating balloons to bring connectivity to remote areas, an
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Built Robotics brings self-driving to construction

Built is taking the concepts and technology that others are using to build self-driving cars and ada

How to source hard-to-fill programming positions

Zack Burt Contributor Zack Burt is an American computer programmer. He founded Code For Cash, the tech recruiting firm. The competition is intense for great tech talent, and it’s even harder to find

Elon Musk on taking Tesla private: ‘That ship has sailed’

Elon Musk would prefer if Tesla, which is known for its volatile share price and is among the most heavily shorted stock, were a private company, but acknowledged during an earnings call Wednesday tha

Tesla plans to launch an insurance product ‘in about a month’

Tesla is developing an insurance product, which could be launched in about a month, CEO Elon Musk said during a call with analysts Wednesday following its first-quarter earnings report. “It will
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