• TellusLabs wants to help us better understand our planet

    TellusLabs wants to help us better understand our planet

    If you’ve spent time following companies like Orbital Insight and Descartes Labs, you might assume the geospatial analytics race has been won. But TellusLabs thinks, on the contrary, that the table hasn’t even started to cool. Armed with $3 million in new seed funding from IA Ventures, the Boston-based startup wants its trust in human intuition to be the ace that wins it a seat… Read More

  • Evernote attempts to simplify with its new iOS app

    Evernote attempts to simplify with its new iOS app

    Did anyone really love the Evernote mobile app? No? Well, good news then: the company is giving it another crack today, introducing what it hopes will be a simpler, more efficient tool to help you record your ideas, as well as search through and organize your Evernote content. As a reminder, the earlier app was a bit busy. Spread across the top of the screen were posting shortcuts –… Read More

  • Google+ won’t go away

    Google+ won’t go away

    Since Google+ is still alive and kicking, Google is rolling out three updates to the product over the next couple of weeks. For one, those who still use Google+ will be able to hide low-quality comments so that they can focus “on the comments that matter most,” Google+ Product Manager Danielle Buckley wrote on the company’s blog today. Another update entails zoom… Read More

  • Zuckerberg testifies in $2 billion lawsuit that Oculus did not steal core VR tech

    Zuckerberg testifies in $2 billion lawsuit that Oculus did not steal core VR tech

    Zuckerberg was forced to leave his signature gray t-shirt at home today and suit up for court. The Facebook CEO was called to the stand in a Dallas courtroom today to testify in an explosive $2 billion lawsuit which claims that Oculus Inc. (which FB acquired in March of 2014) was built upon technology stolen from Zenimax Media. The lawsuit is structured around dissecting the help… Read More

  • Microsoft acquires 3D optimization service Simplygon

    Microsoft acquires 3D optimization service Simplygon

    Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Simplygon, a company that develops 3D-optimization solutions for game developers and other industries that need to visualize 3D data. Simplygon’s SDK is used by many major game development studios and the company recently expanded into the AR/VR market, too. Given Microsoft’s push into AR with its Hololens project and VR with… Read More

  • Juicero cuts the price of its luxury juicer by $300

    Juicero cuts the price of its luxury juicer by $300

    The Juicero is a neat device that, for many, has become a symbol of Silicon Valley excesses. The $700 product promised a Keurig-like experience designed to bring juicing to the kitchen (not that home juicing has ever really been that out of reach in the first place) with a proprietary system that relies on its own subscription service. This week, the company’s offering a welcome price… Read More

  • France creates a special visa for entrepreneurs, engineers and investors

    France creates a special visa for entrepreneurs, engineers and investors

    Just in time before the 2017 presidential election in France, the current French government wanted to announce one last thing to foster French startups. The French Tech Visa is a new program for foreign tech talent. It’s an easier way to get a four-year visa for you and your family. France’s Minister of State for Digital Affairs Axelle Lemaire teased some information about this… Read More

  • Lumo opens up its backend technology to third-party providers

    Lumo opens up its backend technology to third-party providers

    As the fitness wearables market continues to climb, Lumo Bodytech, a startup making wearables focused on things like running and posture, has decided to further business revenue by licensing its platform. Lumo, valued at $41 million according to Pitchbook, now plans to open up its proprietary tech stack — including software, algorithms, applications, and hardware — to third… Read More

  • Social media star Jake Paul raises $1 million to become a social media mogul

    Social media star Jake Paul raises $1 million to become a social media mogul

    Jake Paul grew up online. The 19-year-old current Disney star has turned a millions-strong following among millennials on social media channels like Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, and YouTube into a mini-empire of TV deals and endorsements, and now has his sights set on entrepreneurial domination. Leveraging his legions of followers (and those of famous friends like Cameron Dallas), Paul has… Read More

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