• Dropbox steps up to business users with AdminX, plans device management

    Dropbox steps up to business users with AdminX, plans device management

    As Dropbox — the cloud storage company with 500 million users — gets more profitable and inches towards an IPO, the company is slowly adding more features that cater to the lucrative business market. Today, Dropbox — which already has some 200,000 companies using Dropbox Business — is taking the wraps off of AdminX, a new dashboard aimed at IT admins to better tailor… Read More

  • Phosphorus genomics startup raises $10 million to test fertility

    Phosphorus genomics startup raises $10 million to test fertility

    As the world of DNA sequencing becomes more efficient and less expensive, a number of companies are sprouting up within the space. The latest, Phosphorus, has just raised a $10 million Series A led by FirstMark. Phosphorus is actually a spin-out from a previous genomics company called Recombine, which sold to CooperSurgical last year in a transaction valued at $85 million. Recombine, led… Read More

  • Wix.com reports 2Q loss but beats expectations

    Wix.com reports 2Q loss but beats expectations

    Wix.com, the Israeli company that helps small business owners build websites, today reported earnings for its second financial quarter of 2016. For the quarter ending June 30, the Tel Aviv-based software provider posted growing revenue and a loss. Wix posted a net loss of $11.4 million, or 28 cents loss a diluted share, compared to a loss of $12.3 million, or 31 cents loss per share in… Read More

  • Google launches Family Library, a way for families to share Google Play purchases

    Google launches Family Library, a way for families to share Google Play purchases

    Google officially announced this morning the launch of “Family Library” – a program that allows up to six family members to share their purchases from Google Play across devices. This includes the ability to share movies, TV shows, books, apps and games across Android phones and tablets, and, in some cases, across the web, iOS, and other connected TV platforms like Roku… Read More

  • Awair air quality monitor teams up with Nest, Amazon Echo and IFTTT

    Awair air quality monitor teams up with Nest, Amazon Echo and IFTTT

    Awair, the IoT product that sits in the home and measures the quality of your air, has today announced integrations with a number of other platforms to improve the experience. The company behind Aawir, Bitfinder, has teamed up with Nest, the Amazon Echo, and IFTTT to offer users new ways to interact with the data gathered from air quality monitor and more seamlessly automate their other… Read More

  • Twitter stock declined over 14% after lacklustre growth in Q2

    Twitter stock declined over 14% after lacklustre growth in Q2

    Twitter’s share price is getting battered once again: the company’s stock has tumbled by more than 14 percent in trading today, a day after the social media platform posted an earnings report that pointed to poor growth in user numbers both in logged in and logged out users; sluggish revenue; and mediocre projections for Q3. The company’s stock went as low… Read More

  • Shipt raises $20 million to challenge Instacart and plants a flag for Alabama’s startup ecosystem

    Shipt raises $20 million to challenge Instacart and plants a flag for Alabama’s startup ecosystem

    Nestled in a valley between the two tailing ends of the Appalachian foothills, the southern city of Birmingham, Ala. seems an unlikely base of operations for a rival to San Francisco’s multi-billion dollar food delivery behemoth Instacart. But the two-year-old startup Shipt is doing exactly that, tackling not only its far better funded San Francisco-based rival, but the twin juggernauts… Read More

  • Tumblr to introduce ads across all blogs

    Tumblr to introduce ads across all blogs

    Tumblr this week quietly announced plans to roll out a new advertising program across its site which will see it implementing ads across users’ blogs. The company did not provide specific details on how the program will operate, but it appears to be an expansion of its earlier Creatrs program, which connects brands with Tumblr users directly, instead of having advertisers work… Read More

  • Density raises $4 million to track crowds at the DMV, theme parks and corporate campuses

    Density raises $4 million to track crowds at the DMV, theme parks and corporate campuses

    The Department of Motor Vehicles is one of the most notorious ways to waste your life away. Density could help ease this pain. Today, Density is launching its people-counting sensor for measuring how many people are inside a space at any given time. The company is also announcing a $4 million Series A round led by Upfront Ventures Managing Partner Mark Suster with participation from… Read More

  • Microsoft Pix uses AI to help your iPhone take the best pictures

    Microsoft Pix uses AI to help your iPhone take the best pictures

    Microsoft Pix is looking to become your new go-to camera app on iPhone. The new iOS offering from Microsoft’s mobile team employs some artificial intelligence smarts to help make sure you take the best pictures, by eliminating human error through batch captures and by enhancing image color, exposure and other variables that can make the difference between drab and dramatic for your… Read More

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