• Ava launches a wearable to help couples conceive

    Ava launches a wearable to help couples conceive

    Tracking your period, peeing on a stick and carrying around a thermometer have been the dominant technologies over the past 20 years to help families conceive. If it sounds outdated, that’s because it is. TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield alum Ava is hoping to change that with a wearable that helps couples pinpoint when a woman is in her fertile window and the time is right to… Read More

  • Tinder subscriber growth disappoints Match investors

    Tinder subscriber growth disappoints Match investors

    Match Group reported second quarter earnings after the bell on Tuesday. At first shares rose about in initial after-hours trading, but then they were down 5% as investors were disappointed by subscriber growth and guidance for the year. The owner of dating sites including Tinder, OkCupid and Match.com reported $301 million in revenue, above analyst expectations of $297 million. Adjusted… Read More

  • Apple Music picks up Carpool Karaoke as a standalone series

    Apple Music picks up Carpool Karaoke as a standalone series

    So, here’s something I wasn’t expecting: Those Carpool Karaoke segments on James Corden’s Late Late Show are being turned into a standalone show — a show that’s been picked up by Apple Music. According to a number of stories in the Hollywood press, Apple will be airing 16 episodes, one each week, and they’ll be available worldwide through its subscription… Read More

  • Apple beats earnings expectations by a mile, and its stock is soaring

    Apple beats earnings expectations by a mile, and its stock is soaring

    Apple needed a breakout quarter after its last whiff, and boy did it get one. The company reported revenue of $42.4 billion and earnings of $1.42 per share. Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.38 per share on revenue of $42.09 billion. As a result the company added tens of billions of value back to its share price, which rose more than 6% in extended trading. (6% might not feel like a… Read More

  • This company wants to turn water bottles in Flint, MI into auto parts

    This company wants to turn water bottles in Flint, MI into auto parts

    The water is still toxic for many residents of Flint, MI yet one automotive supply company has plans to turn the crisis into an opportunity. An auto parts supplier today announced plans to relocate a facility from China to Flint, MI in part to turn discarded water bottles into plastic auto parts. The company plans on investing $9.68 million into the venture, which includes hiring 380… Read More

  • VR studio Kite & Lightning raises $2.5M to build a fighting baby game

    VR studio Kite & Lightning raises $2.5M to build a fighting baby game

    Funding may be becoming a bit harder to come by for some startups in the current climate, but generally as long as a company has the right idea someone will always be there with a checkbook in hand. A studio building a virtual reality baby brawler seems to have fit that bill. Kite & Lightning announced today that they have raised $2.5 million in seed funding to support development of a… Read More

  • Twitter dives after mixed Q2: $602M sales, $0.13 EPS, MAUs up 3% 313M

    Twitter dives after mixed Q2: $602M sales, $0.13 EPS, MAUs up 3% 313M

    Twitter today reported Q2 earnings, and the woe that is its poor user growth continues, with its 313 million monthly active users up just 3% on a year ago, and up less than 1% on its previous quarter. The company reported revenues of $602 million with adjusted earnings per share of $0.13. While revenues are up 20% on a year ago, the numbers were a miss on sales and a beat on EPS: analysts… Read More

  • Eating the plant-derived Impossible Burger cooked by Momofuku’s David Chang

    Eating the plant-derived Impossible Burger cooked by Momofuku’s David Chang

    On a random morning, if you’re invited to come watch David Chang: chef, personality and owner of the Momofuku restaurants cook a “meat burger made of plants” — you go. Read More

  • Program your own self-driving racer with FormulaPi

    Program your own self-driving racer with FormulaPi

    Self-driving race cars are a few years away but why not simulate the roar of robotic Formula 1 cars with a little Raspberry Pi magic? The folks at Piborg are offering the opportunity for hackers and makers to try and drive their own autonomous car brain in a centralized race. They’ve launched a Kickstarter and they’re looking for folks to download the autonomous racing code, modify… Read More

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