• Josh Miller Leaves Facebook for the White House

    Josh Miller Leaves Facebook for the White House

    Once an entrepreneur has sold his or her company and logged the required time with the acquiring outfit, he or she typically sets out to start another company — or become an investor. Josh Miller — whose startup, Branch, allowed groups of people to hold discussions and share links — is taking another tack. Miller, 24, who sold his company to Facebook in January of last year… Read More

  • Amazon, Netflix, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla And Others Partner To Create Next-Gen Video Format

    Amazon, Netflix, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla And Others Partner To Create Next-Gen Video Format

    Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix today announced that they have formed a new open source alliance — the Alliance for Open Media — with the goal of developing the next generation of royalty-free video formats, codecs and other related technologies. It’s not often we see these rival companies come together to build a new technology together, but… Read More

  • Edenworks Is Building The Future Of Food On Urban Rooftops

    Edenworks Is Building The Future Of Food On Urban Rooftops

    Avocados from Mexico. Apples from Chile. Broccoli from China. If you take a look at the stickers on the produce you’re buying at the grocery store, chances are they’ll read something like this. Fast-forward twenty years. Instead of driving to Whole Foods to pay top dollar for produce that was picked two weeks ago and artificially kept alive with preservatives and… Read More

  • Instagram Direct’s 85M Users Can Now Reply With Photos In Snapchat-Style Visual Convos

    Instagram Direct’s 85M Users Can Now Reply With Photos In Snapchat-Style Visual Convos

    Instagram Direct felt half-baked when the in-app chat feature launched without the ability to send photo replies in December 2013. Still, the private group messaging feature built an audience of 85 million monthly users, and now it’s getting upgrades that make it a true visual communication tool to rival Snapchat. Read More

  • On-demand Alcohol Delivery Startup Saucey Drinks To $4.5 Million In Seed Funding

    On-demand Alcohol Delivery Startup Saucey Drinks To $4.5 Million In Seed Funding

    Los Angeles-based on-demand alcohol startup Saucey has delivered good times in a bottle since 2013 but held off raising VC funding till now. The service just pulled in $4.5 million in seed money to make its platform more efficient. Saucey origins begin with three buddies who worked together and liked to imbibe after a long day. Founders Chris Vaughn, Daniel Leeb and Andrew Zeck were… Read More

  • Ride This One-Wheeled Gyro Skate They Call A “Hoverboard”

    The mad scientist who started Hoverboard Technologies calls his vehicle an “earned experience.” That means it’s hard to ride. Despite the name, this hoverboard* doesn’t levitate. Instead, it uses gyroscopes like a Segway to help you balance with your feet on either side of one giant rollerblade-style wheel in the center. Read More

  • Google Gets A New Logo

    Google Gets A New Logo

    Google is giving itself a makeover. The company today announced that it’s making some changes to its iconic logo and overall branding. It’s also making changes to the design of its mobile search results pages. The company says it’s making these changes because the way people interact with its products has changed. The idea is for the new logo and identity family to… Read More