Startups

The newest companies that could change the world

  • Apple acquired Gliimpse, a personal health data startup

    Apple acquired Gliimpse, a personal health data startup

    Apple has reportedly acquired health data startup Gliimpse, a company that collects and combines disparate threads of personal health info. Fast Company reports that the acquisition went down earlier this year, but there has yet to be any confirmation on the part of Gliimpse. However, FC says that Apple confirmed the acquisition, saying: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time… Read More

  • Media.net acquired for $900M in mega ad-tech deal

    Media.net acquired for $900M in mega ad-tech deal

    The flow of Chinese capital into foreign ad-tech companies increased this morning with the acquisition of Media.net for $900 million USD. A consortium will be paying cash for the startup with key operation centers in New York City and Dubai. Eventually the company is set to be acquired from the consortium by Miteno Communication Technology, a Chinese tech conglomerate. The transaction is… Read More

  • SmartSite uses sensors to monitor construction workers’ health and safety

    SmartSite uses sensors to monitor construction workers’ health and safety

    A startup called SmartSite has released hardware and cloud-based software to help the construction industry track what their employees are exposed to and take measures to protect them from harm. Cancer, respiratory problems, dermatitis from skin exposure to hazardous substances, and health problems from high levels of exposure to noise and vibrations are among the occupational safety and… Read More

  • Drone startup Aptonomy introduces the self-flying security guard

    Drone startup Aptonomy introduces the self-flying security guard

    Aptonomy Inc. has developed drone technology that could make prison breaks, robberies or malicious intrusions of any kind impossible for mere mortals. Dubbing it a kind of “flying security guard,” the company has built its systems on top of a drone often used by movie-makers, the DJI S-1000+, a camera-carrying octocopter. To that skeleton, Aptonomy adds a new flight… Read More

  • Mimo’s new app teaches you how to code on your iPhone

    Mimo’s new app teaches you how to code on your iPhone

    Apple’s new iPad app Swift Playgrounds is popularizing the idea of learning to code on mobile devices, not desktop computers. But its focus is only on teaching kids to code in Swift. A new application called Mimo goes beyond that, with mini-lessons for not only Swift, but also HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, SQL and more. The idea with Mimo is to break down computer science lessons… Read More

  • Looklive helps men shop by mimicking celebs’ styles

    Looklive helps men shop by mimicking celebs’ styles

    Many of today’s fashion applications are targeted toward women, but a new app from Looklive wants to help men look great, too, without needing to be a fashion expert. Instead, the company – which is now also available as an iOS application – lets men shop the looks from their favorite celebrities and other style influencers. They can then buy exactly what those celebs… Read More

  • Canvas is the collaborative Markdown editor I’ve been waiting for

    Canvas is the collaborative Markdown editor I’ve been waiting for

    It’s no secret, I love Markdown. But when it comes to collaborating with someone, Google Docs, Quip, Pages on iCloud.com and Word on Office.com are all rich-text editors. Meet Canvas, a real-time Markdown editor on the web and now on iOS. With this editor, I can see myself collaborating on stories with my coworkers and seamlessly put the result in our CMS. Read More

  • Hudly wants to bring your favorite apps to the car with an aftermarket HUD

    Hudly wants to bring your favorite apps to the car with an aftermarket HUD

    In-vehicle infotainment systems on newer cars increasingly offer access to your favorite media and navigation apps, thanks to systems like CarPlay and Android Auto, but older cars from even just a few years ago can still feel stuck in a connected tech first gear. Hudly, which debuted on Kickstarter today, wants to change that with an easy-to-install aftermarket heads-up display (HUD) add-on… Read More

  • Espresa wants to help companies pamper their employees

    Espresa wants to help companies pamper their employees

    The range of benefits that Silicon Valley companies offer employees may vary from dental, vision and 401(k) all the way to yoga massages, car washes and beauty services. With tech giants like Facebook and Google making a big deal about the benefits they offer, delivering and managing perks is a key part of any company’s strategy to attract talent now — and this is… Read More

  • Dexter, the betaworks-backed platform for building bots, raises $2.3 million in seed

    Dexter, the betaworks-backed platform for building bots, raises $2.3 million in seed

    Dexter, the betaworks-backed company that helps people build integration-based apps, has today announced the close of a $2.3 million seed round. The funding round was led by Rakuten Ventures, with participation from Social Starts and betaworks. Dexter lets developers build integration-based apps without all the messy work of building the actual infrastructure. Using plug-and-play blocks… Read More