Writer Tobias Stone talks about the history of the future

Tobias Stone blew up Medium in 2016 with his post about Trump and Brexit. The trained historian and philosopher took the lessons of the past and extrapolated what we can expect to see in the next few

Roost’s latest connected home product detects leaks and freezing

It looked like Roost when getting ready to go full-on Nest when the company made the leap from connected batteries to smoke alarms, but its latest product represents a different approach to a connecte

Connected-battery maker Roost announces two new low-cost smart smoke alarms

Beginning life as a Kickstarter campaign back in 2014, the team at Roost found a compelling, low-cost backdoor into the world of smart smoke alarms dominated by the team at Nest. Roel Peeters and Jame

Roost Raises $5.5M To Retrofit Dumb Gadgets Into Smart Gadgets

In 2014 the Roost Smart Battery accumulated nearly $100,000 in Kickstarter pledges. But that was just the start for Roost. Today the company is announcing a $5.5 million Series A lead by RPM Ventures

Airbnb For Storage Startup Roost Opens Up To Help You Store Your Stuff In Your Neighbor’s Garage

The idea behind Roost is not that different from any of those other marketplaces: I've got something you can use, you pay me to use it. In this case, we're talking about storage space, specifically st

Roost Takes On Twitter, RSS With A Platform For Web-Based Push Notifications

A new Y Combinator-backed startup called Roost wants to succeed where RSS readers perhaps failed with the introduction of a new service that lets consumers subscribe to websites using browser-based pu

VerticalResponse Buys Social Media Marketing Technology Startup Roost

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Roost Reinvents Itself As A Super-Easy Social Media Manager For Local Businesses

<img src=""> The real estate bust wasn't kind to <a href="">Roost</a>, which started out as a <a href="https://techcrun

Real Estate Search Engine Roost Closes An $8 Million B Round

<img src="" /> The economy is in the hole, and real estate is in an even deeper hole. What better time to invest in a real estate search engine? Shas

How Accurate Are Listings On Real Estate Sites?

Earlier this week in a post comparing real estate sites Trulia and Zillow, I suggested that the most important success factor for these sites is how comprehensive they are. The more listings the bette

Redfin Continues To Shrink The Real Estate Market

Venture capitalist Josh Kopelman has stated that he likes startups that shrink markets – “We love investing in technologies and business models that are able to shrink existing markets. If

Real-Estate Search Engine Roost Launches With Full MLS Listings

Just when you thought the real-estate bubble had burst and the economy was going to hell, here comes another real-estate search engine. Today we see the launch of Roost, a real-estate site inspired by