How some founders are raising capital outside of the VC world

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today, we’re exploring fundraising from outside the venture world. Founders loo

Paro, the robotic seal for the elderly, is shipping in April

<img src="">Remember that crazy robotic seal for the elderly? The one with the hole in its snout for "charging?" Well, you can now bu

Hands on with the Paro Robot Seal: Awwwwwww!

<img src=""> I totally wanted to hug this little hug machine! Also, it has a hole in its mouth to allow for the insertion of a charge

Japanese designers create fashion bags with recycled tires

Tokyo-based design company Mondo Design [JP] is approaching the concept of recycling from a fresh, new angle. They produce business bags and other items with a quite unique material: used tires. The p

Asus wants you to break the seal

It’s good to hear good sense coming from a good company like Asus. Sure, one can argue back and forth whether their motherboards are better or worse than Abit’s, or Gigabyte’s, but h

Pink Seal Pendant Really A Tazer

The next time your girl has to walk home from your apartment by herself (jerk), make sure she’s equipped with this seemingly innocent pink seal pendant. Though it’s an extremely beautiful