Source: Verizon to sharpen content strategy with OTT video service, IoT platform

At CES, the big consumer electronics show underway this week in Las Vegas (when the lights are working), TechCrunch has learned that Verizon is working away on a couple of new services that will see the carrier once again trying to grow its business beyond basic broadband and mobile connectivity,

Stensul raises $7M to make email creation easier for marketers

Email marketing startup Stensul is announcing that it has raised $7 million. Stensul spun out of founder and CEO Noah Dinkin’s previous company FanBridge. Dinkin explained via email that the startup isn’t competing with the big email service providers — in fact,

Mobile website creator Universe nabs $4 million Series A

The small team behind Universe, an iOS app which allows users to build modular, simplistic websites in a minute or two, has scored some new funding as it looks to grow its operations and its ambitions. The startup has closed a $4 million Series A investment from Javelin Venture Partners,

Beamery closes $28M Series B to stoke support for its ‘talent CRM’

Beamery, a London-based startup that offers self-styled “talent CRM”– aka ‘candidate relationship management’ — and recruitment marketing software targeted at fast-growing companies, has closed a $28M Series B funding round, led by EQT Ventures. Also participating in the round are M12,

Bose gets into the business of sleep

You know you’ve got a problem sleeping when someone tells you that 35-percent of US adults aren’t get seven hours of sleep a night, and the number sounds remarkably low. I’m not a good sleeper. I never have been, and I’m a sucker for any gadget that comes along promising to make things better.

New system connects your mind to a machine to help stop mistakes

How do you tell your robot not do something that could be catastrophic? You could give it a verbal or programmatic command or you could have it watch your brain for signs of distress and have it stop itself.

Facebook tests “subscription Groups” that charge for exclusive content

Facebook is starting to let Group admins charge $4.99 to $29.99 per month for access to special sub-Groups full of exclusive posts. A hand-picked array of parenting, cooking, and ‘organize my home’ Groups will be the first to get the chance to spawn a subscription Group open to their members.

YouTube woos brands with its new Creative Suite of ad tools

YouTube hopes a new set of creative tools will help it win back advertisers who may have grown disenchanted with the video network due to its ongoing content scandals. The company announced this morning a suite of tools that will allow brands and agencies to test ads,

Nuheara’s voice amplifying earbuds offer customizable hearing profiles

Nuheara’s new IQBuds Boost headphones exist in a a strange sort of in-between spot. Like the rest of the company’s line, they’re clearly one of countless devices looking to compete in the crowded world of bluetooth earbuds. Like the standard IQBuds before them, however,

This ring lets you bend musical notes on a keyboard with a wave of your hand

We saw a small mountain of cool stuff at CES this week, but this one is still on my mind a few days later.It’s a ring you wear while playing a MIDI keyboard. By wavering your hand or sliding your fingers up the keys, you can change the vibrato or intensity of your notes.

Blocks hopes to court enterprise customers with its modular smartwatch

As we noted earlier this week, the mere fact that Blocks was able to bring its modular smartwatch system to market feels like a minor miracle. The company appears to have not taken the easy route in any respect. It could have launched an Android Wear device,

Matthew Borgatti设计作品:No One Heard Me

美国设计师Matthew Borgatti的一件作品,名为《No One Heard Me》(没有人听见我),他的官网:http://t.cn/hgWcVL

阿里“10亿医疗梦”背后的误读、细节与悬念

近两日,阿里10亿控股中信21世纪与95095医药平台摘牌两件事情被媒体重度解读,其中一个广为传播的观点是“马云10亿元注资95095,获第三方网上药品交易牌照”。之所以将此称为观点,是因为上述两件事情均不是客观事实。

HTML5桌面通知:notification api - 刺头士

##1. 为什么需要HTML5的桌面通知 传统的桌面通知可以写一个div放到页面右下角自动弹出来,并通过轮询等等其他方式去获取消息并推送给用户。

国际领先运营商4G用户培育策略简析

4G用户的培育策略不仅涉及用户规模,亦涵盖用户对数据业务的消费量,即运营商在着力扩大4G用户规模的同时,基于LTE网络的体验优势,进一步激发用户的流量需求。

日本政府将征集科研“怪人”引热议

日本总务省征集信息通信领域具有独特创意的“怪人”的新项目在网民中引起热议,认为“不像是严肃的政府部门做的事”。至今已有十几件应征,但由于还未开始正式征集,故应征均无效。

IBM patent lets firms choose location of cloud data

Big Blue's new cloud technology could help businesses comply with the data regulations in different countries, by allowing them to choose where their data is stored.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/08/11/ibm-patent-lets-firms-choose-location-cloud-data/

相隔 20 年重新發售!第一代 Apple Watch 腕錶升值至 1,500 港元

Apple 首款智能手錶 Apple Watch 如無意外應該會在明年初推出,正當不少人在等待這款新產品面世之際,大家又知不知道其實早在 20 年前,Apple 就曾經推出過一款真真正正的 Apple Watch 呢?

Linux Controls a Gasoline Engine With Machine Learning

An anonymous reader writes: Here's a short (2 min) video of PREEMPT_RT Linux controlling a gasoline engine from one burn to the next using a Raspberry Pi. It's using an adaptive machine learning algorithm that can predict near chaotic combustion in real-time.

情人节攻略:极客们,这些智能设备千万别送女友!

眼看着其他人都兴奋地在挑选礼物,但智能设备发烧友和极客却犯了愁——完全不想送给女友巧克力、玫瑰花这样的普通礼物,但又不知道该送怎样的智能设备才能表达自己的爱意。

Personality Test App Knozen Asks You Seemingly Random Questions About Your Friends

Knozen has been described as an app for rating your coworkers, but the startup has been moving beyond that, into becoming a broader social game and personality test.In fact, if you visit the Knozen website now, you’d be hard-pressed to figure out that there’s anything job-related. Instead,

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