How can businesses take inspiration from the connected home?

It’s an opportunity rich area that more and more device manufacturers are trying to utilise and one that has endless possibilities – especially for those businesses that can learn from what has already happened within the connected home.

ClosetSpace Brings Fashion Inspiration And Recommendations To Your Smartphone

A new application called ClosetSpace from fashion analytics company Stylitics wants to put a digital closet in your pocket, while also feeding you daily inspirations, outfit suggestions, and more, as well as offering access to a personal stylist for just $25.00. The app, targeting mainly at women,

Home Alone?

Connected devices company Nest, now owned by Google, has been lauded — mostly, it must be said, by the tech press — for turning its attention to the utilitarian devices in your home. The ones no-one loves. The no-frills, 

Transforming The Conversation On Women In Computer Science

Barbie and Mattel made news recently in the world of computer science. While initial reaction to Mattel’sBarbie “I Can Be a Computer Engineer” book focused on all-too-common and inaccurate stereotypes,

Cities As Platforms

Take a look at the last decade’s fastest-growing companies. You’ll notice they have one thing in common: They’re all platforms.YouTube was not the first video-hosting site, but it was the first to disrupt the stagnating online broadcasting model,

Silicon Valley Can Accelerate Social Impact Globally

Silicon Valley’s influence is undeniable but its global impact has always been a passive byproduct of success at home. To make a lasting, material difference, there needs to be a concerted effort to expand its reach in a substantial and sustainable way.For the better part of the last century,

How Tech Titans Know To Pull The Plug On Projects

Not every new idea is destined to be great. Sometimes even the most promising concepts end up in the scrap pile. You probably never heard about Google Here, but the project was so big that Alphabet CEO Larry Page himself made the final decision to abandon it. Aimed at smartphone users,

Backed By $5.5 Million, Laurel & Wolf Brings Interior Design Into The Digital Age

A company taking the interior design industry into the online era, Laurel & Wolf, has now raised $4.4 million in Series A funding for its web-based platform that connects professional designers with customers,

Detour, Andrew Mason’s Audio Tour App, Goes Global And Expands To 6 More Cities

As the summer travel season goes into full swing, a travel app that hopes to give you a new way of experiencing physical spaces is growing. Detour — an immersive city guide app constructed around GPS-triggered audio and smart,

XO Group CEO Michael Steib Talks About Reinventing A 20-Year Old Media Company

XO Group isn’t a company where you’d expect big, dramatic changes — after all, it was founded nearly two decades ago (with seed financing from AOL, which now owns TechCrunch), its flagship wedding planning site The Knot launched in 1997, and it went public in 1999.

Meat Marketplace AgLocal Becomes A Consumer-Facing Subscription Service, Raises Another $1.3 Million

Andreessen Horowitz-backed AgLocal, which began as a marketplace for meat, connecting animal farmers to buyers including top-rated chefs, has now pivoted to become a consumer-facing service. On the new e-commerce site,

Huawei Matebook X Pro review

Huawei may have released the best laptop of the year - if you can afford it.

UK businesses risking huge GDPR fines

Businesses in the trades sector are ditching old tech without wiping memory first.

5G could generate billions for global GDP

Next-generation networks could mean big money for countries across the world.

Apple will update iPhones to end Qualcomm legal battle

Software update for iPhone users in China will solve patent issues, Apple says.

Microsoft Edge named as most secure browser

Report claims Edge detects and blocks phishing faster than any other browser.

Apple to open $1bn centre in Austin

iPhone maker plans on employing up to 15,000 people as part of new expansion.

Alexa, if we all shop using Google Home, will I need a website in five years’ time?

When it comes to online selling and marketing, it’s frankly ridiculous to separate online and offline.

Superfinance – The merging of mind & machine in finance & procurement

Here, technology is used to consolidate and analyse all finance and procurement information. It also offers insights to the new generation of professionals in their decision-making process and tasks that require abstract thinking rather than computation.

Live chat for service differentiation

Implementing and using it correctly can be a key service differentiator that can deliver a competitive advantage. It also has several key advantages over other customer communication channels.

GDPR has helped cut ad trackers in Europe

The number of ad trackers decreased in Europe while rising in the US.

Working with Real-Time Analytics as a Service (Video)

This is wide-ranging interview with Dev Patel and Poulomi Damany of BitYota, an Analytics as a Service startup that works specifically with MongoDB. Open Source? Not yet. But hopefully soon, they say. And why should an IT person or programmer care about marketing-oriented analytics?

£6m fund launched to support social enterprise innovation

Local Partnerships, a HM Treasury and Local Government Association (LGA) own company, has launched a new fund that will see public sector spin-outs able to access loans between £250,000 and £1m.Read more: http://www.itproportal.

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Uber 获 12 亿美元融资,估值超过 170 亿美元

有时候当一家初创公司获得一轮一亿美元以上融资的时候我会在标题里加上 “巨型” 或者 “超大数额” 这样的字眼来摆弄一下,但 12 亿美元这个超过很多公司估值的数字我觉得还是交给数字本身说话好了...

电影讲好一个故事的标准是什么?

从十九世纪末电影被发明至二十世纪初电影开始专注于长片,一百多年来,电影始终致力于一件事:讲故事。无论是格里菲斯的剪辑革新还是斯坦尼斯拉夫斯基的体验,都是在用不同手段完善、丰富、创新电影讲故事的手段。

KDDI在日推出HTC J Butterfly:配备1300万像素双后置摄像头

尽管有传闻称HTC会推出一款基于One M8的Windows Phone 8机型,但是KDDI近日发布的HTC Butterfly J却不是。

Acer V Nitro Black Edition gaming notebook PC has a 15.6" 4K display

这个智能电动车谁都想骑 可秒换电池

如果你认为骑电动车只是大叔大妈或是神马送快递外卖的专利,那Gogoro在CES上推出的一款时尚电动车一定会改变你的看法。  

Vegemite-flavored chocolate bars will soon be a very real thing

Vegemite, an Australian savory spread made from yeast, veggies and spices, has many purposes.For example, it can even go with chocolateSee also: Cadbury chocolate bar that packs 7 flavors into one will satisfy every sweet toothCadbury Australia confirmed that the limited-edition flavor pairing was,

Little girl mistakes a shopper for Santa Claus, he plays along perfectly

If you have a long, white beard, you're kind of expected to be jolly around Christmas — but this guy is taking it to a whole new level of holiday cheer.This little girl in a West Virginia Walmart saw an older shopper with a red shirt and a white beard and (understandably) thought he was Santa.

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