Wayfair and Hubspot IPOs Could Be Just The Beginning For Boston Startup Scene

While Silicon Valley firms hold back on their IPOs and there’s hand-wringing over burn rates, two Boston-based startups had highly successful IPOs less than a week apart. Just over a  week ago, furniture shopping service Wayfair went public and raised over $300M in its IPO,

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Wayfair and Hubspot IPOs Could Be Just The Beginning For Boston Startup Scene

While Silicon Valley firms hold back on their IPOs and there’s hand-wringing over burn rates, two Boston-based startups had highly successful IPOs less than a week apart. Just over a  week ago, furniture shopping service Wayfair went public and raised over $300M in its IPO,

In Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking, Silicon Valley Slips, While Southeast Asia Gains Traction

Three years ago, Compass — a three-and-a-half-year-old, San Francisco-based company that provides reporting and benchmarking software to startups around the world — produced a widely read report on the global startup ecosystem. Now,

Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop?

In the last ten years, the Seattle tech scene has changed quite dramatically. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the only gigantic software companies in town were Microsoft and Amazon. For a time it even became common knowledge that most Seattle-based startups had only two viable exit strategies:

Boston’s WTF/LOL Problem

Well, that was embarrassing. Following months of piss-poor communication and a chaotic planning process, Boston’s bid to be the U.S. entry for the 2024 Olympics finally died this week like Britain’s rule over the colonies.

NYC Rises As A Hub For Software-As-A-Service Startups

As the market continues to mature, and as we watch a blossoming of SaaS activity in New York City, we believe that NYC is poised to become a genuine leader in the formation of companies leading the next wave of enterprise transformation. Read More

From Pakistan To Y Combinator, Gradberry Vets Technical Talent

Gradberry is launching today out of Y Combinator to connect companies with vetted technical talent. Candidates quickly build a talent profile, connecting their GitHub, online portfolios and projects, and LinkedIn account.

In Defense Of Theranos

Innovation that involves sensitive medical technologies is challenging and provokes strong emotional reactions, but the reality is that the strongest criticisms of Theranos have more to do with business structure than their blood tests. Read More

How The White House Is Leading The National Effort On Civic Innovation

Silicon Valley, Uncle Sam needs you! No, I’m not talking about just your checkbook. Many of us who work in tech and live in California are accustomed to calls from candidates and campaigns asking for money every couple of years. But this request is much different.

In New York And LA, New Startup Communities Flourish

Like New York, Los Angeles is experiencing quite the renaissance in technology and entrepreneurship. Notable companies like Snapchat, TRUECar, DogVacay, Tinder and The Honest Company were all started in LA. Read More

So You Want To Fix The Housing Crisis

So 15 of the 30 cities with the highest rents in the country are all in the San Francisco Bay Area, with Palo Alto topping the list, according to this lovely report from Lovely that came out last week. Part of this is cyclical.

YouTube quietly added free, ad-supported movies to its site

YouTube quietly added around 100 ad-supported Hollywood movies to its site, beginning last month, according to a new report from AdAge. The titles include a mix of classics like “Rocky” and “The Terminator,” as well as other family fare like “Zookeeper,” “Agent Cody Banks,” and “Legally Blonde,

Blockchain gaming gets a boost with Mythical Games’ $16M Series A

Mythical Games is betting user-generated content and intimate ties between players, content creators, brands and developers is the future of entertainment.

Walmart passes Apple to become No. 3 online retailer in U.S.

Walmart has overtaken Apple to become the No. 3 online retailer in the U.S.,according to a report this week from eMarketer. While Amazon still leads by a wide margin, accounting for 48 percent of e-commerce sales in 2018, Walmart – including also Sam’s Club and Jet.

The Boring Company goes brick-and-mortar with The Brick Store

Elon Musk has shot out some crazy, unbelievable tweets over the last year, but he wasn’t joking about the bricks. Musk has started a company called The Brick Store LLC to produce and sell bricks, according to public documents obtained by TechCrunch. The new company, which was founded in July,

Unicorns aren’t special anymore

There are 145 "active unicorns" today worth an aggregate valuation of $555.9 billion. In 2013, there were just 39.

Feeling left out of a hot market? This new outfit has a fund with shares of 30 top ‘unicorns’ to sel

When Equidate, a venture-backed secondaries marketplace based in San Francisco, closed its most recent round of funding with $50 million four months ago, it was hardly a surprising bet on the part of its backers. As startups linger ever longer as private companies,

Kairos founder countersues his own company for $10 million

The turmoil continues at facial recognition startup Kairos . Last night, Kairos founder Brian Brackeen filed a counter lawsuit against Kairos and its interim CEO Melissa Doval that seeks $10 million in damages.

Snapsaved Takes Responsibility For Latest Snapchat Leak

Last week, news spread that some 200,000 Snapchat photos had leaked after a third-party app (used to save people’s snaps) was hacked. It was referred to as the Snappening. Snapchat was quick to respond to the situation by saying that the photos had been stolen from a third-party application,

Discoverly Debuts A Gmail Plugin That Makes Up For What Rapportive Users Lost

Since being acquired by LinkedIn, things have not been going well for Rapportive, the handy Gmail widget that shows your contacts’ social accounts and updates in Gmail’s sidebar. LinkedIn, in the spirit of making the Rapportive app more favorable to its own network,

It’s Dangerous To Go Alone! Carry The Brunton Universal Charger Power Knife

If only the world recharged with one standard. But it doesn’t (thanks Apple!). Enter the Brunton Power Knife. It’s a Swiss Army Knife for the smartphone age with a cable connector for just about every situation. Read More

This Reflective Umbrella Surrounds You In a Super-Safe Halo of Light

To me, whimsical umbrellas—you know, the kind printed with Starry Night or cats—have always seemed like a mockery of the rain-drenched commuter's misery. But this reflective version actually makes practical sense, since it turns its owner into a glowing beacon of safety. Read more...    

Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?

Nerval's Lobster writes "It hasn't been a great week for Bitcoin. Cruise the Web, and you'll find stories from people who lost thousands (even millions, in some cases) of paper value when the Mt.Gox exchange went offline for still-mysterious reasons.

Cortana出现在Bing个性化设置页面中

此前曝光的消息称 Windows Phone 8.1 中的语音功能将会被深度整合到 Bing 等应用之中。如今就在发布会举行前几个小时的时间,该语音功能就提前曝光在 Bing 的个性化设置页面之中。

Here Are Clips From The First SiriusXM TechCrunch Radio Show

On Tuesday we launched our SiriusXM radio show, TechCrunch Radio, from Disrupt San Francisco. Jordan Crook and John Biggs discussed the Apple Watch and did a startup pitch-off. A few audio clips from the show can be found below.  Catch next week’s show on the Indie 103 channel,

业内人士称iPhone 6对中国市场不算创新

北京时间9月15日早间消息,多名熟悉中国移动设备市场的人士表示,苹果推出的新款iPhone对中国市场来说并不算太大的创新。

Latest 'Grey's Anatomy' Episode Sent Fans Into Meltdown Mode

Well, that was heartbreakingIn Thursday's episode of Grey's Anatomy, the show lived up to its reputation as a soul-crushingly honest exploration of modern relationships by breaking up one of the series most beloved couplesSee also:

阿里系产品的数据化设计思维

1、做设计为什么还需要看数据? 很多设计师从来不看数据,要么是因为没有数据可看,要么是根本不想看,但是也一样把 […]

比大力水手更大力的仿生小机器人

对于科学家来说,仿生机械真的大有发展机会,但除了 Boston Dynamics 开发的那些巨兽之外,小小机械人也是科学家的另一个开发焦点。Stanford University 的研究员最近公开了数款大力士小机器人,当中有的更能把等同自身重量 2,

[视频]ALS患者福音:便携式眼球交互眼镜EyeControl

对于那些深受肌萎缩侧索硬化症(ALS)困扰的病人来说,目前市面上很少有定价合理的辅助设备来帮助患者和他人进行沟通。

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