NEWS

11
Oct

Skylable Secures Investment From Sunstone For Open Source Storage

cloud In the rarified world of ‘private data clouds’ a handful of companies dominate. On the open source side, Red Hat acquired Ceph for $175m and Gluster for $136m. Then there was EMC, which acquired ScaleIO for $200m.
Now a UK company thinks it has come up with a new kind of open source storage technology designed to build private data clouds.
Skylable Sx claims it has had 110,000+… Read More

11
Oct

Snapchat and Spiegel’s Interesting Call on the Hong Kong Demonstrations

hong-kong-protests I don’t mean to pile onto Snapchat in the middle of the #Snappening. But I thought there was something interesting that went missed in CEO Evan Spiegel’s multi-generational chat with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week at the Vanity Fair Summit. During the Hong Kong demonstrations that blew up this month, he and his team briefly discussed turning the protests… Read More

11
Oct

Glimpse Pivots To Privacy-Focused Group Messaging For Teens

glimpse Security-focused ephemeral messaging app Glimpse is going through some major restructuring, with one co-founder departing as the startup shifts gears from general-purpose photo and video messaging to focus on groups and teens in particular. Read More

11
Oct

This Is Withings’ Vision For The Future Of The Home

Slowly but surely, Withings has been building up its product portfolio to provide a truly holistic approach to gadgets and digital services. Recently, the French company brought over its latest products, outfitted a snazzy New York city hotel room, and gave us a sweet little tour of what the perfectly connected Withings home looks like. Read More

11
Oct

Correction: 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowship Did Not Up Age Limit To 23, But Maybe It Should

Thiel Fellowship [Correction: Despite sending out emails and updating its site to ask people 23 and under to “apply” for its $100,000 stipend to skip college, the Thiel Fellowship tells us it’s is not accepting anyone older than 20. We reported earlier it was taking people up to age 23. Apparently those over 20 are only eligble for the Thiel Summit, which brings together bright youngsters with mentors, not… Read More

10
Oct

Stratos Raises $5.8M To Build An All-In-One Connected Credit Card

stratos Meet Stratos, another startup aiming to disrupt the staid credit card industry by building and producing an all-in-one, connected credit card. The Michigan-based company recently announced its $5.8 million in funding and is charging forward with manufacturing. Read More

10
Oct

Months After Its “Upgrade,” Simple’s Online Bank Is Still Broken

simple-2_0-hero.CREAM-6186bdb11d27ed3a Simple is no longer “simple.” Nearly two months after an upgrade to its systems and infrastructure, online banking service Simple is still recovering from a series of glitches that have affected every aspect of money management from bill payments to being able to see a correct available balance to refund delays, credits appearing as debits, and much more. Read More

10
Oct

Monsieur, The Drink Robot, Raises $2 Million

monsieur A robotic bartender named Monsieur and his human partners have raised $2 million in seed investment from BIP Capital with Base Ventures, Paul Judge, TechSquare Labs, NFL star Derrick Morgan, and NBA star Glen Davis. The funding will go towards building more Monsieur drink robots for bars, restaurants, and my bedroom. Read More

10
Oct

Watch This Tesla Drive Itself At The Press Of A Button

teslad Last night, Tesla unveiled its latest wonder, the Model S “with a D”. There are three new models that come with dual-motor functionality (all-wheel drive), most notably the P85D which is built for high-end performance. The P85D can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds, and comes with an auto-pilot feature that uses sensors to detect the road ahead, street signs, lights,… Read More

10
Oct

Moonfrye Debuts Its Latest App, A Party Planning Mobile Shop Called P.S. XO

WinterSparkle-web-05 Moonfrye, the family oriented startup best known as the company co-founded by former child star Soleil Moon Frye (aka TV’s “Punky Brewster”) has officially launched its second product, P.S. XO. Now available on the iPhone and iPad, the P.S. XO app allows consumers to take care of party planning activities directly from their mobile phone or tablet, including things like… Read More