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Does Gillette know your name?

How do you get excited about a new snack food or laundry detergent when virtual reality, artificial intelligence and autonomous cars dominate the news? It’s easy: Because consumer goods impact every facet of our lives, from our personal health and comfort to how we socialize with each other and care for our environment. Read More

GoTouch makes any TV instantly interactive

The GoTouch device turns any TV or projector into a giant interactive whiteboard in about a minute.

60dB brings personalized, short-form audio stories to iPhone and soon, Echo

A new mobile application called 60dB, launching today, wants to offer a better, more personalized radio service focused on short-form audio content. The app includes news, sports, business, entertainment, comedy stories, and more, from a variety of publishers, which are customized to your interests the more you use the service. Show More Summary

Seedcamp-backed Twine launches marketplace for creatives

Having made headway in building out its community for creatives, Twine recently flicked the monetization switch by adding a marketplace to its wares. This lets businesses post creative briefs and the type of specialism they are looking for from which Twine’s community can pitch for the advertised work. Read More

“You Don’t Look Like a Founder”

WTF does that even mean? It means: You’re not a young white guy. And it’s total bullshit. Heather Anne Carson, co-founder @ Repable recently posted this on Facebook: (She didn’t ask me to write this.) Oy. It’s not surprising that guys feel / think this way (but saying it out loud really demonstrates a whole […]

BrainCheck raises $3 million for app to monitor brain health

A Houston-based startup called BrainCheck has raised $3 million in seed funding for an app that helps users understand, by simply playing some games on an iPad, if they or a loved one may have suffered a concussion. Founded in 2014 by Dr. Show More Summary

Asking for an Update on Your Reward

You've graciously supported a project on Kickstarter. You watched as the project creator excitedly met their goal, and for the first few months after the campaign ended, you followed along with the creator's updates, eagerly awaiting the estimated delivery date. Show More Summary

Behind-the-Scenes of Parody Video Group Vooza, the Tech Startup World’s Spinal Tap

Today, we talk to startup legend and self-made millionaire, Matt Ruby, founder of Vooza — thought leader, disruptor, and the next Steve Jobs. Alright, alright, so none of that is true — but we DO talk to a guy named Matt Ruby who parodies the startup world through his video production company, Vooza. Show More Summary

NYC Tech Podcast: Shai Goldman of SVB on Local Growth & Who Makes His All-Startup Basketball Team

NextView’s NYC podcast rolls on. Today, I talk to Shai Goldman, one of the most active community builders in NYC Tech, on his background, the evolution of the local startup scene … and who he’d draft to an all-startup pickup basketball game. Show More Summary

The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul goes down TONIGHT!

The big night is tonight! At 6pm, the TC Meetup + Pitch-off is going down in Seoul, South Korea. We’ll be joined by some of the brightest minds in the local tech scene to discuss going global and diversity, and then we’ll dive straight into the Pitch-off itself. Show More Summary

Verizon acquires subscription video service Vessel, will shut it down on Oct. 31

Verizon is buying Vessel, the subscription video service founded by Jason Kilar (Hulu’s former CEO) and Richard Tom (its former CTO). Vessel enlisted YouTube stars and other video creators, offering early access to their videos for $2.99 a month. Show More Summary

Snapchat is reportedly looking to raise as much as $4B in its upcoming IPO

In May earlier this year, Snapchat raised around $1.8 billion in a financing round that valued it at around $18 billion — and now it looks like that valuation could double in its upcoming IPO. Bloomberg is reporting that Snapchat is looking to raise as much as $4 billion in its initial public offering that could value it as high as $35 billion. Show More Summary

Darkstore opens on-demand delivery fulfillment centers in New York and Phoenix

Darkstore is expanding its warehouse-as-a-service product into New York and Phoenix, following the launch of its San Francisco Darkstore in May. The decision to launch in additional markets is driven by the demand from Darkstore’s brand customers,” Darkstore CEO Lee Hnetinka told me via email. Show More Summary

WhoIsHiring tells you who is hiring and where

WhoIsHiring is a clever site that aggregates startup jobs around the world. The unique angle – a map that shows you exactly how many jobs are in a particular area – is a clever and fun hack on the boring job boards of old. Created by Ania Bywanis and Sebastian Pawlu? the site is based in Krakow, Poland. Show More Summary

Streetography is a pictorial block party app for inquisitive photographers

Imagine if you could see a map of the city around you based on the photos that best represent the area. That’s the concept of Streetography, a brand new photography app for iOS launched this week. The app uses various sources of photo content, showing the map of the world around you seen through the lens of photographers who’ve explored the area before you. Read More

Guest Post: Lessons from Artist Scott Teplin

  My name is Scott Teplin and I’m an artist living and working in New York City. Since my fourth Kickstarter campaign is now underway, I thought it might be helpful if I shared share a few lessons I’ve learned and applied to my current...Show More Summary

?Culture Trip secures $20M Series A to serve up content for the “culturally curious”

Culture Trip, a London-based media startup with a heavy tech bent (or is that the other way round?) has raised $20 million in Series A funding. The round is being led by the PPF Group, the fund managed by entrepreneur Petr Kellner. Read More

With founders out, Rocket-backed Nestpick reboots as apartment rentals aggregator

Its founders, including CEO Fabian Dudek, left the company in May having already lost majority ownership to Rocket Internet, while the pivot sees the company become an aggregator — or meta-search engine — for furnished apartment rentals. Read More

Selency raises $3.3 million for its online marketplace for second-hand furniture

French startup Selency (formerly known as Brocante Lab) has raised a $3.3 million Series A round (€3 million) led by Accel with Kima Ventures participating. Many of you should be familiar with online furniture retailers like Show More Summary

Sharalike tries to bring your slideshow into the virtual world

Wait, wait, wait! Before your eyes glaze over at the word “slideshow,” stay with me for a moment. Yes, we’re all bored to tears with slideslows, but Sharalike’s brand new VR app has been rubbing its medical paddles together to try to jolt some life into your old 2D photos by teleporting them into your VR headset. Read More

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