Feather raises $3.5M to rent furniture to millennials

 The furniture rental industry is stuck in the last. Current options involve old-school companies like CORT where most of the inventory will make your apartment look like a dorm room, or a place like Rent-A-Center where you’ll almost certainly pay many times what the item is actually worth. Enter Feather, a company trying to breathe some life into the aging industry by letting… Read More

Here’s the list of NBA games that will be streamed in VR this season

 Last year the NBA launched a program where they streamed one regular-season game in virtual reality each week, all season long. Today they announced that they’re doing it again, starting with a free preview on October 21st when the Houston Rockets host the Dallas Mavericks. Just like last year, games were selected to give all 30 teams the opportunity to play in VR at least once. There are… Read More

One Night, the boutique last-minute hotel app, is expanding internationally to London

 One Night, the last-minute booking app for boutique hotels, is expanding internationally — starting today with London. One Night was created by Standard International, which is the parent company of Standard Hotels. Originally the company launched an app called One Night Standard, which was a way to get great deals on same-day bookings (starting at 3pm) at Standard properties. But… Read More

Hands-on with Snapchat’s mediocre, crashy AR art

 After trekking out to the middle of Central Park to see Snapchat’s newest AR feature, I can solidly say that the best part of the experience was getting to spend some time outside during a beautiful fall day. Yeah, it was that lame. As background, yesterday Snapchat posted a mysterious countdown timer on a domain named art.snapchat.com that was reminiscent of the countdown timers… Read More

The next Apple Watch will have LTE cell service

 Last night an iOS 11 GM download link made its way onto Reddit, which 9to5Mac discovered and has been digging through. You can check out the full list of discoveries here, but one big thing that stood out is that the next Apple Watch (or at least one version of it) will finally have LTE cell service, meaning it doesn’t need to be tethered to your phone at all times. The leaked… Read More

This European country may hold an ICO and issue its own cryptocurrency

 We’ve officially hit peak ICO. Estonia, a small country in Northern Europe, just floated the idea of potentially raising money by issuing a token called “estcoins“. So why Estonia? The country is pretty forward thinking when it comes to technology – they are first nation to offer an e-Residency program.  The program is almost like a digital citizenship, and lets… Read More

Bitcoin just passed $4,000

 What a day for Bitcoin. 24 hours ago the cryptocurrency was trading below $3,700. About an hour ago it surged passed $4,000 and has no signs of stopping. It’s now trading around $4,135.00. For reference, a week ago Bitcoin hit an all-time high as it passed $3,000 for the first time. Check out the chart below to see what the price has done in the last 24 hours. So the million… Read More

Sleeperbot is the best place to host your fantasy football league this season

 Sleeperbot, which has raised about $2M in seed funding from Birchmere VC and Expa, and boasts hundreds of thousands of users, calls itself Slack for sports. It’s essentially an app (and website) that lets sports fans have conversations around different subjects they’re passionate about. These discussions happen in channels – some of which are created by the company and are… Read More

Construction workers are posting Snapchat stories from inside Apple Park

 Snapchat’s powerful but hidden Story Search feature is finally making itself useful by giving us a behind-the-scenes glimpse inside Apple Park, Apple’s new spaceship-like campus that will open soon. Typing “Apple Park” into Snapchat’s search bar will show you the Apple Park Story, which is a collection of videos taken on the property. The full Apple Park story… Read More

Apple continues to struggle in China as revenue drops 10%

 Apple has a pretty good quarter – the stock just jumped 4% after hours on $45.4 billion in revenue and  earnings per share of $1.67. But there’s one dark spot in the company’s results – and that’s performance in Greater China. Apple took in just over $8 billion in revenue from Greater China this quarter, which is less than half of what it made there two years ago… Read More