It’s been exactly two years since Casper started selling mattresses, and CEO Philip Krim said it’s already turned into a big business, with $100 million in revenue (not to mention a $550 million valuation) in 2015. Next up is international expansion, with the New York City-headquartered startup opening an office in Berlin. That office currently has four employees, but Krim said… Read More
mNectar allows mobile game developers to promote their games with ads that people can actually play before downloading. That means its technology needs to evolve with the games, so now it’s announcing support for force touch interactions. Also known as 3D touch, the term refers to touch interfaces that are affected by the amount of pressure applied by the user. mNectar CEO Wally Nguyen… Read More
Startups hoping to secure seed funding in 2016 may find it more difficult as investors have become more cautious, but Mission tech workers aren't expecting a crash and those in start-ups are more sharply focused on sustainability. and a sudden slowdown in investor funding in a matter of months.
A couple of friends living thousands of miles apart sit alone in their homes, strap goggles to their heads and transport to Paris or Mars. They hang out in a shared space, read each other's body language and maybe share a high-five, just like they would in the real world.
Following this week’s resolution of a carriage dispute that would have otherwise caused a blackout of Viacom’s TV channels on Dish Network, the two companies have worked out a deal that will not only keep those channels live, but will also bring select channels to Dish’s internet streaming service, Sling TV. According to Viacom, the company will make Comedy Central, BET,… Read More
Disrupt NY is right around the corner, and to build excitement for the event we’re giving away some swag. Starting today, the first 30 people that buy tickets for Disrupt NY will receive a free Amazon Echo Read More
The number of people using the Tor anonymizing browser to access Facebook has passed the one million mark this month for the first time, Facebook has announced. Read More
Rocket Internet-backed Zen Rooms is launching its budget hotel network in Brazil, marking its first foray outside of Asia. Read More
Apple Inc. said Friday it hopes to resume its online iTunes and iBooks services in China, where they were recently shut down less than seven months after being launched. The New York Times reported Thursday that Apple's online movie and book stores initially received government approval but were blocked last week on orders from the broadcasting regulator, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.
A year ago, Twitter ramped up its game in location services when it announced an integration with Foursquare to provide venue suggestions when you wanted to tag where you were Tweeting. Interestingly, that deal appears to have applied only to the U.S., and now that Twitter’s expanding the service, it has partnered with one of Foursquare’s big competitors, Yelp, to power it.… Read More