Hireology Raises $12M in Series C Funding to Accelerate Growth in Key Markets

Chicago-Based Technology Firm to Use Funding to Extend its Leadership as a Data-Driven Employee Selection Management System for Multi-Location Businesses )-- Hireology , the leading provider of employee selection management technology, announced today that it has closed $12M in Series C financing led by Baird Capital. Existing investors Bain Capital Ventures and Lightbank also participated in this round.

Motorola’s new Moto Z line features swappable modular smart backs

377403 Anyone else starting to get the feeling that all of these modular smartphones are becoming interchangeable? Not in the sense that you can swap products cross-platform, of course. That’s not how proprietary hardware works. The latest take on the compelling (though far from mature) space are two new Moto Z handsets, which were introduced practically concurrently with Lenovo’s… Read More

Twitter denies breach of 32 million passwords

Yet another security outfit is reporting that millions of stolen passwords - this time, for Twitter accounts - are floating around the dark side of the internet. Should you be worried? The website LeakedSource said it received a cache of Twitter data that contains 32 million records, including passwords.

Lenovo shows off a pair of Intel-powered smart shoes

Lenovo smart shoes Believe it or not, today’s Tech World isn’t the first time Lenovo has show off a pair of smart sneakers. Just about this time last year, the company revealed a pair of kicks with the unique ability to determine and display their wearer’s mood. How the concept wearable actually worked and why anyone might possibly want to do such a thing weren’t entirely clear, but… Read More

Uber’s Scheduled Rides feature lets you request cars up to 30 days in advance

uber-app-ios Less than a month after Lyft launched scheduled trips, Uber is doing the same thing starting today with the worldwide roll-out of Scheduled Rides. Now, you can schedule your car 30 minutes in advance up to 30 days in advance — but only for uberX. Lyft, on the other hand, only lets you schedule rides up to 24 hours in advance. I personally don’t see when I would ever schedule a… Read More

Google wants to beam super-fast Wi-Fi into your home

At Google parent company Alphabet's annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, Chairman Eric Schmidt announced that Google is working on ultra-high-speed internet access that can be beamed directly to consumers' homes. The new technology could allow Google to bypass the extremely high cost of directly connecting physical fiberoptic cables to households and businesses.

Deepak Chopra launches Jiyo, a wellness-focused mobile app

Deepak Chopra Deepak Chopra, a leading figure in the alternative health movement, is moving into the mobile app business with the launch of Jiyo. Chopra and his co-founder Poonacha Machaiah have been talking about Jiyo for a while, but today the app is generally available on iOS and Android. We got a quick demo yesterday, with Machaiah explaining that one of the goals is “no typing”. Using data… Read More

Plex’s new app turns the NVIDIA Shield into a media server

image-block-nvidia-shield Plex has for a long time been one of the more popular services for streaming your local content, including music, photos, movies and TV shows you’ve ripped from DVDs – or, ahem otherwise acquired – to other devices. However, its one downside is that it required you to run its media server software on an always-on dedicated PC, Mac, or NAS. That’s no longer the case,… Read More

Not the End of the Road for Hyperlocal delivery startups: Neeraj Jain, CEO – Zopper

In an Economic Times Retail article titled "Hyperlocal start-ups - The Road Ahead", Zopper CEO Neeraj Jain quotes Venture Intelligence data on funding in Hyperlocal delivery startups: According to Venture Intelligence, 26 investments worth $171 million were made in these delivery startups. (The data point was earlier carried by The Hindu article titled End of the road for Hyperlocal delivery