Launch Angels announced that its Where Fund, made of former Where Inc. employees, has taken part in Washington, D.C.-based Talklocal, which connects customers searching for products and services online with local businesses in real-time via phone. Read MoreWar machineiRobot wins $9.6 million Canadian defense contract
Boston-based content marketing platform Skyword announced today that it has both, acquired online video software and freelance marketplace Vidaao, and added $11 million in funding from Cox Media Group. Read More
From wailing fire engines to the piercing shrill of smoke alarms, sounds are often the first to warn us of trouble. OtoSense, a new app in the Google Play store, aims to recognize and translate these sounds and others for people with hearing loss, converting them into vibrations, flashes, and other cues that they can see or feel.
Read MorePersonalized careMobile health app Wellframe raises $8.5 million led by DFJ
Five months after announcing its seed funding, Boston startup Wellframe said it has raised an $8.5 million Series A round to expand its mobile software, which helps patients stay on a recovery path after returning home from the hospital.
At last night's Re/code media event, Code/Media Series:New York, one of the featured speakers was Meridith Valiando Rojas of DigiTour. Valiando Rojas introduced me, and many in the room, to the the new world of Internet stardom.
One of the computer-age celebrities that the DigiTour founder discussed during her talk with Re/code's Peter Kafka was someone named Lohanthony. Read More
Sitting behind the computer monitor on Phil Beauregard’s cluttered desk at a startup called Objective Logistics is a hardcover book published in 2011: the authorized biography of Steve Jobs.
Jobs managed to pull off something that is rarer in the business world than a no-hitter is in baseball. For about a decade after his return to Apple in 1997, Jobs ran two successful public companies, Apple and Pixar, simultaneously.
Read More'The tide has turned'Vivek Wadhwa still fearless on the issue of women in tech
Something very big is happening in tech on Sept. 9, and I’m not talking about the Apple announcement. On Tuesday, a new book from Vivek Wadhwa and Farai Chideya, Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology, is coming out. I caught up with him in Silicon Valley this week to talk about diversity in technology and hear more about the book.
Read MoreFrom the Gray Lady to LohanthonyRe/code media event tackles the future of media, old and new
On Thursday night, in a design space sitting just above Columbus Circle in downtown New York, Re/code, the tech news site started by former Dow Jones/AllThingsD cohorts Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, held a small conference that focused on all things media. Read MoreCars with genders? And names?Insights, scientific and dashcam, into road rage