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These trainers charge your smartphone while you walk

Running out of juice while you're running around town is the scourge of the modern day smartphone owner.<p>These smart shoes could be the answer though, …

This Table Sucks Up Heat to Lower Your AC Bills

Air conditioning is a modern wonder. It’s also an expensive luxury and a total drain on the environment. Most buildings address thermal control on a …

This $400 million startup saw most of its growth in the last 2 years by focusing on one area

It raised only $250,000 at that point, and had just about 10 customers booking $125,000 in annual recurring revenue.<p>Fast-forward two years, and Gainsight is at a completely different scale: More than 260 enterprise customers have signed up for its software, and the company has raised more than $104 …

Startups

A genetics startup with a rocky start is taking steps towards developing drugs

Two weeks ago, the company announced that it had raised $115 million in late-stage funding, putting it at a $1.1-billion valuation.<p>Last week, the company re-launched the health component of its test, so now users will be able to submit their spit and learn about their family history, their traits …

Genetics

HomeKit In iOS 9 Supports Custom Triggers, Apple Watch Without iPhone And More

Apple’s HomeKit is getting some great new abilities in iOS 9, including new features developers can use to improve their connected home apps, and things that make using HomeKit easier and more feature-rich for everyday users.<p>One of the more impressive new features is the implementation of custom …

Tray.io Raises $2.2M For An IFTTT-Style “Integration Marketplace” To Connect Enterprise Apps

Enterprises collectively spend $500 billion annually working with system integrators to link up the apps and services they use to run their businesses so that they can work together. Now, tapping into the growth of APIs for everything, a new company out of London, tray.io, has built a platform that …

Apps

Google Maps' Newest Feature Rewards You for More Reviews

Google has long battled Yelp to be your go-to place for restaurant and business recommendations, but it just doesn’t have as large a community of reviewers as Yelp. The search company is aiming to fix that with a Maps update introducing a new Local Guides feature.<p>Replacing the old City Experts …

Skype can translate spoken Spanish to English in near real-time

Microsoft started rolling out a new feature for Skype on Monday: Skype Translator will translate communications from users using different languages …

The future of passwords really is no passwords

The Wall Street Journal’s tech columnist (and until recently my colleague here at Quartz), Christopher Mims, yesterday handed out his Twitter password (paywall) to the Journal’s millions of readers. “Knowing that won’t help you hack it,” Mims wrote, since he uses two-factor authentication, an added …

Mobile ads work well in apps

NEW YORK: The click-through-rate (CTR) for ads on mobile apps is twice as high as the rate for desktop web ads, according to new analysis of tracked …

Put a Dashboard on It!

MagMaker / August 28, 2014<p>It may be all about birds in Portlandia, but in the land of tech and social media, it’s all about the dashboard—a “control …

Social Media

Now You Can 3-D Print The Perfect Pair Of Earphones

Normal earphones could change all that. The company is allowing customers to take pictures of their ears via mobile app and have custom 3-D printed …

The adventure game classic 'Grim Fandango' is coming to PS4 and PS Vita

Just because LucasArts as an active game studio is no more doesn't mean that some of its original franchises are going the way of the dodo -- far from it. Double Fine's Tim Schafer has revealed at Sony's E3 event that the classic 1998 adventure game <i>Grim Fandango</i> will be re-released on the …

On the Red Couch with Quartz Publisher Jay Lauf

Inside Flipboard / April 17, 2014<p>The future of journalism lies in code. That’s the mantra Jay Lauf uses inside the sleek Lower Manhattan offices of …

On the Red Couch with The Business of Fashion’s Imran Amed

Imran Amed was a management consultant who wanted to apply his analytical skills to a creative field, and saw a hole in the fashion industry that he …

Re

Inside Flipboard / April 7, 2014<p>If 2014 is the year of the media startup, Re/code is one of its marquee acts. Founded by Kara Swisher and Walt …

How to take advantage of Twitter’s new profile page

Those of you on Twitter may have noticed that your profile page now looks bigger (and a touch more Facebook-like). But what can you actually do with this new page? Let's dive in and find out.<p>First off, to view your new profile page at Twitter's Web site, click the Me icon at the top of the page. …

Forget Silicon Valley, meet Silicon Bali

<b>The Sun is setting over lush green rice paddies in Denpasar, Bali, as Andrea Loubier leads me downstairs, towards the pool.</b><p>"It's almost dinner time," she says, just as the smell of something delicious - pineapple, perhaps - wafts over. She waves to two of the adjoining villa's inhabitants, who are …

Silicon Valley

Facebook in talks to acquire drone company for $60 million: reports

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is in talks to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace for $60 million, according to media reports.<p>A portrait of the Facebook logo in Ventura, California December 21, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer<p>The high-flying drones would give Facebook, the world’s No.1 Internet social …

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“The Edge of Vision,” Revisited

In 2009, New York-based writer and critic Lyle Rexer wrote “The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography,” the only English-language book to chronicle the history of abstraction in photography. Aperture, the publisher, printed a limited number of copies at the time of the book’s …

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Here Are The Major Players In Mobile Advertising

Mobile advertising should be a bonanza, similar to online advertising a decade ago. However, it has been a bit slow off the ground, and its growth trajectory is not clear cut.<p>In a <b>recent report</b> from <b>BI Intelligence</b> on the mobile advertising ecosystem<b>,</b> we explain the complexities and fractures, and …

Exclusive: New Web Series Spotlights Jonathan Adler's Irreverent Inspiration Sources

Photo: AOL<p>Jonathan Adler—the multitasking designer, potter, author, and husband to Simon Doonan—keeps it simple when it comes to his work. His company motto is: "If your heirs won't fight over it, we won't make it." But how does he stay constantly inspired? Adler has teamed with AOL on a new weekly …

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Amazon boss Jeff Bezos buys Washington Post for $250m

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1000000/1000326_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534755646_aa5da6515a782503be83f7d192bd14e4<p><b>The boss of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, has agreed to purchase the Washington Post newspaper for $250m (£163m).</b><p>Mr Bezos is buying the paper and its other …

Jeff Bezos

Oh Snap! Shutterstock Founder Jon Oringer Is A Billionaire

When we first met Jon Oringer back in October 2012, his company, Shutterstock, had only been publicly traded for a week. Over the seven days that followed Shutterstock’s IPO, shares surged 44%, netting Oringer more than $135 million in paper gains. Nine months and another $600 million later, …

Oxford Street Aligns Itself with London Fashion Week

September not only brings <b>London Fashion Week</b>, this year it could also mark the end of Oxford Street as we know it. With a shiny new website and a …

London Fashion Week