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9 Ways Virtual Reality Will Affect the Startup Scene

<b>9. Nothing Yet — But Give It Five Years</b><p>These technologies are very cool. I’ve used Oculus and was impressed, but also a bit underwhelmed given the hype. It’s a new market and it has a long way to go and a lot of improvements to be made before we see mass adoption.<p>In its current state, it’s inferior …

Follow Airbnb's journey from scrappy startup to $10B company (video)

After Airbnb raised its latest funding megaround, the company attained a massive $10 billion valuation. But the home-sharing startup faced plenty of obstacles on its path to success, as a new video and infographic from Funders and Founders remind us.<p>Airbnb still has plenty of challenges ahead of …

Meet the future of the public transport: electric cycles with onboard tablets

If various surveys of happiness, peacefulness, and prosperity (and the endorsement of Tyler Brûlé) are to be believed, Scandinavia is the best place in the world. Judging by Copenhagen’s bikes, they may all be right. The capital of Denmark is in the process of rolling out a new bike-share program …

Urbanism

Ex-Hulu CEO Raises Funding From Benchmark and Bezos for Startup

Jason Kilar stepped down from his position as CEO of Hulu in early 2013 after helping to build up the video streaming service from its launch in 2007.<p>…

Want to build beacons into your business? Read this first

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Apple’s iBeacons have set off a rush of excitement in the retail and advertising industry with promises of being able to …

Google reveals a surprisingly useful, nonawkward use for Glass: fitness coach

Wearing Google Glass at a bar may make you a social pariah, but the search giant revealed a surprisingly good use case for the device at its annual I/O developer conference yesterday.<p>I got to try Google’s famous heads-up display during a crossfit workout, on a minigolf course, and while shooting …

Self-destructing messaging app Wickr scores $30M led by Jim Breyer

At this point, it’s clear that the disappearing message market isn’t just going to fade away.<p>Wickr, an app that lets you securely send self-destructing text, audio, and video messages, announced today that it has raised a second funding round of $30 million. The round was led by Jim Breyer, founder …

Google’s Cardboard turns out to be an inexpensive VR headset

If you stuck around until the end of yesterday’s I/O keynote, you might have heard Sundar Pichai mention that, alongside a fancy smartwatch, attendees would also receive a nondescript cardboard package. Very secretive indeed.<p>It turns out that the cardboard box was actually a DIY virtual reality kit …

Virtual Reality

BlockScore Lands $2M In Funding For Making I.D. Verification Easier

In 2012, about 7 percent of all people aged 16 or older in the U.S. experienced identity theft, with their financial losses totaling $24.7 billion. Christopher Morton is familiar with the crime because in 2007, he had his identity stolen. Fortunately, the thieves were prevented from obtaining new …

500 Startups is crowdfunding its new $100M fund, with help from SeedInvest

If crowdfunded investments become the norm for startups trying to raise capital, accelerator/investor group 500 Startups will definitely be at the forefront.<p>Today, 500 announced a new $100 million investment fund that will come in part from public fundraising.<p>News of 500 Startups’ new fund, its …

Swarm of mini builder drones could 3D print a house

Nail guns and chop saws are easy to find in a construction worker's pickup truck, but if Saša Jokić and Petr Novikov are successful, robotic concrete …