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Looking Beyond Mobile, Facebook Is Getting Into The Internet Of Things

At Facebook’s F8 developers conference today, the social network announced a software developer kit for building applications for internet-connected devices on its Parse platform.<p>Called Parse for IoT–or Internet of Things, the buzzy term for the expanding world of internet-connected devices–the …

Internet of Things

Number Of Martech Companies Doubles To 2,000 In 2015

Social media and content marketing are among the biggest categories for marketing technology companies, while influence marketing, performance & …

Infographic: The 2017 'Martech 5000' Marketing Technology Landscape

What marketers need to know about the evolving marketing technology landscape. Review the infographic now to learn more about martech.

Marketing

Is Marketing Technology The Emperor's New Clothes?

Columnist Rachel Balik notes that while the marketing technology landscape is broader than ever, many marketers are still struggling to utilize these …

Is This Banking 2.0? Number26 Launches

I’ve written in the past about Banking 2.0, a general term that is used to describe a new way of banking that takes all of the advances in connectivity, cloud computing, social networking and ease of use and applies them to the generally backwards world of banking. I’ve also done a bunch of …

FinTech

Luna’s smart mattress cover monitors your sleep and adjusts your Nest thermostat

If you’re not satisfied with a standard sleep tracking app, Luna’s smart mattress cover could be just what you’ve been waiting for. The smart cover monitors your sleep, controls your bed’s temperature and can hook into a range of connected devices including Nest.<p>Luna is machine washable and …

Sleep

HelloFresh Raises $126 Million In Series E From Rocket Internet

HelloFresh, the European startup that delivers portioned groceries and corresponded recipes for you to cook at home, has just announced the close of a $126 million Series E funding round led by previous investors Rocket Internet and Insight Venture Partners.<p>This brings the company’s total funding …

Android's Latest Ad Features Cute Frolicking Animals

Google ads are known for that heart-tugging, emotional quality to them (who didn’t tear up at the “Dear Sophie” ad?) and the latest Android commercial is no different. Except this time, instead of making you sentimental, Google has gone in the adorable animals route, Buzzfeed-style – featuring …

WATCH OUT NETFLIX: People are now streaming more video on Amazon than Netflix

The research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) just released a study showing that people stream video content on Amazon as much as (or more than) on Netflix, thanks to Amazon's decision to offer both a subscription and single-pay service in the same place.<p>Amazon's magic is that …

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts robots will reach human levels of intelligence by 2029 – if they overcome current limitations<p>They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of …

Robotics

17 Venture Capital and Angel Investors to Follow on Twitter | Inc.com

Do you keep a list of venture capitalists on Twitter? You need to add these people now. Social VCs are an incredible source of insight for all entrepreneurs and investors, but particularly for early-stage founders. The VCs listed below have seen the companies they work with face countless different …

Venture Capital

Taboola gets $117M in funding to build a Google Now for content

Image copyright Thinkstock / Huchen Lu.If you’re familiar with the name Taboola, you probably associate it with those “from the web” or “recommended …

Taboola

Taboola Gets $117M From Comcast, Other Strategics To Boost Its Content Recommendation Platform

Taboola — the recommendation platform that provides 200 billion content suggestions to 550 million users each month, and analytics to publishers and brands about what’s getting people clicking (and what is not) — is today announcing a huge funding round of $117 million on a valuation just shy of $1 …

Taboola

Humility: The Secret To Confident Leadership

Successful entrepreneurs must consistently focus on improving and promoting themselves and their companies. Personal motivation, individual sacrifice, and self-promotion are necessary and important components to moving a business forward. But once the herculean task of creating a business has been …

Entrepreneurship

Magisto’s desktop app wants to edit all your photos and videos

Image copyright tomertu / Shutterstock.com.The average smart phone user captures 150 photos every month. That’s 1,800 photos a year. Add a DSLR …

Video Editing

AnyPerk, A Platform For Delivering Perks To Employees, Raises $8.5M In Series A Funding

In the tech industry at least, it seems like the pressure for companies to provide “perks” to their employees has never been higher. But oftentimes, startups don’t have the ability to provide the same level of perks as larger established corporations do. That’s where AnyPerk, a startup itself, …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity