Percy Frazier

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Button Wants To Bring Loyalty Rewards To The On-Demand Economy

Imagine you’re an executive running a multi-billion-dollar e-commerce business and you have figured out ways to keep customers on your site and prompt them to make purchases a couple of times a year. Now imagine if you could bring those same tools to businesses that have monthly, weekly, or even …

Amazon Goes After Box, Dropbox And Huddle, Launches Zocalo For Secure Enterprise Storage

E-Commerce giant Amazon has made huge competitive inroads into the cloud services market with Amazon Web Services, and today it’s adding another feature that will put it into direct competition with the likes of Box and Dropbox: It’s launching Zocalo, a secure enterprise storage service. The …

Vaavud Takes To Kickstarter Again For A New Smartphone Wind Meter That Tracks Direction

Kickstarter has been around long enough that the Kickstarter double-dip is now a well-established thing – basically it’s the practice of a company returning to the crowdfunding well to secure the resources for a new product launch.<p>The original Vaavud was a wind meter that required no power and …

Publishing Startup Tablo Raises $400,000 Seed Round

Tablo.io, a publishing platform built by 21-year-old Ash Davies, has raised $400,000 from Y Combinator partner Kevin Hale and Paul Reining. The company offers a Wattpad-like self-publishing experience – albeit with a superior design aesthetic – and a friction-free way to publish to Amazon and …

The App Store, Six Years Later

Happy birthday, iTunes App Store. Apple‘s App Store turns six today, and now offers consumers over 1.2 million apps, which have been downloaded 75 billion times, according to the most recent official data shared by the company.<p>But the business can sometimes be tough for app developers, and new …

Tech Company With $39 In Assets Now Worth More Than $6B

Are we in a bubble? We’re in a bubble.<p>CYNK Technology, a ‘company’ with a grand total of $39 in assets, has seen its share price rise dramatically, spiking to a valuation of more than $6 billion in a matter of days. The company’s 52-week low valued the firm at less than $18 million.<p>Haven’t heard of …

Restaurant Payments App Cover Raises $5.5 Million From Spark Capital

Cover wants to facilitate the process of paying your check at the end of the meal, removing friction and encouraging more restaurants to accept mobile payments. To get more restaurants — and users — signed up, the company just raised a $5.5 million Series A round of financing led by Spark …

Misfit Moves Further Away From Hardware And Into Platform Territory With New Beddit Integration

The hardware wearable business is a tough gig, and today brings another reminder: Fitness and activity tracking startup Misfit has announced a new partnership with Beddit, a hardware maker that builds a smart sleep-monitoring system. The Beddit deal brings a co-branded device to Misfit’s lineup of …

Google, Microsoft, IBM And Others Collaborate To Make Managing Docker Containers Easier

It’s not often that you see this combination of backers, but today, Microsoft, Red Hat, IBM, Docker, Mesosphere, CoreOS and SaltStack all banded together to support Google’s open-source Kubernetes project for managing Docker containers.<p>Docker containers are quickly becoming the go-to technology for …

Fly-through brain images could unravel how we think - Futurity

Scientists have improved on a new imaging technology that provides spectacular fly-through views of the inner workings of the brain.

Mysterious 'background noise' in the brain that gives us free will

By<p>A team of experts from the University of California set out to find whether humans are capable of free will - and came up with some surprising …

Cracking the Brain’s Codes - MIT Technology Review

In <i>What Is Life?</i> (1944), one of the fundamental questions the physicist Erwin Schrödinger posed was whether there was some sort of “hereditary …

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Our humming brains help us learn rapidly

Our brain’s ability to rapidly interpret and analyse new information may lie in the musical hum of our brainwaves.<p>We continuously take in information …

The Brain

Researchers model how neurons work together

A newly-developed, highly accurate representation of the way in which neurons behave when performing movements such as reaching could not only …

A Neurologist (and Dad of Two!) Shares Tips for How Parents Can Promote Brain Health

More by Erin<p>Now that summer is finally here, kids are bursting with energy to get outside. And although parents love to keep their kids healthy and …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Became An Expat

Posted by Stephen Whitfield<p>Life as an expat wherever you are in the world offers an array of opportunities, experiences and life lessons. At …

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