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10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple has revealed why it decided to build a smart watch.</b> Technology was going to move onto the body and the wrist was a good starting point. Also, Apple feels watches will make us act more human than phones, which we've become too addicted to.<p><b>2. Snapchat has announced a few new security</b> …

20 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Know About Angel Investors

Angel investors invest in early stage or start-up companies in exchange for an equity ownership interest. Angel investing in start-ups has been accelerating. High-profile success stories like Uber, WhatsApp, and Facebook have spurred angel investors to make multiple bets with the hopes of getting …

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The Age of Unicorns

Stewart Butterfield had one objective when he set out to raise money for his startup last fall: a billion dollars or nothing. If he couldn’t reach a …

Venture Capital

HIRIS ‘wearable computer’: home automation control on your wrist

You’ve probably used The Clapper at some point: it’s a small device that turns lamps and other items on and off when someone claps nearby. It was a …

Best Cities for Startup Founders, Investors and Developers

Indeed Silicon Valley’s start-up ecosystem is the most mature and flourishing. But there are many up and coming cities around the world that are forming veins to pump lifeblood into the ecosystem to help entrepreneurs thrive. For example, I recently wrote a series about Melbourne Australia’s buzz. …

Startups

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Meet the Dalek-looking security robot from Knightscope

Say hello to the K5 from California startup Knightscope, a five-foot tall, 300 pound autonomous security robot that has been in development for the …

MC10 takes the guesswork out of fitness with wearable sensors

There's no denying that the wearable craze is upon us, whether we like it or not. MC10 is quite familiar with employing sensors to deliver info on training and athlete performance, and it's looking to do even more. If you'll recall, the outfit was behind the Checklight -- developed alongside Reebok …

Hybrid Play clips turn playground toys into videogame controllers

A group of developers thought it would be fun to merge playground activities with mobile gaming -- so they did. They've created a system called Hybrid Play that lets kids (or adults, no judgment here) control games on their phones with see-saws, swing sets and other playground toys. To transform …

How Big Data And The Internet Of Things Will Change The Postal Service

Do you possess “expertise and critical knowledge of the Internet of Things, data strategy and analytics, and the Postal Service’s operations, infrastructure, products and services”? You might try and send your proposals to the United States Postal Service, which is looking for a supplier to help it …

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On-Demand Laundry Startup Washio Raises $10.5 Million Led By Canaan Partners

On-demand laundry service Washio wants to be available in all the major cities throughout the U.S. With that in mind, the company has raised $10.5 million in Series A funding, led by Canaan Partners.<p>Founded a little more than a year ago, Washio has developed a service that enables users to schedule …

Giroptic 360-Degree Camera Smashes Past Half A Million Raised On Kickstarter

The nascent market for 360-degree cameras is getting more crowded. Meet Giroptic, which joins the likes of Bublcam, Centr Cam and Panono in building hardware to capture a more fuller picture of what’s going on around you.<p>Giroptic is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to put its …

Open Door Invites Brands To Help Improve Access To Education for Brazil’s Poorest Citizens

Open Door is a free e-learning program available to Brazilians living in the country’s favelas. The program’s goal is to prepare high school dropouts to qualify for college and its founder, Paulo Milet, is looking for corporate support to help the initiative scale.<p>The question of giving brands a …

Education

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People Pattern raises $4.5M to help you uncover the personality of your sales leads

People Pattern, a company that evaluates social media to deliver insight about sales leads and other potential revenue drivers, has closed a $4.5 million round of new funding.<p>It’s the latest evidence that investors are betting on software for marketers. Gartner predicted that the chief marketing …

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Warby Parker has raised $60 million in its latest round of venture capital funding, led by its biggest investor, Tiger Global Management. The amount tops the $55 million that the trendy eyewear maker scored in its three previous rounds combined.<p>Other existing investors also re-upped, including …

How Adobe is Gamifying Learning with Tacy Trowbridge

<b>Tacy Trowbridge of Adobe supports gamification in learning</b><p>Did you know Adobe has been working with gamification for awhile now? I’ve heard of their …

Mobile-Focused Ad Tech Startup Run Raises $1.5M From Verizon Ventures

Run, which offers ad-buying tools and analytics, is announcing that it has raised $1.5 million in funding from Verizon’s strategic investment arm Verizon Ventures.<p>Co-founder and COO Dan Schwartz said that demand-side platforms (which are used by advertisers to buy ads across multiple ad exchanges …

10 mindblowingly futuristic technologies that will appear by the 2030s

Two decades is not a lot in the grand scheme of things, but owing to accelerating change we can expect to see the emergence of some fairly disruptive …