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Nvidia: Our software is about building a ‘platform’

The new GeForce GTX 1080 cards start reaching customers this weekend, but this powerful new video card is only a piece of Nvidia’s strategy to dominate gaming.<p>Nvidia sees itself as a platform company, according to GeForce head of marketing Matt Wuebbling. And he explained how that vision drives the …

Ex-Citi Trader's Bitcoin Exchange Skirts Currency Curbs

It was after Arthur Hayes got laid off from Citigroup Inc. in 2013 that he stumbled across one of the simplest ways to make money he’d ever seen. He …

Cryptocurrency

Startups And The Un-Banking Of America

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Rebecca Lynn is a general partner at Canvas Venture Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm. She has led investments in Lending Club in 2009, Check in 2011 and FutureAdvisor in 2014 and sits on the boards of Lending Club, Check, FutureAdvisor, Doximity, Convo, HealthLoop and</i> …

Japanese E-Commerce Giant Rakuten Launches $100M Global Investment Fund

June is barely over, but Rakuten has already had a busy year. In addition to purchasing messaging app Viber for $900 million, the Japanese consumer Internet conglomerate also made investments in several companies based in Southeast Asia or Japan, including Carousell, Visenze, Coda Payments, and …

Globo Buys Sourcebits In Push For U.S. Mobile App Development Market

Globo, an enterprise mobile messaging and device management and application development software developer traded on the London Stock Exchange’s small-cap AIM Market, has bought the mobile application development service Sourcebits.<p>Founded in 1997 as a content management company, Globo went public …

Clari, A Mobile-First Predictive Sales Tool, Comes Out Of Stealth With $6M From Sequoia

CRM behemoths like Salesforce and Oracle, and more mature startups like Domo, have made some significant inroads into mobile and specifically apps for mobile salespeople, but a new startup believes that its streamlined, mobile-first solution can do it better. Clari, a mobile-first sales …

Drawbridge Says It Now Supports Video In Its Cross-Device Ad Targeting

Drawbridge, the Kleiner Perkins- and Sequoia-backed startup that targets ads across devices, announced today that it has added support for video ads, too.<p>It sounds like the targeting technology remains the same. Drawbridge is still looking at user behavior to suggest when multiple devices are …

AdsNative Raises $2M To Help Publishers Manage Native Ads

AdsNative, a startup that helps online publishers incorporate native ads, is announcing that it has raised $2 million in seed funding.<p>The company also says that it’s expanding its technology to include a supply-side platform. In other words, instead of just focusing on native ads (such as sponsored …

Numari Offers Affordable Luxury With Custom-Fit Women’s Dresses

“Fast fashion” has made it easy to stay on top of trends, but drastically lowered the quality of clothing available in mass market stores. Several startups, include Bonobos, Indochino, J. Hilburn, and Trumaker, are trying to reverse the trend by offering custom-made menswear. Now a new startup …

Eyeview Brings Its Personalized Video Ads To Internet-Connected TVs

Personalized video advertising company Eyeview is announcing that its ads will now work on Internet-connected TVs, specifically those with Roku and Microsoft Xbox devices.<p>Eyeview’s technology allows ads to be customized using viewer data. For example, it allows a big chain to create a national ad …

SketchDeck Turns Terrible Slide Decks Into Beautiful Presentations In Just A Day

A number of startups over the years have tried to reinvent PowerPoint with services that made it easier or quicker to create a slideshow presentation. Newly launched SketchDeck is taking a different approach: Instead of providing an alternative to PowerPoint or similar software applications, it’s …

Mozilla Opens Its Firefox Social API To Developers

With the release of the first public beta of Firefox 23, Mozilla didn’t just introduce a new logo and kill the <blink> element, it also opened up its Social API for developers. This feature allows them to create new ways for users to interact with their favorite web apps through a persistent …

Mobile Messaging Apps: A Primer

The global mobile messaging app space is the new social battleground. Startups that would have had little chance of unseating Facebook’s dominance on the web are attacking Zuckerberg’s empire by refocusing social networking around the mobile phone contacts book. Enter your phone number, and these …

This Is How Your Gmail Should Work

The iOS Gmail app went through a huge overhaul late last year that brought with it much more functionality and a better interface but those changes haven't translated to every Gmail app.<p>Designer Paul Burke has dreamt up this great Gmail concept that deeply integrates Google's Siri-like service …

Apps

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Unveils The First Results Of Its Hot New Summly Acquisition

In March, Yahoo made a big splash in its already dazzling list of acquisitions when it acquired Summly, a UK-based mobile startup led by 17-year-old founder Nick D’Aloisio that summarizes long texts to make them easier to read on mobile screens. Today, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer unveiled the first …

Social Data Leader Gnip Rolls Out Access To Six New Public APIs Including Reddit, Instagram And Bitly

Gnip has found itself a sweet spot in partnering with startups who make data available via APIs. The company currently has access to Twitter and Tumblr’s firehoses, and has announced today that it will be making the publicly available data of Reddit, Instagram, bitly, Stack Overflow, Panoramio and …

11 Whip-Smart Students Have Been Tasked With Finding The Next Mark Zuckerberg

Google stemmed from a project two Stanford Ph.D students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, were working on.Facebook began in Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard dorm room. Snapchat, a popular new messaging app, also began on Stanford's campus.<p>First Round Capital, an early stage venture firm that has backed …

Startups

TipSense’s Brilliant Algorithm Reveals Best Dishes At Restaurants, Worst Features In Apps

No one wants to read thousands of reviews. You just want answers. Luckily there’s TipSense, a new startup whose algorithm sorts big messy data sets. TipSense’s site DishTip tells you what to order at restaurants, for example, while its AppCrawlr deduces an app’s best and worst features and lays …

Amazon Cloud Drive updates with file syncing

Amazon’s Cloud Drive service hasn’t been around for too long — about a year now, but it’s already starting to feel like a viable replacement for …

The one reason a Facebook phone would make sense

So Facebook is reportedly about to unveil a phone, built by struggling Taiwanese handset maker HTC, that has been modified to put Facebook and its various services in the foreground. Facebook has been working on this for years.<p>The business case for both companies is clear, in theory. Facebook wants …

Emerging Markets