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These 11 Startups Raised The Most Money Before They Had A Product

Want a clue that the current tech market is a bubble? Look at the funding rounds–and not just for the likes of Uber and Airbnb.<p>Instead, focus on the companies that have yet to reveal, let alone sell, a single product. In the last year we’ve seen seen the three largest funding events ever for such …

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This Apple Watch App For Dropcam Camera Brings Home Surveillance To Your Wrist

While it’s still very true that Apple Watch apps are a crippled shadow of what we all hoped they would be, and will stay that way until developers …

4 ways birth control has completely changed how you live

Here's a fun fact about the pill: You have a constitutionally protected right to buy and use it.<p>That hasn't always been the case. Hormonal birth …

South Korea’s Team KAIST wins the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge

Roboticists from around the world came together in Pomona, California, today and yesterday for the 2015 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge, and DARPA has just named the winner: Team KAIST of South Korea.<p>The team is a collaboration between the Korea Advanced …

Robotics

Simple geometric banners depicting iOS, OS X and ‘watchOS’ spotted at WWDC

MacStories’ Federico Viticci has posted an interesting image of WWDC banners from the second-floor of Moscone West, the WWDC event venue.<p>These images show Apple highlighting its three platforms: iOS, OS X and watchOS. These banners do not follow the same pattern as previous years with dramatic …

Apple

Two dev worlds meet: How Agile and Waterfall work better together (webinar)

<b>Join us for this live webinar —</b> <b>Mixed Methodologies Pt II: Building successful outcomes —</b> <b>on Thursday, June 11 at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern. Register here for free.</b><p>VentureBeat is studying the adoption of Agile / Waterfall development methodologies, and already the preliminary results are …

Project Management

NY Times Reports No New Apple TV at WWDC Keynote

Anticipation had been building for Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, especially with regard to a new Apple TV set-top box. Even the event invitation appeared to have an image of the Apple TV. But the <i>New York Times</i> has reported that Apple decided a couple weeks ago that the …

A Guide to The Internet of Things

<i>And so these men of Indostan</i><p><i>Disputed loud and long,</i><p><i>Each in his own opinion</i><p><i>Exceeding stiff and strong,</i><p><i>Though each was partly in the right,</i><p><i>And all were</i> …

Autism and iPad, five years later

Shannon Des Roches Rosa's son Leo, now fifteen years old, has been using an iPad since shortly after it launched in 2010. Over the last five years, …

Read the email Bill Gates sent to employees for Microsoft’s 40th anniversary

Microsoft is celebrating its 40th anniversary on April 4, 2015. That happens to fall on a Saturday, though, meaning today is the last day the company can rally the troops. And who better to do that than cofounder Bill Gates?<p>Gates sent an email titled “Microsoft’s 40th anniversary” to all of the …

Bill Gates

10 tech podcasts you should listen to now

Don’t ever say there’s nothing good on.<p>There’s a whole lot of podcasts about technology. The New & Noteworthy collection of tech podcasts on iTunes holds 2,000 of them. And some really are worth your attention.<p>Podcasts first popped up nearly a decade ago, following the ascent of Apple’s iPod. In …

Podcasting

Why Businesses Are Taking IT Infrastructure To The Cloud

Doubled in three years. Expected to almost triple in the next four. That’s the rate of spending on cloud computing as momentum continues to grow. According to a Goldman Sachs report published in January 2015<b>,</b> <b></b>spending on cloud computing platforms and infrastructure is projected to increase to $43 …

Mobile Marketing Market by Solution, by User Type, by Vertical & by Region - Global Forecast to 2021

“Increasing use of smartphones and tablets is driving the market”<p>Forecasts suggest the global mobile marketing market will grow from USD 28.63 …

Mobile Marketing

The Obstacles Facing Android to Enable a Payments Infrastructure That Rivals Apple Pay

Apple Set The Bar For Mobile Payments, And Android Participants Will Face Technical And Business Challenges As They Attempt To Catch Up<p>A new research …

Apple Pay

Adobe’s Marketing Cloud suits up for the next phase of getting and keeping customers

At the Adobe Summit today in Salt Lake City, Adobe is raining down major announcements from its Marketing Cloud.<p>The long list of new features marks the Cloud’s full-scale entry into the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, and ad tech.<p>In a meshing of the digital and physical worlds that VP of …

Marketing

Uber seeks to fix its gender problem with UN partnership and promise to create 1M jobs for women

When it comes to attitudes toward women, Uber has amassed a remarkable laundry list of sins, even by Silicon Valley’s notoriously low standards.<p>There were founder Travis Kalanick’s comments in GQ about his success enabling him to meet women: “Yeah, we call that Boob-er.” There were the chronic …

United Nations

The Apple Watch may inspire devices that don’t constantly distract us

A strange looking communication and personal computing device, the Runcible, got a lot of attention when it was introduced at Mobile World Congress.<p>The device comes from a small San Francisco startup called Monohm. And talking to company founders Aubrey Anderson and George Arriola, a single theme …

Apple Watch

Apple targeted by CIA spies for years, say new Snowden documents

A new report by <i>The Intercept</i> says that researchers working for the CIA have been involved in a "multi-year, sustained effort" to crack Apple security measures on iPhones and iPads. Documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden detail a number of initiatives, including an attempt to …

GE: An Industrial Internet Of Self-Aware Intelligent Devices

As far as Sir Tim Berners-Lee and the World Wide Web Consortium is concerned, there is one single solitary global system of interconnected computer network nodes using standard TCP/IP Internet protocol technology to interlock. It is the Internet, singular.<p>As far as General Electric (GE) is …

Apple Pay hits Kickstarter app & GameStop, coming soon to Etsy store & Marriott Hotels

Tim Cook said in January that “2015 will be the year of Apple Pay,” and we’re steadily seeing more support for the mobile payment service from banks, merchants, and apps.<p>Released just this morning, Kickstarter version 2.3 for iPhone and iPad adds Apple Pay as a payment option for quickly making a …

Watson Takes The Stand

Cognitive computing is already helping doctors, scientists, economists and investors—and now it’s going to law school.<p>We read in a library. Watson actually reads the library. (Illustration: James Boast)<p>WATSON TAKES THE STAND<p>Cognitive computing is already helping doctors, scientists, economists and …

Samsung wants to win the mobile payment war with Apple at any cost

Samsung is rightfully envious of Apple’s mobile payment service Apple Pay, which has swept the mobile payments world since being introduced at the …

5 WhatsApp settings to change right now

If you're one of WhatsApp's 700 million monthly users, we have some suggestions for which settings you should consider tweaking right now.<p>From making …

How Hackers Could Use A Nest Thermostat As An Entry Point Into Your Home

Security researcher TrapX Security is showing off how hacking an internet-connected thermostat made by Google-owned Nest can be the jumping off point to gaining control of other devices in your home.<p>The research is an example of the possible vulnerabilities we’re exposing ourselves to as internet …

The Beacon Benefit for Retailers

Customers can choose to turn off the settings on their mobile, keep the app closed and keep Bluetooth switched off. Ultimately, your customers decide …

Mobile Payments Movement: The Wallet in the Clouds

<b>1. Introduction to the Market</b><p><b>2. Mobile Payment Service Providers</b><p>Android Pay<br>• Apple Pay<br>• Google Wallet / Google Payments<br>• PayPal<br>• Samsung Pay<p><b>3. Mobile Payment</b> …

FinTech

Startups help retailers blend physical and digital to increase engagement, intel, and sales

<i>This post is produced by Microsoft Ventures.</i><p><i>Retailers everywhere are challenged to provide unique and outstanding customer experiences that combine personalized service with the power of digital, data-driven technologies. An up-and-coming category of startups are tackling technology solutions that</i> …

eCommerce