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Songza now pulls data from The Weather Channel to recommend music

The two most common factors that affect someone’s current mood are music and the weather. Fortunately, there’s at least one music service — Songza — that’s trying to mesh these two things.<p>Today Songza announced a partnership with The Weather Channel to combine forecast data with your personal …

Run out of Internet to read? Random’s new iOS app is for you

Random is a content discovery service similar in scope to StumbleUpon, but with much less direction. When you first launch the app, you’re see a screen filled with tiles that contain randomly generated tags. Clicking a tag will push you to a random related article. When you’re finished, you …

VC giant Andreessen Horowitz raises $1.5B fourth fund — that’s $4.15B in total

<i>Updated 10:25 a.m. with comments from Kupor.</i><p>Andreessen Horowitz just announced it has closed its fourth fund at a sizable $1.5 billion. In total over its lifetime, the firm has now raised $4.15 billion.<p>For a VC fund with a reputation for making big bets, this gives A16Z considerably more …

Five consumer tech standouts from Y Combinator’s newest class

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock/Sergey Nivens<p>A delivery service just for healthy food, peer-to-peer fashion lending and matchmaking for …

WhatsApp in Asia? WeChat, Line Embrace Ads, Games And Gimmicks

<i>Disclosures: the author owns shares in Tencent and is an angel investor in AppAnnie.</i><p>Henry Kissinger is credited (though he now doubts he said it) with the quip: “If I want to call Europe, who do I call?”.<p>As mobile messaging increasingly displaces voice communications, delegates at a recent …

Android Wear, Motorola 360, LG G Watch, Oppo Find 7 Rocks!

Smartwatches

Deutsche Telekom’s Incubator Launches IoT Bootcamp. Because Hardware.

A whole host of connected hardware accelerators have cropped up in the last year in Europe and beyond, and now hub:raum, Deutsche Telekom’s incubator, wants in on the action. It’s running a three-day Internet of Things (IoT) “bootcamp” in Berlin next month and is currently inviting hopeful IoT …

LG shows another photo of its Android Wear-powered G Watch

On Twitter today, LG UK released another photo of the G Watch that was first announced alongside Google's Android Wear platform last week. The photo is an upgrade from the first one the company released at the time of the announcement, which showed the smartwatch's face shrouded in black. At a …

Google Now Arrives in Chrome for Windows and Mac

Google Now has finally arrived on the desktop. Google today announced Google Now is being pushed to the Chrome stable channel for Windows and Mac “starting today and rolling out over the next few weeks.” This means Google Now notifications will finally be available to desktop and laptop Chrome …

25 Diverse Startup Options List of Startup Incubators

The world of technology offers a lot of new opportunities for innovation and ideas. For entrepreneurs looking to make their mark in the tech business …

Is this the end of AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong’s pioneering startup incubator?

AcceleratorHK, the first privately-run startup accelerator in Hong Kong, is in standby mode at the moment. It’s in limbo as its parent company, …

Hong Kong

What Corporate Incubators and Accelerators Mean for Your Business

This story appears in the September 2013 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>With a host of companies under his belt, serial entre-preneur Rich Schmelzer launched his latest company, Boulder, Colo.-based GeoPalz, pretty much the only way he knew how. He bootstrapped.<p>But then a funny thing happened: …

Startups

Bye, Bye Demo Day — Ignite100 Evolves Accelerator Model After Raising £700K To Run Three New Programs

Ignite100, one of the very few accelerators in the UK to run outside of London, has raised £700,000 to enable it to fund three new programs from June 2014 to April 2015. The majority of money has been put up by a fairly decent list of UK-based angel investors, with the rest coming from previous …