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Apple legalizes and taxes in-app tipping for content creators

Apple has activated a new revenue stream that could foster communities of digital content creators around the world like those already thriving in China. Apple’s newly published update to its App Store policies officially designates voluntary tipping via virtual currency as in-app purchases that …

Apps

Samsung just added a 360-degree video store to its VR headset

Since launch in early December, the virtual reality headset released by Samsung and Oculus VR has received a steady drip of new content. Each Tuesday, a handful of new apps launches for Gear VR -- new games (<i>Temple Run</i>!), new experiences (a Paul McCartney performance!). Thus far, nothing's been …

4 Interesting Tech Trends In Patient Monitoring

As important as the relationships between patients and healthcare professionals are, a doctor or nurse can’t be in the room with each patient at all times, even in a fully-staffed hospital. As such, a variety of electronic monitoring equipment is generally available to monitor such metrics as the …

Bus Converted into Mobile Food Market to Bring Healthy Produce to Neighborhoods in Toronto

Mobile

Shopping Cart Abandonment: Online Retailers' Biggest Headache Is Actually A Huge Opportunity

But it's also a huge opportunity: Approximately $4 trillion worth of merchandise will be abandoned in online shopping carts this year, and about 63% of that is potentially recoverable by savvy online retailers, according to BI Intelligence estimates.<p>In a <b>new report</b>, <b>BI Intelligence</b> explains what …

eCommerce

Tiny Toys That Make the Internet of Things as Easy as Lego

Parents who want their kids to learn how to code have access to a plethora of options ranging from plywood programming tools to full classroom …

YouTube now lets you tip your favorite video makers

If you've been itching to tip YouTube video producers, you'll be glad to know that you can finally reward those people for their hard work: the Fan Funding feature has launched in Australia, Japan, Mexico and the US. If a video host sets up a virtual tip jar, you can use your Google Wallet account …

Vc View: Investable Trends

<b>Hewlett-Packard began</b> in 1939 in a Palo Alto, Calif. garage and is known as Silicon Valley’s first startup. But the first use of the term “Silicon Valley” would come 32 years later. Don Hoefler, a writer, used it in 1971 to label a series of stories in the weekly newspaper <i>Electronic News</i>. “Silicon” …

Social Parking Startup ParkTag Pulls In $680K To Drive Its Tech Into Urban Planning

We first came across Berlin-based startup ParkTag pitching their parking-space-swapping community at Disrupt NY’s Startup Alley back in 2013.<p>Today they’re announcing a seed investment of €500,000 ($680,000) from German’s High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTG), a semi-governmental VC fund whose investors …

JPush does paid push notifications — but its big opportunity is in data collection

Notification push for apps has disrupted the mass message services ran by telecom operators in China.<p>Chinese operators charge every single message sent by businesses to their customers, which could add up to millions. That cost, to businesses who have developed mobile apps, now has been reduced to …

Mail Pilot puts you in control of your email

Mail Pilot puts you in control of your inbox.<p>Beautiful, fast email apps designed around an ingenious new workflow to power up your inbox productivity …

One of Uber's core crew said to launch on-demand doctors

With the US government's botched rollout of Healthcare.gov, it appears some techie types are thinking about how to startup-ify doctor visits for the country's upper class.<p>Oscar Salazar, one of Uber's core crew who helped build the early prototype, is reportedly creating a new company that will send …

View soaks up $100M to make your windows smarter — and more environmentally friendly

The world is increasingly full of smart things: smart phones, smart TVs, smart watches, even smart refrigerators.<p>Now there’s one more item to add to the list: smart glass. And it comes with a host of benefits.<p>Silicon Valley-based View (formerly Soladigm), which today announced a $100 million …

The dribbblisation of design

There are divergent things happening in the product and interaction design community.<p>On one hand, we have some amazing pieces of writing from the …

Learn to Code

How to Choose a Stack<p>By Sarah June Fischer on June 19, 2018<p>We get this question a lot: “How do I choose which Code 401 course to take?” Here’s how we …

A Website Design Process

A Website Designed is a process explanation infographic, created by John Furness of Simple Square, highlights the phases of creating a website for a …

Indie no-go: only one in ten projects gets fully funded on Kickstarter's biggest rival

A comparison of the two crowdfunding giants<p><i>Illustration by Dylan C. Lathrop.</i><p>When the Ubuntu Edge high-end smartphone raised $3.4 million in the first 24 hours of its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, it seemed poised to crush previous crowdfunding records. Two weeks later, the Edge is projected …

The materials breakthrough that might lead to computers thousands of times faster

As the technology for making silicon circuitry smaller, faster and less power-thirsty approaches the limits of physics, scientists have tried out many materials in the search for an alternative to silicon. New research by a team at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory …

Nanotech

10 Common Startup Ideas That Haven't Broken Through... Yet

Just because you have a great idea doesn’t mean your startup will succeed, and there’s a simple reason for this: concepts don’t make companies.<p>Startups depend on everything from the capabilities of their founders to the depth of their pockets. But, just because an idea hasn’t taken off doesn’t mean …