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Wildcard pivots to an attractive way to get news

Wildcard, which launched in late 2014 as a way to browse the Web as cards instead of webpages, is launching version two of its app today and it looks <i>very</i> different (in a good way).<p>The original vision was a type of browser that presented data as cards, to help users decipher the information that …

Ad Tech Startup C1X Raises $5.1M

C1X is announcing that it has raised $5.1 million in Series A funding.<p>Founder and CEO Mukundu Kumaran spent seven years as an engineering director at Yahoo. He said that during that time, he saw the complexity of the ad-tech industry, and now his vision at C1X is “to simplify how the basic …

GE Wants to Give Industrial Machines Their Own Social Network With Predix Cloud

GE is selling a new service that promises to predict when a machine will break down…so technicians can preemptively fix it.<p>An airplane’s “black box” flight data recorder helps investigators understand how a crash happened. But with ubiquitous sensors and the ability to analyze petabytes of data …

Surgeons practice on 3D-printed models for kids' operations

Surgeons at Boston Children's Hospital started using 3D-printed copies of patients' affected body parts to prepare for procedures last year. Now, that move has helped save the lives of four children aged two months to 16 years old who suffered from life-threatening blood vessel malformation in …

Medicine

“Soft” Sensors Are Breaking Into Four Major Industries

From something as simple as a door sensor at a store to the new age of “smart” sensors in a rapidly emerging wearables market, the application of sensors has already permeated many parts of our everyday lives.<p>But the future of dynamic sensor applications goes beyond just measuring your heart rate …

New Awe-Inspiring Sand Castles by Calvin Seibert

When summer is in full swing and it's perfect beach weather, artist Calvin Seibert allows his true talents to shine as an incredible sand sculptor. We've shared many of Seibert's creations over the years, and he's never disappointed us. The gifted artist continues to impress us with his expert …

Stunning Underwater Restaurant Lets Guests Dine next to Ocean Life

At the Subsix restaurant, located in the PER AQUUM Niyama resort in the Maldives, guests can dine with the fishes. The subterranean locale descends six meters below the waterline, and it was recently transformed by Poole Associates from a nightclub into a trendy dining spot. Its updated decor draws …

Vladimir Putin's tough new data law could cost Russia billions

What’s the price a country is willing to pay to keep its citizens safe from hackers? For Russia, that price may be $5.7 billion, according to a …

Experimenting With Virtual Reality, Financial Services Enter The Matrix

Joseph McKenna Contributor<p>Joseph McKenna is a financial services consultant for the Digital Advisory Practice at Ernst & Young.<p>“You take the blue pill –- the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill -– you stay in Wonderland and I show you …

By 2018, 62% Of CRM Will Be Cloud-Based, And The Cloud Computing Market Will Reach $127.5B

The cloud computing market is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.8% from 2014 to 2018, and will reach $127.5B by 2018.<p>Enterprise spending on SaaS applications is approaching 30% of all application spending, and is currently growing at a 17.6% CAGR from 2013 to 2018.<p>By 2018, 62% …

Mobile Devices

French IoT Startup Actility Raises $25M From Foxconn, Orange And More

Startup activity in France around Internet of Things continues to heat up. Following yesterday’s news that Samsung had taken an investment in Sigfox, today another IoT startup, Actility, announced that it has raised €22.5 million ($25 million), led by Ginko Ventures, the European investment arm of …

Lessons From A Study of Perfect Pitch Decks: VCs Spend An Average of 3 Minutes, 44 Seconds On Them

DocSend, a startup that provides people with a secure and private way of sharing files like offer letters or legal agreements, studied more than 200 pitchdecks to figure out the right way to graduate from bootstrapped to seed-funded, or from angels to a Series A.<p>They partnered with Harvard Business …

Genomics guru dives deep into DNA data

Eric Schadt, director of the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at Mount Sinai in New York was thrust into the tech spotlight last month after launching an Asthma Health app with Apple.<p>The Asthma Health app was one of a number of medical research apps unveiled during Apple's glitzy …

61 Key Social Media Metrics, Defined

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer Blog.</i><p>Of all the hundreds of social media acronyms and abbreviations out there, I think “KPI” has confounded me the most.<p>I think it’s because the phrase “key performance indicator” always sounds like something you need to be wearing a suit in front of a …

This was one of the moments Steve Jobs realized he could change the world

One of those old interviews was shared by venture capitalist Chris Dixon on his blog Friday, under the title, "It all blossomed out of this tiny little seed."<p>The video is part of a documentary filmed in 1985, the year Jobs was ousted from Apple to found a new computer company called NeXT.<p>In the …

This Beautiful Notes App Uses Hashtags To Organize Your Notes

Note taking apps are dime a dozen these days, but occasionally I stumble across a new one that does something smarter than the rest.<p>Letterspace, an app for iOS and Mac, is a beautifully designed free app that organizes your notes in an interesting new way we’ve seen on only social media so far: …

2015 Worldwide Internet, Mobile and Social Media Trends

Last year we wrote about We Are Social’s huge report on everything internet, mobile and social and the company is back with an even bigger report on trends than last year.<p>In this year’s huge 376 page report, the social marketing agency details how the internet has changed in the last year in-depth. …

The Best Mobile Apps Of 2014

Have all these apps downloaded? If not, you should!<p>There are a lot more to mobile apps than just Angry Birds. The best apps of 2014 are rethinking the way we consume news, socialize, create and consume art, call for help, comprehend scientific principles, and of course, approach our daily work. …

Crowdfunding Startups Are Looking To Refashion The Business Of Fashion

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dennis Mitzner lives in Tel Aviv and is the Chief Editor of Inside3DP. He writes about startups, technology trends and politics.</i><p>Crowdfunding is enabling new fashion startups to fight against the industry norm of manufacturing in Asia, bringing production closer to home thanks to lower …

5 digital health trends you'll see in 2015 - CNN.com

<b>(Mashable)</b> -- 2014 has been a huge year for health tech. According to digital health incubator StartUp Health, digital health funding in the first three quarters of 2014 has already surpassed $5 billion, close to double what was invested in all of 2013 ($2.8 billion).<p>"Digital health funding for the …

Workflow for iOS Helps Automate Everything on Your Phone

Workflow for iOS takes all those repetitive, annoying tasks you always do on your iPhone and lets you create custom icons or share actions so it’s as easy as one click.<p>Basically, Workflow allows you to quickly wire up multiple services to work together in sequence. For example, a basic workflow …

9 Wearables Totally Changing the Medical Industry

When someone says “wearables” you naturally think about fitness and health wearables or smartwatches. These wearables can relay notifications to you or track your calories burned — which is cool and all — but the medical industry has been making their own amazing advancements in wearable …

Wearable Tech

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

Microsoft will replace Lync with Skype for Business in the first half of 2015

Microsoft today announced it will be replacing its enterprise-focused instant messaging app Lync with a new Skype for Business tool. The company is promising Skype for Business will remain an Office 365 service when it replaces Lync sometime “in the first half of 2015.”<p>Microsoft Lync, formerly …

Is Mobile Usability Now A Search Ranking Factor?

In recent months, we’ve seen Google take a particular interest in the mobile usability of the sites it displays in its search results. One way in which we’ve seen this emphasis is in Google’s testing of ‘not mobile-friendly’ icons next to poorly optimized sites. I recently wrote about this in my …

New, Free Versions of Office for iOS Apps Allow Creating & Editing Documents, Without Any Subscription

Microsoft has announced some very good news for iPad and iOS fans of their Office suite – you can now use free versions of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint to create and edit Office documents on iOS devices, with no more requirement to have an Office 365 subscription.<p>As Apple Insider reports, there are …

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27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today

We love the Web. Seriously, we do. But sometimes, achieving what you want is a little harder and takes a little longer than you’d really want. It’s for that reason that we’ve put together a list of 27 of the best Chrome extensions you can find around.<p>We’ve broken them down into groups of a few per …

Collective Health Wants To Replace The Health Insurance Industry With A Software Program

“Did you know you can actually negotiate and get a better deal at the doctor’s office if you offer to pay up front?” co-founder and CEO of Collective Health Ali Diab asks.<p>He’d broken his foot and had to go to the doctor for an MRI that would have cost him $3,700, with a $1,500 deductible. Instead …