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A new app wants to be the 'Uber for filing taxes'

Ricky Lavina was riding in an Uber car one fateful day in Miami when he had a revelation.<p>"This Uber driver has a life," he recounted to Tech Insider. "He can work whenever he wants. He doesn't have an immediate boss."<p>At the time Lavina was an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the largest …

How Technology Is Tricking You Into Tipping More

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Nir Eyal is the bestselling author of</i> <i>Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products</i> <i>and blogs about the psychology of products at</i> <i>NirAndFar.com</i><i>. Join Nir at this year’s</i> <i>Habit Summit</i> <i>at Stanford on March 24th, 2015.</i><p>My taxi pulled up to the hotel. I got out my credit card and prepared to pay …

Bye Whatsapp, Hello Telegram (And Later... Bye TG, Hello WhatsNext)

It started casually enough. A group of Young Global Leaders, a community established by the World Economic Forum, were going to the annual conference in Davos in Jan 2014. With over one hundred of the community present, spread out over kilometers of a snowy Swiss town, it can be very hard to …

Pinterest-LinkedIn investor Jeremy Levine makes his next unsexy bet: Gift cards

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Asian Alphan/Getty Images<p>Gift card marketplace Raise.com confirmed Tuesday that it raised (heh) $18.1 million from …

Learn How to Build iOS Apps from Scratch

Have you always wanted to build an iOS app, but lacked the knowledge and skills? Have you ever signed up for an online course on creating iOS apps, only to feel frustrated because the content was out of date or not comprehensive enough? Are you dying to learn more about Swift and programming for …

Apps

How to find and delete duplicate photos in iPhoto

Duplicate photos always seem to find a way to creep into your iPhoto library, eating up precious storage space on your Mac. You could just let it go …

Doggie-Focused Bark & Co. (BarkBox) Raises $15 Million Series B

Bark & Co., the doggie-themed technology company best known for its dog treat-delivering subscription business BarkBox, and more recently, its vet care-on-demand service BarkCare, has just closed on 15 million in Series B funding. The company raised $10 million in inside round led by previous …

On-Demand Grocery Startup Instacart Raises $44 Million From Andreessen Horowitz

On-demand grocery delivery startup Instacart wants to make its service available in every city in the United States. To make that happen, it’s raised $44 million in Series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Along with the funding, a16z partner Jeff Jordan will be joining the company’s board.<p>The …

Psst! Wearable Devices Could Make Big Tech Leaps, Into Your Ear

It's early evening on a Thursday and you're at a networking event, balancing a small plate of appetizers in one hand. Someone comes up to you to say hello. She acts like you've met before, but you can't recall where.<p>"It's Jackie Barnes," she says.<p>"Jackie Barnes," you repeat like you remember. "It's …

Virtual View App Raises $500K To Bring Augmented Reality Campaigns To The Property Sector

Virtual View App, a London startup that offers an augmented reality publishing platform and app designed specifically for the property sector, has raised $500k in funding. The investment comes from unnamed private investors from a finance and professional services background. It’s the 2013-founded …

Holland says yes to the network-agnostic SIM card

Advertisement<p>24 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Albert Lozano<p>Regulators in Netherlands this week opened the door for any company — whether Apple, Audi …

Flypay Raises £1M To Make Settling Your Restaurant Bill “Waiter-Free”

Never mind poor service or the food itself, the experience of actually paying the bill at the end of a meal is often cited as the biggest pain-point for restaurant goers. Or so says Flypay, a new UK startup whose app wants to make settling the bill “waiter-free” and a lot speedier in the …

The sheer size of Tesla’s massive battery factory could be a game-changer in many ways

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>Credit: Courtesy of Tesla<p>Electric car maker Tesla Motors (s TSLA) hasn’t just blazed its own trail when it comes to designing …

Microsoft Taps DocuSign for Office 365 Integration

Microsoft and DocuSign have announced a deal that will see Office 365 users able to digitally sign and send documents using the service without ever needing to print, scan or copy a document on paper ever again.<p>The companies announced the move on Monday, with DocuSign’s Jesper Frederikson, general …

Design Your Dream Home With Live Interior 3D [Deals]

Ever wondered what your house would look like if you added an extra room? What about a new set of furniture?<p>Now you can stop wondering and start building the home of your dreams with <b>Live Interior 3D Standard Edition for Mac</b>. And Cult of Mac Deals has it for a limited time at the low price of just …

Interior Design

Mobile Car Insurance App Maker Snapsheet Raises $10 Million, Hires Industry Vet David Bauer As COO

Car owners typically hate their insurance companies. Having car insurance is seen as a necessary evil, and if something ever goes wrong, the process of getting an estimate for car repairs and receiving money from your insurance company to make those repairs is usually a huge pain.<p>Thanks to a …

Mall of the future? eBay's new storefronts can gather your data

The e-commerce site partners with brands and one of the world's largest shopping center companies to show consumers a new kind of mall, one that melds online with offline.<p>We're going to take this technology and the idea of using glass and move it out of the mall -- on the bus, train, at the …

eCommerce

Zulily to Price IPO at $16-$18 a Share, Valuing Deals Site at About $2 Billion

Cash image copyright Julia Ivantsova<p>Discount shopping site Zulily said in an SEC filing today that it is looking to price shares during its upcoming …

Venture Capital

Fit For Me By ModCloth Makes Shopping Online Less Risky

We've all been there. You find something you love on an e-commerce site, and it arrives in a different shade than expected or the fit runs two sizes too small. Luckily, ModCloth has come up with the perfect solution: They're asking you how it fits first.<p>Fit For Me, a new app by ModCloth, helps …

Nextdoor Aims at International With New $60 Million Investment From Kleiner Perkins, Tiger Global

Nextdoor, the locally driven private social network for neighborhoods, announced on Tuesday that it raised a round of funding, adding another set of …

Venture Capital

Glooko Diabetes Management Service Now Supports Android Devices

Glooko helps diabetics to record and monitor their blood sugar levels by connecting one of 17 FDA-approved glucose meters with their smartphone. The two devices are paired with a Glooko MeterSync Cable and the resulting data is then stored and shown to the user through the Glooko app.<p>Until now …

PayPal Expands “Real World” Presence Via Integration With iPad Point-of-Sale Maker Revel Systems

PayPal has today scored another deal to bring its technology to more point-of-sale platforms via an integration with iPad POS solution provider, Revel Systems, a company whose business has grown by 400% year-over year and now includes big-name clients like Dairy Queen, Goodwill, Popeye’s, and …

Your doctor is going digital: What the rise of medtech means for you

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Five years into the future, doctors will be empowered with a wide array of exponential technologies and will become the most …

HelloFresh grabs $7.5M more to expand home-cooking service in U.S.

HelloFresh, a Berlin, Germany-based company that aims to make tasty, healthy meals at home as effortless as possible, has nabbed another $7.5 million to boost its market share in the U.S. and elsewhere.<p>This is the third round of financing for the company, which has now raised a total of $20 …

Drivewise.ly raises $1.3M to score your driving with smartphones

Drivewisel.y can tell you how good of a driver you are.<p>The startup has raised $1.3 million for its mobile app that collects data on your driving habits. Every time you take a trip, Drivewise.ly uses smartphone sensors to learn gather information about speed, distance, acceleration, and so on. The …

Shopify Launches Point-Of-Sale System To Unify Online And Brick-And-Mortar Retail

Ottawa-based Shopify, the online storefront provider that helps around 65,000 retailers reach their customers on the web, including Tesla, Crossfit and others, today announced a new retail point-of-sale solution that uses iPads for its terminals. The POS solution will enable existing Shopify users …

Big-name investors feed Belly with $12M to grow digital rewards program

Quirky loyalty startup Belly has raised $12 million in the first tranche of its second round of funding.<p>Belly powers a rewards platform for small businesses and a universal loyalty card for consumers — an increasingly popular area for startups to focus on. Shoppers keep Belly cards on their …

Is Airbnb The Next eBay, Uber The Next Amazon?

Are Airbnb and Uber the next big pillars of Internet commerce?<p>In the next wave of technology, Airbnb could be the next eBay and Uber could be the next Amazon, according to Jeremiah Owyang, an analyst and partner at Altimeter Group.<p>While these changes could be years away–Airbnb and Uber declined to …