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Fingerprint-Based Payment Lands On Korean Android Smartphone

Apple may have rolled out the fingerprint sensor on its iPhone 5s to great reviews, with talk of it being applied to mobile payments soon, but an Android-run device in South Korea has jumped the gun and is getting what is apparently the world’s first fingerprint-based mobile payment service.<p>The …

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The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger Kindle Edition

In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping …

Indian Startup Stories

YourStory.com is India’s biggest and definitive platform for startups and entrepreneurs related stories, resources, research reports and analysis of …

“Made In America”

The five-day work week. Chevrolet. Grand Funk Railroad. Steel plants on the shores of Lake Michigan. This is America.<p>There is a rebirth happening right now. It’s happening all over the country. Pockets of makers here, a consumer electronics company there. A startup accelerator in beautiful Harbor …

Airbnb: A Spare Room for Debate

In the early days of the Internet, services such as eBay and Craigslist revolutionized secondary markets, making it easy for individuals to buy and sell used goods. Among other devastating results, the classified ad went the way of the dodo (and with it much of the revenue that subsidized printed …

Ouya launches for $99; already sold out on Amazon, GameStop

The open-source game console is still available at other online stores, including Best Buy and Target.<p>Ouya, the open-source game console that became a massive hit on Kickstarter, has officially launched to the public. And already, it's unavailable in a few online stores.<p>As expected, the $99.99 …

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A corporate wellness program that’s actually fun? Keas nabs $8M to make health social

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Corbis / Don Mason<p>Health tech startup Keas seems to have finally found its footing. Launched in 2009 by the former …

YC-Backed Contractor Directory BuildZoom Raises $1.4 Million Seed Round

BuildZoom, the Y Combinator-backed service designed to connect homeowners with licensed contractors, is today announcing having closed on $1.4 million in seed funding, in a round led by Formation 8 (Joe Lonsdale). The company plans to use the additional funding for hiring and continued product …

What Waze Adds To Google: A View From Waze's CEO

When Google confirmed earlier this week that it had bought Waze for what we understand to be more than $1 billion, a senior exec in Google’s geo-location division talked about Waze’s community of users several times. He described it as the service’s “DNA.” This is because Waze’s core asset would be …

From zero to half-a-billion: CEO Jeff Lawson writes the perfect story for Twilio

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>It was almost five years ago when I sat down with Jeff Lawson to talk about his vision for Twilio, and how he wanted to offer …

Airbnb And The Unstoppable Rise Of The Share Economy

On paper, Frederic Larson is just one data point in five years of U.S. government statistics showing underemployment in dozens of industries and stagnant income growth across the board. The 63-year-old photographer with two children in college was downsized by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2009. …

What Android Has That iOS Has Not (Yet)

Android is open and customizable. iOS is closed, designed for ease. But iPhone users are maturing, demanding more personalization, and Apple might give it to them at WWDC. At D11, Tim Cook said “I think you will see us open up more in the future, but not to the degree that we put the customer at …

Waiting For Prometheus

What is the real issue brought up by this whole PRISM debacle? It’s not that the government is willing to overstep its role using national security as an excuse. That’s been going on for thousands of years. It’s not that companies in a position of power are willing to throw those that rely on them …

Aiming To Dominate Mobile Ad Attribution, HasOffers Raises $9.4M Round Led By Accel

HasOffers, a startup that helps mobile app developers see which ad efforts are actually paying off, is announcing that it has raised a $9.4 million round of funding led by Accel Partners.<p>The company was founded in 2009 — the product that it initially built, and the one that’s still highlighted on …

The sound of silence

IPL fixing allegations<p>Gauging from the official broadcast of the IPL you'd be hard-pressed to guess there has been a spot-fixing scandal over the …

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Yahoo's Board Reportedly Mulling $1.1B All-Cash Offer for Tumblr

According to Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka of AllThingsD, Yahoo’s board will meet in two days time on Sunday to vote to approve a $1.1 billion cash offer for Tumblr, the popular blogging service and social destination.<p>That the offer is to be all cash is surprising, given that Yahoo’s stock has …

Solving the Low-Budget Online Marketing Dilemma

Stop me if you’ve heard this one:<p>Your bootstrapped startup is finally off the ground. You’re able to spend $6000/mo on AdWords to drive leads. Sure …

Google Makes Email More Interactive With Customizable Gmail Action Buttons

Google today announced a small but cool update to Gmail. For emails where the developer has enabled this feature, Google will now show action buttons next to emails in your inbox that let you take actions without even opening the message. The cool thing about this, however, is that it’s open to …

New Android Boss Finally Reveals Plans for World's Most Popular Mobile OS

For the past few years, Sundar Pichai has been part of a tag-team routine staged at Google’s annual I/O developer conference. Pichai, a Googler since …

Newly-Minted Billionaire Is Spinning eBay Scraps Into Gold

Michael Rubin is lucky. And he’s also damned good. Lucky, because eBay approached him last year with a $2.4 billion offer to buy his moneylosing GSI Commerce–which provides Web design, customer service and shipping to big-brand retailers–a 51% premium over the share price. Damned, because Rubin has …

The 10 Worst Communication Mistakes For Your Career

“How do you signal to the world you’re leadership material?” asks Sylvia Ann Hewlett, an economist and the founding president of the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) in New York. “You don’t get a shot at being a leader unless you signal right.”<p>According to a new year-long study of over 4,000 …

Thirty Amazing Facts About Private Jets

President Obama recently called for the elimination of “tax breaks for private jet owners,” painting anyone who doesn’t cram themselves into 28 inches of economy legroom as a fat-cat wastrel. But owners of business aircraft swear to their utility. Private jets (which are powered by gas turbine …

Final Cut: Words to Strike from Your Resume

If you’ve applied for a job recently, you’ve probably looked over that 8½ x 11” summary of your career more times than you can count—and tweaked it just as often—in pursuit of the perfect resume.<p>But before you add another bullet point, consider this: It’s not always about what you add in—the best …

Kickstarter Founders Say Braff, Veronica Mars Good for Ecosystem

Three co-founders of Kickstarter, Charles Adler, Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler, have taken to the company blog to address a rather perplexing wave of controversy over a couple of high-profile film projects.<p>Recent quickly funded projects from Zach Braff and the creators of Veronica Mars have …