Jeff Irwin

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Magic Leap Secures $542M Led By Google For “Lightweight Wearable” Tech That Merges Physical And Digital Worlds

It’s rare that a company can stay relatively secretive while raising a huge amount of funding, but Florida’s Magic Leap has managed that. The startup, led by CEO Rony Abovitz, announced today the close of its $542 million Series B, featuring investors led by Google, Inc., and including KPCB, …

London’s on-demand food service Deliveroo heads to Asia and Australia

London’s on-demand delivery service for premium restaurant food Deliveroo has launched in its first markets outside Europe, now serving Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.<p>Unlike catch-all delivery services such as JustEat, the company selects the restaurants it chooses to work with, …

Hong Kong

Robinhood Gives Zero-Fee Stock Trading To Other Apps

What Stripe did for easy payments, Robinhood is doing for free stock trading. This week the brokerage startup launched its platform so developers can bake its zero-commission stock trading into their products.<p>Stop for a second and think about how big a deal this is. Before now, there were two types …

Apps

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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Inventions

Dyson's $1,200 robotic vacuum is expensive, but also the best

Dyson is very confident about its new vacuum. Then again, with this price, it has to be. On sale now in Japan for just shy of 150,000 yen ($1,200), the 360 Eye is the company's first robotic model -- although it's not for lack of trying. It might be worth the wait, though: It actually cleans like …

Robotics