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Kickstarter Hits $1 Billion In Pledges

Last night, with the Oscar glitter still falling, Kickstarter quietly hit a major milestone: The crowd-funding platform surpassed $1 billion in all-time pledges. In a celebratory blog post, Kickstarter claims more than $500 million was pledged in the last 12 months alone, thanks to the generous …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

EdTech experts and startup founders discuss tech's profound impact on education (video)

The intersection between technology and education today will likely have a profound impact on our future.<p>At the Internet Week New York festival earlier this week, I had a chance to sit down with education experts working on implementing EdTech in schools, as well as startup founders dealing with …

Deciphering The Economics Of Venture Capital

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Oguz is managing director of Palo Alto Venture Science.</i><p>When Nassim Nicholas Taleb developed his popular theory to explore way-out-of-the-norm surprising events, he outlined three characteristics of a black swan event:<p>The event has a huge impact<br>• The event is very hard to explain …

Facebook Execs Have Cashed Out $7.2B Since IPO

In the two years since Facebook’s IPO, the company’s executives and insiders have sold 186 million shares of stock, raking in $7.2 billion.<p>Eleven …

Everything You Need To Know About Facebook’s New App Accelerator

By Luke Dormehl8 minute Read<p>At its recent F8 developer conference, Facebook announced FbStart, a new program designed to help app developers by …

How Alibaba Could Disrupt Amazon In The U.S.

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has gotten lotsofattention thanks to its pending multi-billion-dollar U.S. IPO. It seems to have no immediate plans to expand in the U.S.—but that’s likely just a matter of time. And when it does, Amazon had better watch out, because Alibaba has a host of ready …

Evernote Is Planning for A World Where Wearables Rule

LAS VEGAS — When Evernote launched Evernote Market and its line of retail products in September, CEO Phil Libin had no idea what to expect.<p>Evernote, …

Autodesk joins the 3D printer wars

The company is aiming to make 3D printing accessible to as many as possible. But it will be pricey.<p>MakerBot, 3D Systems, and other companies that have dominated the lower-end 3D printer space have a giant new player to contend with: Autodesk.<p>Wednesday, Autodesk announced its own 3D printer, along …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

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BillGuard Now Protects Consumers on Android Too

Arriving for US consumers back in 2010, BillGuard sells itself as the world’s first ‘people-powered antivirus system for bills’. If you’re new to BillGuard, let us explain.<p>BillGuard’s predictive algorithms alert you when there’s unexpected charges such as hidden fees, billing errors, scams and …

Zendesk Sees A 27% Pop On Its First Day Of Trading After Raising $100M In IPO

Riding what has been a tumultuous wave for publicly-traded technology stocks, today the cloud-based help desk business Zendesk debuted on the New York Stock Exchange. Setting its pricing at $9 per share yesterday, the stock opened up 27% higher at $11.40 on its first trade — a modest rise and by no …

SpoonRocket Raises $11 Million to Deliver Healthy Meals in 10 Minutes

<i>The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion,</i> …

Monoprice Dual Color 3D Printer Approaches Market Via Customers First

3D Printers continue to captivate both the consumer and business marketplace. Each week, it seems, there is a new printer launched, or a novel new approach is found to solve a medical challenge, for instance. The cost to enter 3D printing keeps dropping, too, and Monoprice, a well-known tech gear …

Uber reportedly in funding talks that'll value it at $10B

The 4-year-old on-demand car service could be joining the big-players club with a possible new round of funding.<p>The on-demand car service Uber could soon be uber-rich. The company is reportedly in talks to raise enough funding to value it at more than $10 billion, according to Bloomberg. This would …

Fon’s Gramofon music router ends successful Kickstarter campaign with $315,000

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Crowdsourced Wi-Fi network operator Fon successfully completed the Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming Gramofon social music …

Pinterest Raises A $200 Million Warchest To Do Battle With Google

Pinterest has raised $200 million from investors in a deal that values the company at $5 billion, a source close to the company told ReadWrite. (<b>Update:</b> The company is now confirming its financing.)<p>This is becoming a pattern for Pinterest, a visual search engine where people share and search for …

Here's What It's Like to Go for a Ride in Google's Robot Car

Maybe I was kidding myself, but from my vantage point in the back seat, I didn't feel unsafe in the least.<p>The Google self-driving car has come a long way. On a demo excursion through Google’s Mountain View campus and surrounding neighborhoods today, the white Lexus self-driving test vehicle I rode …

Electronic artists turn 600 phones into a symphony of light and sound

Forget Prince's "Purple Rules" demanding smartphone-free concerts, one group is actually encouraging fans to wave their handset in the air because it's part of the show. Electronic group Booka Shade recently performed a concert where the audience's phones played coordinated sound and lights via a …

Bitcoin processor Bitpay scores $30 million in funding

An investor group that includes Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson and Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang is betting that Bitcoin has a bright future despite recent setbacks.<p>Bitcoin is alive and well. At least, that could be the takeaway from a huge cash investment in a company that processes bitcoin …

Stealth startup alert: Skype co-founder ventures into health and wearables with Project Florida

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Annette Shaff / Shutterstock<p>Skype’s co-founder Janus Friis is looking to take on Fitbit with a new data-heavy health …

Moju Showcases Photos With an Animated Twist

There’s still images and video; there’s even multimedia images with sound effects, still images pulled from video, and of course, animations.<p>But with Moju, an iPhone app released today by Moju Labs, there’s a brand new content type: an animated still image —hologram-style — comprised of up to 24 …

Facebook Launches Marketing Tool Audience Insights

Facebook today launched a new tool for marketers called Facebook Audience Insights, available within Ads Manager for all US marketers today and rolling out globally “in the coming months.” As its name implies, the tool lets advertisers gather customer insights about their target audiences.<p>The idea …

Open Door Invites Brands To Help Improve Access To Education for Brazil’s Poorest Citizens

Open Door is a free e-learning program available to Brazilians living in the country’s favelas. The program’s goal is to prepare high school dropouts to qualify for college and its founder, Paulo Milet, is looking for corporate support to help the initiative scale.<p>The question of giving brands a …

Bluetooth Speakers: Urge Basics Soundbrick $30 shipped (Reg. $80), Samsung Portable $80 shipped (orig. $200)

<b>Update (5/20 8:45am):</b> Newegg is offering the black Urge Basics Soundbrick Stereo Bluetooth Speaker with built-in mic for $30 shipped using code <b>EMCPEHW98</b> (Reg. $80, $1 under our previous mention, and the current low)<p>Next, we have the <b>manufacturer refurbished</b> Samsung (DA-FM61C) Bluetooth Speaker for …

Mela For iPhone Lets Anyone Collaborate On Videos

Mela, a new application launching this week at TechCrunch Disrupt NY’s Startup Alley, lets you create collaborative videos with friends and other Mela users. Like other video-sharing applications, you can record and share your short videos in the app, then add a hashtag. But what makes Mela unique …

$20 Android smartphones coming in the next few months, says ARM

Companies worldwide have shipped more than 50 billion ARM-based chips since 1993, with 10 billion of them in 2013 alone. Many of those chips ended up in smartphones and tablets, but ARM’s designs are also used for everything from servers, to laptops, to smartwatches. So if anyone in this world has …

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Allclasses grabs $1.5M to help you find the most kickass classes online

Education startup Allclasses closed a new $1.5 million round of funding for its online course search platform, the company announced today.<p>Allclasses wants to make it easier for people to find a roundup of all the classes available online and compare those classes by price, format, quality, and …