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Micro-investing app Stash raises $25 million Series B

Stash, a mobile application that aims to make investing easier for those who aren’t as financially experienced, has raised $25 million in Series B funding, the company announced today. The round, which follows the startup’s $9.25 million Series A just this August, was led by prior investor Valar …

Lenovo is the latest to hop on the PC-on-a-stick bandwagon

Who knew that stick computers were suddenly in vogue? In the wake of pocket-sized desktops from Intel, Dell and Google, Lenovo is joining the fray with the Ideacentre 300 Stick. The extra-tiny Windows PC is much like a sleeker, more polished version of Intel's Compute Stick. It shares the same …

GoCardless Founder Tom Blomfield’s New Startup Is A “Full Stack” Mobile-First Bank

We already knew that GoCardless co-founder Tom Blomfield was working on a new U.K. banking startup, but now, thanks in part to a noisy series of Tweets from investors, developers and the company’s own Twitter account, more details have emerged.<p>Dubbed Mondo, the startup is described as a “full …

Banking

The global economy’s bizarre problem: Too much money

If you’ve seen <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i>, you know having too much money can be a problem. And too much money is part of the predicament that the world economy finds itself in right now.<p>In the aftermath of the Great Recession, the world’s most important central banks embarked on a program of pumping …

Interest Rates

You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Google’s convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s an early experiment designed primarily for …

Dell's latest 27-inch, 4K monitor has a tempting $700 price tag

If you're a visual artist or photo buff with $600-700 burning a hole in your pocket, life just threw you a new decision to make. Dell has announced that its 24-inch 2415Q and 27-inch 2715Q IPS 4K monitors are now on sale for $600 and $700, respectively. For those sums you'll get 1.07 billion …

Garmin's vivosmart fitness bracelet doubles as a smartwatch

One of the benefits of the vivofit, as touted by Garmin, was the bracelet's ability to keep track of the wearer's movements, prompting them to get up …

Enterprise Mobile Apps Pay The Most Yet Attract Few Developers

A recent survey by Vision Mobile found that just 16% of worldwide developers are building mobile apps for enterprises, despite this market being the most lucrative of all to serve. Their recent global study of 10,000 developers across over 130 nations is the basis of the free downloadable report, …

Math nerds are taking over Wall Street

When you think about the typical Wall Street trader, you probably picture a fast-talking Wolf of Wall Street type.<p>But guess what? They are rapidly being replaced by "quants" -- soft-spoken super nerds armed with high-tech software to help them beat the market.<p>Elie Galam is one of them.<p>Every day, …

i-Bell Lets You Know Who’s Ringing Your Doorbell From Afar

Meet i-Bell, a new wi-fi connected doorbell contending for your crowdfunding cash so you can spy on callers to your home from the comfort of your smartphone.<p>We’ve seen a few of these devices before — notably DoorBot and SkyBell last year (as well as attempts to repurpose old smartphones as …

This little Sony will pump up the sound of your headphones

I have to hand it to Sony -- the PHA-2 is far and away the best-looking portable headphone amplifier/digital converter I've seen.<p>Its sleek extruded metal casework feels like it can take a beating, and the front "handles" don't just look cool -- they protect the volume knob and headphone cable from …

Halfbrick continues to offer all of its iOS games for free, including Fruit Ninja & Jetpack Joyride

<i>From 9to5Toys.com:</i><p>Last week we noted that many of Halfbrick’s top iPhone and iPad games were being made available as free downloads. Since that time, it has become official that all nine of Halfbrick’s award-winning games are free for a limited time.<p>Leading the pack is Fruit Ninja, one of the most …

Bill Gates Just Blew Our Minds In A Single Tweet

For the past several years, China has been building stuff at a mind-blowing pace. Just how mind-blowing? Here, let's let Bill Gates put it in perspective:<p>Think about this for a second. Between 1901 and 2000, the U.S. built an entire interstate highway system, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Hoover Dam …

Only Apple

1.<p>“Only Apple” has been Tim Cook’s closing mantra for the last few Apple keynotes. Here’s what he said at the end of last week’s WWDC keynote:<p>You’ve …

Apple’s Brave New Fitness World

If you believe the rumors, Apple plans to enter the health and fitness world later this year with its Healthbook app. But what other hardware is the company developing?<p>To answer this question, we went digging through the patents Apple has filed over the last few years. Right now, these concepts …

How the Web is Powering The Revolution Underway in Personal Finance

<i>Vincent Turner is the founder and CEO of Planwise.</i><p>In September 2012, I had intended to write a post on how the Internet has changed personal finance. Instead, I discussed that it had yet to, given that some fundamental building blocks to enable that change were only at a nascent stage.<p>“75% of …

Coding for Kids

Coding Made Easy<p>Everything your child needs to learn computer programming the fun way! Ages 7+<p>New! Augmented Reality course added<p>Tynker Empowers Kids …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had a day job programming location devices for taxis, …

Plottið um bankana

„Þeir sem stjórna bönkunum stjórna Íslandi“. Þetta er skynsamleg nálgun, sérstaklega í skuldsettu umhverfi krónunnar. Það er ekki svo langt síðan að …

This is the smartwatch Apple or Google needs to make

Why can't great smartwatches look like normal watches? Smartwatches, for the most part, can be divided into two categories: vague approximations of the future like the Pebble, Gear, and Gear Fit, or conventionally styled watches from companies like Citizen and Cookoo that offer far less …

DoubleTwist's new app lets you save iTunes Radio tracks to your PC

The folks at DoubleTwist are at it again. Over the past three months they've crafted Android and OS X apps to help penny-pinching users save the music they hear on iTunes Radio, and now they've gone and done the unthinkable: they made a version for Windows PCs, too.<p>Setting up the app is as simple …

Meet ZenMate, the encryption startup that lets you watch Netflix & keep your privacy

The NSA spying program and the media frenzy surrounding it well and truly brought the subject of online security to the forefront of Internet users’ minds last summer. A blow for the credibility of many large Internet sites, the scandal did, however, provide a publicity boost for services …

Smart Locks Expected To Be $3.6 Billion Slice Of Smart Home Pie

For years, tech-savvy folks have talked about how the smart phone will replace things like cameras, wallets and the good old TV remote.<p>But that’s not the only everyday item under attack from these digital Swiss army knives. Turns out the latest victim of our iPhones might be our lowly old …

Find the Person Behind an Email Address with Vibe

“Accidentally launched” about two weeks ago, Vibe has already attracted some 2,500 users across the two platforms it’s available for, Profoundis co-founder and COO Jofin Joseph told me. By signing up for the free version, users receive 30 look-ups for 30 days, after which the credit is decreased to …

22 of the Best iOS Apps From January

2013 came and went, and we served up a gargantuan summary of some of the best apps to hit the App Store over the 12-month period ending in December. Now, with 2014 well and truly underway, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best new iOS apps from January.<p>SwiftKey Note<p>In a nutshell, SwiftkeKey …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Finance

Sheryl Sandberg Among Youngest Women Billionaires As Facebook Shares Climb

In her book <i>Lean In,</i> Sheryl Sandberg detailed her negotiations with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as she was being scouted for the position of chief operating officer. Poised to become the social network’s number two, the Harvard MBA noted that she was “dying” to accept the job but was “afraid of …