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If you can’t beat Google, send your bots to take away its Android users traffic — Bots are causing…

<b>If you can’t beat Google, send your bots to take away its Android users traffic — Bots are causing a new ‘World War’..</b><p><b>The new era of Ai Virtual</b> …

Founderkit taps founders to suggest the best tools to get a company off the ground

While running Yardsale, a previous Y Combinator startup based around essentially making it easy to sell your old stuff, Ryan Mickle had the benefit of talking to alumni and colleagues to figure out what to use to build it. But one of the basic services he used to run it ended up costing more in the …

Learn how to pitch your startup with Pitchbot.vc

How much traction? What’s the market size? Who else invested? Are you the target user? These are the questions every investor will ask you, so you better build a business with the right answers and get ready to recite them. That’s what Pitchbot.vc helps you practice.<p>Pitchbot simulates a pitch …

Venture Capital

Four Ways To Earn Extra Money While Keeping (Or Preparing To Quit) Your Day Job

Earning a passive income takes some upfront effort but not much energy to maintain. Here are a few options.<p>Imagine lying on a beach, sunlight hitting your face and sand between your toes. You grab your phone and check your bank balance to find that it’s increased $500 since sunrise. This may seem …

Backtrace, a debugging startup led by former AppNexus engineers, raises $5M

Debugging startup Backtrace I/O was launched to solve a real problem that its founders faced when they were engineers at adtech company AppNexus — at least according to Backtrace CEO and co-founder Abel Mathew.<p>Mathew told me Backtrace aims to “solve the process of debugging,” something that most …

Lucid Motors unveils the Air, a new luxe electric car with a 400-mile range

California-based Lucid Motors revealed its first car today, a fully electric sedan aimed at the “executive” market, with a 400-mile range rating from its onboard 100kWh battery, a 2.5-second 0-60 mph time and a target market date of 2018. The vehicle prototype was shown off today at a special …

‘Shark Tank’ investor Chris Sacca calls this 15-year old founder who works 130 hours a week ‘pure hustle’

But if you're Stefan Stokic, a 15-year old high school sophomore from Jackson, Mississippi, that's part of your every day language — and perhaps, the idea for a future rocketship startup.<p>In fact, Stokic already has a startup called Slik, cofounded by fellow 14-year old student Soroush Ghodsi, and …

Venture Capital

An Indian startup could be the first private entity to land on the moon

Rahul Narayan had no clue about space. In 2010, he was in the software industry, running a startup that developed products for an ecommerce …

This incredible gadget lets you draw physical 3D objects in mid-air

There’s a reason 3D printing is so popular these days: it’s awesome. Instead of having to spend thousands of dollars working with a prototyping …

3D Printing

How A 21-Year-Old Took UBreakiFix From His Bedroom To 262 Stores And A Deal With Google

In 2009, Justin Wetherill cofounded uBreakiFix, a cell phone repair service, out of his bedroom in Orlando, FLA. Trained as an accountant, he taught himself to fix phones after he dropped his iPhone and smashed the screen. He first teamed up with a buddy and ran a mail-in repair operation. They …

Apple Store

Bad PR agencies can kill a startup before it has a chance to succeed

Colin Jordan Contributor<p>Colin Jordan is the senior communications manager for Egnyte.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>#MisguidedPR: The Industry’s Internal Crisis<p>Right now there’s a multi-million-dollar con being played on employees, investors and founders of startup companies — and they don’t even …

This Online Course Is a Good Introduction to Ethical Hacking

“Hacking” carries a lot of negativity around it, but not all hacking is used for evil. Learning about it arms you with the necessary knowledge to …

This CV landed me interviews at Google and more than 20 top startups

During my senior year of college, I decided that I wasn't going to become another boomerang kid that moved back home, jobless and with no plan for …

12 tips on how to get a high-paying job at Google even with a low GPA

Google is the fifth highest paying company in the US, according to Glassdoor.<p>But to land one of those high-paying jobs, you'll have to be strategic about it — especially if you're just out of school and have a low GPA.<p>We looked through Quora, Glassdoor, and other sources to find ways to stand out …

Hiro Baby’s personal assistant for new parents helps you survive baby’s first year

During pregnancy, soon-to-be first-time parents will often devour manuals, like “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” to get clued into all the changes taking place in mom’s body, along with details on the baby’s development. But after the baby arrives, it’s often fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants …

US scientists test tiny water purifier powered by light | US & Canada

US scientists say they have invented a tiny water-purifying device, which is about the size of a person's fingertip and harnesses light to kill harmful bacteria.<p>In laboratory experiments, the ultra thin 1cm-by-2cm miniature tablet-like device, which was placed in a water container, killed 99.9 …

World Health Organization

Pebble’s new Core pocket computer will ship with Alexa voice integration

Sure Pebble put its best forward when it launched not one but three new products the other week, but a startup’s got to stagger a little bit of news to keep us interested ahead of launch (though judging by its current tally of $9.7 million on Kickstarter, the company is doing just fine in the buzz …

IoT startup Notion draws $3.2 million in additional funding

Notion, a connected home startup headquartered in Denver, closed $3.2 million in additional funding as part of the second tranche of a previous seed round from last year.<p>XL Innovate led the deal with Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures participating. Notion has now raised a total of 5.7 million …

Microsoft, Facebook Building Huge Internet Cable Across the Atlantic

Microsoft and Facebook are teaming up to lay a massive Internet cable across the Atlantic Ocean, the companies announced Thursday.<p>Dubbed MAREA, the cable will "help meet the growing customer demand for high-speed, reliable connections for cloud and online services for Microsoft, Facebook, and their …

Virginia Beach

Airbnb + HotelTonight = new startup Overnight

Need a place to crash last-minute but don’t want to pay for a pricey, cookie-cutter hotel? Overnight can hook you up with a local to stay with right away. Request a room and Overnight averages just 45 seconds until you get a response, and in LA, the startup says its spots are 23% cheaper than …

Fast-growing online dollar store Hollar launches its own private label goods

Amid the shift of commerce to online stores like Amazon, one huge segment of the industry has been overlooked: dollar stores. Many assumed that’s because with retail price points that low, there’s little room for profitability – after all, if dollar stores could be a successful online business, …

New Toyota Prius Is Better Than Ever, but Sales Will Fall Anyway

Because … gas prices.<p>By most accounts, the revamped 2016 Toyota Prius is a big improvement on the previous model. An early Edmunds review declared …