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Pypestream raises $15M for its customer messaging platform

Pypestream is announcing that it has raised $15 million in Series A funding.<p>When the startup launched more than a year ago, founder and CEO Richard Smullen was pitching text messaging as the best way for customers to communicate with businesses — specifically, through the Pypestream app, where …

Artificial Intelligence

Layer raises $15 million, confirms acquisition of Cola’s messaging platform

Layer has secured additional funding to further develop its messaging platform that lets brands and developers create a Facebook Messenger-like experience inside their own apps. The company today revealed that it has raised a $15 million Series B investment round, led by Greycroft Partners. …

Hivy is an office management service to manage all those startup perks

Have you ever wondered why the snack bowls on the second floor of your fancy startup office never runs out of snacks? Your office manager is most likely in charge of all of this, and sometimes it can be hard for them to keep track of all requests and make sure everything is running smoothly. Hivy …

Statsbot helps businesses pull their data into Slack

Statsbot is giving companies a new way to look at their data — in their chatrooms on Slack.<p>Co-founder and CEO Artyom Keydunov said that the product was inspired by his previous work leading a remote engineering team, when he realized that it would be “a good idea to bring data from Google Analytics …

Startups

Google offers new collaboration tools for app designers

Google has released a slew of tools that designers and developers can use to build app interfaces. While they appear to be tied to the company’s Material Design language, which it launched in 2014, it looks like you’ll be able to use them regardless of what design principles you choose to …

Mostly a tech blog

Here's how startups are outsmarting Siri and Alexa

Small companies are finding ways to compete in AI, even without big data<p>Nearly every big tech company now offers a digital assistant powered by artificial intelligence. Apple has Siri, Facebook has M, Microsoft has Cortana, Amazon has Alexa, and Google has, well, Google. The success of these …

Marc Andreessen has 2 words of advice for struggling startups

In a recent interview, "The 4-Hour Workweek" author and tech investor Tim Ferriss asked Andreessen what words he would put on a billboard to reach the greatest number of people.<p>The legendary investor said that he's actually considered hiring a skywriter to write "raise prices" so startups across …

Hubl.in, the Awesome video conference service

HUBL.IN LEGAL INFORMATION, TERMS OF USE AND PRIVACY POLICY<p>HUBL.IN LEGAL INFORMATION<p>The HUBL.IN website is published & hosted by:<p>LINAGORA SA, a …

Wunderlist for Mac lets you add to-dos without switching apps

Microsoft’s recently acquired to-do app Wunderlist just got a neat update on OS X, which lets users add tasks with a global keyboard shortcut.<p>No matter what app you’re currently using, you can hit CTRL+Option (Alt)+W to invoke Wunderlist’s new Quick Add feature and click the + button to add a new …

Neato’s next gen robotic vacuums might be its quietest and best looking yet

We regularly feature robotic vacuum solutions in our daily home goods roundup, and today Neato is introducing its new line of automated floor cleaners. Much like you’ve seen from previous gen Botvacs and XV Neato products, the new Botvac D series features the company’s Botvision laser navigation, …

Full Stack Engineer

Projects<p><b>Highlights</b><p>XMPP client using Hubot to communicate.<br>• Express.js HTTP API Server<br>• Redis for cacheing. Led to the creation of a new npm package, Big …

Driftt, A Mobile Collaboration Startup From Ex-HubSpot Execs, Buys Productivity App Fetchnotes

Driftt, a Cambridge-based collaboration startup founded by ex-HubSpot execs and recently backed by $15 million in new funding, has acquired productivity app maker Fetchnotes. The deal was specifically for the technology and the product Fetchnotes had built, as it turns out, as no one from …

A collection of CSS3 powered hover effects

Fork me on GitHub<p>Hover.css v2<p>A collection of CSS3 powered hover effects to be applied to links, buttons, logos, SVG, featured images and so on. …

How to get from 0 to 10,000 paying customers in SaaS

Short answer: great product, some marketing and a bit of luck. These things got Pipedrive to pass the 10,000 paying customers milestone earlier in …

Redbooth takes $11M to sell task tracking, file storage, & video chat software to your company

Redbooth, a startup with software that employees can use to manage and communicate about projects, has raised an $11 million funding round. Word of the new round came in the form of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing today.<p>The startup integrates with cloud-storage tools from Google, …

Can This Connected Toy Inspire The Next Generation Of Makers?

Don’t doubt the commitment of MIT graduate and Dynepic co-founder Krissa Watry. She used to work for the U.S. Airforce as a chief engineer designing and building aerospace hardware and helping launch satellites. But working on kit destined for space was a just stepping stone on the road to her real …

How to Get Your Product Hunted Like a Pro

<i>Poornima Vijayashanker is the founder of Femgineer, helping entrepreneurs and tech professionals (especially women) level up their careers. This post originally appeared on the Femgineer blog.</i><p>Back in 2007 I was working on my first startup, Mint.com, and in our efforts to be scrappy, we explored a …

Talk Isn’t Cheap As Investors Pour Cash Into Collaboration And Intelligence Tools

Investors and innovators have been trying to develop better tools for groups to communicate, collaborate, and make decisions for decades. Since businesses have become increasingly global and engage more remote workers, the need for collaboration tools is even more pronounced. And while hundreds of …

What are the most profound life lessons from Stanford Professor John Ousterhout?

One of his lessons that he told us about was if somebody is better than you at something - their skill level is up here and yours is here - you …

Psychology

Gyroscope

The Making of April Zero<p>Part 1<p>This is the first chapter of how I designed the original April Zero website. I will share some sketches, deleted …

Social Login Buttons Aren't Worth It

I stumbled across a very disturbing number in our analytics earlier this year. From April 12 to May 12, 2012, we had 340,591 failed login attempts. …

Resistors & Potentiometers

In this first post, we’re going to discuss passive electronic components. Passive components can’t amplify a signal, they can only attenuate, store …

Tutorials - Learn to Code an iOS App | Make School

This tutorial will guide you through making a tip calculator! Learn autolayout and get more comfortable with Xcode.<p>This tutorial will teach you how …

Introducing the Polymer Designer tool

This Smartphone-Controlled Paper Toy Drone Is About To Hit The Masses

The PowerUp 3.0, a device that lets you pilot a paper airplane with your smartphone, will ship 20,000 straight to Kickstarter backers, VentureBeat reports. It's set to go on sale to the public this summer.<p>PowerUp 3.0 is the brainchild of former Israeli Air Force pilot and inventor Shai Goitein, who …

dc.js - Dimensional Charting Javascript Library

<b>dc.js</b> is a javascript charting library with native crossfilter support, allowing highly efficient exploration on large multi-dimensional datasets …

You shouldn’t use a spreadsheet for important work (I mean it)

I envy economists. Unlike computer scientists, they seem to be able to publish best-seller books with innovative research. One such book is Piketty’s …

Open Source Replication and Offline Sync for Node.js and Devices

Today, StrongLoop is excited to announce support for replication and offline synchronization in our LoopBack API framework. What makes this unique is …