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TradeGecko Snags $6.5M Series A To Help Businesses Wrangle Inventory

TradeGecko, a software-as-a-service startup that lets business owners manage inventory and orders without resorting to spreadsheets or enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, has raised a $6.5 million Series A round.<p>The funding, led by NSI Ventures and Jungle Ventures, will be used to hire new …

eCommerce

These Autonomous Drones May Soon Deliver Your Lunch (And Your Medicine)

Your Seamless order is floating above your house.<p>For the past few years, a startup called Matternet has been testing out autonomous delivery drones in developing countries like Haiti, Papua New Guinea, and Bhutan. Now, the company is getting ready to release a commercial version of the $5,000 …

Shyp Expands Its Package Shipping Beta to LA

Shipping startup Shyp is expanding a beta of its delivery program to Los Angeles, following a fresh $50 million injection of cash in its Series B funding round.<p>Since launching a little over a year ago for iOS devices, the company expanded from San Francisco to New York and Miami, and introduced an …

Etsy gets Apple Pay support on iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, and iPad Mini 3

Fresh off its recent IPO, Etsy is making its mobile app compatible with Apple Pay for U.S. users.<p>The company says more than 50 percent of the visits to its platform come via people on mobile. The integration means that people shopping on Etsy will be able to buy products on the platform with a …

Stop Calling. Schedule Local Biz Appointments With MyTime, Which Just Scored $9.25M

“I don’t know anyone who likes calling businesses. It’s not fast or convenient, and it definitely doesn’t feel like the future.” Mark Zuckerberg may as well have been explaining the need for MyTime when he said that last month about Messenger’s upcoming business chat feature. But while Facebook’s …

Startups

StoryCorps Wins The TED Prize And Builds An App That Lets Anyone Record An Interview On Their Phone

The TED prize means that oral histories are now at the tip of your fingers. Go record someone!<p>For 11 years, StoryCorps has been recording the life stories of people from across the U.S, filing them away so that future generations can understand their great-great-grandparents and beyond. But it has …

Architizer

Introducing Flipboard's First Foray into Video Games

Introducing Flipboard’s First Foray into Video Games<p>Inside Flipboard / April 1, 2014<p>In 2010, humans spent 3 billion hours a week playing video …

2013 in Latin American Tech: Less Talk, More Results

On one hand, failed startups are more willing to share their stories, like Nuflick and Shoes4You did when they closed shop in 2013. On the other hand, entrepreneurs are keener to listen. Earlier in 2013, startup conference FailCon held its second Brazilian edition in Porto Alegre. In addition, a …

Pics.io rolls out an online RAW converter

Ever wanted the ability to convert RAW photos on the run? Thanks to the power of the browser, this is now a possibility.<p><b>Ever wanted the ability to</b> …

Answers to all your 'Robocop' K5 security bot questions (exclusive)

So this entrepreneur wants to put a bunch of 300-pound, autonomous security robots into circulation around the world — in schools, malls, public streets, you name it.<p>These bots are equipped with cameras, location trackers, and every kind of sensor you can imagine. They can recognize faces and scan …

Long-lasting Cree LEDs | Energy-saving Lightbulbs - Consumer Reports News

When LEDs started showing up on store shelves, the idea that ligthbulbs could last 25,000 hours seemed incredible. That’s nearly 23 years when used 3 …

How does a 3D printer work? The science and engineering behind this emerging technology

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>There is a lot of excitement building around what 3D printers can and might do. But how does a 3D …

Why The Sudden Rush To Bring Google Glass To Market?

Only a couple of months back, Google co-founder and augmented reality promoter, Sergey Brin, voiced skepticism about Google Glass, claiming at an impromptu TED talk in February that it was far from the finished article, implying there were doubts it would make the trip to market.<p>Last week, however, …

CHART OF THE DAY: Facebook Dominates Social Logins — But Google Is Closing The Gap

When users on the web are asked to log in to a site, they most often choose Facebook over Twitter, LinkedIn or Google rather than registering anew, according to data from Janrain, which tracks social logins.<p>Facebook has become hugely dominant as the social login of choice but Google gained some …

LinkedIn

Local Business Marketing Startup Circl Ties Facebook To Foot Traffic, Courtesy Of Mobile Measurement Tools

Circl a new startup helping businesses run online promotions using social media and email marketing, is launching today with already over 1,000 customers who have signed up for the platform, over 100 of which who have since gone live. Although there are plenty of competitors in this general space, …