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Watch what ‘open’ startups earn in real time with this handy tool

A new initiative is launching today to help draw attention to the growing number of startups that make all their company financial data available to anyone.

Courtesy of Alabama-based Baremetrics, a company that provides analytics for Stripe-based payments, Open Startups features seven startups right …


Half Moon Bay in 360 degrees

Why We Invested in @FerrisApp - A New Kind of Video Sharing App

We recently released the video sharing app Ferris and announced that Upfront Ventures led the funding in the company in our seed round of $2 million …

Video Sharing

Unacast scores $1.6M to become the main tracker of every store you visit


The Internet made distance irrelevant.

Now, sensors in physical stores are helping to make proximity relevant, and startup Unacast is announcing a seed round of $1.6 million so it can become the backend.

The Oslo, Norway-based company, which has opened an office in London and is planning …

University of Mississippi

Why we rejected that news you sent us

It’s no secret that we get a lot of pitches sent in by email here at The Next Web. We obviously don’t write about everything that’s sent to us, but quite often we don’t explain why we’re passing on coverage of a particular announcement.

This silence on why we said ‘sorry, no’ or simply never replied …


Jay Z defends Tidal in a Sunday afternoon tweetstorm

Jay Z officially relaunched his streaming service Tidal last month with a bunch of other famous musicians, making it an instant target for both praise and criticism. At first, it seemed capable of giving independent artists more control over their music, while luring in listeners with big-name …


VSCO Raises Another $30 Million, Now Has 20 Million App Users

Visual Supply Co., better known as VSCO, is becoming a juggernaut in the photo world. After raising an impressive $40 million from investors last May …

Venture Capital

Here’s How Uber’s Co-Founder Is Going to Take on Amazon and eBay

Garrett Camp made a fortune helping people navigate the digital world, then a far larger fortune helping them ­navigate the physical one. The …

Fortune 500

30 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Startups Acquires Payment Service Provider For $7.5M

Job marketplace announced today that it has agreed to purchased for $7.5 million in cash. The acquisition was funded by through an placement of $10 million AUD (about $7.8 million) in ordinary shares of to institutional investors.

As its name suggests, …

Service Provider

Ev Williams’ Rules for Quality Content in the Clickbait Age

Medium CEO Evan Williams loves the written word, and he says it's easier than you think to ensure people are civil to one another online.The post Ev …

Social Media

Tiny gecko-inspired robot pulls 100 times its weight

Technically Incorrect: Engineers at Stanford build little robots with big pulling power, using a design inspired by a real animal.



uBeam’s Ultrasound Wireless Charging Is Real, And About To Be Really Funded

What if wireless power at a distance actually worked? It does. uBeam invented a way to wirelessly send energy up to 15 feet away with ultrasound.

What if you could slap a wireless charging case on your phone and charge it while you move around or use it? uBeam invented that too. While early uBeam …


University of Miami's underwater photo contest winners feature stunning sea life

The University of Miami's annual underwater photography contest announced winners on April 22. Finding the top images was no easy feat with more than 500 images submitted to the contest.

UM's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has been hosting the competition since 2005 and receives …

Nature Photography

Deep dive: Facebook’s programming language, Hack - Julien Verlaguet keynote

This photographer's Instagram will soothe your love of organization

People who love organization know the feeling.

The entire world falls apart when things aren't in order. Order is the meaning of life and anything less is just plain wrong.

Food photographer Brittany Wright knows how to capture food properly — in rows sorted by size and color. Wright's Instagram …

Food Photography

You'll soon get 10TB SSDs thanks to new memory tech

SSDs and other flash memory devices will soon get cheaper and larger thanks to big announcements from Toshiba and Intel. Both companies revealed new "3D NAND" memory chips that are stacked in layers to pack in more data, unlike single-plane chips currently used. Toshiba said that it's created the …


Video Metrics Every Marketer Should Be Watching

Roughly half of companies currently use video in their marketing strategies, and two-thirds of marketers expect to do so in the near future. But how do they actually measure the success of these videos? For many marketers, the key focus is view count. But if you look under the hood of what really …

Bounce Rate

Always forget to turn plugs off? Here are five smart plugs with smartphone control

If you have ever walked out of your house and wondered a few minutes up the road whether you had turned the iron or the straighteners off, this …

Domestic Technology

Home automation, once a Hollywood fantasy, is now real, affordable, and available. Learn how it works and what it can do for you.

What can you do with a home automation system? Control lights, appliances, garage doors, and thermostats from your mobile device, even when you're …

Domestic Technology

Why Big Data And The Internet of Things Are A Perfect Match

There’s a closer relationship between big data and the IoT than most people realize – almost as if they were made for one another.

Internet of Things

Verizon Offering $6 Million To Eligible Startups in IoT

Verizon is giving away 6 Million dollars + acceleration by Bootup Academy for 2015-2016. Expanding its ongoing commitment to innovation and social


Here are the under-hyped areas of IoT (based on hundreds of hours of hacking)

Over the last couple of years I’ve done a ton of home automation hacking, as well as a lot of reading and tracking of emerging products in the IoT …

Internet of Things

Internet Of Things: The Rubber Meets The Road

IoT can demonstrate meaningful business value today, but there are still significant challenges to meet.

Editor's note: John Morris, Principal at

Internet of Things

Study Finds Mobile Marketing Is More Important than Ever to Reach a Teen Audience

For brands trying to reach a teen audience, mobile marketing is more important than ever. A new Pew Research Center report shows teens are …

Social Media Marketing

​Google and Mesosphere's work on Docker cluster manager Kubernetes pays off

​Google and Mesosphere’s work on Docker cluster manager Kubernetes pays off

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After months of work, Google and …


Apple details how it rebuilt Siri on Mesos

Apple announced during a Wednesday night meetup at its Cupertino, California, headquarters that the company’s popular Siri application is powered by …