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Danish startup, Spiri, to launch its carpooling service in 2017 using their own all-electric fleet with a unique twist

In heavily populated cities, there is often a problem with cars overcrowding and congesting the roads because the demand, usually, outweighs the supply. Many companies have presented their solutions for the dilemma, such as Uber, Lyft, and Tesla’s shared fleet idea. Now, a Danish startup, Spiri, …

Why JetBlue Is Landing in Silicon Valley

There’s no shortage of established non-technology companies that are flocking to Silicon Valley to invest in the next Uber or Airbnb. For example, …

Pinterest’s Plans To Build Its International Playbook

On April 1st, Pinterest’s country manager in Japan Naoki Sadakuni got some of the engineering support he’d wanted for a while.<p>Five team members from Pinterest’s headquarters arrived to the company’s Tokyo office in an experiment the company is running called “Jumpstart.” It’s Pinterest’s first run …

Open Sesame! Want to try an idiot-proof $89 connected lock?

What light bulbs and thermostats were to the smart home in 2014, connected locks are shaping up to be in 2015 — basically, they are the big connected …

Behold, the NFC-enabled smart whisky bottle

Sure, drinking too much Scotch can dull your wits, but if you can’t tolerate dumbness from the bottle itself, then here’s one for you. Thanks to the …

Swiss watchmakers show off a new line of smartwatches

Switzerland throws its hat into the smartwatch race<p>Swiss watchmakers have laughed at the notion that the industry is in trouble due to the rise of smartwatches, and now we're getting a glimpse as to why they are so confident. Last night in San Francisco, a few Swiss watchmakers showed off what …

Wearable Tech

Wall Street’s perspective on IoT and the plague of CES

The internet of things isn’t ready to roil Wall Street this year. Or at least that’s the conclusion of former Deutsche Bank financial analyst …

Lyft's Ambitious, Near Impossible Attempt to Beat Uber

Chances are, if you've ever had a conversation about the ride-hailing service Lyft, you've heard it described in the context of Uber. It's not hard to understand why: The company popped up after Uber had made its inroads in numerous large American markets — and, by most measures, Lyft is still …

Lyft

Ringly scores $5.1M for future wearables and collaborations

Ringly, which makes a line of connected rings, has raised $5.1M in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from High Line …

Transforming Economic Growth With The Industrial Internet Of Things

As the world struggles to leave behind a period of weak demand and poor productivity growth, many business and government leaders are looking to the next wave of technology innovation to revitalize their economies. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) could be the largest driver of economic …

First impressions of the Sony Smartwatch 3: So far, so good

Earlier this week, I noted that I finally pulled the trigger on buying my first Android Wear watch. I had previously used review units of different …

Watch man trounce a Ferrari on his 207 mph rocket bike

French cyclist François Gissy (aka "rocketman340" on YouTube) likes to go fast.<p>In 2013, he strapped a rocket to a bicycle and achieved a speed of 285 kilometers per hour (about 177 mph) in 6.7 seconds. Now, he's broken his own record by hitting a speed of 333 kph (about 207 mph), on the Circuit …

Sony SmartWatch 3 now available via Google Play for $250

Although it’s been available at Verizon for a few weeks now, the Sony SmartWatch 3 has been sitting on the Google Play Store for even longer with a …

Google Play

Netflix plans “sizable expansion” into new markets in 2015

Netflix wants to further expand into international markets next year, according to the company’s CFO David Wells, who said at an investor event …

Openfolio and Coinbase bring something that Bitcoin investing needs: transparency

You can now see who’s investing in Bitcoin thanks to a new integration between Bitcoin wallet Coinbase and social investment platform Openfolio, the company announced today.<p>Openfolio is just what is sounds like: an open portfolio. The network makes its users’ investment activity transparent. With …