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Interoperability Boost: Ripple Sends Blockchain Transaction Across 7 Ledgers

It just got a whole lot easier for banks to do business with bitcoin.<p>Yesterday, Ripple open-sourced the first bitcoin plug-in for its Interledger …

Blockchain

The Evolution of Live-Streaming Could Change the Way You Consume Media - Here's How

The events of the last week have been saddening on so many levels. Two police shootings, protests, and then revenge attacks which have left another …

EatStreet, An Online Food Ordering Platform For Smaller Cities And College Towns, Picks Up $15M

While Amazon expands Prime Now restaurant ordering and delivery to more places, a startup has picked up funding to go head to head with it and the many others in the crowded food-on-demand category. EatStreet, a platform for restaurants mainly located in smaller cities to take orders online or by …

With Topick, Join Communities Around Your Favorite Topics

Meet Topick, a newly launched startup that wants to create a sort of social network for your favorite topics. After selecting your interests, Topick offers an unfiltered feed of people sharing the same passions as you. It’s a small Facebook, but without all the mainstream news and noise from your …

Social Media

Start Up Services Snake Oil

I’ve been so well entrenched in the journalistic world of entrepreneurship that I haven’t lifted my head out of the mess of funding stories and launch posts to actually pay attention to what is happening in the world of startups. Here’s the rub: when you’re starting a company it’s almost impossible …

Easily Measure The Profitability Of Your Consumer Subscription Business

We are currently witnessing a shift in business models, as many consumer tech companies move from transactional models in favor of subscription-based ones. YouTube is launching an ad-free, subscription-based service. Apple recently launched a streaming music service for $10/month. Microsoft just …

Product Management

If They Build It, Will We Come? Meet The Tech Entrepreneurs Trying To Take Back The Porn Industry

Porn has long been a driving force in tech and internet innovation, but the industry now finds itself in unprecedented danger thanks to piracy and free "tube" sites. These are some of the pioneers and entrepreneurs who are trying to fight back.<p><b>It’s a cloudless,</b> mid-January day in Los Angeles, and …

Is Personalized Discovery A Feature, Category Or New Paradigm

What do you do when you don’t know what you want to read, watch, listen to or do next? What do you do if you don’t know what to search for? Or can’t describe clearly what you’d be interested in next?<p>There are so many great choices available in the digital realm, and new stuff is pouring in every …

Social Media

The best new products in tech.

Product Hunt is a curation of the best new products, every day. Discover the latest mobile apps, websites, and technology products that everyone's …

Product Hunt

Spotify Axes App Finder, Kills Soundrop And Its Listening Rooms

Music streaming service Spotify quietly announced in October that it would be removing the App Finder and no longer supporting apps in its desktop client, and today comes news of a significant casualty resulting from that move: Soundrop — makers of popular group listening rooms that run on Spotify, …

The Goodlatte Patent Bill

VC Fred Wilson explains why the White House is right to support Rep. Robert Goodlatte's patent reform bill--and what else the bill needs to protect start-ups.<p>Yesterday the White House came out in favor of Rep. Robert Goodlatte's patent bill. This is a good thing.<p>The Goodlatte bill doesn't have …

Fred Wilson