AltSchool, a 2-year-old software-fueled elementary school initiative started by ex-Googler and Aardvark founder Max Ventilla, announced Monday a $100 million Series B round led by a mix of established venture capital firms and powerful social-good investors. To date, AltSchool’s has raised $133 million. Besides substantial investments in the round by Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla… Read More »
AltSchool, a 2-year-old software-fueled elementary school initiative started by ex-Googler and Aardvark founder Max Vent...
Outreach, a company that suggests it can give a sales person “super powers,” announced today a seed round of $2 mill...
Lyft, the privately held, San Francisco–based startup that connects passagers who need rides with drivers using their ...
The United States Central Intelligence Agency has been involved in a “multi-year effort” to break through Apple’s ...
In a revealing interview with Business Insider, CEO of Cyanogen Kirt McMaster, argues that the current Samsung and Apple...
Outreach, a company that suggests it can give a sales person “super powers,” announced today a seed round of $2 million. Those powers, CEO Manny Medina told me via email, allow the fortified sales person to “manage more prospects with less time.” Communicating and following up, he pointed out, is the life of a salesperson…. Read More »
Lyft, the privately held, San Francisco–based startup that connects passagers who need rides with drivers using their own personal vehicles has raised $530 $530 million in its’ latest funding round. This brings to $850 million the amount of money the startup has raised to date. Founded in 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer, the… Read More »
If you are in San Francisco and wary of shelling out $350-10,000 on Apple’s smartwatch, then Lumoid will allow you to try it before you commit. The San Francisco-based start-up has a home try-on program for other wearables too, including the Jawbone UP24 fitness tracker, Fitbit Surge, Samsung Gear Fit and the Pebble smartwatch. While… Read More »
The United States Central Intelligence Agency has been involved in a “multi-year effort” to break through Apple’s security code, according to a new report from the Intercept. Top secret documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden reveal a CIA-sponsored annual gathering called “Jamboree” where researchers presented the latest tactics at cracking the security code of… Read More »
In a revealing interview with Business Insider, CEO of Cyanogen Kirt McMaster, argues that the current Samsung and Apple duopoly will be “slaughtered” in the next five years by smaller OEMs. Cyanogen is partnering up with Qualcomm – one of the world’s biggest chips-makers – to ship its CyanogenMod software (a popular custom version of… Read More »
HTC just announced its sleek new HTC One M9 flagship smartphone earlier this week, but the rumor mill has already moved on to bigger and better things. The new M9 features a design that is similar to last year’s HTC One M8 smartphone, but the internals have been upgraded and several key pain points have… Read More »
Apple has officially overtaken Samsung as the world’s biggest smartphone maker, selling more phones in the Christmas quarter than any other brand thanks to rising demand in China. The US company sold 74.8m smartphones, just ahead of Samsung’s 73m units, analysis firm Gartner said. Apple’s iPhone sales were up almost 25m on the same period… Read More »
No one can argue that many Apple devices have changed the way people live their lives. The company’s iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is the Apple Watch going to be able to do the same? The stakes are big for Apple CEO Tim Cook: the watch is… Read More »
At the beginning of January, Sony revealed that its current console had achieved 18.5 million sales after a lucrative Christmas period. Now, the company has revealed that the PS4 has hit a major milestone – the 20 million sales mark. To be more precise, 20.2 million PS4 consoles have been sold from its launch in… Read More »