Thursday, December 8, 2016

FlashFunders relaunches with crowdfunding support

In the wake of the passing of Title III of the JOBS Act, crowdfunding equity platform FlashFunders has relaunched its site with new features. The new features allow users to crowdfund investment...

Afero raises $20.3 million to secure connected devices, whether WiFi is working or not

A Los Altos startup called Afero raised $20.3 million in a new round of venture funding to secure connected devices, from toys and arcade games to medical equipment. The company’s technology...

Wireless charging startup uBeam accused of being the next Theranos

uBeam could be vaporware, according to a blogger claiming to be uBeam’s former VP of Engineering. They accuse the startup of being unable to fulfill promises made about its technology. uBeam CEO...

Google acquires Synergyse, an interactive training service for Google Apps

Google has acquired Synergyse, a Toronto-based interactive training service for Google Apps for Work that was launched by a group of former Google employees in 2013. As part of this acquisition, Google will...

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone relaunches Jelly

Remember Jelly, the question and answer app founded by Twitter cofounder Biz Stone? It's back. After announcing a closed beta earlier this year, Stone has officially relaunched Jelly, which has been given...

With Sqreen, Be Safe When Developing

French startup Sqreen wants you to rethink how you deal with security for your web-based apps. With little effort, Sqreen can inspect, track and fix security holes, acting like a shield....

SumUp and Payleven merge as European ‘Square clones’ consolidate

Some consolidation afoot in the world of mobile payments: today Groupon-backed SumUp and Rocket Internet’s Payleven — two of the several European startups that cropped up in the wake of Square with...

ToyTalk renames to PullString, repositions as authoring tool for bots

ToyTalk, the startup that mashed together Barbie and the Internet of Things and let your kids chat away with Thomas the Tank Engine for hours on end, is cashing out on the...

HTC launches $100 million VR startup accelerator

HTC is launching a $100 million accelerator program for startups that want to use its VR technology. The program, called Vive X, will launch in Beijing, Taipei, and San Francisco, with...

Europe’s Tado raises another $23M to grow smart thermostat and AC control business

Munich-based Tado, maker of smart thermostat and AC control products, has raised another $23 million for further international expansion. The new investment is led by Inven Capital, the venture capital arm...

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Amazon will start selling its own private-label groceries, diapers, and more

Amazon's Fresh delivery service is only the tip of the online retailer's grocery iceberg. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Amazon will...