Image Credit: Michael Curi, Jr., MBA/Flickr ClickBus, an online booking platform for bus travel, announced $10 million in funding from investors Latin America Internet Group, Tengelmann Ventures, Holtzbrinck Ventures, and Rocket Internet.
Image Credit: Screen shot We all know how massively important social media and content marketing are to brands and their online presence.
Above: Picnic Health's personal health record. Image Credit: Picnic Health As part of the Meaningful Use requirements in the HITECH Act, health care providers are now required to give patients access to a specified set of patient data.
Above: The CloudVolumes team. Image Credit: VMware VMware has acquired CloudVolumes, a startup that built technology that helps companies provide complex applications to their employees quickly and easily.
Image Credit: Netflix Netflix’s semi-regular company hack events usually produces some pretty awesome ways to combine the streaming video service with gadgets or third-party services — and this year is no different.
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Above: Mercedes B-class electric Image Credit: www.mbusa.com When Mercedes-Benz contacted me last month to ask if I’d be interested in driving its new B-class electric, I thought they were either too sure of themselves or foolish.
Above: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's map Riot takes place in a destroyed prison. Image Credit: Activision Publishing Another piece of research says that gaming might be bad for you — but don’t roll your eyes just yet.
GUEST POST Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Recent card data breaches at Supervalu and Albertsons retail chains are just the latest in a long series of high-scale security incidents hitting large retailers such as Target, Neiman-Marcus, Michael’s, Sally Beauty, and P.F.
Image Credit: Shazam Sometimes its okay to build an entire company around a feature, as media ID service Shazam is demonstrating.
Image Credit: Zidisha/Facebook Yesterday, a new crop of startups from Y Combinator’s (YC) accelerator presented to a full house in the hopes of investment, press, and general buzz, and among them will be some non-profit companies.
Image Credit: Wonderlane/Flickr Microsoft’s Bing Maps team just announced a major update, introducing “street side views” (Bing’s answer to Google’s street view) to 64 new cities and 3D maps to 29 new cities.
Image Credit: Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph/Flickr Hewlett-Packard reported better-than-expected earnings for its third fiscal quarter ended July 31.
Passwords. If there’s one aspect of our modern techno-centric world that is guaranteed to send people into fits of exasperation, it’s passwords.
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Image Credit: Wearable Intelligence If anybody needs to get constant, real-time information in a Google Glass-like wearable, it’s doctors and other healthcare workers.
Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/x-ray_delta_one/3935087159/ As online retail and wholesaling grows, more and more actual stuff needs to be managed at the same speed, volume, and scale as online sales.
Above: The Health Gorilla homepage Image Credit: Health Gorilla Health Gorilla, a startup whose name evokes jungle fitness, has just scored $1.2 million to help tame the jungle of testing labs.
By design, the Internet trends towards monopoly: There’s one major social network (Facebook), search engine (Google), encyclopedia (Wikipedia) business network (LinkedIn), classified-ads website (Craigslist), retail site (Amazon), auction site (eBay), and micro-blogging service (Twitter).