Wall Street Journal September 15

Can’t Find Your Keys? Just Look at Your Phone

It is the kind of question that pops up with alarming frequency: Where are my keys? Where are my glasses? Where is the cat? A growing number of companies large and small are racing to provide answers via wireless tags that can be attached to household objects (or pet collars) and located with the aid of [...]

Business Insider September 15

Meet The 32 Most Powerful Women In Mobile Advertising, 2014

Men tend to dominate the mobile advertising world. Last year, only one woman made our list of the most powerful people in mobile advertising. So we asked readers and companies to nominate who they thought are the most influential women in the business. We also asked that they nominate at least one other competitor to ensure [...]

Todayoldd August 27

Americans lost $8.6 billion to phone fraud in last year, survey suggests

Phone fraud is a highly lucrative crime. Americans lose a staggering amount of money this way, but with millions of victims, it’s hard to tally the losses. A new report provides some estimated numbers. The online survey, conducted by The Harris Poll for Truecaller, found that 17.6 million Americans lost an estimated $8.6 billion to [...]

vsc_news_tech_crunch August 21

Game Developer Gumi, A Sega And Line Partner, Enters North America With Four New Studios

The North America digital game market is worth $11.8 billion, but it’s proven tough to navigate for high-profile companies like Candy Crush maker King and Zynga. But Japanese gaming company gumi is undeterred. It announced today that it will open four new game studios to make content specifically for the North American market. The gaming [...]

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For coders, tests will replace resumes and interviews

Companies mostly guess at the quality of potential hires. They rely on exaggerated resumes, and often unreliable references. Most people aren’t especially good at interviewing, and are prone to bias. Even with exhaustive pre-screening, many interviews end up being a waste of time on both ends. HackerRank, a Bangalore and Palo Alto based start-up, aims to fix that problem for the competitive tech-hiring [...]

vsc_news_tech_crunch August 14

Heads-Up Display Navdy Hits $1M In Pre-Orders During First Week

Navdy, the voice and gesture-controlled heads-up display that wants to keep your eyes on the road, hit $1 million in pre-orders in its first week of the company’s pre-order campaign.Doug Simpson, CEO and founder of Navdy, says the response has been incredible and has surprised the team in a positive way. At one point in the last [...]

vsc_news_tech_crunch August 7

Brazil’s Movile Raises $55 Million To Bring Universal Delivery Services To Latin America

The experiment with e-commerce and delivery services that’s taking hold in the U.S. actually may see more traction in emerging markets, where big retailers had struggled because of infrastructure and logistics issues. Latin American and Asian e-commerce players are angling to become the dominant players in retail with same-day delivery for goods and services that were traditionally [...]

vsc_news_tech_crunch August 7

Sproutling Opens Pre-Orders For Wearable Baby Monitor That Makes Your Life Less Stressful

Calling itself the “world’s smartest baby monitor” Sproutling is launching its pre-order campaign today for its machine-learning monitor that predicts a baby’s sleeping patterns, mood and room conditions to provide personalized insights for parents via an iOS app. Last year, Sproutling raised $2.6 million and an additional $100,000 this year to design the wearable aimed at raising parenting IQ and relieving stress.  

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Wearable band can predict when your baby wakes up

Rewarding as it is, being a new parent can be really scary – which is why most first time moms and dads are more than willing to seek all the help they can get. With this in mind, some Apple and Google alums have teamed behind a San Francisco startup called Sproutling, whose first product [...]

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New App Lets Patients Video Chat With Doctors

The service called “Healthtap Prime” allows users to connect with doctors anytime, anywhere for a 30-minute consultation.  

The_Next_Web August 5

Navdy puts a smartphone-connected heads-up display in your car

While Apple and Google are making a push into the automobile with CarPlay and Android Auto, they both require use the center dashboard as the main display. Navdy wants you to keep an eye on the road at all times and while doing so, see exactly where you’re going.

vsc_news_tech_crunch August 5

Navdy’s Heads-Up Display Wants To Be The Safer Alternative To Using Your Smartphone While Driving

Frustrated with using the built-in infotainment system and his phone in his car, Doug Simpson, CEO and founder of Navdy, decided to create a Google Glass-reminiscent heads-up display to create a new and safer way to interact with smartphones while driving. Now I know what you’re thinking — why is he using his phone while driving? Nowadays, smartphones have replaced built-in [...]

Time-Logo August 4

The Vessyl Cup Can Tell Exactly How Many Calories Are In Your Drink

The Vessyl is the world’s first smart cup, a product that can tell you exactly what you’re drinking and what its nutrient content is in “real time” via on LED screen on its side. With the help of an iPhone app, the Vessyl also aggregates data about your beverage-ingesting habits and can tell you how [...]

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For a lot of people, the biggest trouble with a doctor’s appointment isn’t the doctor, but the appointment instead. Now, a Bay Area startup thinks it has a way to get rid of appointments, waiting rooms and co-pays for some of the most common reasons we go to the doctor.

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The doctor can see you now…on your iPhone

Your next doctor’s visit could be on your iPhone. HealthTap, a mobile health start-up with an app that allows patients to ask medical questions to a network of doctors, is the latest mobile health firm to use telemedicine to connect patients to doctors in real-time for treatment. The new service, called HealthTap Prime, launched on Wednesday. It [...]

wired-lgoo July 30

HealthTap’s Video Chatting Doctors Want to End Your WebMD Meltdowns

“On the internet,” says Ron Gutman, “every headache becomes a brain tumor in four clicks or less.” For Gutman and his colleagues in the world of health tech, this has become a running joke, a cheeky nod to just how far the human imagination can wander after a quick search of benign symptoms. But there’s more [...]

wired-lgoo July 30

HealthTap’s Video Chatting Doctors Want to End Your WebMD Meltdowns

“On the internet,” says Ron Gutman, “every headache becomes a brain tumor in four clicks or less. For Gutman and his colleagues in the world of health tech, this has become a running joke, a cheeky nod to just how far the human imagination can wander after a quick search of benign symptoms. But there’s more [...]

PC Mag July 28

Get Organized: How to Manage Video Files

Shooting video is more convenient and accessible than most of us could have dreamed even a few years ago, making it tempting to clutter up your computer and smartphone with clips of family vacations, videos of your dog eating bugs (guilty as charged), and other slices of life. You should want to keep them all and edit [...]

GigaOM July 17

No Signal? goTenna has a messaging gadget that will work in the middle of nowhere

For all of our dependency on mobile phones, there are still quite a few places in this world you can’t get a wireless signal, from mountaintops to national parks to rural highways and even the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.  

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How Superstorm Sandy Gave Rise to Wireless Startup

Daniela Perdomo credits the absence of basic communication services after superstorm Sandy for inspiring GoTenna Inc., a do-it-yourself wireless network that can carry text messages to Androids and Apple iPhones.

New York Times July 16

Lightly Worn, Heavily Shared

After Brenda Edmondson lost 50 pounds over the course of a year, she wanted to buy a new wardrobe. But first, she needed to get rid of her old clothes. “I decided I needed to purge my closet,” said Ms. Edmondson, 47, who lives in Brentwood, Tenn. So she turned to Poshmark, a mobile app for [...]

GigaOM July 14

My daughter and I agree: Osmo’s iPad kids games are great

I was pretty excited when I first saw Osmo, the iPad accessory that extends playing to the real world, going as far as to call it “the iPad’s next killer app.” But getting a demo of a of a product is one thing. This week, I finally got to put Osmo to a real test — by handing [...]

Forbes July 10

‘Osmo’ Turns Tables Into Interactive Classrooms

Having seen the pristine adverts for the Osmo iPad peripheral promise augmented reality perfection I was a little suspicious how well this would actually work in the home. Trying it out with my family I struggled to find fault with it though. Unlike our experience with other camera based interactions (whether on the 3DS, Vita or Xbox Kinect) [...]

Todayoldd July 9

Make a rainy day fun! 8 toys to keep your kids happy and busy

Meredith Sinclair, a contributor for, which spotlights toys and reveals where you can buy them, joins TODAY with some fun game and craft ideas for kids.

vsc_news_tech_crunch July 2

Fitmob Launches MobTribes, Gets Into The Personal Training Market

Some people are paying up to $120 per session to get yelled at twice a week. Those people have personal trainers. Fitmob, the company known for funny group fitness workouts like “Weapons of Ass Reduction” and “Drop it Like a Squat,” is now getting into the game with the launch of a new personal training program called MobTribes. Its goal is to [...]

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Yahoo Tech’s Absolute Favorite Tech Stuff of 2014 (So Far)

We are officially halfway through 2014. What gadgets, websites, apps, and assorted other releases have brought the Yahoo Tech staff the most joy in the first six months of this year?  

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Women Are Going Nuts for This Smart Cocktail Ring: $100,000 in Sales in 24 Hours

Just three weeks since the launch of the smart ring and Ringly has already sold out of its emerald stone style. Not only that but the startup also well exceeded its pre-sales goal of $60,000 (the campaign reached over $100,000 in sales in under 24 hours)—making history as the most successful pre-sales campaign for women’s connected jewelry ever.

Todayoldd June 30

Where’s the remote? 5 best tracking devices to find lost items

If you’re someone who is routinely misplacing or losing things like the TV remote, your keys, wallet, or smartphone, I’ve got good news: there’s technology that can help!

Bloomberg Business Week June 26

How AT&T Could Keep Crooks From Using Your Credit Card

Banks and card networks like Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. are working with wireless carriers to cut down on fraudulent transactions by tying purchases to the location of a shopper’s smartphone. In the next few months, AT&T Inc. will test a service that verifies transactions by using a phone’s whereabouts — as long as it has [...]

The_Next_Web June 25

Victorious lets YouTube stars create their own apps for free to manage their business and fans

YouTube has established itself as the world’s top video site, and it has produced a lot of content creators who build on their fame and eventually become digital celebrities. Now a mobile app platform called Victorious aims to help these creators manage their businesses by powering individual creator apps.

la-times June 25

Start-up Victorious aims to help YouTube stars develop fan communities

Victorious, a mobile platform designed to better connect YouTube stars with their fans, has officially launched. The Santa Monica start-up puts video creators in control of their brands by giving each his or her own unique app. The apps will be available for users to download free in the fall.  

self_logo June 20

San Francisco’s Fitmob Offers an Alternative to the Gym Grind

If you’ve been falling out of love with your gym membership, we’ve found a company with a solution for you. Now there’s a way to gain access to reputable trainers and group classes—and did we mention it’s also easy on the bank account and doesn’t require you to sign away your first-born child? Oh yes, [...]

Wall Street Journal June 17

Finding the Best Lost-Item Trackers: Tile, TrackR and Duet Reviewed

A quantitative analysis of my life would probably reveal that I spend three whole days a year searching for lost belongings. If I’m not looking for my keys, it’s my work ID, wallet or glasses. Where tricks for the absent-minded fail me, technology is ensuring I never lose anything again. Or at least that’s a promise [...]

CNN June 13

World Cup survival glass tells you when to stop drinking

Imagine you are welded to the sofa at home about to watch a third match in a row. You have been drinking throughout the day, but reach for another can of cold beer and fill your glass. But the vessel you are drinking from says that your alcohol intake has exceeded safe levels and urges you [...]

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It Exists! Ringly, An Attractive Wearable Women Actually Want

There’s something stupid about the smart jewelry category. But at least one manufacturer is trying to up its game. Despite evidence indicating that women are the predominant adopters of major technologies, or that we outnumber men as prospective buyers of wearable gadgets, this device category—which inherently targets us—tends to be rather lame.

vsc_news_fast_company June 12

Vessyl Is A Cup That Knows What You’re Drinking

We have piles of fitness and health trackers in our lives. Fitbits. Nike+ Fuelbands. Jawbone Ups. They’re all pretty good at measuring the calories we’ve burned and the hours we’ve slept, but they miss a huge chunk of the health equation: what we’ve consumed.  

cnet_logo June 12

Vessyl smart cup can tell Coke from Pepsi

The phrase smart cup may sound like yet another jargon-laden marketing ploy for a device that connects to your smartphone, but doesn’t do anything groundbreaking. The creators of Vessyl, a new product from San Francisco-based startup Mark One announced Thursday, want to change this perception around smart objects with a surprisingly novel piece of tech. [...]

Forbes June 12

HackerRank Solves Tech Hiring Crisis By Finding Programmers Where They Live

It is no secret that Silicon Valley has a virtually inexhaustible demand for programming talent. It is also no secret that the most important tech companies in the Bay Area recruit primarily from a very small group of prestigious U.S. universities, namely Stanford, MIT, Berkeley and CalTech.

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Chrono Raises $32 Million for Wearables That May Help Smokers Quit

Chrono Therapeutics, which is developing wearable devices that promise to help people stop smoking, has closed a $32 million funding round led by Canaan Partners and 5AM Ventures. The Hayward, Calif., company’s SmartStop product resembles a watch and works like a nicotine patch, delivering the addictive stimulant in tobacco through the skin.

britco_logo-1200x223 June 12

You’ll Never Believe What This Beautiful Ring Can Do

The old saying goes, “If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it.” While we tend to agree blindly with the adage, when we’re talking tech-sessories for women, our fingers might actually prefer to go naked. Today, that’s finally about to change. Ringly, the up ‘n’ coming company we’ve been keeping an eye on [...]

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