Posted by HusniHaubner701 on September 5, 2013 ·
With Nest, the smart thermostat startup founded by ex-Apple iPod chief Tony Fadell, seemingly getting closer to a UK launch, TechCrunch has learned that European competitor Tado has raised a further $2.6 million from previous backers Target Partners, and Shortcut Ventures.
The Munich, Germany-based startup plans to use the additional capital — building on the $2 million it’s thought [...]
Posted by marissaedwards85 on September 5, 2013 ·
BBC iPlayer viewers with Android devices have been left waiting for many features, and until today one of them was the ability to download shows for offline viewing. A fresh update is changing that, as the broadcaster is enabling it (as long as you’re on WiFi) on several devices running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. A blog post claims it should cover about 70 percent of app users [...]
Posted by HenthorneNo on September 5, 2013 ·
Two years ago, Oren Jacob left his role as CTO at Pixar after working at the studio for over 20 years. After a brief stint as Entrepreneur In Residence at August Capital, he announced that he was off to start his own company: ToyTalk.
ToyTalk has kept their projects mostly under wraps.. until now. Before today, most of what we knew about the company could be gathered from its name: they’d be [...]
Posted by JettaSeaman593 on September 5, 2013 ·
“This is going to sound a little odd,” Ari Weinstein says, “but when I was a kid coding…was a lot harder.”
Ari Weinstein is just 19. He’s about to start as a freshman at MIT after deferring for a year to do a little fooling around. And he’s been playing in Apple’s ecosystem — in one form or another — since he was 11. That was when he took an interest [...]
Posted by shah2794 on September 4, 2013 ·
Twitter has established itself as top social networking destination, mentioned the same breath as sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, or YouTube, as well as a go-to destination for breaking news. But as a search engine that could be the Google for real-time media, Twitter still fails. For Twitter data partner Topsy, that was an opportunity.
If the web is now being cobbled together by status updates and [...]