Jon Callaghan Of True Ventures To Talk At Disrupt SF 2015

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jon-callaghan Jon Callaghan is a founder and managing partner of True Ventures, an industry-leading venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology firms. We’re thrilled to announce that Callaghan will be joining us for an on-stage interview at Disrupt SF 2015, where he’ll talk about all things tech and what he looks for when investing in new startups. Callaghan is an entrepreneur… Read More

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Google Maps Tests A New Feature That Collects Users’ Foodie Photos

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food Though services dedicated to photos of food – like Foodspotting or Forkly, for example – have exited the scene (as well as consumers’ collective consciousness) over the years, snapping photos of your delicious dinner still remains a popular activity. Now Google is looking to capitalize on this ongoing trend with a new feature in Google Maps that encourages users to share… Read More

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Facebook Down 12.1%, Apple Down 10%, Google Down 6.5%, Microsoft Down 5.8% As Stock Markets Plummet

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china stock exchange Tech companies are suffering from the current hostile stock market environment as stock markets around the world are plummeting following concerns over China. All tech companies are tanking right now, with some suffering from a stark correction. When the stock markets opened, compared to Friday’s closing price, Facebook was down 12.1 percent to $75.62, Apple was down 10 percent to… Read More

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Controversial Climate-Change Solution May Be In The Clouds

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clouds In a move that has some environmentalists up in arms, a group of retired Silicon Valley engineers and scientists are proposing a new approach to fighting climate change. They want to brighten clouds. It’s one of the many solutions being proposed in the controversial industry of geoengineering. Read More

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Twitter Shuts Down Services That Tracked Politicians’ Deleted Tweets In 30 Countries

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twitter-censor Two services that tracked deleted tweets by politicians and other diplomats in an effort to maintain a transparent, public record of statements made on social media, Politwoops and its sister site Diplotwoops, have now been cut off from accessing Twitter. According to a post published Sunday by the Open State Foundation, Twitter revoked access to its API for Diplotwoops on Friday, as well as… Read More

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Having Won Over VCs, Y Combinator Turns To LPs

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y-combinator-logo Last week, Y Combinator ran investors through 105 presentations by early-stage startups in a two-day show it calls Demo Day. The pace of deal-making for such events, staged every summer and winter, has grown so feverish that the incubator introduced a new wrinkle: backers could commit to plowing millions into a company by simply clicking the equivalent of an “easy button” via an… Read More

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It’s Opening Day In Los Angeles For The Dodgers Accelerator Program

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LAD_Accelerator_with_RGA_lo-res The LA Dodgers Accelerator, an accelerator program in partnership with R/GA, is kicking off its first class today in the City of Angels with ten sports-related tech startups. In April, the Dodgers put out a call for all startups “at the intersection of sports, technology, entertainment and media,” which resulted in nearly 600 applications from companies based in 34 countries,… Read More

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AdMobilize And Verizon Partner To Monitor Ads In The Real World

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Get-Real-AdMobilize¹s-AdBeacon-2.0-to-Track-Offline-Advertising-Asset-Performance-in-Real-Time AdMobilize, a new monitoring and tracking technology that measures attention and traffic in stores and for outdoor advertising, is partnering with Verizon* to add 3G connectivity to its outdoor beacons. Read More

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Selling News Feeds As A Service, Stream Raises $1.75

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6171264318_2bc1ab629a_o Building off the strength of a successful open source project, a new startup that provides newsfeed development and management as a service — Stream — has raised $1.75 million in its first round of funding. Read More

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Everything But The House Raises $30M To Move Estate Sales Online

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Screen Shot 2015-08-23 at 6.34.57 PM Everything But The House (EBTH), an online estate sale marketplace, has pulled in $30 million in new funding to help people who are downsizing sell their stuff to bargain hunters and collectors around the world. Greenspring Associates led the Series B round, with participation from previous investors Greylock and Spark Capital, which brings the company’s funding total to $43… Read More

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