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FullContact launches a better alternative to your Mac’s built-in Contacts app

Screen Shot 2016-05-26 at 11.40.20 AM Managing a large database of contacts can get messy, which is why a number of startups over the years have attempted to tackle this space with a wide variety of apps that attempt to streamline the process of keeping contact information up-to-date, while also offering other tools to clean up your contacts, organize them, and more. One company that has carved out a solid niche in contact… Read More

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What’s the point of virtual reality?

cardboard VR needs content if it’s to be more than a flash in the early adopter pan. But it’s pretty clear that in the short term at least it’s not going to have a whole lot of compelling content. And understandably so. It’s a new medium, after all, and figuring out how to create exciting ‘experiences’, as the VR pushers put it, is going to take time… Read More

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Netatmo launches new platform to make smart objects talk to each other

Camera HD-(mur bois)-RVB French startup Netatmo just introduced a new developer platform called Netatmo Connect so that developers can build software and hardware integrations with Netatmo products. Netatmo sells weather stations, thermostats, indoor and outdoor cameras. The startup raised $32 million in November 2015.
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26May/16Off

Dish ships the HopperGo, a tiny little cloud player for TV on the run

IMG_0990 Originally announced at CES in January, the minuscule HopperGo is a 64GB USB drive with a built in wireless access point. The little device connects to your Dish Hopper 3 or Hopper 2 – essentially Dish’s DVR – and sucks down up to 100 hours of TV. You can then unplug the little bugger and watch for four hours on one charge through the Dish Anywhere app. When I first pulled… Read More

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Nintendo’s first game Miitomo is turning into a ghost town

MiitomoRiver Nintendo’s first smartphone application – the social game called Miitomo, which allows avatars to interact in a virtual world – may already be in decline, according to a new report. Following its launch earlier this year, it seemed that Miitomo found immediate success, shooting to the top of both the iOS and Android app stores. Nintendo also claimed in May that the… Read More

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Qualtrics makes a small acquisition — its first

qualtrics-ryan-smith Qualtrics, a Provo, Utah, company whose online survey research platforms help 8,500 enterprise customers better understand both their employees and their customers, has made its first acquisition, picking up four-year-old, Seattle-based Statwing. Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed, but Statwing’s three-person team is relocating and will be absorbed into Qualtrics. Statwing… Read More

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Adding a YouTube integration, AmpMe raises $8 million for its app syncing phones into a single speaker system

Screen Shot 2016-05-26 at 9.16.06 AM AmpMe, the Canadian app development company responsible for a syncing technology that links mobile devices into a networked speaker system, has raised $8 million in a new round of financing and is adding a YouTube integration to its service. Led by the Toronto and Menlo Park, Calif.-based Relay Ventures, the new financing will kick out the jams on an increased hiring push and enable the… Read More

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Sony’s PlayStation 4 races past 40M sales

20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 DualShock PS button. Sony continues to impress with the PS4 after the games console passed 40 million sales to date. Read More

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GoDaddy made an app for entrepreneurs to get feedback on their startup ideas

GoDaddy, Location: Sunnyvale, CA, Architect: DES Architects While most associate GoDaddy with domains, the company has become an integral part of supporting small businesses around the world. Whether this is by providing email hosting, website creation, or SEO services, the site is often the first stop for someone thinking about starting a small business online.
And interestingly enough, the company even said that customers will frequently… Read More

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Running Through Walls: Grand Rounds CEO on healthcare startups and hiring

Owen Tripp_1400x1400 In this episode of Running Through Walls, I caught up with Grand Rounds CEO and co-founder Owen Tripp, one of the first successful technology entrepreneur crossovers to the fight against complexity and confusion in healthcare.
Prior to Grand Rounds, Owen co-founded Reputation.com and grew the company into the worldwide leader in online reputation and privacy management.
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