Bigcolors, a Hong Kong-based startup crowdfunding platform and venture capital firm, has acquired GetViable, which produces an array of tools for startup founders, for an undisclosed amount. GetViable is based in Melbourne and has offices in Hong Kong and the U.S. as well. The two companies should be able to offer more resources to startup founders in the Asia-Pacific, who often lack the access… Read More
The UK’s SportPursuit, a 1 million member-strong flash sales site for sports and outdoor gear, appears to have made somewhat of a hiring coup. It’s recruited Kath Smith, ex UK managing director for both Adidas and Rebook. Read More
Chairish, the online marketplace that lets people buy and sell used home decor items, has raised $4 million in a new round of funding. The funding, which was announced last week and is led by Azure Capital and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, is the startup’s Series A round and brings its total investment to more than $7 million. The San Francisco-based Chairish was founded in 2013… Read More
Despite not being a particularly fitness-obsessed person, I’ve fallen for the fitness tracking trend. My main fitness tracker is a Jawbone UP24, but I also keep Moves iOS app turned on and occasionally use RunKeeper. The hassle of keeping on top of all my fitness scores is why I was interested in trying out Nudge. Read More
Mobile gaming is a massive success, but it’s notable how many big game makers struggle to convert their successes into longer term franchises or other offerings. This week’s King news is just another example. Perhaps with stronger community features, however, that could change. Read More
A preview of Windows 9 will be made available in either September or October, according to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. That timeline keeps ‘Threshold’ — Windows 9’s codename — out into the public market as a finished product likely in early 2015. The Windows 8 era isn’t merely closing, it’s racing to an end. Last weekend I posited that as Windows… Read More
Best Buy may have inadvertently revealed pricing for the Moto 360 smart watch, set to be unveiled at a press event in early September.
The big box retailer put up a listing for the smart watch on their website, which had a full list of specs as well as a $249 price tag. The page was removed shortly after appearing.
Luckily, the folks over at DroidLife grabbed a screenshot of the listing. Read More
When the iPhone 6 arrives, likely in September at Apple’s upcoming special event, a lot of people will be looking for a larger screen as the core feature to get excited about. But one change that could actually have more of an impact in terms of daily use could be a new, rumored reversible USB-to-Lightning cable that has been leaked a couple of times this week. The leaks, which… Read More
Here’s a fun way to start your weekend: Getting a message from Lyft about the fact that you have $1,275 worth of free ride credits. No, that’s not a typo, and yes, that’s really a message that I got on Firday evening. Now technically, I knew about those credits already, because after the “will they/won’t they” drama of Lyft’s launch in New York, I was… Read More
I can’t do it anymore. This has been a summer of social media. I’ve used it endlessly, made plans on it, chatted, read it religiously, and watched countless friends and friends of friends go on vacation. I’ve played a game of whack-a-mole with LinkedIn invitations and I’ve streamlined my automatic Tweeting systems. I’ve watched the world buzz by 120 characters at… Read More