Coinbase is adding support for Ethereum

coinbase-ethereum1 Since Coinbase was founded in 2012, hundreds if not thousands of Bitcoin competitors (typically referred to as alt-coins) were created. But Coinbase ignored the noise and remained focused on supporting just one currency – Bitcoin. But today that changes, as Coinbase is announcing that they are adding site-wide support for Ethereum, a digital currency with a built in programming… Read More

coinbase-ethereum1 Since Coinbase was founded in 2012, hundreds if not thousands of Bitcoin competitors (typically referred to as alt-coins) were created. But Coinbase ignored the noise and remained focused on supporting just one currency – Bitcoin. But today that changes, as Coinbase is announcing that they are adding site-wide support for Ethereum, a digital currency with a built in programming… Read More

Man behind web’s biggest illegal film site arrested following (legal) iTunes purchase

iTunes Match is the closest Apple currently comes to offering a streaming music service. Here’s a dose of irony for you this fine day: the internet just lost its most prolific source of illegal movies after its founder was nabbed after buying something legally, on iTunes. Read More

iTunes Match is the closest Apple currently comes to offering a streaming music service. Here’s a dose of irony for you this fine day: the internet just lost its most prolific source of illegal movies after its founder was nabbed after buying something legally, on iTunes. Read More

Number26 is now a true bank as it now has a full banking license

Valentin Stalf, Maximilian Tayenthal, Matthias Oetken, Christian Rebernik, Markus Gunter (v.l.) Berlin-based startup Number26 is trying to reinvent the bank. This might sound crazy, and that's why the startup has processed step by step. After partnering with Wirecard for the banking back end, attracting 200,000 users and raising tens of millions of dollars, the company now has a full banking license to operate in Europe. Read More

Valentin Stalf, Maximilian Tayenthal, Matthias Oetken, Christian Rebernik, Markus Gunter (v.l.) Berlin-based startup Number26 is trying to reinvent the bank. This might sound crazy, and that's why the startup has processed step by step. After partnering with Wirecard for the banking back end, attracting 200,000 users and raising tens of millions of dollars, the company now has a full banking license to operate in Europe. Read More

Tesla and Uber have more in common than you might think

WASHINGTON, USA - MARCH 16: Heavy traffic along Interstate 395 during the morning commute in Washington, USA on March 16, 2016. On Tuesday afternoon WMATA announced that it would suspend all of it's Metro Rail service for 29 hours starting at midnight in order to conduct emergency repairs to the system after multiple fires caused by faulty connections. On average 700,000 people use the Metro on any given work day to get to and from work and they had to scramble to find alternate ways to work. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Elon Musk’s new master plan catapults Tesla into a new market; car-sharing. While the idea of Tesla car-sharing seems new, it is not the first time the company’s cars, coupled with autonomous technology, have come up in discussions about the sharing economy. Back in 2015, Steve Jurvetson, a partner at Uber investor DFJ, told an audience that Uber’s Travis Kalanick had… Read More

WASHINGTON, USA - MARCH 16: Heavy traffic along Interstate 395 during the morning commute in Washington, USA on March 16, 2016. On Tuesday afternoon WMATA announced that it would suspend all of it's Metro Rail service for 29 hours starting at midnight in order to conduct emergency repairs to the system after multiple fires caused by faulty connections. On average 700,000 people use the Metro on any given work day to get to and from work and they had to scramble to find alternate ways to work. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Elon Musk’s new master plan catapults Tesla into a new market; car-sharing. While the idea of Tesla car-sharing seems new, it is not the first time the company’s cars, coupled with autonomous technology, have come up in discussions about the sharing economy. Back in 2015, Steve Jurvetson, a partner at Uber investor DFJ, told an audience that Uber’s Travis Kalanick had… Read More

Website-building platform Brandcast raises $13.9M

Brandcast Events_NY Fashion Week Brandcast, a startup allowing marketers and designers build mobile-friendly websites without having to write code, announced today that it has raised $13.9 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Shasta Ventures with participation from Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Correlation Ventures. (Brandcast co-founder and CEO hayes Metzger previously worked at Salesforce, and Benioff had… Read More

Brandcast Events_NY Fashion Week Brandcast, a startup allowing marketers and designers build mobile-friendly websites without having to write code, announced today that it has raised $13.9 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Shasta Ventures with participation from Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Correlation Ventures. (Brandcast co-founder and CEO hayes Metzger previously worked at Salesforce, and Benioff had… Read More

Omise lands $17.5M Series B to expand its Stripe-like service in Southeast Asia

Group_Photo (CIO:CTO:CEO:COO) Omise, a Bangkok-based payment enabler much like Stripe, has raised a $17.5 million Series B round to expand its reach across Southeast Asia. Read More

Group_Photo (CIO:CTO:CEO:COO) Omise, a Bangkok-based payment enabler much like Stripe, has raised a $17.5 million Series B round to expand its reach across Southeast Asia. Read More

Google unleashes DeepMind on energy-hungry datacenter, cutting cooling bill by 40 percent

hal9000 DeepMind may be a master at one of the most complex games on Earth, but can it handle the day-to-day energy concerns of a Google datacenter? Yes, as it turns out, and with a vengeance. Read More

hal9000 DeepMind may be a master at one of the most complex games on Earth, but can it handle the day-to-day energy concerns of a Google datacenter? Yes, as it turns out, and with a vengeance. Read More

Lighter Capital takes a different approach to startup financing

Rolls of twenty dollar bills growing in flowerpots The new world of startup finance is very strange. Private equity is increasingly dipping down to finance startups. Meanwhile, venture capital funds are being forced to use every financial tool imaginable to stay involved in the growing size of late-stage startups. PWC’s most recent MoneyTree report for Q2 2016 underscores this point. One fund, Lighter Capital, is trying to get ahead… Read More

Rolls of twenty dollar bills growing in flowerpots The new world of startup finance is very strange. Private equity is increasingly dipping down to finance startups. Meanwhile, venture capital funds are being forced to use every financial tool imaginable to stay involved in the growing size of late-stage startups. PWC’s most recent MoneyTree report for Q2 2016 underscores this point. One fund, Lighter Capital, is trying to get ahead… Read More

Warby Parker is offering Snapchat-exclusive sunglasses

WP_Haskell_500_Sunglasses_Angle_A4_sRGB Warby Parker is offering its very first Snapchat-exclusive product — limited sunglasses that are only available for purchase to its Snapchat followers.
The eyeglass retailer said it just shared a Snapchat story with its followers with a unique URL where, for a limited time, they can buy “head-turning Haskell in Crystal, now with new silver mirrored lenses” for $95. (I… Read More

WP_Haskell_500_Sunglasses_Angle_A4_sRGB Warby Parker is offering its very first Snapchat-exclusive product — limited sunglasses that are only available for purchase to its Snapchat followers.
The eyeglass retailer said it just shared a Snapchat story with its followers with a unique URL where, for a limited time, they can buy “head-turning Haskell in Crystal, now with new silver mirrored lenses” for $95. (I… Read More

eBay shares up 5% after beating earnings expectations

eBay Campus eBay reported second quarter results after the bell on Wednesday and saw its stock rise over 5% in initial after-hours trading. The company beat expectations, posting earnings at an adjusted 43 cents per share, when analysts were forecasting 42 cents. The company also brought in $2.23 billion in revenue, compared to the $2.17 billion expected by Wall Street. Investors were also pleased to see… Read More

eBay Campus eBay reported second quarter results after the bell on Wednesday and saw its stock rise over 5% in initial after-hours trading. The company beat expectations, posting earnings at an adjusted 43 cents per share, when analysts were forecasting 42 cents. The company also brought in $2.23 billion in revenue, compared to the $2.17 billion expected by Wall Street. Investors were also pleased to see… Read More