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Streamroot Makes Video Streaming Cheaper Thanks To Peer-To-Peer

Talk about “peak hours” with any engineer who is working on a video streaming website, and it will send shivers down their spine. French startup Streamroot is making sure that everything will run smoothly when it comes to bandwidth, delivery time, adaptive bitrate and all the other key technical words in the world of online video streaming. In particular, Streamroot ... Read More »

Automattic Releases WordPress App For Windows Desktop

It didn’t take long. A little bit more than two weeks after launching an OS X app, Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is launching a Windows version. Like on OS X, this app takes advantage of the complete rewrite of WordPress.com. If you’re familiar with the new WordPress.com interface, you’ll feel right at home as it looks exactly the same. ... Read More »

The Disrupt London 2015 Battlefield Finalists Are Jukedeck, Lystable, MAX, And Yoobic

Disrupt London Day One was a smashing success, and included speaking appearances from Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United, former Arsenal footballer and sports broadcaster Thierry Henry (yep, there was plenty of football on our stage), Postmates’ Bastian Lehmann, and a host of investors from Sonali De Rycker to Andy McLoughlin to David Hornik. But the magic truly begins when ... Read More »

Airbnb Confirms Its Massive $1.5 Billion Raise

Back in June, the WSJ reported that Airbnb had raised a massive $1.5 billion round of funding. Today, the company confirmed those reports by way of SEC filing. The total offering and sold amount is $1,499,937,904.00 for those keeping score. Airbnb’s valuation is now at or above $25 billion, which is just staggering. It sounds like Airbnb is going to ... Read More »

The New American Dream: My Life As A Minority Startup Owner    

My life can be split into two halves, each fulfilling an American dream. The first half I spent on the American dream that was engrained from birth: Pull yourself up by your bootstraps. The second, current half of my life revolves around an American dream that has arisen from our technocratic society: Start your own business. Every statistic on the ... Read More »

The STEM Skills Gap Is Only As Real As The Purple Unicorn

Andrew Heikkila is a tech enthusiast and writer from Boise, Idaho. How to join the network TEKsystems recently put out a report showing that approximately 80 percent of all IT professionals believe that a skills gap exists in tech industries today. Backed by claims of mass projected growth in the field that the U.S. won’t be able to fill, as well ... Read More »

Dave Chappelle Has Phone-Free Zone For His Shows Through Partnership With Tech Startup

Comedian Dave Chappelle seems to be fed up with people recording his shows and sharing his material on the Internet. Chappelle recently tapped tech startup Yondr, which makes cell phone cases that prevent people from using their phones, to help ensure audience members are more engaged during his performance at Thalia Hall in Chicago. For Chappelle’s 13 sold-out shows at ... Read More »

Advice For Higher-Yielding Agriculture Startups

Gabriel Wilmoth is an investment manager at Syngenta Ventures and has spent more than a decade helping farmers and ag innovators become more profitable and more sustainable. How to join the network With interest and investment in food and agriculture startups reaching record levels, new entrepreneurs are entering this important sector, bringing fresh ideas and perspectives on how best to ... Read More »

Say Kids Will Help Parents Dress Their Young Children, With A Membership Model And No Markups

Say Kids is a new online service aimed at millennial parents, offering a membership model for buying young children’s clothing. The company was founded by husband-and-wife team Carl Ng and Jennifer Hong. The basic model is to charge a $5 monthly fee, which gives parents access to products designed by Say Kids — the price tag should only cover the cost of producing and ... Read More »

LucidCam Hits Its $100K Campaign Goal, Team Partners With Sephora On VR Content

When we first met the team building the LucidCam, they aimed to raise $100,000 on Indiegogo. They found their 264 backers to get them there. Their goal is to bring the ability to shoot immersive virtual reality content with a camera that fits in your pocket. And at a reasonable price ($299). I caught up with Lucid’s CEO, Han Jin, to ... Read More »

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