Author's Archive

Gaming Company Razer Is Now Valued At $1B+

intuitive-notifications-band Razer, the San Diego-based high-end gaming tech company, is on a roll. In the wake of the latest models of its thin Blade gaming laptops, a partnership with Tencent in China, and preparing for the sale of a new wearable, it has recently closed a round of funding with Intel on at least a $1 billion valuation. The details come by way of a leaked internal memo to staff that was passed to… Read More

Comments Off

Photo

Ingrid Lunden

October 15th

Gadgets

Gaming Company Razer Is Now Valued At $1B+

intuitive-notifications-band Razer, the San Diego-based high-end gaming tech company, is on a roll. In the wake of the latest models of its thin Blade gaming laptops, a partnership with Tencent in China, and preparing for the sale of a new wearable, it has recently closed a round of funding with Intel on at least a $1 billion valuation. The details come by way of a leaked internal memo to staff that was passed to… Read More

Comments Off

Photo

Ingrid Lunden

October 15th

Gadgets

Google X Founder Sebastian Thrun Has Left His Role As Google VP And Fellow

9709935113_818c2eae79_b Sebastian Thrun has left the building — the Google X building, that is. The founder of search giant Google’s factory to develop and build “moonshot” technologies, who launched the company’s driverless car project and was the project lead on Google Glass, is no longer a VP and Fellow at the company. Read More

Comments Off

Photo

Ingrid Lunden

September 23rd

Gadgets

3D Printing Company Stratasys Is Buying GrabCAD For Around $100M

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 13.23.08 Some M&A activity afoot in the world of hardware design: GrabCAD, an online community that has been described as the ‘Github for mechanical engineers’, is getting acquired by 3D printing giant Stratasys, a source tells us. The companies plan to announce the deal a little later today [Update: confirmed]. We have heard that the deal is in the region of nine figures, and… Read More

Comments Off

Photo

Ingrid Lunden

September 16th

Gadgets

Nokia’s Here Maps Its Future On Samsung With Its First Android And Tizen Apps

here-android Opera may have taken some of the wind out of the Nokia brand’s sails with the news that its browser will be replacing Nokia’s on the now-Microsoft-owned, winding down, feature handset business. But today the Finnish company that has remained after the Microsoft handset sale had some interesting news of its own: it’s tying up with Samsung for two new versions of its Here… Read More

Comments Off

Photo

Ingrid Lunden

August 29th

Gadgets

Mobile

For Its First Google Glass Effort, EBay Adapts Its RedLaser Product Finder App

Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 15.52.58 Back in March 2013, eBay said it would start to work on applications for Google Glass — the idea being that the Android-powered, head-mounted computer could help consumers shop for things online and in the real world more seamlessly than pulling out your smartphone (and even less so, a full-fledged computer). Read More

Comments Off

Photo

Ingrid Lunden

July 22nd

Gadgets

Mobile

CEO With A Heart Of Gold, Neil Young Takes The Reins At PonoMusic, Tech Vet John Hamm Remains Investor

ponoplayer A changing of keys and tempo, at PonoMusic, the venture founded on the premise of a high-fidelity digital music service and music-playing device. Neil Young, the iconic musician who founded Pono and saw it raise over $6.2 million on Kickstarter after aiming for only $800,000, is stepping in as its new CEO as John Hamm steps down. Hamm will remain an investor in the company, the company… Read More

Comments Off

Photo

Ingrid Lunden

July 11th

Gadgets

Mobile

FreedomPop Brings Its Free Wireless Service To Europe, Sans Handsets

freedompop FreedomPop, the startup out of LA that has been going after U.S. carriers’ wireless business with a “free” basic mobile offering, is now bringing a SIM-only version of its service to Europe and beyond. Today, the company announced that it will kick off first with FreedomPop in Belgium, with rollouts also in the UK, Germany, France and Spain, as well as to markets in the… Read More

Comments Off

Photo

Ingrid Lunden

July 10th

Gadgets

Mobile

Forget “OK Glass,” MindRDR Is A Google Glass App You Control With Your Thoughts

InUse2 Google Glass has made a name for itself (somewhat infamously) as head-mounted hardware that you can control with your voice and a sliding finger. Now, a team based out of interactive studio This Place in London, is launching a new app that it hopes will kickstart an even more seamless way of interacting with the device: with the power of your mind. MindRDR, as the app is called, links up… Read More

Comments Off

Photo

Ingrid Lunden

July 9th

Gadgets

Microsoft Teams With American Family Insurance To Launch A Home Automation Accelerator In Redmond

6774667607_ec4114c718_b Microsoft has been ramping up its effort to raise its profile with the startup community through programs like accelerators outside of the U.S. run by Microsoft Ventures. Today, that strategy is taking a turn towards Microsoft’s home market, down the corporate route and stopping at the Internet of Things: Microsoft is launching a new accelerator in Seattle in partnership with American… Read More

Comments Off

Photo

Ingrid Lunden

June 17th

Gadgets
line
October 2014
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031