Hulu launches user profiles on mobile
In December, Hulu announced the debut of user profiles in order to make its streaming TV service more personalized to end users, offering each user their own Watchlist, viewing history and recommendations based on their activity and interests. At the time of launch, the feature wasn’t broadly available, ..
The top unicorns are overvalued
Aner Ravon Contributor Aner Ravon is chief insight officer and co-founder at Zirra. The hot air around young and savvy tech startups is not going anywhere, despite dark prophecies that saw 2016 as the “winter is coming” year. Snapchat and Airbnb are warming up on the sidelines of an IPO, BuzzFeed, ..
Caterpillar invests in Airware bringing drone tech to mining and construction enterprises
The venture arm of Caterpillar Inc., a major manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, has invested in San Francisco drone tech startup Airware. Rather than make its own unmanned aerial vehicles, Airware has focused its efforts around providing software and services that help large enterprises ..
Applications to the D.C. and Miami Pitch-offs close in less than a week!
You have approximately four days to apply to the pitch-offs in D.C. and Miami. I tell you this because inevitably, at every single meetup, some founder walks up and asks if they can pitch because they missed the application window. Please don’t be that person. Be the one that gets up on that stage ..
Google acquires Fabric developer platform and team from Twitter
Google is taking over Twitter’s mobile app developer platform Fabric, as well as its Crashlytics crash reporting system, Answers mobile app analytics, Digits SMS login system and FastLane development automation system. Twitter launched Fabric as a modular SDK in 2014 to allow developers to pick and choose ..
‘Star Trek Timelines’ game maker Disruptor Beam raises $8.5M
Disruptor Beam has raised another $8.5 million to turn some of the best-known entertainment franchises into mobile games. It released its first title, Game of Thrones Ascent, in 2013, with Star Trek Timelines following last year. (The latter offers a particularly novel approach to Star Trek, combining ..
Microsoft is beta testing a feature that brings Cortana to Android\u2019s lock screen
If you’re enrolled in the beta version of the Cortana app for Android, you’ve already got access to one of its more interesting updates in recent memory. As spotted by MSPoweruser, Microsoft has introduced a feature that brings its AI assistant front and center on Google’s mobile OS. Enabling “Add ..
Propulse employs deep learning to power product recommendations for retailers
Propulse Analytics is launching today with $1.4 million in seed financing to equip retailers with deep learning for product recommendations. Backed by Wobemail Online Services LLP and Stradigi Ventures, the Canadian startup is leveraging the features of product images to better grasp customers’ tastes ..
Netflix’s international growth is exploding as its looks beyond the U.S.
Holy cow, we have quite the beat for Netflix. Netflix added nearly 2 million new subscribers domestically and around 5 million subscribers internationally in the fourth quarter this year, the company said today. Wall Streets expectations for the fourth quarter fell far below that, coming in at 1.38 million ..
Super Mario Run will come to Android in March
As we’ve known for a while, Super Mario Run is coming to Android after an exclusive stint on iOS. It’s… going to be a while, though. According to a tweet from Nintendo’s Japanese Twitter account, Mario won’t auto-run his way across Android screens until sometime in March. Here’s the tweet: ..