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Thursday, October 30, 2014


Funding Daily: Today’s tech funding news, in one place

30 minutes ago - Venture Beat
Image Credit: Flickr Get all the tech funding news of the day delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for Funding Daily and never miss a deal. Here’s a list of today’s biggest funding stories, updated as the day unfolds. Tip us here if you have a deal to share. Gogoro sweeps up $100M to do energy-something Gogoro announced today that it... by Harrison Weber

Skype for iPhone now lets you save and delete photos, gets avatar, people, and chat improvements

21 minutes ago - Venture Beat
Skype today updated its iPhone app with a slew of new features and improvements based on user suggestions. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store. First off, the app now lets you save photos you received in chat to your camera roll. At the same time, you can also delete a sent photo from a chat. To perform either, pr... by Emil Protalinski adds collaboration, sharing features to its to-do app

41 minutes ago - Engadget
Productivity-focused app, which is available on iOS, Android and the web, has gained popularity largely because, well, it helps people get things done. But, with households and businesses being about more than just one particular user, the by Edgar Alvarez

Tim Cook says he's 'proud to be gay'

27 minutes ago - Engadget
Tim Cook has long topped lists as the "most powerful" gay person in the world, and today he's publicly addressed his sexuality for the first time. "Throughout my professional life, I've tried to maintain a basic level of privacy," the Apple CEO says by Aaron Souppouris

Next Games acquires mobile game studio Helsinki GameWorks

40 minutes ago - Venture Beat
Above: Next Games is working on mobile game version of The Walking Dead Image Credit: Next GamesNext Games, which is making high-profile mobile games like the upcoming The Walking Dead, has acquired its neighbor, the mobile game studio Helsinki GameWorks. Helsinki is full of mobile gaming talent these days thanks to hit mobile games from companies... by Dean Takahashi

Channel Master temps cord-cutters by adding YouTube to its subscription-free DVR

44 minutes ago - Engadget
Let's imagine that you want to cut the cord, but still want to watch local OTA programming. If you want a DVR with online features, you've only really got the option of buying TiVo's Roamio OTA. Unfortunately, that device comes with a $15 per month by Daniel Cooper

LED Startup Digital Lumens Gets $23M In Funding Led By Nokia Growth Partners

41 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Nokia made its name in mobile phones, breaking new ground and holding the title of world’s biggest handset maker for a number of years before the onslaught of competition from OEMs like Samsung and Apple reversed its fortunes. Now that Nokia has sold that business on to Microsoft, the pared-down, enterprise-heavy remaining Nokia is looking... by Ingrid Lunden

Sketchfab Becomes A 3D Printing Repository By Letting You Download 3D Objects

41 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Sketchfab is launching a much needed feature — a download button. As a reminder, Sketchfab is a sort of YouTube for 3D models, where everyone can upload and browse 3D models directly from your browser. But until now, there wasn’t a lot you could do except showcase your 3D models and embed them. Now, you can download the original 3D file if th... by Romain Dillet

New Cloudyn Tool Wants To Bring Clarity To Cloud Billing

41 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 The promise of the cloud, whether private or public, has always been the potential to bill users or lines of business for specific usage, but it’s proven difficult to do in practice. Today, Cloudyn introduced a new tool called Cost Allocation 360° that attempts bring some clarity to cloud billing, whether it’s in the data center or the pu... by Ron Miller

Nintendo Building Bedside Fatigue- And Sleep-Tracking Device

41 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Nintendo might be on the verge of reinventing itself once again: The Japanese company is currently best known as a gaming giant, but in its storied history (which dates back to 1889), it has run taxis, sold instant rice and more. Now, Nintendo is aiming to build out its health division, adding more details to a plan announced back in January for... by Darrell Etherington

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