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Designers Are Ditching The Mouse For The “Flow” 3D Motion Touch Controller

December 29, 2014 @ 12:44 pm
Sliders suck. “Little too far to the left. Ugh. Little too far to the right. ARRHGH!!!” The mouse can be a frustrating controller for Photoshop, Final Cut, AutoCAD, or even Spotify. But a new input device called Flow lets you play your computer like an instrument, with infinite dexterity through feeling rather than sight. The Y Combinator startup Senic's ~$100 wireless… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup
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Pinterest Will Open Promoted Pins To All Advertisers Following Success Of Beta Program

After years of questions about how it will make revenue, Pinterest's roadmap to monetization is becoming more clear. The company announced today that its Promoted Pins program, which it made available in beta to certain brands eight months ago, has performed “just as good and sometimes better than organic Pins,” and it will make the program available to all advertisers on… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup
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Russian Startup Livemap Lands $300K Grant For Its Motorcycle Helmet With Built-In Navigation

As we're coming up on the next Consumer Electronics Show, I got an update from one of the companies that participated in TechCrunch's Hardware Battlefield at the last CES — Russian startup Livemap. The Livemap team is working to create motorcycle helmets with voice control and GPS navigation directly in your field of vision — so while you're riding, you can see… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup
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Apparently The Bitcoin Bowl Is A Real Thing That’s Happening Right Now

When I first heard about the Bitcoin Bowl, I assumed it was a joke, or maybe a weird startup publicity stunt. It turns out that yes, the Bitcoin Bowl is promoting Bitpay, a Bitcoin-processign startup — but it's also real college football game that's underway as I write this on Friday evening. Yes, one day you'll be able to tell your kids about the very first… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup
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Tesla Announces The Roadster 3.0 With A 400 Mile Range

Tesla isn't done with its iconic Roadster. The company just took the wraps off the next generation of the sport car. Chief among the updates is a new 400 mile range, which will allow drives from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Tesla notes that it expects a 40-50% improvement on driving range between the original Roadster and Roadster 3.0. Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup
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Facebook’s ‘Year In Review’ Feature Will Chronicle Your 2014, Good Or Bad

Facebook has again unleashed its Year In Review app, automatically compiling some of the most-liked photos from your feeds over 2014 and puts them into a neat little timeline. When you sign into Facebook, you'll see an advertisement to check out your Year In Review, customize it, and share it with your friends. If you're still having trouble finding it, you can simply sign into… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup
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Nubeliu Is Bringing The Private Cloud To Latin America

December 24, 2014 @ 11:05 am
Private cloud enterprise solution Nubeliu has raised a seed round from Latin American powerhouse investors Kaszek Ventures in the “couple of millions,” according to a source close to the company. Storm Ventures and MercadoLibre (NASDAQ: MELI) founder and CEO Marcos Galperin also participated in the round. Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup
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Here Lets You Inform People You’ve Arrived With A Selfie

From the makers of meeting prep app Lowdown, Here lets you send a push notification or an automated email to let attendees know when you have arrived. Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup
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Startup Brain Power Uses Google Glass To Develop Apps For Kids With Autism

Though many developers have begun to abandon Google Glass, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup called Brain Power believes that the hardware still has plenty of possibilities for children with autism. Brain Power develops Google Glass apps, as well as hardware add-ons, that help kids learn social and communication skills while at the same time providing feedback to caregivers. Brain… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup
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The “Snappening” Had No Impact On Snapchat Growth, Usage Or Engagement

December 23, 2014 @ 10:42 am
No single bad PR incident can impact Snapchat's growth or popularity, it seems. Earlier this year, the mobile social network made headlines when thousands of Snapchat accounts were hacked, causing around 200,000 private photos – many of a decidedly racy nature – to be leaked publicly to the web. Meanwhile, Snapchat's tone-deaf response to the event – dubbed… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup