Matthew Lynley

Slack introduces Actions to make it easier to create and finish tasks without leaving

Slack introduces Actions to make it easier to create and finish tasks without leaving

As Slack tries to graduate beyond a Silicon Valley darling to the go-to communications platform within a company, it’s had to find ways to increasingly pitch itself as an intelligent Swiss Army knife for companies — and not just a simple chat app — and it is trying to continue that today once again with a […]

 Matthew Lynley

zGlue launches a configurable system-on-a-chip to help developers implement customized chipsets

zGlue launches a configurable system-on-a-chip to help developers implement customized chipsets

The complexity and cost of packing an array of sensors and power inside a small amount of space has opened the door to a wider and wider variety of use cases for internet-connected devices beyond just smart thermostats or cameras — and also exposed a hole for getting those ideas into an actual piece of […]

 Matthew Lynley

Headspace gets a new CTO and head of data analytics

Headspace gets a new CTO and head of data analytics

Headspace might just be considered an app that plays back a soothing voice to help you meditate, but the company says it is increasingly carries a more difficult technology problem as it continues to grow — and it’s hiring on a few people today to tackle it. Headspace said it has brought on both a […]

 Matthew Lynley

Gfycat starts rolling out 360 degree GIF content

Gfycat starts rolling out 360 degree GIF content

GIFs offer a way to compress a ton of information into a small amount of space, and while Gfycat has positioned itself as more of a short-form video centric platform, it’s going to take a step further to see what a step beyond a standard GIF looks like. The company today said it would be […]

 Matthew Lynley

Genoox raises $6M to help physicians better diagnose patients with genomic data

Genoox raises $6M to help physicians better diagnose patients with genomic data

23andMe, Color, and other genomic sequencing startups have exposed demand from consumers for cheap ways to test for potential problems they may have — and Amir Trabelsi hopes to bring that mentality to medical institutions around the world. That’s the hope for Genoox, a genomic analysis startup that’s geared toward doctors, clinicians and researchers that hopes […]

 Matthew Lynley

Necto looks to help individuals get their own local ISP businesses off the ground

Necto looks to help individuals get their own local ISP businesses off the ground

If you live in a city, you’re probably deciding between a handful of major broadband or wireless carriers — maybe something like Comcast or AT&T. But there’s a good chance that there are a bunch of local carriers that are looking to get off the ground, and Benjamin Huang wants to help make sure there […]

 Matthew Lynley

Free stock trading app Robinhood rockets to a $5.6B valuation with new funding round

Free stock trading app Robinhood rockets to a $5.6B valuation with new funding round

Robinhood started off as a dead-simple stock trading application that had no transaction fees — but since it’s continued to grow, and especially as it starts to dive into cryptocurrency, investors are getting pretty excited about its prospects and are pouring a ton of new funding into it. And it’s that tantalizing prospect of creating a […]

 Matthew Lynley

Google’s Android development studio gets a new update with visual navigation editing

Google’s Android development studio gets a new update with visual navigation editing

Android’s development studio is getting a new update as Google rolls out Android Studio 3.2 Canary, adding new tools for visual navigation editing and Jetpack. The new release includes build tools for the new Android App Bundle format, Snapshots, a new optimizer for smaller app code and a new way to measure an app’s impact […]

 Matthew Lynley

Slack hits 8 million daily active users with 3 million paid users

Slack hits 8 million daily active users with 3 million paid users

As Slack looks to woo larger and larger companies with the prospect of a simpler workplace collaboration tool, the company said it has now hit 8 million daily active users. The company said it also has 3 million paid users. A darling in Silicon Valley, Slack was initially able to capitalize on pent-up demand for […]

 Matthew Lynley

ZeroCater raises $12M to rule the fridges and pantries of an office

ZeroCater raises $12M to rule the fridges and pantries of an office

ZeroCater may have made its name in bringing restaurant food to offices for lunch (or other meals), but it has now raised a new fresh round of funding for the next perk it hopes to bring to companies: snacks. While ZeroCater continues to expand from city to city with new restaurants as it tries to […]

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