August 2016 Archive

Cozy raises $8.5M Series B to simplify life for property managers and renters

 Cozy, a platform to streamline interactions between property managers and renters, closed an $8.5 million Series B today led by American Family Ventures, with participation from Social ...

Pusher pulls in $2.5M to push live web and app content everywhere

 London-based Pusher, the company powering The NY Times’ live election results and DraftKing’s fantasy scoring results, just raised $2.5 million to up its stakes further. ...

Startup accused of scamming employees scrubs its online presence

 A little-known startup is in meltdown mode after a former employee took to Medium to accuse the company of scamming her out of her wages ...

Nine-year-old boy prints a mechanical hand for his teacher

 Calramon Mabalot is a pretty wild kid. He likes 3D printing and, along with his brother, he builds lots of cool projects – including a ...

Hospitals experimenting with VR as a pain management tool as studies find sensory overload distracts the brain (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg:Hospitals experimenting with VR as a pain management tool as studies find sensory overload distracts the brain  —  With the price of hardware falling, VR ...

LA judge dismisses key claims in lawsuit against headphone maker Beats by former partner Noel Lee ahead of scheduled trial next week (Associated Press)

Associated Press:LA judge dismisses key claims in lawsuit against headphone maker Beats by former partner Noel Lee ahead of scheduled trial next week  —  LOS ...

An early look at using Siri to control third-party app functions, like paying with Square Cash or sending messages with LinkedIn (Nathan Olivarez-Giles/Wall Street Journal)

Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Wall Street Journal:An early look at using Siri to control third-party app functions, like paying with Square Cash or sending messages with ...

Corning unveils scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearable devices, available in products later this year (Juli Clover/MacRumors)

Juli Clover / MacRumors:Corning unveils scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearable devices, available in products later this year  —  In 2015, Corning announced “Project Phire,” ...

Apple launches $20/mo 2TB iCloud storage plan ahead of iPhone 7 event (Jeff Benjamin/9to5Mac)

Jeff Benjamin / 9to5Mac:Apple launches $20/mo 2TB iCloud storage plan ahead of iPhone 7 event  —  Apple has launched a new 2TB iCloud storage tier ...

A Gem in Chicago

We have gotten so used to seeing college presidents and other academic “leaders” caving in to so many outrageous demands from little gangs of…

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