Technology

5 Tips From One Nontechnical Founder to Others

As entrepreneur Marc Andreessen famously wrote in The Wall Street Journal a few years ago, “Software is eating the world.” Traditional businesses are being disrupted and everyone is talking about starting a new software-based business. Clearly an opportunity is out there, but founders with prior software experience have an advantage. For nontechnical founders with business…

Tocobox Launches Tocomail for Gmail

Tocomail Gmail accounts of kids  launches today and is a new app that provides a new experience for teenagers! This app creates a unique experience when it comes to sending and receiving email through Gmail. With instant messaging, a drawing board, and avatar customization, your teens will love it and with optional parental controls, you will love having…

The Startup That’s Spawning a New Generation of Startups

If you haven’t heard of the Silicon Valley tech company Palantir Technologies, you’d probably be in the majority. Despite Palantir’s nearly $9 billion valuation and close to a $1 billion in venture capital investment over the past decade, it holds its cards close to its chest, and rarely speaks to the media. Its business is also hard to understand–creating…

Intel Picks Up Its Mobile Pace

Intel on Tuesday made a mobile splash as it kicked off IDF 14, the Intel Developer Forum being held in San Francisco through Thursday. It announced the commercial availability of Intel Edison, its postage stamp-sized System on a Chip, and of its second-generation Intel XMM 7260 and 7262 LTE modem. It also unveiled the MICA…

Today’s Wearables Suck and Why Tomorrow’s Won’t

Imagine this: You are gently roused from sleep by your smart wristband’s vibrating alarm, perfectly timed to ensure you feel the most alert and refreshed. And just before you open your eyes to greet the day, you see your entire schedule in a calendar illuminated on your contact lenses. As you get out of bed…

This app reminds you of all the photos you forgot you took

Photos. We take them. And sometimes we share them somewhere online — and then totally forget about them. But what if you could open an app and it served up autogenerated video slideshows of some of your photos? One company, Vemory, has made an app that does just that, and it’s launching today on iOS. Using algorithms, the…

Spring, David Tisch’s Latest Venture, Is Instagram For Shopping

For the past year, investor and serial entrepreneur David Tisch has been working with his brother Alan to build an enjoyable way to shop on mobile. Today, that fruits of that labor springs onto the scene. Ladies and gentlemen, behold Spring, the most advanced effort at fashion-focused mobile shopping yet. For all intents and purposes,…

Why Mobile Health Technologies Haven’t Taken Off (Yet)

Tech entrepreneurs see the mobile health (mHealth) market as the next great business revolution, but it has yet to achieve critical mass. mHealth is considered the sum of technology-based applications that allow a patient and a physician to clinically interact from different locations. Examples include the exchange of medical information via e-mail, texting, smartphone apps,…

Men Prefer Electric Shocks to Being Alone With No Phone

For many people, being forced to spend a few minutes alone with their thoughts is an unpleasant experience, new research suggests. A series of studies revealed that people would rather do an activity, such as listening to music or playing with a smartphone, than sit alone in a room for several minutes. In fact, some people —…