Tag: Apps

Cloud

Israel’s position at cutting edge of global tech is at risk due to talent shortage

(Reuters) — When Alexey Chalimov founded software design firm Eastern Peak in Israel four years ago he knew he would not find the developers he needed at home. He went to Ukraine and hired 120 people to develop mobile apps and web platforms for international clients and smaller Israeli startups. “I worked for years in…

Tech

This week in apps: L'Oréal's new UV patch, a cool raw photo editor, and the rest of the best

It’s possible that you couldn’t keep up with the wild world of app updates this week considering all the changes happening with Uber, including Travis Kalanick stepping down as CEO . If that’s the case, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered. SEE ALSO: Why your iPhone photos look so bad Each week…

Start Ups

Houzz raises a huge $400M round at a $4B valuation

 If you ask investors in Silicon Valley about Houzz — an app where you browse ridiculously nice homes and check out interesting interior design ideas — they’ll probably quietly mutter that they’re just growing their business. We really don’t hear about Houzz’s business that often. Except now the company says it has raised $400 million…

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Samsung wants your fridge to be the command center for the connected home

ANALYSIS: From connected ovens to smart beds , the burgeoning “internet of random things” (IoRT ™) industry is showing no signs of easing. Earlier this week, Ring — funded to the tune of $209 million — announced a new version of its connected video doorbell. One day later, Samsung reminded us exactly how bizarre the…

Start Ups

Relevnt launches a publisher-centric news app

 Florida startup Relevnt is experimenting with a new approach to online publishing. Founder and CEO Winder Hughes said that it’s become unrealistic to expect readers to download an app for every publication that they follow, or even to type a bunch of URLs into their mobile browser. At the same time, when publishers rely on big platforms like Facebook…

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These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week

This week, Tech.eu tracked 12 technology M&A transactions, 2 IPOs and 57 tech funding deals totalling about €751 million (about $841 million) in Europe, Turkey and Israel. Here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week: 1) Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com is investing $397 million in the London-based luxury fashion…

Culture & Gaming

Adobe Flash is dead. Here’s how to save your game before it’s too late

GUEST: The tech industry has been calling for the death of Flash for years. Last year, the quiet rumblings calling for its demise turned into roars as the likes of Chrome and Firefox began to phase out support. A full-on war has been waged against Flash technology and much of the casual games industry is…