Tag: Mobile

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…

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…

Tech

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…

Tech

Softbank says its $50 billion will reach entrepreneurs from Kansas to Kentucky

It’s a bold vision: 50,000 new American jobs to be created by a series of investments from Softbank Capital. And with the investments coming from a $100 billion fund , that jobs number feels like a sure thing . What’s not certain, however, is where those jobs will be located. “We don’t mind where the…

Mobile

Crunch Report | Google To Stop Scanning Inboxes

 Today’s Stories  Google now has all the data it needs, will stop scanning Gmail inboxes for ad personalization Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 will reportedly be the company’s most expensive smartphone yet YouTube TV expands to 10 more U.S. markets, adds more YouTube Red series Tesla said to be in talks to create its own streaming music…

Tech

VentureBeat is looking for ace tech reporters in SF and NYC

VentureBeat has immediate openings for experienced reporters with a track record of getting scoops and providing smart analysis. We’re looking for two people, one in San Francisco and one in New York, who love covering the business of technology but are not infatuated with it. Reporters with a critical eye, an ability to develop sources,…

Tech

BlackBerry shares fall 12% as rivals threaten its turnaround

ANALYSIS: BlackBerry shares fell as much as 12 percent after the company said its revenue fell short of analyst expectations. Revenue fell 43 percent to $244 million, the company said, below Wall Street’s consensus estimate of $264 million. Despite the revenue decline, BlackBerry managed to post a net profit of 2 cents a share, above…