Apparently, smartphones really do have everything we need, from cameras to calculators to flashlights to even… matchsticks? You read that right. But instead of shooting flames out of a port, your phone can now create fire by activating a Bluetooth-enabled scented candle called Candle Touch, currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Said to be the world’s […]
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It may not be long before you’ll have to forget about walking down the street anonymously, says a New York Times report. ”Just a face in the crowd.” That figure of speech may one day need a footnote to explain it. What if a stranger could snap your picture on the sidewalk then use an […]
Life in Silicon Valley during the dawn of the unicorns. The first time I looked at a block of code and understood what was happening, I felt like a genius. Depending on whom you ask, 2012 represented the apex, the inflection point, or the beginning of the end for Silicon Valley’s startup scene—what cynics called […]
Where did you find your last boyfriend or girlfriend, and the one behind that? Did they catch your eye while strolling through a park? Or did you find them perched on the edge of a barstool, sipping a Manhattan? Were you introduced through friends? Or was it a meet-cute situation? Yeah, right. You know you […]
Dive Brief: Domino’s has partnered with Xevo, which provides in-vehicle commerce and services for automakers, to provide an AnyWare pizza ordering platform, according to a press release. Customers can order via Easy Order and track it using the Domino’s Tracker. They also can find their local stores and call in an order from the […]
Chat giant Kakao’s mobile payment app surpassed 20 trillion won, or $17.7 billion, in transactions during 2018, cementing itself as the undisputed sector leader in South Korea.
Microsoft and Kroger are taking a leaf out of Amazon’s book by building futuristic “connected” grocery stores. As part of a pilot project, Kroger, the largest supermarket in the U.S. by revenue, and Microsoft have transformed two retail stores, one near each of their respective headquarters — in Monroe, Ohio and Redmond, Washington — […]
See, snap, sale. In a rare partnership for Amazon, the commerce giant will help Snapchat challenge Instagram and Pinterest for social shopping supremacy. Today Snapchat announced it’s slowly rolling out a new visual product search feature, confirming TechCrunch’s July scoop about this project, codenamed “Eagle.” Users can use Snapchat’s camera to scan a physical object […]
At Amazon Go, you grab your milk and leave. It might take some getting used to. In the shadow of Amazon’s offices in downtown Seattle, people enter a tiny grocery store, take whatever they want, and then walk out. And nobody runs after them screaming.
Air Ticket Arena is a UK-based start-up that launched in February. It lets you bid on unsold airplane tickets up to two weeks before the departure date. It’s only available on Android, but will be available on iOs next month.
Data about exercise routes shared online by soldiers can be used to pinpoint overseas facilities
If Spotify’s non-IPO goes forward this spring, it will be unusual in that it will be a “direct listing,” wherein the current shareholders will sell their shares directly to the retail-investing public on the NYSE, vs. to institutional investors. Spotify is the first company of its size to propose such a listing. If the listing […]