Author Archives: Kyle Russell

Mark Zuckerberg And John Doerr Donate $1M To Expand The Hour Of Code Campaign

 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan donating $500,000. John and Ann Doerr are also pitching in $500K, and Code.org has also informed TechCrunch that serial entrepreneur Rich Barton is making a donation of $25K. Read MoreRead More…

Apple VP Greg Joswiak On iPhone 6 Plus Sales, iOS 8 Bugs, And Apple’s Watch

 In a panel led by Ina Fried and Walt Mossberg at Recode’s Code/Mobile conference, Greg Joswiak opened with a brief explanation of his role as VP of iPhone, iPod, and iOS Product Marketing. Read MoreRead More…

Quixey CEO Tomer Kagan Says They Don’t Need Developers To Make Apps Searchable

 Kagan claims that Quixey doesn’t need support from developers to make a search engine for mobile apps that can find all of the information in a native app that you’d be able to get from a website using a traditional search engine like Google. Read MoreRead More…

The Fireside SmartFrame Surfaces Family Memories From The Cloud

 The Fireside SmartFrame is the startup’s solution for dragging memories out of the cloud and into our homes. It’s a 15-inch, 1080p IPS display driven by the same system-on-a-chip as a low- to mid-range Android phone. Once plugged in and connected to the cloud using Fireside’s upcoming iOS app, the frame downloads photos and videos…Read More…

Kim Kardashian West On Oversharing, Adopting New Platforms, And BlackBerry

 If you told a random member of the tech media a year ago that one of the biggest names interviewed by Kara Swisher at her own conference in 2014 would be Kim Kardashian West, you’d probably receive a dumb look and a quick dismissal. Yet that’s exactly what happened at today’s Code/Mobile conference, where the…Read More…

Galvanize Announces GalvanizeU, A Year-Long Bootcamp That Gives You A Master’s Degree

 Today, tech education startup Galvanize is announcing that in January 2015 it will begin offering a program that, while formatted like a dev bootcamp focused on giving practical skills needed to land a job as a data scientist, also gives you an a…Read More…

Vint Launches A Monthly Subscription Service Offering Unlimited On-Demand Fitness Training

 Two months after bringing its fitness marketplace to San Francisco, Vint is introducing a new way for users to set up 1-on-1 workout sessions with trainers in the form of a $120 monthly subscription that lets you arrange as many meetups as you’d like. Read MoreRead More…

Twitter Introduces Fabric, A Toolkit For Developers To Build Apps On Its Platform

At Twitter’s Flight conference this morning, Dick Costolo’s introduced Fabric, a set of APIs aimed at developers to encourage them to build apps and services on top of the Twitter platform. In the build up to introducing the new APIs, Costolo said that Twitter “wanted to approach this not from the perspective of what would…Read More…

Our Four Favorite Companies From The 500 Startups Demo Day

 Time just keeps flying by, as it’s already demo day for 500 Startups’s tenth batch of companies. We spent the better part of this afternoon watching the 29 companies in the accelerator’s latest batch put their best face forward for a group of investors at Microsoft’s campus in Mountain View, Calif., and we’ve rounded up…Read More…

Life360 Acquires Two-Month-Old HelloWorld

 Today, location-sharing startup Hello World is announcing that it has been acquired by Life360 for an undisclosed seven-figure sum. Read MoreRead More…