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  • Yahoo has reportedly bought its first startup from India, cloud docs specialist Bookpad

    22 September 2014, 2:46 am by: Jon Russell

    India looks like it has netted its third notable startup exit this year, after Yahoo swooped to purchase Bookpad, a one-year-old company that hosts cloud-based documents, according to local media. Economic Times reports that the deal is worth $8.3 million,…
  • Blogging platform Svbtle moves to paid membership, costs $6 per month for new users

    22 September 2014, 1:36 am by: Jon Russell

    Svbtle, the stylish blogging platform that opened up to all users at the beginning of the year, has pivoted into a paid-for service, which costs $6 per month. Created by prominent designer Dustin Curtis, Svbtle was initially an invite-only platform for…
  • DuckDuckNo: The privacy-focused search engine is blocked in China

    21 September 2014, 10:59 pm by: Jon Russell

    DuckDuckGo, the privacy-focused search engine that lives in Google’s enormous shadow, has joined its big rival and plenty of other western tech firms in being blocked in China. DuckDuckGo founder and CEO Gabriel Weinberg confirmed the blockage to Tech In…
  • 8 things you should never, ever include in a pitch deck

    21 September 2014, 2:15 pm by: Scott Gerber

    You have perfected your pitch and are feeling confident. But before you step into that big meeting, there are a few common stumbling blocks you should be aware of. We asked eight YEC what you should never, ever include on those slides (no matter how…
  • 14 Apple devices, one clever music video

    21 September 2014, 11:50 am by: Andrii Degeler

    What happens when a band gets its hands on six iPhones, four iPads, one iPod and three MacBooks? Ukrainian musicians Brunettes Shoot Blondes used their collection of Apple hardware to tell a story about an adorable big-eared creature jumping around the…
  • The marketing tools you need for any self-published book

    21 September 2014, 11:05 am by: Paul Jarvis

    Paul Jarvis experiments with words and design. His latest book is called The Good Creative: 18 ways to make better art.  The advice you see on blogs telling you how to get people to buy your book is all pretty much awful. Guaranteed in five easy steps! This…
  • Against all odds: Gaza is now home to a promising startup scene

    21 September 2014, 8:00 am by: Amit Peri

    This post originally appeared on Geektime. With a total population of around 1.7 million in Gaza, the startup scene is relatively small, but you would never know it from the frenzy surrounding mentorship and tech education events over there. Thanks to programs…
  • Oculus announces mobile SDK and platform for developers

    20 September 2014, 4:04 pm by: Owen Williams

    Samsung has been working on its virtual reality platform for some time, with the device finally unveiled at its Unpacked event this September. In early September, Oculus announced that it’s been collaborating with Samsung on a prototype version of the…
  • Oculus unveils Crescent Bay prototype virtual reality headset

    20 September 2014, 3:33 pm by: Owen Williams

    At the first ever Oculus developer conference, the company has unveiled a new prototype headset that features integrated audio, a new display technology, improved positional audio tracking and is much lighter than ever before. Oculus, which is owned by…
  • 6 great reasons (not) to buy the Apple Watch

    20 September 2014, 2:14 pm by: Boris

    You’ve watched the Apple keynote and read the reviews (“Here it is: The Apple Watch”) so now it is time to ask yourself; am I going to buy the Apple Watch when it comes out in early 2015? Let us help you out with a bunch of great reasons to buy one,…

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