March 2017 grabs $12 million to fix how colleges provide financial aid

By | March 29th, 2017|Technology|, a service that gives colleges and universities (including my alma mater, Oberlin) an ability to award “micro-scholarships” for academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high school — rather than doling out lump-sum awards after a student applies to their school — has attracted $12 million in new venture capital financing to expand the service… Read [...]

Domino’s and Starship Technologies will deliver pizza by robot in Europe this summer

By | March 29th, 2017|Technology|

 We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again– the food delivery robots are coming! This time, they’ll be carting piping hot pizzas to Domino’s customers. The tech-loving pizza company joked about driverless delivery robots in 2015. Remember its “Domi-No-Driver” campaign? But now it’s making good on the April Fool’s gag. Domino’s has… Read More

Someone recreated The Office’s Dunder Mifflin in explorable 3D and I love it

By | March 28th, 2017|Technology|

 The Office is one of two shows that we have on near-constant rotation in our house — at this point, our Netflix subscription is more of a subscription to The Office that happens to come with some other stuff. It won’t sound too weird, then, when I say that trying to mentally recreate the layout [...]

Backed by LocalGlobe, London-based Flourish launches data visualisation platform

By | March 28th, 2017|Technology|

 Flourish, a new startup out of London, has launched what it describes as a data visualisation platform, designed to make it easier for companies, including media organisations, to visualise and tell stories through data. The company is also disclosing $1 million in backing from Robin and Saul Klein’s LocalGlobe, and U.S.-based Founder Collective. Read More

Amazon confirms acquisition of Souq, marking its move into the Middle East

By | March 28th, 2017|Technology|

 Amazon today confirmed that it has acquired, an e-commerce marketplace serving the Middle East based out of Dubai, which was already commonly described as “the Amazon of the Middle East.” We had reported last week that the companies had already reached an agreement and that “the ink [was] dry” on a deal that was valued at [...]

Crunch Report | Creator of Android Teases Bezel-less Smartphone

By | March 28th, 2017|Technology|

The creator of Android, Andy Rubin, teases a photo of a new smartphone his company has been working on, Facebook officially launches Town Hall for contacting government reps and Spotify buys content recommendation startup MightyTV. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

ESA shows off sweet new renders of the Exomars 2020 rover

By | March 27th, 2017|Technology|

 Late last year the European Space Agency doubled down on its Mars mission, dedicated half a billion euros to the next phase of its Exomars 2020 program — and now we are seeing the benefits of that enormous investment: a pretty awesome new render of the rover they plan on deploying to the Martian surface. [...]

Wells Fargo lets you use Apple Pay and Android Pay to withdraw money

By | March 27th, 2017|Technology|

 Wells Fargo just announced that you’ll be able to use your phone or smartwatch to withdraw money from 13,000 ATMs in the U.S. As spotted by MacRumors, the bank says that it will support Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay. 5,000 ATMs should already support those NFC payment systems, others will follow suit. TechCrunch [...]

Snapcart raises $3M to track offline commerce data in Southeast Asia

By | March 27th, 2017|Technology|

 Snapcart, a startup helping to bring transparency to the world of offline commerce in Southeast Asia, has raised $3 million in pre-Series A funding. We first wrote about the company when it launched in September 2015 with the aim of providing data on the largely uncharted world of offline commerce in Southeast Asia, a region of [...]