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Olympus Yells “Me Too!” With The MEG4.0 Wearable Display Prototype

Watch out, Google. Here comes Olympus with the MEG4.0 and don’t dismiss this as a Google Glass knockoff. Olympus has been researching and developing wearable displays for more than 20 years. The MEG4.0 concept, and with that, its eventual production counterpart, has been a long time coming and could be a serious competitor in the space. Olympus made it clear in today’s announcement that t...

05 Jul 8:28 PM 0 Read More...

Apple Responds To App Crashing Issues, Has A Dedicated Team Working On A Fix

Just a quick update on the issues plaguing Apple’s iOS and Mac App Stores: Apple has now informed developers that it’s aware of the problem and is working on a resolution. For background, a serious problem has been discovered in the iOS and Mac App Stores which has been causing apps to immediately crash after users update to the most recent version. This is now day three of the problem, a...

05 Jul 7:30 PM 0 Read More...

Southern Start-Ups: Tomorrow We’re Coming To Savannah!

Here we go: tomorrow we’re heading to the offices of Creative Coast, 15 West York Street for our first ever Savannah meet-up. We expect a few hundred folks to roll out and we’ll have some excellent food sent over by Erwoods.com and MyApply.com. We’re excited to see what Savannah has to offer. You can RSVP here. Special thanks to The Creative Coast for hosting the event. The Creative Co...

05 Jul 7:18 PM 0 Read More...

Facebook’s Doug Purdy And Mike Schroepfer To Join Us At This Year’s CrunchUp

Summer is here and our annual CrunchUp mini-conference is just a month away. The focus this year is on Facebook, its developer ecosystem, and how it is adapting its product and business to a mobile-first world. And we’re excited to announce two speakers who will be joining us from Facebook. The first is Doug Purdy. He’s in the middle of the action on the product side these days. As a dire...

05 Jul 7:16 PM 0 Read More...

Rocket Launch Numbers – Bridge Signs Up 1,000 Developers for Messaging Platform in First Day

These are numbers any startup would love to post. In its first day, Bridge signed up 1,000 developers. In the span of one week the messaging platform has delivered more than 60 million messages. It has had more than 500 server downloads. In January, the startup previously known as Flotype, announced it had raised $1.4 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Partners, InterW...

05 Jul 6:59 PM 0 Read More...

ZipList’s Web Clipper Turns Pinterest Recipes Into Shopping Lists

ZipList, the shopping list startup nabbed by Condé Nast in April for a reported $14 million, has just added a nifty little tool that makes the “inspirational” imagery found on Pinterest a bit more practical. If you cook and you like pinning stuff, then you’ll like this,too. The company has introduced a web browser button that, when clicked, adds the ingredients from a recipe on Pinter...

05 Jul 6:50 PM 0 Read More...

Samsung’s New Galaxy S III Combines LTE And Quad-Core Processor

There’s an argument to be made that Samsung’s Galaxy S III is the best Android phone on the market today, but that doesn’t mean that its formula can’t be improved upon. Case in point: now the Galaxy S III has wormed its way around the globe, Samsung is preparing to launch a version of its flagship handset that outshines the both the international and U.S. models, thanks to some crafti...

05 Jul 6:09 PM 0 Read More...

Mint Competitor HelloWallet Brings Its Personal Finance Service To Android

HelloWallet, the self-described Mint competitor which closed a $12 million Series B earlier this year, is now bringing its personal finance service to a second mobile platform: Android. Previously, available for web and iOS, the Android app will deliver the same sort of features iPhone users have access to, including budget details and the ability to view your cash balance, as well as HelloWa...

05 Jul 6:04 PM 0 Read More...

Y Combinator-Backed LeanMarket Aims To Bring Real-Time Bidding To The Masses

“Real-time bidding” (where advertisers automatically bid on each ad impression) is a phrase that you hear more and more in the online ad world, but LeanMarket founder Cyrus Lohrasbpour says it’s still out-of-reach for smaller companies. Most RTB products are really built for large advertisers — they come with long-term commitments and high minimum ad buys, and to use them you have to ...

05 Jul 5:52 PM 0 Read More...

FairPlay DRM May Be To Blame For Widespread iOS & Mac App Crashes

Developers are frustrated over what appears to be an issue with corrupt app store binaries being served by Apple, which is leading otherwise functional iOS and Mac applications to immediately crash upon launch. The issue was tipped to us by app developers and has also been making the rounds thanks to details shared by high-profile app developer Marco Arment of Instapaper. On Arment’s blog, ...

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