Latest Posts

Restaurant Reservation Service Reserve Launches In San Francisco

reserve Reserve, a mobile app that makes it easy to find reservations at top restaurants, announced today that it’s now available in San Francisco. The service launched in October. It came out of Expa, the “startup studio” created by Uber and StumbleUpon co-founder Garrett Camp — CEO Greg Hong said that just as Uber made personal drivers more accessible to a broader audience,… Read More

Using Moleskine’s New Smart Notebook Is Like Magic

Screen Shot 2014-12-09 at 1.41.49 PM We covered Moleskine’s launch of its new Adobe Cloud-enabled Smart Notebook, but after using one in practice, the tech has clearly merited another look. You can see a live trial of the entire process above, which takes under two minutes and offers up an editable .SVG file pretty much the same as those you’ll get from a $2,000+ digital display and drawing tablet combo. The anchor… Read More

Twitter Expands Its Ad Retargeting To Include Data From Mobile Apps

twitter nyse ipo Twitter just announced a major mobile expansion to the Tailored Audiences ad product that it unveiled at the end of last year. Tailored Audiences are basically Twitter’s version of retargeting — allowing businesses to target ads on Twitter at at who’ve already visited their websites, and at people in their customer database. Now, they’ll be able to target ads based… Read More

Hands-On With Facebook Post Search: Strong Recommendations, Yelp Should Worry

Facebook Search Feature We’re all critics, whether we Like it or not. Our Facebook posts are implicit reviews and recommendations of restaurants, apps, movies, news articles, dry cleaners, and even whole cities. Now, Facebook’s new keyword post search is unlocking the value of the opinions we share but never put on review sites like Yelp, Annie’s List, MetaCritic, or the App Store. Of course,… Read More

Off Grid Electric Raises $16M To Let Africans Pre-Pay For Solar Energy Just Like Phones

Off Grid Electric How do you pay for solar energy if you don’t have a credit card or bank account? Thanks to Off Grid Electric, people in the developing world can pay as they go for installed solar power systems electricity the same way they top-up their phone minutes. Now, thanks to $16 million in new funding from American solar finance and installation giant SolarCity, Off Grid Electric is pushing to… Read More

Facebook Brings Graph Search To Mobile And Lets You Find Feed Posts By Keyword

fb-search Facebook is finally getting serious about search. Today it’s challenging Google for finding answers and Twitter for checking real-time chatter with the launch of keyword search. Two years after debuting semantic “My friends who…” search for people, places, and photos on the web, Graph Search is rolling out on iOS in the US along with a new keyword search option for… Read More