PayrollHero Gets $1 Million In Seed Funding For Dev Efforts In Asia
When we first met PayrollHero.com was aiming to change the way small business timekeeping is done in Asia. With a $1 million seed round from 500Startups, LX Ventures, Futura, and others, it looks like they may do just that. The app allows businesses to manage scheduling, attendance, and payroll using a cloud-based solution. It’s headquartered in Manila and Whistler, Canada and, not unlike other services, is offering subscription-based controls for employers to manage worker clock-in and -o...
RedBus Continues To Dominate In India, But That’s Not What Makes Them Special
As I start my trip in India along with Dave McClure’s “Geeks On A Plane,” I started to read about all of the startups in India that are used to prove that the country is making inroads and is relevant. It’s a story that I’m very familiar with in emerging markets, there’s a group of VCs and entrepreneurs that want to prove that India is worthy of time, effort and more importantly, investment. One of the companies that I had heard quite a bit about is called Re...
How to Use Your iPad or Tablet as a Second Monitor with iDisplay
We could all do with some extra screen space from time to time. It can be a battle to manage all of the windows you have open at any one time. Having a second monitor is not something that everyone is able to do, be it in terms of space or finances, but if you are packing a tablet you already have your second screen ready to go. Whether you have an iPad or an Android tablet, there are a number of ways in which you can transform your touchscreen device into some extra desktop real estate. Weighi...
FastPay Has Provided Digital Media Companies With $100M In Credit
FastPay recently announced that it has placed $100 million in credit with digital media companies. That’s $100 million used to deal with the common cash flow challenge in the ad business, where it can take 60 days or more to get paid by the advertiser. That can be problem if, for example, you need to pay the publisher in 30 days. So FastPay provides the funding to help companies deal with those issues — in the company’s words, “We finance the digital ecosystem.” So the se...
Part car, part projector: Illuminating Audi’s futuristic lighting technologies
Audi sees the automotive world a bit differently than other manufacturers. The luxury automaker envisions a future where organic-based lighting, lasers, and satellite navigation all work together to illuminate our cars and roadways.
Orange Ramps Up Own-Brand Range With 3 More Android Handsets, And Its First LTE Device, Has Sights On Windows Phone
Perhaps aware of the tsunami of news that will hit during Mobile World Congress, we are seeing an increasing amount of news releases coming out before the actual event. France Telecom/Orange has already told us about one device — an Android smartphone with Fujitsu aimed at the senior market — and now it is following that up with three more, own-branded, Android handsets aimed squarely at the middle market of smartphone users. The Lumo (pictured) is the carrier’s first own-bran...
2013 Nissan Leaf gets revised range rating of 75 miles, but Nissan says it can go further
Nissan says the 2013 Leaf's range increases to 84 miles if drivers use a range-optimizing charging mode.
Conduit QuickLaunch Livens Up Android Lock Screens
For those news junkies who never want to miss a thing ... For those whose lock screen on their smart phone is just a little too boring: Conduit has released a new software that allows one of content manager Sulia's channels to appear on the user's lock screen. The streams will appear on the screen whenever the phone (so far its just available on Androids) is "awake" and can be streams of information on Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Music, Television, Movies, Fashion, Gossip,...
YC-Backed Padlet Brings Drag-And-Drop To Collaborative Web Site Creation
WordPress, Blogger and Tumblr have done a great job of making website creation accessible to anyone, but the novice can still be a bit overwhelmed by sometimes sophisticated back-ends and CMS, especially when these platforms are built specifically to be as complex as they are simple, to expand the potential demographic. But a YC-backed company called Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) is launching into public availability, and its intuitive drag-and-drop interface bests even the top platforms when it...
How to transfer files from an Android phone to a Mac
Looking for an easy way to transfer your files from your Android device to your Mac? We’ve got a few options for you in this guide including Android File Transfer, USB, and a variety of cloud services.
How To Backup Citrix Xen VMs for Free with Xen-pocalypse (Bash)
Have you ever needed to backup your Citrix Xen Virtual Machines (VMs) but didn’t want to break the bank doing it? HTG has just the bash script for you with Xen-pocalypse. Image by h.koppdelaney, Stuck in Custom and Hotfortech. One of the nice things in Citrix Xen is that many of its features are free of charge. With that said, if you want the “Automated VM protection and recovery” feature, you would have to start paying for the “Advance” license. Even then, you are...
Terrorists May Know How To Avoid Drones, Memo Shows
The Associated Press found the memo with 22 tips on the floor of an al Qaida occupied building in Mali. Militants in Mali (and possibly around the world) have figured out ways to avoid being detected by drones, the increasingly popular tool used by the U.S. and many of its allies to fight terrorism. The Associated Press reported that it found a memo listing 22 ways to avoid drones on the floor of a building occupied by members of al Qaida of the Islamic Maghreb in Mali. Among the tips (man...
Memolane, The ‘Internet Time Machine’ App, To Shut Down As Its Team Joins Another Unnamed Company
Memolane, the startup that helped users archive and explore social network activity across different platforms, is shutting down. The company announced the closure in a blog post published this afternoon. The shutdown will be quite abrupt: Memolane accounts and content are set to be deleted tomorrow, February 22. All Memolane content is pulled in from existing social networking sites, of course, so the data will still be out there in its original format. It’s almost always sad news when ...
MIT creating new chip that will improve your smartphone photography
MIT developers are now working on developing a new chip that will help handle post-processing in a much more efficient way. The chip will allow for speedier photo processing and a huge improvement to low-light images.
David Einhorn Presents Preferred Share Plan
In a rare public conference call, the Greenlight Capital founder laid out his argument for iPrefs. In the latest round in the fight against Apple, Greenlight Capital founder David Einhorn defended his plan for the company to issue preferred stock (which he calls iPrefs) in a public call with other investors on Thursday. In Einhorn's iPref system (see the full slideshow on Business Insider), investors would be able to receive one iPref for every share of Apple stock. The iPrefs would be own...
Vevo Quietly Redesigns Its Homepage To Streamline Search, Navigation, And Playlist Creation
Over the past few years, Vevo has been working hard to simplify the process by which users search for and discover new music videos on its site. With that in mind, the company released a small update to its homepage today, aimed at making it easier for users to check out new music videos and to search for those they know and love. The latest update to the homepage provides some incremental improvements to the massive redesign that Vevo rolled out about a year ago during SXSW. Interestingly, most...
Spain’s foremost supercar builder Spania GTA to unveil new Spano R model
Producing 1,200 horsepower from a 8.3-liter V10, this banal looking Spanish supercar should set the hearts of the world’s super rich alight with a less than 2.9-second 0-62 time.
Tumblr Explores Music Discovery With New Features
The blogging platform has finally created a place for users to find the best in music, videos, art, and photos. Tumblr's getting into music discovery with a new #music tag page that will highlight the best music, videos, artwork, and photos on the insanely popular blogging platform, which boasts 95 million users. The #music picks will be chosen by roughly 20 editors, Billboard reports. The music editors include journalists and bloggers, venues such as Washington D.C.'s 9:30 Club, and brand...
Tale Of The Tape: Chromebook Pixel Vs. Surface Pro Vs. MacBook Air
Google hasn’t always been known for making breathtaking hardware, but today’s announcement of the Chromebook Pixel — arguably one of the best-looking laptops ever made, if nothing else — means that may no longer be the case. Still, you can’t be blamed for being wary of shelling out a decent chunk of money on Google’s first foray into laptops, let alone a Chromebook of all things, so here’s a preliminary look at how the Chromebook Pixel stacks up against ...
Twitter addressing security problem, introduces DMARC to prevent email phishing attacks
Twitter announced today the inclusion of DMARC to help weed out phishing attempts from copycat email addresses.